17-march-2019 current affairs

1.     The Geographical Indications Registry has approved the Geographical Indication (GI) tag for coffee. Kodagu district of Karnataka is famous for Coffee cultivation..

Answer. These name is Coorg Arabica Coffee, Wayanad robusta Coffee Chikmagalur Arabica Coffee, Araku Valley Arabica Coffee, Coffee and Bababudangiri Arabica

2.     A seven-year-old in Kerala has been detected with the West Nile Virus. The central government has sent the team to the state and is monitoring the case closely.

Answer. West Nile Virus is a viral infection which typically spread by mosquitoes and results in neurological disease as well as death in people. The disease spreads through mosquito bites.


3.     The Special Olympics World Games 2019 was inaugurated at Abu Dhabi. The Special Olympics World Games 2019 is being by the cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates

Answer. Previous Special Olympics were held in Austria (2017) and the next Special Olympics will be held in Sweden (2021


4.     Niti Ayog in association with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) organized the first workshop on the development of the India Energy Modelling Forum (IEMF).

Answer.  The workshop was organized under the Sustainable Growth Pillar of the India-U.S. Strategic Energy Partner.  Under the Strategic (Oil and Gas, Power and Energy, Efficiency Renewable Energy and Sustainable Growth Coal.)

5.     Festival of Innovation & Entrepreneurship was inaugurated by President of India in Gujarat.

Answer. It is organised by the President’s office in association with National Innovation Foundation-India and Department of Science & Technology


6.     Department of Science and Technology has decided to commission a study to assess the climate risks faced by States in India.

Answer. The study was undertaken in the 12 Himalayan states viz. Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, West Bengal Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura,


7.      Office of Economic Advisor (OEA), Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry has released Wholesale Price Index.

Answer. Inflation based on wholesale prices rose to 2.93% in February over January 2019 due to hardening of prices of primary articles, fuel and power.

And which includes kitchen essentials like potato, onion, fruits, and milk increased to 4.84 per cent during the month, as against 3.54 in January.