Top Current Affairs of the day: 14 March 2020

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  • International Pi Day is observed on 14 March

    19 days ago
    International Pi (π) day is observed on 14 March. The day was chosen as 3, 1, and 4, which are the first three significant digits of π.
    Pi: Pi is one of the most well-known mathematical constants. It is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. It is represented by the lower-case Greek letter π. For any circle, the distance around the edge is a little more than three times the distance across. The irrational number is most often approximated with the decimal... Read More


    International Day of Action for Rivers is observed on 14 March

    19 days ago
    International Day of Action for Rivers is observed on 14 March. This year, the 22nd annual International Day of Action for Rivers is observed. The day aims to stress the importance of rivers and how it affects the lives of the people. The theme of 2020 International Day of Action for Rivers is Women, Water, and Climate Change.
    History: The International Day of Action Against Dams and For Rivers, Water and Life was initiated at the first International Meeting of People Affected by Dams... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    World countries asked publishers to make all coronavirus-related data available to the public

    19 days ago
    World countries, including India and the US, have asked publishers to make all coronavirus-related research and data available to the public to contain and mitigate the rapidly evolving Pandemic. The joint open letter was issued by the Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and US' Coronavirus Task Force, Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier on behalf of the government science leaders including science ministers and chief science advisors from Australia, Brazil,... Read More
    Category: International

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    World Sleep Day is observed on 13 March

    19 days ago
    World Sleep Day is observed on 13 March. The day focuses on the issues related to sleep, sleep medicine, education about sleep. The day raises awareness about the social effects that sleep deprivation can have on everyday life. World Sleep Day: World Sleep Day aims to help those who have sleep problems, educate people all over about the importance of sleep, and change the way people view and experience sleep by giving people valuable resources to help them in their daily... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    Cabinet approved construction of 780 Km of green highways in four states

    19 days ago
    Union Cabinet approved a proposal for the construction of 780 kilometer of green highways on 13 March 2020. It was announced by the Union Minister Prakash Javadekar.
    Highlights: ♦ The project aims to rehabilitate and upgrade various National Highways in four states, namely Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh. ♦ A total sum of Rs.7,660 crore has been allotted for the purpose.


    Parliament passed the Vivad Se Vishwas Bill for settlement of Direct Tax disputes

    19 days ago
    Parliament passed the Vivad Se Vishwas Bill for settlement of Direct Tax disputes on 13 March 2020. The Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha (the lower house) by the Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman on 5 February 2020. Lok Sabha passed it on 4 March 2020.   Aim: The Bill aims to extend the scope to cover litigation pending in various debt recovery tribunals (DRTs). It will provide an opportunity to settle direct tax disputes within the current financial year by waiving interest and... Read More
    Category: Bills & Acts


    Census India 2021 has been decided to be conducted in two phases

    19 days ago
    The Census India 2021 has been decided to be conducted in two phases. Indian census is the largest single source of a range of statistical data on different characteristics of the people of the country. The reliable and time-tested exercise has resulted in the comprehensive collection of data that is related to the people of India every 10 years. Census 2021: ♦ The Census India 2021 will be conducted in two phases, namely house listing and House Census and Population... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Centre established a new In vivo Evaluation facility at SCTIMST

    19 days ago
    Centre has established a new 'In vivo Evaluation facility' at  Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum. The facility will test medical devices on animals. It was inaugurated by Dr. V.K. Saraswath, President, SCTIMST 12 March 2020.
    Highlights: ♦ The In vivo Evaluation Facility will augment the exiting efforts for indigenous development of medical devices in India through supporting in-house development. ♦ It will... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    爱乐透彩票ARCI developed a cost-effective solar receiver tube technology for heat applications

    19 days ago
    Scientists from the International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), Hyderabad developed a cost-effective solar receiver tube technology for industrial process heat applications.
    Highlights: ♦ Solar receiver tube technology is used in Concentrating Solar Thermal (CST). ♦ The receiver tube technology absorbs solar radiation and converts it into heat for the targeted applications, especially in industries. It also exhibits high corrosion... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


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    BhoomiRashi portal significantly expedites error-free land acquisition for National Highways

    19 days ago
    GoI reported that the BhoomiRashi portal of the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (M/oRTH) has significantly expedited error-free and transparent land acquisition for National Highways (NH).
    BhoomiRashi portal: ♦ BhoomiRashi portal, a major e-Governance initiative, was launched on 1 April 2018.
    ♦ The portal is used by the Central/State government directly to acquire land under their relevant legal provisions. ♦ Under the portal, nearly 37078 hectares... Read More


    Minister Mansukh Mandaviya to inaugurate 5 projects completed under JNPT

    20 days ago
    The Minister of State (I/C) for Shipping and Chemical & Fertilizers Shri Mansukh Mandaviya is to inaugurate five projects completed under Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) at JNPT, Mumbai on 14 March. The projects include Flyover at Y junction near PUB at JNPT, Scanning X-Ray, Augmentation of 220/33KV Master Unit Sub Station, Centralised Parking Plaza, and Shiva Samarth Smarak Museum. Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT): Location: Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra Operated by: Jawaharlal Nehru Port... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    爱乐透彩票Cabinet approved the Scheme for RoDTEP

    20 days ago
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) led by PM Narendra Modi approved the introduction of the Scheme for Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP). The Scheme will create a mechanism that will create for reimbursement of taxes/ duties/ levies at the central, state, and local levels. The Scheme will be in line with "Digital India." Provision: ♦ Currently, the reimbursement of taxes/ duties/ levies are not being refunded under any other mechanism,... Read More
    Category: Schemes


    Minister Amit Shah presided over the flag-in ceremony of the Ganga Aamantran Abhiyan

    20 days ago
    A Flag-in ceremony of the Ganga Aamantran Abhiyan was  organized by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) in New Delhi on 13 March 2020. It was chaired by the Union Minister for Home Affairs Shri Amit Shah. It focused on implementing various approaches and acting decisively in the direction to revive and rejuvenate Ganga.
    Ganga Aamantran Abhiyan is a massive river rafting expedition. The campaign was launched on 10 October 2019. Measures to revive Ganga: ♦ In order to... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Cabinet approved removal of ambiguities in the Modified NPS-III

    20 days ago
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its approval to the proposal of the Department of Fertilizers to remove ambiguities in the Modified New Pricing Scheme-III (NPS-III) for determination of fixed costs for the urea units. Benefits: ♦ The approval will facilitate the smooth implementation, which will result in the grant of an additional fixed cost of Rs.350/MT to 30 urea manufacturing units.
    ♦ The implementation of... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    GoI brought masks, hand sanitizers under Essential Commodities Act

    20 days ago
    Government of India brings masks and hand sanitizers under the Essential Commodities Act. Under the act, 2 ply & 3 ply surgical masks, N95 masks, and hand sanitizer has been declared as Essential Commodities up to 30 June 2020 by amending the Schedule of the Essential Commodities (EC) Act, 1955.  The moves come as a measure of COVID-19 (CoronaVirus) and concern of the logistics for COVID-19 management. Provision of EC Act: ♦ States/UT can discuss with the manufacturers and... Read More


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