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April 04, 2018

31st March 2018 Events - Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are the daily current affairs of 31st March 2018. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 31st March 2018

International Current Affairs
  • President of the United States Donald Trump issued a declaration designating April 2018 as 'National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month'. 
    • Note : This move was first started by former President Barack Obama in 2010.
National Current Affairs
  • To ensure safe future for young women, West Bengal government has launched a scheme titled “Rupashree”. 
    • Under Rupashree scheme, the government provides one-time financial support for marriage of poor girls.
    • Important Note : This scheme was earlier announced by Amit Mitra, the Finance Minister of West Bengal, at the time of budget.
  • To ensure that all employees receive their due promotions, Madhya Pradesh has increased the retirement age for government employees from 60 to 62 years.
New Appointments
  • Martin Vizcarra was sworn in as Peru's new president.
    • He has replaced Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who resigned to avoid impeachment.
  • Government has appointed former chairman of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Vineet Joshi, as the 1st Director-General (DG) of the National Testing Agency (NTA)
    • He will have tenure of five years.
  • Congress President Rahul Gandhi appointed Ashok Gehlot as the General Secretary In-Charge, Organisation, Training of the All India Congress Committee (AICC), replacing Janardan Dwivedi. 
    • He also appointed former Union Minister Jitendra Singh as the AICC in-charge of Odisha, replacing BK Hariprasad. 
    • MP Rajeev Satav was appointed as the AICC in-charge of Gujarat.
  • Government has appointed 1995 batch IAS officer of Union Territories Cadre and senior bureaucrat Chandra Bhushan Kumar as Deputy Election Commissioner
    • He will have tenure of 5 years. 
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Gurugram-based hotel aggregator Oyo has launched its own cryptocurrency called 'Oyo Smart Coin'.
    • Using the cryptocurrency, customers will be able to transact with reduced prices.
Awards & Honors
  • Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today presented the G.K. Reddy Memorial National Award for journalism to senior journalist and television presenter Karan Thapar.
Science & Technology
  • Scientists have discovered new organ in human body and have named it as ‘interstitium’. 
    • It will be the 80th organ and might be might be the biggest organ in human body.
    • The discovery of interstitium will help to explain how cancer spreads in body and pave way for new ways to detect and treat the disease.
  • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is going to send its 1st-ever mission named as InSight dedicated to exploring the deep interior of Mars.
    • InSight will be stationary lander that will be launched in May 2018.
    • InSight - Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport
  • Pakistan has successfully test-fired its indigenously designed and built nuclear-capable, submarine-launched cruise missile (SLCM) Babur III.
    • The missile was fired from underwater dynamic platform and successfully engaged its target with precise accuracy, meeting all the flight parameters.
Sports Current Affairs
  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has appointed ex-Director General of Police (Rajasthan), Ajit Singh, as the head of its Anti-Corruption Unit ahead of the Indian Premier League 2018. 
    • Singh replaces ex-Police Commissioner of Delhi, Neeraj Kumar, who has been retained as Advisor to the unit till May 31, 2018. 
  • Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan has been appointed as the Coach-cum-mentor of Jammu and Kashmir senior state side for the 2018-2019 domestic season.  
Note : Daily Current Affairs of 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th April 2018 will be available soon. 
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