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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29 MAR 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29 MAR 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      GOVERNMENT OF INDIA AND ADB SIGN $80 MILLION LOAN AGREEMENT
i. The Asian Development Bank  and the Government of India signed $80 million loan to help modernize technical and vocational education and training institutions and improve the skills ecosystem in the State of Himachal Pradesh.
ii. The Project will establish a polytechnic for women, six city Livelihood Centers, and seven Rural Livelihood Centers, and upgrade 11 employment exchanges into model career Centers.

2.      RS 350 COIN TO MARK BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF GURU GOBIND SINGH
i. Government will come out with a Rs 350 commemorative coin to mark 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th and last Sikh Guru.
ii. The coin with standard weight of 35 gram will have 50 per cent silver, 40 per cent copper and 5 per cent each of nickel and zinc.
iii. The reverse side will bear the picture of "Takht Shri Harimandir Ji Patna Sahib" in the centre.

3.      CRICKET AUSTRALIA BANS STEVE SMITH, DAVID WARNER FOR 12 MONTHS
i. Cricket Australia  has banned Australian captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner for 12 months and handed a nine-month ban to Cameron Bancroft.
ii. Warner and Smith have also been banned from captaining Australia for two years.
iii. These players have been charged for deliberately ttrying to tamper with the condition of the ball in an orchestrated attempt to gain an advantage.

4.      HARYANA’S MEWAT IS INDIA’S MOST BACKWARD DISTRICT
i. The NITI Aayog has released a preliminary ranking for the 101 most backward districts of India that have signed up for the Narendra Modi government’s ‘Transformation of Aspirational Districts’ programme.
ii. Haryana’s Mewat is the lowest-ranked among these backwards districts, while Andhra Pradesh’s Vizianagaram is the best-performing district of the 101.

5.      GSLV SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES GSAT-6A SATELLITE
i. India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle  successfully launched GSAT-6A Satellite into Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit .
ii. The launch of GSLV was its twelfth and took place from the Second Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre  Sriharikota, the spaceport of India.
iii. This is the fifth consecutive success achieved by GSLV carrying indigenously developed Cryogenic Upper Stage.

6.      RBI IMPOSES RS 59 CR PENALTY ON ICICI BANK
i. The Reserve Bank of India  has imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 58.9 crore on ICICI Bank Ltd for non-compliance with the directions issued by RBI.
ii. The penalty has been imposed in exercise of powers vested in RBI under the provisions of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, taking into account failure of the bank to adhere to its directions/guidelines.


7.      INDU BHUSHAN APPOINTED CEO OF 'AYUSHMAN BHARAT' MISSION
i. Indu Bhushan has been appointed as the CEO of the Centre's ambitious Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Mission.
ii. Bhushan, the Director General of East Asia Department, Asian Development Bank (AD(B)in Manila, Philippines, has been appointed to the post for a period of two years.

8.      SC APPOINTS JUSTICE JAWAD RAHIM AS ACTING CHAIRPERSON OF NGT
i. The Supreme Court has appointed Justice Jawad Rahim, judicial member of National Green Tribunal  as the acting chairperson of the green panel.
ii. The new acting chairperson will discharge his duties until a regular appointment is made and will take part in selection process of other members of the NGT.

9.      ANDHRA PRADESH APPOINTS SHUTTLER SRIKANTH AS DEPUTY COLLECTOR
i. Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has been appointed as a Deputy Collector by the Andhra Pradesh government.
ii. CM N Chandrababu Naidu handed over the appointment letter to him in Amravati in the presence of former All-England champion and celebrated badminton coach Pullela Gopichand.
iii. Srikanth recently honoured with Padma Shri award.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. TO MARK THE 350TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF WHOM, RBI WILL SOON ROLL OUT LIMITED EDITION COINS OF RS 350 DENOMINATION?
(A) Swami Vivekananda
(B) Ramana Maharishi
(C) Sri Aurobindo
(D) Shri Guru Gobind Singh
Q2. STEVE SMITH AND DAVID WARNER WERE BANNED FROM PLAYING CRICKET AFTER THE BALL-TAMPERING SCANDAL DURING THE CAPE TOWN TEST AGAINST SOUTH AFRICA. THEY BELONGED TO WHICH COUNTRY’S CRICKET TEAM?
(A) Argentina
(B) Bangladesh
(C) Australia
(D) South Africa
Q3. TO COMMEMORATE THE BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF WHICH SIKH GURU, THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA HAS DECIDED TO LAUNCH RS 350 COMMEMORATIVE COIN?
(A) Guru Hargobind Singh
(B) Guru Tegh Bahadur
(C) Guru Gobind Singh
(D) Guru Ram Das Singh
Q4. THE INDIAN SPACE RESEARCH ORGANISATION (ISRO) SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHED WHICH OF THE GIVEN HOME MADE COMMUNICATION SATELLITES RECENTLY INTO THE ORBIT?
(A)GSAT S9
(B)GSAT 6A
(C)GSAT 5B
(D)GSAT 7M
Q5. WHO AMONG THE GIVEN HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS THE DEPUTY COLLECTOR BY THE ANDHRA PRADESH?
(A)Kidambi Srikanth
(B)Sathish Sivalingam
(C)PR Sreejesh
(D)Gagan Narang

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

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