Current Affairs March 2020


Current Affairs 31 March 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAR31.1ADB announces 100 million US Dollars funding for Indian infrastructure sector
CAMAR31.2Expo 2020 Dubai could be postponed by a year
CAMAR31.3Doordarshan set to bring back Golden Era of television
CAMAR31.4Govt extends validity of vehicle permits till June 30
CAMAR31.5Johnson & Johnson to begin human trials of Covid-19 vaccine by September
CAMAR31.6G20 Trade & Investment Ministerial Meet: India urges for Global Framework on COVID-19
CAMAR31.7Himachal Pradesh launched mobile app to monitor quarantined people
CAMAR31.8DheeYantra launched Virtual assistance to curb fake messages on Coronavirus
CAMAR31.9NGMA launched Virtual Tour of its permanent collection
CAMAR31.10WHO warnsfar from over’ in Asia and Pacific

Current Affairs 30 March 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAR30.1Jharkhand govt launches PRAGYAAM app to issue e-passes to everyone associated with delivery of essential services amid lockdown
CAMAR30.2The 49th edition of IHGF-Delhi Fair Spring has been postponed
CAMAR30.3Govt of India launched CoNTeC, National Teleconsultation Centre
CAMAR30.4IIT Bombay develops mobile app named ‘CORONTINE’ for tracking COVID-19 quarantine patients
CAMAR30.5National Book Trust to launch ‘Corona Studies Series’ books for all age-groups for the post-Corona readership needs
CAMAR30.6Tamil Nadu: ‘Modi Kitchen’ begins in Kovai, Coimbatore
CAMAR30.7UP govt transferred Rs.611 crore to the beneficiaries under MNREGA
CAMAR30.8Saudi Arabia to provide uninterrupted LPG supply to India
CAMAR30.9FDA approved Convalescent plasma transmission to treat people from Coronavirus
CAMAR30.10IAF veteran Chandan Singh Rathore passed away
CAMAR30.11Tokyo Olympics To Begin On July 23, 2021
CAMAR30.12ITTF suspends events till June 30, freezes world rankings
CAMAR30.13India’s Olympic-bound boxers to be provided online classes amid coronavirus lockdown
CAMAR30.14Rajasthan Day celebrated on March 30; marks state’s formation on this day in 1949

Current Affairs 29 March 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAR29.1Ministry of Labour, Employment amends EPF Scheme 1952 in wake of COVID-19 pandemic
CAMAR29.2Merger of 10 state-run banks into 4 to come into force from April 1: RBI
CAMAR29.3World Entered Recession:IMF
CAMAR29.4Apple launched app for COVID-19 information
CAMAR29.5Nagaland CM launches Self Declaration COVID-19 App
CAMAR29.6Study shows good results with plasma treatment for coronavirus
CAMAR29.7Govt. of India approves insurance scheme for health workers

Current Affairs 28 March 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAR28.1Prime Minister announces constitution of PM-CARES fund to deal with COVID-19 pandemic
CAMAR28.2Andhra Pradesh Police create House Quarantine mobile App to track foreign returnees
CAMAR28.3DRDO to fight against Corona by four different items
CAMAR28.4Indian Government declared Hydroxychloroquine as Schedule H1 Drug
CAMAR28.5Indian Railways uses train coaches for isolation units for COVID-19 patients
CAMAR28.6NMC launched a health app to provide guidance for people under isolation due to coronavirus infection
CAMAR28.7Army Chief General MM Naravane launches Operation Namaste – Indian Army’s anti-COVID-19 drive
CAMAR28.8UP CM Yogi Adityanath sets up “Team-11” comprising of as many inter-departmental committees to fight the coronavirus spread
CAMAR28.9Facebook launches Corona Helpdesk Chatbot on Messenger alongwith Ministry of Health and MyGov
CAMAR28.10US invoked the rarely used Defense Production Act
CAMAR28.11China to launch Long March-5B carrier rocket in April
CAMAR28.12GeM introduce initiative to procure goods by Govt department
CAMAR28.13India, Japan signed major rail projects for public, freight transport
CAMAR28.14Rajyogini Dadi Janki, the chief of Brahmakumaris Sansthan, dies at 104 in Mount Abu, Rajasthan
CAMAR28.15Renowned artist & architect Satish Gujral dies at 94; was awarded Padma Vibhushan in 1999
CAMAR28.16Beni Prasad Verma, a founding member of the Samajwadi Party and former Union minister, dies at 80 in Lucknow

