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Monthly GK Capsules of March 2018

Monthly GK Capsules March 2018
Here is the new Monthly GK Capsules. This time we are going to share official PDF file of AAA-Bright Academy which contains Monthly GK updates of March 2018. So if you are preparing for any Government, Bank, Railways,SSC Examination this PDF file is very helpful to you. All the best to all participants for the upcoming Examination.


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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 4 APR 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 4 APR 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      SURESH PRABHU LAUNCHES DIGITAL INITIATIVE FOR EASE OF EXPORT
i. Union Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation Minister, Suresh Prabhu launched digital initiatives by Export Inspection Council  for ease of export at New Delhi.
ii. EIC is the official export certification body of Government of India and has launched this flagship project of Digital India Initiative to keep pace with changing dynamics of the world.
ii. Three portals have been developed to reduce transaction time and cost in a transparent manner. The portals will play an important role in the Go Green initiative by reducing paper usage and saving millions of trees.

2.      HRD MINISTRY RELEASES ‘NIRF INDIA RANKINGS 2018’
i. The Union Minister of Human Resource Development, MrPrakashJavadekar, released the National Institute of Ranking Framework India Rankings 2018 in various categories on the basis of performance of Higher Educational Institutions in a programme held in New Delhi.
ii. The top 3 Overall Institutes in India are:
1. Indian Institute of Science (IISc Bengaluru),
2. Indian Institute of Technology Madras,
3. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.
iii. The top 3 Universities in India are-
1. Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru,
2. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi,
3. Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi.

3.      INDIA-JAPAN-US TRILATERAL TALKS HELD IN NEW DELHI
i. The crucial dialogue between the three leading democratic powers India, Japan and the USA of the Indo-Pacific region was held in New Delhi.
ii. The India-Japan-US trilateral was launched in December 2011.
iii. It was elevated to ministerial level in September 2015. The last ministerial dialogue was held in New York in September 2017.

4.      TRIAL RUN OF 1ST INDIA-BANGLADESH CONTAINER TRAIN FLAGGED OFF
i. The trial run of the first container train between India and Bangladesh was flagged off from Kolkata city.
ii. The train left for Bangladesh with 60 containers loaded with almost 1,200 tonnes of de-oiled cake, used as a raw material for animal feed.

5.      HRD MINISTRY CONSTITUTES COMMITTEE TO PREVENT EXAM PAPER LEAKAGES
i. The Ministry of Human Resource Development has constituted a High Powered Committee to examine the entire system of conducting Class X and Class XII examination conducted by the CBSE .
ii.The  committee is formed  to  prevent leakages.
ii. Mr Vinay Sheel Oberoi, Retd. Secretary (Higher Education), MHRD will be the Chairperson of the 7 member High Power Committee.

6.      COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2018 STARTS AT GOLD COAST IN AUSTRALIA
i. The 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games begun in Gold Coast, Australia, with a colourful opening ceremony.
ii. Carrara Stadium has been chosen as the venue to host the opening ceremony.
iii.These Games marked the 5th time that Australia has hosted the games.
iv. India was represented at the opening ceremony by a contingent of over 200 athletes who were led by flag-bearer P V Sindhu. 

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. UNION COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY AND CIVIL AVIATION MINISTER, SURESH PRABHU LAUNCHED DIGITAL INITIATIVES BY EIC FOR EASE OF EXPORT AT NEW DELHI. EIC STANDS FOR ____________________.
(A) Export International Corporation
(B) Export Import Council
(c) Export Import Corporation
(D) Export Inspection Council
Q2. THE UNION MINISTER OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT, MR. PRAKASH JAVADEKAR, RELEASED THE NIRF INDIA RANKINGS 2018 IN VARIOUS CATEGORIES. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING INSTITUTION HAS EMERGED AS THE BEST OVERALL INSTITUTE IN INDIA?
(A) Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
(B) Indian Institute of Science (IISc Bengaluru)
(C) Indian Institute of Technology Madras
(D) Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Q3. THE CRUCIAL DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE THREE LEADING DEMOCRATIC POWERS VIZ. _____________________ OF THE INDO-PACIFIC REGION WAS HELD RECENTLY IN NEW DELHI.
(A) India, Japan, and the USA
(B) India, Indonesia, and the USA
(C) India, Japan, and Indonesia
(D) India, Malaysia, and the USA
Q4. THE MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT HAS CONSTITUTED A HIGH POWERED COMMITTEE TO EXAMINE THE ENTIRE SYSTEM OF CONDUCTING CLASS X AND CLASS XII EXAMINATION CONDUCTED BY THE CBSE WITH A VIEW TO PREVENT LEAKAGES. THIS COMMITTEE WILL BE HEADED BY ______________.
(A) Devesh Pathak
(B) Neelima Sinha
(D) Devendra Jhajharia
(D) Vinay Sheel Oberoi

