Current Affairs Short Questions for CMAT 2018–Part 1

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1 March 2014

National Food Security Act Comes into Force in Madhya Pradesh

National Food Security Act has come into force in Madhya Pradesh from 1 March 2014. Total population of 75 percent people will be covered under the Act. This implementation of the National Food Security Act in the state is a part the national Bill that became an Act after receiving the nod by the president of India, Pranab Mukherjee on 10 September 2013.

World’s Largest Aircraft Unveiled in Britain

Britain has unveiled the world’s largest aircraft –a 300 feet long monster which is part plane airship and helicopter, capable, of flying non-stop for three weeks without refueling. The Air lander, which was originally

Developed for the US military, is 300 feet (91 meters) long, according its British maker Hybrid Air Vehicles? It was shown off in a giant hangar in Cardington, central England, where great British airships of the past were built, including the ill-fated R 101. The R 101hed in 1930 on its maiden voyage, killing 48passenger and crew. The new craft is longer than the current record holder, the Russian Antonov An-225, which is 84 metres long and the Boeing 747-8, at 76 metres long.

2 March 2014

Union cabinet Clears Reservation for Jet Community under OBC quota

The Union Cabinet on OBC (other backward castes quota) category nine northern states. The decision would pave the way for the community members to avail benefits of reservation in central government jobs and central education intuitions as per the existing norms The Central list of OBCs for the states of Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and the National capital territory of Delhi will include the Jet community.

DMIC project Launched in UP

Union minister of commerce and industry Anand Shama and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on 2 march launched the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) in Luck now, Uttar Pradesh. With the launch of DMIC in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.is poised it go through a transformation in terms of industrialization and generation of employments. This is because Uttar Pradesh is the meeting point of the Eastern and the Western Corridors.

3 March 2014

Arvind Bhat won German open TitIe

Indian ShuttIer, Arvind Bhat won the German Open Grand prix men’s singles title on 3 March. He defeated Hans-kristian Vittighus of Denmark in the final at Mulheim and der Ruhr, Germany. Arvind has won six International titles, including the Scottish open 2004 and the Czech International 2007.

R K Tiwari Takes Charge as New CBDT Chairman

Senior IRS officer R K Tewari on 3 March took charge as the new Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the apex authority of the Income Tax Department. Tewari, a 1976-batch Indian Revenue Service officer, was posted as the Member (Legislation and Computerisation) in CBDT. The appointment was taken after Sudha Sharma retired on 28 February 2014. Tewari has earlier served in various positions in the Income Tax Department, including as a Chief Commissioner in the national capital.

4 March 2014

Union ministry of minority Affairs Launched maulana Azad Sehat Scheme

Union Ministry of Minority Affairs on 4 March lauched Maulana Azad Sehat Scheme for the benefits and welfare of minorities of India. Under the Maulana Azad Sehat scheme, “Sehat Card” would be issued to every student of the Institution financially aided by maulana Azad Education Foundation (MAEF) Ministry of minority affairs also launched a new scheme for Nalanda project to provide dentist in the higher studies program. The Nalanda project is basically a faculty development program which is taken up at Aligarh Muslim University. Aligarh Muslim University is main and premier university in India

Sheila Dikshit Appointed as the new Governor of Kerala

Sheila Dikshit, the former three-term Chief minister of Delhi, was appointed as the Governor of Kerala on 4 march Dikshit succeeds Nikhil Kumar Dikshit is a senior congress leader and has served Delhi three times, as its Chief minister from 1998 to 2013. She had represented the kannauj parliamentary constituency of Uttar Pradesh during 1989.