Current Affairs » March 2018 » The Government Is Planning To Develop A Freight Village In Varanasi
→ “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.
Related to List of March 2018 Current Affairs