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Weekly Current Affairs March 2018: Week 1

Published on March 06, 2018

Banking and Financial Awareness:

  • RBI Raises Currency Derivative Trade Limit to $100 Million.
  • RBI Launches Ombudsman Scheme for NBFCs.
  • RBI Directs Banks to Link SWIFT to CBS by April 2018.
  • India to Grow 7.6% In 2018: Moody's.
  • India’s GDP Growth Rises to 7.2% In December Quarter.
  • 9.9% Growth in Foreign Exchange Earnings in January 2018 Over January 2017.
  • PNB and ICICI Bank Increase MCLR Rates.
  • SBI Hikes Lending Rate to 8.15%.
  • IndusInd Bank and Ripple Tie-Up for Cross-Border Remittances.
  • Catholic Syrian Bank Ties Up with Celebrus Capital for Online Trading Services.
  • State Bank of India Set for UK Restructuring.
  • EPFO Makes Online Claims Must for PF Withdrawals Above Rs 10 Lakh.
  • EPFO Introduces UAN- Aadhar Linking New Facility.
Weekly Current Affairs March 2018: Week 1


  • TV Journalist Rahul Mahajan Named Rajya Sabha TV Editor-In-Chief.

Honour and Awards

  • Roger Federer Becomes Most Decorated Laureus Award Winner. 

MOU’s and Agreement

  • India, Bangladesh, Russia Sign Pact for Rooppur Atomic Plant.
  • India-Jordan Sign 12 Agreements.

Important News- World

  • TAPI Gas Pipeline Work Begins in Afghanistan.
  • China Elected as Vice President of FATF.
  • Michael McCormack Named Australia’s New Deputy Prime Minister.
  • Armen Sarkisian Elected Next Armenian President.

Important Dates

  • Assam to Mark September 22 as Rhino Day.
  • National Science Day- 28 February 2018. The theme for National Science Day 2018 is "Science and Technology for a sustainable future."


  • Eminent Odia Writer Kanakalata Mohanty Passes Away.
  • Kanchi Seer Jayendra Saraswathi Passes Away.
  • Former Cabinet Secretary T.S.R. Subramanian Passes Away.
  • Legendary Bollywood Actress Sridevi Passes Away.

Important News- India

  • Inclusive Internet Index 2018: India ranks 47th.
  • Establishment of National Financial Reporting Authority Approved.
  • India Impose Anti-Dumping Duty on China's Ceramicware.
  • Blue Coloured Bal Aadhaar Card Launched.
  • RISE Scheme: IITs to Get 25% of Government Loans.
  • King of Jordan in India On 3-Day Visit.
  • Union Cabinet Approves Anti-Trafficking Bill Draft.
  • Centre Approves Rs 2900 Crore to Make Cities Safer for Women.
  • Cabinet Clears Setting Up of NFRA to Oversee Auditors.
  • International Conference On Sustainable Biofuels Begins in New Delhi.
  • National Conference On E-Governance in Hyderabad.
  • I&B Minister Smriti Irani Releases 'India-2018' Book.

Business, Science and Technology

  • India-Korea Business Summit in New Delhi.
  • 7th Meeting of EPG On Nepal-India Relations Concludes.


  • Anti-Tank Guided Missiles Nag Successfully Tested.
  • Paschim Lehar: Tri-service Maritime Exercise Concludes.
  • India-Seychelles Exercise Lamitye 2018.
  • DRDO Successfully Carries Out Test Flight of Rustom-2 Drone.

Important News- States

  • Odisha Govt Launches 'Ama Gaon, Ama Vikas' Programme.
  • World’s Largest Solar Park 'Shakti Sthala' Launched in Karnataka.
  • 1st Mega Food Park Inaugurated in Maharashtra.
  • Uma Bharti Launches 2nd Project of Swajal Yojana in Rajasthan.
  • Tamil Nadu, Microsoft Tie-Up to Accelerate Cloud Technology Adoption.
  • Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani Attends 27th IJIRA in Kolkata.
  • Chilika Lake Largest Habitat of Irrawaddy Dolphins Globally.
  • 15th Edition of BioAsia 2018 Held in Hyderabad.
  • PM Modi Inaugurates Projects Worth 1000 Crores in Daman.
  • PM Modi Flags Off 'Run for New India' Marathon in Surat.

Sports News

  • Navjot Kaur 1st Indian Woman to Win Gold in Asian Wrestling Championship.
  • 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Hockey Tournament Begins in Malaysia.
  • IOC Restores Russia's Olympic Membership.
  • Tokyo Unveils Mascots for 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.
  • India Clinched 11 Medals at Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament.
  • MC Mary Kom and Seema Poonia Bag Silver Medals in Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament.
  • Aruna Budda Reddy Becomes 1st Indian to Win Individual Medal at Gymnastics World Cup.

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