Today Current Affairs 29 march 2023

Today Current Affairs 29 march 2023

Important Current Affairs for General pepar 2 and 3 – 29 march

(Governance, constitution, polity, social justice, and international affairs)

This news is mainly important for GS Paper 1 and 2, the given pdf covers the major points you will be having on it. You can get its complete information in PDF very well.

1- Bhutan PM’s changed stand on Doklam dispute.

key points

  • What was the whole controversy?
  • Why is India involved in this dispute?
  • What is China’s salami slicing plan?

In 2017, Bhutan protested against the road being built by China in Doklam. India had also come out in support of this. The point of dispute between Bhutan and China, from which a situation of tension with India had also arisen. Indian and Chinese armies clash for 73 days at Doklam tri-junction.

2- Egypt also included in the list of Indian rupee trade

Faced with difficulties in making payments in dollars, Egypt is now looking to adopt the rupee to import at least 1.5 lakh tonnes of rice from India.

If the deal to settle trade in Indian rupee between Cairo and New Delhi goes through, Egypt would join 18 countries — Russia, UK, Singapore, Germany etc — that have agreed to trade in INR and give up dollar for cross-border transactions.

Key Point

  • Importance for Bilateral trade between india and egypt
  • Benefits for india and egypt
  • 18 countries willing to trade in India rupee
  • Country intrested in rupees trade
  • 2 trillion export target by 2030

3- India’s first cable-stayed rail bridge

Flash points

  • Why in discussion?
  • What is Anji bridge Project
  • What is the importance of the project?
  • Udhampur – Srinagar – Baramulla Rail Link
  • Chenab Bridge will start in 2024

Related Questions

1- India’s highest bridge name and hight

Ans- 359 m above the river bad level

2- what is the distance and hight of this bridge

Ans- 1315 m long and 35 m higher


  • length of arch span is 467 meaters longest in india
  • Bridge dosigned to withstand high wind speed up to 266 km/hr

4- Old tanker will explode in Red Sea

Flash points

  • Why in discussion?
  • Will there be losses?
  • About Storage Vessel Safer
  • What is the harm of this tanker getting stuck in red sea?
  • Other reports
  • 2015 Houthi insurgency in Yemen

Yemen abandoned a super tanker vessel carrying one million barrels of oil in the Red Sea. Now after 8 years, the United Nations i.e. UN has said that this vessel will either explode or sink at any time.

In the ranking of oil reserves the Yemen stands on 29th place.Yemen has reserves of oil, gas, cobalt, copper, gold, iron ore, nickel, and zinc, and industrial minerals such as limestone, gypsum.

5- (AFSPA) was extended from Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland

The prevalence of insurgencies in the Northeast — from the Naga rebellion that dates backs to the 1940s, to the Mizo uprising in the 1960s, radical Left groups in Manipur the1970s, and theULFA(UnitedLiberationFrontofAsom) inAssaminthe1980s—may arguably have necessitated the imposition of the AFSPA. The Army was sent in because the civil administration had failed to control the situation.

The Left Front government in Tripura successfully negotiated with the insurgency and got the AFSPA removed in 2015.

Flash Point

  • why in discussion
  • About
  • What is the Armed Forces (Special) Powers Act (AFSPA)?
  • Provisions of AFSPA
  • Rationale behind the implementation of AFSPA
  • Arguments against AFSPA
  • Way Forward


Article 355 of the Constitution of India confers power to the Central Government to protect every state from internal disturbance.

AFSPA was completely with drawn fromTripurain2015 and Meghalaya in 2018.

The AFSPA Act applies not only to the three armed forces but also to paramilitary forces such as the Central Reserve Police Force(CRPF) and the Border Security Force.

Important Today Current Affairs PDF 29 march Questions & answer

Q-1:- Over which river the World’s highest railway bridge is to be operational soon?

a) Chenab river
b) Jhelum River
c) Tawi River
d) Neelam River

Ans– a) chenab river

Q-2:- Which festival was launched by President Murmu in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park, recently?

a) Gaj Utsav
b) Gajraj Utsav
c) Gaj Mahotsav
d) Gajraj Mahotsav

Ans– a) Gaj Utsav

Q-3:- Who among the following Presented ‘President’s Standards’ To 4 Armoured Regiments, recently?

a) Army Chief
b) Defense Minister
c) Prime Minister
d) Home Minister

Ans- a) Army Chief

Q-4:-Which Bank issues first electronic bank guarantee(e-BG) with NeSL, recently?

a) YES Bank
b) HDFC Bank / HDFC Bank
c) IDFC Bank / IDFC Bank
d) ICICI Bank

Ans– a) YES Bank

Q-5:- Recently, which Union Minister launches Aravalli Green Wall Project?

a) Bhupender Yadav
b) GajendraSingh / Gajendra Singh
c) Dr. VirendraKumar
d) Narendra Singh Tomar

Ans– a) Bhupender Yadav

Q-6:- From which company, MoD signs Rs 3,000 crore contract for the ‘Project Himshakti’?

a) BEL
b) HAL
c) L&T

Ans- a) BEL

Q-7:- US backstops Silicon Valley Bank sales to which of the following Bank?

a) First Citizens
b) Citi group
c) U.S. Bancorp
d) Bank of America

Ans– a) First Citizens

Q-8:- Which bank’s Mutual Fund files for India’s first Sovereign Green Bond MF?

d) SBI

Ans- a) HDFC

Q-9 :- Mumbai Indians beats which of the folowing team by 7 wickets and win inaugural WPL?

a) Delhi Capitals
b) UP Warriors
c) Gujarat Giants
d) Mumbai Indians

Ans– a) Delhi Capitals

Q-10 :- Who is named as KKR’s captain for IPL 2023 as Shreyas Iyer recovers from injury?

a) Nitish Rana
b) Prithvi Shaw
c) Mitchell Marsh
d) KamleshNagarkoti

Ans- a) Nitish Rana

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