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Daily Current Affairs – 30th March 2018
- GSLV Successfully Launches GSAT-6A Satellite
India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F08) successfully launched GSAT-6A Satellite into Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) on March 29, 2018.
- Launch of GSLV was its twelfth and took place from the Second Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota, the spaceport of India.
- This is the fifth consecutive success achieved by GSLV carrying indigenously developed Cryogenic Upper Stage.
- RBI imposes Rs 59 cr penalty on ICICI Bank
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 58.9 crore on ICICI Bank Ltd for non-compliance with the directions issued by RBI.
- The central bank, in a statement, said this penalty has been imposed in exercise of powers vested in RBI under the provisions of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, considering failure of the bank to adhere to its directions/guidelines.
- Abiye Ahmed is new Ethiopia Prime Minister
Ethiopia’s ruling coalition has voted in Abiye Ahmed as new prime minister following the resignation of Hailemariam Desalegn last month.
- The 180-member council of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) chose Abiye to succeed Hailemariam as the chairperson of the coalition, meaning he automatically becomes premier.
- Abiye won over 60 percent of all votes in the council.
- SC Appoints Justice Jawad Rahim as Acting Chairperson of NGT
The Supreme Court has appointed Justice Jawad Rahim, judicial member of National Green Tribunal (NGT), as the acting chairperson of the green panel.
- A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said that the new acting chairperson will discharge his duties until a regular appointment is made and will take part in selection process of other members of the NGT.
- Andhra Pradesh appoints shuttler Srikanth as Deputy Collector
Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has been appointed as a Deputy Collector by the Andhra Pradesh government.
- Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu handed over the appointment letter to him in Amravati in the presence of former All-England champion and celebrated badminton coach Pullela Gopichand.
- The Chief Minister also congratulated Srikanth for recently receiving Padma Shri award.
- Haryana’s Mewat is India’s most backward district
The NITI Aayog has released a preliminary ranking for the 101 most backward districts of India that have signed up for the Narendra Modi government’s ‘Transformation of Aspirational Districts’ programme.
- Haryana’s Mewat is the lowest-ranked among these backwards districts, while Andhra Pradesh’s Vizianagaram is the best-performing district of the 101.
- Chhattisgarh’s Rajnandgaon and Maharashtra’s Osmanabad lie second and third on the top of the table.
- Assam launches toll-free helpline for women
The state government of Assam on March 29, 2018 launched a women’s helpline to tackle the recent surge in crime in the state.
- The toll-free helpline, 181-Sakhi, was launched by the state’s Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal at a programme held in Janata Bhawan. The service is presently being launched for one shift and will be open from 9 am to 5 pm. It will soon be made available for 24 hours.
- The service has been integrated with women police stations, state commission for women, family counseling centres, NGOs, legal service centres, shelter homes, medical and legal experts.
- Darren Lehmann announces his resignation as Australia’s coach
Australia’s head coach Darren Lehmann on March 29, 2018 announced his resignation from the position and said that Australia’s fourth and the final Test in South Africa would be his last match.
- Lehmann made his decision after watching Smith and Bancroft deliver emotional, tear-filled apologies at news conferences earlier on March 29.
- Speaking after Cricket Australia slapped one-year bans on Smith and Warner and a 9-month ban on the 25-year-old opener Bancroft for their involvement in ball tampering, Lehmann said that he feared for the health of the players.
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