The Hindu+PIB Current Affairs 28 March 2019

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1.Indian scientists successfully conducts Mission Shakti

Indian scientists have successfully conducted Mission Shakti shooting down a live satellite target in the low earth orbit (LEO).

2.India-US sign pact for exchange of reports to check tax evasion by MNCs

India and the United States have signed an Inter-Governmental Agreement for Exchange of Country-by-Country (CbC) Reports by Shri P.C.Mody, Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes and Mr. Kenneth I. Juster, Ambassador of the United States of America to India on behalf of the two countries.

3.India-African Union sign MoU on cooperation in healthcare sector

India and the African Union have signed MoU to establish an India-Africa health sciences collaborative platform.

4.RBI plans guidelines for fintech firms to test services before rollout

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will issue guidelines within two months for fintech companies to test their new products on a small group of users before scaling up.

5.Cabinet approves MoU between India and Indonesia on narcotic trafficking

The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Indonesia on combating illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and its precursors.

6.Government bans unregulated deposit schemes

In a bid to clamp down on Ponzi and fake deposit schemes, the government has, through an ordinance, banned unregulated deposit schemes.

7.In 2018, Official Secrets Act invoked in 5 cases

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued five prosecution sanction orders last year under the OfficialSecrets Act (OSA), 1923.

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