Current Affairs – March 27, 2019

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National - Current Affairs - March 27, 2019

Eye on the Indian Ocean, India-Australia joint naval exercise AUSINDEX to begin April 2

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With an eye on China’s increasing presence in the Indian Ocean, India and Australia will participate in a bilateral naval exercise from April 2 to 16. This will be Australia’s largest display of its defence assets since 1947. The focus of the AUSINDEX exercise will be “anti-submarine warfare”, and it will take place off the coast of Visakhapatnam, Australian diplomatic sources said.
Capital: Canberra
Currency: Australian Dollar

 

Indian-Sri Lankan armies started military exercise MITRA SHAKTI VI

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The joint training exercise MITRA SHAKTI VI between Indian and Sri Lanka Army has been started at Diyatalawa in Sri Lanka. An Indian contingent of 120 Army personnel, including 11 officers will take part in the two-week long exercise.
Capitals: Colombo, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee

 

Business - Current Affairs - March 27, 2019
RBI slaps Rs 2 crore penalty on PNB for violation of SWIFT norms

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On 25th March 2019, The Reserve Bank of India slapped Rs.2 crore as penalty for non-compliance of regulatory directions regarding SWIFT operations in Punjab National Bank. The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) is a network which enables the financial institutions worldwide to send and receive information about the financial transactions in a secure manner.
PNB HQ: New Delhi
MD & CEO: Sunil Mehta

 

Appointments 330 x 70 - Current Affairs - March 27, 2019
Karur Vysya Bank appoints N S Srinath as non-executive chairman

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Karur Vysya Bank on 26th March said it has appointed N S Srinath as non-executive chairman for a period of three years. Srinath, 66, was the non-executive independent director on the board of the private sector lender.
HQ: Karur, Tamil Nadu
MD & CEO: P. R. Seshadri

 

Awards - Current Affairs - March 27, 2019
President Kovind receives Croatia’s highest civilian order

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President Ram Nath Kovind on 26th March received Croatia’s highest civilian order, the Grand Order of the King of Tomislav, during his official visit to the nation. During his State Visit to Croatia, President Kovind was honored with the Grand Order of the King of Tomislav, the highest award of Croatia.
Croatia’s Capital: Zagreb
Currency: Croatian kuna

 

Sports - Current Affairs - March 27, 2019
Suresh Raina becomes the first cricketer to score 5000 IPL runs

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Chennai Super Kings star Suresh Raina scripted history as he became the first cricketer in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to complete 5000 runs during the first match of the season against Royal Challengers Bangalore on 23rd March. Raina needed just 15 runs to achieve this milestone in the opening clash of the season and he did so in a low-scoring encounter at Chepauk. Raina was dismissed for 19 in the chase but not before etching his name in history books.

 

International - Current Affairs - March 27, 2019
Comoros President Azali Assoumani re-elected with over 60% of votes

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Comoros President Azali Assoumani was re-elected according to results published by the electoral commission of the Indian Ocean archipelago. Comoros is a volcanic archipelago off Africa’s east coast, in the warm Indian Ocean waters of the Mozambique Channel.
Capital: Moroni
Currency: Comorian Franc

 

LIMA 2019 Aero Expo held in Langkawi, Malaysia

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Langkawi International Maritime Aero Expo (LIMA) 2019 held in Langkawi, Malaysia. Indian Air force for the first time is participating in the relationship between the services. India’s indigenous supersonic fighter jet Tejas take part in Malaysia’s LIMA 2019 Expo. The anti-submarine warfare corvette INS Kadmatt also participate in LIMA 2019.
Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Currency: Malaysian Ringgit

 

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