Current Affairs : 24-03-2020 in English

Important Day

  • World Poetry Day - 21 March.
  • Shaheedi Diwas (Martyrs' Day) in India - 23 March.
  • Theme of World Meteorological day (23 March) for the year 2020 - "Climate and Water".

Economy

  • The Mangaluru council of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has asked the Central government to permit import of - RBD (refined, bleached and deodorised) palmolein oil.
  • SBI’s additional liquidity facility Covid-19 Emergency Credit Line (CECL) will provide funds up to - 200 crore rupees (till June 30).

International

  • This European country was confirmed as the first co-chair of the governing council of India-led global Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) - United Kingdom (UK).

National

  • The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways drafted a notification for issuing license to people suffering from - color vision deficiency.
  • The Finance Bill, 2020 gives effect to the financial proposals of the Central government for the financial year 2020-21 with spending of - Rs 30,42,230 crore.
  • The target of the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) was set to establish a network of supercomputers and three systems with greater than or equal to 3 Peta Flops (PF) in academic and research institutions of National importance across the country by - 2022.
  • The National Forensic Science University Bill, 2020 is to establish a National Forensic Sciences University by upgrading the - Gujarat Forensic Sciences University.
  • The National Forensic Science University Bill, 2020 is proposed to declare this Delhi-based institute as an institution of national importance - Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Sciences.

Persons in News

  • Independent director of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank (SFB) who resigned from its board - Luis Miranda.

State Current Affairs

  • Per capita income of Delhi in 2019-20 - Rs 3,89,143 (about three times higher than the national average).

General Knowledge

  • Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) was founded on - 04 March 1952.
  • Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) - Founded: 1928; Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • Shaheedi Diwas pays tribute to Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru, who died on - 23 March 1931.
  • The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is the statutory body formed under the Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, - 2020.
  • Bihar State (carved from Bengal) – Statehood: 22 March 1912; Capital: Patna.
  • Central Information Commission was founded on - 12 October 2005.
  • Athletics federation of India (AFI) was formed in – 1946.
  • Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) – Established: 12 April 1988; Headquarters: Mumbai.

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