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Current Affairs: 16 March 2020

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  • Uttar Pradesh is set to depute ‘Arogya Mitra’ at Primary health centres to inform people about government’s health-related schemes
  • The Rajya Sabha passed ‘The Mineral Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020’, which proposes to commercialize the mining of coal.
  • State Bank of India is to infuse Rs.7250 Cr into Yes Bank as per the reconstruction plan of the Reserve Bank of India.
  • The US Congress approved a resolution to restrain President Donald Trump from attacking Iran.
  • Indian Naval Ship (INS) Shardul carried essential food and relief materials to be handed over to flood-hit Madagascar.
  • The World Athletics Council imposed a USD 10 million fine on the Athletics Federation of Russia for doping scandals.
  • The name of the indigenous glucometer, which was developed with the assistance from Indian Council of Medical (ICMR) is SuCheck
  • Crime Multi Agency Centre (Cri-MAC), which was seen in news, is associated with National Crime Records Bureau.
  • SpiceJet is the first Indian airline to partner with a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for setting up warehousing facility.
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) revised exposure limits for urban cooperative banks (UCBs) to a single borrower and a group of borrowers to 15% and 25%, respectively, of tier-I capital.
  • Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates stepped down from Microsoft’s board. Microsoft did not announce any replacement for Gates on the board.
  • Government hiked the Excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs.3 per litre on 14 March.
  • World Consumer Rights Day is observed on 15 March.

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