Important Current Affairs Questions of the Day: 31st March

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Who has recently inaugurated the Smart India Hackathon Grand Finale 2018 -Software edition in New Delhi?
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Who: Prakash Javadekar
What: has inaugurated the Smart India Hackathon Grand Finale 2018 -Software edition
Where: in New Delhi
When: published on 30th March 2018

Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar inaugurated the Smart India Hackathon Grand Finale 2018 -Software edition in New Delhi.

Hackathon aims to build Digital India and to engage the youth directly in nation-building. It is intended to promote innovation, out-of-the-box thinking in young minds.

The Hackathon aims to harness creativity and expertise of students, build a funnel for – Startup India, Standup India campaign, crowd sources solutions for improving governance. It also gives opportunity to citizens to provide innovative solutions to India’s daunting problems.

The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) has been selected to host this edition. The first edition of this event held last year which recorded nearly 40 thousand participants.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://theindianawaaz.com/prakash-javadekar-inaugurates-smart-india-hackathon-grand-finale-2018-software-edition/
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NASA is all set to send the first-ever mission dedicated to exploring the deep interior of Mars. The mission is scheduled to be launched on _________________.
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Who: NASA
What: is all set to send the first-ever mission dedicated to exploring the deep interior of Mars
When: published on 30th March 2018

NASA is all set to send the first-ever mission dedicated to exploring the deep interior of Mars.

Scheduled to launch on May 5, InSight - a stationary lander - will also be the first NASA mission since the Apollo moon landings to place a seismometer, a device that measures quakes, on the soil of another planet.

InSight is like a scientific time machine that will bring back information about the earliest stages of Mars formation 4.5 billion years ago.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.indiatoday.in/world/story/nasa-to-send-first-mission-to-study-heart-of-mars-1201032-2018-03-30
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Which of the following states has the highest number of fully covered tribal habitations with the safe drinking water in the country?
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Who: Madhya Pradesh
What: has the highest number of 55770 fully covered tribal habitations with the safe drinking water in the country
When: published on 27th March 2018

The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has informed that under the Scheme ‘National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP), 10% of the total allocation of funds is earmarked to be used for the supply of drinking water to Scheduled Tribe (ST) dominated habitations.

Madhya Pradesh has the highest number of 55770 fully covered tribal habitations with the safe drinking water in the country followed by Odisha 52427, Jharkhand 53476 numbers of habitations.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=178092
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Long term capital gains tax is to come into effect from _______________.
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Who: Long term capital gains tax
What: is to come into effect from April 1
When: published on 30th March 2018

Several Budget proposals, including the reintroduction of tax on long term capital gains (LTCG) exceeding Rs 1 lakh from sale of shares, will kick in from April 1, the beginning of 2018-19 financial year.

Besides, other tax proposals like reduced corporate tax of 25 per cent on businesses on a turnover of up to Rs 250 crore and a standard deduction of Rs 40,000 in lieu of transport allowance and medical reimbursement, will come into effect from Sunday.

While the exemption limit on income from interest for senior citizens has been raised five times to Rs 50,000 per year, that for health insurance premium and medical expenditure has been raised to Rs 50,000 from Rs 30,000, respectively under section 80D of the I-T Act.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/ltcg-tax-other-budget-proposals-to-come-into-effect-from-april-1/article23390634.ece
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Who among the following has recently been appointed as acting chairperson National Green Tribunal (NGT)?
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Who: Jawad Rahim
What: has been appointed as acting chairperson National Green Tribunal (NGT)
When: published on 27th March 2018

The Supreme Court has recently appointed Justice Jawad Rahim, judicial member of National Green Tribunal (NGT), as the acting chairperson of the green panel.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said that the new acting chairperson will discharge his duties until a regular appointment is made and will take part in selection process of other members of the NGT.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/sc-appoints-justice-jawad-rahim-as-acting-chairperson-of-ngt/articleshow/63492014.cms