24th March 2018 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.World Tuberculosis Day is observed on 24th March. This year theme is “Wanted: Leaders for a TB-Free World. We can make history. End TB”.
2.7th India-Egypt Joint Commission Meeting led by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry was held in New Delhi.
3.The 5th India Maize Summit 2018 was held at FICCI in New Delhi.
4.Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan launched M-Kerala, a unified app for all government services at #FUTURE 2018, a first-of-its-kind digital tech summit in the state.
5.Martin Vizcarra has been sworn in as Peru’s new president.
6.PV Sindhu was chosen as the flag-bearer of the Indian contingent for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
7.Manu Bhaker has won a gold medal in the 10m Air Pistol at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Sydney.
8.Lewis Hamilton has banked a record seventh pole at the Australian Grand Prix.
9.HDFC Bank today signed an agreement with the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) under which the bank will facilitate a host of services to the public procurement portal for Central and state government organizations.
10.The Odisha government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the British Council to strengthen educational and cultural cooperation.
11.According to the Institute for Criminal Policy Research’ s data, India has a lower imprisonment rate compared with other major economies.
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