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  • Current Affairs March 2018

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    Current Affairs March 2018

    This is a guide to provide you a precise summary and a huge collection of Multiple Choice

    Questions (MCQs) covering national and international current affairs for the month of March 2018.

    This guide will help you in preparing for Indian competitive examinations like Bank PO,

    Banking, Railway, IAS, PCS, UPSC, CAT, GATE, CDS, NDA, MCA, MBA, Engineering, IBPS, Clerical Grade and Officer Grade, etc.

    Audience

    Aspirants who are preparing for different competitive exams like Bank PO, Banking,

    Railway, IAS, PCS, UPSC, CAT, GATE, CDS, NDA, MCA, MBA, Engineering, IBPS, Clerical Grade, Officer Grade, etc.

    Even though you are not preparing for any exams but are willing to have news

    encapsulated in a roll, which you can walk through within 30 minutes, then we have put all the major points for the whole month in a precise and interesting way.

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    Table of Contents

    Current Affairs March 2018 ............................................................................................................................ i

    Audience........................................................................................................................................................... i

    Copyright and Disclaimer .................................................................................................................................. i

    Table of Contents............................................................................................................................................. ii

    APPOINTMENTS .......................................................................................................................... 1

    AWARDS ..................................................................................................................................... 5

    BOOKS & AUTHORS ..................................................................................................................... 9

    COMMITTEES ............................................................................................................................ 10

    DEATHS ..................................................................................................................................... 12

    DEFENCE ................................................................................................................................... 15

    ECONOMIC ............................................................................................................................... 19

    ENVIRONMENT ......................................................................................................................... 26

    FINANCE.................................................................................................................................... 28

    IMPORTANT DAYS ..................................................................................................................... 35

    INTERNATIONAL ........................................................................................................................ 39

    MISCELLANEOUS ....................................................................................................................... 52

    NATIONAL ................................................................................................................................. 54

    PERSONS IN NEWS .................................................................................................................... 89

    PLACES IN NEWS ....................................................................................................................... 91

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    REGIONAL ................................................................................................................................. 94

    REPORTS ................................................................................................................................. 107

    RESIGNATIONS & RETIREMENTS ............................................................................................. 111

    SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY ........................................................................................................ 114

    SPORTS ................................................................................................................................... 117

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    1. Journalist Rahul Mahajan appointed as Rajya Sabha TV Editor-In-Chief

    A selection committee headed by Prasar

    Bharti Chairman A Surya Prakash and Vice-

    President of India M Venkaiah Naidu

    appointed veteran television journalist Rahul

    Mahajan as editor-in-chief of the television

    channel Rajya Sabha TV. Rahul Mahajan is a

    well-known journalist with experience of more

    than 12 years in the media industry. He has

    worked with various channels such as

    Jansatta, Zee News, AjTak, Star News, News

    24 and Bhaskar News.

    Rajya Sabha TV is owned and operated by the

    Upper House of Indian Parliament that covers the proceedings of the Rajya Sabha.

    2. Ajay Rastogi sworn in as Chief Justice of Tripura High Court

    Former Rajasthan High Court judge Justice

    Ajay Rastogi was sworn-in as the Chief Justice

    of Tripura High Court. Governor Tathagata

    Roy administered the oath of office and

    secrecy to the new Chief Justice in presence

    of dignitaries following the retirement of

    Justice T. Vaiphei. He was appointed in the

    place of T Vaiphei who served in the post since 2016.

    Tripura is a hilly state in the Northeast India, bordered on 3 sides by Bangladesh.

    3. Air Marshal RKS Shera took over as Air Officer-in-Charge Maintenance at Air Headquarters

    Air Marshal RKS Shera AVSM VSM took over

    as Air Officer-in-charge Maintenance of

    Indian Air Force. He was commissioned in

    the Aeronautical Engineering Electronics

    Branch of Indian Air Force. He has been

    trained in Russia on MIG-29 aircraft at the time of fleet induction in 1986.

    The Air Officer was Senior Maintenance Staff

    Officer at HQ Maintenance Command before

    taking over as Air Officer-in-charge

    Maintenance at Air HQ. During his career of

    37 years, the officer has held several

    Appointments

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    important commands that include Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Engg A), SMSO HQ WAC

    and Station Commander TETTRA School.

    4. Gina Haspel appointed as the first female CIA Director

    US President Donald Trump has appointed

    Gina Haspel as the new Director of CIA. She,

    thus, became the first female director of CIA.

    She took over Mike Pompeo who was appointed as the Secretary of State.

    Haspel joined the CIA in 1985 and is a career

    spymaster. She reportedly ran the CIA's first

    overseas detention site in Thailand. Haspel

    has received several prestigious awards,

    including the George H. W. Bush Award for excellence in counterterrorism, the Donovan

    Award, the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal and the Presidential Rank Award.

    5. Larry Kudlow appointed as Chief Economic Advisor to President Donald Trump

    President Donald Trump has appointed Larry

    Kudlow as the new Chief Economic Advisor. He

    would replace Gary Cohen as director of the National Economic Council (NEC).

    Kudlow served in the Regan administration

    when he helped to craft the economic policy.

    Kudlow worked for decades in the financial

    sector, rising to become the chief economist at

    Bear Stearns. The National Economic Council director advises the US president on

    economic issues and works to implement policy goals.

    6. Yi Gang appointed as the new Governor of Peoples Bank of China

    China has appointed Yi Gang as the Governor

    of its central bank, Peoples Bank of China. Mr

    Yi has been the deputy governor of the bank

    since 2008. Mr Yi will replace incumbent

    governor Zhou Xiaochuan. The Chinese

    government appointed Liu He as a vice premier of the central bank.

    Mr Yi earned a business degree at Hamline

    University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in economics at the University of Illinois.

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    7. Government nominated Professor J S Rajput as Indias Representative to the Executive Board of UNESCO

    The Government of India has

    nominated Professor J S Rajput, former

    Director NCERT, as Indias re