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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.


Related to List of March 2018 Current Affairs

 
Current Affairs Headlines of 31st March, 2018
→ The Assam government launched 181-Sakhi toll-free womens helpline to tackle the recent spurt in crime in the state.

Current Affairs Headlines of 30th March, 2018
→ Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan for first time since Taliban attack.

Current Affairs Headlines of 29th March, 2018
→ An insect museum which is fully dedicated to insects and is claimed to be the first of its kind in the country was opened in Tamil Nadu.

Current Affairs Headlines of 28th March, 2018
→ Krishnaswamy Vijay Raghavan was appointed Principle Scientific Adviser to the government of India.

Current Affairs Headlines of 27th March, 2018
→ Afghanistan legspinner Rashid Khan has become the fastest bowler to reach the milestone of 100 ODI wickets.

 

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