Important Current Affairs from 29th March 2019

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This is a comprehensive current affairs article in which we will cover today’s many important news from National News, International, Economy, Environment and Ecology, Defence and Security, Banking Awareness, Appointments, Awards, Science and Technology, Sports News and many more.

Former governor’s book titled ‘Indian Fiscal Federalism’ launched :

The Chairman of 15th Finance Commission of India, N.K. Singh launched the book “Indian Fiscal Federalism”. The book has been written by Dr. Y. V. Reddy, former Governor of RBI and Chairman of the 14th Finance Commission of India along with Dr. G. R. Reddy, Advisor (Finance) to the Government of Telangana.

Adani became 1st Indian Port Operator to Record 200 MMT Cargo Movement :

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) announced that it has recorded cargo movement of more than 200 million metric tonnes (MMT) at nine ports along the east and west coasts, becoming the first Indian port operator to achieve the milestone. Adani Ports embarked its journey in 2001 and has become one of the largest port operators in the world.

IIT Kharagpur, Wipro Partner for research in 5G and AI :

Wipro Limited (Bengaluru Based), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company and Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), signed an MoU to collaborate on high-impact, industry-focused applied research in the areas of 5G and AI.

In a 1st, UN Council Passes Resolution to Combat Terrorist Financing :

The UN Security Council has unanimously passed the first-ever resolution ordering members to enforce laws against terror financing. UNSC resolution demands all states “ensure that their domestic laws and regulations establish serious criminal offenses” to collect funds or financial resources to terrorist groups or individual criminals.

Turing Awards 2019 :

Three pioneers in AI, University of Toronto faculty member and Google Brain researcher Geoffrey Hinton, Facebook chief AI scientist and NYU professor Yann LeCun, and Element AI founder and University of Montreal professor Yoshua Bengio has been honored with the Turing Award. It is an annual prize the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has been awarding since 1966 to individuals who’ve made contributions of lasting and major technical importance to the computer field.

India’s poverty rate reduced as per Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2018 :

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.

Vice Admiral MA Hampiholi, AVSM, NM to be designated as Director General Naval Operations (DGNO) :

Vice Admiral MA Hampiholi, AVSM NM has been appointed as Director General Naval Operations (DGNO). He will succeed Satish Namdeo Ghormade.  He was commissioned in the Executive Branch of the Indian Navy on 1st July 1985. The Flag Officer has experience as Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) specialist officer at onboard INShips Himgiri, Agray,and Ganga.