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Explanation: National chopper operator Pawan Hans is set to launch its “Delhi Darshan” rides from first April. At the inauguration of its first helipad in North Delhi’s Rohini area, the Chairman and Managing Director of the company announced the roll out of Delhi Darshan rides. An initial ride is planned for tomorrow and the day after and the regular Delhi Darshan will commence from next Saturday. Through this ride the visitors can experience the breathtaking beauty through aerial view of Pritampura Tower, Majnu Ka Tila, Red Fort, Rajghat, Akshardham Temple and surrounding areas by paying about 5,000 rupees for a 20 minute ride and about 2,500 rupees for a ten minute ride.
Explanation: : The Union Government on 22 March 2017 informed that five Indian cities were included in the Tentative List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The information was given by the Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge) Dr Mahesh Sharmain in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha. The five Indian cities included in the list are Ahmadabad, Delhi, Jaipur, Bhubaneswar, Mumbai.
Explanation: IDFC Bank plans to build a network of more than one lakh points-of-presence in the next two years to enable people in the farthest corners of the country to transact digitally, a move that comes amid the government’s digitisation drive. The Mumbai-based private lender plans to set up 30,000 micro ATMs and 75,000 Aadhaar Pay merchant points as part of its plan.
Explanation: The World Bank has signed a 100 million US dollar credit agreement with the Centre and Uttarakhand in New Delhi yesterday to improve quality of health care services in all 13 districts of the state. World Bank said in a statement that most public health facilities in the middle and upper mountainous areas of Uttarakhand are unable to function optimally. It said large-scale vacancies of health staff is the reason as deployment and retention in such geographically remote areas has proven to be extremely difficult.
Explanation: BJP legislator Michael Lobo was today elected the deputy speaker of Goa assembly, defeating Isidore Fernandes of Congress. In the election held in the House, Lobo polled 21 votes, while Fernandes bagged 15. While Speaker Pramod Sawant did not vote, two MLAs – Churchill Alemao (NCP) and Francis Silveira (Congress) – were not present in the assembly at the time of the election.
Explanation: Indian para shuttler Sukant Kadam won the singles and doubles bronze medals in the recently-concluded Spanish Para-Badminton International 2017 held in Mallorca, Spain. Kadam lost to the top seed Lucas Mazur of France 15-21, 10-21 in the singles semis while in doubles, Kadam and compatriot Umesh Vikram Kumar lost to English pair Daniel Bethell and Bobby Griffin 17-21, 21-13, 21-13.
Explanation: National Commission for Schedule Tribes, NCST has approved the proposal for five additional seat for tribals in the Sikkim Assembly. In its full meeting held in New Delhi yesterday, the Commission gave its approval to the proposal of increasing reserve seats for Schedule Tribes from 12 to 17 in Sikkim Assembly. At present there are 32 members in Sikkim assembly and now it would be increased to 40. Tribal Affairs Minister in a release said, out of the proposed additional eight seats, five seats would be reserved for Limbu and Tamang tribes.
Explanation: The World Tuberculosis (TB) Day 2017 was observed globally on 24 March 2017 with the theme Unite to End TB: Leave no one behind. This year, WHO places a special focus on uniting efforts to Leave no one behind, including actions to address stigma, discrimination, marginalization and overcome barriers to access care. This year marks the second year of the End TB Strategy of the World Health Organisation (WHO). The strategy aims to help ensure that countries implementing it adhere to sound ethical standards to protect the rights of all those affected.
Explanation: Flipkart is acquiring eBay India in a deal that is part of a $2 billion fundraising, according to reports. This comes after recent reports claimed that Flipkart has closed its $1 billion funding from Microsoft, Tencent and eBay, and plans to raise $1 billion more. Interestingly, eBay is a small investor in Flipkart’s rival Snapdeal.
Explanation: Sri Lanka today unveiled a new Peace Education and Reconciliation Unit (PERU) to create awareness on reconciliation among children. Former President Madam Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, Chairperson of Office for National Unity and Reconciliation told media that the programme has got excellent response from teachers and community members and will be instrumental in creating harmony amongst ethnic groups.
Explanation: Bangladesh has made all preparations to write to the United Nations seeking recognition of March 25 as International Genocide Day. This was declared by the Minister for Liberation War Affairs AKM Mozammel Huq yesterday at a press conference in the capital Dhaka. The Minister said on March 11, the Bangladesh Parliament, Jatiya Sangsad, passed a resolution to observe March 25th as Genocide Day, and the cabinet on March 20th approved the resolution, completing all formalities to recognize the brutal genocide committed on this day in 1971.
Explanation: A noted Tamil litterateur, Thiagarajan, popularly known as Asokamitran in Chennai last night after a brief illness. He was 85. A well known novelist and essayist, Ashokamitran was noted for his subtlety and refreshing creativity in expression. His work “Appavin Snegithargal”, a collection of short stories won him the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1996.
Explanation: The Bakshi Stadium in Srinagar is all set to be developed as a modern football facility as per FIFA norms at an estimated cost of Rs 48 crore. This was stated at a meeting convened by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, to take stock of the activities of Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council. Khan, who is also head of Divisional Sports Committee, was informed that Bakshi stadium will be developed according to the norms of world governing body FIFA, in 12 working months, an official spokesman said.
Explanation: India’s largest operator Bharti Airtel on Thursday announced that it will buy internet service provider Tikona Digital Networks’ 4G business in a deal worth Rs.1,600 crore. The deal includes acquisition of Tikona’s Broadband Wireless Access spectrum and 350 sites in five telecom circles, Airtel said. Earlier, Airtel said it’ll buy Telenor’s India operations due to competition from Reliance Jio.
Explanation: Coal India, ONGC and Indian Oil Corp emerged as star financial performers among India’s central public sector enterprises in 2015-16, whereas SAIL, BSNL and Air India incurred most losses, a government survey has showed. The Public Enterprises Survey, tracking the performance of CPSEs in 2015-16, revealed that the top three loss-making CPSEs — SAIL, BSNL and Air India — incurred a loss equal to 51.65 per cent of the total loss made by the top 10 loss-making CPSEs in 2015-16. SAIL entered the list of top 10 loss-making CPSEs, apart from ONGC Videsh, Rashtriya Ispat Nigam, PEC and BHEL.
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