Current Affairs 27 March 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAR27.1World theatre day is observed on 27 March
CAMAR27.2CCMB to begin trial on genome sequencing of Coronavirus
CAMAR27.3DST sets up task force to map technologies by start-ups through AI, IoT
CAMAR27.4RBI announced 3 month moratorium on repayment of term loans means for borrowers due to Covid-19 crisis
CAMAR27.5WHO conducts trial of 4 drugs to combat coronavirus
CAMAR27.6CRISIL cuts GDP growth forecast to 3.5 percent
CAMAR27.7Centre to provide Rs.1.70 lakh crore relief package under PMGKY in view of Lockdown across country
CAMAR27.8G20 to inject USD5 trillion into World economy
CAMAR27.9DGFT sets up Helpdesk for COVID-19 related Export or Import issue

Current Affairs 26 March 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAR26.1ARI develops wheat variety with high protein
CAMAR26.2Govt. to launch CoWin-20 to curb the community spread of coronavirus
CAMAR26.3First phase of Census 2021 and updation of NPR has been postponed
CAMAR26.4Group of 20 nations will attend an extraordinary virtual G20 Summit through video conference
CAMAR26.5Indian Railways extend cancellation of passenger train services till 14 April
CAMAR26.6Indian football skipper Sunil Chhetri has been named for FIFAs campaign to combat COVID-19 crisis
CAMAR26.7International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members.
CAMAR26.8Cabinet approved the continuation of recapitalization of RRB scheme

Current Affairs 25 March 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAR25.1Invest India launched The Invest India Business Immunity Platform
CAMAR25.2Saudi Arabia proposed to convene virtual G20 Leaders Summit on 26 March
CAMAR25.3ARCI developed technology to improve fuel efficiency of internal combustion engines
CAMAR25.4Cabinet approved the continuation of RoSCTL scheme from 1 April
CAMAR25.5Cabinet approved MoU signed between India and Germany to enhance Railway sector
CAMAR25.6Mylab Discovery Solutions Pvt Ltd developed first COVID-19 test kit
CAMAR25.7Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has set up India’s first COVID-19 dedicated hospital in Mumbai
CAMAR25.8Tamilnadu CM announces creation of state’s 38th district named Mayiladuthurai, carved out from Nagapattinam
CAMAR25.9IIT-Madras to organize India’s 1st Global Hyperloop Pod Competition
CAMAR25.10UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) launches ‘The Global Network Resiliency Platform’ to ensure availability of telecommunication service
CAMAR25.11International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members is observed on 25 March
CAMAR25.12International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade is observed on 25 March

Current Affairs 24 March 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAR24.18th India International Film Tourism Conclave
CAMAR24.2Shivraj Singh Chouhan (BJP)  sworn in as CMof Madhya Pradesh
CAMAR24.3Construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya starts
CAMAR24.4Singapore tops World Index of Economic Freedom created by Heritage Foundation & The Wall Street Journal; India at 120th rank.
CAMAR24.5Indian-origin American author Ruchika Tomar wins 2020 PEN/Hemingway Award in US
CAMAR24.6Canada becomes first country to withdraw from 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
CAMAR24.7World Tuberculosis Day is observed on 24 March
CAMAR24.8Rajya Sabha passed 2020 JK Appropriation Bills
CAMAR24.9International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims is observed on 24 March

Current Affairs 23 March 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAR23.1Lok Sabha passes Finance Bill, 2020
CAMAR23.2World Water Day observed on March 22
CAMAR23.3World Meteorological Day is observed on 23rd March
CAMAR23.4Bihar Diwas was observed on 22 March
CAMAR23.5Cabinet approved scheme to promote medical device parks
CAMAR23.6Shaheedi Diwas was observed in India on 23 March
CAMAR23.7UN to create global coronavirus fund
CAMAR23.8Dr.Ram Manohar Lohia birth anniversary was observed on 23 March
CAMAR23.9Tamil director Viswanathan passed away
CAMAR23.10Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics to be postponed

Current Affairs 22 March 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAR22.1Indian umpires Janani Narayanan and Vrinda Rathi named in ICC panel
CAMAR22.2DBS Bank, Bharti AXA join hands for insurance plan covering Covid-19
CAMAR22.3EMC 2.0 Scheme will help India become mobile manufacturing hub
CAMAR22.4TRIFED launches ‘Tech For Tribals’ program
CAMAR22.5NASA’s CNEOS detects 4 asteroids approaching the earth
CAMAR22.6American Singer Kenny Rogers passed away at 81
CAMAR22.7International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination observed by UN on March 21
CAMAR22.8World Down Syndrome Day observed on March 21
CAMAR22.9World Poetry Day celebrated by UNESCO on March 21
CAMAR22.10World puppetry day celebrated on March 21, 2020
CAMAR22.11Karur Vysya Bank launches pre-paid card Enkasu in Tamil Nadu
CAMAR22.12Cabinet approves inclusion of the AYUSH Health & Wellness Centres (AYUSH HWC) component of Ayushman Bharat in National AYUSH Mission
CAMAR22.13Cabinet approves the Scheme for Promotion of manufacturing of Electronic Components and Semiconductors (SPECS)
CAMAR22.14Cabinet approves Production Incentive Scheme for Large Scale Electronics Manufacturing
CAMAR22.15Cabinet approves a scheme for promotion of domestic manufacturing of raw materials and APIs (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) used in pharma manufac
CAMAR22.16SAARC Disaster Management Centre launches website for information related to COVID- 19

