25th March 2019 Daily Current Affairs

 25th March 2019 Daily Current Affairs: Dear Students, Here is 25th March 2019 Daily important Current Affairs. We are providing you Today’s Important Current Affairs, which have unique updates of all daily events from all newspapers. It helps you for SSC, Railway, State PSU & all competitive exams. Happy Reading……

IMPORTANT DAYS

World Meteorological Day

  • 23 March observed as World Meteorological Day every year to the contribution of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services to the safety and wellbeing of society and is celebrated with activities around the world.
  • The theme for this year is “The Sun, the Earth and the Weather”

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade

  • 25th March observed as International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade. This day aims to raise awareness about the dangers of racism and prejudice in today’s world.
  • The theme for the year 2019: “Remember Slavery: The Power of the Arts for Justice”.

APPOINTMENTS

 MD And CEO of Tata Coffee “Chacko Purackal Thomas” 

Tata Coffee announced the appointment of Chacko Purackal Thomas as the managing director(MD) and chief executive officer(CEO). He will replace Sanjiv Sarin. He will take the charge from April 1, 2019.

 Vice Admiral Karambir Singh is the next Chief of Indian Navy

  • The government of India appointed Vice-Admiral Karambir Singh, presently Flag Officer Commander-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) Eastern Naval Command as next Chief of the Naval Staff with effect from May 31, 2019.
  • Vice Admiral Karambir Singh is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington.

President Administers Oath Of Office to Justice PC Ghose As Lokpal Chief

  • President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath to Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose as the country’s first Lokpal.
  •  Justice Ghose, a former Supreme Court judge, was named the country’s first Lokpal, the anti-corruption ombudsman.

AWARDS

Kenyan science teacher Peter Tabichi wins 2019 Global Teacher Prize

  • Peter Tabichi, a member of the Franciscan religious order, won the2019 Global Teacher Prize.
  • A science teacher from rural Kenya” Peter Tabichi”, who gives away most of his salary to support poorer pupils, has won a $1m prize (£760,000) for the world’s best teacher.

Lalit Kala Academy Announces 60th National Academy Awards Winners

  • Lalit Kala Akademi has announced 15 winners of the 60th Annual National Academy Awards.
  • All the awardees will be honored with a plaque, a shawl and prize money of Rs 1 lakh at the 60th National Exhibition of Art, scheduled from 25th March to 8th April.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS

India ranks 76th on  Global Energy Transition Index by WEF

  • India has moved up two places to rank 76th on a global energy transition index.  The report released by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF). WEF said India is amongst the countries with high pollution levels and has a relatively high CO2 intensity in its energy system.
  • WEF Headquarters: Cologny, Switzerland

Indonesia launched its first mass rapid transit (MRT) system

  • Indonesian President Joko Widodo inaugurated the country’s first mass rapid transit (MRT) system on 24th March. The aim is to ease the traffic congestion in the capital Jakarta.
  • Passengers can ride for free until the end of the month. Jakarta is one of the top three traffic-congested cities in the world, according to a traffic index developed by the navigation systems company TomTom.

Norway to put the world’s 1st wireless e-cab charging stations

  • Norway’s capital Oslo will become the world’s first city to install wireless induction-based fast-charging systems for electric taxis.
  • The Charging plates will be installed in the ground where taxis are parked, which will connect with receivers in taxis and allow them to charge for up to 75 kilowatts.

Naresh Goyal steps down as Jet Airways Chairman

  • Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal stepped down, paving way for lenders to bail out the financially troubled airline he set up 25 years ago. 
  • The board meeting held in Mumbai also decided on ways to procure interim funding.

World’s largest e-waste recycling hub opens in Dubai

  • The world’s largest e-waste recycling facility has opened in Dubai in 280,000 square feet plant will process Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)IT asset disposition (ITAD), refrigerant gas and specialized waste.
  • The facility will utilize state-of-the-art reclamation technology, which surpasses the European Union’s standards for e-waste. 

 AIIMS launched mobile methadone vans to provide treatment to opioid addicts

  • In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) launched mobile methadone vans to provide treatment to opioid addicts in inner-city neighborhoods in New Delhi.
  • Opioid addiction is a long-lasting (chronic) disease that can cause major health, social, and economic problems. Opioids are a class of drugs that act in the nervous system to produce feelings of pleasure and pain relief.

SPORTS

Saina Nehwal named as TSJA sportsperson of the year

  • Badminton ace Saina Nehwal Sportsperson of the Year award at the annual Telangana Sports Journalists Association (TSJA) Awards held at The Park.
  • PV Sindhu was named the Outstanding Performer of the Year(female), Pullela Gopichand was awarded the Coach of the Year and the Indian badminton team was named the Team of the Year, while the Badminton Association of Telangana was awarded the Association of the Year.

India clinched SAFF Women’s Championship For 5th Time

  • India lifted South Asian Football Federation SAFF Women’s Championship the fifth time in a row. India defeated host Nepal in the final by 3-1 in Biratnagar, Nepal.
  • India’s Dalmia Chhibber scored the first goal of the match in the 26th minute. India’s Indumathi Kathiresan and Sabitra Tamang of Nepal remained top scorer of the tournament, both scored four-goal each.

OBITUARIES

Noted folk artist Vinjamuri Anasuya Devi passes away

  • Noted folk artist, writer, music and director  Vinjamuri Anasuya Devi passed away at Houston in the U.S. at the age of 99.  she got her first gramophone record at the age of 8 years for recipient of Kala Prapoorna award,.
  • She composed and sang the famous patriotic song Jaya Jaya Jaya Priya Bharathiwritten by her uncle Devulapally Krishna Shastry. Her book Bhava Geetalu, a compilation of folk songs, was released in Chennai last year.

Jain muni Hitruchivijayji passes away

Muni Hitruchivijayji, 57, one of the last disciples of Acharya Ramchandrasurishwarji. His body was kept at Dasha Porvad Jain Sangh in Paldi for the last darshan.

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