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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS


India ranks 120th, Singapore tops: Economic Freedom Index 2020


The Heritage Foundation published its 26th annual edition of Economic Freedom Index 2020 to measure the level of economic freedom in 186 countriesIndia (56.5) ranks in 120th position & Singapore (89.4) tops the index for the 1st time.



Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan jointly contribute $3.5 mn to SAARC corona emergency fund


The Government of Bangladesh, Nepal and Afghanistan have pledged to contribute $1.5 million, $1 million and $1 million respectively to the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Corona Emergency Fund 


About SAARC:Establishment– 8 December 1985
Headquarters– Kathmandu, Nepal
SecretaryGeneral– H.E. Mr. Amjad Hussain B.Sial
Members (8)– Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.


BANKING & FINANCE


In a first, Karur Vysya Bank introduces pre-paid card ‘Enkasu’ in Karur, TamilNadu

About Karur Vysya Bank (KVB):

Headquarters– Karur, Tamil Nadu
MD & CEO– Mr. P. R. Seshadri
Tagline– Smart Way to Bank.



RBI extends regulatory restrictions on PMC Bank for 3 more months till June 22, 2020



Covid-19: SBI becomes the 1st bank to launch emergency credit facility


About State Bank of India (SBI):

Headquarter– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chairman– Rajnish Kumar
Digital banking platform– Yono
Tagline– The Banker to Every Indian, With you all the way, Pure Banking Nothing Else, The Nation’s banks on us.



RBI to inject Rs 30k cr into market for financial stability amid Covid-19


ECONOMY & BUSINESS


IOC becomes 1st company to begin supply of BS-VI fuel across country

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC)

About IOC (Indian Oil Corporation):

Headquarters– New Delhi.
Chairman– Sanjiv Singh.


NATIONAL AFFAIRS


Gujarat Police becomes first in India to introduce taser guns 

About Gujarat:
Capital– Gandhinagar.
Chief Minister (CM)– Vijay Ramniklal Rupani.
Governor– Acharya Devvrat.


Gujarat Government signs an MoU with Dutch company of Flying car-maker PAL-V



UK becomes 1st co-chair of India-led global climate initiative ‘CDRI’

‘Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)’

About UK (United Kingdom):Capital– London
Prime Minister– Boris Johnson
Constituent countries– England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland
Currency– Pound sterling


Bridge constructed by BRO over Teesta River in North Sikkim opened for traffic

About Sikkim:
Capital– Gangtok.
Chief Minister (CM)– Prem Singh Tamang.
Governor– Ganga Prasad Chaurasia.


AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS


Hillel Furstenberg & Gregory Margulis: Abel Prize Laureates 2020


APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS  


Government constitutes 21 member committee: COVID-19


The committee is  headed by  NITI Aayog member V K Paul & is co-chaired by Union Health Secretary- Preeti Sudan, Director General Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)- Balram Bhargava


OBITUARY


Famous Actor and Director M. R. Viswanathan passed away at 75



IMPORTANT DAYS


World Meteorological Day 2020: March 23


The theme of WMD 2020 is “Climate and Water”.

About World Meteorological Organization:
Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland
Parent organization– United Nations Economic and Social Council



World Water Day 2020: March 22


Theme of the year 2020: “Water and Climate Change”.


STATE NEWS


Justice Bhushan P Dharmadhikari as Chief Justice of Bombay High Court


About Maharashtra:
Capital– Mumbai
Chief Minister– Uddhav Thackeray
Governor– Bhagat Singh Koshyari