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Latest Current Affairs of March 2018

2018 has been declared as the National Year of Millets by the Central Govt

The joint military exercise by India and Kyrgyzstan which was held at Counter Insurgency Jungle Warfare School in Manipur was namedKhanjar V
The breed of chicken native to Madhya Pradesh which has been granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tagKadaknath
The lyricist, director, producer, and screenwriter in Malayalam cinema who has been chosen to be awarded the JC Daniel (Lifetime Achievement) Award for his contribution to Malayalam cinemaSreekumaran Thampi
The Director General of East Asia Department at Asian Development Bank who has been appointed the CEO of Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection MissionIndu Bhushan
The place in Rajasthan where the State's first mega food park was inaugurated by the Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Smt. Harsimrat KaurRoopangarh in Ajmer
The distinguished biologist who has been appointed Principal Scientific Advisor to the Govt of India succeeding nuclear physicist R. ChidambaramK. Vijay Raghavan
The former Karnataka High Court judge who has been appointed the new acting chairperson of National Green TribunalJustice Jawad Rahim
The Indian sportsperson who has been chosen to be India's flag-bearer for the opening ceremony of Commonwealth Games 2018P.V. Sindhu
The theme of World Meteorological Day 2018 observed on 23 March 2018Weather ready, Climate smart
The Canadian mathematician who has been awarded the Abel Prize for his visionary programme connecting representation theory to number theoryRobert Langlands
The Indian State which has declared jackfruit to be its official fruitKerala
The team which has won the Irani Trophy cricket championship defeating Rest of India in the finals at NagpurVidarbha
The place in Madhya Pradesh where the 5th Nadi Mahotsav was inaugurated by the Union Minister Shri Nitin GadkariBandrabhan, Hoshangabad
The country in which World Hindi Secretariat was inaugurated by the Indian President Shri Ram Nath KovindMauritius
The hypersonic missile (with a range of 1200 km and speed 10 mach) launched by Russia from a Mig-31 supersonic interceptor aircraft is namedKinzhal
The place in Gujarat at which the Central Govt has approved setting up of India's first coastal policing academy viz. National Academy of Coastal PolicingDevbhoomi Dwaraka
The place in Uttar Pradesh where the State's largest solar plant was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel MacronMirzapur
The team which has won the Deodhar Trophy 2018 defeating Karnataka in the final at HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala (H.P.)India B
The team which has won the 2018 Sultan Azlan Shah Trophy defeating England in the finals at Ipoh, Perak, MalaysiaAustralia
The Union Territory which has become the first in the country to run completely on solar power energyDiu
The State in which the country's first state-led incubator for women entrepreneurs named WE-Hub was launched recentlyTelangana
The multilateral Air Force exercise being conducted by Southern Air Command of the Indian Air Force from 12-17 Mar with participation from Air Forces of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, UAE and Myanmar is namedSamvedna
The case in which a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court upheld that the fundamental right to life and dignity includes right to refuse treatment and die with dignity Common Cause (Regd Society) vs Union of India
The portal launched by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises for women entrepreneurs of India is namedwww.udyamsakhi.org
The scheme launched by the Maharashtra Govt for providing sanitary napkins at subsidised rates to rural girls and women is namedAsmita
The BJP leader who has been sworn in as the 10th Chief Minister of Tripura by the Governor Tathagata RoyBiplab Kumar Deb
The Union Minister of Commerce and Industry who has been given the additional charge of the Ministry of Civil Aviation following the resignation of Ashok Gajapathi RajuSuresh Prabhu
The biennial joint military exercise launched by the United States of America and Israel in Israel is namedJuniper Cobra 2018
The venue of Women's Film Festival organised by National Film Archive of India with the theme Travelling Women from 09 to 11 March 2018Pune
The Indian architect who has become the first Indian to win Pritzker Prize for 2018 (often referred to as the Nobel Prize of Architecture)Balkrishna Doshi
The venue of Swachh Shakti, a women's convention organised by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, in association with the Government of Uttar Pradesh on the occasion of International Women’s Day Lucknow
The venue of four-day biennial event WINGS INDIA 2018 jointly organized by Ministry of Civil Aviation and Airport Authority of India from 08 March to 11 March with the theme India-Global Aviation HubHyderabad
The Pacific Ocean island nation which has become the first in the world to recognise a cryptocurrency (SOV) as a legal tender Marshall Islands
The National Democratic Progressive Party leader who has been sworn in as the new Chief Minister of NagalandNeiphiu Rio
The multilateral naval exercise held at Port Blair from 06 to 13 March 2018 with the theme Friendship Across the Seas is namedMilan 2018
The National People's Party President who has been sworn in as the new Chief Minister of MeghalayaConrad Sangma
The cricket player from Afghanistan who has become the youngest captain in international cricket (age 19 years 165 days)Rashid Khan
The Indian film actor who has been awarded Lifetime Achievement Award by Britain's Asian Voice weekly newspaper at the annual Political and Public Life Awards in LondonShatrughan Sinha
The place in Maharashtra where the State's first mega food park was inaugurated by the Minister of Food Processing Industries, Smt Harsimrat Kaur BadalVill Degaon (Dist Satara)
The three week long exercise conducted by the Western Naval Command of the Indian Navy in the Arabian Sea to test its operational readiness was namedExercise Paschim Leher

