Current Affairs : 18-03-2020 in English

Important Day

  • Ordnance Factory Day in India – 18 March.

Economy

  • Moody's forecast lowered India's GDP growth for 2020 calendar year to - 5.3%.

National

  • The only state that did not join the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-KISAN) - West Bengal.
  • The Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020 provides for ________ backing to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) and the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) - Statutory.
  • SmartCity that won an industry body's award at the FM Excellence Award for 2019-2020 for ecological sustainability in recognition of the IT townships go-green efforts - Kochi.
  • Mission that initiated by the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) with the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) - Solar Charkha Mission.

Persons in News

  • New Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Yes Bank - Prashant Kumar.
  • Former Chief Justice of India who nominated to Rajya Sabha - Ranjan Gogoi.
  • Next Chairman and Managing Director of Power Finance Corporation (PFC) - Ravinder Singh Dhillon.
  • Winner of 10th Moghai Ojah Award - Dr. Paramananda Majumder.

State Current Affairs

  • New Chairman of the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation - Ashwani Lohani.
  • New chief secretary of Madhya Pradesh state - M Gopal Reddy.
  • New chairperson of the Madhya Pradesh Women's Commission - Shobha Oza.

General Knowledge

  • At present, India has ___ World Heritage Sites - 38.
  • Ajanta Caves is situated in – Maharashtra.
  • Sun Temple, Konarak is situated in – Odisha.
  • Khajuraho, Group of Temples is situated in – Madhya Pradesh.
  • Keoladeo National Park is situated in – Rajasthan.
  • Khangchendzonga National Park is situated in – Sikkim.

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