Current Affairs : 11-03-2020 in English

Defence

  • This force organized a demonstration on Self Defence themed “Stronger You Stronger Society” for women in Nalbari District - Indian Army.
  • National level Search, and Rescue Exercise and Workshop (Exercise SAREX 2020) concluded in the sea at - Vasco, Goa (on 5-7 March).

Economy

  • Total Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow between 2014 and September 2019 - USD 318 billion.

International

  • The UN's 64th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW64) was held on 9 March 2020 in - New York, US.
  • During the UN's CSW64, the United Nations adopted a stripped-down political declaration on - women's rights.
  • This organisation released the new Gender Social Norms Index (GSNI) on 5 March - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

National

  • Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) is planning to set up its logistics bases in four countries, namely - Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka.
  • These four AAI-run airports have been adjudged among the best aerodromes in the world, winning 10 awards in four different categories at the 2019 ASQ awards - Chandigarh, Mangaluru, Trivandrum and Lucknow.

Persons in News

  • According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Asia's richest man - Jack Ma (second: Mukesh Ambani).
  • New Deputy Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of State Bank of India (SBI) - Chalasani Venkat Nageswar.

State Current Affairs

  • This state government has withdrawn the five-day working week system and declared that they will get holidays only on second and fourth Saturdays – Sikkim (effective from April 1).
  • A mobile application by Punjab government to spread awareness about coronavirus - "Cova Punjab" app.

Science

  • This Indian institute has developed a bi-luminescent security ink which glows in red and green colours during check - CSIR-National Physical Laboratory.

General Knowledge

  • Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) was set up on - 10 March 1969.
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) - Founded: 29 July 1957; Headquarters: Vienna, Austria.
  • National Archives of India (NAI) - Founded: 11 March 1891; Location: Delhi.
  • OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) - Founded: 14 September 1960; Headquarters: Vienna, Austria.
  • Airports Authority of India (AAI) - Founded: 01 April 1995; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Founded: 22 November 1965; Headquarters: New York, USA.

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