Current Affairs Weekly Updates: March First Week (1st to 7th)

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Current Affairs Weekly Updates: March First Week (1st to 7th)
1. Which state government has recently set up toll-free helpline to provide information to students?
Answer: Tamil Nadu
2. Which city hosted the 27th Technological Conference of IJIRA on Shaping the Future of Jute?
Answer: Kolkata
3. What is the Zero Discrimination Day campaign for year 2018?
Answer: What if…
4. India will provide how much amount of financial assistance to Jordan in the form of vaccines and medicines for 2018?
Answer: $5 Million
5. Arabinda Muduli, the noted bhajan singer has passed away. He belonged to which state?
Answer: Odisha
6. Which Indian naval command has conducted tri-Services maritime exercise ‘Paschim Leher (XPL -18)’ in the Arabian Sea?
Answer: Western Naval Command
7. India has successfully test-fired Anti Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) Nag in desert conditions. The Nag missile has been developed by which Indian organisation?
Answer: DRDO
8. The 42nd Civil Accounts Day (CAD-2018) is celebrated on which date in India?
Answer: March 1st
9. The Nathpa Jhakri Dam (NJD) is built across which river in Himachal Pradesh?
Answer: Satluj River
10. The All India Radio and National Book Trust (NBT) has signed a MoU to preserve and promote cultural heritage. Where is the headquarters of NBT located?
Answer: Delhi
11. The Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of NFRA to oversee auditors. What does ‘NFRA’ stands for?
Answer: National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA)
12. Vinesh Phogat has bagged silver in which freestyle category at the 2018 Asian Wrestling Championship in Kyrgyzstan?
Answer: 50 kg
13. The world’s largest solar park has launched in which state?
Answer: Karnataka
14. Which country’s team has won the 2018 IBSF Snooker Team World Cup?
Answer: India
15. Which Bollywood personality has won the lifetime achievement award at the 2018 ‘Political and Public Life Awards’ in UK?
Answer: Shatrughan Sinha

16. The 2018 cultural festival ‘India by the Nile’ will be held in which country?
Answer: Egypt
17. Which Indian woman wrestler has clinched India’s first gold at the 2018 Senior Asian Wrestling Championships?
Answer: Navjot Kour
18. Who has been elected as the new president of Republic of Armenia?
Answer: Armen Vardani Sarkissian
19. Manu Bhaker won gold in 10m air pistol women event at the 2018 ISSF World Cup in Mexico. She hails from which Indian state?
Answer: Haryana
20. Which city is hosting the 19th edition of FICCI Frames 2018?
Answer: Mumbai
21. Who has won the best actress award at the 90th Academy Awards 2018?
Answer: Frances McDormand
22. Which state government has launched ‘Ama Gaon, Ama Vikas’ programme?
Answer: Odisha
23. Prafulla Das, the renowned litterateur has passed away. He was belonged to which state?
Answer: Odisha
24. Which state government has signed a MoU with e-Governance Foundation (e-Gov) of Nandan Nilekani to provide citizen centric services?
Answer: Punjab
25. India has signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with which countries for civil nuclear cooperation?
Answer: Russia and Bangladesh
26. Name the Indian chess master has clinched the 2018 Tal Memorial Rapid Chess tournament in Moscow?
Answer: Viswanathan Anand
27. Vinod Kumar Omprakash has clinched bronze in which men’s freestyle category at the 2018 Asian Wrestling Championships?
Answer: 70kg
28. Which India sports personality has become the brand ambassador of gaming platform Dream 11?
Answer: MS Dhoni
29. Conrad Sangma has been sworn-in as the 12th Chief Minister of Meghalaya. He is MP from which Lok Sabha constituency?
Answer: Tura

30. Which Indian naval command is hosting the multinational mega event ‘Milan 2018’ at Port Blair?
Answer: Andaman Nicobar Naval Command
31. Which committee has been constituted by the Union Government to study issues in Fintech space?
Answer: Subhash Chandra Garg committee
32. The 2018 Shigmotsav festival has started in which state?
Answer: GOA
33. Which state government has launched the free sanitary napkin scheme ‘Khushi’ for girl students across the state?
Answer: Odisha
34. What is the theme of the 2018 World Wildlife Day (WWD)?
Answer: Big cats: predators under threat
35. What is the theme of the 9th edition of Women’s Film Festival 2018?
Answer: Travelling Women
36. India’s first helicopter-taxi service has launched in which city?
Answer: Bengalore
37. The 29th edition of the world-famous International Yoga Festival (IYF-2018) was held in which Indian state?
Answer: Uttarakhand
38. What is the India’s rank in the world in terms of military power, as per Global Fire Power Index (GFPI-2017)?
Answer: 4th
39. The pan-India expansion of flagship programme “Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao (BBBP)” will be start from which district of Rajasthan?
Answer: JhunJhun
40. Which country will become the world’s first country to issue digital legal tender “Sovereign”?
Answer: Marshall Island