Current Affairs » March 2018 » Briton Matt Wallace Won His Second European Tour Title At The Indian Open
→ According to Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Radha Mohan Singh, Milk production in the country increased by 20 percent from 137.7 million tonnes to 165.4 million tonnes between 2014 and 2017.
→ Bangladesh will observe a one-minute ‘blackout’ on March 25 to mark ‘Genocide Day’, in memory of the three million people killed by Pakistani forces during the country’s Liberation War in 1971.
→ Briton Matt Wallace won his second European Tour title at the Indian Open.
→ Country’s 1st national academy to train police forces in effectively safeguarding the Indian shoreline will start functioning from the next month.
→ European Investment Bank (EIB) and Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency signed an agreement for the second line of credit of Euro 150 million on the non-sovereign basis.
→ India has won the “Best Exhibitor Award ” at ITB – Berlin. ‘ITB- Berlin World Tourist Meet’ was convened at Berlin, Germany from 7th March to 10th March 2018.
→ Manipur forest and environment minister, Thounaojam Singh launched a floating research laboratory of Institute of Bio-Resources and Sustainable Development at Sendra.
→ Navjot Kaur became World No. 2 in the 65 kg category as per the latest rankings released by United World Wrestling.
→ PM Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron have inaugurated Uttar Pradesh’s biggest solar power plant in Dadar Kalan village of Chhanvey block in Mirzapur.
→ Researchers from IIT Guwahati have successfully converted packaging plastic waste to plastic-derived oil (PDO), which has characteristics similar to diesel.
→ Russia test-launched a hypersonic missile from a Mig-31 supersonic interceptor jet that took off from an airfield.
→ The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Solar Alliance (ISA) signed a cooperation arrangement to promote solar energy deployment in Asia and the Pacific.
→ The luxury train ‘Palace on Wheels’ of Rajasthan, popular among foreign tourists, has bagged the ‘Tourist Train of the Year’ award of the Pacific Area Travel Writers’ Association.
→ The number of people employed in the Khadi sector fell from 11.6 lakh to 4.6 lakh in the last two financial years, the government informed the parliament.
→ The PM will inaugurate “The Delhi End TB Summit” on 13th March. The Summit will be co-hosted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, WHO South East Asia Regional Office and “Stop TB Partnership”.
→ The Power Ministry has directed all central government departments and PSUs in the National Capital Region to switch to e-vehicles for local use.
→ The women safety app ‘Himmat’ has failed to serve its purpose as it has only 30,821 registered users out of Delhi’s population of 1.9 crore, a parliamentary panel said.
→ The World Health Organization has launched new guidelines on the role that tobacco product regulations can play in reducing tobacco demand.
→ West Bengal has become the best performing State both in terms of allotting jobs and utilising funds under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act.
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