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Current Affairs 01-Mar-2019

International Affairs
Mar 01,2019

The United States and North Korea have failed to reach a formal deal at the Hanoi Summit. The talk has ended with no agreement after the US refused North Korean demand to lift all international sanctions. The two-day meeting in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi had come eight months after their historic summit in Singapore in June last year.

National Current Affairs
Mar 01,2019

The Railways has decided to suspend operations of the Indo-Pak Samjhauta Express on its side due to the drastic decline in occupancy especially after the Pulwama terror attack The Railway Board has decided to cancel all operations from the train's next scheduled run. Pakistan has already suspended services on its end in the aftermath of the February 14 terror attack on CRPF personnel in Pulwama. Points to Remember The train service was started on July 22, 1976, under the Shimla Agreement that settled the 1971 war between the two nations. This train comprises six sleeper coaches and an AC 3-tier coach. This is a bi-weekly train runs on Wednesday and Sunday between Delhi and Lahore.

Awards & Honours
Mar 01,2019

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar prizes for 2016, 2017 and 2018, at an event in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, named after the founder Director of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research. It is given annually to recognize outstanding Indian work in various disciplines of Science and Technology. The awards were presented for the years 2016, 2017, and 2018, with a total of 34 winners.

Sports Current Affairs
Mar 01,2019

National champion Deepak Singh was the lone Indian boxer to notch up gold while five others claimed silver medals in the Makran Cup in Chabahar, Iran. Deepak (49-kilogram) defeated Jaafar Naseri in the finals. Silver medal winners were P Lalitha Prasad (52kg), Manish Kaushik (60kg), Duryodhan Singh Negi (69kg), Sanjeet (91kg) and Satish Kumar (91kg). Rohit Tokas (64kg) and Manjeet Singh Panghal (75kg) lost in the semifinals to sign off with bronze medals.

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