Current Affairs 21 March 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAR21.1World Happiness Report India ranked 144 and Finland first
CAMAR21.2Govt. launches chatbot on WhatsApp named ‘MyGov Corona Helpdesk‘ to curb spread of misinformation on coronavirus
CAMAR21.3RBI chalks out contingency plan for smooth functioning of services
CAMAR21.4International Day of Forests observed on 21 March
CAMAR21.5Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath’s resignation is accepted by Governor.
CAMAR21.6International Nowruz Day celebrated on March 21
CAMAR21.7Central Govt. orders implementation of 37 Central Laws in Jammu and Kashmir
CAMAR21.8Defence Minister releases Draft Defence Procurement Procedure 2020
CAMAR21.9Union Cabinet approves financial assistance to MEMC Scheme for development of world class infrastructure
CAMAR21.10ICMR – Revised guidelines issued for COVID-19 testing
CAMAR21.11More than Rs 20,000 cr sanctioned as loan for stand up India schemes
CAMAR21.12CBSE launches toll-free helpline on coronavirus safeguards for students
CAMAR21.13Janta Curfew to come into force from 7 AM to 9 PM on 22nd March 2020
CAMAR21.14RBI to inject additional Rs 30,000 cr to maintain financial stability in wake of COVID-19 outbreak
CAMAR21.15World’s fastest Supercomputer looking for Coronavirus vaccine
CAMAR21.16All four convicts of Nirbhaya case hanged on 20th March 2020
CAMAR21.1783 new Tejas aircraft to be purchased
CAMAR21.18APEDA signs MoU with SFAC to boost food clusters
CAMAR21.19Govt eases import restrictions for certain chemicals, aviation gasoline

Current Affairs 20 March 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAR20.1ISRO to launch 36 missions in the current fiscal year
CAMAR20.2World Sparrow Day is observed on 20 March
CAMAR20.3International Day of Happiness is celebrated on 20 March
CAMAR20.4French Language Day is observed on 20th March
CAMAR20.5Defence Ministry to procure 16,479 light machine guns (LMGs) from Israel Weapons Industries (IWI) for Rs 880 crore
CAMAR20.6SIDBI (Small Industries Development Bank of India) to start Swavlamban Express train on June 5 for entrepreneurs.
CAMAR20.7Ministry of Textiles plans to host Pilot shopping festival
CAMAR20.8MHRD develops School Health Programme to promote well being of students
CAMAR20.9PM announces the setting up of COVID-19 Economic Response Task Force led by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Current Affairs 19 March 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAR19.1WhatsApp launches ‘Coronavirus Information Hub’ with WHO, UNICEF and UNDP
CAMAR19.2WhatsApp and ADB funding to fight the coronavirus pandemic
CAMAR19.3NHA ties up with Private hospitals to fight against Coronavirus
CAMAR19.4HRD Ministry to launch e-classes on Swayam Prabha DTH channels for school students
CAMAR19.5Ordnance Factory Day was observed on 18 March
CAMAR19.6NBRI develops pest-resistant variety of cotton against whiteflies
CAMAR19.7Google appointed Karan Bajwa as MD of Google Cloud in India
CAMAR19.8Lok Sabha passed 2020 Aircraft Amendment Bill
CAMAR19.9Lok Sabha to discuss 2020 Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill
CAMAR19.10Rajya Sabha passes 2 bills on quality medical education system in homoeopathy and promotion of Indian systems of medicines
CAMAR19.11Govt sanctioned Rs 20,466.94 crore loan to women under ‘Stand up India scheme’
CAMAR19.12S&P Global Ratings lowers India’s economic growth forecast to 5.2% for 2020
CAMAR19.13World Cities Summit 2020 to be held in Singapore from July 5 to 9
CAMAR19.14Uttarakhand Govt. removes reservation in promotions for SC/ST employees
CAMAR19.15J&K  launched Health Schemeto provide free of cost Universal Health Coverage to all residents of UT under Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri
CAMAR19.16DAC approves procurement of 83 indigenous Tejas fighter jets for IAF
CAMAR19.17Odisha’s Konark sun temple & Statue of Unity in Gujarat finds place in iconic tourism sites list
CAMAR19.18Central Govt. encourages NCC Certificate holders to join Paramilitary forces
CAMAR19.19Centre issued notification for adaptation of 37 central laws in JK

