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|1. Report: In global startup ecosystem in 2017 India ranks 37th.
|A. According to a report released by global startup ecosystem map Start up blink, India ranked 37th in the global startup ecosystem in 2017.|
|B. United States followed by the United Kingdom topped the list, measuring startup ecosystem strength and activity.
|2. KHANJAR-V Indo-Kyrgyzstan joint training exercise concludes|
|A. On 29 March, after a joint tactical validation exercise and a closing ceremony The fifth Indo-Kyrgyzstan Joint Training Exercise KHANJAR-V culminated, held at Counter Insurgency Jungle Warfare School.|
|B. On 16 March two week of joint training commenced and included understanding tactics of platoon level, developing inter- operability and sharing of best practices.
|3. For Higher Education Institutions, NIRF India Rankings 2018’.|
|A. The NIRF India Rankings 2018 was released by the Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar.|
|B. It was released in various categories on the basis of performance of Higher Educational Institutions in a programme held in New Delhi.|
|C. The report on the NIRF Rankings during the event was released by Minister of State Human Resource Development, Dr. Satya Pal Singh.|
|D. 69 top institutions in 9 categories were given awards at today’s event.|
|E. A total of 2809 institutions have participated in 9 categories in this third edition of India Rankings.
|4. For Ambiente 2019, India to be partner country.
|A. For International Frankfurt Trade Fair, Ambiente 2019 India will be the partner country, to be held during February 8-12, 2019.|
|B. At a festive ceremony on the penultimate day of Ambiente 2018 this was announced by Messe Frankfurt.
|5. Jio Payments Bank has commences its banking services.|
|A. One of the 11 applicants was Reliance Industries Ltd which was issued in-principle approval for setting up a payments bank in August 2015.|
|B. The first to begin payment bank services was Telecom major Bharti Airtel in November 2016.
|6. Between Indian Army and HDFC Bank a MoU signed.|
|A. On the Defence Salary Package on 03 Apr 2018 a Memorandum of Undertaking (MoU) was signed between the Indian Army and HDFC Bank.|
|B. In 2011 the first MoU between HDFC Bank and the Indian Army was signed and was renewed on 13 Mar 2015.|
|C. To suit the requirements of serving soldiers, pensioners and families the current MoU is tailor made.|
|D. On Defence Salary Package with 11 public and private sector banks Currently Indian Army has MoUs.
|7. From list of bullion importers RBI drops Axis Bank.|
|A. From a list of banks it has cleared to import gold and silver in the current financial year that began April 1, RBI has dropped Axis Bank .|
|B. Among the 16 banks which allowed to import bullion there were Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank and Bank of Nova Scotia.|
|C. From the RBI list two other small banks Karur Vyasa and South Indian Bank, were also dropped.
|8. Protem chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi: M L Srivastava.
|A. As the protem chairman of the Lalit Kala Akademi, M L Srivastava, Joint Secretary (Akademies) at the culture ministry has been appointed.|
|B. Till a regular chairman is appointed he will continue to hold the office.|
|C. The President has appointed M L Srivastava, on the recommendation of the Minister of Culture.
|9. From today onwards 21st Commonwealth Games to begin.|
|A. It will be held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, between 4 and 15 April 2018.|
|B. Australia has hosted the Commonwealth Games fifth time.|
|C. In 19 sports a total of 275 events will be held.|
|D. In Carrara Stadium opening ceremony will be held.|
|E. “Share the Dream” is the official motto for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.|
|F. As the mascot of the 2018 Commonwealth Games Borobi was named.
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