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Current Affairs 20 March 2019 Digest 1: Pinaki Chandra Ghose appointed as India's first Lokpal; IBBI, SEBI sign MoU for better implementation of IBC

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India gets its first Lokpal six years after the passage of Act, former Supreme Court judge, Pinaki Chandra Ghose was on March 19, 2019 appointed as India’s first Lokpal also known as the anti-corruption ombudsman.

General Elections 2019: Latest Updates!

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The Election Commission has appointed transgender social activist Gauri Sawant, as one of the 12 election ambassadors from Maharashtra. During 2004 and 2009 Lok Sabha elections there was no record of transgender voters.

Current Affairs 19 March 2019 Digest 1: Pramod Sawant sworn-in as Goa Chief Minister; Mukesh Ambani rescues Anil Ambani in Ericsson Payout Case

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Just a day before the expiry of Supreme Court set deadline, the Reliance Communications (RCom) on March 18, 2019 cleared the outstanding dues by paying Rs 458.7 crore to Swedish telecom equipment maker, Ericsson. Mukesh Ambani provided over Rs 450-crore help to younger brother Anil Ambani, rescuing him from the Ericsson Payout Case.

Current Affairs 18 March 2019 Digest 4:Government increases incentives of Central Government staff for acquiring higher qualifications; Who is Pinaki Chandra Ghose?

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A sum of Rs 20,000 will be given for earning post graduate degree or diploma within one year or less and these qualification having duration of more than one year will hold Rs 25,000 as incentives for the employees.

Current Affairs 18 March 2019 Digest 3: India, Maldives sign three agreements, IIT, IISc collaborate on Climate Change Initiative

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India and Maldives have signed three agreements on visa facilitation for diplomatic and official passport holders, development cooperation and renewable energy after extensive talks between Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Foreign Minister of Maldives, Abdulla Shahid.

Current Affairs 16 March 2019 Digest 1: Lok Sabha Election 2019: Registration of political parties; RBI issues Guidelines to prevent market abuse

Mar 16, 2019
The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced the schedule of the Lok Sabha Election 2019 and elections to the State Assemblies of Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Arunachal Pradesh on March 10, 2019.

Geographical Indication Tag: Coorg Arabica Coffee, four others get GI Tag

Mar 16, 2019
A Geographical Indication (GI) tag is a name or sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation of that origin. It can be a town, a region, or a country.

BCCI Disputes: SC appoints PS Narasimha as mediator to resolve disputes of cricket administration within BCCI

Mar 14, 2019
The apex court bench also asked Narasimha to look into the dispute relating to release of funds by the court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) to various states cricket associations. Narasimha will also address grievances of state cricket associations regarding the non-release of funds and make recommendations to CoA.

Explained- Kartarpur Sahib Corridor: India, Pakistan held talks to finalise modalities for Kartarpur Corridor

Mar 14, 2019
The Indian side of Corridor starts from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district and extends upto International border between India and Pakistan. The corridor will be developed by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and will be funded by the Union Government.

India disappointed, China again blocks UNSC bid to ban JeM Chief Masood Azhar for 4th time: In detail

Mar 14, 2019
This proposal was the fourth such bid at the UNSC in the last 10 years to list Azhar as a global terrorist. China had in the past blocked India's bids thrice to get Azhar listed as a global terrorist.

Union Cabinet Decisions: 13 March 2019

Mar 14, 2019
The Union Cabinet approved the issuance of statutory notifications for the General Elections to the Lok Sabha 2019 under sub-section (2) of Section 14 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. The Lok Sabha election 2019 schedule was announced by the Election Commission on March 10, 2019.

Geographical Indication Tag: Arecanut gets its first GI tag for ‘Sirsi Supari’

Mar 13, 2019
Sirsi-based agri cooperative, Totagars’ Cooperative Sale Society (TSS) Ltd is the registered proprietor of the Sirsi Supari. The cooperative began the process of obtaining a GI tag for Sirsi Supari in 2013.

Ethiopian Airlines crash: India latest to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet; Over 40 countries ground the fleet after crash

Mar 13, 2019
The decision to ground this Boeing fleet came in the wake of Ethiopian Airlines crash on March 10, 2019 in Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board including 4 Indians. The plane belonged to Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet.

Assam NRC: SC tells Election Commission to address discrepancies in voters’ list by March 28

Mar 12, 2019
The ruling came on a petition alleging that several categories of persons in Assam are deprived of voting rights ahead of the Lok Sabha Election 2019. The petition was filed by two Assam-based residents - Gopal Seth and Susanta Sen.

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: What is Model Code of Conduct?

Mar 12, 2019
The Election Commission has imposed a model code of conduct in the entire nation with immediate effect for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The code bars political parties from criticising other candidates based on their caste and communal sentiments.

President Ram Nath Kovind launches countrywide Pulse Polio Programme 2019

Mar 11, 2019
More than 17 crore children of less than five years across the country will be given polio drops as part of the Pulse Polio Programme 2019 to sustain polio eradication from the country.

Lok Sabha Elections To Be Held In 7 Phases, counting starts on 23 May: Election Commission

Mar 10, 2019
The Lok Sabha election 2019 schedule has been announced by the Election Commission at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on 10th March 2019. On behalf of Election Commission, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora read out the dates of the national elections and also the assembly elections in four states. With the announcement of date, Model Code of Conduct also came into force.

Akash Ambani-Shloka Mehta Wedding: Ban Ki-Moon, Sundar Pichai, Cricketer Shane Bond, former UK PM Tony Blair among the guests

Mar 10, 2019
Former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie Blair, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and a host of politicians and Bollywood celebrities attended the wedding festivities.

Government reduces price of 390 Anti-Cancer Non-Scheduled Medicines upto 87 percent

Mar 9, 2019
This move is expected to benefit 22 lakh cancer patients in the country and would result in annual savings of around Rs. 800 crores to the consumers.

Cabinet approves setting up of National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage

Mar 9, 2019
The Union Cabinet has approved setting up of a National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage, to drive clean, connected, shared, sustainable and holistic mobility initiatives. The multi-disciplinary mission with an Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee will be chaired by NITI Aayog CEO.

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