Current Affairs 14 03 2018

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  1. The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the World Hindi Secretariat building on March 13, 2018 on the third day of his visit to Mauritius.
  2. He also launched the World Hindi Secretariat’s logo and a large ENT hospital being built with Indian assistance.
  3. The President noted that the 11th World Hindi Conference is going to be held in Mauritius in August 2018.
  4. The SIPRI report revealed that the U.S. accounted for 34 percent of global major arms exports in 2013-2017.
  5. India topped the list of arms importers, followed by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and China.
  6. Tata Motors and Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) have begun the country’s first demonstration trials for a hydrogen fuel cell bus.
  7. The first regional conference on ‘Mass Rapid Transport System (MRTS) for Urban Areas – Opportunities and Challenges’ was organized in Kolkata.

  8. The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh will inaugurate the two-day Asia-Pacific Regional Conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in New Delhi.
  9. The theme is "Challenges to Policing in 2020- How is Cyber Space shaping our approach to Cybercrime & Terrorism, how do we perform within it and take advantage of it".
  10. The Director, Intelligence Bureau, as the Chair of APWRO, is the host of the Conference.
  11. Nepal‘s first woman president Bidya Devi Bhandari has been relected for a second term in office.
  12. Incumbent President Bhandari defeated Nepali Congress leader Kumari Laxmi Rai with an overwhelming majority in the presidential election.

  13. She became Nepal‘s first woman president in 2015.
  14. U.S. President Donald Trump has chosen Gina Haspel for the position of CIA Director. She will replace Mike Pompeo.
  15. Ms. Haspel, the agency’s current Deputy Director, will become its first woman chief.
  16. She is a career spymaster who once ran an agency prison in Thailand.
  17. The 27th G D Birla Award for Scientific Research for year 2017 has been given to Dr Rajan Sankaranarayanan.

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