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English Current Affairs 28th March 2018

  1. NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant launched the baseline ranking for the Aspirational Districts based on published data of 49 indicators across five developmental areas of Education, Health and Nutrition, Agriculture and Water Resources, Basic Infrastructure and Financial Inclusion and Skill Development.
  2. Meeting between Union Commerce and Industry Minister, Suresh Prabhu and China’s Trade Minister Zhong Shan was held in New Delhi
  3. Union Ministry of Power partnered with the Union Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship to train the manpower in six states for speedy implementation of SAUBHAGYA scheme
  4. Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli’s wax figure will soon be unveiled at Madame Tussauds, Delhi.
  5. SAP (Systems, Applications & Products in Data Processing) signed a Statement of Intent (SOI) with NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM).
  6. Production of 1423 billion units (BU) in Financial Year 2016, India was the third largest producer of electricity in the world.
  7. The CBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes) has extended the deadline for the PANAadhaar linking from the current last date of 31 March 2018 to 30 June 2018.
  8. Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, Asia’s largest Tulip garden, in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, was opened for visitors.
  9. Seychelles’ opposition coalition (which holds a majority in Seychelles Parliament) stated that it would not ratify a deal signed with India to build military infrastructure on its Assumption Island.
  10. SBI Cards announced that it has partnered with Indian Medical Association (IMA) to launch ‘Doctor’s SBI Card’, which has been designed to complement the distinct lifestyles and needs of doctors.
  11. Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India have signed $80 million loan agreement to modernize technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions in State of Himachal Pradesh
  12. Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in India will facilitate to set up ‘WomenInTech (WIT) Forum that will work towards encouraging women to take up careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
  13. India’s largest bank, State Bank of India (SBI) has hiked interest rates on fixed deposits (FDs) over two years for retail customers with effect from March 28, 2018.
  14. Justice Jawad Rahim was appointed as the acting chairperson of National Green Tribunal (NGT) by the Supreme Cour
  15. Pradosh Kumar Rath has been shortlisted as the new chairman cum managing director (CMD) of RINL (Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd).
  16. Indu Bhushan was appointed the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Mission.
  17. Karnataka Chief Electoral Officer Sanjiv Kumar announced that, cricketer Rahul Dravid will be the state election icon for Karnataka Assembly polls.
  18. Win Myint was elected as President of Myanmar by Myanmar’s parliament.
  19. Two Indian activists Mirnalini Dayal and Yogesh Kumar have been selected among 20 finalists for the Commonwealth Youth Awards 2018 for their contribution towards achieving gender equality.
  20. US space agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced that during 2018, it will launch two new satellite missions to enhance the view of Earth’s frozen regions.
  21. All India Football Federation (AIFF) launched “Scout-Me”, a mobile based scouting application to discover future players.
  22. Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) launched a new portal which enables EPFO pensioners to obtain pension-related information.
  23. Steve Smith and David Warner were banned from playing for Australia by Cricket Australia after the ball-tampering scandal during the Cape Town Test against South Africa.
  24. Sriharsha, a reputed journalist, died due to cardiac arrest,in New Delhi.
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