Following is the 30 March 2018 Current Affairs For Government Exam
1. New organ found in human body.
Scientists have identified a new organ “interstitium” in the human body, which could help in understanding the spread of cancer within the body.
“Interstitium” is a series of fluid-filled compartments, found beneath the skin, as well as lining of gut, lungs, blood vessels and muscles.
These compartments join together to form a network supported by a mesh of strong, flexible proteins.
2. 3 districts of Rajasthan to get Yamuna water.
Yamuna river water will be supplied to Churu, Sikar and Jhunjhunu districts in Rajasthan from Tajewala headworks in Haryana.
As per an interstate Yamuna water-sharing agreement in 1994, 1917 cusec water was allotted to Rajasthan from Tajewala headworks.
The water will be supplied through a pipeline and the Centre will provide financial assistance for the same.
3. Indus Commission meet commenced in Delhi.
India & Pakistan held the meeting on Indus water treaty on 29th March.
This will be the 114th meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) that looks into the sharing of the waters of the Indus since the treaty was signed by the two countries in 1960.
The Indus water treaty covers the water distribution and sharing rights of six rivers—Beas, Ravi, Sutlej, Indus, Chenab and Jhelum.
4. Assam launched toll free women’s helpline.
The Assam government launched “181-Sakhi toll-free women’s helpline” to tackle the recent spurt in crime in the state.
This is a scheme of universalization of women helpline and is launched under the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India.
This service intends to provide 24 hours immediate and emergency response to women affected by violence.
5. India Successfully Launches GSAT-6A Communication Satellite.
ISRO successfully launched the GSLV-F08 carrying the GSAT6A communication satellite from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
The GSAT-6A satellite will be put into orbit around 17 minutes after the rocket’s liftoff.
GSLV Mk II (F08) carrying GSAT-6A took off from the second launch pad in Sriharikota.
6. MoU between India and Canada on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs).
The Union Cabinet approved the MoU between India and Canada to establish bilateral cooperation activities in the field of Intellectual Property (IP).
The MoU is intended to promote innovation, creativity and economic growth in both countries.
Both countries can exchange best practices and work together to raise awareness on IPRs and better protect Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs).
7. India-UK signed MoU on organised crime.
The Union Cabinet signed a MoU between India, the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland on cooperation and exchange of information for tackling organised crime.
India and the UK already have a 1995 agreement in place concerning the investigation and prosecution of crime.
Both India and the UK are working towards strengthening cooperation to fight the global terrorism and organised crime.
8. Twin navigation satellites launched in China.
China successfully launched twin satellites via a single carrier rocket in Xichang of southwest China’s Sichuan province.
This added two more members to its domestic “BeiDou Navigation Satellite System” (BDS).
The satellites and the rocket were developed by the Innovation Academy for Microsatellites at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology
9. New Jersey declares April as Sikh Awareness.
The US state of New Jersey has declared April as ‘Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month’ as part of its effort to promote awareness of the faith.
The resolution was adopted unanimously by both the New Jersey House of Representative and the Senate.
10. Sisi wins second term as Egypt President.
Incumbent Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has been re-elected to the post for the second time.
Sisi won the elections with a brute majority, amassing a massive 92 percent vote share.
Sisi took over as Egypt’s president for the first time in 2012, replacing the democratically elected Mohamed Morsi.
11. DiCarlo becomes 1st female UN political chief.
American diplomat Rosemary DiCarlo become the first woman to head UN political affairs.
DiCarlo will replace Jeffrey Feltman, who held the post of Under-Secretary-General for political affairs since 2012.
DiCarlo also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs and director for United Nations.
12. Government invited bids to sell 76% in Air India.
The government invited bids to transfer management control along with 76% equity in Air India.
The government will retain 24% stake in Air India and its subsidiary Air India Express.
It also proposed divesting 50% of its stake in Air India Sats Airport Services.
Air India is the country’s flag air carrier with a significant market position in international and domestic operations.
13. Twitter introduces ‘Timestamps’.
Twitter has introduced “Timestamps” – a new feature that will make it easier for its users to share a key moment from long, live videos.
This will help to draw attention to the specific moment in a live video.
The “Timestamps” update has started rolling out on Twitter for Android and iOS devices.
14. Darren Lehmann announces his resignation as Australia’s coach.
Australia’s head coach Darren Lehmann 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’s resignation follows the ball-tampering scandal that jolted Australian cricket last week.
Even though he was cleared of any wrongdoing by the investigation undertaken by Cricket Australia.
15. Veteran Malayalam film personality Sreekumaran Thampi bags J.C. Daniel award.
One of the most popular Malayalam film personalities, Sreekumaran Thampi was awarded the prestigious J.C. Daniel Award for in recognition of his sterling contributions to the Malayalam film industry.
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