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March 26, 2018

26th March 2018 Events - Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (26th March 2018) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 26th March 2018

International Current Affairs
    • Today (26th March) is the Independence Day of Bangladesh.
      • This day commemorates the country's declaration of independence from Pakistan in the year 1971.
      • Important Points to Know about Bangladesh
        • Capital - Dhaka
        • Currency - Taka
        • National language - Bengali
        • President - Abdul Hamid
        • Prime Minister - Sheikh Hasina
        • Chief Justice  :  Syed Mahmud Hossain
     National Current Affairs
    • The 45th anniversary of the Chipko movement is being observed today.
      • Although the Chipko Movement has its origins in the 18th century Rajasthan, it found momentum in the 1970s as a way to protect forests. 
      • In the year 1973, the women in modern-day Uttarakhand formed a circle around the trees in order to protect them from being cut after the government gave a plot of forest area to a sports goods company.
    • The Telangana Assembly today passed a bill making the teaching of Telugu language in schools compulsory
      • According to the Telangana (Compulsory Teaching and Learning of Telugu in Schools) Act, the language will be a mandatory subject for Classes 1-10 from the upcoming academic session. 
    • The Maharashtra Legislative Assembly today unanimously passed a resolution recommending the Centre to rename the Kolhapur airport as the 'Chhatrapati Rajaram Maharaj Airport'.
    • Srinagar's Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden was opened for visitors.
      • This is Asia's largest tulip garden.
      • This year, 12.5 lakh tulip bulbs of 48 varieties were sown in the garden by the floriculture department.
    • The 1st-ever International Print Biennale, an International Exhibition of Graphic Prints was held in New Delhi. 
      • This exhibition was organised by Lalit Kala Akademi.
    New Appointments
    • The Ministry of Human Resource Development has nominated former NCERT director J S Rajput as India’s representative to Executive Board (EXB) of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
    Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
    • The Allahabad Bank received approval from Ministry of Corporate Affairs for amalgamation of its fully-owned subsidiary All Bank Finance Ltd. (ABFL) with itself. 
      • The All Bank Finance offers fee-based services like debenture trusteeship, distribution of mutual fund schemes, investment advisory and portfolio management and security valuation.
    • WhatsApp has started testing payments through QR codes for selected users in its latest beta update. 
      • Users can scan the code, enter the amount payable and UPI PIN for verification to send money. 
    • To encourage domestic assembling of panels, the government has slashed the customs duty on 'open cell', a key component used in the manufacturing of LED and LCD television panels, from 10% to 5%.
    • Swiggy, India’s largest food ordering and delivery platform has partnered with ICICI Bank, the country's largest private sector bank by consolidated assets, to roll out two innovative digital solutions to facilitate a convenient and hassle-free way for its delivery partners to transfer funds to Swiggy.
      • It includes a Unified Payment Interface (UPI) based solution for instant fund transfers on-the-go and an option for facilitating cash deposits at automated Cash Deposit Machines (CDM) available at ICICI Bank branches and ATM locations across the country.
    • Bank of India said it has been allowed to terminate/close its Yangon representative office with effect from January 19, 2018 by Myanmar’s Ministry of Planning and Finance, Directorate of Investment and Company Administration.
      • Following BoI’s move, there are now only two Indian financial entities -- United Bank of India and Export-Import Bank of India – with representative offices in Yangon. 
      • State Bank of India has a full-fledged branch there.
    • Sudan, the world's last remaining male northern white rhino has died in Kenya at age 45.
      • There are now just two female members of the subspecies left.
    Science & Technology
    • Rajasthan's Jaipur Wax Museum is going to introduce a Robot guide to welcome visitors and give them information like a 'well-trained guide'. 
    Awards & Honors
    • The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (Ahmedabad) has received the award for 'Most Improved Airport' in the Asia-Pacific region by the Airports Council International (ACI).
    • India Post paid tribute to recently died theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking by issuing a special cover on him.
      • ’A Brief History of Time’, ‘The Universe in a Nutshell’, ‘On the Shoulders of Giants” are some of the popular books written by Stephen Hawking.
    Sports Current Affairs
    • After ball tampering allegations, Steve Smith has stepped down as IPL side Rajasthan Royals' captain.
      • Indian cricketer Ajinkya Rahane has been named as the new Captain of Rajasthan Royals.
    • India's 15-year-old shooter Anish Bhanwala won a Gold medal at the ISSF Junior World Cup in the 25m rapid fire pistol event.
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