Current Affairs 22 03 2018

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  1. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will accept petitions for H-1B visa from April 2, 2018.
  2. The World Water Day was observed globally on March 22, 2018 with the theme ‘Nature for Water’. The World Water Day (WWD) is observed every year on 22 March to spread message of preservation and rational consumption of water.
  3. Canadian mathematician Robert Langlands has won the Abel Prize for 2018. He has been awarded for his visionary programme connecting representation theory to number theory. 
  4. The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship have signed MoU to conduct skill development training programmed for agriculture and allied sector
  5. General Insurance Corporation is going to start operations at the Lloyd’s London office in April 2018 thereby increasing its share of international business.
  6. India and Hong Kong have signed a Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) to curb tax evasion and promote flow of investment. 
  7. Kidambi Srikanth, Somdev Devvarman awarded Padma Shri.
  8. General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff released a book on Paramveer Chakra Awardees - ‘Paramveer Parwane’. 
  9. Force Motors signed an agreement with Rolls-Royce Power Systems to set up a joint venture facility in India.
  10. Union Government is procuring 141 medium bulletproof vehicles (MBPVs) for the CRPF. 100 vehicles out of 141 are being exclusively purchased for CRPF.
  11. The Donald Trump administration banned all use by Americans of Venezuelan crypto currency (Petro) that its introduction is intended to skirt U.S. sanctions.
  12. The 106th edition of the Indian Science Congress will be held in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. 
  13. Indian Government on 20th march handed over the 18th last diesel railway locomotive engine to Myanmar. It executing a key project ahead of time as part of efforts to boost ties with the neighbor.
  14. Siliguri-based miniature artist Biplab Sarkar has been awarded with the `Glenfiddichs Emerging Artist of the Year 2018` award. 
  15. The Singapore Changi Airport has been named the world’s best airport for the sixth consecutive year by consultancy firm Skytrax. While the Mumbai airport has been ranked 63rd, the airports in Bangalore and Delhi are at 64th and 66th place respectively.
  16. Nanda Bahadur Pun has been re-elected as the vice president of Nepal.
  17. (IRCTC) introduced billing through Point of Sale hand-held machines in trains to check overcharging by vendors. This move will help not only making passengers aware of relevant information but also in improving the passenger satisfaction.

















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