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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 9 MAR 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 9 MAR 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      DIU BECOMES THE FIRST AND ONLY UNION TERRITORY TO BE 100% SOLAR ENERGY EFFICIENT
Diu has become the first and only UT of India to achieve full solar energy efficiency.
i. Diu has a geographical area of just 42 square kilometers. It has installed solar power plants in more than 50 acres of land.
ii. 13 MW of electricity is generated from the solar power-generating systems in Diu. Out of which, 3MW is produced from rooftop solar plants and 10MW from other solar power plants.
 National Parks in Gujarat: Gir Forest National Park Blackbuck National Park Marine National Park


2.      SWACHH SHAKTI 2018 CELEBRATED IN LUCKNOW
The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation,on the occasion of International Women’s Day organized aWomen’s Convention called Swachh Shakti 2018 at Lucknow
i. 8000 women sarpanches, 3000 women Swachhagrahis and women champions from across the country were recognised for their outstanding contribution towards making a Swachh Bharat.
ii. The event included launch of a film celebrating Swachh Shakti spreading the message of sanitation at the grassroots.
important wildlife sanctuaries in Uttar Pradesh:-
Dudhwa National Park (Tiger Reserve) , Bakhira Wildlife Sanctuary , Pilibhit Tiger Reserve, Kaimoor Wildlife Sanctuary, National Chambal Sanctuary, NawabGanj Bird Sanctuary.

3.      ‘WE HUB’, INDIA’S FIRST STATE-LED INCUBATOR FOR WOMEN LAUNCHED BY TELENGANA GOVERNMENT
I.Government of Telangana launched Women Entrepreneurship Hub (WE- Hub) in Hyderabad.
ii.WE-Hub is India’s first state-led incubator exclusively for women entrepreneurs.
iii. WE-HUB will promote women-led, women-owned enterprises in Telangana. It is a platform which is open to all kinds of innovations including a tech start-up, a start-up in social innovation or an idea which is completely and radically different. It will motivate women from rural and urban backgrounds helping them achieve being independent and overcome the societal barriers.

4.      PASSPORT DETAILS MADE MANDATORY FOR LOANS ABOVE RS.50 CRORE AFTER PNB FRAUD
i. The Passport details have been mandated for loans worth Rs 50 crore and above, to take immediate action and to inform related authorities to prevent defaulters from flying out of India.
ii. For all existing loans of over Rs 50 crore, banks have been mandated to obtain passport details of borrowers within 45 days.
iii. The step has been taken as a preventive measure after NiravModi has been alleged to have defrauded Punjab National Bank of Rs 12,700 crore and has escaped from India.
5.      COMMERCE AND INDUSTRIES MINISTER SURESH PRABHU GETS ADDITIONAL CHARGE OF CIVIL AVIATION MINISTRY
 Commerce and Industries Minister Suresh Prabhu was given additional charge of the Civil Aviation Ministry after the resignation of Ashok GajapathiRaju.
ii. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu took the decision after facing relentless attacks from the opposition for “failing” to secure special category status for Andhra Pradesh.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. WHICH STATE LAUNCHED WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP HUB (WE- HUB), INDIA’S FIRST STATE-LED INCUBATOR EXCLUSIVELY FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS?
A. Andhra Pradesh
B. Telangana
C. Maharashtra
D. Odisha
Q2. WHICH IS THE FIRST AND ONLY UNION TERRITORY OF INDIA TO ACHIEVE FULL SOLAR ENERGY EFFICIENCY?
A. Chandigarh
B. Lakshadweep
C. Puducherry
D. DIU
Q3. ___________ DETAILS OF BORROWERS OBTAINING LOANS OF RS 50 CRORE AND ABOVE HAS BEEN MADE MANDATORY TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION IN CASE OF FRAUD AND TO PREVENT DEFAULTERS FROM ESCAPING AWAY FROM INDIA?
A. PAN
B. Passport
C. Nominee
D. Aadhar
Q4. WHO WAS GIVEN ADDITIONAL CHARGE OF THE CIVIL AVIATION MINISTRY AFTER THE RESIGNATION OF ASHOK GAJAPATHI RAJU OF THE TELUGU DESAM PARTY (TDP)?
A. Suresh Prabhu
B. Suraender Singh
C. Raja Singh
D. Ashok Mehta

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

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