15th March 2018 Current Affairs – Gk Today
1.World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated on 15th March.
2.According to a UN report, India ranked 133rd out of 156 countries on World Happiness Index 2018.
3.The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) was awarded the International Kochon Prize 2017 for encouraging research and development (R&D) efforts towards tuberculosis treatment.
4.The First Interaction of 15th Finance Commission with the Members of Parliament was held in New Delhi.
5.Andhra Pradesh stands at equivalent to 51st rank globally in Multidimensional Poverty Index.
6.The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal of Department of Fertilizers to continue Urea Subsidy Scheme up to 2019-20 at a total estimated cost of Rs. 1,64,935 crore and for disbursement of fertilizer subsidy.
7.President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the World Hindi Secretariat building in Mauritius.
8.India and Madagascar have signed an umbrella agreement in the field of defense.
9.Sangeeta Bahadur has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Belarus.
10.Germany’s parliament elected Angela Merkel for her fourth term as chancellor.
11.The World Bank has projected India’s GDP growth at 7.3 percent for the next financial year.
12.The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) launched a mobile app for providing better citizen-friendly services by law enforcement agencies.