Current Affairs March 2018

  • 15-Mar-2018
  • Health Ministry and WHO joints hands for enhanced cooperation for healthcare

    Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of WHO met J.P. Nadda, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister in New Delhi. They discussed perspectives on national, regional and global public health program.

  • IATA partners with Civil Aviation Ministry in India

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has signed an MoU with the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the National Aviation University to enhance human resource availability in India's aviation industry.

  • Pune tops in improved quality governance 

    Pune came on top in the fifth edition of the Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems (ASICS), edging out Thiruvananthapuram which had topped the previous two editions of the survey. Bengaluru was ranked at the bottom.

  • India and Madagascar sign Umbrella agreement in Defence sector

    India and Madagascar have signed an umbrella agreement in the field of defence. Under the agreement, both the countries will explore various ways of co-operation in the field of defence. An amended air service agreement was also signed to support efforts towards improving connectivity between the two countries . 

  • NCRB launches citizen services mobile app

    The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) launched a mobile app called ‘Citizen Services’ on the occasion of its 33rd Inception Day.

  • World Happiness Report published :India ranks 133rd 

    The World Happiness Report 2018 has been published and India ranks 133rd in the report.Finland tops 1st , Norway ranks second following Denmark.

  • President of India inaugrated World Hindi Secretariat in Mauritius

    President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated World Hindi Secretariat in Mauritius capital, Port Louis. The Secretariat is fully financed by India and a grant of 33 crore rupees was provided. The land was provided by the Mauritius government.

  • Angela Merkel elected 4th term as German Chancellor

    Germany’s Parliament elected Angela Merkel for her fourth term as chancellor, putting an end to nearly six months of political drift in Europe’s biggest economy.

  • World Consumer Rights day celebrated on March 15th

    World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated globally on 15th March. It is an awareness day and theme for this year's WCRD 2018 is ‘Making Digital Marketplaces Fairer’.

  • ICMR wins 2017 Kochon prize for TB research

    The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) was awarded the International Kochon Prize 2017 for encouraging research and development (R&D) efforts towards tuberculosis treatment.

  • IBBI signs MoU with RBI

    The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) signed an MoU with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The RBI and the IBBI will work in partnership for the effective implementation of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 

  • World Bank projects India's GDP growth at 7.3% for 2018-19

    The World Bank has projected India's GDP growth at 7.3% for 2018-19 and accelerates further to 7.5% in 2019-20. 

  • 14-Mar-2018
  • Homeminister Rajnath Singh inaugrates Asia-Pacific Regional Conference of IACP

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh has inaugurated the two-day Asia-Pacific Regional Conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in New Delhi.

  • Telangana,Kay ventures tie up for Apparel Hub

    The Telangana government is setting up an Rs. 100-crore Apparel Super Hub in Sircilla. It signed a memorandum of understanding with Kay Ventures to roll out the project.
  • Saudi Arabia approves Nuclear Power program National Policy

    Saudi Arabia's Cabinet has approved the national policy of its atomic energy programme, as the kingdom prepares to award contracts for its first nuclear power plants. 

  • Bidya Devi Bandari re-elected as Nepal President

    Nepal’s first woman President Bidya Devi Bhandari was re-elected for a second term in office with an overwhelming majority.

  • Gina Haspel appointed as CIA' first female director 

    Gina Haspel, the newly nominated first-ever female director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), is a career intelligence officer with more than 30 years' experience.

  • Scientist Stephen Hawking died at age of 76 yrs of age

    Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions, has died at the age of 76.

  • Actor Narendra Jha Passes Away At 55 After Heart Attack

    Hindi film actor Narendra Jha, seen in films like Haider and Raees, died due to a heart attack. He was 55. 
  • Amazon launches first debit card in Mexico e-commerce push Inc launched its first-ever debit card in Mexico, part of a push to encourage shoppers without bank accounts to buy online.

  • 13-Mar-2018
  • PM launches campaign to eradicate TB by 2025

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a campaign to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) from India by 2025, five years ahead of the globally-set deadline. 

  • PM Modi launches number of schemes for poor in Varanasi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a number of schemes for the poor in Varanasi and emphasized on harnessing solar energy for cooking. 

  • Centre forms tribunal to solve Mahanadi water dispute between Odisha and Chattisgarh

    The Centre has constituted a three-member Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal to adjudicate the dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh over sharing the river's water. 

  • Government constitutes award for best investigators of Crime

    The government has decided to institute an award for carrying out best investigation of crime for promoting high professional standards among police forces.

  • Karnataka's Belgaum is now home to India's tallest flag

    India's tallest national flag was unfurled in Belagavi (also known as Belgaum) in Karnataka. 

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