Weekly Current Affairs March 2018: Week IV

Weekly Current Affairs March 2018: Week IV

Banking and Financial Awareness:

  • SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) Broadens Real-Time Payment Tracking Capabilities.
  • RBI Imposes Rs 58.9 Cr Penalty On ICICI Bank. 
  • SEBI Allows Physical Settlement Of Stock Derivatives.
  • Exim Bank Extends $500 Million Loan Facility To 15-Nation Group In Africa.
  • Equitas Small Finance Bank has launched a new ‘Yellow Army Savings Account’ to increase its customer base through its association with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), a franchise of the Indian Premium League.
  • Long-Term Capital Gains Tax To Come Into Effect From 01st April.

Appointments

  • Rosemary DiCarlo Becomes First Female UN Political Chief.
  • SC Appoints Justice Jawad Rahim As Acting Head For NGT.
  • Win Myint Elected As New President Of Myanmar
  • Indu Bhushan Appointed CEO Of Ayushman Bharat Mission.
  • Vijay Raghavan Appointed Principal Scientific Advisor To Government.
  • JS Rajput Nominated India’s Representative To UNESCO's Executive Board.
  • Martin Vizcarra Sworn In As Peru's New President

Honour, Awards and Ranks

  • Mathematician Robert P. Langlands wins Abel Prize 2018.
  • Chhattisgarh Wins National Water Digest Award.
  • London Based Organisation SACF Wins Frederick Pincott Award.
  • Worldwide Cost Of Living Report 2018- Singapore Most Expensive, Damascus Least.
  • 105th Indian Science Congress- DRDO Gets ‘Most Informative Pavilion’ Award
  • Canadian Mathematician Robert Langlands Wins Abel Prize
  • Singapore Airport Rated World's Best, Mumbai Ranked 63rd
  • 105th Indian Science Congress- NHAI Receives Best Design Pavilion Award.

MOU’s, Agreement and Summits

  • ISA, India sign Host Country Agreement.
  • Meeting Of PIC Between India And Pakistan Held In New Delhi.
  • First National Conclave On Psychological Trauma, Child Protection, And Mental Illnesses In New Delhi.
  • Rivigo Ties Up With IDFC, YES Bank, For Truck Loans.
  • Cabinet Approves MoU Between India And Canada On IPRs.
  • Cabinet Approves MoU Between India And United Kingdom And Northern Ireland.
  • India And ADB Sign $80 Million Loan Agreement.
  • GIFT, Deloitte Sign MoU To Promote IFSC Operations.
  • NITI Aayog's Atal Innovation Mission Signs SOI With SAP Global.
  • India And China Agree To A Roadmap For Addressing Trade Imbalance.
  • AAI Signs MoU With Assam Government.

Important News- World

  • Brazzaville Declaration Signed to Protect World’s Largest Tropical Peatland.
  • Myanmar Elects Win Myint as New President.
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