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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30 MAR 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30 MAR 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      ASSAM LAUNCHES TOLL-FREE HELPLINE FOR WOMEN
 Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched ‘181-Sakhi’, a toll-free helpline number for women.
i. This helpline has been launched in wake of increasing crimes against women in Assam.
ii.  It is a part of Union Ministry of Women and Child Development’s scheme to provide 24 hours response to women affected by violence.

2.      GOVERNMENT INTRODUCES SWACHH BHARAT SUMMER INTERNSHIP FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS
In a bid to engage college students in Government’s cleanliness drive, Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has introduced a Swachh Bharat Summer Internship .
i.Students (interns) would be required to undertake 100 hours of activities including creation of sanitation infrastructure, building necessary systems and carry out behaviour change campaigns in and around nearby villages.
ii. On successful completion of above stated activities, interns would be provided a Certificate of Internship by the Swachh Bharat Mission.


3.      NEW JERSEY DECLARES APRIL AS SIKH AWARENESS MONTH
In wake of increasing and unacceptable levels of anti-Sikh bigotry, US state of New Jersey’s State Assembly has declared April as ‘Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month’.
During the month of April, efforts will be made to promote public awareness of the Sikh faith, recognise the important contributions of the Sikh community and combat anti-Sikh bigotry.
iii. After 9/11 terrorist attacks in US, rates of anti-Sikh bigotry rose dramatically as Sikhs in America  are often confused for Muslims.

4.      UP CM INAUGURATES INDIA’S LONGEST ELEVATED ROAD IN GHAZIABAD
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated Hindon Elevated Road – India’s longest elevated road, in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.
i. The Hindon Elevated Road is a six-lane road and 10.3 km long.
ii. The main objective of this road is to ease traffic movement between Ghaziabad and New Delhi.
iii. The vehicles will be allowed to drive at an average speed limit of 80 km/hour on this road.

5.      SEBI DOUBLES INVESTMENT LIMIT OF ANGEL FUNDS TO RS. 10 CRORE
To encourage early-stage start-ups, Securities and Exchange Board of India  has decided to double the investment limit by angel funds in venture capital undertakings to Rs. 10 crore.
i. Angel funds/investors, encourage entrepreneurship by financing small start-ups at a stage when they find it difficult to obtain capital from conventional sources of finance such as banks and financial institutions.
ii. SEBI’s decision to raise the maximum investment will increase it from  Rs. 10 crore from the current Rs. 5 crore.

6.      PM NARENDRA MODI TOPS INDIAN EXPRESS LIST OF MOST POWERFUL INDIANS
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has retained the top spot on ‘IE 100 2018’, The List of Most Powerful Indians
i. PM Modi has retained the top spot as he has been the face of BJP in every election (Assembly, by-poll or civic polls) contested since 2014.
ii. At No. 2 is BJP President Amit Shah, who has been instrumental in getting inroads for BJP in new bastions.
iii. UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi (at No. 5) is the most powerful woman on the list.
 Top 5 rankings are:
1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi
2. BJP President Amit Shah
3. Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra
4. RSS Head, Mohan Bhagwat
5. UPA Chairperson, Sonia Gandhi

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. WHICH STATE GOVERNMENT LAUNCHED ‘181-SAKHI’, A TOLL-FREE HELPLINE NUMBER FOR WOMEN?
[A] Manipur
[B] Meghalaya
[C] Assam
[D] Punjab
[E] Goa
Q2. TO ENGAGE WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING GROUP OF PEOPLE IN GOVERNMENT’S CLEANLINESS DRIVE, UNION MINISTRY OF DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION HAS INTRODUCED A SWACHH BHARAT SUMMER INTERNSHIP (SBSI)?
[A] College students
[B] School students
[C] IT Professionals
[D] College Teachers
[E] School Teachers
Q3. IN THE WAKE OF INCREASING AND UNACCEPTABLE LEVELS OF ANTI-SIKH BIGOTRY, US STATE OF NEW JERSEY’S STATE ASSEMBLY HAS DECLARED WHICH MONTH AS ‘SIKH AWARENESS AND APPRECIATION MONTH’?
[A] April
[B] May
[C] June
[D] July
[E] August
Q4. NAME THE INDIAN WHO HAS RETAINED THE TOP SPOT ON ‘IE 100 2018’, THE LIST OF MOST POWERFUL INDIANS?
[A] Arun Jaitely
[B] Narendra Modi
[C] Ram Nath Kovind
[D] Sonia Gandhi
[E] Amit Shah
       
ANSWERS:            
1-C      2-B     3-A      4-B

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