The Hindu+PIB Current Affairs 23 March 2019

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Yanadis in Krishna enroll in bulk, to vote for the first time

A group of 10 unsung volunteers has helped almost 2,000 fellow Yanadi tribal people to enrol as voters, enabling them to exercise their right to franchise in the general elections 2019.

India wins 2019 SAFF Women’s Championship

India won their fifth consecutive SAFF Women’s Football championship on Friday defeating hosts Nepal 3-1 in the finals.In this match, for India goals were score by Dalmia Chhibber (26th minute), Grace Dengmei (63rd minute) and Anju Tamang (76th minute).

Integrate TB services with primary health system: Lancet

India has to adopt measures to prevent TB on a population level to eliminate the disease in the coming decades. Of the 10 million new tuberculosis (TB) cases reported globally in 2017 by the World Health Organisation, 2.74 million were from India, showing a marginal reduction from 2.79 million in 2016.

Time to recognise Israeli hold over Golan Heights

US President has announced that it is time for U.S to fully recognize Israel’s sovereign right over Golan Heights.

RBI again defers Ind AS implementation by banks

Reserve Bank of India for second time has postponed implementation of Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) by banks. It comes after legislative amendments recommended by RBI are under consideration of Union Government to give legal backing to implement Ind AS by banks.

Vice Admiral Karambir Singh appointed next Navy Chief

Center has appointed Vice Admiral Karambir Singh as the next Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS). With the announcement, the government has for the second time overlooked the seniority principle in service chief appointments.

Political parties yet to comply with RTI Act

Despite a June 2013 ruling from the Central Information Commission (CIC) that they fall within the ambit of the transparency law, parties insist that they cannot be considered public authorities under the Act.

Iranian New Year Started

Navroz is the beginning of the New Year for several communities. It dates back as far as the 6th CenturyBC, back when the Iranian community were homogeneously Zoroastrians.

Where Holi is ‘sung’, not merely played – Doul Utsav

Holi is ‘played’ in most parts of India. But the festival is ‘sung’ in a part of Assam, where it goes by another name of Doul Utsav.

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