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Weekly Current Affairs March 2018: Week IV

Published on April 02, 2018
Banking and Financial Awareness:
  • SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) Broadens Real-Time Payment Tracking Capabilities.
  • RBI Imposes Rs 58.9 Cr Penalty On ICICI Bank. 
  • SEBI Allows Physical Settlement Of Stock Derivatives.
  • Exim Bank Extends $500 Million Loan Facility To 15-Nation Group In Africa.
  • Equitas Small Finance Bank has launched a new ‘Yellow Army Savings Account’ to increase its customer base through its association with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), a franchise of the Indian Premium League.
  • Long-Term Capital Gains Tax To Come Into Effect From 01st April.
Weekly Current Affairs March 2018: Week IV


  • Rosemary DiCarlo Becomes First Female UN Political Chief.
  • SC Appoints Justice Jawad Rahim As Acting Head For NGT.
  • Win Myint Elected As New President Of Myanmar
  • Indu Bhushan Appointed CEO Of Ayushman Bharat Mission.
  • Vijay Raghavan Appointed Principal Scientific Advisor To Government.
  • JS Rajput Nominated India’s Representative To UNESCO's Executive Board.
  • Martin Vizcarra Sworn In As Peru's New President

Honour, Awards and Ranks

  • Mathematician Robert P. Langlands wins Abel Prize 2018.
  • Chhattisgarh Wins National Water Digest Award.
  • London Based Organisation SACF Wins Frederick Pincott Award.
  • Worldwide Cost Of Living Report 2018- Singapore Most Expensive, Damascus Least.
  • 105th Indian Science Congress- DRDO Gets ‘Most Informative Pavilion’ Award
  • Canadian Mathematician Robert Langlands Wins Abel Prize
  • Singapore Airport Rated World's Best, Mumbai Ranked 63rd
  • 105th Indian Science Congress- NHAI Receives Best Design Pavilion Award.

MOU’s, Agreement and Summits

  • ISA, India sign Host Country Agreement.
  • Meeting Of PIC Between India And Pakistan Held In New Delhi.
  • First National Conclave On Psychological Trauma, Child Protection, And Mental Illnesses In New Delhi.
  • Rivigo Ties Up With IDFC, YES Bank, For Truck Loans.
  • Cabinet Approves MoU Between India And Canada On IPRs.
  • Cabinet Approves MoU Between India And United Kingdom And Northern Ireland.
  • India And ADB Sign $80 Million Loan Agreement.
  • GIFT, Deloitte Sign MoU To Promote IFSC Operations.
  • NITI Aayog's Atal Innovation Mission Signs SOI With SAP Global.
  • India And China Agree To A Roadmap For Addressing Trade Imbalance.
  • AAI Signs MoU With Assam Government.

Important News- World

  • Brazzaville Declaration Signed to Protect World’s Largest Tropical Peatland.
  • Myanmar Elects Win Myint as New President.

Important Dates

  • March 25: International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery.
  • World Autism Awareness Day- 2 April.
  • World Theatre Day- 27 March.


  • Film Director C.V. Rajendran Passes Away.
  • Pulitzer Prize Winner Les Payne Die

Important News- India

  • Videsh Aaya Pradesh ke Dwaar Launched by MEA.
  • Print Biennale India 2018: First International Exhibition Held in New Delhi.
  • Cabinet Approve New Integrated Scheme for School Education.
  • Cabinet Approves Export of All Edible Oils in Bulk.
  • India Becomes 2nd Largest Producer Of Mobile Phones In The World.
  • CCEA Approves Continuation Of Credit Guarantee Fund Scheme For Education Loans.
  • Cabinet Approves Rs 4,500 Crore To Boost Development Projects In North-East.
  • Govt Allows Export Of 2 Million Tonnes Of Sugar.
  • EPFO Launches Portal For Pensioners.
  • India's 1st Insect Museum Opened In Tamil Nadu.
  • 3,21,567 Affordable Houses Sanctioned For Urban Poor Under PMAY.
  • Government Guarantee For IRFC Bonds.
  • President Kovind Lays Foundation Stone Of 5 National Highway Projects In Varanasi.

 Business, Science and Technology

  • GSAT-6A Successfully Launched by ISRO.


  • Indian Navy To Host Bilateral Exercise 'Varuna' With French Navy.

Important News- States

  • NAIPUNYA RATHAM: Andhra Pradesh Govt. Launches World on Wheels.
  • Famous Madhavpur Mela Organised in Gujarat.
  • Madhya Pradesh Wins GI Tag for Black Chicken.
  • Surat Becomes 1st District To Have 100% Solar Powered Health Centres.

Sports News

  • Kerala Lifts Their 6th Santosh Trophy.
  • ISSF Junior World Cup: Muskan Bhanwala Wins Gold.
  • Mithali Raj Adjudged ‘Sportsperson Of The Year.
  • Sebastian Vettel Wins Australian Grand Prix.
  • Pankaj Advani Wins Asian Billiards Championships Title.
  • India U-16 Win Hong Kong Football Tournament.
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