Ordnance Factories Day is observed every year on March 18th. This year, it falls on a Monday. Ordnance Factories Day is a special day celebrated in India to honour the Indian Ordnance Factories that provide arms and ammunition to the Indian Armed Forces. These factories play a vital role in keeping our country and its people safe.

In October of this year, NASA will embark on its Europa Clipper mission, aiming to explore Jupiter’s moon Europa in search of signs of life. Scientists are particularly interested in a potential salty lake hidden beneath its icy crust. As part of this mission, NASA plans to send a unique message to Europa, symbolizing human curiosity and creativity.

An Indian Army contingent has departed for Seychelles today to participate in the Tenth edition of the Joint Military Exercise “LAMITIYE-2024” between the Indian Army and Seychelles Defence Forces (SDF). The exercise will be conducted in Seychelles from 18-27 March 2024. ‘LAMITIYE’ means ‘Friendship‘ in the Creole language. It is a biennial (happening every two years) training event between the Indian Army and Seychelles Defence Forces. The exercise has been conducted in Seychelles since 2001.

The Election Commission of India (ECI) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) organized an exhibition cricket match to promote voter education and inclusivity. The match was played between the Indian Deaf Cricket Association (IDCA) Team and the Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) team on March 16, 2024, at Karnail Singh Stadium in New Delhi. During the event, Ms. Sheetal Devi, a renowned Para-archer and Arjuna Awardee, was announced as the National Icon in the PwD category.

The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Women’s team wins their name in history by winning the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2024 title. In the summit clash at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi, RCB secured a resounding 8-wicket victory over the Delhi Capitals, led by Smriti Mandhana.

Senior bureaucrat Rahul Singh has been appointed as the chairperson of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), as part of a senior-level bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the Centre. Rahul Singh will succeed Nidhi Chhibber, who has been named Advisor in the Niti Aayog. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Singh, a 1996-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Bihar cadre, as chairperson, CBSE.

Kotak Mahindra Bank has appointed Jaideep Hansraj, the current MD and CEO of Kotak Securities, as the Group President – One Kotak, effective from April 1, 2024. This move signifies a strategic shift towards optimizing the Group’s financial conglomerate model and enhancing customer offerings through collaborative efforts across subsidiaries.

Retired bureaucrat Navneet Kumar Sehgal has been appointed as the new chairperson of the Prasar Bharati Board. The position had been vacant for four years after A Surya Prakash retired in February 2020 after turning 70, the upper age limit for the post.

Russian President Vladimir Putin clinched victory in the recent election with a commanding lead of 76.1% of the vote, as per preliminary results. This win marks Putin’s continued dominance in Russian politics, now extending his tenure to a total of 24 years in power.

Putin’s Resounding Victory

Election Outcome: Preliminary results indicate Putin’s landslide victory with 76.1% of the vote, the highest ever in post-Soviet Russia.

Implications: Putin’s win strengthens his position amidst escalating tensions with Western nations, who criticize his actions in Ukraine, Syria, and alleged interference in foreign elections.

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