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

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 3 APR 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 3 APR 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      NIRMALASITHARAMAN IN RUSSIA TO ATTEND MOSCOW CONFERENCE
i. Defence Minister NirmalaSitharaman is in Russia to attend the 7th Moscow Conference on International Security. This is her first visit to Russia in her capacity as the Defence Minister.
ii. During her three-day tour, she will meet her Russian counterpart Army General Sergei Shoigu and other senior leaders.

2.      WEST BENGAL INTRODUCES 'RUPASHREE SCHEME’ FOR MARRIAGE OF POOR GIRLS
i. The state government of West Bengal introduced a new scheme called ‘Rupashree’ in order to provide marriage assistance to girls coming from economically weaker families with a budgetary allocation of Rs 1500 crore.
ii. The scheme proposes to extend one-time financial assistance worth Rs 25,000 to the family of the girl whose annual income is up to Rs 1.5 lakh.

3.      WORLD-CLASS TOURIST AMENITIES UNVEILED AT KONARK SUN TEMPLE
i. A world-class interpretation centre and other tourist facilities for visitors were inaugurated at the Konark Sun Temple, Odisha.
ii. The facilities were inaugurated by the Union Petroleum Minister DharmendraPradhan.
iii.Konark Sun Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2 APR 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2 APR 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      USA AND SOUTH KOREA BEGIN JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE- 'FOAL EAGLE'
i. The United States and South Korea began their joint military training exercise named 'Foal Eagle.
ii.More than 11,500 U.S. troops and nearly 300,000 South Korean forces will take part in the four-week exercises.
ii. Foal Eagle, the largest annual joint military exercise in South Korea, usually runs about two months. Its start was delayed this year at the request of South Korea until after the Winter Olympics

2.      US DIPLOMAT DICARLO BECOMES 1ST FEMALE UN POLITICAL CHIEF
i. Long-serving American diplomat Rosemary DiCarlo was appointed to become the first woman to head UN political affairs, one of the most high-profile positions at the world body.
ii. DiCarlo has replaced Jeffrey Feltman.
ii. DiCarlo also served as deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs and director for United Nations affairs at the national security council in Washington.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 1 APR 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 1 APR 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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  1. INDIA BECOMES 2ND LARGEST PRODUCER OF MOBILE PHONES IN THE WORLD
i. India is now the second-largest mobile phone producer in the world after China.
ii.According to the data shared by Indian Cellular Association with the government, annual production of mobile phones in India increased from 3 million units in 2014 to 11 million units in 2017.
ii. India replaced Vietnam to become the second largest producer of mobile phones in 2017.

  1. DELHI BECOMES 1ST CITY TO ROLL-OUT EURO VI FUEL
i.Aim to combat the rising levels of air pollution in Delhi-NCR region, petrol pumps in the capital started supplying ultra-clean Bharat Stage VI grade fuel (both petrol and diesel).
ii. This move makes New Delhi the first city in the country to switch from BS-IV grade fuels to BS-VI (equivalent to fuel meeting Euro-VI emission norms).
iii.The major difference in standards between the existing BS-IV and the new BS-VI auto fuel norms is the presence of sulphur.

