Current Affairs

Current Affairs Pocket : 16th – 18th March 2019

India To Host U-17 Women’s Football World Cup In 2020* India will host the Under-17 Women’s Football World Cup in 2020. This was announced by the President of International Football Federation (FIFA) Gianni Infantino after the council meeting in Miami, USA. This will be the second FIFA tournament India will be hosting, after the U-17

Current Affairs Pocket : 15th March 2019

Indo-Bangladesh Joint Military Exercise Sampriti 2019 Concludes* Exercise Sampriti-VIII, a joint Indo-Bangladesh military exercise which witnessed participation of a company group of 9th Battalion the Rajputana Rifles from the Indian Army and the Company of 36 East Bengal Battalion, Bangladesh Army concluded at Tangail, Bangladesh.* The closing ceremony was graced by HE Mrs. Riva Ganguly

Current Affairs Pocket : 14th March 2019

US Special Operations Forces Hold Exercise With NSG In Hyderabad* The United States Special Forces Group stationed in Japan is involved in a joint exercise with India’s National Security Guard in Hyderabad, aimed at enhancing the capabilities of the armed forces of the two countries.* The US forces are from the 1st Battalion, 1st Special

Current Affairs Pocket : 13th March 2019

C Lalsawta Sworn In As Mizoram’s 1st Lokayukta Chairman* Retired IAS officer C Lalsawta was sworn-in as the first Chairman of the newly-constituted Lokayukta in Mizoram. He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by the newly appointed Mizoram governor Jagdish Mukhi in a swearing-in ceremony held at Raj Bhavan in Aizawl. Sailor Upamanyu

Current Affairs Pocket : 12th March 2019

Venkaiah Naidu conferred Honorary Doctorate from the University of Peace* Vice President Venkaiah Naidu was conferred Honorary Doctorate from the UN established the University of Peace. He is the first Indian to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Peace. The university has stated that the degree of “Doctor Honoris Causa” (Doctor of Philosophy)

Current Affairs Pocket : 9th -11th March 2019

In a 1st, SBI Links Interest On Most Savings Account Deposits To RBI Repo Rate * State Bank of India has become the first domestic bank to link the interest rate it offers on savings account deposits to an external benchmark — the Reserve Bank of India’s repo rate. By doing so, the bank will

Current Affairs Pocket : 8th March 2019

UNDP appoints Padma Lakshmi as Goodwill Ambassador * Indian-American television personality and food expert Padma Lakshmi has been appointed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as its newest Goodwill Ambassador, supporting the agency’s fight against inequality and discrimination around the world. * UNDP announced Lakshmi’s appointment on the eve of International Women’s Day. Ausaf

Current Affairs Pocket : 7th March 2019

OECD cuts global economic growth forecasts again * The OECD cut forecasts again for the global economy in 2019 and 2020, following on from previous downgrades in November, as it warned that trade disputes and uncertainty over Brexit would hit world commerce and businesses. * The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation & Development forecast in its