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|1. 25 March: International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.|
|A. It is is a United Nations international observance designated in 2007 to be marked on 25 March every year.|
|B. “Remember Slavery: Triumphs and Struggles for Freedom and Equality” is the theme of International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade in 2018.
|2. In Mumbai theatre Olympics kicks off.
|A. Along with veteran actor Vikram Gokhle, filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker inaugurated the eighth edition of Theatre Olympics, a fortnight-long international theatre festival in Mumbai.|
|B. 28 performances from a diverse range of theatre forms from all over the world will be present in the festival.|
|C. A Hindi production “Mohe Piya” was the inaugural play, by Waman Kendre, director of National School of Drama (NSD).
|3. The list of states with most number of beggars won by West Bengal.|
|A. With the total number of beggars in the country the government has come out.|
|B. There are around 4 lakh beggars in total as per the data released by Union ministry of Social Justice.|
|C. 81,000, the highest number of beggars in West Bengal.|
|D. Uttar Pradesh and Bihar at number two and three respectively followed West Bengal.|
|E. Only two people begging for their livelihood in Lakshadweep, a union territory.
|4. From July 1 face authentication feature to be introduce.
|A. To make face authentication available alongside iris or fingerprint scan as means of verifying Aadhaar users the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is all set from July 1, 2018.|
|B. In January it had announced by UIDAI, which is in-charge of the 12-digit identifier Aadhaar that it will introduce face authentication feature.|
|C. It helps those who run into problems in biometric authentication due to old age, hardwork or worn-out fingerprints.
|5. As Representative to the Board of UNESCO J S Rajput nominated by government.
|A. As India’s representative to the Executive Board (EXB) of UNESCO the Government of India has decided to nominate Professor J S Rajput, former Director NCERT.|
|B. With rich experience in various fields including UNESCO Professor J S Rajput is an eminent educationist.|
|C. The EXB has a four-year term of office and 58 seats.|
|D. One of the constitutional organs of UNESCO is the executive board and is elected by the General Conference.
|6. Journalist Karan Thapar won G.K. Reddy award.|
|A. Manmohan Singh former Prime Minister has presented the G.K. Reddy Memorial National Award for journalism to senior journalist and television presenter Karan Thapar.|
|B. Dr. Singh lauded Mr. Thapar’s contribution to the field of journalism speaking at the event held at the Teen Murti Bhawan in the capital.
|7. Dramatic Australian Grand Prix won Sebastian Vettel.|
|A. After leapfrogging Lewis Hamilton during a safety car period sebastian Vettel won a dramatic Australian Grand Prix.|
|B. Until Romain Grosjean’s Haas stopped on track the Mercedes driver was in control of the race and officials imposed a virtual safety-car, which restricts the pace of the cars on track.
|8. National hockey champion crowned to Punjab.|
|A. After they came from a goal down to defeat Petroleum Sports Promotion Board 2-1 in a well-fought encounter Hockey, Punjab were crowned champions of the 8th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship.|
|B. In the last seven minutes of the match, Hockey Punjab made a comeback Sarvanjit Singh scoring two goals in the 53rd and 60th minutes.|
|C. Defending champions Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) defeated Air India Sports Promotion Board in the Bronze medal match.
|9. Asian Billiards title retained by Pankaj Advani.|
|A. In style by demolishing his practice partner B Bhaskar 6-1 in the summit clash Pankaj Advani defended his Asian Billiards Championships title in yangon, Myanmar.|
|B. Advani remains the reigning Indian, Asian and world champion in billiards for 2017-18 with this win.|
|C. The Asian Women’s Snooker title won by India’s Amee Kamani by defeating her Thai opponent Siripaporn Nuanthakhamjan 3-0.
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