Current Affairs 18 March 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAR18.1Euro-2020 football tournament postponed by one year due to COVID-19 threat
CAMAR18.2French Open tennis tournament postponed till September
CAMAR18.3Cricket Australia planning to host men’s T20 World Cup as per schedule
CAMAR18.4Saudi Arabia to convene virtual G-20 Leaders’ Summit next week
CAMAR18.5Health Ministry placed Draft National Policy for Rare Diseases in its website
CAMAR18.6Indian scientists develop friction-reducing nanocomposite coatings to increase system life
CAMAR18.7More the Rs.20 crore has been sanctioned under the Stand Up India Scheme
CAMAR18.8Lok Sabha passes the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020
CAMAR18.9Union Minister Nitin Gadkari presents copy of the book — ‘Invincible – A Tribute to Manohar Parrikar’ — to President
CAMAR18.10Ajay Kumar appointed as India’s next High Commissioner to Uganda
CAMAR18.11Moody’s Investors Service lowers India’s GDP growth forecast for 2020 calendar year to 5.3%
CAMAR18.12RBI to use new Liquidity Management Tool
CAMAR18.13Prachi Salve, Pradeep Dwivedi won 2019 Road Safety Media Fellowship award
CAMAR18.14INST developed a starch-based ‘hemostat’ to stop rapid blood loss during accidents
CAMAR18.15Microsoft India & NASSCOM Foundation launches ‘Innovate for accessible India campaign’
CAMAR18.16Famous Marathi Actor Jairam Kulkarni passed away at 88
CAMAR18.17ISRO designed NavIC messaging system
CAMAR18.18IHBT scientists develop a new sanitizer.

Current Affairs 17 March 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAR17.1Govt introduces Companies (Amendment) Bill 2020 in Lok Sabha
CAMAR17.2WHO praises efforts made by India in wake of COVID 19 outbreak
CAMAR17.3Apex Court clears permanent commission for women in Indian Navy
CAMAR17.4Veteran journalist Patil Puttappa dies at 99
CAMAR17.5President Kovind nominates former CJI Ranjan Gogoi to Rajya Sabha
CAMAR17.6PM Modi to participate in 100th birth anniversary celebrations of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman via video message
CAMAR17.7G7 pledge to use all their tools to safeguard economy affected by Coronavirus
CAMAR17.8Global coronavirus death toll tops 7,000
CAMAR17.9Goa Poshan Pakhwara being held from March 8 to 22
CAMAR17.10UGC to set up 10 Chairs in different universities for research activities
CAMAR17.11Paramananda Majumder was conferred the Moghai Ojah award
CAMAR17.12Mission Solar Charkha of Ministry of MSME
CAMAR17.13First human trial of a vaccine to protect against COVID-19 began in the US
CAMAR17.14MoCA flagged off first-ever Indore-Kishangarh flight under UDAN
CAMAR17.15Indian Culture Portal to showcase rich cultural heritage of India
CAMAR17.16India to provide 107.01 million Nepali Rupees for three new school buildings in Nepal

Current Affairs 16 March 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAR16.1YES Bank to resume full banking service from March 18
CAMAR16.2Due to amended Motor Vehicle Act road accidents decreased in country: Nitin Gadkari
CAMAR16.3HRD Minister says govt providing support to States and UTs through Samagra Shiksha Yojana
CAMAR16.4Harvard Medical School recommends yoga, meditation to deal with coronavirus anxiety
CAMAR16.5Coronavirus: IOC to hold crisis talks with sports bodies
CAMAR16.6Taiwan’s Tai Tzu Ying clinches her third women’s singles title of All England Championships
CAMAR16.7Achanta Sharath Kamal clinches men’s singles title of Oman Open
CAMAR16.8BCCI decides to hold truncated IPL this year
CAMAR16.9Ministry of Culture to revisit 1958 Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act
CAMAR16.10UP promulgates 2020 UP Recovery of Damage to Public and Private Property Ordinance
CAMAR16.11CJI (Chief Justice of India) ruled out complete shutdown of Supreme Court and other courts amid Covid-19 threat.
CAMAR16.12Centre to introduce Industrial Policy to boost economic development of JK
CAMAR16.13R K Singh launched the new website of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
CAMAR16.14The 39th GST Council meeting was held
CAMAR16.15Union Government implements POSHAN Abhiyaan
CAMAR16.16UNCTAD reports Coronavirus outbreak cost global economy up to USD 2 trillion
CAMAR16.17Manipur government announced schemes for sportspersons, artistes

