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March 2018 Current Affairs presents you latest current affairs news of March 2019 related to politics, sports, culture, science, awards, person in news, etc. Monthly edition of our current affairs carries important news and events happening in India and around the world. These current affairs are important for competitive examinations such as SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC CPO, Banking, CDS, NDA, LIC, PSC, MAT, CAT, Railways, etc.

Latest current affairs for the month of March 2019 are given below. Hope you like it.


Name the Air Marshal who has been appoined as the new Strategic Forces Command (SFC) Chief?

He will succeed Jasbir Walia. The Strategic Forces Command (SFC) was created on 4th January 2003, by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government to look after the strategic nuclear arsenal of the country. It is a part of India's Nuclear Command Authority (NCA) which is headed by PM Narendra Modi.
Navkaranjit Singh Dhillon
Which country won the Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Cup 2019 by defeating India in the final? South Korea
On which day Rajasthan Day is celebrated every year? 30th March
Name the mission in which Indian scientists successfully targeted and brought down a live satellite on a Low Earth Orbit with an anti-satellite missile (A-SAT)?

After the success of this mission India has become the 4th space superpower.
Mission Shakti
On which public sector bank the Reserve Bank of India has imposed Rs 2 crore penalty for non-compliance of regulatory directions with regard to SWIFT operations?

SWIFT is a global messaging software, which is used for sharing information on inter-bank transactions by financial entities.
Punjab National Bank
Which Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) has developed an Artificial Intelligence-based electronic hardware system to detect malaria, tuberculosis, intestinal parasite, and cervical cancer in milliseconds? IIT Delhi
The UGC has prohibited imparting distance degree programmes in which subject? Agriculture
The Supreme Court has warned which bank for non-disclosure of bank inspection reports? Reserve Bank of India
Name the founder and chairman of the RUJ Group who has been conferred with the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award on 29th March, 2019? Dr. Rajendra Kumar Joshi
Which Indian personality was recently honoured with Croatia’s highest civilian award 'Grand Order of the King of Tomislav'? President Ram Nath Kovind
In which bank the Union Government has decided to infuse a capital of 5,042 crore rupees ahead of its merger with two other public sector lenders Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank?

