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Current Affairs 31 March 2020


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BANKING & FINANCE


ADB commits $ 100 million in Indian infrastructure sector through NIIF

Asian Development Bank (ADB),a regional development bank will invest $100 million into the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) of India Fund of Funds (FoF).With this, the FoF has now received a total of  $700 million in commitments.

About Asian Development Bank (ADB):Headquarters– Mandaluyong, Philippines
President– Masatsugu Asakawa
About National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF):Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer– Sujoy Bose


Merger of 10 state-run banks into 4 to come into force from April 1: RBI

As per the scheme, Oriental Bank of Commerce and United Bank of India will be merged into Punjab National Bank; Syndicate Bank into Canara Bank; Allahabad Bank into Indian Bank; and Andhra Bank and Corporation Bank into Union Bank of India.


ECONOMY & BUSINESS


Fitch slashes India’s GDP growth estimate for FY21 to 4.6% from 5.4 %

About Fitch ratings:Headquarters– New York,United States (US)
President– Ian Linnell



Ind-Ra trims India’s GDP forecast to 3.6% from 5.5% for FY21

About India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra):Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra.
It is a 100% owned subsidiary of the Fitch Group.
MD & CEO– Rohit karan Sawhney


NATIONAL AFFAIRS


PM Narendra Modi formulated PM-CARES fund to fight coronavirus outbreak

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has created of assistance and emergency situation relief fund namely Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES) where people can contribute and help in the government’s fight against coronavirus. This newly created public charitable trust has PM Narendra Modi as the chairmanand defence minister (Rajnath Singh), home minister (Amit Shah) and the finance minister (Nirmala Sitaraman) as its members.

State Bank of India (SBI) is the banking partner of PM-CARES.

Key Contributions towards PM-CARES
People from all spheres and occupations are making contributions. Here are the key ones:
-President Ram NathKovind donated a month’s salary to the fund.
-Indian Railways is donating Rs 151 crore to help in combating the coronavirus threat.
-The Army, Navy and the Indian Air Force as well as employees of the Defence Ministry have decided to donate one day’s salary totalling around Rs 500 crore.
-The Supreme Court staff will give up to three days’ worth of salary to the PM CARES fund.
-Tata Sons and Tata Trusts have pledged to give Rs 1,500 crore. Adani Group owner Gautam Adani had also pledged to give Rs 100 crore towards the fund. Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar donated Rs 25 crore towards the fund, among others.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan launches National Teleconsultation Centre (CoNTeC)

Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan has launched CoNTeCan acronym for COVID-19 National Teleconsultation Centre, a Telemedicine Hub in New Delhi to connect the Doctors across the country to AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) in real time for treatment of the COVID-19 patients.


AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

Mirza Waheed and Santanu Das win The Hindu Prize 2019

The Hindu prize (annual) 2019 is awarded to Mirza Waheed’s Tell Her Everything (Fiction)-2019 and Santanu Das’s India, Empire, and First World War Culture: Writings, Images and Songs (Non-Fiction)-2018.


Winners of Critics’ Choice Film Awards 2020 announced

Awards 2020 were announced digitally to honour Best Film, Best Actor (Male), Best Actor (Female), Best Director and Best Writing across 8 languages namely: Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Marathi, Malayalam, Gujarati and Kannada.


List of Winners:

Languages
                            Categories, Awardees & Films
Best Actor (Male)Best Actor (Female) Best DirectorBest FilmBest Writing
HindiRanveer Singh (Gully Boy)Geetika Vidya Ohlyan (Soni)Zoya Akhtar (Gully Boy)Gully BoyAnubhav Sinha and Gaurav Solanki (Article 15)
TeluguNani (Jersey)Samantha Akkineni (Oh! Baby)Gowtam Tinnanuri (Jersey)MalleshamVivek Athreya (Brochevarevar)
TamilVijay Sethupathi (Super Deluxe)Amala Paul (Aadai)Thiagarajan Kumararaja (Super Deluxe)Super DeluxeThiagarajan Kumararaja, Nalan Kumaraswamy, Mysskin, Neelan K Sekar (Super Deluxe)
BengaliKaushik Ganguly (Kedara)Swastika Mukherjee (Kia and Cosmos)Atanu Ghosh (Robibaar)KedaraAtanu Ghosh (Robibaar)
GujaratiJayesh More (Hellaro)Deeksha Joshi (Dhunki)Abhishek Shah (Hellaro)HellaroAbhishek Shah, Prateek Gupta, Saumya Joshi (Hellaro)
KannadaRishi  (Kavaludaa)B.Jayashree (Mookajjiya Kanasugal)Jayathirtha (Bell Bottom)Bell BottomDayananda T K (Bell Bottom)
MalayalamMammootty (Unda)Parvathy (Uyare)Aashiq Abu (Virus)Kumbalangi NightsSyam Pushkaran (Kumbalangi Nights)
MarathiSandeep Kulkarni (Dombivali Return)Mrinal Kulkarni (Welcome Home)Nipun Dharmadhikari (Dhappa) Dhappa Sumitra Bhave (Welcome Home)


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


COVID-19: IIT Bombay develops two apps “Corontine” and “Safe” to track violations by those in quarantine

As the Coronavirus (COVID- 19) crisis spreads, IIT (Indian Institute of Technology)-Bombay developed 2 mobile applications called “Corontine” and “Safe”, that can track violations by people supposed to be in quarantine. 



OBITUARY

Air Vice Marshal (retd) & Maha Vir Chakra recipient Chandan Singh Rathore passed away at 95




German Minister Thomas Schaefer passed away at 54

Thomas Schaefer, Finance Minister of Hesse (Germany), 54 years old, has committed suicide apparently after becoming “deeply worried” over how to cope with the economic fallout from the Coronavirus. 


Tamil folk singer, actress Paravai Muniyamma passed away at 83



BOOKS & AUTHORS

National Book Trust, India of MHRD to launch ‘Corona Studies Series’ books

About National Book Trust (NBT):
Headquarters– New Delhi.
Chairman– Govind Prasad Sharma.
Director– Yuvraj Malik.


A book titled The Death of Jesus authored by JM Coetzee

Key Points:
i.The book comprises 3 novels: The Childhood of Jesus, The Schooldays of Jesus and the Death of Jesus.
ii.Publisher: All the books in the trilogy have been published by Penguin Random House.



Rajasthan police launched a mobile app named “RajCop citizens app”

Rajasthan police launched a mobile app called “RajCop citizens app” to enable individuals and company employees in the state take permission for venturing out in necessary conditions which was developed by  Data Ingenious GLobal Limited.