Current Affairs 15 March 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAR15.1Ministry of External Affairs sets up a special cell to coordinate issues related to COVID-19
CAMAR15.2India’s forex reserves rise 5.69 bn to 487.23 bn
CAMAR15.3RBI revised exposure limits for UCBs
CAMAR15.4Bill Gates stepped down from the Microsofts board
CAMAR15.5Govt. hiked Excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs.3 per litre
CAMAR15.6World Consumer Rights day is observed on 15 March
CAMAR15.7HIL India Limited launched Customer Payment Portal
CAMAR15.8Cabinet approved Minimum Support Price for Copra for 2020 season
CAMAR15.9Minister Mansukh Mandaviya to inaugurate the Ro-Pax Ferry Vessel in Mandwa Port

Current Affairs 14 March 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAR14.1India Becomes 5th country to isolate coronavirus
CAMAR14.2Parliament passed the Vivad Se Vishwas Bill for settlement of Direct Tax disputes
CAMAR14.3Census India 2021 has been decided to be conducted in two phases
CAMAR14.4Centre established a new In vivo Evaluation facility at SCTIMST
CAMAR14.5ARCI developed a cost-effective solar receiver tube technology for heat applications
CAMAR14.6BhoomiRashi portal significantly expedites error-free land acquisition for National Highways
CAMAR14.7Cabinet approved the Scheme for RoDTEP
CAMAR14.8Cabinet approved removal of ambiguities in the Modified NPS-III
CAMAR14.9Govt. brought masks, hand sanitizers under Essential Commodities Act
CAMAR14.10Union Cabinet approves construction of 780 kilometer of green highways in four states
CAMAR14.11GST rates on mobile phones to increase to 18% from 12% w.e.f. 1st April
CAMAR14.12PM Modi to address SAARC leaders tomorrow to chalk out a common strategy to fight coronavirus
CAMAR14.13International Pi Day is observed on 14 March
CAMAR14.14International Day of Action for Rivers is observed on 14 March

Current Affairs 13 March 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAR13.1HM Amit Shah addresses Flag-in ceremony of Ganga Aamantran Abhiyaan
CAMAR13.2POCSO rules notified by govt with stringent punishments for Child abuse cases
CAMAR13.3Assam govt to construct 33 stadiums in state under Uttran scheme
CAMAR13.4NAIs exhibition on Jallianwala Bagh was inaugurated by Shri P.L. Sahu
CAMAR13.5NCRB launched Crime Multi-Agency Centre and National Cybercrime Training Centre
CAMAR13.6Anganwadi Workers were given Smart Phone for ICDS-CAS
CAMAR13.7Centre to distribute fortified rice through PDS to curb malnutrition
CAMAR13.8Eric Horvitz appointed as CSO of Microsoft
CAMAR13.9Maharashtra approved renaming Mumbai Central Terminus station as Nana Shankarseth Terminus Station
CAMAR13.10Google launched a tool to help developers make websites more color blind friendly
CAMAR13.11India Post launched free digital parcel locker service
CAMAR13.12Astronomers found Iron raining exoplanet
CAMAR13.13Newly discovered treehopper species named after ‘Lady Gaga’
CAMAR13.14India vs South Africa 2nd ODI, 2020 to be played without an audience
CAMAR13.15Rajya Sabha returns Vivad se Vishwas Bill to Lok Sabha
CAMAR13.16UP launched schemes for skill development, employment generation for youths
CAMAR13.17Centre approves 4 percent hike in DA to 21 percent
CAMAR13.18Bengali actor Santu Mukhopadhyay passed away
CAMAR13.19India offered 600 tonnes of rice to flood victims of Madagascar
CAMAR13.20World Sleep Day is observed on 13 March

Current Affairs 12 March 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAR12.1Mukesh Ambani losses as Asia’s richest person to Jack Ma.
CAMAR12.2Bi-luminescent security ink to curb fake printing of currency notes.
CAMAR12.3Maharashtra approves a bill on caste validity certificate
CAMAR12.4Maharashtra implements happy hour for autorickshaws
CAMAR12.5Leh to host the national event for the 6th International Day of Yoga
CAMAR12.6Govt. constituted a high-level GOM to review prevention and management of Coronovirus
CAMAR12.7World Kidney Day is observed on 12 March
CAMAR12.8Govt. World Bank signs loan agreement on Integrated Project for Source Sustainability and Climate Resilient
CAMAR12.9Tamil Nadu hosts Divya Kala Shakti for the first time
CAMAR12.10WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic
CAMAR12.11Wings India 2020 began in Hyderabad
CAMAR12.12RBI announces US dollar sell/buy swap to provide liquidity to foreign exchange market
CAMAR12.13State Bank of India to buy shares worth 7,250 crore rupees of cash-strapped Yes Bank
CAMAR12.14India invokes 123-year-old Epidemic Disease Act to counter Coronavirus
CAMAR12.15WGSHA enters Limca Book of Records
CAMAR12.16Rajesh Chaplot honoured with Ugandas Highest Civilian Award
CAMAR12.17India ranked second as the better-performing countries in the API (Animal Protection Index) list
CAMAR12.18India ranks second as the most promising source of disruptive technology
CAMAR12.19Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020 introduced in Lok Sabha
CAMAR12.20Parliament passed amendments to IBC Amendment Bill
CAMAR12.21Hola Mohalla festival was celebrated at Anandpur Sahib Punjab

