18th & 19th March 2018 Current Affairs – Gk Today
1.The President of India Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (FINE) in New Delhi.
2.NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar inaugurated the First India-Japan Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction in New Delhi.
3.The 7th Women Science Congress, 2018 was inaugurated in the backdrop of the ongoing 105th Indian Science Congress in Manipur.
4.South Asia’s first ever co-working & co-play space launched in Gurugram.
5.The government said its farmer-oriented solar power scheme, Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM), will allow setting up grid-connected solar plants in rural areas apart from off-grid solar pumps.
6.Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has resigned from his post.
7.US-educated economist Yi Gang has been named the next governor of China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC).
8.Atul M. Gotsurve has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
9.Chinese smartphone maker Vivo announced the appointment of Bollywood actor Aamir Khan as its brand ambassador for India.
10.Reliance Asset Reconstruction Company (RARC) announced the appointment of Ravindra Rao as its new Chief Executive Officer.
11.The Indian Navy will be holding the 16th bilateral naval exercise called VARUNA with the French Navy in India.
12.BHEL has commissioned the first unit of 110 MW of the Kishanganga Hydro-Electric Project (HEP) of NHPC in Jammu and Kashmir.
13.According to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Worldwide Cost of Living Survey, Singapore remained the most expensive city in the world and Damascus is the cheapest city for living in the world.
14.English cricketer Kevin Pietersen announced his retirement from cricket.
15.Chennaiyin FC has won the Indian Super League (ISL) title for the second time.
16.Defending champion Purva Barve won the Women’s Singles (Under-19) title at the Israel Junior 2018 held in Rishon LeZion, Israel.
17.Ranji Trophy champions Vidarbha lift their maiden Irani Cup against Rest of India at the Vidarbha Cricket Association stadium in Nagpur.