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March 2018 Current Affairs

  • US issues work permits to spouses of H-1B visa holders, 90 percent of whom are Indians

    The United States of America has issued employment authorisation documents or work permits to spouses of more than 71,000 H-1B visa holders, among whom 90 per cent were reported to be Indians. The spouses or dependents of H-1B visa holders gain entry into the United States on H-4 visas.

    Mar 30, 2018
  • Assam launches toll-free helpline for women

    The state government of Assam has launched a women's toll-free helpline called 181-Sakhi to tackle the recent surge in crime in the state. The service is presently being launched for one shift and will be open from 9 am to 5 pm.

    Mar 30, 2018
  • Darren Lehmann announces his resignation as Australia’s coach

    Australia’s head coach Darren Lehmann has announced his resignation from the position and said that Australia’s fourth and final Test in South Africa would be his last match. The former cricketer made the announcement during the pre-match press conference ahead of the fourth test that is scheduled to begin on March 30.

    Mar 30, 2018
  • India successfully launches GSAT-6A Communication Satellite

    The GSLV rocket successfully placed the satellite in a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) and from GTO, the satellite will be taken up to its final geostationary orbit by three orbit raising manoeuvres.

    Mar 30, 2018
  • Current Affairs in Short: 29 March 2018

    Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai returned to Pakistan on March 29, in her first visit to her native country since she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman six years ago for advocating education for girls. Yousafzai is widely respected internationally for her bravery and activism.

    Mar 29, 2018
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 29 March 2018

    The latest Australian ball-tampering scandal has incited heavy punishment with Cricket Australia slapping a one-year international ban on Australian skipper Steve Smith and Vice-captain David Warner on March 28, 2018.

    Mar 29, 2018
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 29 March 2018

    29 March 2018: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like 65th National Film Awards, Integrated Scheme for School Education and chairperson of the National Green Tribunal among others.

    Mar 29, 2018
  • Shekhara Kapur to head central panel for 65th National Film Awards

    Veteran director Shekhar Kapur was appointed as the chairman of the central panel of the 65th National Film Awards. The central panel comprises a chairperson and 10 other members, including five regional chairpersons who head the respective regional panels.

    Mar 29, 2018
  • Top Cabinet Approvals: 29 March 2018

    The Union Cabinet approved signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland regarding cooperation and Exchange of Information for the purposes of combating international criminality and tackling serious organised crime.

    Mar 29, 2018
  • NITI Aayog releases baseline ranking of Aspirational Districts

    The NITI Aayog has launched the baseline ranking for 101 aspirational districts based on 49 indicators across several sectors including health and nutrition, education, agriculture and water resources, financial inclusion, skill development and basic infrastructure.

    Mar 29, 2018
  • Union Cabinet approves official amendments to National Medical Commission Bill

    Considering the demands from States to increase their representation in the National Medical Commission, the nominees of States and UTs in the NMC have been increased from 3 to 6.

    Mar 29, 2018
  • Cricket Australia bans Steve Smith, David Warner for a year

    The official statement from Cricket Australia read that Smith and Warner have been suspended from all international and domestic cricket, while opening batsman Cameron Bancroft has been banned for a duration of nine months.

    Mar 29, 2018
  • SEBI accepts most of recommendations of Uday Kotak Committee on Corporate Governance

    One of the major recommendations of the committee was to separate the post of CEO or MD and Chairperson of the listed companies.

    Mar 29, 2018
  • CCEA approves formulation of new Integrated Scheme for School Education

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal by Department of School Education and Literacy to formulate a new Integrated Scheme on School Education.

    Mar 29, 2018
  • Current Affairs in Short: 28 March 2018

    India and China agreed to continue to take forward initiatives identified in Five Year Development Programme for Economic and Trade Cooperation (DPETC) signed between both countries in September 2014.

    Mar 28, 2018
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