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Current affairs of March 29 & 30


INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS


Report ‘Boom & Bust 2020’: 4 New Coal projects added in India while coal capacity declined to 66GW

In accordance with a report titled “Boom and Bust 2020:Tracking the Global Plant Pipeline” 47.4 GW coal fired power projects at different stages were cancelled in India in 2019 which reduced total under development coal capacity to 66 GW. The report was prepared jointly by Global Energy Monitor, Greenpeace International, the Sierra Club, and Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA). 



North Macedonia officially joins NATO as its 30th member


North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)


About NATO:
NATO’s purpose is to guarantee the freedom and security of its members through political and military means.
Members– 30
Secretary General– Jens Stoltenberg
About North Macedonia:
Capital– Skopje
Currency– Macedonian denar
President– StevoPendarovski



US announced $174 mn aid to 64 countries including $2.9 mn to India to tackle COVID-19


The United States of America (USA) will provide additional USD 174 million financial assistance to 64  most at-risk countries which includes USD 2.9 million to India as a support for combating the coronavirus pandemic. In February 2020, the USA provided 100 million aid for the same purpose.


About United States:
Capital– Washington, D.C.
Currency– United States Dollar
President– Donald John Trump



IMF launches Government Policy Tracker: COVID-19


The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has launched a policy tracker to track the policies of the governments so as to share knowledge about COVID-19 which helps to tackle the crisis.

About IMF:
Headquarters– Washington, United States
Managing Director (MD)– Kristalina Georgieva.


BANKING & FINANCE




RBI announces liquidity boost of Rs 3.74 lakh crore amid coronavirus outbreak


Reserve Bank of India (RBI) declared an infusion of Rs 3.74 lakh crore into the banking system through three measures viz. targeted long-term repo operation (TLTRO), Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) and marginal standing facility (MSF). The decision has been taken to tackle financial system stress raised due to the COVID-19 outbreak.


ECONOMY & BUSINESS



India’s GDP to grow 2% in 2020-21: ICRA


Domestic rating agency ICRA notified that India’s Gross Domestic Product(GDP) is expected to contract by 4.5% in the April-June 2020 quarter & will rise 2%  in 2020-21 due to the impact of coronavirus.

Headquarters– Gurgaon, India
Chairman– Dhruba Narayan Ghosh


NATIONAL AFFAIRS



Government approves Rs 5,751.27 crores as additional assistance to 8 states: Disaster


The High Level Committee (HLC) under the Chairmanship of Union Home Minister  Amit Shah approved Rs 5,751.27 crores as additional Central assistance under National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) to 8 States affected by floods, landslides, cyclones ‘Bulbul’ & drought during 2019.

Indian Army launches Operation Namaste: COVID-19





JICA signs agreement worth Rs 15,295 crore with India: Rail Infrastructure


Japanese government funding agency (JICA) signs an agreement worth Rs 15,295 crore with India to provide an Official Development Assistance (ODA) for 3 rail infrastructure projects.


Ministry of DoNER grants Rs 25-crore to combat the coronavirus in north eastern states


The Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Ministry and the North Eastern Council (NEC) will provide a financial assistance of Rs 25 crore to the States in the Northeast for gap funding to combat novel coronavirus (COVID-19).



Centre releases Rs 4,431 crore to clear pending wages under MGNREGA


Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005(MGNREGA)


APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS  


B.P. Kanungo reappointed as Deputy Governor of RBI for a period of one year

About Reserve Bank of India (RBI):Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Formation– 1 April 1935
Governor– Shaktikanta Das
Deputy Governors– 4 (BP Kanungo, Mahesh Kumar Jain, Michael Debabrata Patra) & N S Vishwanathan ,who is due to retire on July 3,2020, has resigned on March 5,2020.


ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS



Chennai Port acquires centre’s 67% stake in Kamarajar Port for 2,383 crore


The Chennai Port Trust (ChPT) has acquired 67% stake held by the Central government in Kamarajar Port Ltd (KPL) for an amount of Rs 2,383 crore.

About Chennai Port Trust (ChPT):Headquarters– Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Chairman– P. Raveendran
About Kamarajar Port Ltd (KPL):Headquarters– Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Chairman cum Managing Director– Sunil Paliwal



SPORTS




IAAF suspends Indian shot putter Navin chikara for 4 years for doping violation


About World Athletics:Headquarters– Monaco
President– Sebastian Coe



OBITUARY




Brahmakumaris chief Dadi Janki passed away at 104


Rajyogini Dadi Janki, the chief of Brahmakumaris Sansthan (world’s largest spiritual organization run by women) passed away at the age of 104 in Mount Abu, Rajasthan.




SP founding member & former Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma passed away at 79


Beni Prasad Verma, a founding member of the Samajwadi Party (SP) & former Union Minister passed away at the age of 79 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (UP). 


America’s civil rights leader Joseph Lowery passed away at 98





STATE NEWS


UP CM Yogi Adityanath sets up ‘Team-11’ to beat Coronavirus