March Monthly Current Affairs 2024


Exams that emphasise broad knowledge and awareness, in particular, current events. Exams frequently evaluate your knowledge of the outside world. Your knowledge of current affairs shows that you are up to date on contemporary affairs. For this, we have brought to you the monthly current affairs for March 2024.
Britain has tested the Laser Dragonfire which is capable of destroying missiles.

  • Iceland has announced the emergency after the volcanic eruption on the Reykjanes Peninsula.
  • A joint military exercise of LAMITIYE 2024 between India and Seychelles has been started. 
  • Navneet Sehgal, ex-IAS officer, becomes the new chairman of Prasar Bharati.
  • Indian central government has launched an ethanol-100 fuel option for automobile engines.
  • Maharashtra CM has inaugurated the country’s first LPG bus in Mumbai.
  • Ratan Tata has been honoured with the PV Narasimha Rao Memorial Award in the public welfare category. 
  • Global spiritual festival 2024 is organised in Hyderabad.
  • The Election Commission has nominated para archer and Arjun Awardee Shital Devi as a national icon.
  • Vladimir Putin has been elected to be president of Russia for a record 5th time.
  • Indian youth Uday Bharitha and Mansi Gupta have been honoured with the Diana Memorial Award.
  • The Indian army has deployed its first Apache fighter helicopter squadron in Jodhpur near Pakistan.
  • India’s first oil processing plant has been started in Arunachal Pradesh under Mission Palm Oil.
  • Famous Malayalam poet Prabha Verma will be honoured with Sarasvati Samman in 2023.
  • Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh has inaugurated the first DBT speedy seeds in Punjab. 
  • Royal Challenger Banglore has won the first Women's Premier League by defeating Delhi Capitals. 
  • Indian athlete Gulveer Singh breaks the national record in California in a 10,000-metre race. 
  • Nepal's government has announced its tourism capital of Pokhara. 
  • The Financial Services Institutions Bureau (FSIB), the head-hunting agency for public sector banks and insurance firms, has selected Girija Subramanian of Agriculture Insurance Company (AIC) as the next CMD for New India Assurance and United India Insurance. 
  • As the first umpire from Bangladesh to be appointed to the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires, Sharfuddoula has made history.
  • The Times Group recently hosted a glamorous event in Noida where Vijay Jain, Managing Director of Star Estate, accepted the esteemed Times Power Icon 2024 Award.
  • Pavan Davuluri has been appointed by Microsoft to lead the merged Windows and Surface teams.
  • On March 28, 2024, at the Southern Naval Command, the School of Naval Oceanology & Meteorology (SNOM) and the Indian Naval Meteorological Analysis Centre (INMAC) presented the METOC seminar "Meghayan-24."
  • Daniel Kahneman, a 90-year-old psychologist who never pursued an education in economics but invented the subject of behavioural economics, has died. 
  • On March 30 and 31, 2024, IIT Madras will play host to the esteemed "6th Shaastra Rapid FIDE Rated Chess Tournament."
  • The second iteration of the India, Mozambique, Tanzania Trilateral Exercise (IMT TRILAT 24) was completed in Nacala, Mozambique. 
  • With a phenomenal increase, the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) doubled its Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) to ₹4-lakh crore in fiscal year 2023–2024.
  • The Automotive Tyre Manufacturers' Association (ATMA) has elected Arnab Banerjee, the managing director and CEO of CEAT Ltd., to serve as its new chairman.
  • Sadly, at the age of 87, Louis Gossett Jr., the first Black man to receive the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, passed away.
  • The Indian Institute of Management Mumbai (IIM Mumbai), a renowned European accelerator of aerospace, new space, and defence (ASD), has partnered with Starburst in a move that might fundamentally alter the Aerospace, New Space, and Defence (ASD) business in India. 
  • Together, ABRASAT, the Brazilian Satellite Communications Association, and the SatCom Industry Association of India (SIA-India) are advancing space industry breakthroughs.
  • The well-known Telugu actor Allu Arjun has reached a new professional high point. A wax figure honouring him is on display at the world-famous Madame Tussauds Museum in Dubai.
  • According to the most recent figures from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), India's foreign exchange reserves have surged to a new high, reaching $642.631 billion in the week ending March 22. This represents the fifth consecutive week of increases.
  • The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on December 14, 2022, establishing an annual International Day of Zero Waste on March 30.
  • The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has named Chile's Camila Caram and former captain and goalie of the Indian men's hockey team PR Sreejesh as co-chairs of the FIH Athletes Committee.
  • In the village of Jadan, in the Pali district of Rajasthan, the world's first temple in the renowned Om form has been dedicated.
  • Justice Muhammad Yousuf Wani was sworn in as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. 
  • Digital US dollar fixed deposits (FDs) are now available to non-resident individuals (NRIs) at the IFSC Banking Unit (IBU) in GIFT City, Gujarat, according to a statement from Axis Bank.
  • The world's largest single-location copper manufacturing plant has begun its first phase, with the Adani Group announcing its launch in Mundra, Gujarat.
  • Six books have been shortlisted for the inaugural Women's Prize for Non-Fiction, with "Code-Dependent: Living in the Shadow of AI" by Indian-British journalist and pundit Madhumita Murgia among them.
  • Kamal Kishore, an Indian, has been named the new Assistant Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction by UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
  • By the end of 2024, Tata Passenger Electric Mobility (TPEM), a division of Tata Motors, plans to build a network of 5,000 public charging stations for electric cars (EVs) across the country in collaboration with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL).
  • A 900-year-old Kannada inscription from the Kalyana Chalukya dynasty has been found in complete disrepair near Gangapuram in Jadcherla mandal, Mahabubnagar district.
  • The appointment of Nidhu Saxena as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD & CEO) of the Bank of Maharashtra has been accepted by the central government, which is a noteworthy development.
