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CURRENT AFFAIRS OF MARCH 8


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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Indian female labour-force participation dropped from 34% in 2006 to 24.8% in 2020: UNGC Study

United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

About UNGC
Establishment– 2006
Headquarters– New York, United States (US)
CEO & Executive Director– Ms. Lise Kingo




5th BIMSTEC Summit 2020 to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka in September

About Sri Lanka:Capital– Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte.
Currency– Sri Lankan rupee (LKR)
President– Gotabaya Rajapaksa
About BIMSTEC:
Secretariat– Dhaka, Bangladesh
Members– Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand.
It is an international organisation of 7 nations of South Asia & South East Asia.



BANKING & FINANCE

Tata AIA Life to provide football coaching to under-privileged girls under its ‘Bachhpan Ka Rakshakaran’ program

Tata AIA Life Insurance, a joint venture company formed by Tata Sons Ltd and AIA Group Ltd(AIA), has launched a ‘Bachhpan Ka Rakshakaran’ program in association with Mumbai based Non-profit ‘Oscar Foundation’.

About Tata AIA Life Insurance:Headquarters– Mumbai,Maharashtra
MD & CEO- Rishi Srivastava



Paytm, Hyderabad Metro tie up for QR-based tickets

Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) in partnership with Paytm has launched a QR-code-based metro ticketing system at Rasoolpura metro station Hyderabad.


ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Commerce ministry clears TCS, DLF proposals to set up SEZs for IT sector in Haryana and UP

The highest decision-making body for special economic zones (SEZs) chaired by the commerce secretary Anup Wadhawan, has approved the proposals of Information technology (IT) major TCS (Tata Consultancy Services Limited) and DLF (Delhi Land and Finance) Limited  a premier real estate company in India to establish a special economic zones (SEZs) for IT sector in Noida (Uttar Pradesh -UP) and Haryana 


APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS

Mahindra-Ford venture set to name Anurag Mehrotra as Chief Executive


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Nasa’s named Mars 2020 rover as Perseverance

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) announced the name of the 5th Mars (red planet) rover as Perseverance.

The name was suggested by Alexander Mather, 7th standard student and was announced by Nasa’s director of science, Thomas Zurbuchen at an event in Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke, Virginia.

About NASA:
Headquarters- Washington, D.C., United States.
Administrator- Jim Bridenstine.



NATIONAL AFFAIRS

India’s UHNWI population to increase by 73% in 5 years: Knight frank’s wealth report 2020

According to the “Wealth Report 2020” released by  Knight Frank LLP,a leading International Property Consultant, India had 5,986 UHNWIs Ultra high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs) in 2019 and they expected to increase by 73% in the coming 5 years.


DAY -NULM signed MoU with Amazon for E-Marketing of Products Made by Self Help Groups across the Country

Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana- National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY- NULM)


SPORTS

West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard becomes first player to play 500 T20s


Indian runner Prachi provisionally suspended after testing positive for Oxandrolone

Indian 400-meter runner Prachi choudhary from Uttar Pradesh

Sports Authority of India (SAI) announced 1st edition of Under-21 Khelo India Women’s Hockey League


About Sports Authority of India:
Headquarters- New Delhi.
Director- Sandip Pradhan.



BOOKS & AUTHORS

Smriti Irani releases book titled “Chronicles of Change Champions” at New Delhi

The book is written with the 25 innovative initiative taken under the “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” (BBBP) scheme at the state and district level.

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 22 January 2015 at Panipat, Haryana.


IMPORTANT DAYS

Jan Aushadhi Diwas 2020 is observed on March 7


STATE NEWS

Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu launched Student Health Card scheme for school children  in Jammu and Kashmir