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Top 5 Current Affairs: 29 March 2018

Mar 29, 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.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 29 March 2018

Mar 29, 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.

Shekhara Kapur to head central panel for 65th National Film Awards

Mar 29, 2018
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.

Top Cabinet Approvals: 29 March 2018

Mar 29, 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.

NITI Aayog releases baseline ranking of Aspirational Districts

Mar 29, 2018
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.

Union Cabinet approves official amendments to National Medical Commission Bill

Mar 29, 2018
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.

Cricket Australia bans Steve Smith, David Warner for a year

Mar 29, 2018
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.

SEBI accepts most of recommendations of Uday Kotak Committee on Corporate Governance

Mar 29, 2018
One of the major recommendations of the committee was to separate the post of CEO or MD and Chairperson of the listed companies.

CCEA approves formulation of new Integrated Scheme for School Education

Mar 29, 2018
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.

Current Affairs in Short: 28 March 2018

Mar 28, 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.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 28 March 2018

Mar 28, 2018
The Supreme Court has advised the government to allocate social service duties to criminals sentenced to imprisonment for six months or a year, rather than putting them in already overflowing prisons. The court was hearing a matter relating to inhuman conditions prevailing in 1,382 prisons across the country.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 28 March 2018

Mar 28, 2018
28 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 topics such as Gallantry awards, new CEO of Ayushman Bharat mission and ISA agreement among others.

Give social service duties to those sentenced to 6 months or 1 year imprisonment: SC

Mar 28, 2018
The worst part is the prison staff-prisoner ratio. Out of 77,000 sanctioned posts for prison staff, 24,500 lie vacant. Tamil Nadu and UP are the worst cases in prison staff-inmate ratio.

EPFO launches portal for pensioners

Mar 28, 2018
The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation has launched a new portal for pensioners, through which EPFO pensioners would be able to the details of pension-related information. The portal will assist users with details such as pension payment order number, payment order details, passbook information and other related information.

India and ADB sign USD 80 million loan agreement to boost employment in Himachal Pradesh

Mar 28, 2018
The project will provide support in developing relevant and good quality TVET programs, thus improving employment prospects of nearly 65000 youths by 2022.

President confers Gallantry and Distinguished Service awards

Mar 28, 2018
The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind presented Gallantry and Distinguished Service awards to armed forces personnel at a solemn ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. The Gallantry awards are given for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to duty.

Union Ministry of Power ties-up with Skill India to support Saubhagya Scheme

Mar 28, 2018
The partnership between Union Ministry of Power and Union Ministry of Skill Development seeks to skill the available manpower to meet the targets for electrification.

Indu Bhushan appointed CEO of Ayushman Bharat mission

Mar 28, 2018
Indu Bhushan has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Union Government’s ambitious Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Mission. The scheme aims to target over 10 crore families belonging to poor and vulnerable population based on the 2011 Socio-Economic and Caste Census database.

UP Assembly passes stringent bill to curb organised crime

Mar 28, 2018
The state assembly of Uttar Pradesh has passed a stringent bill to curb organised crime and deal strictly with those trying to fuel terror. The legislation had to be re-introduced in the assembly, as it could not be passed in the Legislative Council, where the ruling BJP is in minority.

Justice Jawad Rahim appointed as acting Chairperson of NGT

Mar 28, 2018
The appointment of NGT's interim Chairperson would now enable the constitution of the NGT bench for western zone in Pune. There are 500 cases pending in the western zone bench of the NGT.

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