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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 12,13 & 14 MARCH 2019
1.The new Visa Agreement Between India and Maldives comes into effect to provides a liberal visa policy for Maldivian citizens seeking medical treatment and education opportunities in India.
Maldives Capital – Male
Currency – Maldivian rufiyaa
2.Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hassina jointly unveiled e-plaques for development project in Bangladesh through Video conferencing.
Bangladesh Capital – Dhaka
Currency – Taka
3.Defence Research development organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired the PINAKA guided Weapon rocket system from Pokhran Range in Rajasthan.
DRDO Chairman – Dr G. Satheesh Reddy
DRDO headquarter – New Delhi
DRDO Established – 1958
Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar, 1st Indian female gymnast in the Olympics , was selected as Barbie role model & was presented with a one-of-a-kind doll by Barbie as the company celebrates its 60th anniversary.
5.The 4th Internet of Things (IoT) India congress, an event will see digital technology leaders converge to discuss and explore business opportunities in mainstreaming internet of things, will be held in Bengaluru in August 2019.
6.Erode Turmeric (Tamil Nadu) got a geographical Indication (GI) tag from the Geographical Indication Registry.
Delhi Government’s dialogue and Development Commission (DDC) , a think tank that adverse the government key issues, has set up a 17 member high level committee to ‘reform higher education’ in the capital.
8.Indo Oman Joint exercise Al Nagah III 2019, a joint military exercise between Indian and Royal Army of Oman, commenced on 14 March at HQ Jabel Regiment, Nizwa, Oman.
Oman Capital – Muscat, Currency – Omani Rial
9.The 9th round of the India-US Strategic Security Dialogue was held in Washington DC. The two sides committed to strengthen bilateral security and civil nuclear cooperation, including the establishment of 6 US Nuclear Reactors in India.
10.The Registrar of Geographical Indications, GoI, accorded a GI tag, Sirsi Supari to arecanut grown in Sirsi, Siddpur and yellapur taluks of Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka.
1.Vice President of India, M. Vankaiah Naidu visited the Republic of Paraguay and the Republic of Costa Rice.
Capital – Asuncion
Currency – Paraguayan guarani
Capital – San Jose, Currency – Costa Rican colon
1.Ashu Khullar appointed as CEO of CITI Bank India replace Pramit Jhaveri from 01 April 2019.
Citi Bank Headquarter – Mumbai
Tagline – CITI Never Sleeps
2.Axis Bank has appointed Rakesh Makhija as Non Executive Chairman for a period of 3 years.
3.C Lalsawta, retired IAS officer, Sworn in as the first Chairman of the newly constituted Lokayukta in Mizoram.
Mizoram CM – Zoramthanga, Capital – Aizwal
Rank & Reports
2.India is the 2nd largest importer of weapons in the world, as per the annual report ‘Trends in International Arms Transfers – 2018’ released by think tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Soudi Arabia is now the world’s largest weapon importer.
2.India which is the world’s largest consumer of Gold, has the 11th largest gold reserve, with the current holding pegged at 607 tonnes, as per the latest report by the World Gold Council.
Banking / Business News
1.Punjab National Bank (PNB) has sanctioned loans worth Rs 689 crore to over 1600 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) through the psbloansin59minutes.com portal.
PNB Headquarter – New Delhi, CEO – Sunil Mehta
2.HDFC Bank Limited crossed the Rs 6 Trillion market capitalization mark for the first time, making it only the third Indian firm after Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS) and Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) to achieve the milestone.
3.Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) withdraw the 20% limit on investment by Foreign Portfolio Investors in corporate bonds of an entity.
4.State Bank of India (SBI) has launched doorstep banking service for senior citizens over 70 years of age and differently-abled customers.
SBI Chairperson – Rajnish Kumar, SBI Headquarter – Mumbai
1.Sailor Upamanyu Dutta bagged the bronze medal in the laser standard race for men in the Laser Asian Sailing Championship which included in Singapore.
2.Special Olympics world Games 2019 which is being held from March 14 to March 21 in the UAE has made history by welcoming a record breaking 200 nations ahead of the games. It is being held in West Asia for the first time. 7500 athletes will take part in 24 Olympic style sports over seven days.
UAE Capital – Abu Dhabi, Currency – United Arab Emirates Dirham
1.World Kidney Day is observed annually on the second Thursday in March to create awareness on the importance of the Kidneys and reducing the frequency and impact of kidney disease. The theme of WKD 2019 is Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere.
1.President and Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces Ram Nath Kovind conferred 3 Kirti Chakras and 15 Shaurya Chakras to Armed Forces Personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry , determined solemn ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. The President also conferred 15 Param Vishisht Seva Medals, 1 Uttam Yudh Seva Medals and 25 Ati Vishisht Seva Medals to senior officers of the Armed Forces for distinguished service of an exceptional order.
Winner of Kirti Chakra :-
1.Sepoy Vrahma Pal Singh, The Rajput Regiment (Posthumous) Army
2.Shri Rajendra Kumar Nain, Constable, 130 Bn CRPF (Posthumous) MHA
3.Major Tushargauba, The Jat Regiment Army