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March 18th Current Affairs: Today's Top News in Shorts!

Here are today's top current affairs.
March 18th Current Affairs Today Top News in Shorts

1. India-US to conduct joint disaster relief exercise: Tiger Triumph-24
What: A joint military exercise focusing on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR)
Who: India (Navy, Army, Air Force) and US (Navy, Marine Corps, Army)
When: March 18-31, 2024 (Harbour Phase: Mar 18-25, Sea Phase: Mar 26-31)
Where: Eastern Seaboard of India
Goal: Improve cooperation and communication for HADR operations

2. India Hosts Workshop on AI and IoT in Agriculture (Cultivating Tomorrow)
Who: International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
When: March 18-19, 2024 (New Delhi, India)
What: Workshop on "Cultivating Tomorrow: Advancing digital agriculture through IoT and AI"
Focus: Leveraging technology (IoT, AI, drones) for sustainable farming (Agriculture 4.0)
Target Audience: ITU members, agricultural stakeholders

3. The Election Commission of India (ECI) collaborated with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to organize a unique Exhibition Cricket Match between the Indian Deaf Cricket Association (IDCA) Team and the Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) team. This initiative aimed to promote voter education and inclusivity. The match took place on March 16, 2024, at Karnail Singh Stadium in New Delhi. During the event, Ms. Sheetal Devi, a distinguished Para-archer and Arjuna Awardee, was announced as the National Icon in the PwD category.

4. Indian Army troops head to Seychelles for "LAMITIYE-2024," a joint military exercise focused on peacekeeping operations in urban areas. (10th edition, March 18-27, 2024).
It focuses on enhancing interoperability in Sub-conventional Operations in a Semi-Urban environment, in line with Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter on Peace Keeping Operations. "LAMITIYE," translating to "Friendship" in Creole, has been a biennial training event in Seychelles since 2001. Each side will contribute 45 personnel from the GORKHA RIFLES of the Indian Army and the Seychelles Defence Forces.

5. Indian Navy warship INS Kolkata stopped a hijacked merchant vessel (MV Ruen) controlled by Somali pirates in the Arabian Sea on March 15-16, 2024. After pirates attacked a drone and fired on the warship, Kolkata disabled the pirate ship, forcing its surrender.

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Published date : 18 Mar 2024 06:36PM

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