Top Current Affairs of the day: 12 March 2020

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Last Updated: Mar 12,2020 18:12 IST

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  • India invokes 123-year-old Epidemic Disease Act

    22 days ago
    GoI is to invoke provisions of Section 2 of the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897. The 123-year old Law is to be invoked in order to limit the spread of the outbreak. The announcement comes after WHO declaring COVID-19 as GLOBAL PANDEMIC.
    Highlights: ♦ The Central government has declared that all the states and Union Territories (UTs) should invoke provisions of Section 2 of the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897.
    ♦ The move comes as COVID-19 cases crossed the 70 mark on 12... Read More

    爱乐透彩票WGSHA enters Limca Book of Records for Indias first Living Culinary Arts Museum

    22 days ago
    The culinary museum in Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA), Karnataka, has been listed in Limca Book of Records as India's First Living Culinary Arts Museum. The process for making WGSHA's culinary museum to enter into the popular Limca Book of Records (LBR) started in 2019. Culinary museum in WGSHA: The culinary art museum was opened in April 2018. The museum is spread approximately over 25,000 sq ft. It is shaped in the form of a giant pot very similar to... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Rajesh Chaplot honoured with Ugandas Highest Civilian Award

    22 days ago
    Rajesh Chaplot, a distinguished Non-Resident Indian (NRI) businessman, was honoured with the Highest Civilian Award "Golden Jubilee Medal-Civilians" of Uganda. The award was conferred by the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, in a ceremony in Kampala. Chaplot was awarded for his excellence in the field of Business and Commerce, Social Service and for fostering better India-Uganda ties.
    Rajesh Chaplot: Chaplot is from Udaipur in Rajasthan. He has also received Pravasi... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

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    India ranked second as the better-performing countries in the API list

    22 days ago
    The international animal welfare charity, World Animal Protection, released the global Animal Protection Index 2020. India has ranked second as the better-performing countries in the Animal Protection Index (API).
    Highlights: ♦ The aim of API is to showcase where countries are doing well, where they fall short on animal welfare policy and legislation, in order to take steps to improve.
    ♦ The index ranks countries from A, being the highest score, to G, being the weakest... Read More
    Category: Index / List

    ADB allocates USD 200 mn to support supply chains in the fight against Coronavirus

    22 days ago
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to make available $200 million through its Supply Chain Finance Program for several companies that manufacture and distribute medicines and other items needed to combat the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
    About Funding: ♦ ADB, in partnership with commercial banks, has offered to provide the companies in Asia and the Pacific that produce and distribute drugs for COVID-19. ♦ It will support the companies for which the supply chain is critical... Read More

    India ranks second as the most promising source of disruptive technology

    22 days ago
    According to KPMG's "2020 Global Technology Industry Innovation Survey" report, India shared the second position with China as the most promising source of disruptive technology in the world. The report was topped by the United States as the most promising market for developing disruptive technologies. Highlights: ♦ The report ranked countries that are committed to setting up strong innovation ecosystems. ♦ In terms of the world cities, it highlighted that Silicon... Read More

    Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020 introduced in Lok Sabha

    22 days ago
    The Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020, was introduced in the Lok Sabha on 12 March. The Bill was introduced by the Union Shipping Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.
    Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020: ♦ The Bill will provide for the regulation, operation, and planning of major ports in India and to provide greater autonomy and flexibility in decision-making.
    ♦ The Bill is not aimed at the privatization of government ports. The number of labour trustees will remain the same as... Read More
    Category: Bills & Acts

    Parliament passed amendments to IBC Amendment Bill

    22 days ago
    Parliament passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2020, on 12 March 2020. It was earlier passed in Lok Sabha on 6 March. The Bill will now replace an ordinance passed in 2019.
    Bill Provision: ♦ The amendments will introduce a mechanism to incorporate viable changes in the legislation.
    ♦ The Bill will remove bottlenecks and streamline the corporate insolvency resolution process.
    ♦ It aims to provide protection to new owners of a loan... Read More
    Category: Bills & Acts

    爱乐透彩票Hola Mohalla festival was celebrated at Anandpur Sahib Punjab

    22 days ago
    Hola Mohalla festival was celebrated at Anandpur Sahib Punjab from 10-12 March 2020. Hola Mohalla is a Sikh festival celebrated in the month of Phalguna, a day after Holi.
    Celebrations: ♦ The three-day festival will host mock battles, poetry, and music competitions.
    ♦ The Nihang Singhs will carry the martial tradition with mock battles and displays of swordsmanship and horse riding. They also perform daring feats, such as tent pegging, Gatka (mock encounters), bareback... Read More
    Category: Festivals

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    GOKADDAL-worlds first Digital Solutions Exchange cloud launched in India

