26 March 2018 Current Affairs
India becomes 3rd largest Electricity Producer in the World
India has become the 3rd largest electricity producer in the world as its electricity production grew 34% over seven years to 2017. Electricity production stood at 1,003.525 Billion Unit between April 2017 – January 2018, according to a February 2018 report by India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), a trust established by the commerce ministry.
The top 3 Producers of Electricity in the world are:
National Conference on Down syndrome held in Delhi
A ‘National Conference on Down Syndrome’ was organised by the National Trust under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in New Delhi on March 26, 2018. The main objective of the conference was to provide excellent opportunities to the parents to obtain information about latest development in education and skilling and inclusive living of persons with Down syndrome.
India is now the 4th largest Automobile Market Globally
According to the latest 2018 global data show, India has overtaken Germany and has become the fourth largest automobile market in the world. Automobile sales, including passenger and commercial vehicles, in Asia’s third largest economy grew 9.5%. China topped the list followed by USA and Japan.
Chhattisgarh wins National Water Digest Award
Chhattisgarh was awarded National Water Digest Award for Water Conservation-Diversion and increasing the irrigation capacity in the state. The award was presented to Chhattisgarh Water Resources Department (CWRD) on the occasion ‘World Forestry Day’ in New Delhi.
Pankaj Advani wins Asian Billiards Championships Title
Pankaj Advani defended his Asian Billiards Championships title by demolishing his practice partner B Bhaskar 6-1 in the summit clash in Yangon, Myanmar. This is Advani’s 11th gold medal at the Asian level of cue sports. India’s Amee Kamani won the Asian Women’s Snooker title by blanking her Thai opponent Siripaporn Nuanthakhamjan 3-0.
JS Rajput nominated as India’s Representative
The Government of India nominated Professor JS Rajput, former Director NCERT, as India’s representative to the Executive Board (EXB) of UNESCO. Professor J S Rajput is an eminent educationist with rich experience in various fields including UNESCO.
Ball-tampering row: Australia’s Captain and Vice Captain Step down
Australian captain Steve Smith was handed a one-match suspension and fined 100 percent of his match fee by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after he owned up to a ball-tampering conspiracy in South Africa. Steve Smith stepped down as the captain of the Australian cricket team for the rest of the ongoing third test match against South Africa along with his deputy, David Warner, who stepped down as the team’s Vice- Captain.
World’s Largest Cruise ship sets sail
The world’s biggest cruise-liner, “Symphony of the Seas”, has left the shipyard of Saint-Nazaire in France to embark on its maiden voyage in the Mediterranean. It will head to Malaga in Spain and spend its first season in the Mediterranean.
Punjab crowned National Hockey champion
Punjab won its first National title in five years, after winning against Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) in the final of the “8th men’s National hockey championships”. Hockey Punjab defeated Petroleum Sports Promotion Board by 2-1.