Current Affairs 18 03 2018
1. Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has resigned.1. Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has resigned.
2. Singapore is the world’s most expensive city for the fifth straight year.
3. Fitch, the US-based agency, projected India’s economic growth to rise to 7.3 per cent in 2018-19 and further to 7.5 per cent in 2019-20. Also, it forecast Indian economy to clock a growth rate of 6.5 per cent this fiscal (2017-18), in line with official estimates by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) of 6.5 per cent.
4. FIFA has lifted its three-decades ban on Iraq hosting international football. FIFA has allowed international matches to be staged in three cities; Arbil, Basra and Karbala.
5. Tata sons Chairman N Chandrasekran has been elected as the 8th President of the court of Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru for 2018-21.
6. The Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $120 million loan agreement for completion of works for double-tracking and electrification of railways tracks along high-density corridors to improve the operational efficiency of Indian railways.
7. The emerging shooter Devanshi Rana will show her talent in the junior shooting World Cup.
8. PV Sindhu swiftly makes her way in the semi final of All England Championship
9. ‘Ugadi’, the Telugu New Year, was celebrated in Andhra Pradesh with traditional fervour and enthusiasm today across Andhra Pradesh State.
10. Paytm has announced the launch of two new services – Gold Gifting and Gold Savings Plan as part of its wealth management offering, Paytm Gold.
11. Pakistan will not attend a World Trade Organisation (WTO) meeting to be held in Delhi next week amid the ongoing diplomatic tension between the two nations.
12. President Ram Nath Kovind released Rs 1,000 and Rs 10 commemorative coins on the occasion of Nabakalebar festival in Puri, Odisha.
13. Maharashtra produces most biomedical waste in India, it produced over 70,000 kg of waste such as syringes bandages and amputated body parts.
14. Kerala to declare jackfruit as state fruit.
15. Flying officer Bhawana Kanth became the second woman pilot of the Indian Air Force to fly a fighter aircraft solo. She flew a MiG-21 “Bison” from Ambala Air Force Station and first flying officer Avani Chaturvedi In February this year.