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CURRENT AFFAIRS OF MARCH 14


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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 as pandemic

 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as a pandemic, which means a widespread disease.

About WHO:
Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland
Director General- Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus


India gained C grade, no country made up to A grade: Animal Protection Index 2020

BANKING & FINANCE

SBI Board approved Rs 7,250 cr fund infusion into Yes Bank, Stake remains under 49%


AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS 

India’s first Living Culinary Arts and Museum of WGSHA  enters Limca Book of Records

Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA) of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) entered the Limca Book of Records (LBR) for establishing “India’s First Living Culinary Arts Museum” at WGSHA, Manipal, Karnataka. 


Nita Ambani, Serena Williams & Simone Biles named in Influential Women in Sport list 2020

Footballer Megan Rapinoe is never afraid to speak her mind and talk about social issues and has become a prominent figure in women’s sport.


APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS    

Central Government nominates Debasish Panda as Director central board of RBI   

iQOO named Virat Kohli as its brand ambassador

Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) appointed actor Randeep Hooda as its new wildlife ambassador species that swim


ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS

Bharti Airtel tooks 10% stake in fitness start-up Spectacom Global ltd


SPORTS

World Athletics fines Russia of USD 10 million & caps neutral athlete at 10

About World Athletics:
It is formerly known as the International Amateur Athletic Federation & International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
Headquarters– Monaco
President– Sebastian COE



NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Bibek Debroy committee recommended concessioning of Rajdhani/Shatabdi to private parties; NDLS to be redeveloped as World Class Station

New Delhi Railway Station to be converted as World Class Station; a first of its kind


Ministry of Home Affairs sanctions Rs 365 crore for Sabroom ICP in Tripura

This is the second Integrated Check Post to be built along the Indo-Bangla border.

About Tripura:
Capital- Agartala
Chief Minister- Biplab Kumar Deb
Governor- Ramesh Bais


First regional edition of “Divya Kala Shakti event” held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu (TN)

The event was organised by the National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities (NIEPMD), in association with the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) and Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

Crime Multi-Agency Centre and National Cybercrime Training Centre were launched on 35th Inception Day of NCRB

On March 12, 2020 The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) celebrated its  35th Inception Day. Shri Nityanand Rai, Union Minister of State for Home was the chief guest of the occasion launched Crime Multi Agency Centre (Cri-MAC) and National Cybercrime Training Center (NCTC) in New Delhi.

Centre invokes ‘Epidemic Act 1897’ and ‘Disaster Management Act 2005’ to prevent spread of COVID-19; Karnataka, first state to enact 1897 Act


OBITUARY

Former Czech Olympic javelin champion Dana Zatopkova dies at 97

About Czechoslovakia:
Capital- Prague
President- Miloš Zeman



IMPORTANT DAYS

World Sleep Day was observed on March 13, 2020

Theme of the year 2020: “Better Sleep, Better Life, Better Planet”.


STATE NEWS

CM Yogi Adityanath launched 3 schemes during ‘Kaushal Satrang’ programme held in Lucknow, UP

The schemes are Kaushal SatrangCM Yuva Hub and CM Apprenticeship scheme.


  • Kaushal Satrang will have seven components which will provide opportunities to the youth. In this regard, UP govt has inked MoU with IIT (Indian Institutes of Technology)-Kanpur and other placement agencies for the employment of 2 Lakh youth and to train the state’s youth for world level competitions.
  • Yuva Hub’ scheme was allocated Rs 1,200 crore in the state budget and it aims at providing employment to thousands of skilled youth by assisting in project concept and financial help for one year of operation. It will also facilitate setting up of 30,000 startups in state. IIM (Indian Institutes of Management) Lucknow is the knowledge partner of this scheme.
  • CM apprenticeship scheme will provide stipend of Rs 2500 to the youth of state.

GR GAWP

Nitin Gadkari requests to spread information about “Udyam Sakhi” portal: Lok Sabha

This portal is for women entrepreneurs of India and to facilitate the networking of women start ups, entrepreneurs, investors, incubators, mentors, students and enterprise facilitators.


Telangana youngest Mountaineer Amgoth Tukaram  scales Australia’s highest Mount Kosciuszko

Amgoth Tukaram from Telangana