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Current Affairs : 03-04-2020 in English

Important Day

  • Theme for International Press Freedom day (3 May) for the year 2020 – “Journalism without Fear or Favour”.
  • International Energy Day - 3 May.

International

  • World Press Freedom Conference 2020 is scheduled for 18 to 20 October at - The Hague, Netherlands.
  • This country, which differs with Nepal over the height of Mount Everest, has begun a new survey to measure the altitude of the world's highest peak - China.
  • Under the Partnerships for Affordable Healthcare Access and Longevity (PAHAL) project, this country will provide $3 million to India, to combat and contain the spread of Covid-19 infection - United States of America.

National

  • The government's e-governance delivery agency has started Olympiads to help students of classes 3 to 12 in rural areas improve their knowledge in mathematics, science, English and Hindi through an online platform - Common service centres (CSC) SPV.
  • The Government of India has sanctioned ________ under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 (MGNREGA) in the financial year 2020-2021 to clear pending dues and for wage expenditure till June - Rs 33,300 crore.

Persons in News

  • E-book published on the occasion of centenary year of great archaeologist Professor B. B. Lal - “Prof. B. B. Lal - India Rediscovered”.
  • New Secretary in Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises - Arvind Kumar Sharma.
  • New Secretary in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways - Giridhar Aramane.

State Current Affairs

  • Agri-produce of the Karewa (highlands) of Jammu and Kashmir that received the Geographical Indication (GI) tag - Kashmiri saffron.

General Knowledge

  • World Meteorological Organization (WMO) - Founded: 23 March 1950; Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • North Pole of the Earth – Arctic.
  • South Pole of the Earth – Antarctica.
  • Region of Earth's stratosphere that absorbs most of the Sun's ultraviolet radiation - Ozone layer.
  • Earth's highest mountain above sea level, located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas - Mount Everest (8,848 m).

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