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CURRENT AFFAIRS OF MARCH 7


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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Freedom in the world 2020 report: India ranked 83rd among least free democracies; Finland tops


BANKING & FINANCE

Centre imposed moratorium on Yes Bank; withdrawals restricted to Rs 50,000/- till April 3, 2020; Prashant Kumar named as its administrator


EPFO cuts interest rate to 8.5% for 2019-20 from 8.65%; restored pension commutation under EPS


ECONOMY & BUSINESS

UNCTAD estimated trade impact of Coronavirus epidemic: India’s trade impact at $348 million; EU tops

India is among the top 20 economies most affected by the slowdown of manufacturing in China due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, which is disrupting world trade and could result in a 50 billion dollar decrease in global exports. The estimates are highest for European Union (EU) with an impact of USD 15.6 billion while India faced a trade impact of 348 million dollars


AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS   

TIME Magazine has named Indira Gandhi & Amrit Kaur  -“100 women of the year” Project

India’s  Freedom Fighter Amrit Kaur will be honored as ‘Women of the Year’ for 1947 Former prime minister Indira Gandhi for 1976.


PV Sindhu is TOISA Sportsperson of Year 2019, Rohit Sharma named cricketer of the year


APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS

SBI Life Insurance Company re-appoints Sanjeev Nautiyal as MD & CEO

Denys Shmygal becomes new PM of Ukraine, succeeds Oleksiy Honcharuk

About Ukraine:
President- Volodymyr Zelensky
Capital- Kyiv
Currency- Ukrainian hryvnia


Singapore’s Daren Tang elected as WIPO’s Director General

Singapore’s Daren Tang was elected as Director General of World Intellectual Property Organisation(WIPO).

WIPO
Director General– Francis Gurry
Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland



SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

SEBI introduces mobile app ‘Sebi SCORES’ for investors to lodge grievances


AI-powered drone developed by IIT Madras team counters rogue drones


NATIONAL AFFAIRS

New Delhi hosts India Smart Utility Week 2020 (ISUW)


Women’s ownership of bank accounts rose to 77% in 2017 under PMJDY: MSC Report

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY)

About PMJDY:
PMJDY, launched on August 28, 2014, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was aimed at providing universal access of banking facilities to the poor. These included opening bank accounts for the poor, giving them electronic means of payment (via RuPay cards).



Maharashtra Government renamed Aurangabad Airport as Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj Airport

About Maharashtra:
Capital- Mumbai.
Governor- Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
National Parks (NP)- Chandoli NP, Gugamal NP, Nawegaon NP, Pench NP, Sanjay Gandhi NP, Tadoba NP.


3 day Namaste Orchha festival begins in Madhya Pradesh

About Madhya Pradesh:
Capital– Bhopal
Chief minister– kamal Nath
Governor– Lalji Tandon



Fourth Global Ayurveda Festival to be held at Kochi from May 16 -20, 2020

The theme of the event is Ayurveda Medical Tourism: Actualizing India’s credibility.

About Kerala:
Capital– Thiruvananthapuram
Chief Minister– Pinarayi Vijayan
Governor– Arif Mohammad Khan



International Conference on Nano Science and Technology 2020 (ICONSAT) was held in Kolkata, West Bengal


SPORTS

Indian shuttlers Tasnim & Mansi wins historic bronze at Yonex Dutch Junior Intl 2020 held in Netherlands


Google cloud set to open second cloud region in India in 2021

Google Cloud, the company’s enterprise wing, has announced plans to open a second cloud region in India at Delhi by 2021, which has one cloud region in Mumbai and has been operational since 2017.