DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS OF 18 MARCH 2019 | DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 18 MARCH 2019
1.Indian Scientists have developed a common framework for the assessment of climate change vulnerability in all the States in the Himalayan region. The vulnerability index is the highest for Assam (0.72) and Mizoram (0.71). Sikkim is the least index being 0.42.
2.Manohar Parrikar, Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister, has passed away at the age of 63. He was an IIT Mumbai graduate in metallurgical engineering and among the first members of BJP in Goa.
3.The 3rd edition of Namaste Thailand festival held in New Delhi. the festival will feature stage performances by Thai artists.
Capital of Thailand – Bangkok
Currency of Thailand – Thai Baht
4.The Reserve Bank of India named State Bank of India (SBI), ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank as Domestic Systemically Important Banks(D-SIBs).
5.Prime Minister of Guinea Dr. Ibrahima Kassory Fofana arrived in New Delhi on a 10 days official visit to India.
6.Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Minister of India left to Maldives on a 2 day visit.
7.State Bank Of India (SBI) has launched a new service called “YONO CASH” for its customers using which which customers can withdraw money from ATMs without using debit cards.
8.Microsoft launched Project Sangam to boost India’s swachh Bharat Mission.
9.According to a report published by Interbrand, Tata, Reliance and Airtel emerged as the top three Indian brands of 2019. Tata continued on top position, Reliance on 2nd while Airtel stood at 3rd position.
1.Satosh Jha appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Uzbekistan.
2.NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant will head the National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage.
Rank & Report
1.The United Nation Environment Program (UNEP) has released the 6th edition of the Global Environment Outlook (2019) titled “Healthy Planet, Healthy People”
UNEP Headquarter – Nairobi, Kenya
UNEP Head – Joyce Msuya
2.As per the annual report of Mercer’s annual Quality of Living Survey 2019 has placed Austria’s capital city Vienna at the number 1 spot, making it the 10th year row.
Top 3 cities are :-
i) Vienna, Austria
ii) Zurich, Switzerland
iii) Vancouver, Canada, Munich, Germany, Auckland, New Zealand (Tie)
1.Kent RO awarded as the best Domestic water purifier 2019. The award is given jointly by the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation and UNESCO.
1.India will host the Under-17 Women’s Football world Cup in 2020 announced by President of FIFA Gianni Infantino.
2.South African all rounder JP Duminy announced that he would retire from ODIs after the ICC World Cup in England.
3.Diksha Dagar, 18 years old has become the second Indian to win an event n Ladies European Tour after clinching South African Women’s Open in Cape Town. Aditi Ashok was the 1st Indian to win the ladies European Tour.