President Ram Nath Kovind launches country wide Pulse Polio Programme 2019..... Read all Current Affairs of the day 11th March 2019

1.Padma Awards 2019 announced: President to confer awards to Gautam Gambhir, Prabhu Deva, late Kader Khan amongst others

*The President Ram Nath Kovind on March 11, 2019 conferred the Padma Awards 2019, one of the maximum civilian awards of India, to 112 awardees.
*This yr, President Ram Nath Kovind approved conferment of 112 Padma Awards such as one duo case (in a duo case, the Award is counted as one). The list comprises 4 Padma Vibhushan, 14 Padma Bhushan and ninety four Padma Shri Awards, of which, 21 of the awardees are women. The listing consists of 11 men and women from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI, 3 posthumous awardees and 1 transgender man or woman.

2.President Ram Nath Kovind launches country wide Pulse Polio Programme 2019

*President Ram Nath Kovind on March nine, 2019 released the heart beat Polio programme 2019 via administering polio drops to children much less than 5 years vintage at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
The President administered the polio drops at the eve of the country wide Immunisation Day that is discovered on 10 March each yr. Extra than 17 crore kids of less than 5 years across the u . S . Can be given polio drops as part of the heartbeat Polio Programme 2019 to sustain polio eradication from the usa.

3.Election commission imposes version code of conduct with on the spot impact

*The Election commission on March 10, 2019 imposed ‘model code of behavior’ within the entire country with immediately impact for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, following its declaration of the entire election time table.
The commission additionally announced that ‘voter-verifiable paper audit trail’ can be used in all polling stations this time. Consistent with Article 324 of the constitution, the Election commission of India has the strength to display the Centre, all of the kingdom governments, all of the candidates and their respective political parties.

4.MP government increases reservation quota of OBCs to 27 per cent

*The Madhya Pradesh government on March 9, 2019 issued an ordinance increasing reservation quota for the Other Backward Classes (OBC) to 27 per cent from the current 14 per cent. The announcement was made by the state’s Law and Legal Affairs Minister PC Sharma. 
The ordinance was issued and notified after it received the assent from the state’s Governor Anandiben Patel on the same day. The move was made to ensure that the ordinance could be issued before the Election Commission’s model code of conduct for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls came into effect.

5.Mohammad Shtayyeh named as new Palestinian top Minister

Mohammad Shtayyeh changed into on March 10, 2019 named as the brand new high Minister of Palestine by using the President of Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas. Shtayyeh, a long time ally of the Abbas, is the member of the crucial committee of the President’s Fatah celebration.
Shtayyeh replaces Rami Hamdallah, who had been prime minister on account that 2014. The announcement comes six weeks after Hamdallah gave his resignation from the put up and of his team spirit government to President Mahmoud Abbas in January 2019, underscoring the failure of Hamas and Fatah to put into effect a power-sharing deal.
Since June 2007, there had been two competing governments within the Palestinian territories, one in the West financial institution and the other inside the Gaza Strip. Hamas has been the de facto authorities within the Gaza Strip because 2007, after defeating the Fatah party in parliamentary elections. It then driven Fatah out of Gaza when the latter refused to comprehend the result of the vote.

6. 14th CII-EXIM financial institution Conclave On India-Africa venture Partnerships To Be Held In New Delhi

  1.  Ministry of trade & industry may be organizing the 14th CII-EXIM bank Conclave on India-Africa venture Partnerships, in association with Confederation of Indian enterprise and EXIM financial institution of India in New Delhi.
  2.  The event will mark the deepening of India-Africa economic and business ties and pave the way for an entire range of pass-border mission partnerships.
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  • The CII-EXIM Bank Annual Conclave was held for the first time in 2005.

7.116-Year-Old Japanese Woman Honoured As World's Oldest Person Alive By Guinness World Records

  1.  A 116-year-old Japanese woman who loves playing the board game Othello is being honored as the world's oldest living person by Guinness World Records.
  2.  Tanaka was born January 2, 1903, the seventh among eight children. The previous oldest living person was another Japanese woman, Chiyo Miyako, who died in July at age 117.

8. Acko Awarded Coveted Golden Peacock Award 2019 For Innovative Product

  1.  ACKO General Insurance a new-age digital insurance company was awarded the coveted Golden Peacock Innovative Product Award – 2019, for their contextual micro insurance product -“Ola Ride Insurance”. The award ceremony was held in Dubai. 
  2.  Established by the Institute of Directors, India in 1991, The Golden Peacock Awards for Corporate Leadership and Excellence are now regarded as a benchmark of business excellence, both locally and globally.
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  • Acko’s General Insurance Company was Founded in 2016 by Varun Dua.
  • Its Head office is in Mumbai.

9. India Bags 1st Prize At International ‘Golden City Gate Tourism Awards 2019’ In Berlin

  1.  The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has won the First Prize in the category of TV Cinema Spot at the prestigious international Golden City Gate Tourism Awards 2019. The awards were received by Yogendra Tripathi, Secretary, Tourism at ITB, Berlin.
 *Following promotional films/television commercials produced by the Ministry as part of its Incredible India 2.0 Campaign received the awards:

  1. Yogi of the Racetrack,
  2. The Reincarnation of Mr. and Mrs. Jones,
  3. Sanctuary in Paris,
  4. Maharani of Manhattan and,
  5. Masala Master Chef.

10. In a 1st, SBI Links Interest On Most Savings Account Deposits To RBI Repo Rate 

  1.  State Bank of India has become the first domestic bank to link the interest rate it offers on savings account deposits to an external benchmark — the Reserve Bank of India’s repo rate.
 *SBI announced the following changes:
Savings accounts with deposits above Rs 1 lakh would be priced at 2.75% below the prevailing repo rate of 6.25%. The effective rate works out to be 3.5%, which is unchanged from the prevailing rate on savings accounts.
Cash credit accounts and overdraft facilities over Rs 1 lakh would be priced at 2.25% over the repo rate. At the prevailing repo rate of 6.25%, this would mean a floor price of 8.5%.
For all other floating rate products, including retail and corporate loans, the impact of SBI’s decision to link savings account deposit rates to the repo rate will be felt indirectly. These loans will continue to be linked to the 1-year MCLR (marginal cost lending rate). 
For savings account holders with balances up to Rs 1 lakh and borrowers with cash credit and overdraft limits up to Rs 1 lakh, interest rates will remain fixed. 

11. Finland Boxing Tournament: India Wins 1 Gold, 4 Silver 

  1. Kavinder Singh Bisht in the 56kg-category struck gold while Shiva Thapa in the 60kg category and three others claimed silver medals to end a fine Indian campaign at the 38th GeeBee Boxing Tournament in Helsinki, Finland. 
  2. Bisht defeated Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Hussamuddin in the 56kg summit clash. Signing off with silver medals were three-time Asian medallist Shiva Thapa, Govind Sahani, Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Mohammed Hussamuddin and Dinesh Dagar.

Important For LIC AAO Mains Exam: 
  • Finland Capital: Helsinki, Currency: Euro.

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