The merger would be effective from 1st April 2019.
Bank of Baroda
Which place at an altitude of 15,256 feet has now became the world’s highest polling station in the sleepy hamlet of Buddhist-dominated Lahaul-Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh? Tashigang
India had signed an MoU on Antarctic cooperation in February 2019 with which nation? Argentina
After acquiring a majority stake in REC Ltd (formerly Rural Electrification Corporation Limited), center backed ____________ become India’s second largest Govt-owned Financial Firm after State Bank of India (SBI), based on market capitalization. Power Finance Corporation (PFC)
What was India rank in the World Economic Forum’s Global Energy Transition Index 2019? 76
Who was appointed as the Chief of Naval Staff on March 23, 2019? Karambir Singh
Which airline has recently recognized itself as a defaulter of bank payments with a debt of over USD 1 billion? Jet Airways
Name the retired Supreme Court judge who was appointed as the first Lokpal of India on March 19, 2019? Pinaki Chandra Ghose
In which state Gauri Sawant has been appointed by the Election Commission of India as the first transgender election ambassador? Maharashtra
Which port has become the first Indian port operator to achieve a new record of handling 200 million tonnes (MT) cargo movement? Adani Port
The first set of four Chinook heavy lift helicopters was inducted in Indian Air Force on March 25, 2019. From which country India procured these helicopters? USA
Which team won the 2018-19 edition of Indian Super League (Football) defeating FC Goa in the finals? Bengaluru FC
Which public sector bank has become the first in the country to link savings bank interest rate to RBI repo rate? State Bank of India (SBI)
Name the Chief Minister of Goa (also former Defence Minister of India) who passed away recently? Manohar Parriker
How much billion dollar was accepted by Reserve Bank of India(RBI) from banks at its currency swap auction to ease liquidity? $5 billion
Who has been appointed as the new Chairperson of the newly constituted National Commission for Backward Classes? Bhagwan Lal Sahni
Who sworn-in as the 11th Chief Minister of Goa? Pramod Sawant
Name the German car manufacturer which has been imposed a penalty of Rs. 500 crore by the National Green Tribunal (NGT)? Volkswagen
The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India recently signed an MoU with which organisation for better implementation of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016? Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
India Post has released a special stamp cover on which environmental initiative? Ice Stupas
On whic date National Immunisation Day 2019 was observed in India? 10th March
The Kartarpur Corridor will connect which district of Punjab with Pakistan? Gurdaspur
Which day in March has been declared to be observed as Jan Ausadhi Diwas to create awareness about use of generic medicines? 7th March
What is the Current Account Deficit (CAD) of India in the 3rd quarter of the year 2019? 2.5% of GDP
Name the Second Scorpene Class Submarine which is set to be inducted into the Indian Navy by May 2019? INS Khanderi
Which bank was categorised by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on March 14, 2019 as a 'Private Sector Bank' for regulatory purposes with effect from January 21, 2019? IDBI Bank Limited
The Geographical Indications Registry on March 1, 2019 granted the GI Tag to four categories of Arabica Coffee. In which Indian state Arabica Coffee is grown? Karnataka
Which company signed a partnership with the International Cricket Council (ICC) as official sponsor of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019? GoDaddy
Who took over as the Director of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) recently? A.K. Mohanty
Which city was adjudged as India's Cleanest City for the third consecutive year as per Swachh Survekshan 2019? Indore
Which city was awarded as the Cleanest Capital in the Swachh Survekshan 2019 survey? Bhopal
Which company has launched a free app called "Bolo" that parents can download to help primary grade children to improve their Hindi and English reading skills? Google
On which day Janaushadhi Diwas was celebrated across India for providing impetus and creating awareness about use of generic medicines? 7th March
As per the World Air Quality Report 2018 released by IQAir AirVisual and Greenpeace on March 5, 2019, seven of the top 10 most polluted cities in the world are in India. Which city was ranked as the most polluted capital in the world? Delhi
The Union Home Ministry has launched smart fencing on which Indian border to deter illegal infiltration? Indo-Bangladesh Border
For children studying in which class ISRO has launched Young Scientist Programme (Yuva Vigyani Karyakram)? Class 9th


On which date World Theatre Day is observed every year? 27th March
Which company has developed its largest power storage system in Asia at Osaka train station in Japan to reduce energy demand and provide emergency backup power to trains in Japan? Tesla
Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA-19) was held in which country? Malaysia
Which country topped the World Economic Forum’s Global Energy Transition Index?

Switzerland and Norway are in the second and third positions respectively.
Name the 39th president of the United States who has become the longest living President in the history of the United States politics? Jimmy Carter
On which date World Tuberculosis Day is observed every year? 24th March
Which country launched the Hyperspectral Precursor of the Application Mission (PRISMA) Satellite? Italy
Which nation has become the first G-7 country to sign up for China’s Belt and Road Initiative? Italy
President of which country has resigned from his position after nearly 30 years in power?

Nursultan Nazarbayev was the President of this country for 30 long years.
Which country will host the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2020?

The 2020 World Cup will be the seventh edition of the U-17 Women's tournament.
Name the American mathematician who has become the first woman to be awarded the Abel Prize, also known as the Nobel for mathematics? Karen Uhlenbeck
Which cricket playing country has won its first test match in its cricket history by defeating Ireland? Afghanistan
Name the Swiss tennis player who has become the second person in the world to win 100 ATP titles in his career after Jimmy Connors? Roger Federer
On which date World Consumer Rights Day is observed? 15th March
UN Security Council passed a new Resolution 2462 in order to combat which issue? Terror financing
On which day World Water Day was observed across the world? 22nd March
What was the theme of World Water Day 2019? Leaving no one behind
On which date World Consumer Rights Day is observed every year? 15th March
Name the West Indian cricketer who has become the first in the world to hit more than 500 sixes in international cricket? Chris Gayle
On which date International Women's Day is observed across the world? 8th March
Over 40 countries including India decided to ground which model of Boeing aircraft? Boeing 737 MAX
On which date World Wildlife Day is observed every year? 3rd March
Google Doodle celebrated 30th anniversary of World Wide Web (WWW) on March 12. Who invented WWW? Tim Berners-Lee

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