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|1. 3 March – World Wild Life Day
|A. On March 3 World Wild Life Day was celebrated all over the world.|
|B. It is celebrated to create awareness about the world’s wild animals and plants and safeguard them.|
|C. 3 March, as UN World Wildlife Day, announced by The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).|
|D. It’s announced to mark the date on which the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was signed.|
|E. “Big cats: predators under threat” is the theme for World Wildlife Day 2018.
|2. Third highest number of billionaires in the world – India.|
|A. On Hurun’s Global Rich List 2018, India comes third after China and USA with 31 new Indians on the list.|
|B. In terms of number of billionaires, China with 819 names and USA with 571 are way ahead.|
|C. On that list the total number of Indians is 131, but if Indian-origins are considered then the tally would move up to 170.|
|D. 2,694 billionaires from 68 countries and 2,157 companies ranked by the Hurun Rich List 2018.
|3. In visit of President of Vietnam to India list of Agreements signed.|
|A. MoU on Economic and Trade Cooperation.|
|B. Between the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam, work Plan for the years 2018-2022.|
|C. MoU on Cooperation between the Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership, India (GCNEP) and the Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute (VINATOM).
|4. As next Armenian President, Armen Sarkisian is elected.|
|A. On March 2 Armen Sarkisian is elected as the country’s next president by Armenia’s parliament.|
|B. In favor of a former prime minister and currently the country’s ambassador to the United Kingdom the 64-year-old Sarkisian ninety lawmakers voted.|
|C. Serzh Sarkisian succeeded by Sarkisian, who opposition leaders say could now become prime minister and continue to wield power.
|5. Sanjeev Nautiyal as MD, CEO appointed by SBI Life Insurance.
|A. SBI Life Insurance has appointed Sanjeev Nautiyal as the managing director and chief executive officer.|
|B. They have appointed him for the period of two years.|
|C. From Arijit Basu, Nautiyal took over the post and was the chief general manager of State Bank of India (SBI)’s Ahmedabad circle until now.|
|D. The appointment is subject to regulatory approval.|
|E. As a probationary officer in SBI in 1985 he had started his career.
|6. Life-time achievement award in United Kingdom won by Shatrughan Sinha.|
|A. With a lifetime achievement award Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha has been honoured at a ceremony in the UK’s Parliament complex in London.|
|B. He received this award for his contribution to the fields of arts and politics.|
|C. Now in its 12th year, the annual ‘Political and Public Life Awards’, recognize individuals who have made a significant impact on public life or made a difference in their local communities.|
|D. In late 1960s Sinha started his career as an actor and his credit over 225 Hindi feature films besides several in other Indian languages.|
|E. He represents Bihar state’s Patna Sahib Constituency in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of Parliament.|
|7. Pakistan beated by India and won Snooker Team World Cup.|
|A. Pankaj Advani and Manan Chandra combine of India staged a remarkable recovery to beat Pakistan in the final of the inaugural IBSF Snooker Team World Cup.|
|B. In the best-of-five final, after being 0-2 down India found themselve in a deeper hole at 0-30 down in the third frame, but won the next three sets to win the game.
|8. Arabinda Muduli Noted Odia Bhajan singer passes away.
|A. At the age of 56 noted Odia Bhajan singer Arabinda Muduli passed away following a cardiac arrest.|
|B. Muduli a musician, singer and lyricist, enthralled the audience with devotional songs.|
|C. He had won the hearts of millions of people in Odisha and elsewhere.|
|D. On September 1, 1961 at Khanati in Khordha district, he was born.|
|E. He was a devotee of lord Jagannath and sang only Bhajans.|
|F. He was a disciple of legendary bhajan singer Bhikari Bal.
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