Current Affairs 21st March 2019

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Current Affairs 21st March 2019

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NATIONAL

  1. Justice P.C. Ghose Named India’s First Lokpal.

  –Former Supreme Court judge Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose was recommended to be the first Lokpal or anti-corruption ombudsman of India. Justice Ghose, 67, is a member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) since June 2017.

  1. ‘i-help’ Initiative Launched In Assam.

  –The ‘i-help’ initiative to promote digital electoral literacy in Assam has been launched in view of the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls.

  1. Ola Signs MoU With Telangana To Implement Smart Traffic Solutions.

  -Ola has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Telangana to support the latter’s efforts in strengthening traffic infrastructure in the city.

  1. IBBI, SEBI Sign MoU For Better Implementation of IBC.

  –The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).

  1. Africa-India Field Training Exercise AFINDEX-19 Begins.

  –The inaugural Africa-India Field Training Exercise-2019 for India and African nations called AFINDEX-19 started with a grand opening ceremony at Aundh Military Station, Pune.

APPOINTMENT

  1. Pramod Sawant Sworn In As Goa Chief Minister.

  -Pramod Sawant (45), former Speaker of Goa legislative Assembly and MLA from Sankhelim in North Goa was sworn-in as 11th Chief Minister of Goa, succeeding Manohar Parrikar, who died after a prolonged battle with advanced pancreatic cancer.

BUSINESS

  1. Hyundai, Kia Signed Agreement To Invest $300 million in Ola.

  -Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) and Ola announced a strategic partnership under which Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation will invest a total of $ 300 million in Ola, making it their biggest combined investment to date.

SPORTS

  1. Asian Youth Championship 2019 Concludes: India Finishes 2nd, China Tops.

  –In Asian Youth Athletics Championships in Hong Kong, boys medley relay team won a gold medal for India on the final day to help Indian youth team finish second in the overall medals tally with a total of 26 medals including 8 gold, 9 silver and 9 bronze medals.

  1. Bengaluru FC Crowned ISL Champions For 1st Time.

  -Bengaluru FC clinched their maiden Indian Super League title as Rahul Bheke found a championship-winning header in the dying minutes of the final against FC Goa, in Mumbai.

OBITUARIES

  1. Veteran Journalist Darryl D’Monte Passes Away.

  -Senior journalist and environmental activist Darryl D’Monte passed away in Mumbai after a brief illness at the age of 74 years.