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CURRENT AFFAIRS OF MARCH 12


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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

India 2nd largest arms importer in 2015-19, Saudi Arabia tops; US largest exporter of arms while India at 23rd: SIPRI Report

India ranked 23rd in terms of world’s largest arms exporters with global share of 0.2%

In accordance with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s (SIPRI) annual report titled “Trends in international arms transfers, 2019”

India is positioned 2nd, US tops  as most promising source of disruptive technologies : KPMG 2020

Klynveld Peat  Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG)

The United States (US) topped the survey.
Bengaluru  ranked 9th, Singapore tops in Cities which leads the tech innovation hubs

Mukesh Ambani loses Asia’s richest man title to Jack Ma by $5.8 bn

Founder Jack Ma has grabbed the title of Asia’s richest man with a net worth at $44.8 billion from Mukesh Ambani, Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of Reliance Industries. The latter’s share has dropped by $5.8 billion to $41.8 billion due to coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic which led to collapse in oil markets.


ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Google India unveils 18-week long skill development programme ‘DigiPivot ‘ for women

Google India has launched a skilling programme for women called ‘DigiPivot’, where the woman who wishes to return to their company careers after a break or just planning to make mid-career shifts to digital advertising and marketing.

TCIS signs MoU with The Gambia for MEA’s eVBAB Network Project

Telecommunications consultants India Limited (TCIS) under the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Gambria. This MoU is signed for the participation in MEA’s (eVBAB) e-VidyaBharati and e-ArogyaBharati Network Project for tele-medicine and tele-education in Africa.


AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

Indian mountaineer Bhawna Dehariya scales Australia’s highest mountain peak 

Indian Mountaineer Bhawna Dehariya hails from Madhya Pradesh (MP) has successfully scaled Mount Kosciuszko [2, 228 meters], the highest mountain peak in Australia on the occasion of Holi.


PV Sindhu named as BBC Indian Sportswoman of the year 2019 and PT Usha won Lifetime Achievement Award

The BBC award ceremony was held in New Delhi.


Four AAI airports among best aerodromes in world, 2019 Airport Service Quality awards

Mangalore International Airport topped in the list followed by Chandigarh, Trivandrum and Lucknow.

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) wins ACI ASQ best airport award for size and region and first in Environment & Ambience by Size in Asia-Pacific region. 

Dr Jaimanti Bakshi, PGI Professor won Best Citizens of India Gold medal Award 

Chandigarh was awarded with “Best Citizens of India”.

The award was given by “GEPRA” (Global Economic Progress and Research Association) during the National Unity conference held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu (TN) .

Women scientists receive international exposure through  Indo-U.S. Fellowship :  WISTEMM

Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Medicine (WISTEMM


APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS

ITBP chief SS Deswal given additional charge of BSF DG

He will succeed Vivek johri repatriated by Government of India who has now taken over a charge as a Director General of Police at Madhya Pradesh.

PV Sindhu becomes the brand ambassador for anti-graft helpline

Badminton world champion PV Sindhu is appointed as the brand ambassador for Andhra Pradesh government’s anti-graft helpline or anti-corruption helpline– 14400

The Washington Apple Commission appoints Actor Disha Patani & celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor as  brand ambassadors in India.


Cricketer Harbhajan Singh becomes brand ambassador of Indian online leather accessory brand Brune & Bareskin as the company goes into offline retail with its first store in Jalandhar.

BOOKS & AUTHORS

Apurva Purohit, launched her 2nd  book – ‘Lady, You’re the Boss!’

 ‘Lady, You’re the Boss!’, which aims to address the challenges faced by women climbing the corporate ladder.It is published by  Westland Publications (an Amazon company).


NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Hola Mohalla’ festival celebrated at Sri Anandpur Sahib in Punjab

Week Long 1st “Ekam Fest” held in New Delhi; inauguarted by Thaawarchand Gehlot

EKAM, an acronym for Entrepreneurship, Knowledge, Awareness, Marketing, was aimed to showcase products made with extra ordinary determination by the divyang (differently-abled) crafts persons and entrepreneurs.

Three New Initiatives for PwDs launched during fest: NHFDC Swavalamban Kendra (NSK), Safe Cabs in Delhi and Indoreand Safe Drinking Water E Carts.

HAL set to build base in 4 countries for the purpose of selling aircraft

in 4 countries (Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Sri Lanka)

About Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL):Headquarters– Bengaluru, Karnataka
Chairman & Managing Director– R Madhavan


IMPORTANT DAYS

51st CISF Raising Day is observed on March 10, 2020


Sikh ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh named as ‘Greatest Leader of All Time’ in BBC poll


Mission Bhagiratha monitoring cell opened:Telangana