Daily Current Affairs 3rd March, 2018

Daily Current Affairs 3 March 2018 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.

SPORTS

Advani-led India beat Pakistan to win Snooker Team World Cup

India defeated Pakistan in the inaugural IBSF Snooker Team World Cup in Doha. The Indian combine of Pankaj Advani and Manan Chandra came back from 0-2 down in the best-of-five final to clinch it with a margin of 3-2. The Indian team was awarded $15,000 (nearly ₹10 lakh) for winning the tournament.

Navjot Kaur becomes first Indian woman to win gold at Asian Wrestling Championships

Navjot Kaur produced a dominating performance in the final of the women’s 65 kg freestyle category to clinch the gold medal in what was a day to remember for Indian wrestling at the Asian Wrestling Championships in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

  • In the process, Navjot Kaur became the first Indian woman has stood at the top of the podium at the senior Asian Wrestling Championships.


AWARDS

Shatrughan Sinha wins lifetime achievement award in UK

Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to the fields of arts and politics at a ceremony in the UK’s Parliament complex.

  • The annual ‘Political and Public Life Awards’ presented by Britain’s Asian Voice weekly newspaper, now in its 12th year, recognises individuals who have made a significant impact on public life or made a difference in their local communities.


OBITUARY

Tripura minister Khagendra Jamatia passes away

Khagendra Jamataia, Tripura Fisheries and Cooperation minister and a CPM contestant in the recent state assembly poll has passed away.



IMPORTANT DAYS

World Wild Life Day: 3 March 

On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) decided to proclaim 3 March, the day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as World Wildlife Day, which was proposed by Thailand, to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora.

  • The World Wild Life Day 2018 theme is “Big cats – predators under threat”.


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