Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 18 March 2016

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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 18 March 2016

18 March 2016

Pharmaceutical major Pfizer has appointed S Sridhar as its new Managing Director (MD) with immediate effect for a period of five years."The Board of Directors of the company has appointed S Sridhar as the Managing Director of the company, with effect from March 18, 2016 for a period of five years," Pfizer Ltd said in a BSE filing.Sridhar has... Read More

category: State

18 March 2016

Actor Larry Drake, known for playing Benny on TV show L.A. Law, has died on March 17,2016. He was 66.Drake passed away, reports hollywoodreporter.com. The actor played Benny Stulwicz, a mentally challenged law clerk, from 1987 until the TV show's end in 1994. The memorable role earned Drake two Emmy Awards, in 1988 and 1989, and a nomination in... Read More

category: Business & Economy

18 March 2016

The Supreme Court on March 18,2016, also allowed use of photos of the governors, chief ministers and central and state cabinet ministers or minister incharge of the department concerned in government advertisements.A bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose allowed photos of governor, chief minister and cabinet ministers of... Read More

category: Business & Economy

18 March 2016

Goa government on 17 March 2016 classified the country liquor,Feni as Heritage Spirit of Goa.  Feni is the form of spirit produced exclusively in the coastal state.Feni is the first liquor product in the country to obtain such status and got its Geographical Indication (GI) certification in 2000.It used in various cultural traditions,... Read More

category: Environment

18 March 2016

March 18,2016 : India began exporting diesel via rail to Bangladesh with the rollout of first consignment from Siliguri.A goodwill rail rake consignment carrying diesel from Siliguri marketing terminal of Numaligarh Refineries Ltd (NRL) was flagged off .The goodwill rail rake consignment for supply of 2200 tons (2700 kilolitre) diesel of BS III... Read More

category: Bank Exam

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18 March 2016

Cisco will set up an internet of everything (IoE) Innovation centre in Visakhapatnam to drive regional innovation and will enable partners and start-ups to build solutions around IoE and engage in rapid prototyping.The innovation centre is one of the initiatives proposed by the company in an MoU signed with Andhra Pradesh government on  March... Read More

category: SSC Exam

18 March 2016

Aiming at effective use of space technology in remote sensing and graphic information system (GIS) based applications, Railways is set to join hands with Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro).An MoU will be signed between Railways and Isro, under Department of Space, tomorrow for developing applications in the field of remote sensing and... Read More

category: Civil Sevices Exam

18 March 2016

7th meeting of the Governing Board of the Indo-German Science and Technology Centre (IGSTC) was held on 15 March 2016 in New Delhi. The meeting was chaired by the Union Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan.During the meeting, Dr. Vardhan highlighted the achievements and progress of IGSTC in accelerating the... Read More

category: Exam Specific

18 March 2016

The 10th Asian film awards were presented on 17 March 2016 in Macau, China. 'The Assassin', a movie about a highly trained female assassin bagged prizes for, best actress and best director.The movie took home more than half of the prizes, eight out of 15 trophies, at one of Asia's leading film awards.Hong Kong Action Choreographer-director Yuen... Read More

category: International

18 March 2016

The Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on 17 March 2016 intimated Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that Vijay Mallya had resigned from his post as the Director of Royal Challengers Sports Private Limited (RCSPL).Following this, an official from the RCB, Russell Adams was named as the new Director... Read More

category: Environment

18 March 2016

Meir Dagan, former Chief of Israel’s intelligence agency Mossad, passed away on 17 March 2016 due to cancer. He was 71.Dagan served as Director of the Mossad from 2002 until his retirement in 2011.Meir Dagan born on 30 January 1945, Dagan was recruited into the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in 1963.In the early 1970s, he commanded an ad hoc... Read More

category: Bank Exam

18 March 2016

Songkran festival, often referred to as the world's biggest water fight festival, was in news in the third week of March 2016. The festival came in news after the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration decided to impose a curfew during the festival season that will be celebrated in April 2016.The Songkran festival is celebrated in Thailand as the... Read More

category: SSC Exam

18 March 2016

AirAsia India on 17 March 2016 announced the appointment of Amar Abrol as its chief executive officer with effect from 1 April 2016.Abrol will succeed Mittu Chandilya, who led AirAsia India from 1 June 2013 and ends his contract on 31 March 2016.Besides, AirAsia India also announced the appointments of Ankur Khanna as the Chief Financial Officer... Read More

category: Civil Sevices Exam

18 March 2016

Surat is the cleanest railway station in the country, followed by Rajkot and Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh), according to an Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) survey released on March 18,2016.The Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency Varanasi's railway station ranked poorly in terms of cleanliness as it stood at 65, among... Read More

category: Exam Specific

18 March 2016

The India Meteorology Department (IMD) has indigenously developed Drishti, an instrument that will provide real time visibility information to pilots. The instrument will help pilots in quick decision-making during critical landings and take-offs of aircraft particularly during foggy or rainy days.Drishti, an instrument indigenously developed by... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

18 March 2016

Online System to automate all the operations of FCI depots launched by Ram Vilas Paswan, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in New Delhi on 17 March,2016.Capturing data online on a real time basis, the system will bring total transparency in the working of FCI. It would help in better monitoring and supervision to reduce... Read More

category: Bank Exam

18 March 2016

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on Wednesday said the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)Business Travellers’ card that will ensure seamless movement of businessmen within the South Asian region will be launched by May.The SAARC Business Travellers’ Card, an initiative designed to enable easier movement of South Asian... Read More

category: SSC Exam

18 March 2016

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) will fund construction of as many as 250 toilets in government high schools in Andhra Pradesh, with emphasis on Yerpedu, Madanapalle and Tamballapalle mandals in Chittoor district.The construction of 250 toilets would be completed by March 2017 or even before.For the year 2015-16,... Read More

category: Civil Sevices Exam

18 March 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated World Sufi Forum in New Delhi. The four-day event is being organized by All India Ulama and Mashaikh Board (AIUMB), the apex body of Sufi Dargahs in India.More than 200 Indian and International delegates, including Sufi Shuyukh, scholars, academicians, spiritual leaders and masters of Sufism are going to... Read More

category: Exam Specific

18 March 2016

The Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is set to join the league of the most prominent world leaders at the World famous Wax Museum Madame Tussauds in London.Recently, Modi figured in the Time Magazine’s Person of the Year’s list which gives him enough support to figure in the museum.He is currently the second most followed politician on... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

18 March 2016

Federal Open Market Committee of US Federal Reserve on 16 March 2016 release an implementation note with a decision to maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at 0.25 to 0.5 percent.The stance of monetary policy remains accommodative, thereby supporting further improvement in labor market conditions and a return to 2 percent... Read More

category: Bank Exam

18 March 2016

India on 17 March 2016 signed loan agreement of 35 Million dollars with the World Bank for Madhya Pradesh Citizen Access to Responsive Services Project. The objective of the project is to improve access and quality of public services in the state.The project has been designed as a result based financing programme, under which funds will be... Read More

category: SSC Exam

18 March 2016

Famous magician Paul Daniels passed away on 17 March 2016 due to brain tumour. He was 77.Daniels was best known for his BBC TV series The Paul Daniels Magic Show, which ran from 1979 to 1994.Daniels was born in 1938 in South Bank, Middles brough, where he began his career as a magician and entertainer.A major turning point in Daniels' career came... Read More

category: Exam Specific

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