Current Affairs Compendium for March  2020 (Part 1)

Current​​ Affairs Compendium for March ​​​​ 2020 (Part 1)

Important Days

Date

Day

Theme

1 March​​ 

Zero Discrimination Day

Zero​​ Discrimination​​ against Women and Girls

1 March​​ 

World Civil Defence Day

NA

3 March​​ 

World Wildlife Day

Sustaining all life on Earth

3 March

World Hearing Day

Hearing for life, don’t let hearing loss limit you

4 March​​ 

National Security Day

NA

8 March​​ 

International Women’s Day

I am Generation Equality': Realizing Women's Rights

10 March

CISF Raising Day

NA

14​​ March

International Day of Action for Rivers

NA

15​​ March

World Consumer Rights Day

NA

 

Appointment

National

Name of the Person

Post

Ajay Tyagi

Chairman, SEBI (Extension​​ of Period)

Ajay Bhusha Pandey

Union Finance Secretary

Dayapatra Nevatia

Chief Operating Officer, Mindtree

Pekka Lundmark

CEO, Nokia

Kareena Kapoor

Brand Ambassador, Puma

Sridhar Venkatesh

MD & Vice President, GSK India

Sunil Joshi

Chairman, National Selection Panel, BCCI

Sanjeev Nautiyal

MD, CEO of SBI Life Insurance

Bimal Julka

Chief Information Commissioner

Satish Kumar Gupta

Members of Centrl Board of Direct Taxes

D.S Rawat

D.S Rawat

 

International

Name of the Person

Post​​ 

Muhyiddin Yassin

Prime Minister of Malaysia

Janez Jansa

Prime Minister of Slovenia

Adnan al-Zurfi

Prime Minister, Iraq

Ashraf Ghani

President, Afghanistan

Denys Shmygal

Prime Minister, Ukraine

Sanjay Kumar Panda

India's Ambassador to Turkey

Daren Tang

Director General, WIPO

 

Awards

Winner

Awards

Furstenberg and Margulis

2020 Abel Prize

PV Sindhu

Sportsperson of the Year at the fourth Times of India Sports Awards

Gaurav Gill

Special award at the Federation of Motor Sports Club of India Awards

Sarbananda Sonowal

2020 Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee award

Pradeep Dwivedi

Road Safety Media Fellowship 2019

Rohini Mohan​​ 

Chameli Devi Jain Award for outstanding woman journalists

 

Ranking & Report

  • BRAC retains its position as the top NGO of the world for the 5th consecutive year.

  • A Parliamentary panel submitted its report to Rajya Sabha on 2020-21 demand for grants. Shortfalls in budget funds has led to critical infrastructure gaps. Report says that more than 27% cuts have been made in budget allocations for school education. The report also says that only 56% of schools have electricity.

  • India has the 3rd-highest trade-related illicit financial flow among over 135 countries with a whopping $83.5 billion escaping the govt's tax net owing to trade-based money laundering tactics, according to a report released by Global Financial Integrity.

  • India shares 2nd position with China as most promising source of disruptive technologies: KPMG

  • Bengaluru continues to record highest number of digital transactions

  • India has the third highest trade-related illicit financial flow among 135 countries with 83.5 billion dollars (about Rs 6.08 lakh crore) or 3.05 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) escaping the government's tax net, according to US-based think tank Global Financial Integrity (GFI).

Sports

  • Shafali Verma Becomes Youngest Player to Appear in ICC Cricket World Cup Final.

  • Leg-spinner Poonam Yadav was the lone Indian to make the ICC Women's T20 playing XI of the World Cup, which featured teenage sensation Shafali Verma as the 12th player and was dominated by champions Australia.

  • Australia defeated first-time finalists India in the 2020 Women's T20 World Cup final in Melbourne to clinch the title for a record-extending fifth time.

  • The French Open Tennis has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and will take place from 20th September to 4th October.​​ Organizers​​ stated, the Grand Slam event was to have taken place from 24th May to 7th June.

  • Mumbai is set to host the 2023 International Olympic Committee's session after the IOC Executive Board recommended the Indian city for the annual conference.

  • The upcoming combined shooting World Cup in New Delhi has been postponed, while an Olympic test event in Tokyo has been cancelled due to the global novel​​ Corona virus​​ outbreak.

Miscellaneous

  • The Supreme Court (SC) ordered that the government cannot discriminate against women in the Indian Navy, granting permanent commission to female officers. The apex court stated men and women should be treated equally in the armed forces.

  • A bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud pronounced the judgment, directing the Centre to grant permanent commission to serving women officers in the Navy in three months with increments. The order was passed after the court scrapped the statutory bar for inducting women.

  • Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and freedom fighter Amrit Kaur have been included in the list of 100 influential women of the last century by Time magazine. Time magazine released a list titled ‘Spotlights Influential Woman Who Were Often Overshadowed’.

  • Indian Army launches ‘Operation Namaste’ to help govt fight COVID-19

 

 

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