  • In February 2024, the Index of Eight Core Industries (ICI) saw a noteworthy 6.7% (provisional) gain over the same month in 2023.
  • Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani, two of the richest businessmen in India, have come together for the first time in an incredible move. Ambani's company, Reliance Industries, has purchased a 26 percent share in Adani's Madhya Pradesh power plant.
  • In his autobiography, "From A Car Shed To The Corner Room & Beyond," S. Raman describes his incredible rise from SBI clerk to Canara Bank CMD and full-time SEBI member.
  • The women's singles championship was won by Indian paddler Sreeja Akula at the WTT Feeder Beirut II 2024 in Beirut, Lebanon.
  • Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida has passed legislation outlawing the creation of social media accounts for children younger than 14.
  • In April and May of 2024, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will host the Space Science and Technology Awareness Training (START) program.
  • A major step toward equality in Southeast Asia has been made with the passage of a ground-breaking same-sex marriage law by Thailand's lower house of parliament.
  • On March 27, 2024, Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi took the oath of office to become the new judicial member of the Lokpal, or Ombudsman.
  • Adani Power Limited, a subsidiary of the Adani Group, received approval to completely acquire Lanco Amarkantak Power Limited from the Competition Commission of India (CCI).
  • A branch of the Adani Group, Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ), has acquired a controlling 95% stake in Odisha's Gopalpur Port.
  • Saudi Arabian model and influencer Rumi Alqahtani announced on Instagram that she will be the first country to enter the Miss Universe contest.
  • In their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 match in Hyderabad, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) made history by scoring a massive 277/3 against the Mumbai Indians (MI)। This score surpassed the previous highest total of 263 runs in the IPL.
  • At the Boxing Sub Junior National Championship, Haryana's excellent total of 19 medals won them the team titles in both the boy's and girl's categories.
  • The online learning platform Shiksha Reform was introduced in Surat by Praful Pansheriya, the Minister of State for Education in Gujarat.
  • Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Delhi has appointed Hansha Mishra, an officer of the 2010 batch of the Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS), as a Director.
  • The Australian and English women's cricket teams will play a day-night Test match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in a historic step. At the famous location, a pink-ball Test will be played for the first time.
  • Luis Montenegro, the head of the centre-right Democratic Alliance (AD), has been named the country's new prime minister following eight years of socialist control.
  • Six people are thought to have perished as they plummeted into the chilly waters below when a cargo ship struck a pylon on March 26, causing the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore to fall early.
  • Leading battery manufacturer Eveready Industries India (EIIL) has announced that Neeraj Chopra, the current Olympic gold medallist in men's javelin throw, will be its new face as brand ambassador.
  • The 2024 Abel Prize has been given to Michel Talagrand of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), located in Paris, France, by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.
  • The UP Board of Madarsa Education Act of 2004 has been ruled unlawful by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court.
  • As the first Indian cricket player to reach 12,000 runs in the T20 format, Indian captain Virat Kohli has made history.
  • The International Astronomical Union (IAU), a global body tasked with naming celestial objects, has awarded a unique accolade to Professor Jayant Murthy, an Indian scientist.
  • At the Dibrugarh University International Literary Festival, the English translation of the first Magahi novel, Phool Bahadur, was released. This was a magnificent literary masterpiece.
  • Mumbai has now surpassed Beijing as the capital of Asian billionaires, according to the most recent survey from the Hurun Research Institute, based in Shanghai.
  • The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and Federal Bank have partnered strategically to launch "Flash Pay," a cutting-edge RuPay smart key chain that enables contactless NCMC (National Common Mobility Card) payments.
  • A fascinating finding has been uncovered by researchers off the Keralan coast of Kollam. A new species of deep-sea isopod, a tiny crustacean that feeds on fish, has been discovered.
  • In the Bhutanese capital of Thimphu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his colleague Tshering Tobgay jointly opened a state-of-the-art hospital.
  • To guarantee inclusivity and accessibility during the voting process, the Election Commission has launched the Saksham App.
  • Surgeons at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital have completed the first kidney transplant from pig to human, a significant medical first.
  • The inaugural "Global Inequality Research Award" has been given to Bina Agarwal and James Boyce in recognition of their noteworthy contributions to the study of global inequality, particularly as they relate to social and environmental inequality.
  • The Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat, Govind Dholakia, has been named the new chairman of the Surat Diamond Bourse (SDB).
  • Remarkably, Indian ace paddler G. Sathiyan became the first Indian to win a men's singles trophy at a WTT Feeder Series tournament.
  • A significant finding has been revealed by the European Space Agency's Gaia space telescope: Shiva and Shakti, two ancient star streams.
  • The esteemed Aviation Week Laureates Award was given to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in recognition of their outstanding work on the Chandrayaan-3 mission.
  • Together, Tech Mahindra and IBM opened a Synergy Lounge in Singapore to help businesses in the Asia-Pacific area adopt digital technology more quickly.
  • Sharath Kamal, a table tennis ace, will represent India as the flag bearer at the 2024 Olympics in Paris.
  • Appointed as the Chairperson of the Digital News Publishers Association (DNPA) for a two-year term beginning April 1, 2024, is Mariam Mammen Mathew, CEO of Manorama Online.

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