    22 days ago
    The world's first Digital Solutions Exchange in the cloud "GOKADDAL" has been launched in India. GOKADDAL will revolutionize the way digital solutions are sourced, delivered, and managed.
    GOKADDAL: ♦ The cloud-based platform is created to help the customers realize their digital transformation vision by bringing them the right solutions with the right tools and right providers.
    ♦ is a marketplace and cloud delivery platform. The platform... Read More

    Maharashtra approves a bill on caste validity certificate

    22 days ago
    Maharashtra State Assembly approved a bill on caste validity certificate. The Bill was unanimously passed by the Maharashtra state assembly on 11 March 2020. Provision: ♦ The Bill will allow gram panchayat members to submit their caste validity certificates within a year of winning elections.
    ♦ The Bill will ensure that the aspiring candidates are not barred from contesting the elections if they do not have a caste validity certificate. ♦ At present, the candidate... Read More
    Category: Bills & Acts

    Wings India 2020 began in Hyderabad

    22 days ago
    Wings India 2020, an International conference and exhibition on the Civil Aviation sector, has begun on 12 March in Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad, India. The conference will be held from 12-15 March 2020. Organizing Team: The biennial event is organized by the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Airports Authority of India (AAI) along with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). Highlights: ♦ Wings India 2020 aims to connect the Buyers, Sellers, Investors, and... Read More

    WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic

    22 days ago
    The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, a "pandemic" on 11 March. The infectious disease has spread freely in more than 100 countries around the world.
    In January, WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a "global health emergency." WHO's highest level of alarm reserves for the most sudden, serious, unexpected outbreaks that cross international borders and might require a coordinated response between... Read More

    IISc researchers develop a method to rapidly detect disease-causing bacteria

    22 days ago
    Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have developed a new method to rapidly identify and check whether a disease-causing bacterium is alive or dead. The uniqueness of the method is the rapidity and sensitivity of the method. New Method Highlights: ♦ The new method uses Raman spectroscopy to recognize bacteria and check for their viability, or their state of being alive. The Raman spectroscopy technique is usually used to identify chemical bonds in materials. ♦... Read More

    Maharashtra implements happy hour for autorickshaws

    22 days ago
    Maharashtra State government approved the implementation of "happy hour" for autorickshaws. The move was recommended by Khatua panel, which is led by retired IAS officer BC Khatua and the four-members of the panel. Happy hour: ♦ The government resolution stated that fares would be slashed by 15% between 12 noon and 4 pm, barring the minimum fare first 1.5 km. ♦ It is applicable only for autorickshaws and not to local taxis and app-based taxis. ♦ The panel... Read More

    Leh to host the national event for the 6th International Day of Yoga

    22 days ago
    Leh is to host the main national event for the sixth International Day of Yoga (IDY) on 21 June 2020. The events on the day will be led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This was announced by the Union Minister of AYUSH Shripad Naik. IDY 2020: ♦ It is expected that a large congregation of around 15,000 to 20,000 people will participate in the high altitude location like Leh for the first time.
    ♦ There will be a 45-minute yoga drill based on Common Yoga Protocol (CYP) during... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    GoI constituted a high-level GOM to review prevention and management of Coronovirus

    22 days ago
    GoI has constituted a high-level Group of Ministers (GOM) to review, monitor, and evaluate the current preparedness and measures taken regarding the management of Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). The GOM was constituted upon the directions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A meeting was held under the GOM chairperson Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, and the other members of GOM, including Sh. Hardeep S. Puri, Minister of Civil Aviation (MCA), Dr.... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Tamil Nadu hosts Divya Kala Shakti for the first time

    22 days ago
    Tamil Nadu State government is to host the first-ever regional event "Divya Kala Shakti: Witnessing the abilities in disabilities a unique cultural" event at Kalaivanar Arangam, Chennai on 12 March 2020. The event will be witnessed by Governor of Tamil Nadu Shri Banwarilal Purohit. Organizing Team: The event is organized by the National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities (Divyangjan) (NIEPMD), Chennai, in collaboration with the Department of... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    World Kidney Day is observed on 12 March

    22 days ago
    World Kidney Day is observed on 12 March. It is celebrated on the second Thursday of March every year. The day aims to create awareness and educate people about the importance of kidneys to overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and associated health problems worldwide. As a part of the 2020 campaign, the #MyGr8Rule challenge was launched on 8 February.
    Theme: The theme of the 2020 World Kidney day is "Kidney Health for Everyone... Read More
    Category: Important Days

    爱乐透彩票GoI, World Bank signs loan agreement on Integrated Project for Source Sustainability and Climate Resilient

    22 days ago
    The World Bank signed an $80 million loan agreement with the Government of India, Government of Himachal Pradesh on 11 March 2020. The aim is to improve water management practices and increase agricultural productivity in selected Gram Panchayats in Himachal Pradesh. The loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) has a final maturity of 14.5 years, including a grace period of 5 years. Highlights: ♦ The Integrated Project for Source Sustainability... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU

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