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Current Affairs in Short: 20 March 2019

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Indian-origin Jagmeet Singh has created history in Canada by entering the House of Commons as the first non-white leader of a major opposition party in the country. The 40-year-old was elected as the leader of the New Democratic Party in the federal by-elections, held on February 25.

Current Affairs 20 March 2019 Digest 4: 33rd edition of India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol commences; India, Sri Lanka to conduct joint exercise 'Mitra Shakti-VI'

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The 33rd edition of the India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol began on March 19, 2019. The coordinated patrol aims to underscore India’s peaceful presence and solidarity with friendly maritime neighbours in order to ensure good order in the maritime domain.

Current Affairs in Short: 19 March 2019

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Over 1000 people are feared to be dead due to Cyclone Idai that devastated Mozambique in March 2019. So far, officially 84 deaths have been registered. More than 100,000 people are in danger.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 19 March 2019

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Goa Legislative Assembly Speaker and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Pramod Sawant was sworn-in as the 11th Chief Minister of Goa in a late-night ceremony, hours after his predecessor, Manohar Parrikar was cremated with state honours.

Current Affairs in Short: 18 March 2019

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Ahead of its planned second forum to promote its much-touted Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China for the first time announced plans to seek global partners to join the project which drew criticism over its "predatory loans" leaving smaller countries in huge debt.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 18 March 2019

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The Union Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions on March 15, 2019 announced the increase in incentives of Central Government employees acquiring higher qualifications while serving in the job.

Current Affairs 18 March 2019 Digest 2: India to host FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2020; Second Scorpene Class Submarine INS Khanderi to be inducted soon

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India will host the U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2020. The 2020 World Cup will be the seventh edition of the U-17 Women's tournament.

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar passes away at 63

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He continued to serve in the office despite his illness and mostly operated from his private residence. It was during his illness, he presented the Goa Budget 2019-20.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 11 March to 16 March 2019

Mar 16, 2019
In the worst attack in the Pacific country’s history, at least 49 people have been killed and over 20 injured in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The mosques attacked were - Al Noor Mosque in central Christchurch and another one was Linwood Islamic Centre in suburban Linwood.

UN Environment’s sixth Global Environment Outlook released

Mar 16, 2019
The United Nation Environment Program has released the sixth edition of the Global Environment Outlook titled ‘Healthy Planet, Healthy People’. The report comes at a critical time for global development and it will build on the knowledge and experience gained from previous GEOs.

Current Affairs in Short: 15 March 2019

Mar 15, 2019
The Election Commission launched a mobile application that will help poll observers to submit reports timely. Over 1800 IAS, IPS and IRS officials, officials of Central services will be deployed as observers in the upcoming Lok Sabha election 2019 and State Assembly elections.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 15 March 2019

Mar 15, 2019
As per the media reports, a seven year old boy from Malappuram District of Kerala is suffering from a West Nile Virus (WNV), a mosquito-borne disease, mostly reported in the continental United States.

World Consumer Rights Day 2019: Ensuring consumers’ trust in smart products

Mar 15, 2019
The theme of 2019 World Consumer Rights Day was ‘Trusted Smart Products’. As consumer’s uptake of more and more smart products in steadily growing day-by-day, it is important for them to understand the issues of security, and privacy associated with the smart products.

World Sleep Day 2019: What are the different kind of sleep disorders?

Mar 15, 2019
The World Sleep Day was observed across the globe on March 15, 2019 with the theme 'Healthy Sleep, Healthy Aging'. The day aims to raise awareness regarding sleep disorders and promote their prevention and management.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 14 March 2019

Mar 14, 2019
Indian and Pakistan's officials on March 14, 2019 held the first round of talks to discuss and finalise the modalities for Kartarpur Corridor at the Indian side of the Attari-Wagah border. The corridor will facilitate visa-free travel of Indian Sikh pilgrims to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, Pakistan.

Current Affairs in Short: 14 March 2019

Mar 14, 2019
The first meeting of the three-member mediation committee on Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case has begun in Ayodhya. The mediation meeting led by former SC Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla was attended by panel members spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and senior advocate Sriram Panchu.

President confers Gallantry and Distinguished Service awards

Mar 14, 2019
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.

World Kidney Day 2019: The Burden of Chronic Kidney Diseases

Mar 14, 2019
The World Kidney Day is observed annually on the second Thursday of March. It is a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF).

Top 5 Current Affairs: 13 March 2019

Mar 13, 2019
India has joined the growing list of countries to have temporarily grounded the aircraft. Ethiopia, China, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and the United Kingdom had earlier decided to suspend the Aircraft. India-based operator, Spice Jet has around 12 Boeing 737 Max 8' planes in its fleet, while Jet Airways has five in the country.

Current Affairs in Short: 13 March 2019

Mar 13, 2019
Supreme Court ruled that only officers who have a minimum of six months tenure left in police service should be considered for the post of Director General of Police (DGP). A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the recommendation for post of DGP by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) should be purely on the basis of merit.

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