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  • Current Affairs Magic

    Weekly Current Affairs Update

    Current Affairs magic March 11 to 17, 2018 www.globalias.in

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    Weekly Current Affairs Update

    For the Week: March 11 to 17, 2018

    HEADLINES

    Section A: INDIA

    Seven union ministers win Rajya Sabha polls unopposed

    TDP exits NDA; moves no-trust motion in Parliament

    Govt. constitutes Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal

    Labour rooms in healthcare facilities to be assessed, rewarded under LaQshya

    Govt institutes award for best investigators of crime

    Govt to release annual reports on state of nutrition in India

    Tibetans-in-exile commemorate 1959 uprising

    Multilateral HADR Air Force exercise Samvedna organised

    SC sets six-month deadline for 2G case probes

    National Legislators Conference organised

    Krishi Unnati Mela begins in New Delhi

    NCRB launches mobile app for citizen-friendly services

    World Consumer Rights Day celebrated

    Commerce Minister Prabhu gets additional charge of civil aviation ministry

    Bhaiyyaji Joshi gets another 3-year term as RSS general secretary

    Daler Mehndi convicted in 2003 immigration scandal case

    Maran brothers acquitted in illegal telephone exchange scam

    Actor Narendra Jha dies at 55

    Theatre personality Joy Michael dies at 90

    Section B: INDIA & THE WORLD

    India, France sign 14 pacts; major boost to defence, nuclear energy cooperation

    India, France ink pact to expedite work on Jaitapur nuclear plant

    India, France sign strategic pact on use of each others military bases

    India, France ink pact for mutual recognition of educational qualifications

    French firm announces completion of first all-electric locomotive on schedule

    PM Modi, French President inaugurate solar power plant in UP

    Indo-French centre for engineers inaugurated in Bengaluru

    Delhi Solar Agenda launched at founding summit of International Solar Alliance

    NDB, ISA tie up, inks joint declaration to promote solar energy

    ISA, IEA ink joint declarations of partnership for renewable energy

    ADB, ISA sign pact to promote solar energy

    WHOs Southeast Asia region nations pledge to end TB by 2030

    Ayushman Bharat a bold move to improve health in India: WHO DG

    Health ministry, WHO ink pact for enhanced cooperation

    President Kovind visits Mauritius, Madagascar

    Section C: WORLD

    Bhutan among 4 nations recommended for graduation from UNs least developed country status

    India ranks 78th on WEF Energy Transition Index; Sweden tops the list

    Philippines to quit International Criminal Court

    UK to set up new chemical weapons centre after spy poisoning

    India ranks 133rd in World Happiness Repor

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    Weekly Current Affairs Update

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    Panama Papers law firm Mossack Fonseca shuts down operations

    Nepal PM Oli wins vote of confidence

    Chinas parliament abolishes presidential term limits

    Russia test-fires ideal hypersonic missile Kinzhal

    Qatar announces $50 million donation to UNRWA

    Criticising leaders is now a crime in Indonesia

    World Sleep Day 2018 celebrated

    Nepals Chief Justice sacked for faking birth dates

    Angela Merkel elected for fourth term as German chancellor

    Oskar Groening, convicted Bookkeeper of Auschwitz, dies aged 96

    Trump sacks Secretary of State Rex Tillerson; replaces him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo

    Slovenian PM Miro Cerar resigns over court ruling on referendum

    Larry Kudlow to be Trumps new economic advisor

    Bidya Devi Bhandari relected as Nepal President

    Section D: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

    Newton-Bhabha Fund for arsenic research project in Ganga basin

    Neutrino project gets environmental nod

    Space travel causes changes to genes: NASA

    British theoretical scientist Stephen Hawking dies at 76

    Nobel winner scientist John Sulston, who decoded human genome, dies at 75

    Section E: AWARDS

    BusinessLine Changemaker Awards conferred

    Mohandas Pai selected for Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal

    ICMR wins 2017 Kochon Prize for TB research

    RIL wins Financial Times ArcelorMittal business award

    Air Passengers Association of India (APAI) awards conferred

    Nila Madhab Pandas Halkaa wins top honour at FIFEM fest

    Indian woman pastor receives global peace award

    Amol Palekar receives Godavari Gaurav award

    Palace on Wheels gets tourist train award

    Section F: BANKING & FINANCE

    PSBs to link SWIFT with Core Banking Solution by April 30

    RBI discontinues LOUs/LOCs issuance for trade credit for imports

    Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India signs MoU with RBI

    Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill and Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill introduced in Lok Sabha

    Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill introduced in Lok Sabha

    41 out of 159 foreign branches of PSBs suffered losses in 2016-17

    SBI retains minimum balance limit but cuts penalty charges by 75%

    Citi India launches home loan linked to T-Bill rate

    NSE IFSC launches debt securities; lists IREDAs masala bonds

    Section G: ECONOMY

    Lok Sabha passes Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill

    Lok Sabha passes Specific Relief (Amendment) Bill, 2018

    CCEA approves extension of urea subsidy till 2020

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    Weekly Current Affairs Update

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    SC extends Aadhaar linkage deadline indefinitely

    Foreign lawyers, firms cannot practice law in India: SC

    Wholesale inflation eases to 7-month low of 2.48% in February

    Retail inflation at 4-month low of 4.44% on cheaper food, fuel

    Merchandise trade deficit in February 2018 at $12 billion

    Indias services export surges 15.9% to $ 16.01 billion in January 2018

    Indian economy to grow at 7.3% in 2018-19: World Bank

    India needs 8 percent growth for 30 years to join middle-income group: World Bank

    Economys growth to touch 7.3% next fiscal, 7.5% in 2019-20: Fitch

    India attracts USD 209 bn FDI during Apr 2014 to Dec 2017

    Govt pegs sugar output at 27.2 mn tonnes for 2017-18

    REC introduces dollar denominated bonds

    Three-day international competition conference from March 21

    India processes 24% of solid waste generated: Govt data

    Milk production rose 20% in 2014-2017 to 165.4 mn tonnes

    Existing system of filing GST returns extended by three months

    IREDA, EIB ink 150mn-euro loan agreement for renewable energy

    Railways to use mathematical formula to maximise loco usage, increase revenue

    IATA partners with civil aviation ministry in India

    Umang founder praised in UN as symbol of womens empowerment

    Section H: CORPORATE

    Indian Oil, ONGC, Coal best performers among CPSEs in 2016-17; BSNL, Air India, MTNL worst

    Google to ban ads promoting cryptocurrencies

    Amazon Prime Music ties up with IPRS for content

    DGCA orders grounding of 8 IndiGo, 3 GoAir aircraft over engine issues

    NASSCOM, Facebook launch Design4India Studio in Bengaluru

    Infosys announces intent to voluntarily delist its ADS

    SpiceJet inks $12.5 bn deal with Safran for aircraft engines

    Delhis Connaught Place 3rd most expensive office market in APAC: Knight Frank Report

    Pune best governed, Bengaluru worst, Delhi improves: JCCD Study

    UK firm Zaha Hadid Architects to design Navi Mumbai international airport

    Worlds smallest PC LIVA Q now in India

    Monster, Indian Navy ink MoU for jobs to retired personnel

    Edelweiss scraps deal to buy Religares securities unit

    Apple acquires digital magazine service Texture

    Tata Sons Chairman elected IISc President

    Tatas Chief Ethics Officer Mukund Rajan quits

    French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy died at 91

    Section I: STATES

    Delhi HC stays Centres notification on crash guards till April 18

    Maharishi Balmiki Sanskrit University to be set up at Kaithal, Haryana

    Haryana Assembly passes bill allowing death penalty for raping children

    Rajasthan govt. revokes dress code in colleges

    Himachal CM launches handbook on women safety

    9 CRPF men killed in Naxal triggered blast in Sukma

    Sushil Modi inaugurates Bihars first Startup hub in Patna

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    RJD wins Araria Lok Sabha bypoll

    SP wins both seats in UP Lok Sabha byelections

    Mission Aroma now in J&K with huge potential for farmers

    J&K CM inaugurates Hari Singh Park in Jammu

    Ten dead, 14 injured in TN forest fire

    TN to provide high frequency communication sets to fishermen

    Govt. to avoid damage to Ram Sethu in implementation of Sethusamudram Project

    Maharashtra to ban

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