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|1. In Maharashtra at Satara first Mega Food Park inaugurated.
|A) It was inaugurated at Village Degaon, District Satarawas on 1stMarch, 2018.|
|B) It was inaugurated by Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Minister of Food Processing Industries in the presence of Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister, of Maharashtra.|
|C) This is the 12th Mega Food Park operationalized in the country so far.|
|D) And the 10th operationalized during the tenure of present government.|
|E) Under the Scheme, Government of India provides financial assistance upto Rs. 50 Crore per Mega Food Park project.
|2. During the Visit of the King of Jordan to India list of MoUs signed.|
|A) MoU between University of Jordan (UJ) and ICCR regarding setting up of a Hindi Chair at the University.|
|B) MoU between PrasarBharati and Jordan TV.|
|C) Cooperation between Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) and Jordan Media Institute (JMI).|
|D) Twining Agreement between Agra and Petra (Jordan).|
|E) Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement.|
|F) MoU for long term supply of Rock Phosphate and Fertilizer/NPK.|
|G) MoU for setting up of the next generation Centre of Excellence (COE) in Jordan.|
|H) MoU for cooperation in the field of Health and Medicine between India and Jordan.|
|I) Manpower Cooperation Agreement.|
|J) Cultural Exchange Programme (CEP).|
|K) Visa waiver for diplomatic and official passport holders.|
|L) MoU on Defence Cooperation.|
|3. Annual Army Seminar 2017-18 inaugurated by Dr Bhamre.|
|A) Seminar was inaugurated at Manekshaw Centre New Delhi on ‘Contribution of the Army Towards Nation Building’.|
|B) Objective of the seminar is to highlight the contributions of the Indian Army towards Nation building and identify new spheres and areas for future participation.|
|4. Exercise Paschim Leher (XPL-18) concluded by Western Naval Command.|
|A) The three week long exercise termed Exercise ‘Paschim Leher’ (XPL).|
|B) It tested the operational readiness of the Western Naval Command and the execution of its operational plans.|
|C) Over 40 naval assets including the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, frontline ships of the Western Fleet and Eastern Fleet participated in the exercise.
|5. GPF and EPPO Modules inaugurated by Finance Minister on 42nd Civil Accounts Day.
A) Shri Arun Jaitley said that there is a certain amount of sanctity which must remain attached to the Government Accounting System.
|B) Delivering the Inaugural Address the Finance Minister said that while there are Government Departments that can function with a fairly high amount of accuracy, the Civil Accounts Department is one that cannot afford to err.|
|C) He stated reason that a small error can lay a huge foot prints.|
|6. State Sanskrit Education Council decided to set up by Delhi Govt.|
|A) It is decided to improve the state of formal education of the language in the national capital.|
|B) Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia has directed the education department to examine various representations received by the Delhi government pertaining to Sanskrit education in schools and colleges.|
|7. On international Women’s Day NHAI to deploy all women toll collecting staff.
|A) To deploy all women toll collecting staff in day shift on at least one toll plaza close to the city area decided by NHAI.|
|B) It is decided in every state and UT of the country on 8th March 2018 on International Women’s day.|
|C) If this initiative is successful, then it will be implemented across all toll plazas under operation by NHAI within the next 3 months.|
|D) The Regional Officers have been instructed in this regard.|
|8. Establishment of National Financial Reporting Authority approved.|
|A) It is approved by the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.|
|B) There is also a proposal of creation of one post of Chairperson, three posts of full-time Members and one post of Secretary for NFRA.|
|C) The decision aims at establishment of NFRA as an independent regulator for the auditing profession.|
|D) It is one of the key changes brought in by the Companies Act, 2013.|
|E) The inclusion of the provision in the Act was on the specific recommendations of the Standing Committee on Finance (in its 21st report).|
|9. Across all airports in India EESL to install energy-efficient LEDs.|
|A) Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) signed a MoU with the Airports Authority of India (AAI).|
|B) MoU for installing energy-efficient LED lights at airports, buildings and facilities owned by AAI across India.|
|C) EESL will make the entire upfront investment of Rs. 24.41 crore on the project.|
|D) The MoU is signed under the Buildings Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP).|
|10. Vinay Kumar appointed as India’s ambassador.|
|A) As India’s ambassador to strategically key Afghanistan senior diplomat Vinay Kumar has been appointed, succeeding incumbent Manpreet Vohra.|
|B) Mr. Kumar, a 1992 batch Indian Foreign Service officer, is currently serving as Joint Secretary (south) in the headquarters of the External Affairs Ministry.|
|C) Mr. Kumar has served in various positions and has worked in India’s permanent mission to the United Nations in New York.
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