Daily GK: Important Current Affairs for Competitive Exams on 28th March 2019

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Here are the Current Affairs and news happenings on 28-03-2019. Every person who is preparing for Competitive Exams in India needs to be aware of daily happenings around the world. Nyus.in provides Daily updates of previous day’s Latest News from across the world. We have gathered this information from various Sources like News portals, Newspapers, Competitive Websites.

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India Current Affairs and News

Tashigang, a Himachal Pradesh village at an altitude of 15,256 feet, is now the highest polling station in the world.
Union Cabinet chaired by Narendra Modi approved the extension of the Biomedical Research Career Programme and Wellcome Trust (WT)/DBT India Alliance beyond its initial 10-year term to a new five-year phase (2019-20 to 2023-24)
ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund launched ICICI Prudential Bharat Consumption Scheme to get advantage from the Indian consumer market, which is considered as one of the fastest growing consumer markets globally.
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched a special programme for schoolchildren called Young Scientist Programme or Yuva Vigyani Karyakram (VUVIKA), in tune with the government’s vision “Jai Vigyan, Jai Anusandhan”. 
Social Media giant, Facebook has launched two new India-specific tools viz. “Candidate Connect” and “Share You Voted” to boost civic engagement on its platform during the Lok Sabha elections 2019 that commence in April.
Veselin Matic, who took Iran to an Asian Games bronze medal in 2010, is set to be appointed as the new head coach of the Indian men’s basketball team.
Bank of Baroda has signed an MoU with agriculture services companies to develop an agriculture digital platform, Baroda Kisan, which will provide solutions for agricultural requirements.
Supreme Court-appointed BCCI Ombudsman Justice D K Jain (retd) will now serve as the Ethics Officer of the Indian cricket board on an ad-hoc basis.
Celebrated Malayalam writer and poet Ashita passed away at the age of 63 in Thrissur, after fighting a long battle with cancer.
Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen has been honored with the prestigious Bodley Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the University of Oxford’s world-famous Bodleian Libraries for his contribution in literature, culture, science, and communication.
Researchers at IIT Delhi have developed an AI-based electronic hardware system to detect malaria, tuberculosis, an intestinal parasite, and cervical cancer in milliseconds.
CARE Hospitals in association with Piramal Swasthya announced the launch of community-based cancer screening programme UMMEED.
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd appointed Kenichi Ayukawa as its MD and CEO for the third straight term.
Goalkeeper Savita will captain an 18-strong Indian women’s hockey team for the five-match series against Malaysia starting from 4 April 2019.

Around the World

Third Installment of the Joint Naval Exercise of India and Australia AUSINDEX is to be held off the coast of Vishakhapatnam from April 2 to 16, 2019.
India and the US signed an agreement for the exchange of country-by-country (CbC) report.
Skytrax World Airport Awards named Singapore’s Changi Airport as the world’s best aviation hub for the seventh time in a row, while Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, New Delhi climbed 8 places to rank at 59th Position.
 India and the African Union signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish an India-Africa health sciences collaborative platform which is aimed to strengthen the cooperation in the health sector.
In accordance with the 2018 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), India’s poverty rate has shown a drastic decrease in 10 years, from 55% to 28%. The index has shown that, in the years between 2005-06 and 2015-16, 271 million people are moved out of poverty in India.