Daily Current Affairs 8th March 2018

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Daily Current Affairs 8th March 2018

International Women’s Day, 2018
•    International Women’s Day is dedicated to celebrating womanhood, their social, political, cultural, economic achievements and their significant and Communist countries.
•    This year, the theme is #PressforProgress.

DA hiked to 7% for central govt employees
•    The Cabinet approved a hike in Dearness Allowance to central government employees and Dearness Relief to pensioners from 5% to 7%, with effect from January 1, 2018.
•    It represents an increase of 2%.
•    The hike is expected to benefit 48.41 lakh central government employees and 61.17 lakh pensioners.
•    The impact on the exchequer over the DA hike will be ?6,077 crore per annum.

RBI imposes penalty on SBI
•    The Reserve Bank of India has imposed a monetary fine of Rs 40 lakh on the country’s biggest lender the State Bank of India over counterfeit notes.
•    After Inspection RBI found a violation of its instructions issued on the detection and impounding of counterfeit notes.
•    The RBI had imposed a fine on Axis Bank and Indian Overseas Bank for not complying with the “known your customer” regulations

enTTech 2018 inaugurated in Mumbai
•    India’s biggest Media & Entertainment Services Market – enTTech 2018 was inaugurated in Mumbai.
•    The market, spread over two days (March 7 – 8, 2018) will see fast matchmaking between 100 international delegates and their Indian counterparts.
•    The event was organized by SEPC in association with MEAI and TVAGA and supported by the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry.

Delhi & Mumbai airports tops in ACI rankings
•    The IGI Airport in Delhi and Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport have been adjudged joint-best in the world by Airports Council International in the ‘Over 40 million passengers annually’ category for year 2017.
•    While the IGI took the top spot after being ranked second in the 2016.
•    IGI though crossed the 60million passenger mark last year with a total traffic of 63.5 million.

Indian architect BV Doshi wins Pritzker
•    Balkrishna Doshi, the legendary Indian architect is being honoured with the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the Nobel equivalent for the field.
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•    Balkrishna Doshi, the legendary Indian architect is being honoured with the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the Nobel equivalent for the field.
•    He is the 45th Pritzker laureate and the first from India.
•    The international prize, established by Chicago’s Pritzker family in 1979, bestows laureates with $100,000 along with a bronze medallion.

Tejaswin Shankar smashes national record
•    Tejaswin Shankar broke his own national record to claim the high jump gold at the 22nd Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championships.
•    Shankar crossed over the bar at 2.28m to beat his own national mark of 2.26m which he achieved in Coimbatore in 2016 at the junior level.
•    Shankar had earlier cleared 2.28m at a collegiate event but this was his first athletic federation of India event

Muskan, Promila won gold at Archery
•    India’s Muskan Kirar and Promila Daimary clinched gold medals in the women’s compound and recurve events respectively at the Archery Asia Cup in Bangkok.
•   the women’s and the men’s recurve events.

Manu Bhaker won second gold at shooting
•    Manu Bhaker won the second successive gold medal in a mixed team event as India consolidated their position at the top in the ISSF World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico.
•    Manu partnered Om Prakash Mitharval clinched the 10 metre air pistol mixed team title.
•    With this  India’s medal count stands at three gold and four bronze medals for a total of seven podium finishes.

Swachh Shakti 2018
•    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 on 8th March at Lucknow.
•    Uttar Pradesh will be hosting Swachh Shakti 2018 as the largest State in the country.
•    Swachh Shakti 2018 will provide momentum to the sanitation coverage in Uttar Pradesh.