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#Latest Current Affairs 12th March 2019 13 March 2019

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34th edition of Aahar – the International Food and Hospitality Fair commences in New Delhi: The 34th edition of Aahar – the International Food and Hospitality Fair commenced in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Vehicles appear to cause more pollution, observes Supreme Court: The Supreme Court has observed that the people seemed to be running after the firecracker industry but vehicles are perhaps bigger contributor to pollution.

Finance Minister: Country safe under Prime Minister Narendra Modi: Asserting that the country is safe under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has accused the Congress of weakening the fight against Jehadi terrorists, and wondered if the party could be trusted by voters in the upcoming general elections.

Political parties pick up pace for Lok Sabha 2019 decisions: Electioneering has picked up pace in all parts of the country following Sunday’s announcement of poll dates for the Lok Sabha contest.

DGCA issues additional safety instructions for Boeing 737 max jets: Aviation watchdog DGCA on Monday issued strict safety instructions for flying Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes by SpiceJet and Jet Airways, including that the pilot-in-command should have at least 1,000 hours of flying experience.

VVIP chopper case: Delhi court allows ED to question Christian Michel: A Delhi court has allowed the Enforcement Directorate to interrogate Christian Michel, the alleged middleman who was arrested in the AgustaWestland chopper scam case, inside the Tihar jail in Delhi.

Mayawati’s former secretary Netram raided over alleged tax evasion: Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati’s former secretary was raided by the Income Tax officials over suspected tax evasions amounting to Rs. 100 crore.

Meghalaya Democratic Alliance finalizes seat sharing: Following months of speculation on who will be the candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha election from the two seats of Meghalaya, the ruling Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) coalition today finalised the name of United Democratic Party’s (UDP) leader Jemino Mawthoh as its common candidate for the Shillong Lok Sabha seat while National People’s Party (NPP) candidate will contest from the Tura seat.

Puducherry CM extending freebies via pre-dated cheques, violating model code: AIADMK: AIADMK MLA Vaiyapuri Manikandan has accused Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy of violating the model code of conduct by extending freebies to the public in form of pre-dated cheques from CM relief fund.

SC questions government on delay in mechanism to track increase in assets of candidates: The Supreme Court questioned the government why it has not set up a permanent mechanism to track unnatural increase in the assets of candidates.

BSP, AAP to forge no alliance with Congress: Bahujan Samaj Party on Tuesday formally announced that it will not forge an alliance with Congress in any state for the upcoming general elections.

Congress Working Committee meeting held in Gujarat: On Tuesday, in Ahmedabad, at the Sabarmati Ashram Congress leaders paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi. A prayer meeting was also held at the occasion which was attended by party president Rahul Gandhi.

BJP works on Sankalp Patra: Hectic political activies are being witnessed.

PM Modi pays tributes to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid tributes to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and all those who marched with Bapu to Dandi in pursuit of justice and equality.

Assam Chief Electoral Officer: NRC would not impact voting rights in Lok Sabha elections: Assam Chief Electoral Officer Mukesh Sahu has said that the National Register of Citizens NRC, would not impact voting rights in the Lok Sabha election.

DGCA issues additional safety instructions for flying B737 MAX planes: Aviation regulator DGCA on Monday issued additional safety instructions to SpiceJet and Jet Airways for operating Boeing 737 MAX planes.

PM Modi talks with Turkish President, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held separate telephonic conversations with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, while Saudi Arabia’s junior foreign minister called on him.

Pakistan’s isolation in world stage continues: Pakistan continues to be isolated on the international stage. Demands to declare Masood Azhar as a global terrorist and impose sanctions on him are gaining weight at the United Nations.

Sri Lanka to launch public buses exclusively for females: Sri Lankan government on Tuesday said that it would soon launch public buses exclusively for females in order to curb the rising complaints of sexual harassment on public transport.

