English Current Affairs ( 30th March 2018 )
# Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched ‘181-Sakhi’, a toll-free helpline number for women.
# In a bid to engage college students in Government’s cleanliness drive, Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has introduced a Swachh Bharat Summer Internship (SBSI)
# In wake of increasing and unacceptable levels of anti-Sikh bigotry, US state of New Jersey’s State Assembly has declared April as ‘Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month’
# Among all Indian states, Madhya Pradesh has the highest number tribal habitations (55770) fully covered with the safe drinking water supply.
# Madhya Pradesh has got Geographical Indications (GI) tag for Kadaknath, a chicken breed whose black meat is in demand in certain regions of the state.
# Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan increased the retirement age of Madhya Pradesh government employees from 60 to 62 years.
# Haryana State Education Department renamed the GovernmentSenior Secondary Girls School, Kosli in Rewari district as Shaheed Major Vikas Yadav Senior Secondary School.
# Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar launched the grand finale of Smart India Hackathon 2018 (Software Edition) in New Delhi.
# Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated Hindon Elevated Road – India’s longest elevated road, in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
# On 27 and 28 March 2018, First National Conclave on Psychological Trauma, Child Protection, and Mental Illnesses was held in J L N Auditorium, AIIMS, New Delhi.
# Tax on long term capital gains (LTCG) on equity holdings, announced in Budget 2018 will come into effect from April 1, 2018.
# With an objective to encourage early-stage start-ups, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has decided to double the investment limit by angel funds in venture capital undertakings to Rs. 10 crore.
# Fino Payments Bank is planning to deploy multi-utility Android-based mPOS devices across 10000 banking points across India in a phased manner.
# The government has announced that, it has planned to sell 76 per cent stake in Air India.
# India received its first shipment of Liquefied natural gas (LNG) from US under a 20-year deal.
# incumbent Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi got re-elected for a second term
Andhra Pradesh government appointed shuttler Kidambi Srikanth as a Deputy Collector.
# R Dinesh, Joint Managing Director of T V Sundram Iyengar and Sons, has been elected Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Southern Region for the 2018-19 period.
# Anoop Kumar Mittal was given one year extension as the chairman and MD (CMD) of NBCC with effect from 1 April 2018.
# India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has retained the top spot on ‘IE 100 2018’, The List of Most Powerful Indians
# US Space agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will send ‘InSight’, the first-ever mission dedicated to exploring the deep interior of Mars.
# China successfully launched a Long March 3B rocket carrying two Beidou-3MEO satellites: Beidou-30 and Beidou-31 from the LC2 Launch Complex of the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Sichuan province, China.
# Darren Lehmann announced that he has resigned as head coach of Australian senior national cricket team.
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