Important Days of March

Zero Discrimination Day: 01 March 2018

Designated by: UNAIDS

First Observed in: 2014

World Wildlife Day: 03 March 2018

Designated by: United nations General Assembly

Theme: Big Cats: Predators under Threat

First Observed in: 2014

World Hearing Day: 03 March 2018

Designated by: W.H.O.

Theme: Hear the future

First Observed in: 2007

International Women's Day: 08 March 2018

Designated by: U.N.O.

Theme: The Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women's Lives

First Observed by UN in: 1975

World Kidney Day: 08 March 2018

Designated by: International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF)

Theme: Kidney & Women's Health: Include, Value, Empower

First Observed in: 2006

World Consumer Rights Day: 15 March 2018

Designated by: Consumers International

Theme: Making Digital Market Places Fairer

First Observed in: 1983

International Day of Happiness: 20 March 2018

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 2013

International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination: 21 March 2018

Designated by: UN General Assembly

Theme: Promoting tolerance, inclusion, unity and respect for diversity in the context of combating racial discrimination

First Observed in: 1966

International Day of Forests: 21 March 2018

Designated by: UN General Assembly

Theme: Forests and Sustainable Cities

First Observed in: 2013

World Poetry Day: 21 March 2018

Designated by: UNESCO

First Observed in: 2000

World Down Syndrome Day: 21 March 2018

Designated by: UN General Assembly

Focus: WhatIBringToMyCommunity

First Observed in: 2012

World Water Day: 22 March 2018

Designated by: UN General Assembly

Theme: Nature for Water

First Observed in: 1993

World Tuberculosis Day: 24 March 2018

Designated by: WHO

Theme: Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world

First Observed in: 1982

International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims: 24 March 2017

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 2011

International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade: 25 March 2018

Designated by: UN General Assembly

Theme: Remember Slavery: Triumphs and Struggles for Freedom and Equality

First Observed in: 2008



Aspirational Districts Baseline Ranking 2018

Released by: NITI Aayog

No of districts ranked :101

Top 5: 1. Vizianagaram (A.P.), 2. Rajnandangaon (CG), 3. Osmanabad (MH), 4. Cuddapah (A.P.), 5. Ramanathapuram (TN)

Bottom 5: 97. Shrawasti (U.P.), 98. Kiphire (Nagaland), 99. Singrauli (M.P.), 100. Asifabad (TG), 101 Mewat(Haryana).


Launch of GSAT-6A

Launch date: 29 March 2018

Launch vehicle: Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F08)

Launched from: Satish Dhawan Space Centre, SHAR, Sriharikota

GSAT-6A is a communication satellite built by ISRO to provide mobile communication services through multi beam coverage. For this, it is equipped with S and C band transponders.


105th Indian Science Congress 2018

Period: 16 to 20 March 2018

Venue :Canchipur, Imphal

Hosted by: Manipur University

Theme: Reaching the Unreached through Science and Technology.

Inaugurated by: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi

Next session: 106th Indian Science Congress at Barkatullah University, Bhopal


Nidahas Trophy 2018

Host - Sri Lanka

Teams - India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Winners - India

Format - T20I

Venue of all the matches - R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Player of the series - Washington Sundar (India)

Captains - Rohit Sharma (India); Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh); Dinesh Chandimal (Sri Lanka)

Note: Nidahas in Sinhalese means freedom and the tournament was held to commemorate 70 years of Sri Lanka's freedom from the British in 1948.


World Happiness Report 2018 for 2015-17

Top 5 countries :1. Finland; 2. Norway; 3. Denmark; 4. Iceland; 5. Switzerland

India and its neighbours: 75. Paksitan; 86. China; 97. Bhutan; 101. Nepal; 115. Bangladesh; 133. India.

