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  • Current Affairs Magic

    Weekly Current Affairs Update

    Current Affairs magic March 4 to 10, 2018 www.globalias.in

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    Weekly Current Affairs Update

    For the Week: March 4 to 10, 2018

    HEADLINES

    Section A: INDIA

     PM launches National Nutrition Mission, and pan India expansion of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao

     Centre launches biodegradable sanitary pad on International Women‟s Day

     Cabinet approves continuation of Swatantra Sainik Samman Yojana

     Aadhaar not mandatory for enrolment of students in all India exams: SC

     SC upholds „living will‟, allows passive euthanasia for the terminally ill

     I&B ministry makes 5-fold hike in journalist welfare scheme

     President Kovind launches pre-skilling programme for trafficking survivors

     Sanitary pad dispenser installed in Mumbai-New Delhi Rajdhani Express

     Govt. launches menstrual hygiene campaign “#Yes I Bleed”

     Child marriages decline in India: UNICEF

     Indian Navy concludes two-month long war games

     ITBP gets first woman officer in combat role

     Sitanshu Kar will be the next Director General of Press Information Bureau

     DAVP DG Goyal appointed as head of Bureau of Outreach Communication

     TDP ministers resign from Union Cabinet

     Sufi singer Pyarelal of Wadali Brothers dies at 75

     Veteran actress Shammi dies at 89

     Disability rights activist Javed Abidi dies at 53

     Dawood‟s aide Farooq Takla sent to CBI custody till March 19 by TADA court

    Section B: INDIA & THE WORLD

     3 Indian „Smart Cities‟ selected among finalists for WWF‟s One Planet City Challenge

     India, Vietnam ink three MoUs

     India to build 50,000 houses for quake victims in Nepal

     India to join European Bank of Reconstruction and Development

     Air India‟s thrice-a-week Delhi-Tel Aviv flight to begin from March 22 via Saudi airspace

     India imposes fresh restrictions on trade with North Korea

     India-Pakistan to release, repatriate women prisoners and those over 70 years

     India, Malta discuss ways to strengthen ties

     India-Europe 29 Business Forum held in New Delhi

     WTO sets up panel for India-U.S. dispute

     Iraq dethrones Saudi Arabia to become India‟s top crude oil supplier

     Indian-origin U.K. officer is new anti-terror chief

     Prince Charles appoints Indian-origin steel tycoon as UK skills ambassador

    Section C: WORLD

     China slashes 3 lakh troops; reduces PLA size to 2 million

     Egypt court upholds Red Sea islands transfer to Saudi Arabia

     Lassa fever deaths rise to 110 in Nigeria

     Wreckage found of WWII aircraft carrier USS Lexington

     US announces USD 5 mn reward for Pak Taliban leader Maulana Fazlullah

     US imposes stiff import duties on steel and aluminium

     Israeli, US start joint military drill Juniper Cobra 2018

  • Current Affairs Magic

    Weekly Current Affairs Update

    Current Affairs magic March 4 to 10, 2018 www.globalias.in

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     US President Trump accepts invitation to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

     Sri Lankan President removes PM Wickremesinghe as law and order minister after communal riots

     Sri Lankan govt. declares state of emergency to quell communal violence

     Russian military plane crash in Syria kills 39

     Rare signed photo of Mahatma Gandhi fetches over $41,000 at US auction

     Quake in Papua New Guinea leaves 67 dead

     Saudi Arabia hosts its first marathon for women

     World Wildlife Day observed

     First-ever Hindu Dalit woman Senator elected in Pakistan

     Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib to resign over financial scandal claims

     Aung San Suu Kyi‟s award rescinded by US Museum

    Section D: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

     NASA‟s Juno spacecraft explores internal structure of Jupiter

    Section E: AWARDS

     Nari Shakti Puraskars presented

     PNB wins CVC‟s vigilance award for timely clearance of disciplinary proceedings

     Balkrishna Doshi wins Pritzker Architecture Prize

     90th Academy Awards presented

     Indian volunteer wins Commonwealth Point of Light award

     NDTV‟s Uma Sudhir wins 2017 Chameli Devi Jain award

     Shatrughan Sinha wins lifetime achievement award in UK

    Section F: BANKING & FINANCE

     Finance Ministry sets up panel to review fintech sector, leverage it for credit to MSMEs

