Top Current Affairs of the day: 19 March 2020

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Last Updated: Mar 19,2020 18:33 IST


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  • Resolution seeking removal of the phrase Socialism to be placed in Rajya Sabha

    16 days ago
    A resolution that seeks the removal of the phrase "socialism" from the preamble of the Constitution is to be placed in Rajya Sabha on 20 March. The resolution argued that the word is "redundant" in the current scenario, and hence it should be dropped to create space for economic thinking without a particular thought. Highlights: ♦ The preamble of the Indian Constitution has declared the country to be a sovereign, socialist, secular and democratic... Read More


    CSIR-IHBT develops a new hand-sanitizer as preventive measures against Coronavirus

    16 days ago
    Scientists of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (CSIR-IHBT), Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, has developed a new hand-sanitizer as a preventive measure against Coronavirus. New hand-sanitizer: ♦ The natural flavours, active tea constituents, and alcohol content in the hand-sanitizer have been used as per the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO).
    ♦ The special feature of the sanitizer is it is free... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Indian Navy sets up Quarantine Camp at INS Vishwakarma

    16 days ago
    A Quarantine Camp has been set up by the Indian Navy at INS Vishwakarma in Eastern Naval Command (ENC) for Indian nationals who are being evacuated from COVID-19 affected countries. The move aims to augment India's fight against the spread of Coronavirus. Quarantine Camp: ♦ The Camp has been fully equipped to accommodate nearly 200 personnel with all suitable facilities and other arrangements. ♦ As per the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare,... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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    GoI encourages NCC Certificate holders to join Paramilitary forces

    16 days ago
    The Central government has announced that it has decided to give National Cadet Corps (NCC) Certificate holders Bonus Marks indirect entry examinations for the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), as prevalent in Armed forces examinations. The move is to achieve the government's vision to increase participation of India's youth in NCC. Highlights: ♦ The provision regarding this are: 1) NCC 'C' certificate holders will be given 5% of the maximum marks of the... Read More
    Category: Defence


    Centre issued notification for adaptation of 37 central laws in JK

    16 days ago
    The government of India issued a gazette notification for the adaptation of 37 central laws in the Concurrent List for the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir. The gazette notification was issued by the Department of Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh Affairs of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. It comes into force with immediate effect.
    Highlights: ♦ The Concurrent List contains the 37 central laws, including the representation of people Act, the Real Estate (Regulation and... Read More


    Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi took oath as a member of Rajya Sabha

    16 days ago
    Former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi took oath as a member of Rajya Sabha on 19 March 2020. He was nominated by President Ram Nath Kovind. His nomination to the upper house was made against the vacancy created due to the retirement of senior lawyer KTS Tulsi. Ranjan Gogoi: Ranjan Gogoi was retired on 17 November 2019. He is the first person from the northeast region to reach the top of the judiciary. He served as the Judge of Gauhati High Court from 28 February... Read More


    Ordnance Factory Day was observed on 18 March

    16 days ago
    The Ordnance Factory Day is observed on the 18 March. The Ordnance Factories are observing their 219th foundation day this year. The day marks the establishment of the first Ordnance Factory on 18 March 1801. The first factory is known as the 'Gun and Shell Factory' at Cossipore in Kolkata. The Ordnance Factories are a conglomerate of 41 ordnance factories. It functions under the aegis of its corporate headquarters Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), in Kolkata. OFB has evolved as one of the... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    NBRI develops pest-resistant variety of cotton against whiteflies

    16 days ago
    National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI), Lucknow has developed a pest-resistant variety of cotton against whiteflies. The field test trials will begin from April to October at the Faridkot Center of Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana. Highlights: ♦ Whiteflies are one of the top devastating pests in the world that can damage more than 2000 plant species. It also functions as vectors for some 200-plant viruses.
    ♦ Cotton is one of the worst-hit crops by the... Read More
    Category: Environment


    LLTS, IIT-Kanpur signed MoU to promote research in cybersecurity programs

    16 days ago
    L&T Technology Services Limited (LLTS) signed a multi-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur). The MoU aims to collaborate on research in industrial and infrastructure cybersecurity. The MoU was signed by CEO and MD of LTTS, Dr. Keshab Panda, and Deputy Director at IIT Kanpur and Professor Manindra Agarwal in the premises of IIT Kanpur. MoU Provision: ♦ As per the MoU, LTTS and IIT-Kanpur will together set-up a Center of... Read More
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    NHA ties up with Private hospitals to fight against Coronavirus

    16 days ago
    The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) signed an agreement with the National Health Authority (NHA). The aim is to identify capacities to admit patients from among 19,840 empanelled hospitals under the scheme. Also, on 18 March, the Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan chaired a high-level review meeting with chiefs of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, RML, and Safdarjung Hospital to examine infrastructure preparedness. Measures: ♦ MoHFW is consulting with the private... Read More


    Google appointed Karan Bajwa as MD of Google Cloud in India

    16 days ago
    Google appointed Karan Bajwa as Managing Director (MD) of Google Cloud in India. He will advise Google Cloud's work with the local developer ecosystem and India-based Global System Integrators (GSIs). Google Cloud's field sales, partner, and customer engineering organizations in India will report to Bajwa. He will be responsible for driving all revenue and go-to-market operations for Google Cloud's extensive solution portfolio that includes Google Cloud Platform and G Suite in the... Read More


    DAC approves procurement of 83 indigenous Tejas fighter jets for IAF

    16 days ago
    The Defence Ministry's Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved for the procurement of 83 indigenous Tejas fighter jets for Indian Air Force (IAF) with the more advanced configuration on 18 March. The proposal will be forwarded for the approval of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS). Highlights: ♦ The procurement of fighter jets will be a major boost to Make in India. ♦ The aircraft is indigenously designed, developed and manufactured by HAL and several local... Read More
    Category: Defence


    Meeting on Research in Indian Traditional Knowledge Systems was held in Delhi

    16 days ago
    A Meeting on Research in Indian Traditional Knowledge Systems was held in Delhi on 18 March. The meeting was chaired by the Union Human Resource Development Minister, Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank. He reviewed the ongoing research works of different institutions on the traditional knowledge system. Aim: The main objective of the meeting is to ensure the development of society by coordinating the ancient and modern genres of knowledge.
    Highlights: ♦ The meeting highlighted the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Lok Sabha passed 2020 Aircraft Amendment Bill

    16 days ago
    Lok Sabha passed the Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020, on 17 March. The Bill was moved by the Union Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri. The Bill aims to amend the Aircraft Act, 1934. Bill provision: ♦ The Bill aims to convert three existing bodies under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, namely the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), and the Aircraft Accidents Investigation Bureau (AAIB), into statutory bodies under the... Read More
    Category: Bills & Acts


    Lok Sabha to discuss 2020 Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill

    16 days ago
    Lok Sabha is to take up the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill, 2020, for consideration on 19 March.
    Bill provisions: ♦ The bill aims to provide for the establishment of an Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda by merging three Ayurveda institutes. It seeks to declare the institution as an institution of national importance for the promotion of quality and excellence in education, research, and training in Ayurveda and allied disciplines. ♦ The... Read More


    Microsoft India, NASSCOM Foundation launch Innovate for an Accessible India campaign to empower PwDs

    16 days ago
    Microsoft India and NASSCOM Foundation announced an "Innovate for an Accessible India campaign" to empower persons with disabilities (PwDs).
    Organizing Team: The campaign is supported by in partnership with the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Department of Science & Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology and National Research and Education Network under MeitY (ERNET). Innovate... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


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