14th March 2018 Current Affairs – GK today
1.Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the two-day Asia-Pacific Regional Conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, IACP in New Delhi.
The theme of the conference is “Challenges to Policing in 2020 – How is Cyber Space shaping our approach to Cybercrime and Terrorism, how do we perform within it and take advantage of it”.
2.The Telangana government is setting up a Rs.100 crore Apparel Super Hub in Sircilla. It signed a memorandum of understanding with Kay Ventures to roll out the project.
3.Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and WHO have signed an agreement for enhanced cooperation in the health sector.
4.Odisha government and Tata Trusts signed a MoU for implementing the state’s decision on land rights settlement for slum dwellers in urban areas.
5.Saudi Arabia’s cabinet approved the national policy of its atomic energy programme, as the kingdom prepares to award contracts for its first nuclear power plants.
6.Nepal’s first woman president Bidya Devi Bhandari was re-elected for a second term in office.
7.An India-UK Joint Team has won the Newton-Bhabha Fund for a project on Groundwater Arsenic Research in Ganga River Basin.
8.According to Ookla, Chennai has topped in terms of the fastest fixed broadband speeds among the 20 largest cities in the country.
9.Gina Haspel, the newly nominated first-ever female director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
10.Amazon.com Inc launched its first-ever debit card in Mexico, part of a push to encourage shoppers without bank accounts to buy online.
11.World-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has passed away.
12.Hindi film actor Narendra Jha has passed away.