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Daily Current Affairs 27th March 2018 || Daily GK updatesDaily Current Affairs 27th March 2018 || Daily GK updates

Daily Current Affairs : Here is the Daily GK Update to get you acquainted with the top events that made the headlines today!!

1. Asia’s Largest Tulip Garden in Srinagar Opens for Visitors

i. Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden was opened for visitors in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir. It is recognized as Asia’s largest tulip garden.
ii. This year, 12.5 lakh tulip bulbs of 48 varieties were sown in the garden by the floriculture department. Apart from the tulips, 40,000 hyacinth bulbs have also been planted.

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Jammu & Kashmir CM- Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed, Governor- N. N. Vohra.

2. AAI Signs MoU With Assam Government

i. The Airport Authority of India (AAI) signed an MoU with Assam government under its Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) initiative for the sustainable development of human settlements at villages in Kamrup district.
ii. AAI would provide financial assistance under its CSR initiative of 4.58 crore Rupees for the Kamrup district as per the estimates prepared by the UNDP to improve the resilience of communities around Guwahati Airport.

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Assam CM- Sarbanand Sonowal, Governor- Jagdish Mukhi.The Chairman of Airports Authority of India is Guruprasad Mohapatra.

3. Government Guarantee for IRFC Bonds

i. The Ministry of Finance has approved a proposal to provide government guarantee of Rs5,000 crore in the current financial year for Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC) bonds to be subscribed by Life Insurance Corporation (LIC).
ii. The guarantee fee for the amount has also been waived by the Ministry. The decision will ease the flow of borrowed funds for Ministry of Railways to undertake projects.

4. Surat Becomes 1st District to Have 100% Solar Powered Health Centres

i. Gujarat’s Surat district has become the first district in the country to have 100 percent solar powered Primary Health Centers (PHC).
ii. There are a total of 52 PHCs in the district and all of them are now powered by the solar system. This initiative will not only bring down the electricity bill by 40 percent but also help fight global warming.

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Gujarat CM- Vijay Rupani, Governor- Om Prakash Kohli.

5. 3,21,567 Affordable Houses Sanctioned For Urban Poor Under PMAY

i. Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has approved the construction of 3,21,567 more affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) with an investment of Rs18,203  crore with central assistance of Rs4,752 crore.
ii. The approval was given in the 32nd meeting of the Central Sanctioning and
Monitoring Committee (CSMC) held in New Delhi.
iii. Haryana gets maximum (70,671) Houses while Goa got the least (60). With the participation of Goa in the 32nd CSMC, all 35 States/UTs, having urban statutory towns and cities are now covered under the PMAY(U) Mission.

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The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Housing For All (Urban) will be implemented during 2015-2022 and will provide central assistance to Urban Local Bodies (ULBs)

6. World Theatre Day- 27 March

i. The World Theatre Day has been celebrated annually on the 27th March by ITI Centres and the international theatre community.
ii. World Theatre Day was initiated in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute ITI. The first World Theatre Day Message was written by Jean Cocteau in 1962.

7. Anushka Sharma & PV Sindhu Debut in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2018 List

i. Bollywood actress-producer Anushka Sharma and Badminton Ace P V Sindhu had featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2018 list. The list includes innovators and disruptors who are reshaping their industries and changing Asia for the better.
ii. Anushka, one of Indian film industry’s highest paid actresses, is all of 29. Pakistani singer Momina Mustehsan too found a mention.

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Forbes- American Business Magazine, Founded in- 1917.Headquarters- New York City, USA.

8. SWIFT Introduces Universal Real-Time Payment Tracking

i. SWIFT announces the extension of its GPI Tracker to cover all payment instructions sent across the network, enabling GPI banks to track all their SWIFT payment instructions at all times, and giving them full visibility over all their payments activity.
ii. The Tracker, which has been available since May 2017, enables banks that have signed up to the service to track their GPI payments in real-time.

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SWIFT- Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication Code.SWIFT codes are most commonly used for international wire transfers and are comprised of 8 or 11 alphanumeric characters.The International Organization for Standardization (IOS) was the authoritative body that approved the creation of SWIFT codes.

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