     RBI tightens PSL norms for banks by directing them to create sub-targets

     RBI slaps Rs 5 crore penalty on Airtel Payments Bank for KYC violation

     RBI slaps Rs 40 lakh penalty on SBI for flouting fake note norms

     Bandhan Bank gets SEBI nod for Rs. 2,500 crore IPO

     PSU banks wrote off loans worth Rs.81,683 crore in 2016-17

     RBI to inject extra liquidity of Rs. 1 lakh crore

     RBI fines Axis Bank, Indian Overseas Bank for violating IRAC and KYC norms

     SEBI re-constitutes panel on corporate bond market

     Bank fraud: PNB chief Sunil Mehta appears before SFIO

    Section G: ECONOMY

     CCEA approves Rs 1,151.80 crore scheme to address stubble burning

     Union Cabinet approves relief package for telecom sector

     Global growth, domestic demand to lift FY19 GDP to 7.5%: CRISIL

     CCI imposes penalties upon 3 Airlines for fixing and revising fuel surcharge on cargo transport

     Cabinet approves setting up of more district level commercial courts

     Cabinet approves additional 2% DA for central government employees

     Cabinet clears bill for institutional arbitration of disputes

     NITI Aayog launches platform for women to build their enterprises

     Forex reserves jump by $168 million to $421 billion

     India 12th largest overseas holder of US securities in 2017 at $147.4 bn

     Direct tax collection show growth of 19.5 percent till February

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    Weekly Current Affairs Update

    Current Affairs magic March 4 to 10, 2018 www.globalias.in

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     Housing Ministry launches metro rail companies association

     Services PMI falls to 6-month low in February

     Centre launches app to report accidents, potholes on highways

     WINGS INDIA 2018 organised in Hyderabad

    Section H: CORPORATE

     Tata Steel to acquire Bhushan Steel

     JSW Sports to buy 50% stake in Delhi Daredevils from GMR

     JCB announces India‟s richest literary award at Rs 2.5 million

     India ranks fifth lowest in having women at top leadership positions

     Women in India earn 20% less than men: Monster Salary Index

     Facebook launches tool to empower women entrepreneurs

     Mumbai ranks 47th on global „city wealth index‟: Knight Frank‟s Wealth Report 2018

     Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ start at Rs. 57,900

     3 Indian airports among winners in ACI survey

     Infosys opens Indianapolis Technology and Innovation Hub

     China‟s WeChat app crosses one billion accounts

     Google India launches #HerStoryOurStory campaign

     Tata Motors unveils E-Vision Sedan concept at Geneva Motor Show

     Mahindra launches new version of „MyAgriGuru‟ app

     Forbes India names 25 women as „trailblazers‟ in India

     Samsung Galaxy S9+ named „Best New Connected Mobile Device‟ at MWC 2018

     Amazon‟s Bezos unseats Gates to head Forbes‟ 2018 „World‟s Billionaires‟ list

     Michael Bloomberg to launch $20mn anti-tobacco watchdog

     M. S. Dhoni named ambassador of chocolate brand Snickers

    Section I: STATES

     Swachh Shakti 2018 celebrated in Lucknow

     MP govt. announces pension for single women above 50 years

     MP CM announces Rs 12,000 on childbirth for poor

     AWBI headquarters shifted to Haryana

     Rajasthan passes bill awarding death for rape of girls aged 12 or less

     Delhi govt approves for delivery of ration at doorsteps of PDS beneficiaries

     Second phase of „Jang-e-Azadi‟ memorial dedicated in Punjab

     Gadchiroli book reading event sets new Guinness world record

     BSF, Border Guard Bangladesh launch „Crime-free Zone‟ project in West Bengal district

     WB govt decides to include Swami Vivekananda‟s famous speech in Class 9 to 12 syllabus

     Siddaramaiah unveils proposed state flag for Karnataka

     PETA honours Malayalam magazine for highlighting importance of human breast milk

     First aircraft lands at Pakyong airport in Sikkim

     Odisha govt launches „Ama Gaon, Ama Vikas‟ programme

     Biplab Kumar Deb sworn in as Tripura CM

     NDPP‟s Neiphiu Rio sworn in as chief minister of Nagaland

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