Current Affairs of 19 March




Abel Prize Was Awarded To Karen Uhlenbeck
Karen Uhlenbeck
Abel Prize Was Awarded To Karen Uhlenbeck - The Abel Prize in mathematics was awarded to Karen Uhlenbeck of the U.S. for her fundamental work in geometric analysis and gauge theory. She is first woman to win the award. The prize is named after the 19th century Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel and presented by Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters said.

Nursultan Nazarbayev Resigned
Nursultan Nazarbayev Resigned
Nursultan Nazarbayev Resigned - Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev unexpectedly resigned after three decades in power. Nursultan Nazarbayev has ruled the vast oil and gas-rich Central Asian nation since 1989, when it was still part of the Soviet Union.

Maldives and EXIM Bank Signed MoU
Maldives and EXIM Bank
Maldives and EXIM Bank Signed MoU - Maldives finance ministry has signed an agreement with India’s Export-Import Bank (EXIM) for line of credit (LOC) of 800 million US dollars to finance the new government’s infrastructure projects. The agreement was signed in presence of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj who was on a 2-day visit to Male. The LOC is part of 1.4 billion US dollars finance assistance announced by the Indian government during President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s state visit in December 2018.

‘IND-INDO CORPAT’ Will Be in India
‘IND-INDO CORPAT’
‘IND-INDO CORPAT’ Will Be in India - Indonesian Naval arrived at Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands for the Opening Ceremony of the 33rd edition of the India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (IND-INDO CORPAT) to be held from 19 Mar to 04 Apr 2019.

Exercise MITRA SHAKTI in Sri Lanka
MITRA SHAKTI Exercise
Exercise MITRA SHAKTI in Sri Lanka - Exercise MITRA SHAKTI is conducted annually as part of military diplomacy and interaction between armies of India & Sri Lanka. The joint exercise for the year 2018-19 will be conducted from 26 March to 08 April 2019 in Sri Lanka.

Special Stamp Cover on Ice Stupa
Special Stamp Cover on Ice Stupa
Special Stamp Cover on Ice Stupa - The Indian Department of Post released a ‘special stamp cover on Ice Stupa’. The special stamps aim to create awareness about depleting glaciers and affect the ecology around the Himalayas. Ice Stupas also known as artificial glaciers, are being built with an aim to reduce the problem of water shortage, faced by Ladakhi farmers due to receding of glaciers. Over 12 villages in Ladakh have built Ice Stupas this year in various villages.

Pakistan Cricket Board Paid Compensation to BCCI
PCB and BCCI
Pakistan Cricket Board Paid Compensation to BCCI - The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has paid approximately $1.6 million as compensation to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after losing a case in the ICC’s Dispute Resolution Committee. The information was shared by PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani.

Innovation Shifting From West To East
WIPO
Innovation Shifting From West To East - United Nations said that more than half of all international patent applications filed last year came from Asia, a further sign of innovation shifting from west to east. In the latest annual report released by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), US remained the leading individual country for applications in 2018 followed by China and Japan. India registered the largest innovation jump 27 per cent of any country.

'I-Help' Initiative In Assam
'I-Help' Initiative In Assam
'I-Help' Initiative In Assam - The 'i-help' initiative to promote digital electoral literacy in Assam has been launched in view of the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls. It is a joint initiative of the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer(CEO) and Common Service Centres (CSC) in Assam.

Asian Youth Athletics Championships Concluded
Asian Youth Athletics Championships
Asian Youth Athletics Championships Concluded - In Asian Youth Athletics Championships in Hong Kong India finished second in the overall medals tally with a total of 26 medals including 8 gold, 9 silver and 9 bronze medals. China topped the overall medals tally with 31 medals that included 12 gold, 11 silver and eight bronze medals and Japan finished third with 20 medals that included 6 Gold, 8 Silver and 6 bronze.

India Lost Hosting Rights of Two Tournaments
India Lost Hosting Rights
India Lost Hosting Rights of Two Tournaments - India lost the hosting rights of two premier international tennis tournaments – Junior Davis Cup and Fed Cup – scheduled to be held in the capital in April. This is the second such action in response to India’s denial of visas to Pakistani shooters for the ISSF World Cup (International Shooting Sport Federation) held in Delhi last month, in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack. Both tennis tournaments will now be held in Bangkok.