Top Current Affairs of the day: 24 March 2020

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Last Updated: Mar 24,2020 17:41 IST


Top Current Affairs of the day: 24 March 2020
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  • US cuts USD 1 billion aid to Afghanistan after Pompeo trip to Kabul

    11 days ago
    The United States has cut $1 billion in assistance to Afghanistan as Afghan's leaders failed to agree on forming a new government. The slash was announced by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after his visit to Kabul to meet with Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdulla. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and former Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah informed Pompeo that they do not agree on an inclusive government that can meet the challenges of governance, peace, and security, and provides for the... Read More


    Centre announces free ATM withdrawals for 3 months

    11 days ago
    Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that debit cardholders could withdraw cash from any other bank's ATM free of charge for the next three months.
    Highlights: ♦ There will not be any minimum balance requirement fee in the bank accounts. The announcement comes as lockdown, and the curfew is in place in many parts of India amid coronavirus pandemic. ♦ Centre has also waived minimum bank charges for savings bank accounts. ♦ Finance Ministry is also... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Centre directed states and UTs to ensure smooth operation of all print, electronic media

    11 days ago
    The Ministry of information and broadcasting, GoI, directed Chief Secretaries of all state governments and Union territories to ensure the operational continuity of all print and electronic media. The announcement is because of the misinformation that stated newspapers might be carriers of infections, coronavirus. Highlights: ♦ The government stated that it is important to spread the news and awareness of coronavirus pandemic, to continue the proper functioning of all print and media... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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    TN govt announced Rs.3,280 crore special relief package against Coronavirus

    11 days ago
    Tamil Nadu state government has announced an Rs.3,280 crore special relief package aginst COVID-19 on 24 March. The information was announced by the State Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palanisamy.
    Highlights: ♦ The package includes cash assistance of Rs.1,000 each to rice ration card holders, autorickshaw drivers, and construction workers ♦ The move by the TN state government is to provide succour for people whose livelihood has taken a hit due to preventive measures against... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Harsh Vardhan reviewed measures taken by NCDC against Coronavirus

    11 days ago
    Union Health & Family Welfare Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan visited the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Control Room and the Testing Laboratories, against COVID-19, in New Delhi on 24 March.
    Highlights: NCDC has taken a lead role in undertaking investigations of disease outbreaks all over the country. It also employs epidemiological and diagnostic tools. NCDC provides several other measures, including public health surveillance and response management, technical guidance,... Read More


    Budget Session of Parliament adjourned sine die

    11 days ago
    The Budget Session of Parliament concluded on 23 March. The session was scheduled to conclude on 3 April 3. But it has now be adjourned sine die in the wake of deadly COVID-19 and lockdowns announced by many states for varied periods. Session of Indian Parliament: ♦ A session of the Parliament of India is the time period during which a House, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, meets almost every day continuously to transact business.
    ♦ Generally, there are three sessions in a year,... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    MoD submits reports of the land acquired for UP and TN Defence Industrial Corridors from UP and TN

    11 days ago
    Ministry of Defence (MoD) stated that the total land acquired so far from the state governments of Uttar Pradesh and Tami Nadu for Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridors is 1,182 hectares and 1,537 hectares. The information was provided by Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Yesso Naik. Highlights: ♦ Revised Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) gives specific provisions for stimulating the growth of the domestic defence industry. ♦ Government... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Afghan government, Taliban held first discussion to arrange possible prisoner exchanges

    11 days ago
    The Afghan government and the Taliban held their first discussion on arranging possible prisoner exchanges. The information was passed by the US special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad.
    Highlights: ♦ The US and Qatar facilitated the first Afghan government to Taliban technical talks on prisoner releases through Skype video conferencing. ♦ Zalmay Khalilzad stated that they should move quickly to conclude plans for such exchanges as the Coronavirus pandemic was... Read More
    Category: International


    EPFO issued directions for timely credit of monthly Pension to EPS pensioners

    11 days ago
    The Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) issued guidelines for timely credit of monthly Pension to the Employees' Pension Scheme (EPS) pensioners.
    Highlights: ♦ India has announced lockdowns in several parts of the nation due to the pandemic coronavirus.
    ♦ The Central Provident Fund Commissioner (CPFC) directed the field offices of EPFO to generate and reconcile pensioners' details and pension amount statements for the current month by 25 March to... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


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    RS passed 2020 JK Appropriation Bills

    11 days ago
    The Rajya Sabha approved the Jammu and Kashmir Appropriation Bills 2020 for the budget of Rs. 1 lakh crore for the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir for 2020-21. The bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on 19 March. Bill: ♦ As per the Jammu & Kashmir Appropriation Bills 2020, only 10% of the funds should be spent for security purposes in the UT, and the remaining should be spent for developmental objectives. ♦ The J&K government has made a provision of over Rs.1... Read More


    Lok Sabha passed 2020 Finance Bill without discussion

    11 days ago
    Lok Sabha passed the Finance Bill 2020 on 23 March. So far, more than 40 amendments were introduced by the government to the Finance Bill, which was moved for consideration and passing by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The Bill was passed by voice vote and without discussion. Bill provisions: ♦ The Bill was introduced by the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. ♦ The Bill gives effect to the financial proposals of the central government for fiscal 2020-21. ♦ So... Read More
    Category: Bills & Acts


    Centre asks employers not to cut the wages of employees amid the layoffs due to Coronavirus

    11 days ago
    The Central government directed all public and private companies to ensure that they do not cut the salaries of their staff during the lockdowns imposed to curtail the spread of COVID-19. The announcement was made by the Secretary of the Labour Ministry, Heeralal Samariya.
    Highlights: ♦ The government has advised public and private enterprises not to terminate the services or reduce the wages of their employees, particularly casual or contractual workers. ♦ It also stated... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    National Supercomputing Mission to boost supercomputing infrastructure

    11 days ago
    India's National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) aims to set up to provide the country with supercomputing infrastructure. Aim: The aim of the mission is to meet the increased computational demands of academia, researchers, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), and startups by creating the capability design, manufacturing, of supercomputers indigenously in India. Organized by: The National Super Computing Mission is jointly led by the Ministry of Electronics and IT... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims is observed on 24 March

    11 days ago
    International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims is observed on 24 March. The day pays tribute to those who have devoted their lives to and lost their lives in the struggle to promote and protect human rights for all. History: The day is observed to pay tribute to the memory of Monsignor Óscar Arnulfo Romero. Monsignor Romero was actively engaged in denouncing violations of the human rights of the most vulnerable... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    World Tuberculosis Day is observed on 24 March

    11 days ago
    World Tuberculosis (TB) Day is observed on 24 March. The aim is to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social, and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic. Theme: The theme of the 2020 World Tuberculosis Day is "It's time." The theme aims to scale up access to prevention and treatment, build accountability, ensure sufficient and sustainable financing including for research, promote an end to stigma and discrimination,... Read More


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