Out of a total 156 countries under review, Burundi is the least happy country.


Stephen Hawking

Born - 08 January 1942

Death - 14 March 2018

Nationality - British

Position held at the time of his death - Dennis Stanton Avery and Sally Tsui Wong-Avery Director of Research at Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge

Awards - Adams Prize (1966); Albert Einstein Award (1978); Presidential Medal of Freedom (2009) and many other awards

Books written - A Brief History of Time; Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays; The Universe in a Nutshell; On the Shoulders of Giants; God Created the Integers: The Mathematical Breakthroughs That Changed History; The Dreams That Stuff Is Made of: The Most Astounding Papers of Quantum Physics and How They Shook the Scientific World; My Brief History

The Indian Department of Posts released a special cover on the great scientist.


Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017

For the list of Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017 awardees Click Here


Laureus World Sports Awards 2018

Awarded by - Laureus Sport for Good Foundation

Sportsman of the Year - Roger Federer (Switzerland)

Sportswoman of the Year - Serena Williams (USA)

Team of the Year - Mercedes F1 Team (U.K.)

Breakthrough of the Year - Sergio Garcia (Spain)

Comeback of the Year - Roger Federer (Switzerland)


90th Academy Awards 2018 (Oscars)

Best Picture- The Shape of Water directed by Guillermo del Toro

Best Director - Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water

Best Actor - Garry Oldman for Darkest Hour

Best Actress - Fracnes McDormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

Best Animated Film - Coco by Lee Unkrich and Darla K Anderson

Best Foreign Language Film - A Fantastic Woman (Spanish) submitted by Chile

Best Original Score - Alexandre Desplat for The Shape of Water

Most nominations - The Shape of Water (13)

Indian entry in the Foreign Language Film category - Newton (Hindi) (Not nominated)


Abbreviations in News

POSHAN: PM's Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment

FINE: Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

SATH-E: Sustainable Action for Transforming Human capital in Education



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Current Affairs Questions

1. Namaste Shalom is a magazine devoted to India's relations with -?

  1. Israel
  2. Japan
  3. Russia
  4. Oman

2. What is the number of billionaires in India as per Hurun Global Rich list 2018?

  1. 101
  2. 111
  3. 121
  4. 131

3. What is the rank of India's military in the Global Firepower List 2017?

  1. Second
  2. Third
  3. Fourth
  4. Fifth

4. Where are the headquarters of Animal Welfare Board of India located?

  1. Panipat
  2. Ballabhgarh
  3. Gorakhpur
  4. Mirzapur

5. Which of the following is NOT a place where the Ministry of Tourism is organizing a music series under the Incredible India Heritage Series?

  1. Vadodara
  2. Kochi
  3. Varanasi
  4. New Delhi

6. With which country has India recently signed a memorandum of understanding for mutual recognition of educational qualifications?

  1. Germany
  2. China
  3. Russia
  4. France

7. Which of the following has inducted 25-year old Prakriti as its first direct-entry combat officer?

  1. CRPF
  2. ITBP
  3. BSF
  4. CISF

8. Mahanadi water dispute is between which two States?

  1. Madhya Pradesh and Odisha
  2. Jharkhand and Odisha
  3. Chhattisgarh and Odisha
  4. West Bengal and Odisha

9. For what amount of loan has the Govt made it mandatory for banks to collect passport details of borrowers?

  1. Rs. 50 lakhs
  2. Rs. 1 crore
  3. Rs. 50 crores
  4. Rs. 100 crores

10. With which athletic event is Tejaswin Shankar associated?

  1. High Jump
  2. Javelin throw
  3. Marathon
  4. Gymnastics

11. For treatment of which of the following diseases has the drug QOL-2C been developed?

  1. Diabetes
  2. Cancer
  3. Leprosy
  4. Hypertension

12. Kochon Prize is given annually for contribution to ending which of the following diseases?

  1. Malaria
  2. Cancer
  3. Tuberculosis
  4. Leprosy

13. Which country recently removed the two-term limit for election to the post of its President?

  1. Russia
  2. U.S.A.
  3. France
  4. China

14. ALLBANK FINACE LTD is a subsidiary of which bank?

  1. Bank of Baroda
  2. State Bank of India
  3. Allahabad Bank
  4. Andhra Bank

15. Which country is the largest producer of electricity in the world?

  1. China
  2. U.S.A.
  3. Russia
  4. India

16. With which country did India launch a Cool EMS service recently?

  1. China
  2. Japan
  3. Singapore
  4. Indonesia

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