Daily Current Affairs 3 March 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 3 March 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 3 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 3 March 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1.BJP allies likely to form Nagaland govt by winning 30 seats

  • An independent candidate and the JD(U), which secured one seat pledged their support to the BJP, bringing the count to 30.
  • 31 seats are required to form the Nagaland govt.

2.Govt approves fund to create safe cities

  • The Central govt has approved Rs.2919 cr under Nirbhaya Fund to create 8 safe cities.
  • The cities listed are Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Lucknow.

3. French techie finds flaw that leaks details of Aadhaar cards

  • The researcher has revealed security lapse in the Telangana govt’s benefit disbursement portal through which Aadhaar details of govt beneficiaries can be accessed.
  • Putting the website on the offline mode, the govt said it was already non-operational.

International News

1. Russia, China to create joint data centre for lunar projects

  • The Russian agency and China National Space Administration will look into possibilities of providing assistance to each other’s lunar programmes.
  • Last year, the two agencies had agreed on bilateral cooperation programme, including research on the moon.

2. Trump extends Obama-era Russian sanctions for another year

  • The sanctions were imposed in response to Russian occupation of Crimea, prohibiting Americans from investing in Crimea.
  • The White House stated that Crimea crisis will be treated as extraordinary threat to US national security.

3. Remove terror content in 1 hr of reporting:EU

  • The EU has said this as the bloc is looking for ways to combat online extremism from groups like the IS
  • The groups are using YouTube,Facebook, Twitter as forums to radicalise and recruit.

Business News

1. New tariffs may negatively impact US production:Hyundai

  • This comes after US plans to impose tariffs of 25% on imported steel and 10% on aluminium.
  • Hyundai said that imposing tariffs on steel could increase production costs , which could lead to higher prices and low demand.

2. Uber co-founder launches own crypto

  • Garret Camp is launching his own cryptocurrency Eco with an initial issue of one trillion tokens.
  • There will be no ICO, which means the project would not be crowdsourced.

3. CBI files FIR against Infosys staff

  • The CBI is investigating a fraud involving employees and I-T officials for claiming refunds worth Rs.5 crore.
  • They conspired with a fake chartered accountant and filed tax returns using forged documents in the names of 250 tax payers of many private firms.

Sports News
1. Advani led India beat Pak

  • India defeated Pak in the inaugural IBSF Snooker Team World Cup in Doha.
  • The Indian combine of Pankaj Advani and Manan Chandra clinched it.

2. Navjot 1st Indian woman to win gold in Senior Asian C’ships

  • Navjot Kaur became the 1st Indian woman wrestler to do so after winning the 65 kg freestyle category event.
  • Sakshi Malik won a bronze in the 62 kg freestyle category.

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