Current Affairs : 02-03-2020 in English

Important Day

  • World Civil Defence Day - 1 March.
  • Zero Discrimination Day - 1 March.

Defence

  • This force and Savitribai Phule Pune University entered into an academic collaboration by signing a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a 'Chair of Excellence' at Department of Defence & Strategic Studies - Indian Air Force.

National

  • On 1 March 2020, Samajik Adhikarita Shivir organised in - Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Indian Railways launched its First "Restaurant on Wheels” at - Asansol Station.
  • On 1 March 2020, the Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela inaugurated in - Delhi.

Persons in News

  • Winner of the Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee award 2020 for Politics - Sarbananda Sonowal (Assam Chief Minister).

State Current Affairs

  • This state government and Airport Authority of India has signed a memorandum of understanding for the construction of six equipment hiring centres to provide agricultural equipment at a minimal cost - Tripura (in Manu Block, Dhalai District).
  • For the first time, Pension Adalat is being conducted outside Delhi in - Jammu.

General Knowledge

  • International Civil Defense Organization (ICDO) – Founded: 1931; Headquarters: Geneva (Switzerland).
  • Symbol for Zero Discrimination Day - Butterfly.
  • Joint United Nations program on AIDS/HIV (UNAIDS) - Founded: 26 July 1994; Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) - Founded: 16 July 1929; Location: New Delhi.
  • World Health Organization (WHO) - Founded: 07 April 1948; Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • United Nations (UN) - Founded: 24 October 1945; Headquarters: New York City, USA.

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