current affairs march 2018

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*********Current Affairs  March  2018**********




Meteoroid is a fragment of either an asteroid or a comet.
Meteor-  the streak of light of  a meteoroid traveling through the atmosphere

Meteorite – called on the surface


Sri-lank pay tribute to J dalmiya with book on ex- BCCI president

A book titled, ‘A tribute to jagu ‘

Former FBI number 2 fired two days before his retirement – Andrew McCabe


Sierra leone 1st country to use blockchain tech in elections.


Embattled Mauritius  president resigns
Mauritius president Ammeenah Gurib Fakim has resigned due to corruption charges.
About Mauritius
Capital – port Louis

Currency – rupee


Africa’s oldest DNA discovered in eastern morocco.
It is dated 15000  years old
About morocco
Capital = rabat
Currency  = rabat

King = mohammad VI
  
What is  NFRA ?
 National financial reporting authority
What is it
It will be an independent regulator overseeing the auditing profession.
It shall consists of a chairperson, three full time members and a secretary.
Background ?
Dur to the 12,636 crore PNB fraud
Listed companies and large unlisted companies shall be audited and reviewed.
Other regulators/ advisors shall remain
Powers

Shall have the power to penalize not more than  1 lakh or  5 times amount received by the individual.



India commits 1.4 billion for solar energy world wide
It is world’s largest investment in solar.
It is cover 27 projects in 15 countries.
Conference(in this  conference 23 countries participated) – co-chaired by  PM modi and French president Emmanuel macron .

About ISA
ISA stands for international solar alliance
It consists of 121 countries.
Most countries  consists in sunshine countries which lie between tropic of cancer and the tropic of Capricorn.
Founded  in 2015 paris(france)
Official name – international agency for solar policy and application
Head quarter – Gurugram( Haryana)

1. Centre sanctions Rs 1,000 crore for research and innovation
2. Delhi govt approves for delivery of ration at doorsteps of PDS beneficiaries
3. Fourth India-Europe 29 Business Forum held in New Delhi
4. Itanagar celebrates Silver Jubilee of Losar festival
5. Vision for Future' event marks 70 yrs of Indo-Russia ties held in New Delhi
6. Animal Welfare Board of India headquarters shifted from Chennai to Haryana
7. Odisha MSME International Trade Fair begins in Bhubaneswar
8. 40 Participants of Indian Origin attends 46th Edition of “Know India Programme”
9. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announces USD 170 mn for women's empowerment
10. World ATM Congress held in Spain
11. India to join multilateral lender EBRD
12. Sidbi, CSC partner to offer MSMEs better credit access
13. India starts importing LNG from US for the first time
14. Neiphiu Rio appointed as CM of Nagaland
15. Sandeep Bakhshi gets 2-yr extension as MD of ICICI Prudential Life
16. Wadekar appointed new Special Director in ED
17. Gary Cohn resigns as Trump's top economic advisor
18. IGI Airport adjudged world best in ACI survey
19. Amazon's Jeff Bezos Becomes First $100B Mogul on Forbes List
20. British Indian Harry Athwal wins 'Pride of Birmingham' award
21. Nitin Gadkari launches Sukhad Yatra App and Toll-free Emergency number for Highway users
22. Researchers develop thermoelectric compound "Silver copper telluride (AgCuTe)"
23. Ex-MP Cricket Association Chairman Bhargav Dead

     1.    Which nation has decided to set 15 years as legal age of sexual consent after public uproar?
a) Spain
b) UK
c) France
d) Germany 
Ans  C

2. Chandragiri has become the first ‘all women’ railway station in which state?

a) Karnataka
b) Andhra Pradesh 
c) Telangana 
d) Maharashtra 

Ans - B

3. According to UNICEF, the sharpest decline in child marriages has happened in which nation in the last 10 years?


a) India
b) Pakistan
c) Bangladesh
d) Sri Lanka
ans - A
4. Which country has become India’s biggest oil supplier in the current financial year?


a) Saudi Arabia
b) Iraq
c) Kuwait
d) UAE
Ans - B

5. Which state government has launched the free sanitary napkin scheme ‘Khushi’ for girl students across the state?

a) Odisha
b) Kerala
c) Maharashtra
d) Karnataka
Ans – A