26 March 2019 Current Affairs

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Shambhu S Kumaran appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Morocco
Shambhu S Kumaran a 1995 batch of Indian Foreign Service officer appointed as next India’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco. Shambhu S Kumaran a 1995 batch of Indian Foreign Service officer appointed as next India’s Ambassador to Kingdom of Morocco. He will succeed Dr. Kheya Bhattacharya.

World’s First Wireless Electric Car Charging Station Introduced by Norway
Oslo, the capital city of Norway will become the world’s first city to install wireless, induction-based charging stations for its fleet of electric taxis with an aim to have a zero-emission cab system by the year 2023 according to a report by Reuters. Norway wants all new cars to be zero emission by 2025 whereas other nations, like Britain and France, have similar goals for 2040.

Trump Sign Proclamation Recognising Israel’s Sovereignty Over Golan Heights
US President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation recognising Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights and told the visiting Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, that Israel has an absolute right to self-defence.

RBI Appoints 5 Member Committee To Deepen Digital Payments
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) appointed 5-member committee under the chairmanship of Nandan Nilekani to strengthen digital payments as well as to boost financial inclusion through Financial Technology.

Peter Tabichi Conferred With Global Teacher Prize For 2019
A science teacher from rural Kenya, Peter Tabichi has won the prestigious Global Teacher Prize 2019 which honours the world’s best teacher. He was honnoured for his achievements in a deprived school with crowded classes and a few textbooks. Peter Tabichi is a maths and physics teacher at Keriko secondary school in Pwani Village, in a remote part of Kenya’s Rift Valley.

Goldman Sachs report says that in FY20 food inflation likely to go up to 2 percent
Goldman Sachs report said that food inflation in the country is likely to go up to 2% in the fiscal year 2019-20 from the 0.7% estimated for FY19. It can be noted that low food prices had been one of the prime factors which had aided the RBI to be more accommodative in its rate-setting recently.

ISRO Set to Launch 29 Satellites Including EMISAT
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch 29 satellites including the primary payload EMISAT, on the first of April. Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C45 will take off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota tentatively at 9:30 AM carrying the satellites onboard.

Folk Artiste & Radio Commentator Anasuya Devi Passes Away
Kala Prapoorna awardee, Vinjamuri Anasuya Devi passed away at the age of 99 due to illness in the USA. She was an eminent folk artist, radio commentator, harmonium player, music composer, and author. In 1977, she was honored with a Doctorate by Andhra University.

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