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Daily Current Affairs 31 March 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 31 March 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 31 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 31 March 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1. TN govt moves SC against Centre over Cauvery issue

  • TN govt has filed a contempt plea against Centre for not setting up a Cauvery Management Board before the deadline.
  • This comes after the Centre approached the apex court seeking time stating that the boards formation might have implications in Karnataka ahead of assembly elections.

2. 3 people arrested over CBSE papers leak

  • 9 minors were detained over the CBSE Class 10 Maths and Class 12 Economics papers leak.
  • The CBSE announced that Class 12 exam will be re-conducted while a decision on Class 10 retest is yet to be taken.

3. Ashok Gehlot appointed as Congress General Secretary

  • He is appointed as the General Secretary In-charge, Organisation, Training of the All India Congress Committee.
  • Jitendra Singh is the AICC in-charge of Odisha.

International News

1. 16 dead, 1400 injured in Gaza-Israel border protest

  • Israel military has killed 16 Palestinians in the ongoing protest along the Gaza-Israel border.
  • Israeli troops used tear gas and live fire to stop protestors in the largest Palestinian demonstration in recent years.

2. India, Pak agree to resolve the issue of treatment of diplomats

  • India and Pakistan have agreed to resolve the issue about the treatment of each other’s diplomats under the 1992 ‘Code of Conduct for the treatment of Diplomatic/Consular personnel.
  • Pak had called back its High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood over the issue.

3. India announced $10 bn development aid for Africa

  • PM Modi said that Indians living abroad are true national ambassadors as they play a vital role in strengthening India’s ties with other nations.
  • 18 new embassies and High Commissions will be opened in Africa.

Business News

1. Banks to remain open till 8 pm on March 31 : RBI

  • The central bank allowed that electronic transactions can be done till midnight on that day beyond the routine business hours.
  • The centralised payments services such as RTGS and NEFT will remain closed on April 2.

2. We will make Air India a majestic Maharaja : Union Min

  • Union Minister Jayant Sinha said that Air India will be kept independent and run by Indians.
  • The govt said it’ll sell 76% stake in Air India and 100% stake in subsidiary Air India Express.
  • 3. UIDAI restores Airtel’s license for Aadhaar based e-KYC

  • The UIDAI has restored telecom operator Bharti Airtel’s authorisation to conductAadhaar-based verification of its mobile subscribers subject to specific conditions.
  • The authority has not lifted the ongoing suspension on Airtel Payments Bank’s e-KYC license.
  • Airtel was accused of using the Aadhaar e-KYC based process to open payments bank accounts of subscribers without their consent.
  • Sports News
    1. Warner refuses to say if teammates knew about ball-tampering

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    • He also refused to answer if he was involved in ball-tampering before.
    • Warner did not indicate if he wants to appeal the one-year ban.

    2. Irfan Pathan becomes coach of J&K cricket team

    • Irfan Pathan has been appointed as the coach-cum-mentor of Jammu and Kashmir senior state side for the 2018-19 domestic season.
    • He was axed from Baroda captaincy and team after two rounds of Ranji trophy last season.

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