Current Affairs – March, 2018

Government appoints Vineet Joshi as first DG of National Testing Agency

Government has appointed former chairman of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Vineet Joshi, as the first Director-General (DG) of the National Testing Agency (NTA). He will have tenure of five years. He is 1992-batch IAS officer of the Manipur cadre. Prior to this appointment, he was resident commissioner of Manipur government. During his stint Read More…

Chandra Bhushan Kumar appointed as Deputy Election Commissioner

Government has appointed senior bureaucrat Chandra Bhushan Kumar as Deputy Election Commissioner. He will have tenure of five years. Bhushan is 1995 batch IAS officer of Union Territories Cadre. Election Commissioners Election commission is multi member body and currently has three members including Chief Election Commissioner (CEC). They all are appointed by the President for Read More…

India receives first LNG consignment from United States

India has received first liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo comprising 1.2 Lakh tones of the Gas from United States. The cargo has landed at the Dabhol regasification terminal in Maharashtra. About the India-US LNG Contract The recent consignment of LNG has been imported from US under a long-term contract of 20 years. This USD 32 Read More…

Interstitium: Scientists discover new organ in human body

Scientists have discovered new organ in human body and have named it as ‘interstitium’. It will be the 80th organ in the human body. It might be might be also the biggest organ in human body It was discovered while doctors were investigating patient’s bile duct, searching for signs of cancer. They had noticed cavities Read More…

Russia Conducts Another Test for ICBM Sarmat Missile

Russia has successfully test fired its latest nuclear Inter Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) RS-28 Sarmat. This missile can carry an array of warheads capable of dodging missile defenses. The test was carried out at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, as spaceport in the west of Russia, close to the Arctic Circle. The ICBM Sarmat has the capacity to Read More…

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