04th & 05th March 2018 Current Affairs – Gk Today
1.Oscar 2018 Winners:
Best Picture: “The Shape of Water”
Director: Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”
Actor: Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”
Actress: Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
Foreign Language Film: “A Fantastic Woman”
2.India and Vietnam inked three agreements in the areas of trade, agriculture, and atomic energy.
3.Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani has inaugurated 2018 edition of FICCI Frame in Mumbai.
4.Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated the week-long 29th annual, world-famous International Yoga Festival (IYF) in Rishikesh.
5.The Odisha government has launched a programme ‘Ama Gaon, Ama Vikas’ (Our Village, our development) to reach out to the people in rural areas and involve themselves in the developmental activities.
6.Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah unveiled a healthcare scheme ‘Arogya Karnataka’ (Healthy Karnataka), aimed at benefitting about 1.43 crore households in the state
7.Shigmotsav has been organized enthusiastically in Goa. Shigmotsav or Shigmo is one of the several cultural festivals of the coastal state and is celebrated through colors, costumes, music, dance, and parades.
8.Citi India launched a home loan product linked to 3-month treasury bills, the first of its kind to be offered by a bank in the country.
9.The government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Israel to enhance cooperation on water conservation in India.
10.Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become a brand ambassador for gaming platform Dream 11.
11.Viswanathan Anand won the rapid event at the 11th Tal Memorial chess in Moscow.
12.The Maharashtra women’s team won the interstate national tennis championship 2018 held in Chhattisgarh.
13.Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan has become the youngest cricket captain in international cricket history.
14.India has ranked 4th out of 133 countries on the Global Firepower (GFP) list 2017.
15.Veteran Literateur Prafulla Das has passed away.
16.Italian footballer, Davide Astori has passed away.