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Current Affairs: 13 March 2020

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  • “Cova Punjab” mobile app launched by the Punjab government is aimed to spread awareness on coronavirus.
  • Lt Gen KJS Dhillon has been recently appointed as the Director-General of Defence Intelligence Agency.
  • Shaadi Bhagya Scheme’, was a scheme of Karnataka.
  • The Gambia joined as the 16th member in the e-VidyaBharati and e-AarogyaBharati (e-VBAB) Network Project of the Ministry of External Affairs of India.
  • The tombs of Taramati and Premamati, are located in Telangana.
  • Ankita Raina,is associated with Tennis.
  • Poonam Yadav is the only Indian player to feature in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup team of the tournament.
  • Odisha is to set up an exclusive department for Self Help Group (SHGs) called “Mission Shakti”.
  • ‘NIGHA’, a mobile application to curb election malpractices, is an initiative of Andhra Pradesh.
  • The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic on March 11, 2020, triggering global travel bans.
  • The World Golf Hall of Fame would be inducting 82-time PGA TOUR winner Tiger Woods as part of its Class of 2021.
  • The Delhi government has invoked the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 and ordered the closure of all schools, colleges that are not conducting exams till March 31, 2020.
  • The state government of Maharashtra has approved the new “happy hour” concept for the autorickshaws.
  • The Himachal Pradesh government along with the Centre signed a loan agreement worth $80 million with the World Bank to boost agricultural productivity and improve water management practices in select gram panchayats.
  • Wasim Jaffer, known as Tendulkar of domestic cricket in India, recently announced his retirement from all formats of cricket.
  • India has been included in SIPRI’s list of global arms exporters for the first time. India was ranked 23rd in terms of arms exports.
  • Infosys and Qualcomm recently signed an agreement to develop smart city solutions in India.
  • Russia’s lower house Duma has approved a proposal that could extend Putin’s tenure for two more terms. He can remain the President of the country until the year 2036.

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