Nepal appreciates India for its support in post-earthquake reconstruction projects: Nepal has appreciated Government of India for its support in the post-earthquake reconstruction projects in Nepal.

May wins Brexit assurances from EU on eve of crucial vote: In a last-ditch attempt to win over rebellious British lawmakers, British Prime Minister Theresa May clinched legally binding Brexit assurances with the European Union on Monday.

Singapore , Australia, China, Indonesia ground Boeing’s 737 Max 8: Singapore and Australia have suspended operations of all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in and out of their airports on Tuesday, and Indonesia and China grounded their fleets of the U.S. planemaker’ s latest model after it suffered a second fatal crash in less than five months.

Foreign Secretary meets US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: India and the United States have agreed that Pakistan needs to take concerted action to dismantle the terrorist infrastructure and deny safe haven to all terror groups operating in its territory.

Algeria’s Bouteflika pulls out of race for 5th term: Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced his withdrawal Monday from a bid to win another term in office and postponed an April 18 election, following weeks of protests against his candidacy.

Rainstorms kill at least 12 in Brazil’s Sao Paulo area: Heavy rains deluged Brazil’s biggest city, causing flooding and other damage that resulted in the deaths of at least 12 people, authorities said Monday. Six people were reported injured.

UN probing North Korea sanctions violations in 20 countries: UN experts say they are investigating possible violations of United Nations sanctions on North Korea in about 20 countries, from alleged clandestine nuclear procurement in China to arms brokering in Syria and military cooperation with Iran, Libya and Sudan.

UK lawmakers to vote again on PM May’s Brexit deal next week: British Members of Parliament will on Tuesday vote again on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, making the historic decision whether to back her plan or risk a chaotic exit from the European Union in less than three weeks time.

Internet of Things India Congress 2019 to be held on Aug 22-23: IoT India Congress, an event which will see digital technology leaders converge to discuss and explore business opportunities in mainstreaming Internet of Things (IoT), will be held in Bengaluru on August 22-23, 2019.

Champions League: City aim to reach Champions League quarter-finals: Manchester City welcome Schalke 04 to the Etihad Stadium tonight for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

India vs Australia, 5th ODI: India continue to remain without MS Dhoni: Feroz Shah Kotla stadium is all set to witness a thriller of a contest. Men In Blue will have to quickly put behind a massive bowling failure, sloppy fielding and tactical mistakes to tame a resurgent Australia in the series-deciding fifth ODI on Wednesday.

Host Nepal defeat Bhutan by 3-0 in opening match of 5th SAFF Women’s Championship: The fifth South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Women’s Championship kicked off in Biratnagar, Nepal today.

Special Olympics World Summer Games 2019 to be hosted in Abu Dhabi: The Bharat team is the second largest contingent after the hosts UAE to participate in the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2019 to be hosted in Abu Dhabi.

Indian campaign ends in Indian Wells Masters Tennis tournament: The Indian campaign has ended in the Indian Wells Masters Tennis tournament at California in the United States. In the Men’s Doubles pre-quarterfinals, the Indo-Canadian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov lost to the Serb-Italian team of Novak Djokovic and Fabio Fognini, 4-6, 6-1, 8-10.

Zidane promises changes at Real as he replaces Solari: Real Madrid reappointed Zinedine Zidane as coach on a three-year contract on Monday following the sacking of Santiago Solari with the Frenchman promising wholesale changes after the deposed European champions saw their season collapse inside a week.

Gene therapy scientists move closer to ‘cure’ for sickle cell: Scientists in the U.S. have unveiled results of a small clinical trial that could mean an effective “cure” for sickle cell anemia, the painful and debilitating disease that inflicts many millions of people across the globe, mostly of African heritage and including some 100,000 African Americans in the U.S.

Pinaka guided weapons system successfully test fired: Defence Research and Development organisation, DRDO on Monday successfully test fired the PINAKA guided WEAPON rocket system from Pokhran range in Rajasthan.

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