Weekly Current Affairs 15th to 21th March 2018
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1-IBBI Signs MoU With Reserve Bank Of India
2-NCRB Launches ‘Citizen Services’ Mobile App
3-ICMR Wins 2017 Kochon Prize For TB Research
4-IATA Partners With Civil Aviation Ministry In India
5-Health Ministry And WHO Signed Agreement For Enhanced Cooperation For Healthcare
6-Pune Tops In Improved Quality Governance: Survey
7-World Happiness Report 2018: India Ranks 133rd, Finland Tops
8-NITI Aayog Released SATH-E Roadmaps
9-India And ADB Signed $120 Million Loan To Improve Rail Infrastructure
10-Deepa Malik Becomes Asian Rank 1 In Javelin F-53 Category
11-Sangeeta Bahadur Appointed Next Ambassador Of India To Belarus
12-Larry Kudlow Becomes Trump’s New Economic Adviser
Mr Kundlow is the conservative media analyst who served as his informal economic adviser during the 2016 campaign.
13-Jackie Shroff’s ‘Shunyata’ Wins International Award In US
An industry based jury then adjudged it the best film. The prize includes a cash prize of $1,000.
14-Indian Film ‘Halkaa‘ Bags Award At Montreal Fest
15-GST, 2nd Highest Tax Rate In World: World Bank Report
16-Sri Lanka Pays Tribute To J Dalmiya With Book ‘A Tribute To Jagu’
17-Lok Sabha Passes Gratuity Amendment Bill
18-Nepal Cricket Team Gains ODI Status
19-Muthoot Finance Ties Up With Global IME Bank
20-SEBI Raises Currency Derivative Trade Limit To $100 Million
The move will help entities engaged in forex transactions to maintain their currency risks in a better manner.
21-WEF Energy Transition Index 2018: India Ranks 78th, Sweden Tops
The report titled ‘Fostering Effective Energy Transition’ ranks countries on how well they are able to balance energy security and access to environmental sustainability and affordability.
22-LaQshya Program Launched To Improve Quality Of Maternity Care
23-Xi Jinping Re-Elected China President, Wang Vice President
Xi was also elected as the head of the powerful Central Military Commission, the overall high command of the Chinese military. He became president in 2013. Wang Qishan has been elected as the new Vice President of China.
24-UN Issues $951 Million Appeal For Rohingya Refugees
25-Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim Resigns Over A Financial Scandal
26-Maharashtra celebrates Gudi Padwa
Gudi Padwa marks the beginning of the New Year to the Maharashtrians. The advent of a new year heralds new hopes, new dreams and greater chances of prosperity and wish fulfillment and so it is celebrated with a lot of joy and pompousness throughout Maharashtra.
- It is celebrated in and near Maharashtra on the first day of the Chaitra month to mark the beginning of the New year according to the lunisolar Hindu calendar.Pakistan will not attend a World
27-Pak pulls out of WTO meet in India amid diplomatic tension
Pakistan will not attend a World Trade Organisation (WTO) meeting to be held in Delhi next week amid the ongoing diplomatic tension between the two nations. Tensions escalated as both Pakistan and India accused each other of harassing their diplomats. India has invited ministers of more than 50 nations including the US and China to attend the meet.
28-Paytm launches two new services under wealth management offering
Mobile application based financial services platform Paytm has announced the launch of two new services – Gold Gifting and Gold Savings Plan as part of its wealth management offering, Paytm Gold.
- The company said the customers can now send 24K 999.9 purity gold to each other instantly – offering them a convenient gifting solution.
29-Indian Navy To Host Bilateral Exercise ‘Varuna’ With French Navy
30-PM Modi Lays Foundation Stone Of Navi Mumbai Airport
31-Worldwide Cost Of Living Report 2018- Singapore Most Expensive, Damascus Least
32-English Cricketer Kevin Pietersen Announces Retirement
A prolific scorer in all forms of the game, Pietersen has 8,181 runs in 104 tests, 4,440 runs in 136 ODIs and 1,176 runs in 37 Twenty20 Internationals. Pietersen is England’s fifth highest test run-scorer.
33-7th Women’s Science Congress Inaugurated In Manipur
Prof.Vijay Laxmi Saxena, Former General Secretary, India Science Congress Association (ISCA) and Mrs.Namita Gupta, Scientist, Dept.of Science & Technology graced the function as guests of honours.
34-KUSUM Scheme To Install Grid Connected Solar Plants In Rural India
35-President Released Coins Commemorating Nabakalebara Festival
The coins had been slated for release during the mega festival, celebrated once every 12 to 19 years, but the Union finance ministry had rejected a design sent by the state government as it featured the deities’ feet.
36-SBI Signed MoU With IMGC
37-Government Approves Plastic Park To Be Set Up In Deoghar, Jharkhand
38-World Sparrow Day- 20 March
39-NCAA Becomes World’s 1st Trusted Digital Repository
40-Atul M. Gotsurve Appointed Next Ambassador Of India To Republic Of Korea
41-Yi Gang Named Head Of People’s Bank Of China
US-educated economist Yi Gang has been named the next governor of China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC). Mr Yi has been deputy governor of the bank since 2008.
It was one of a raft of appointments as the annual sitting of China’s rubber-stamp parliament, the National People’s Congress, draws to a close.
42-BHEL Commissions 1st Unit Of Kishanganga Hydro Project In Jammu & Kashmir
43-World’s Most Liveable City Report- Vienna Tops, Baghdad Worst
44-Bihar Governor Satya Pal Mallik Gets Additional Charge Of Odisha
45-Nanda Bahadur Pun Elected Nepal’s Vice President
46-GIC Re To Operate From Lloyd’s In London
47-USA Bans Use Of Venezuelan Cryptocurrency- Petro
48-1st G20 Ministerial Meeting Held In Argentina
49-3rd Edition Of National Conclave On Mines And Minerals