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Weekly Current Affairs March 2018: Week 3

Published on March 19, 2018

Banking and Financial Awareness:

  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India inks MoU with RBI.
  • Muthoot Finance Ties Up With Global IME Bank.
  • SEBI Raises Currency Derivative Trade Limit to $100 Million.
  • ICICI Bank Launches Online Overdraft Facility for MSME Customers.
  • SBI Reduces Charges On Non-Maintenance Of Minimum Balance.
Weekly Current Affairs March 2018: Week 3rd


  • Justice Khanwilkar to Head Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal.
  • Gina Haspel Appointed Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)'s First Female Director.
  • Angela Merkel Elected To 4th Term As German Chancellor.
  • Sangeeta Bahadur Appointed Next Ambassador Of India To Belarus.
  • Xi Jinping Re-Elected China President, Wang Vice President.

Honour, Awards and Ranks

  • ICMR wins 2017 Kochon Prize for TB Research.
  • Bidya Devi Bhandari, Nepal’s 1st Female President, Wins Second Term.
  • World Happiness Index 2018: India ranks 133.
  • Jackie Shroff's 'Shunyata' Wins International Award In US.
  • Indian Film 'Halkaa' Bags Award at Montreal Fest.
  • ICMR Wins 2017 Kochon Prize For TB Research.
  • WEF Energy Transition Index 2018: India Ranks 78th, Sweden Tops.
  • GST, 2nd Highest Tax Rate In World: World Bank Report.
  • Andhra Pradesh Stands at 51st Position in Global Multidimensional Poverty Index.
  • Pune Tops in Improved Quality Governance: Survey.

MOU’s, Agreement and Summits

  • End of TB Summit Held in New Delhi.
  • India And ADB Signed $120 Million Loan To Improve Rail Infrastructure.
  • IATA Collaborates With Civil Aviation Ministry In India.
  • Health Ministry And WHO Signed Agreement For Enhanced Cooperation For Healthcare.
  • India, Madagascar Sign Umbrella Agreement in Defence Sector.
  • Home Minister Rajnath Singh Inaugurates Asia-Pacific Regional Conference Of IACP.
  • India inks $120 Million Loan agreement with ADB to improve Rail Infrastructure.

Important News- World

  • President Kovind Inaugurates World Hindi Secretariat building in Mauritius.
  • Oklahoma to Become 1st US State To Use Nitrogen Gas For Executions.
  • President Of India Inaugurates World Hindi Secretariat In Mauritius.
  • Angela Merkel Elected To 4th Term As German Chancellor.
  • Saudi Arabia Cabinet Approves Nuclear Power Program National Policy.
  • Maldives Parliament Approved Anti-Defection Bill.
  • Sri Lanka Pays Tribute To J Dalmiya With Book 'A Tribute To Jagu'

Important Dates

  • World Consumer Rights Day- 15 March
  • Theme for this year's WCRD 2018 is ‘Making Digital Marketplaces Fairer’.


  • Actor Narendra Jha Passes Away At 55 after Heart Attack.
  • Scientist Stephen Hawking Has Died Aged 76.

Weekly Current Affairs March 2018: Week 2

Important News- India

  • India-UK Joint Team wins Newton-Bhabha Fund.
  • LaQshya Program Launched to Improve Quality of Maternity Care.
  • The Executive Committee held its first meeting to decide on the roadmap for the Mission. The Committee headed by Sh. Rakesh Srivastava.
  • Government Forms Committee to Probe Illegal Cultivation of HT Cotton.
  • Milk Production Up 20% in 2014-2017.
  • India Announces USD 100 Ml LoC For Mauritius.
  • LaQshya Program Launched To Improve Quality Of Maternity Care.
  • NITI Aayog Released SATH-E Roadmaps.
  • WHO Member-Countries Commit To End TB By 2030.
  • The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) launched a mobile app called ‘Citizen Services’.
  • Book Signed By Tagore Auctioned For USD 700.

Business, Science and Technology

  • World Bank Projects India's GDP Growth At 7.3% for 2018-19.
  • Amazon Launches First Debit Card In Mexico E-Commerce Push.


  • MILES-18: Naval Exercise Held in Andaman.
  • Samvedna 2018: IAF’s First Multilateral HADR Air Exercise in South Asia.

Important News- States

  • PM Modi, French President Macron Jointly Inaugurate Solar Power Plant At Mirzapur In UP.
  • PM Inaugurates 105th Indian Science Congress In Imphal.
  • Telangana, Kay Ventures Tie Up For Apparel Hub.
  • Centre Forms Tribunal to Solve Mahanadi Water Dispute between Odisha & Chhattisgarh.
  • Annual Krishi Unnati Mela Begins In New Delhi.
  • Odisha Government to collaborate with RIMES for disaster management.
  • Jaipur to witness 8th Theatre Olympics.
  • Maharashtra Government bans use of plastic.

Sports News

  • Nepal Cricket Team Gains ODI Status.
  • Deepa Malik Becomes Asian Rank 1 In Javelin F-53 Category.

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