Current Affairs Compendium for March  2020 (Part 2)

Current​​ Affairs Compendium for March ​​​​ 2020 (Part 2)

 

Important Days

Date

Day​​ 

Theme​​ 

16th ​​​​ March ​​ 

National Vaccination Day

NA

18th ​​​​ March

Global Recycling Day

Recycling Heroes

18th ​​​​ March

Ordnance Factories Day

NA

20th​​ March

International Day of Happiness

NA

21st​​ March

International Day of Forests

Forests and Biodiversity

21st ​​​​ March

World Poetry Day

NA

22nd​​ March​​ 

World Water Day​​ 

Water and Climate Change

23rd​​ March

Martyrs Day

NA

27th​​ March

World Theatre Day

NA

Last Saturday of March

Earth Hour

NA

 

Appointments

National

Name of the Person

Post

S J Mukhopadhaya

NCLAT Chairman (retired)

KJS Dhillon

Director General of DIA

Prashant Kumar

YES Bank MD

Karan Bajwa

MD of Google Cloud in India

Rajiv Bajaj

MD and CEO of Bajaj Auto

Nupur Kulshrestha

DIG of Indian Coast Guard.

Bansi Lal Bhat

Member (Judicial) of the National Company Law

Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Chief Minister, Madhya Pradesh

BP kanungo

Deputy Governor of RBI

Krishan Mohan

Member of Central Board of Direct Taxes

Sameer Aggarwal

Walmart CEO for India

 

 

Awards

Winner

Awards

Jadav Paeng (Forest Man of India)

Swami Vivekananda Karmayogi Award

Mangaluru International Airport

Best airport by size and region

Prachi Salve​​ 

Road Safety Media Fellowship 2019

Arfa Khanum Sherwani

Chameli Devi Jain Award for outstanding woman journalists

Dr Jaimanti Bakshi

Best Citizens of India Gold medal Award

Gregory Margulis

Abel Prize 2020

Amarinder Sinh

Ideal CM Award

 

Books and Authors

Books

Author

Legacy of Learning

Savita Chhabra

My Encounters in Parliament

Bhalchandra Mungekar

An Extraordinary Life: Book on the late Goa CM Manohar Parrikar

-Sadguru Patil and Mayabhushan Nagvenkar

She inspires Us

 

The Adventures of the Daredevil Democrat

Naveen Patnaik

 

Ranking & Reports

  • UNCTAD: India among 15 countries economically affected due to Corona Virus

  • India is at the second place after Brazil in terms of the number of investigations concerning alleged bribery of domestic officials by foreign firms, a report stated.

  • Gujarat has topped the list in the installations of solar rooftop plants across the country with about 50,915 systems being fixed on domestic rooftops in the State as on March 2, 2020.

  • India remained the world’s second largest arms importer during the period 2015-19, with Russia being the largest supplier though Moscow’s share of the Indian weapons market declined from 72% to 56%, a leading think tank that tracks arms transfers stated in its annual report .

  • India was world’s second-largest arms importer in 2015-19: Report

  • India Ranks poorly in UN's World Happiness Report 2020, Finland Bags Top Spot once again.

 

Sports

  • Rafael Nadal wins Mexican Open title after beating Taylor Fritz

  • Dutee Chand clinched gold in 100 meters dash while long distance runner Narendra Pratap Singh bagged gold in men's 5000 meters race, his 2nd title at Khelo India University Games in Bhubaneswar.

  • FIH rankings: Indian men's hockey team climbs to fourth position.

  • Former India spinner Sunil Joshi was named Chairman of the national selection panel by the BCCI's CAC.

  • Badminton Asia Championships moved from Wuhan to Manila over​​ corona virus​​ outbreak.

  • India football captain Sunil Chhetri has been picked by FIFA along with 28 past and present stars for world governing body's awareness campaign to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Tokyo Olympics organisers are eyeing next July as a start date for the postponed Games following the historic decision to delay the event due to the​​ corona virus.

Miscellaneous

  • India has proposed setting up of a common electronic platform for all SAARC nations to share expertise and best practices in jointly combating the​​ corona virus​​ pandemic.

  • The Reserve Bank of India received​​ 1.71 trillion in the third long-term repo​​ operation (LTRO) conducted for an amount of​​ 25,000 crore.

  • Last date for filing income tax return for FY 2018-19 extended till June 30

  • World Health Organization (WHO) has​​ characterized​​ the new​​ corona virus​​ outbreak as a pandemic. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva that he is alarmed by the spread and severity of the outbreak, along with a lack of action taken to combat it.

  • Corona virus​​ to shave off​​ 40k Cr​​ every day from Indian economy: CARE Ratings

  • Centre announces Rs 50 lakh insurance cover for COVID-19 warriors; FM announces measures to benefit women

  • RBI said that all banking institutions can offer 3-month moratorium on all loans for a period of 3 months.

  • In the wake of spurt in cases of​​ corona virus​​ pandemic in the country, Home Affairs Ministry decided to treat Covid-19 as a notified disaster.

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