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Current affairs of March 27

 Current affairs of March 27

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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS


Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri named in FIFA campaign against Coronavirus

FIFA and WHO (World Health Organization) have teamed up to combat the coronavirus by launching ‘Pass the message to kick out coronavirus’ (awareness campaign) led by world-renowned footballers.

About FIFA:
Headquarters– Zurich, Switzerland.
President– Gianni Infantino.


BANKING & FINANCE

Indian Bank launched 5 special emergency loans for COVID 19-affected customers

Following are the relief measures taken by bank in form of special emergency loans:
  • IND- COVID Emergency Credit Line (IBCECL)
  • IND- MSE COVID Emergency Loan (INDMSE-CEL)
  • SHG-COVID – SAHAYA LOAN
  • IND-COVID Emergency Salary Loan
  • IND COVID- Emergency Pension Loan

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Union Cabinet approves MoU between India & Germany: Railway sector


About Germany:
Capital– Berlin
Currency– Euro

Indore becomes the 1st city in India to use drones to sanitize the city: COVID-19

About Madhya Pradesh
Capital– Bhopal
Chief minister– Shivraj Singh Chouhan


National Book Trust of MHRD Launches #StayHomeIndiaWithBooks

the National Book Trust (NBT) of Human Resource Development HRD Ministry launches #StayHomeIndiaWithBooks initiative to encourage people to read books while at home.

As part of this initiative, it provides select and best-selling titles for FREE Download of 100+ books, in PDF format, from the NBT’s website https://nbtindia.gov.in.

Maharashtra overtakes Tamil Nadu &Telangana in organ donation, transplants for 2019


APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS

IRS officers KM Prasad and SK Gupta appointed CBDT board members

The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet approved the appointment of two Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officers Krishan Mohan Prasad and Satish Kumar Gupta as members of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).

About CBDT
Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) is the apex policy-making body of the Direct Tax department. It functions under the Department of Revenue of the Ministry of Finance.
Chairperson– Pramod Chandra Mody

Walmart promotes Sameer Aggarwal as CEO of Best Price

He will succeed  Krish Iyer who is to retire on March 31, 2020.


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Pune based ARI scientists develops biofortified high-protein wheat variety ‘MACS 4028’

A team of Scientists from Agharkar Research Institute (ARI) in Pune, Maharashtra, have developed ‘MACS 4028’, a biofortified wheat variety, which shows high-protein content of around 14.7% good nutritional quality having zinc 40.3 ppm, and iron content of 40.3ppm and 46.1ppm (parts per million) respectively.

ARCI, Hyderabad develops ‘ultrafast laser surface texturing technology’ to improve fuel efficiency of IC engines


International Advanced Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI),Hyderabad (Telangana), which functions as a grants-in-aid institution of the Government of India’s Department of Science & Technology (DST), has developed ‘ultrafast laser surface texturing technology’, which can enhance the efficiency of fuel in internal combustion (IC) engines by reducing friction.


OBITUARY

Former Indian Footballer Abdul Latif passed away at 73


Famous Bollywood actress Nimmi passed away at 87


Veteran photographer & Padma Shri awardee Nemai Ghosh passed away at 86


Pakistan: 750 km range cruise missile Babur II crashes