16th March 2018 Current Affairs – Gk Today
1.US President Donald Trump announced that Lawrence Kudlow will be his new chief economic adviser and chairman of the national economic council.
2.Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 105th Indian Science Congress in Imphal, Manipur.
3.The three-day annual Krishi Unnati Mela began in New Delhi with a focus on doubling the farmers’ income.
4.Actor Jackie Shroff’s short film ‘Shunyata’ has won an award at Best of India Short Film Festival in Los Angeles, US.
5.Oklahoma plans to start using nitrogen gas for executions, in what would be the first such method of capital punishment in the United States.
6.Deepa Malik has won gold in the F53/54 Javelin event at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai.
7.Veteran actress Simi Garewal has been felicitated with a “UK Golden Flame Award” for her contribution to Indian cinema.
8.Indian filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda’s “Halka”, which had its world premiere at the 21st Festival International du Film Pour Enfants de Montréal Film (FIFEM), has bagged the Grand Prix de Montreal at the gala.
9.Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the 5th ‘Nadi Mahotsava’ in Hoshangabad District of Madhya Pradesh.
10.India has ranked 78th on the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) energy transition index that was topped by Sweden.
11.The Government of Pakistan announced that Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan will be the next Chief of the Air Staff of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF).
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