13th March 2018 Current Affairs – Gk Today
1.Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a campaign to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) from India by 2025, five years ahead of the globally-set deadline.
2.The Centre has constituted a three-member Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal to adjudicate the dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh over sharing the river’s water, Supreme Court Judge AM Khanwilkar will be the Chairman of the tribunal.
3.ICICI Bank has launched instant overdraft ‘InstaOD’ facility for MSME customers in a completely online and paperless manner. Customers can get overdraft facility up to Rs 15 lakh for a year anytime, anywhere using the bank’s Internet and mobile banking app.
4.The country’s largest lender, State Bank of India (SBI) has slashed charges for non-maintenance of Average Monthly Balance (AMB) in savings accounts by nearly 75 %.
5.West Bengal has become the best performing State both in terms of allotting jobs and utilizing funds under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).
6.Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a number of schemes for the poor in Varanasi and emphasized on harnessing solar energy for cooking.
7.The First Regional Conference on Mass Rapid Transport Systems for Urban Areas – Opportunities and Challenges were held in Kolkata.
8.The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) inked an agreement with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for increased cooperation in the effective implementation of the insolvency law.
9.NASSCOM, in collaboration with Facebook and New York-based co-working space company WeWork, unveiled Design4India Studio in Bengaluru.
10.Dr. Ketzia David Prakasam has been conferred the “Academy Award for Nobel Peace” from the USA.
11.Anindith Reddy was awarded the title of ‘FMSCI National Motorsports Person of the Year 2017’.
12.Telangana armed struggle fighter and veteran Communist leader Ch Kamalamma has passed away.