Top Current Affairs of the day: 23 March 2020

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  • ICMR recommends use of hydroxychloroquine to treat Coronavirus

    139 days ago
    The national task force for COVID-19, constituted by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), has recommended the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 for a high-risk population.
    ICMR directed that the hydroxy-chloroquine should be given to high-risk population asymptomatic healthcare workers. The medication can be used to treat the suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 and asymptomatic household contacts of laboratory-confirmed cases. The Drug Controller General of... Read More


    Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics to be postponed

    139 days ago
    Japanese authorities are planning to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The final decision will be announced soon. It was announced by Yoshiro Mori, president of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee.
    Highlights: The game will not be cancelled but will be postponed.
    The organizers are still discussing if they could still secure the Olympic venues for all 33 sports, and for the Paralympics.
    Japan's official budget for the Olympic Games is... Read More
    Category: Sports


    Cabinet approves schemes to boost electronics manufacturing

    139 days ago
    The Union Cabinet approved schemes that involve a total incentive of around Rs.48,000 crore to boost electronics manufacturing in the country. The information was passed by Union Minister Telecom and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. Scheme Highlights: ♦ Under the scheme, electronic manufacturing companies will be given an incentive of 4% to 6% on incremental sales, over base year, of goods manufactured in India to eligible companies over a period of next 5 years. ♦ The... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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    Shaheedi Diwas was observed in India on 23 March

    139 days ago
    Shaheedi Diwas (Martyrs' Day) was observed in India on 23 March. The day is observed every year. On this day, the martyrs who laid out their lives for the country and its Independence are remembered. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to the Martyrs on this day. History: Shaheedi Diwas pays tribute to Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru, who died on 23 March 23 in 1931.
    Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru mistook John Saunder for British police... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    UN to create global coronavirus fund

    139 days ago
    The United Nations (UN) has announced that it is to create a fund to support the treatment of coronavirus patients worldwide. The announcement was made by Norway's Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soereide. A formal announcement is yet to be made. Highlights: ♦ The move aims to provide predictability to the partners and help to make the efforts more effective. ♦ The fund will assist developing countries with weak health systems to address the crisis and to tackle the long-term... Read More


    Dr.Ram Manohar Lohia birth anniversary was observed on 23 March

    139 days ago
    Dr.Ram Manohar Lohia's birth anniversary was observed on 23 March. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Dr.Ram Manohar Lohia for social empowerment and his service-oriented philosophy that continues to inspire the citizens of the country. Dr.Ram Manohar Lohia: Dr.Ram Manohar Lohia was born on 23 March 1910 at Akbarpur, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, British India. He studied at the Banaras Hindu University. He earned his BA degree in Vidyasagar College, University of... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    DGCA released guidelines on Social distancing to prevent Coronavirus

    139 days ago
    Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) released a slew of measures for airlines and airports on social distancing aginst COVID-19. Highlights: ♦ The guidelines stated to ensure adequate space between passengers and check-in counters and leaving one seat vacant between two passengers, among others.
    ♦ It asked to maintain adequate spacing, minimum one metre, at check-in counters between passengers and also between individual counters. ♦... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Tamil director Viswanathan passed away

    139 days ago
    Veteran Tamil director Meenakshisundaram Ramasamy Viswanathan passed away due to kidney failure on 22 March in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He was 74 years old. Meenakshisundaram Ramasamy Viswanathan: Viswanathan is popularly known as Visu in the Tamil film industry. Visu started his career working as an assistant under filmmaker K Balachander. In 1977, he directed his first movie Pattina Pravesam. He was known for his message-driven family dramas.
    He directed many blockbusters like Samsaram... Read More
    Category: Obituary


    SDMC launched website for information related to Coronavirus

    139 days ago
    The South Asia Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Disaster Management Centre has launched a website for information related to the COVID-19 pandemic in the region. Website: ♦ SAARC has launched the website, www.covid19-sdmc.org., in aid to the pandemic.
    ♦ The website will show the number of coronavirus cases in the member states and update the numbers regularly.
    ♦ The website reported that around 960 coronavirus cases had been reported in the SAARC... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