  1. KERALA TO HOST ASIA'S LARGEST STARTUP CONCLAVE
i. Asia's largest startup ecosystem congregation, Huddle Kerala, will be held at Kovalam.
ii.The initiative is envisaged to provide a platform for start-ups to pitch their products and interact with a wide array of technology and industry leaders from around the world.
PalaniswamySathasivam is the present Governor of Kerala.
Thiruvananthapuram is the capital city of Kerala.

  1. MANGALURU AIRPORT ADJUDGED INDIA'S CLEANEST AIRPORT
i. The Mangalore International Airport has been adjudged the cleanest airport in the country.
ii.Airport director VV Rao received the award during the 23rd annual day celebrations of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) in New Delhi.
ii. In the survey conducted across 53 airports in the country by AAI, Mangaluru airport was adjudged the cleanest.

  1. WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY- 2 APRIL
i. The United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared 2 April as World Autism Awareness Day .
ii.The day is observed to highlight the need to help improve the quality of life of those with autism so they can lead full and meaningful lives as an integral part of society.
ii. The theme for WAAD 2018 is "Empowering Women and Girls with Autism".

  1. RUSSIA TESTS NEW NUCLEAR ICBM SARMAT
 Russia successfully tested its latest intercontinental ballistic missile  Sarmat.
i.It will replace the Soviet-era Voyevoda, which is known as “Satan” in the West.
ii. ’Satan’ is the world’s heaviest ICBM.
iv. ICBM Sarmat weighs 200 metric tons and has a greater range than ‘Satan’.
v. It can even fly over the North or the South Poles and can strike targets anywhere in the world.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. INDIAN GOVERNMENT IMPOSED A ____ PER CENT DUTY ON IMPORT OF KEY SMARTPHONE COMPONENTS WITH A VIEW TO BOOST DOMESTIC MANUFACTURING, ON APRIL 2, 2018?
A) 10%
B) 15%
C) 20%
D) 12%
Q2. AS PER DATA RELEASED BY UNION COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY MINISTRY, CORE SECTOR RECORDED ____% GROWTH IN FEBRUARY 2018 ON ACCOUNT OF A STEEP RISE IN OUTPUT OF CEMENT AND FERTILISERS.
A)  5.3 %
B) 6.3 %
C) 5 %
D) 3.4 %
Q3. WHICH AIRPORT WAS AWARDED THE CLEANEST AIRPORT IN INDIA AWARD AT THE 23RD ANNUAL DAY FUNCTION OF THE AIRPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA (AAI) IN NEW DELHI ON 1ST APRIL 2018?
A) Bangalore International Airport
B) Mangalore International Airport
C) Chatrapathi Sivaji International Airport
D) None of these
Q4. WHEN IS THE WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY OBSERVED?
A) April 1
B) April 2
C) April 3
D) March 31

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

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 31 APR 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 31 APR 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDI[A]
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1.      INDIA GETS FIRST US LNG SHIPMENT AT DABHOL, MAHARASHTRA
i. India received its first LNG cargo from the US under a long-term supply deal when a ship carrying super-cooled natural gas arrived at Dabhol in Maharashtra.
ii. GAIL India has contracted 3.5 million tonnes per annum of liquefied natural gas  from US energy firm Cheniere Energy's Sabine Pass liquefaction facility in Louisiana.
iii.The first cargo from the project arrived at Dabhol, the cite of India's biggest gas-fired power plant.

2.      MEETING OF PIC BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN HELD IN NEW DELHI
i. The meeting of Permanent Indus Commission  between India and Pakistan began in New Delhi.
ii.Representatives from both the sides had discussed Water Treaty dispute and resolution of outstanding issues.
ii. The PIC is mandated to establish and maintain cooperative arrangements for the implementation of the treaty and to promote cooperation between the two sides in developing the Indus water systems.
The Indus Waters Treaty was signed in 1960 and involves six rivers – the Beas, Ravi, Sutlej, Indus, Chenab and Jhelum.
PK Saxena- India’s Indus Water Commissioner.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30 MAR 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30 MAR 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
                                  SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

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.

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