Here we are uploading Current Affairs 2018 for Competitive Exams March 08, 2018 for UPSC, TNPSC, IAS, banking exams IBPS PO Clerk, SBI, RBI and more.

We provide you the most important current affairs March 08, 2018 which are collected from all newspapers such as The Hindu, The Economic Times, PIB, Times of India, India Today, Indian Express, Business Standard, all Government official websites.

  •  International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year. It commemorates the movement for women’s rights. Theme for the year 2018 is ‘Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives’.
  • To commemorate women’s day, CEAT has combined functionality and innovation to introduce the brand new CEAT Safety Grip to make riding safe for women.
  • The Central government had sanctioned a Rs 2,000-crore compensation package for the refugees from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) living in Jammu and Kashmir. 36,384 families were provided Rs 5.5 lakh each.
  •  The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is participating in World ATM Congress (WATMC) 2018 being held at IFEMA, Feria de Madrid, Spain from March 6 to 8.
  • The Railway Ministry is planning to introduce a semi-high speed train on the Delhi-Jaipur route which would operate at the speed of 200 kmph and cover the distance within 90 minutes.
  • India’s military is placed fourth on a global index that has ranked 133 countries on the basis of their global military process.
  • The Reserve Bank has slapped a penalty of Rs 40 lakh on SBI (State Bank of India) for not complying with its directions on detection and impounding of counterfeit notes.
  • The Union Government has announced a grant of Rs 1,000 crore for the second phase of the Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT) India programme.
  • Ministry of Road Transport and Highways headed by Nitin Gadkari has launched a new mobile app called ‘Sukhad Yatra’ which is aimed to empower frequent highway users.
  • The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and Public Service Commission of Mauritius.
  • The Competition Commission of India (CCI) imposed a fine of over Rs. 54 crore on Jet Airways, IndiGo, and SpiceJet over alleged cartelisation, unfair business practices with respect to fixing fuel surcharge on cargo transport. Jet Airways was fined ₹39.81 crore while the penalties on IndiGo and SpiceJet are ₹9.45 crore and ₹5.1 crore, respectively.
  • The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, in association with the Government of Uttar Pradesh, is organizing a Women’s Convention – called Swachh Shakti 2018 – on International Women’s Day, at Lucknow.
  • Shri R K Singh, Union Minister of State (IC) Power and New & Renewable Energy, launched the National E-Mobility Programme.
  • Washington became the first state to pass a new law — House Bill 2282 — that restores and protects certain net neutrality rules.
  • NITI Aayog, the premier think tank of the country will launch its Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) on 8th March on the occasion of the International Women’s Day.
  • Tripura BJP president and newly-elected MLA Biplab Kumar Deb was unanimously elected leader of the BJP legislature party in the state, Union minister Nitin Gadkari announced.
  • Indian architect, urban planner, and educator Balkrishna Vithaldas (BV) Doshi has won the Pritzker Prize, 2018 for ‘deeply personal, responsive, and meaningful’ architecture.
  • Based on the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, the Union Cabinet on March 7, 2018 increased the dearness allowance (DA) for 11 million government employees and pensioners to 7% from 5%, from 1 January 2018.

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