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    World Meteorological Day is observed on 23rd March

    139 days ago
    The World Meteorological day is observed on 23 March. The day is celebrated by the World Meteorological Organization. The day marks the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization. Theme: The theme of the 2020 World Meteorological day is "Climate and Water." The theme focus on climate change for the year 2020 is "Count Every Drop, Every Drop Counts." The day focuses on the challenges posed by the water crisis, floods and droughts, and lack of access to clean... Read More


    Bihar Diwas was observed on 22 March

    139 days ago
    Bihar State observed the Statehood day on 22 March. Bihar Diwas celebrates the birth of Bihar as an independent state. The day aims to celebrate freedom and show gratitude for the beautiful land of Bihar.
    Bihar: Bihar was carved from Bengal in the year 1912. On 22 March 1912, the people came together and created a culture of their own. The State government hosts program to mark the day. The day is celebrated by hosting cultural events in educational institutions and public premises by... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    Cabinet approved scheme to promote medical device parks

    139 days ago
    The Union Cabinet approved a scheme to promote medical device parks for financing common infrastructure facilities. The Cabinet also approved a Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme to promote domestic manufacturing of medical devices.
    Aim: The scheme aims to provide a mechanism to compensate for the manufacturing disability. The target will provide financial assistance for common infrastructure facilities for four medical device parks. Highlights: ♦ The medical device is a... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    World Water Day is observed on 22nd March

    139 days ago
    World Water Day is observed on 22nd March every year. The day aims to create awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water.
    Aim: The day marks the importance of freshwater and spreads awareness for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. The day aims to revive initiatives and measures to save water.
    Water is the essential building block of life. It is essential to protect the health, and hence water is vital for creating jobs and supporting... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    World Down Syndrome Day was observed on 21st March

    139 days ago
    World Down Syndrome Day was observed on 21st March every year. The observation of the day aims to raise public awareness and understanding of Down syndrome. The congenital disorder is caused by an extra 21st chromosome.
    Aim: The day aims to showcase the abilities and accomplishments of people with Down syndrome. It also focuses on encouraging independence, self-advocacy, and freedom of choices for people with Down syndrome. History: ♦ The UN reported that Down Syndrome... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    Cabinet approved inclusion of AYUSH health and wellness centre

    139 days ago
    The Union Cabinet approved the inclusion of the AYUSH health and wellness centre component of Ayushman Bharat in National Ayush Mission. It is expected that it will provide enhanced accessibility to achieve universal health coverage for affordable treatment. Highlights: ♦ The proposal entails an expenditure of Rs.3399.35 crore. The cost includes a central share of Rs.2209.58 crore and Rs.1189.77 crore as state share. ♦ The wellness centre will be operationalized within a period... Read More


    UK Confirmed as 1st co-chair in India-Led Climate Change Initiative CDRI

    139 days ago
    The United Kingdom (UK) was confirmed as the first co-chair of the governing council of India-led global Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI).
    Governing Council of CDRI is the highest policy-making body of the society. The council is co-chaired by India and a representative of another national government nominated by rotation every two years. The UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, represented the UK at the first council... Read More


    World Poetry Day was observed on 21 March

    139 days ago
    World Poetry Day was observed on 21 March. The day recognizes the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind. The day reminds and encourages the oral tradition of poetry recitals. It also promotes the teaching of poetry and restores a dialogue between poetry and the other arts such as theatre, dance, music, and painting. The day supports small publishers and creates an attractive image of poetry in the media. Aim: The World Poetry Day aims to support... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed on 21 March

    139 days ago
    International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed on 21 March. The day aims to promote equality and reminds people of the negative consequences of racial discrimination. It encourages people to remember their obligation and determination to combat racial discrimination. Theme: On 23 December 2013, the UN General Assembly proclaimed the International Decade for People of African Descent from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2024. The theme of observation is "People... Read More
    Category: Important Days


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