Current Affairs 11 March 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAR11.1PV Sindhu was awarded the 2019 BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year
CAMAR11.2Amit Panghal, Lovlina Borgohain won bronze medal in the Asian Boxing Olympic qualifiers
CAMAR11.3Mahim Verma is to resign as BCCI vice president
CAMAR11.4UNSC passes resolution to endorse US Taliban peace agreement
CAMAR11.5Centre approved for the construction of Delhi-Baghpat highway
CAMAR11.6Punjab Government launched “Cova Punjab” mobile app to spread awareness on Coronavirus
CAMAR11.7‘Fagli’ festival is celebrated in Himachal Pradesh on March 10, 2020
CAMAR11.8CRPF instituted Shakti Award
CAMAR11.9Lt Gen KJS Dhillon to take charge as DG DIA, Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (DCIDS)
CAMAR11.10India ranked 46th in EIU’s Inclusive Internet Index 2020
CAMAR11.11Telangana State Agricultural University Vice Chancellor Praveen Rao wins Dr MS Swaminathan Award
CAMAR11.12Tahira Kashyap’s new book titled “The 12 Commandments Of Being A Woman”
CAMAR11.13Indo-Thai workshop on stellar variability and star formation was held at ARIES
CAMAR11.14UN adopts political declaration on women’s rights during CSW64 meet in New York
CAMAR11.15INDIA Nano 2020 showcased at Bangalore
CAMAR11.16All England Badminton Championships begin in Birmingham
CAMAR11.17ARI (Agharkar Research Institute) developed ARI-516, a hybrid variety of grapes
CAMAR11.18Govt. approved industrial licenses to 15 companies to manufacture Bullet Proof Jackets
CAMAR11.19NDFB outfit disbanded itself
CAMAR11.20Infosys partners with Qualcomm to offer smart cities solutions

Current Affairs 10 March 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAR10.1Ekam Fest concluded on 9 March
CAMAR10.2UNDP released Gender Social Norms Index
CAMAR10.3Harsh Vardhan chaired the 43rd Annual Day of NIHFW
CAMAR10.4NAI is to celebrate its 130th Foundation Day on 11 March
CAMAR10.5HAL to set up its base in 4 countries
CAMAR10.6CISF celebrates 51st Raising Day on 10th March
CAMAR10.7Govt Sets up a committee on Kisan Rail
CAMAR10.8India remained the world’s second largest arms importer during the period 2015-19
CAMAR10.9National level Search, and Rescue Exercise SAREX-2020 concludes today
CAMAR10.10Gujarat topped the list in the installations of solar rooftop plants
CAMAR10.11Chalasani Venkat Nageswar gets additional charge as CFO of SBI

Current Affairs 9 March 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAR09.1NITI Aayog organizes the Fourth Edition of the Women Transforming India Awards
CAMAR09.2Wealth Report 2020 India’s UHNWI population to increase by 73% in 5 years & Ranks 12th
CAMAR09.3Government proposes to create 75 lakh Self Help Groups by 2022.
CAMAR09.4TIFAC launched Vigyan Jyoti scheme
CAMAR09.5JK sets up Delimitation Commission
CAMAR09.6Centre to set up at least one PMBJP Kendra in every block of the country
CAMAR09.7Andhra Pradesh ranked 1st for overall implementation of Poshan Abhiyan
CAMAR09.8Poshan Abhiyaan celebrated its second anniversary
CAMAR09.9IIM-Bangalore launched the Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship program
CAMAR09.10Centre to make Sanitary pad disposal bags mandatory from 2021 January
CAMAR09.11UAHS develops Sahyadri Megha, a new red variety of paddy
CAMAR09.12Monitoring cell inaugurated under Mission Bhagiratha
CAMAR09.13Yanagundi Matha Manikeshwari passed away on 8 March
CAMAR09.14Women scientists received international exposure through Indo-US Fellowship for WISTEMM

