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Weekly Current Affairs March 2018: Week 2

Published on March 12, 2018

Banking and Financial Awareness:

  • European Development Bank Approves India’s Membership.
  • SIDBI, CSC Partner to Offer MSMEs Better Credit Access.
  • Paytm Money Receives SEBI Nod As Registered Investment Adviser.
  • RBI Slaps Rs 40 Lakh Penalty On SBI For Flouting Fake Note Norms.
  • RBI Slaps Penalty On Axis Bank And Indian Overseas Bank.
  • RBI To Conduct Additional Repo Operations to Provide Liquidity Support to Banks.
Weekly Current Affairs March 2018: Week 2nd


  • Virat Kohli Named 1st Brand Ambassador For Uber India.
  • Ministers Ashok Gajapathi Raju And Y S Chowdary Submit Resignations To PM.
  • Prakriti To Be 1st ITBP Woman Combat Officer.
  • Biplab Deb Takes Oath As Tripura Chief Minister.
  • Vivek R Wadekar Appointed New Special Director In ED.
  • Neiphiu Rio Appointed Nagaland CM.
  • Conrad Sangma Takes Oath As New CM Of Meghalaya.

Honour, Awards and Ranks

  • 90th Oscar Awards 2018- Winners List
  • Best Picture - The Shape of Water
  • Best Actress Frances McDormand for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
  • Best Actor - Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”
  • Best Director - The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro.
  • Balkrishna Doshi Wins The Prestigious Pritzker Prize.
  • Knight Frank Wealth Report 2018: Mumbai, 16th Most Expensive City.
  • World’s Best Airport: Delhi and Mumbai Airports Tie at No. 1.
  • Forbes Billionaires List 2018: Amazon's Bezos Richest, Mukesh Ambani Ranked 19.
  • Indian Military Ranked 4th Strongest In World, USA Tops.

MOU’s, Agreement and Summits

  • India, Russia, Bangladesh Sign Pact for Rooppur Atomic Plant.
  • Microsoft Inks Renewable Energy Deal for Bengaluru Facility.
  • India, Israel Inked MoU on Water Conservation.
  • India, Vietnam Inks three MoUs.
  • PM Inaugurates National Legislators Conference On ‘We For Development’.
  • World ATM Congress 2018 Held in Spain.
  • 4th India-Europe 29 Business Forum Held In New Delhi.

Important News- World

  • Iraq Becomes India’s Biggest Oil Supplier.
  • Washington Becomes 1st State To Approve Net-Neutrality Rules.
  • Marshall Islands 1st Country To Launch Own Cryptocurrency As Legal Tender.

Important Dates

  • International Women's Day- 8 March
  • The theme is #PressforProgress.


  • Veteran Sufi Singer Pyarelal Wadali Passes Away.
  • Veteran Actor Shammi Passes Away.
  • Veteran Literateur Prafulla Das Passes Away.

Important News- India

  • Govt Ropes in IIFT, ICAI for Improving 'Doing Business' Ranking.
  • Trafficking of Persons Bill, 2018 Approved by Cabinet.
  • CCEA Doubles Bank Guarantee Limit for Pulses and Oilseeds for NAFED.
  • Cabinet approves Action Plan for Champion Sectors in Services.
  • Cabinet approves Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018.
  • Government Approves Rs 2,919 Crore to Nirbhaya Fund.
  • Centre Approves Rs. 1151.80 Crore Fund For Crop Residue Management.
  • Dearness Allowance For Government Employees Hiked to 7%.
  • Cabinet Approves Relief Measures For Stressed Telecom Sector.
  • Sukhad Yatra App And Emergency Number Launched For Highway Users.
  • Government Launches Biodegradable Sanitary Pads 'Suvidha'.
  • PM Launches National Nutrition Mission and Pan India Expansion of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao.
  • Rs. 5600 Crore Sanctioned Under Swadesh Darshan Scheme And Rs. 687.92 Crore Under PRASHAD Scheme.

Business, Science and Technology

  • Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg Committee Constituted to Regulate Fintech Sector.


  • Military Strength Ranking 2017: India Ranks 4th.

Important News- States

  • India’s first Aviation Multi Skill Development Centre launched in Chandigarh.
  • Animal Welfare Board of India Shifted Headquarters from Chennai to Haryana.
  • India's first Heli taxi launched in Bengaluru.
  • Swachh Shakti 2018 Campaign Organised in Lucknow.
  • Diu Becomes First UT To Be 100% Powered By Solar Energy.
  • India's biggest Media & Entertainment Services Market - enTTech 2018 was inaugurated in Mumbai.
  • Odisha Launches 'KHUSHI' Scheme to Provide Free Sanitary Pads.
  • Karnataka Unveils Healthcare Scheme 'Arogya Karnataka'.
  • Karnataka to Become 2nd State in Country to Unveil Its Own Flag.
  • Telangana Launches India's 1st State-Led Incubator for Women.
  • Haryana’s 1st Cyber Police Station Opened in Gurugram.
  • Madhya Pradesh Announces Pension For Single Women.

Sports News

  • Navjot Kaur Becomes First Indian Woman to Win Gold at Asian Championships.
  • Tejaswin Shankar Smashes National Record in High Jump.
  • ISSF World Cup 2018- Anjum Moudgil Wins Silver.
  • MS Dhoni Becomes Brand Ambassador Of Gaming Platform Dream 11.
  • Viswanathan Anand Wins Tal Memorial Rapid Chess Title.

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