Daily Current Affairs 29 March 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 29 March 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 29 March 2018. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 29 March 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1.ISRO successfully launches GSAT-6A

  • The satellite, with a planned mission life of 10 yrs, would provide mobile communication to India through multi bean coverage facility.
  • The launch marks the 12th flight of GSLV-F08.

2.Centre approves changes in National Medical Commission Bill

  • Changes include holding final MBBS examination as a common exam across the country which would also serve as an exit test.
  • Fee for 50% of seats in private medical institutions will be regulated.

3. 274 vacancies for pilots in Indian Army, Navy: Minister

  • Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre has revealed there are 192 vacant posts for pilots in the Army and 82 in the Navy.
  • The sanctioned strength is 794 in the Army and 735 in the Navy.

International News

1. China meets 2020 carbon reduction target three years early

  • China cut CO2 emissions per unit of GDP by 46% from 2005 level fulfilling its commitment before 2020.
  • China will have to cut emissions by 60-65% by 2030.

2. Would love to launch jihad against India: Jamaat-ud-Dawah

  • The terrorist organisation called Pakistan a centre of preparation for battle against India.
  • It further said that a caravan of Islam would convert whole India into Pakistan.

3.Ripple donates 29 million dollars to US public schools

  • The money will be used to buy classroom materials for over 28,000 public school teachers.
  • The donation was made through DonorsChoose.org.

Business News

1. Amazon loses 30 billion dollars in market cap

  • Amazon’s shares fell nearly 5%.
  • This comes after media reports claimed that US Prez Donald Trump is “obsessed with Amazon”.

2. Nissan, Renault in talks to merge : Reports

  • Japanese automaker Nissan and French carmaker Renault are in talks to merge and create a new company.
  • Renault currently owns 43% of Nissan while Nissan has 15% stake in its French counterpart.

3. RBI imposes Rs.59 cr penalty on ICICI Bank

  • The RBI has penalised ICICI for failing to comply with held-to-maturity guidelines.
  • This is the highest penalty imposed by the RBI on a bank for a single incident.

 

Sports News
1. Williamson replaces Warner as captain of SunRisers Hyderabad

  • NZ skipper Kane Williamson has been named as the captain of IPL Franchise SunRisers Hyderabad.
  • Cricket Australia handed Warner a one-year ban from playing international and domestic cricket.

2. Aus women’s captain becomes 1st Aussie to hit 2000 T20I runs

  • Meg Lanning became the 1st ever Australian cricketer to achieve the feat.
  • David Warner has scored the second-most T20I runs for Australia.

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