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The government is planning to develop a freight village in Varanasi
Current Affairs Headlines of 10th March, 2018

10th March CA

→ “I-METROS”, an association of all Indian Metro Rail companies was launched by Cabinet Secretary.

→ 25-year-old Prakriti has been inducted as the first direct-entry combat officer in the Indo-Tibetan Border Police.

→ A novel species of a bacterium that produces antibiotic has been discovered by a professor at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) and his researchers.

→ Ayyasamy Dharun broke the men’s 400m hurdles national record and in the process grabbed a Commonwealth Games ticket on the concluding day of the 22nd Federation Cup National Senior Championships.

→ Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II recognised Srishti Bakshi from India as the 26th Commonwealth Point of Light in honour of her exceptional service to empowering women in India.

→ Direct tax collections have risen 19.5% to Rs. 7.44 lakh crore in the April-February period of the current fiscal.

→ Diu has become the first and only Union Territory to be fully solar energy efficient.

→ European Investment Bank (EIB) will be signing a new loan for large and small clean energy projects all over India.

→ Haryana’s first cyber police station, equipped with a digital forensic laboratory, was inaugurated in Gurugram.

→ In an effort to make India a global hub for arbitration, the government will set up an Arbitration Council that will grade institutions that offer alternative dispute resolution mechanism for commercial disputes.

→ India is all set to host 25 heads of state or governments on March 11 at the inaugural International Solar Alliance (ISA) Summit which will provide a platform for the country to display soft power.

→ India ranked 52 among 57 countries studied for the Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs (MIWE).

→ India win their 6th consecutive T20I against Bangladesh, Nidahas Trophy.

→ Indian shooter Anjum Moudgil clinched a silver medal in the women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions event at the ongoing ISSF World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico.

→ Indian women earn 20 per cent lesser than men: Report.

→ Indian-origin steel tycoon Sanjeev Gupta has been appointed by Britain‘s Prince Charles as an official ambassador for the Industrial Cadets programme designed to nurture manufacturing skills.

→ IRS officer Vivek R Wadekar was appointed as the new Special Director in the Enforcement Directorate (ED) by the government.

→ Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on International Women‘s day announced ‘Mukhyamantri Mahila Kosh‘ scheme.

→ Mumbai ranks 16th among the top 20 costliest cities in the world, according to the Knight Frank Wealth Report 2018.

→ Mumbai ranks 47 on the “city wealth index” of 314 global cities in the Knight Frank Wealth Report 2018.

→ Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of human rights award.

→ The four-day biennial event ‘WINGS INDIA 2018‘, jointly organized by Ministry of Civil Aviation and Airport Authority of India and FICCI took off in Hyderabad.

→ The government announced the launch of ‘Suvidha’, the 100% Oxo-biodegradable Sanitary Napkin, under the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP).

→ The Government has extended the period of Coastal Berth Scheme beyond 12th Five Year Plan i.e from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2020.

→ The government is planning to develop a “freight village” in Varanasi.

→ The Karnataka Chief Minister unveiled the State flag (nada dhwaja) for Karnataka.

→ The nominations for the Women Transforming India Awards were opened during the launch of the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) at NITI Aayog.

→ The Supreme Court of India allowed passive euthanasia after citing that persons have right to die with dignity.

→ Ustad Pyarelal Wadali, younger brother of Ustad Puran Chand Wadali passed away in Amritsar, Punjab. He was 75. He was one of the singers of popularly known ‘Wadali Brothers‘.

→ Winners Of Central Banking Awards 2018. The Bank of Canada, this year’s Central Bank of the Year, emerged as a beacon of best practice for much of the community.

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