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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 12 MAR 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 12 MAR 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      INDIA’S TALLEST TRICOLOUR HOISTED IN BELAGAVI, KARNATAKA
i. India’s tallest tricolour hoisted in Belagavi, Karnataka flag hoisted in Belagavi is 110m high from the base  to the top while its size is 120X80 ft.
ii. The flag was hoisted by Belagavi District in-charge Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi.
iii.Earlier the tallest flag was of 107 metre  tricolour flag hoisted in Pune was the highest, followed by  105 metre tall tricolour at Attari-Wagah border.

2.      BENGAL TOPS IN RURAL JOB SCHEME, T.N. IS SECOND
i.According to data provided by the Minister of State for Rural Development,West Bengal is the best performing State in terms of allotting jobs and utilising funds under (MGNREGA).
ii. West Bengal is followed by Tamil Nadu and Goa ranked at the bottom.

3.      MULTILATERAL HADR AIR FORCE EXERCISE “SAMVEDNA” STARTED IN KERALA COAST
Multilateral Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Air Force exercise, ‘Samvedna’ started in the coast of Kerala.
i.  Samvedna means ‘Empathy’ and ’Samvedna’ is being conducted by Indian Air Force  in association with South Asian Region nations.
iii.It will  establish synergy among Air Forces of participating countries in jointly carrying out HADR activities in wake of natural calamities.
v. The exercise will be conducted to tackle the tsunamiu situation  hitting in the western coast of India.

4.      ASSAM FINANCE MINISTER HIMANTA BISWA SARMA PRESENTS STATE’S FIRST E-BUDGET
Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma presented state’s first e-Budget at the legislative Assembly.
i. Each legislator of Assam State Legislative Assembly was provided with a tablet having details of the Budget.
ii. During the discussions in the house, the legislators were able to access the details through this tablet.
iii. In order to truly make it an E-Budget, the reporters covering the state budget were given a pen drive containing the details.
iv.It is  also been made available on Google app

5.      WORLD OCEAN SUMMIT 2018 HELD IN MEXICO
i. This was the fifth World Ocean Summit.
 It was hosted by the Economist Group and it was attended by  360 leaders from government, industry, multilateral organisations, scientific community and civil society all over the world took part in the World Ocean Summit 2018.
iii. Problems related to the world’s seas and solutions to protect ocean resources were discussed in the summit.

6.      BOLIVIA UNFURLS ‘WORLD’S BIGGEST FLAG’
Bolivia unveiled world’s biggest flag which it claims to be the longest with 200 km  lenghth.
i. The flag extends between the cities La Paz and Oruro. It is made of blue cloth and features Bolivian national symbols. Its width is three meters.
iii. Bolivia demands access to the Pacific Ocean, which it lost to Chile in a war in the 19th century.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. IN WHICH STATE, INDIA’S TALLEST TRICOLOUR WAS HOISTED?
A. Kerala
B. Goa
C. Maharashtra
D. Karnataka
Q2. IN WHICH COASTAL STATE, THE MULTILATERAL HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND DISASTER RELIEF (HADR) AIR FORCE EXERCISE, ‘SAMVEDNA’ BEGAN OFF ON MARCH 12, 2018?
A Gujarat
B. Kerala
C. Andhra Pradesh
D. West Bengal
Q3. IN WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING STATES, STATE’S FIRST E-BUDGET WAS PRESENTED AT THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY?
A. Assam
B. Karnataka
C. Kerala
D. West Bengal
Q4. THE WORLD OCEAN SUMMIT 2018 WAS HELD AT _____________?
A. River Ganga, India
B. River Mississippi, US
C. River Murray, Australia
D. River Maya, Mexico
Q5. WHICH COUNTRY UNVEILED THE WORLD’S BIGGEST FLAG?
A. Bolivia
B. Argentina
C. South Sudan
D. Libya

ANSWERS
1-D      2-B      3-A      4-D      5-A

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