Daily Current Affairs 28th March, 2018

Daily Current Affairs 28 March 2018 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.

NATIONAL NEWS

Deadline for linking Aadhaar with PAN and welfare schemes extended till June 30

The government has extended the deadline for linking Aadhaar with PAN for the fourth time by three more months, till June 30. It also extended the deadline for linking Aadhaar with the disbursal of benefits including subsidies under the social welfare schemes by three more months, till June 30.

  • The earlier deadline was March 31.
  • Last week, the government had also extended the last date for re-verification of mobile connections through Aadhaar based E-KYC process till the Supreme Court’s verdict on the matter.

Ministry Of Power Joins Hands With Skill India To Support ‘Saubhagya’ Scheme

Ministry of Power partnered with the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship to train the manpower in six states (Assam, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh) for speedy implementation of its SAUBHAGYA scheme.

  • SAUBHAGYA (Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojna) aims to achieve universal household electrification in all parts of the country in a time-bound manner. Around 4 crore households are expected to get electricity connections under the scheme.

Jual Oram Launches Tribes India E-Commerce Portal And M-Commerce App

The Union Minister for Tribal Affairs, Jual Oram launched ‘e-Tribes: Tribes India’. It is an initiative for digital commerce at Tribes India Outlet in New Delhi. It included launch of e-commerce portal of TRIFED, www.tribesindia.com, and M-commerce, the android app ‘Tribes India’.

Department Of Posts Launches Cool EMS Service Between India And Japan

Ministry of Communications has launched the Cool EMS Service between India and Japan. Cool EMS service is one-way service from Japan to India which allows customers in India to import Japanese food items for personal use which is allowed under Indian regulations. Initially, Cool EMS Service will be available in Delhi only.

India’s 1st Insect Museum Opened In Tamil Nadu

A Rs 5 crore insect museum with the state-of-the-art amenities was unveiled by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswamy at the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. The museum, established at a 6,691 sqft area, is fully dedicated to insects and is first of its kind in the country.

  • It would display insects preserved as specimens as also live ones depicting their different developmental stages, images, videos and models of their unique behaviour, habits and habitats.


BANKING & FINANCE

Centre, ADB ink USD 80 million loan deal

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a USD 80 million loan to help modernise technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions and improve the skills ecosystem in the state of Himachal Pradesh.

Exim Bank Extends $500 Million Loan Facility To 15-Nation Group In Africa

The Export-Import Bank, Exim Bank has announced that it will provide a USD 500 million credit facility to Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to fund various development projects in western-south Africa.



BUSINESS

Google Acquires GIF Search Platform Tenor

Technology giant Google has acquired US-based Tenor, a GIF platform for Android, iOS, and desktop. Tenor’s GIF-searching functionality will be integrated into Google Images and Gboard, the company’s virtual keyboard.



SPORTS

Muskan bags gold in 25m women’s Pistol event

Muskan Bhanwala won the gold medal at the Shooting Junior World Cup as she topped the women’s 25 metres Pistol event.

17th Sub-junior National Wushu Championship begins in Jammu

The four-day 17th Sub-junior National Wushu Championship began in Jammu. The national level sports event is being organised in the winter capital city of Jammu by the the Wushu Association of India in collaboration with J&K State Sports Council at MA Stadium.



APPOINTMENTS

Shekhar Kapur appointed as chairman of central panel of 65th NFA

Veteran director Shekhar Kapur has been appointed as chairman of the central panel of the 65th National Film Awards. Mr Kapur is known for his work in Hindi cinema and International cinema.

Vijay Raghavan appointed Principal Scientific Advisor to government

Krishnaswamy Vijay Raghavan was appointed the principal scientific adviser to the government of India. Vijay Raghavan will succeed physicist Rajagopala Chidambaram who has been in the position for more than 16 years.

Win Myint elected as Myanmar’s next President

Myanmar’s Parliament has elected Win Myint as the country’s next President, a week after the resignation of his predecessor Htin Kyaw.

  •  Htin Kyaw resigned as President amid growing health concerns.

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition elects Abiye Ahmed as new PM

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition has elected Abiye Ahmed as new Prime Minister, following the resignation of Hailemariam Desalegn last month.



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