27th March 2018 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.World Theatre Day is celebrated on 27th March.
2.Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated Saras Aajeevika Mela at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.
3.Asia’s largest Tulip garden was opened in Srinagar to visitors.
4.Krishnaswamy VijayRaghavan was appointed the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India.
5.India’s first insect museum opened in Tamil Nadu. The Museum was unveiled by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswamy at the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in Coimbatore.
6.The 11th Rashtriya Rifles Biennial Conference was held at Nagrota, Jammu, and Kashmir.
7.Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has won an order for setting up a 75 MW solar PV power plant on engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) basis, in Gujarat. Significantly, this will be BHEL’s largest Solar PV project till date.
8.Chhattisgarh bagged the National ‘Water Digest Award’ for Water Conservation-Diversion and for increasing the irrigation capacity in the State.
9.The Export-Import Bank (Exim Bank) will provide a USD 500 million credit facility to ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) to fund various development projects in western-south Africa.
10.The Ministry of Finance has approved a proposal to provide a government guarantee of Rs.5000 crore in the current financial year for Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC) bonds to be subscribed by Life Insurance Corporation (LIC).
11.The Airport Authority of India (AAI) signed a MoU with Assam government under its Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) initiative for the sustainable development of human settlements at villages in Kamrup district.
12.Surat (Gujarat) has become the first district in the country to have 100 percent solar powered Primary Health Centers (PHC).
13.According to internet speed testing analysis firm Ookla, India has ranked 67th for fixed broadband and 109th for mobile internet speeds in February.