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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 7 MAR 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 7 MAR 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF ‘SUVIDHA’ UNDER PMBJP
Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs, announced the launch of ‘Suvidha’, the 100% Oxo-biodegradable Sanitary Pad.Government announces launch of ‘SUVIDHA’
i. The ‘Suvidha’ napkin is launched under the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana .
ii. The ‘Suvidha’ pads will be offered for Rs. 2.50 per pad.
iii. This has been introduced to ensure ‘Swachhta, Swasthya and Suvidha’ for the underprivileged women of India.
iv.Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana to provide quality medicines at affordable prices to the masses through special kendra’s known as Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendra


2.      MINISTRY OF POWER LAUNCHES NATIONAL E-MOBILITY PROGRAMME IN INDIA
i. The National E-Mobility Programme has been introduced to improve the e-mobility ecosystem that comprises vehicle manufacturers, charging infrastructure companies, fleet operators, service providers, etc.
ii. EESL will procure electric vehicles in huge numbers.
iii. The electric vehicles will replace the existing petrol and diesel vehicles.
iv. EESL had procured 10,000 e-vehicles in 2017.
About EESL (Energy Efficiency Services Limited: works towards mainstreaming energy efficiency and is implementing the world’s largest energy efficiency portfolio in India

3.      MUMBAI RANKS 16TH MOST EXPENSIVE CITY IN THE WORLD
Mumbai has ranked 16th in the top 20 costliest cities in the world list, as per the Knight Frank Wealth Report 2018.
ii. This index was developed based on four major indicators namely wealth, investments, lifestyle and future.
iii. Monaco has secured the first position among the top 20 costliest cities in the world. It is followed by Hong Kong in the second position.

4.      RBI SLAPS RS 40 LAKH PENALTY ON SBI FOR FLOUTING FAKE NOTE NORMS
i.  has imposed a penalty of Rs 40 lakh on  SBI as it failed to comply with RBI’s directions on detection and impounding of counterfeit notes.
ii. RBI had inspected currency chests of two SBI branches and found that its instructions on detection and impounding of counterfeit notes had been violated.

5.      RESERVE BANK OF INDIA
Established – 1935
Offices – 27 regional offices & 4 Sub-offices
International Women’s Day observed on March 8, 2018                      
i. The theme for International Women’s Day  was chosen as – ‘Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives’.
ii. NITI Aayog launches Women Entrepreneurship Platform on International Women’s Day
iv. Delhi High Court Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal becomes the first woman from the field of law and justice to be conferred the ‘Nari Shakti Puraskar‘, India’s highest civilian honour for women.

6.      WORLD KIDNEY DAY – MARCH 8 2018
i. World Kidney Day is celebrated annually throughout the world on the second Thursday of March
ii. The theme for the World Kidney Day is “Kidneys And Women’s Health: Include, Value, Empower”.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. R K SINGH, UNION MINISTER OF STATE (IC) POWER AND NEW & RENEWABLE ENERGY, LAUNCHED THE NATIONAL E-MOBILITY PROGRAMME IN INDIA. EESL WILL PROCURE ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN HUGE NUMBERS. FOR AN ELECTRIC CAR, THE PER KILOMETER COST IS _______?
a. 95 paisa
b. 90 paisa
c. 85 paisa
d. 80 paisa
Q2. RBI (RESERVE BANK OF INDIA) HAS IMPOSED A PENALTY OF RS 40 LAKH ON WHICH BANK, AS THE BANK FAILED TO COMPLY WITH RBI’S DIRECTIONS ON DETECTION AND IMPOUNDING OF COUNTERFEIT NOTES?
a. PNB bank
b. HDFC bank
c. SBI bank
d.Canara bank
Q3. ON 8TH MARCH 2018, ANANTHKUMAR, UNION MINISTER FOR CHEMICALS & FERTILIZERS AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS, ANNOUNCED THE LAUNCH OF ‘SUVIDHA’, THE 100% OXO-BIODEGRADABLE SANITARY PAD. THIS PAD WILL BE OFFERED FOR RS.___ PER PAD?
a. 2
b. 2.50
c. 4
d. 4.50
Q4. WHICH INDIAN CITY HAS RANKED 16TH IN THE TOP 20 COSTLIEST CITIES IN THE WORLD LIST, AS PER THE KNIGHT FRANK WEALTH REPORT 2018?
a. Kolkata
b. Pune
c. Patna
d. Mumbai

ANSWERS:
1-c      2-c      3-b      4-d

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