Current Affairs Daily Updates: 03 April 2018

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Current Affairs Daily Updates: 03 April 2018
1. Bloomberg Billionaires Top 100 Index released
Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani has been ranked 19th on Bloomberg Billionaires Top 100 Index as he becomes the third richest Asian on the list with a net worth of approximately $38.3 billion. While Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos takes the top spot, Microsoft founder Bill Gates was ranked 2nd. From Asia, Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma (ranked 13th), Tencent co-founder and CEO Pony Ma (17).
2. India-Kyrgyzstan military exercise concludes
The 5th Indo-Kyrgyzstan joint training exercise ‘Khanjar V’ culminated with a ‘Joint Tactical Validation Exercise’ in Mizoram. Kyrgyzstan in the exercise is represented by the military contingent of the military unit of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic. The exercise which started on March 16, included understanding tactics of platoon level, developing interoperability.
3. Carlos Alvarado elected president of Costa Rica
Carlos Alvarado, the candidate for Costa Rica’s center-left ruling party, was elected as the next president of Costa Rica.
4. Mangaluru airport adjudged India’s cleanest
In the survey conducted across 53 airports in the country by AAI, Mangalore International Airport was adjudged the cleanest. A team of officials from AAI had inspected the airport terminal, parking area, toilets, commercial stalls, the road leading to the airport and customer lounge.

5. Debjani Ghosh appointed new president of Nasscom
Debjani Ghosh, former managing director of Intel South Asia, is the new president of Nasscom. Ms Ghosh was the first woman to lead Intel India and MAIT (Manufacturers’ Association for Information Technology).
6. India ranks 37th in global startup ecosystem in 2017: Startupblink Report
According to report released by global startup ecosystem map Startupblink, India was ranked 37th out of 125 countries in global startup ecosystem in 2017.
7. Hyderabad tops in Global City Momentum Index
Hyderabad has been ranked the top city in the short-term Momentum Ranking of JLL’s annual ‘Global City Momentum Index’. The report identifies urban economies and real estate markets which are currently undergoing the most rapid growth. The report ranked Bengaluru, Pune, Kolkata and Delhi in top 10 cities.
8. West Bengal Introduces 'Rupashree Scheme’ for Marriage of Poor Girls
The state government of West Bengal introduced a new scheme called ‘Rupashree’ in order to provide marriage assistance to girls coming from economically weaker families with a budgetary allocation of Rs 1500 crore. The scheme proposes to extend one-time financial assistance worth Rs 25,000 to the family of the girl whose annual income is up to Rs 1.5 lakh. 
9. E-Way Bill for Inter-State Movement of Goods Comes into Force
With the beginning of the financial year 2018-19, the e-way Bill System for Inter-State movement of goods comes into force. Under this system businesses and transporters have to produce before a GST inspector e-way bill for moving goods worth over Rs 50,000 from one state to another.

10. World-Class Tourist Amenities Unveiled at Konark Sun Temple
A world-class interpretation centre and other tourist facilities for visitors were inaugurated at the Konark Sun Temple, Odisha. It coincided with Utkal Diwas, Odisha's foundation day. The facilities were inaugurated by the Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. 
11. SoftBank Signs $930 million Deal to Set Up Solar Venture in India
SoftBank has signed a $930-million deal with China's energy conglomerate Golden Concord (GCL) to produce and sell solar equipment in India. GCL will invest for a 40% stake in the joint venture, with SoftBank taking the rest. The project will have a 4 gigawatt-capacity and will produce solar ingots, silicon wafers, batteries, and components.
12. Ola Acquires Ticketing App Firm Ridlr
Ride-hailer Ola has acquired Mumbai-based Ridlr, an end-to-end public transport ticketing and commuting app. The acquisition will complement Ola’s efforts to integrate its mobility platform with public transportation infrastructure. Founded in 2012, Ridlr enables users to search and book public transport options on their mobile phones.