Current Affairs 8 March 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAR08.1International Women’s Day is celebrated on the 8th of March
CAMAR08.2President of India Presents Nari Shakti Puraskar
CAMAR08.3Indian Archery pulls out Asia Cup world ranking tournament
CAMAR08.4India approved as observer of Indian Ocean commission
CAMAR08.5Fourth International Diabetes Summit 2020 started in Pune by Chellaram Diabetes Institute
CAMAR08.6Assam govt starts surveillance at land custom stations near international borders to prevent coronavirus
CAMAR08.7Around 40 percent environment-related crimes in Rajasthan Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG)
CAMAR08.8PM hands over Twitter handle to women achievers
CAMAR08.9Delhi Postal Circle opens 3rd all-Women Post Office

Current Affairs 7 March 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAR07.1Jan auashadhi Diwas will be celeberated On 7th March
CAMAR07.2Mineral Law Amendment Bill passed in Lok Sabha
CAMAR07.3BRAC retains its position as the top NGO of the world for the 5th consecutive year
CAMAR07.4Railways conducting ‘Each for Equal’ campaign to promote gender equality from March 1 to 10
CAMAR07.5India has been ranked at 83rd position in ‘Freedom in the World 2020’ report of US-based democracy watchdog Freedom House.
CAMAR07.6Lok Sabha passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill
CAMAR07.7Namaste Orchha festival commences in Madhya Pradesh
CAMAR07.8SpaceX to launch three space tourists to ISS next year
CAMAR07.9Mizoram celebrates Chapchar Kut the festival of Mizos
CAMAR07.10Kerala Govt to Offer Safe Homes Rs 70,000 Aid to Inter-Faith and Inter-Caste Married Couples
CAMAR07.11United Nations Global Compact Study Women Labour force declined greatly in India
CAMAR07.12Google Cloud Announces Delhi as Its Second India Region Will Open in 2021
CAMAR07.14Mrs Smriti Zubin Irani inaugurates a National Conference on Women in Police and CAPFs in New Delhi.

Current Affairs 6 March 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAR06.1NASA names Mars Rover as ‘Perseverance’ for 2020 Mission
CAMAR06.2Registration of New Public & Private Limited Companies for EPFO & ESIC now on MCA Portal
CAMAR06.3Indira Gandhi, Amrit Kaur named among ‘TIME 100 Women of the Year’
CAMAR06.4RBI imposes moratorium on Yes Bank
CAMAR06.5Lok Sabha passed 2020 Direct Tax Vivad Se Viswas Bill
CAMAR06.6Minister of Women and Child Development; and Minister of Textiles Smriti Irani released a book titled Chronicles of Change Champions
CAMAR06.7Minister Rajnath Singh to confer WTI Awards on 8 March
CAMAR06.8International Conference on Nano Science and Technology is being held in Kolkata
CAMAR06.9All four convicts of Nirbhaya Case to be hanged on March 20
CAMAR06.10Former UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar passes away.
CAMAR06.11Student Health Card scheme launched for school children in J&K.
CAMAR06.12Kobita Utsav began in Kolkata
CAMAR06.13GAF-2020 festival to be held in Kochi
CAMAR06.14Chapchar Kut festival began in Mizoram
CAMAR06.15SAI announced first edition of Khelo India Womens Hockey League
CAMAR06.16MHA approves Automated Facial Recognition System to identify bodies, missing children, criminals
CAMAR06.17Bimal Julka was sworn in as the Chief Information Commissioner on 5 March
CAMAR06.18Ajay Bhushan Pandey appointed as Finance Secretary.
CAMAR06.19Janez Jansa elected as PM of Slovenia

Current Affairs 5 March 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAR05.1Pragyan Conclave 2020 commenced in New Delhi
CAMAR05.2Mumbai to host 2023 IOC session
CAMAR05.3JK government launched Student Health Card scheme for school children
CAMAR05.4Workshop on Increasing Water Use Efficiency in Industries held in New Delhi
CAMAR05.5Janaushadhi week is celebrated from 1-7 March
CAMAR05.6Sri Lanka will lead science, technology and innovation sector in BIMSTEC
CAMAR05.7Chandrayaan-3 mission to be launched in mid of 2021
CAMAR05.8Luxembourg became the worlds first country to offer entirely free public transport
CAMAR05.9KPIT Sparkle 2020 winners awarded
CAMAR05.10Cabinet approved MoU between India and Cote dlvoire for cooperation in the field of health
CAMAR05.11Uniom Cabinet approves amendment on the FDI policy on civil aviation
CAMAR05.12Union Cabinet approves 2019 Companies Second Amendment Bill

