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Current Affairs: 18 March 2020

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  • President Ram Nath Kovind has nominated former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi to the Rajya Sabha on March 16, 2020.
  • The Supreme Court on March 17, 2020 allowed women officers to take up permanent commission in the Indian Navy, stating that men and women officers should be treated equally.
  • The Uttar Pradesh state government has launched Kaushal Satrang Yojana to develop the skilled manpower and to provide more employment opportunities.
  • India and Nepal have signed a MoU to construct three school buildings in Darchula, Dhanusha and Kapilavastu districts.
  • The three institutions that have been given the status of Central University through the Bill are – Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan Delhi (founded in 1970), Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth Delhi (founded in 1962) and Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth Tirupati (established in 1961).
  • The famous annual Chaitra Jatra festival was scheduled to be held on March 17, 2020 at Tara Tarini hill temple in Odisha.
  • The United States has initiated the first human trial of COVID-19 vaccine in Seattle.
  • Bangladesh celebrated the birth centenary of its founder, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, on March 17, 2020.
  • The flagship “Ganga Amantran Abhiyan” programme is conducted by National Mission for Clean Ganga.
  • Chameli Devi Jain Award is an annual award presented to outstanding performers of journalism.
  • Uttar Pradesh recently passed an ordinance which seeks to recover losses caused by damage to public property from rioters.
  • In context with the new recruitment system to be followed from 2021 for various government jobs, CET stands for Common Eligibility Test.
  • Sahitya Akademi award winner Puthussery Ramachandran, who passed away recently, was a poet and scholar in Malayalam.
  • ‘Akshay Urja Portal’ is an initiative of Ministry of New & Renewable Energy.
  • In the video conference held between the leaders of SAARC member countries, India proposed a “Covid-19 emergency fund”.
  • An important personality in Ambedkar’s historic conversion to Buddhism passed away recently. He was Sadanand Fulzele.

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