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March 13, 2019

13th March 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (13th March 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 13th March 2019

International Current Affairs
  • Italy bans unvaccinated children from school.
    • All parents have been warned not to send their children to school unless they've been properly vaccinated, while children under the age of six can be turned away altogether. 
    • Parents could be fined up to €500 if they send unvaccinated children to school. 
  • Venezuela's parliament declared a 'state of alarm' as the power outage entered its fifth day. 
    • Venezuelan President Nicol├ís Maduro has blamed the US for the blackout, claiming it attacked its main hydroelectric plant in Guri. 
    • The lack of electricity has affected the water and food supply and also left patients without proper treatment in hospitals.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Indian lender HDFC Bank Limited (Housing Development Finance Corporation) crossed the ₹6 lakh crore market capitalisation mark for the 1st time today.
    • With this, the bank has became only 3rd Indian company to achieve the milestone
    • Other two are :
      • Reliance Industries (With market value of ₹8.50 lakh crore)
      • TCS (With market value of ₹7.50 lakh crore)
  • India has banned Boeing 737 Max aircraft from its airspace from 4 pm today, following the fatal crash of a plane of the same type in Ethiopia on Sunday, which killed all 157 people on board.
    • Note : China, Indonesia, South Korea and Mongolia have already grounded their fleets of Boeing's 737 MAX 8 aircraft in response to the Ethiopian Airlines crash.
  • Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma, who holds the finance portfolio, presented the budget of 2019-20 in the ongoing assembly session today with a fiscal deficit of 1323 crore rupees, which is around 3.65 per cent of the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP).
    • As per the budget estimates for 2019-20, excluding borrowings, the total receipt stood at 14463 crore rupees.
  • India, which is the world’s largest consumer of gold, ranked 11th in Gold Holding, according to recently released World Gold Council (WGC) Report 2019.
    • The current holding of India has been pegged at 607 tonnes.
    • The top spot is occupied by the United States with Gold reserves of 8,133.5 tonnes, followed by Germany with 3,369.7 tonnes.
      • Top 11 in World Gold Council Report 2019
        1. US
        2. Germany
        3. IMF
        4. Italy
        5. France
        6. Russia
        7. Mainland China
        8. Switzerland
        9. Japan
        10. Netherlands
        11. India
Science & Technology
  • The United States has begun building parts for a new ground-launched cruise missile after suspending the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty
    • The Cold War-era pact banned both the US and Russia from using short and medium-range missiles. 
    • The US has suspended its obligations under the agreement, accusing Russia of violating the treaty.
New Appointments
  • Private Sector Lender Axis Bank today appointed Rakesh Makhija as Non-Executive Chairman for a period of 3 years. 
    • He is going to replace Sanjiv Misra when his term ends on July 17. 
  • Defence Ministry has initiated the process to appoint the next Navy Chief and the decision is expected to be announced soon. 
    • The incumbent Navy Chief, Admiral Sunil Lanba, is scheduled to retire on May 31 this year.
    • Note : As per seniority of the Navy, Vice Admiral Bimal Verma is the senior-most among the top three officers of the force.
Sports Current Affairs
  • Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal (67) has announced his retirement from football.
    • In his managerial career, Van Gaal won one Champions League, four Dutch league titles, two La Ligas, and one Bundesliga title.
  • The 38th GeeBee Boxing Tournament was recently concluded at Helsinki, Finland.  
    • India has won 1 Gold, 4 Silver and 3 Bronze medals in the tournament. 
    • Gold - Kavinder Singh Bisht 
    • Silver -
      • Mohammed Hussamuddin 
      • Govind Kumar Sahani 
      • Shiva Thapa 
      • Dinesh Dagar
    • Bronze -
      • Sachin Siwach
      • Sumit Sangwan
      • Naveen Kumar 

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