31st March 2019 Current Affairs

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National (25th March -30th March)

  • Vijaywada Railway station got gold rating
  • Artificial Intelligence, Yoga to be part of the CBSE curriculum for 2019-20 session
  • PM Modi Addresses the Nation: India Becomes Elite Space Power
  • UGC prohibits imparting distance degree programmes in agriculture

International (25th March -30th March)

  • Italy, China ink new ‘Silk Road’ protocol
  • Sri Lanka President hands over a proposal to declare Tripitaka as World Heritage
  • Trump Sign Proclamation Recognising Israel’s Sovereignty Over Golan Heights
  • World’s First Wireless Electric Car Charging Station Introduced by Norway
  • World’s largest e-waste recycling facility opens in Dubai
  • Sharada Corridor plan approved by Pakistan
  • Comoros President Azali Assoumani re-elected with over 60% of votes
  • Israelis discover ‘world’s longest salt cave’
  • Shanghai: World’s first district with 5G

Economy and Business (25th March -30th March)

  • RBI Slaps Rs 2 Crore Penalty On PNB
  • ITC sold John Players to Reliance
  • RBI set to bring back ‘exotic currency bets’
  • Adani Becomes 1st Indian Port Operator to Record 200 MMT Cargo Movement
  • PFC Becomes India’s 2nd Largest State-Owned Financial Firm

Sports (25th March -30th March)

  • Suresh Raina became first player to score 5000 runs in IPL
  • Manu and Saurabh bagged gold medal
  • Breakdancing to be added to Olympic 2024
  • Veselin Matic Set to Be India’s Basketball Coach
  • NRAI won the best sports federation award

Awards (25th March -30th March)

  • Peter Tabichi won Global Teacher Prize 2019
  • Indian Oil companies won ADNOC awards
  • President Kovind Honoured with Croatia’s Highest Award
  • Amartya Sen to be honored Bodley Award
  • Dr Rajendra Joshi Conferred With ‘Pravasi Bhartiya Samman’


Appointments (25th March -30th March)

  • AIBA President Gafur Rahimov Resigned
  • Naresh Goyal Steps Down from Jet Airways Board
  • Anil Nair: CEO of VMLY&R
  • Manohar appointed as Deputy CM of Goa
  • Maruti Suzuki re-appoints Kenichi Ayukawa as MD & CEO

Science and Tech (25th March -30th March)

  • ISRO Set to Launch 29 Satellites Including EMISAT
  • Chandrayaan 2 to carry laser instruments

Defence (25th March -30th March)

  • IAF inducts first four heavy-lift Chinook helicopters
  • ABHEDYA facility commissioned at Lonavala
  • 1st Indian Army Mountaineering Expedition to Mt Makalu Flagged Off
  • INS Kadmatt to participate in maritime and aerospace exhibition in Malaysia

Obituaries (25th March -30th March)

  • Noted Folk Artiste Anasuya Devi passes away
  • Scott Walker, Experimental Pop Hero, Passes Away
  • Malayalam Writer and Poet Ashita Passes Away
  • Veteran Journalist Prafulla Rajguru Passes Away At 82
  • Pioneering Russian cosmonaut Valery Bykovsky passes away

States (25th March -30th March)

  • Goa: Dipak Pauskar sworn in as Cabinet Minister
  • Tashigang in Himachal Pradesh Becomes World’s Highest Polling Station

Miscellaneous (25th March -30th March)

  • IGI Airport Delhi Becomes The 12th Busiest Airport in The World
  • India’s carbon dioxide emissions up by 5%
  • Navin Chawla’s new book titled ‘Every Vote Counts’ launched
  • Former Governor’s book titled ‘Indian Fiscal Federalism’ launched
  • Rima Das becomes Ambassador of Toronto International Film Festival

Agreements (25th March -30th March)

  • India-African Union sign MoU on strengthening cooperation in the healthcare sector
  • ECI collaborates with Indian Railways
  • GAIL and BHEL sign pact for cooperation in the development of solar power projects

Try out the quiz ?

1. What is the name of world’s first district using both 5G coverage and broadband gigabit network?

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Shanghai has become the world’s first district using both 5G coverage and broadband gigabit network.

2. Which state firm has become the 2nd largest state-owned financial firm?

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State-owned Power Finance Corporation (PFC) has completed the acquisition of majority stake in REC Ltd by transferring Rs 14,500 crore to the government.

3. Who has become the first player to score 5000 runs in IPL?

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Chennai Super Kings batsman Suresh Raina has become the first ever cricketer to reach 5,000 runs in Indian Premier League.

4. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has prohibited imparting distance degree programmes in which course?

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The University Grants Commission (UGC) has prohibited imparting distance degree programmes in agriculture.

5. How many heavy-lift Chinook helicopters has been inducted in Indian Air Force?

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Indian Air Force (IAF) on March 25 inducted the four heavy-lift Chinook helicopters at Chandigarh’s Air Force Station 12 Wing.

6. Dipak Pauskar has sworn in as a Cabinet Minister by governor Mridula Sinha at the Raj Bhavan. Mridula Sinha is governor of which state?

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In Goa, Dipak Pauskar was sworn in as a Cabinet Minister by Governor Mridula Sinha at the Raj Bhavan in Dona Paula. Pauskar replaces deputy Chief Minister Sudin Dhavalikar (Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party) in the Council of Ministers.

7. Who is the author of new book titled ‘Every Vote Counts’?

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Former Vice President of India Hamid Ansari has launched Navin Chawla’s (former Chief Election Commissioner of India) new book titled ‘Every Vote Counts’ in New Delhi.

8. Election Commission of India (ECI) has collaborated with Indian Railways for which campaign?

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Election Commission of India (ECI) and Indian Railways have collaborated for Voter Awareness campaign for Lok Sabha Election 2019.

9. Valery Bykovsky has passed away. He was from which country?

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Pioneering Soviet-era cosmonaut Valery Bykovsky (84-years) passed away. Valery Bykovsky, who was the 11th person to venture into space and who held the unbroken record for the longest solo spaceflight.

10. NASA's laser instruments will carry by which lunar mission?

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India’s lunar mission Chandrayaan 2, scheduled to launch in April, will carry NASA’s laser instruments that allow scientists to make precise measurements of the distance to the Moon.

11. Who has been appointed as the CEO of VMLY&R of its India business?

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VMLY&R appointed Anil Nair as the CEO of its India business effective immediately on 25 March 2019.

12. Who has been conferred with the Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Award?

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Swiss-based NRI scientist Dr Rajendra Joshi has been conferred with the Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Award by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind.

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