Top Current Affairs of the day: 09 March 2020

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  • TIFAC launched Vigyan Jyoti scheme

    25 days ago
    Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) launched the Vigyan Jyoti scheme on 8 March 2020. The scheme aims to encourage women to pursue science.
    Vigyan Jyoti: Vigyan Jyoti is an initiative that will create a level-playing field for the meritorious girls in high school to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in their higher education.
    Under the scheme, Selected women from more than 500 districts will be given opportunities to... Read More


    Saudi Arabia slashed oil prices after OPEC plus meeting fails to make a deal

    25 days ago
    Oil prices plunged by 20% after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries' (OPEC) failure to make a deal with its allies regarding production cuts.  The meeting OPEC+ that was held between OPEC and its allies concluded with no deal on additional production cuts. Highlights: ♦ Saudi Arabia slashed oil prices. The country announced massive discounts on the official selling prices for April. It is preparing to increase its production above the 10 million barrel per... Read More
    Category: International


    JK sets up Delimitation Commission

    25 days ago
    The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has set up the Delimitation Commission for the process of delimitation of Lok Sabha and assembly constituencies. The Commission was formed under the chairmanship of former Supreme Court judge Ranjana Prakash Desai. The members of the Commission are Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Shushil Chandra and election commissioners of J&K, and the four North-Eastern states will be ex-officio members of the Commission. Delimitation Commission: ♦ The... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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    Centre imposes withdrawal limit for depositors of Yes Bank

    25 days ago
    The government of India has imposed a withdrawal limit of Rs.50,000 for depositors of Yes Bank for one month. The notification regarding this was issued by the Ministry of Finance. The cap will be in effect till 3 April. GoI has allowed a few exemptions in cases like higher education, medical emergency, marriage, and unavoidable emergency for the limit on withdrawal. RBI's announcement: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) stated that Yes Bank's board has superseded for a period of 30 days... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance


    Centre to set up at least one PMBJP Kendra in every block of the country

    25 days ago
    Government plans to set up at least one Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya JanAushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) Kendra in every block of India by the end of 2020. The announcement was made by the Union Minister of Development of North Eastern Region Dr.Jitendra Singh at the Jan Aushadhi Diwas celebration in Kathua, J&K.
    The government for Jammu & Kashmir launched the PMBJP to promote affordable and quality generic medicines among the people.
    The speed of development in UT of J&K has... Read More


    Poshan Abhiyaan celebrated its second anniversary

    25 days ago
    The second anniversary of the Centre's Poshan Abhiyaan Poshan Pakhwada was celebrated on 8 March. The focus of the two-week-long Poshan Pakhwada 2020 is 'Men for Nutrition.' The aim is to increase male engagement in Poshan Abhiyaan. It aims to improve Nutritional Indicators. NITI Aayog's data states that Andhra Pradesh ranked first in the overall implementation of Poshan Abhiyan. As part of the program, the State has trained all Angan Wadi Workers on modules created based on... Read More
    Category: Schemes


    IIM-Bangalore launched the Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship program

    25 days ago
    Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) launched the Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship (MGNF) program in collaboration with the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), GoI, and State Skill Development Missions (SSDMs). There are over 75 students in the first batch of the program. The batch has 44% women candidates.
    IIMB undertook the program in support of the launch of Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for the Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP)... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Centre to make Sanitary pad disposal bags mandatory from 2021 January

    25 days ago
    The Centre is to make it mandatory for the sanitary napkin companies to provide bio-degradable disposal bags from January 2021. The information was announced by the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar at an International Women's Day event in Pune on 8 March.
    Also, the sanitation norms for Corporations and municipalities will now be applied to villages with a population of more than three thousand. 50 small and 50 large waste classification centres... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    UAHS develops Sahyadri Megha, a new red variety of paddy

    25 days ago
    The University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences (UAHS) of Shivamogga developed 'Sahyadri Megha,' a new red variety of paddy, as a part of its initiative to prevent a decline in the area under paddy cultivation. The new red variety of paddy is resistant to blast disease and is rich in nutrients. Sahyadri Megha: ♦ Sahyadri Megha variety of paddy is developed under the hybridization breeding method by crossing Jyothi variety with Akkalu, a native disease-resistant, and... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


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    Monitoring cell inaugurated under Mission Bhagiratha

    25 days ago
    A dedicated monitoring cell was inaugurated under Mission Bhagiratha in Bhongir Circle, Telangana. It was inaugurated by the Superintending Engineer of Mission Bhagiratha. The cell invites grievances and issues in the supply of the tapped drinking water. About the Monitoring cell: ♦ The aim of the cell is to prevent water scarcity and increase preparedness for summer. ♦ The officials in the cell will record complaints and redress them in a time-bound manner. ♦ Consumers... Read More


    Centre to add more than 14 lakh Self Help Groups

    25 days ago
    Government is to add more than 14 lakh Self Help Groups (SHG) in order to achieve GoI's plan to achieve 75 lakhs SHGs by 2022. The announcement was made by Narendra Singh Tomar, the Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare on 8 March.
    Women's Self Help Groups (SHGs): Women's SHGs are the backbone of poverty alleviation programs. It focuses on the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation, and Farmers' Welfare and Departments of Rural Development and... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Yanagundi Matha Manikeshwari passed away on 8 March

    25 days ago
    Yanagundi Matha Manikeshwari passed away at Yanagundi of Kalaburagi district, Karnataka, on 8 March. She died due to prolonged illness. She was 87 years old. Matha Manikeshwari had millions of devotees in various states, including Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra. Sri Matha Manikeshwari: Sri Matha Manikeshwari was born to Buggappa and Ashamma at Mallabad village, Kalaburagi district, Karnataka, on 27 July 1934. She was involved in spiritual life deeply and did not show any... Read More
    Category: Obituary


    爱乐透彩票Women scientists received international exposure through Indo-US Fellowship for WISTEMM

    25 days ago
    Department of Science and Technology (DST) of Ministry of Science and Technology in association with Indo-US Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF) under the program the Indo-US Fellowship for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (WISTEMM) provided international exposure to several women scientists. Around 20 women scientists have visited 20 leading institutions across the United States of America to extend their research work and to get trained in the state of... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Minister Rajnath Singh conferred WTI Awards on 8 March

    25 days ago
    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh conferred the Fourth Edition of the Women Transforming India Awards (WTI) on 8 March 2020, the International Women's Day. The award ceremony was organized by NITI Aayog's Women Entrepreneurship Platform. The awards recognized women from diverse fields, including healthcare, education, and food tech, amongst other fields. Winner list: WTI recognized 30 finalists, and 15 winners were awarded. The winners of the award are: ♦ Dr. Priyanka Mokshmar,... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours


    President Ram Nath Kovind conferred 2019 Nari Shakti Puraskar

    25 days ago
    President Ram Nath Kovind presented Nari Shakti Puraskar or Woman Power Award for the year 2019 on International Women's Day, which is March 8, at a special ceremony held in Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. 15 eminent women were awarded the Nari Shakti Puraskar 2019. The award recognized the significant efforts of the women who rendered distinguished services towards the emancipation of women, especially vulnerable and marginalized women. Awardees: The winners of the Nari Shakti Puraskar... Read More


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