Current Affairs 4 March 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAR04.1National Safety Day is observed on 4th March every year.
CAMAR04.2President to confers 61st Annual National Lalit Kala Akademi Awards
CAMAR04.3India Pharma & India Medical Device 2020 Conference to be held from 5 -7 March at Gandhinagar
CAMAR04.4LLP settlement Scheme, 2020 launched
CAMAR04.5Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launched Phase II of Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen
CAMAR04.6Centre nominated 2 sites for the inclusion in World Heritage Sites List
CAMAR04.7The 35th edition of AAHAR, Food, and Hospitality fair, began in New Delhi
CAMAR04.8Indian-American appointed as a key member to the US coronavirus task force
CAMAR04.9The 68th All India Police Athletic Championship began in Haryana
CAMAR04.10BEE extends Star rating programme for Deep Freezer and LCAC
CAMAR04.11SCTIMST develops flow diverter stent to treat aneurysms
CAMAR04.12NASA reveals hole on Mars that could hold clue to life on Red Planet
CAMAR04.13Scientists from IIT Delhi, DRDO received National Award

Current Affairs 3 March 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAR03.1ICGS Varad was commissioned into the Indian Coast Guard
CAMAR03.2UGC develops Jeevan Kaushal scheme to upgrade life skills for UG students
CAMAR03.3Mexican Open 2020 Highlights
CAMAR03.4Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu claims victory
CAMAR03.5Muhyiddin Yassin Was Sworn In As The 8th PM Of Malaysia
CAMAR03.6More than 81% account holders are Women under Stand Up India Scheme
CAMAR03.7World Wildlife day is observed on 3 March
CAMAR03.8World Hearing day is observed on 3 March
CAMAR03.9Major Racket of Fake Invoicing of Rs.7896 Crore Busted Involving Network of 23 Shell Companies
CAMAR03.10Indian Men’s Hockey Team Gets 4th Spot in FIH Rankings
CAMAR03.11DPE Workshop on CSR Initiatives by CPSEs for Transformation of Aspirational Districts
CAMAR03.12Government amends Export Policy of APIs and formulations made from these APIs
CAMAR03.13Promotion of Electric Vehicles
CAMAR03.14Finance Commission to hold meeting with Finance Ministers of all States
CAMAR03.15National Chambal Sanctuary gets Eco-Sensitive Zone tag
CAMAR03.16First KIU Games concludes in Bhubaneswar Chandigarh tops medals tally
CAMAR03.17Andhra Pradesh appoints former Union finance secretary, Subhash Chandra Garg  of 1983-batch IAS officer from the Rajasthan cadre as adviser to CM Jagan.

Current Affairs 2 March 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAR02.1Shri Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurates the Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela-2020.
CAMAR02.2Tourism Minister, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel to launch multilingual Incredible India website in New Delhi.
CAMAR02.3Memorandum of Understanding Between Indian Air Force and Savitribai Phule Pune University.
CAMAR02.4RaIDer-X, a new explosive detection device developed by DRDO and IISC
CAMAR02.5Jitendra Singh inaugurated the Pension Adalat in Jammu
CAMAR02.6India bagged USD 40 million defence deal with Armenia
CAMAR02.7ADB provides USD 4 million to the Asia-Pacific countries to fight coronavirus outbreak
CAMAR02.8Awards given to NCC Cadets
CAMAR02.9Establishment of Defence Corridors at Tamil Nadu
CAMAR02.10World economy faces worst performance since the past decade
CAMAR02.11Astronomers discovered 17 new planets

Current Affairs 1 March 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAR01.1Assam CM awarded 2020 Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee award
CAMAR01.2World Defence Day is celebrated on 1 March
CAMAR01.3Zero Discrimination Day is observed on 1 March
CAMAR01.4“Ekam Fest” to Begin Tomorrow to Promote Craftsmanship & Products of Divyang Artisans And Entrepreneurs
CAMAR01.5Ministry of HRD to celebrate International Women’s Day in Schools and Colleges Across the Country
CAMAR01.6Under CSR initiative, SPMCIL contributes Rs 1 crore towards National Sports Development Fund
CAMAR01.7‘Chintan Baithak’ – Ports Review Meeting with Chairpersons of All Major Ports of India Concludes
CAMAR01.8Punjab to reduce government employees retirement age to 58 years
CAMAR01.9World economy faces worst performance since the past decade
CAMAR01.10Astronomers discovered 17 new planets
CAMAR01.11PM launches Har Ghar Jal Scheme to provide piped water to the households in Bundelkhand
CAMAR01.12Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla launches ‘Suposhit Maa Abhiyan’ in Kota, Rajasthan to provide nutritional support to pregnant women and adolescent girls.
CAMAR01.13Indian Railways launches its first ‘Restaurant on Wheels’ at Asansol Railway station in West Bengal
CAMAR01.14Centre for Policy Research (CPR) to organise conclave ‘CPR Dialogues 2020: Policy Perspectives for 21st Century India’ in New Delhi on March 2-3
CAMAR01.15Amit Shah inaugurates the campus of NSG Regional Hub at Kolkata
CAMAR01.16Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi inaugurates “Hunar Haat”, at Harmu Ground, Ranchi (Jharkhand)