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CURRENT AFFAIRS OF MARCH 13


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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

WEF launched 1st global COVID Action Platform for private-sector businesses to fight against coronavirus

the World Economic Forum (WEF) has initiated the creation of the COVID Action Platform with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), and Wellcome Trust. This first of its kind platform, operating globally, is open to all businesses and industry groups, as well as other stakeholders, for integrated and collective business action to mitigate the risk and impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). 

About WEF:
Establishment– 1971
Headquarters– Cologny, Switzerland
Founder and Executive Chairman– Klaus Schwab


Among 5 Indians Byju Raveendran & Zomato’s Gaurav Gupta in  WEF’s Young Global Leaders list 2020


BANKING & FINANCE

iSelect+ Term Plan launched by Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance

to provide shield against all uncertainties of life at an affordable premium which includes Whole Life Cover, Return of Premium, Multiple Payout Options, Increase Coverage Option & Tax Benefits. It is available online.

About Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance:
Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer(CEO)– Anuj Mathur
Headquarters– Gurgaon-Haryana, India


World Bank to provide USD 80 million to integrated project in Himachal Pradesh

To  increase agricultural productivity in selected Gram Panchayats (Village Councils) in  HP.


ECONOMY & BUSINESS

GOKADDAL, World’s first Digital Solutions Exchange Cloud launched in India

www.gokaddal.com, a cloud based solution exchange platform mainly focuses on 4A’s – Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Analytics and Augmentative Technologies.


APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS

IDFC FIRST Bank appointed Amitabh Bachchan as its first ever brand ambassador

Realme appointed Salman Khan as its brand ambassador

Akshay Kumar was appointed as the brand ambassador of the PepsiCo’s snack brand Kurkure


Cavinkare appointed Akshay Kumar, Ileana D’Cruz as brand ambassadors for Indica hair colour 



NATIONAL AFFAIRS


Ministry of Home Affairs constitutes two special committees to fasten CAPF works



  • First committee: The first committee will be chaired by the Home Secretary and will deal with issues that need to be decided between Home Ministry and CAPFs.
  • Second committee: The second committee will be headed by the Secretary (Border Management) and will solve only the procurement matters

DST sanctioned Rs 7.25 crore to IIT Mandi to setup a Technology Innovation Hub

Department of Science and Technology (DST) 

sanctioned Rs 7.25 crore to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi, Himachal Pradesh to set up a Technology Innovation Hub (TIH) at the institute under the National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS).


Leh to host International Yoga Day event on 21st June,2020

Programmes will be organised on IDY by industry bodies Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)

India post launches India’s 1st digital parcel locker service in Kolkata, West Bengal

OBITUARY

Famous Swedish Actor Max von Sydow, star of “The Exorcist” and “Seventh Seal” passed away at 90

Veteran Bengali actor Santu Mukhopadhyay or Santu Mukherjee passed away at 69


IMPORTANT DAYS

World Kidney Day was observed on March 12, 2020

Theme of the year 2020: Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere- from Prevention to Detection and Equitable access to care.


STATE NEWS

Maharashtra Govt approved auto rickshaws “happy hours”, reducing 15% of fare prices from 12 pm to 4 pm

About Maharashtra:
Capital- Mumbai.
Chief Minister (CM)- Uddhav Bal Thackeray.
Governor- Bhagat Singh Koshyari.


Karnataka Govt launched ‘Namaste over Handshake’ campaign to prevent from COVID-19