Current Affairs Mar 2018 - Miscellaneous

  • Animal Welfare Board of India headquarters shifted from Chennai to Ballabhgarh

  • Saposhi: Threat of new malware looms over cyberspace

  • First-ever Dalit Hindu woman to get elected as Senator, member of upper house (Senate) of Pakistan - Krishna Kumari Kohli

  • I-METROS”, an association of all Indian Metro Rail companies was launched at the Conference on “Indian Metros: Collaborating for Excellence” held at Metro Bhawan in New Delhi.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off a train between Manduadih Railway Station in Varanasi, and Patna. He also launched various development projects in Varanasi.

  • The Maharashtra government may bring in a law to make the adulteration of milk a non-bailable offence, with a punishment of up to three years in jail.

  • The country’s largest lender, SBI has slashed charges for non-maintenance of Average Monthly Balance (AMB) in savings accounts by nearly 75%.

  • Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) has undertaken development of a coded drug AYUSH QOL-2C for improving the quality of life in cancer patients.

  • India B won the Dodhar Trophy after they defeated Karnataka by six wickets in the final in Dharamsala.

  • Inc launched its first-ever debit card in Mexico with an aim to promote e-shopping.

  • Indian filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda's "Halkaa", which had its world premiere at the 21st Festival International du Film Pour Enfants de Montreal Film (FIFEM), has bagged the Grand Prix de Montreal at the gala.

  • Sangeeta Bahadur has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Belarus.

  • The President of India appointed Shri Satya Pal Malik, Governor of Bihar to discharge the functions of the Governor of Odisha.

  • Actor Jackie Shroff's short film 'Shunyata' has won an award at Best of India Short Film Festival in Los Angeles, US. The prize includes a cash prize of $1,000. The film was directed by Chintan Sarda.

  • Indian para-athlete Deepa Malik won a gold medal in the F-53/54 category javelin event at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai.

  • The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and World Health Organization (WHO) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to further strengthen collaborative work between India and WHO in achieving improved health outcomes.

  • The largest Informal WTO Ministerial Meeting was held in New Delhi.

  • The 7th Women Science Congress was inaugurated during the 105th session of Indian Science Congress in Imphal.

  • Indian actress Katrina Kaif has been named as the new ambassador of the international award-winning non-profit organisation, Educate Girls.

  • India Post paid tribute to theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking by issuing a special cover on him.

  • Unseeded Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese player to win the Indian Wells final, routing Russian Daria Kasatkina for her first WTA Tour title.

  • The first National workshop on POSHAN Abhiyan involving all the states and union territories was held at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra, New Delhi.

  • Shri Atul M. Gotsurve (IFS: 2004), currently Director in the Ministry of External Affairs, has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

  • Elavenil Valarivan won gold in junior ISSF World Cup shooting in Sydney.

  • Vivaan Kapoor bagged the trap bronze medal in the ISSF junior World Cup at Sydney, Australia.

  • The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Zambia in the field of Judicial Cooperation.

  • US President Donald Trump announced another change to his cabinet by sacking embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and nominating White House doctor Ronny Jackson as his successor.

  • India And China agreed to continue to take forward the initiatives identified in the Five Year Development Programme for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and India signed in September 2014.

  • Google has acquired Tenor, a GIF platform for Android, iOS and desktop. Tenor will operate as a separate brand within Google.

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