Current Affairs One-Liner: 18th March 2023

Published on March 18, 2023
  • Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya addressed over the Confederation of Indian Industry Partnership Summit 2023.
  • The ‘Learning Science via Standards’ initiative has been launched by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for students.
  • NITI Aayog's Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) launched ATL SARATHI, a comprehensive self-monitoring framework, to strengthen the Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATL).
Current Affairs One-Liner: 18th March 2023
  • Nitin Gadkari inauguarted 100% methanol-powered buses that will be run in Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC).
  • The Government of India and the World Bank have collaborated for the construction of Green National Highway Corridors Project (GNHCP).
  • IBA Women's World Boxing Championships started at Indira Gandhi Sports Complex in New Delhi
  • The Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry is organizing the Khelo India Dus Ka Dum tournament
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (CBUAE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Abu Dhabi, to enhance cooperation and jointly enable innovation in financial products and services.
  • State regulators in the United States of America (USA) shut down New York-based Signature Bank after California authorities closed Silicon Valley Bank, marking the 3rd largest failure in US banking history.
  • Jammu and Kashmir Bank (J&K; Bank) has signed a corporate agency agreement with Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).
  • India will send 20,000metric tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan through the Chabahar Port in Iran.
  • The government has appointed Mr Deepak Mohanty, former Reserve Bank official, as the Chairperson of the Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority (PFRDA).
  • The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Mr Antonio Guterres has appointed Ms Kavilmadam Ramaswami Parvathy of India as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Tajikistan, with the host Government’s approval.
  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted two consecutive successful flight tests of the Very Short Range Air Defence System (VSHORADS) missile in Odisha.
  • Hyderabad-based Svaya Robotics has developed India’s first indigenous quadruped (four-legged) robot and exoskeleton for the defense sector as part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative.
  • Important days:
    • Ordinance Factory Day 2023: 18 March
  • Ranks and reports:
    • Delhi has been ranked fourth on the list of the world’s 50 most polluted cities
  • Appointments and resignations:
    • Mr M. R. Kumar, chairman: resignation from the board of the company of LIC
    • Mr Li Qiang : China’s new Premier


Q.1  _______has been ranked fourth on the list of the world’s 50 most polluted cities
a. Delhi

b. Goa
c. Mumbai
d. Jorhat

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