Current Affairs » March 2018 » INDIAs Tallest National Flag Was Unfurled In Karnataka
→ All India Radio’s News Services Division (NSD) director general Sitanshu Kar will be the next head of the Press Information Bureau (PIB).
→ Arms import by India increased by 24% between 2008-2012 and 2013-2017 period as per data on international arms transfers released by International Peace Research Institute.
→ Begum Hamida Habibullah, a former Rajya Sabha member and a pioneer in women empowerment died on 13th March.
→ Chandigarh will host Play Write 2018, India’s first of its kind “Sports Literature Festival” on March 17-18.
→ Employment in eight key sectors, rose by 1.36 lakh on the net basis in July-September this fiscal compared to the previous quarter.
→ ICICI Bank has launched instant overdraft ‘InstaOD’ facility for MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) customers in a completely online and paperless manner.
→ India has offered a 100 million dollar Line of Credit (LoC)to Mauritius for defence procurement to help its security capacity.
→ India‘s tallest national flag was unfurled in Belagavi (also known as Belgaum) in Karnataka.
→ India’s factory production grew in January to 7.5% over the same month last year, and marginally over the 7.1% recorded in December 2017.
→ Membership of International Solar Alliance will be thrown open to all countries, with no restrictions on duration of sunlight or geographical location.
→ Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a campaign to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) from India by 2025, five years ahead of the globally-set deadline.
→ Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a number of schemes for the poor in Varanasi and emphasized on harnessing solar energy for cooking. PM Modi laid the foundation stone of various development projects worth over Rs. 800 crores in Varanasi.
→ Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the ‘Mary Kom Regional Boxing Foundation’ in Imphal on March 16.
→ Retail inflation for the month of February cooled off to a four-month low of 4.4% as compared to 5.07% in January 2018.
→ State Bank of India, SBI has cut down the charges for non-maintenance of average minimum balance in its savings accounts by up to 75 percent.
→ The Government has approved to institute the “Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Police Investigation” to promote high professional standards of Investigation of Crime in the State/UT Police and Central Investigating Agencies.
→ The Maldives Parliament has approved the anti-defection bill with retrospective effect amidst the boycott by opposition MPs.
→ The Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has issued a notification for constituting the Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal.
→ The public sector Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has secured significant orders worth 736 crores Rs., after competitive bidding, for supplying Steam Generators for the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL).
→ Vietnam’s Nguyen Huong Giang has been crowned this year’s “Miss International Queen” in Thailand at one of the world’s top beauty pageants for transgender women.
→ World Ocean Summit was held recently in Mexico’s Riviera Maya.
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