21st March 2018 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.International Day Of Forests is observed on 21st March. This year’s theme is ‘Forests and Sustainable Cities’.
2.The 106th edition of the Indian Science Congress will be held in January 2019 in Bhopal.
3.Chief of the Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat has released a book on Paramveer Chakra Awardees ‘Paramveer Parwane’.
4.US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order banning the use of Venezuela’s new crypto-currency, Petro.
5.Nanda Bahadur Pun has been re-elected as the Vice-President of Nepal for the second term.
6.According to the Mercer’s survey, Austrian capital Vienna has been named the world’s best city to live in for the ninth consecutive year, while Iraq’s capital Baghdad remains the worst.
7.New Delhi has been ranked 22nd in the world and eighth in Asia in the top destination for 2018, Travellers’ Choice awards for Destinations by TripAdvisor.
8.Amazon overtook Alphabet on Tuesday to become the world’s second most valuable company, Apple held the top spot.
9.The president of Myanmar, Htin Kyaw, has resigned.
10.Canadian mathematician Robert Langlands has been named as the winner of the Abel Prize for 2018, for his visionary programme connecting representation theory to number theory.
11.Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has inaugurated inland ferry services in the port city of Vasco in Goa.
12.The world’s last male northern white rhino named Sudan has died.