24th March 2019 Current Affairs

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National (18th March – 23rd March)

  • Former SC Judge Justice PC Ghose to be India’s first Lokpal
  • Special Stamp on Ice Stupa released
  • Gauri Sawant becomes first transgender election ambassador

International (18th March – 23rd March)

  • Cyclone Idai Hits Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe
  • ‘Vijit’ Becomes 1st Indian Coast Guard Ship to Visit Indonesia
  • Kazakhstan President Resigns After Nearly 30 Years in Power
  • Hawaii would be the first state in the US to ban most plastics at restaurants under legislation that aims to cut down on waste that pollutes the ocean.
  • Pune-based firm developing software to operate the world’s largest ground telescope in Hawaii
  • Kazakhstan renames its capital Astana to Nursultan
  • New Zealand Bans Assault Weapons
  • Jimmy is the longest-living U.S. President

Economy and Business (18th March – 23rd March)

  • Spicejet got IATA membership
  • Fitch Cuts India GDP Growth Forecast for FY20 to 6.8%
  • India one of world’s fastest-growing economies

Sports (18th March – 23rd March)

  • Dominic Thiem beats Roger Federer to win Indian Wells title
  • Valtteri Bottas Wins Australian F1 Grand Prix 2019
  • Mukesh Ambani Tops Forbes’ List of World’s Richest Sports Team Owners
  • PCB paid $ 1.6 million to BCCI
  • Kane Williamson gets Sir Richard Hadlee Medal
  • Indian Premier League-12 to kick off in Mumbai
  • Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019 Men’s Hockey tournament begins in Ipoh
  • FIFA bans former Ecuador football chief for life

Awards (18th March – 23rd March)

  • Karen becomes 1st woman to win Abel Prize
  • Hindi Writer Leeladhar Jagudi Awarded Vyas Samman 2018
  • Physicist Marcelo Gleiser Wins Templeton Prize 2019

Appointments (18th March – 23rd March)

  • Pramod Sawant Sworn in As Goa Chief Minister
  • EC appoints Shailendra Handa & Madhu Mahajan as Special Expenditure Observers
  • Aamir Khan appointed the Brand Ambassador of PhonePe
  • Tata Coffee Appoints Chacko Purackal Thomas As MD And CEO

Important Days (18th March – 23rd March)

  • Global Recycling Day is being celebrated on 18th March 2019
  • World Sparrow Day is being observed on 20 March
  • Parsis celebrate their New Year’s Day, Navroz
  • 21st March: International Day of Forests
  • 21st March: World Down Syndrome Day
  • The World Water Day being observed on 22nd March
  • Martyr’s Day: 23rd March

Defence (18th March – 23rd March)

  • Africa-India Field Training Exercise AFINDEX-19 Begins
  • Indo-Sri Lanka Joint Exercise Mitra shakti-VI to Be Held in Sri Lanka
  • Vice Admiral Karambir Singh To Take Over as Next Chief of Naval Staff
  • Indian Air Force to participate in ‘LIMA 2019’

Obituaries (18th March – 23rd March)

  • Veteran Comedian Chinmoy Roy passes away
  • Veteran Journalist Darryl D’Monte passes away
  • Japan’s Uncle Olympics passed away
  • Famed Economist Alan Krueger passes away
  • Karnataka Minister Shivalli passes away

States (18th March – 23rd March)

  • Integral Coach Factory (ICF) Chennai has overtaken China’s largest coach manufacturing unit to become the largest rail coach maker in the world.
  • Bill for total liquor prohibition in Mizoram
  • Deepest shaft cave discovered in Meghalaya

Miscellaneous (18th March – 23rd March)

  • India’s first real estate investment trust (REIT) is going to come up.
  • Nirav Modi arrested by London Police
  • Oxford Dictionary includes word ‘chuddies’


Agreements (18th March – 23rd March)

  • IBBI, SEBI Sign MoU For Better Implementation of IBC
  • SBI signs deal with Bank of China

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