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Current Affairs: 19-20 March 2020

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  • City of Rajasthan is also called as the ‘Marble city of India’, that is recently connected with Indore under RCS-UDAN scheme is Kishangarh.
  • European country recently imposed a record 1.1 billion euro fine on tech-firm Apple for its anti-competitive behaviour is France.
  • Russia is set to create a $4 billion anti-crisis fund to protect its economy from COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has been nominated to Rajya Sabha.
  • Ravinder Singh Dhillon has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Power Finance Corporation.
  • The Central bank of United States slashed its benchmark interest rate to almost zero and announced to buy USD 700 billion in bonds.
  • IIT – Madras has launched a re-skilling programme for women called ‘Career Back 2 Women’.
  • Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, whose birth centenary was celebrated recently, was the Founder President of Bangladesh.
  • The Government is using Superhero Vaayu to clear all queries related to Coronavirus and share healthy tips with kids on how to defeat COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The World Bank has increased its COVID-19 response funding USD 14 billion from earlier 12 billion.
  • Iran recently recorded the recovery of 103-year-old woman from coronavirus infection.
  • Saudi Arabia has called for a virtual summit of the G20 nations, a first for the Group.
  • A parliamentary panel has reported annual post-harvest losses of Rs 61,000 crore in the fisheries sector.
  • Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has cancelled all her appointments scheduled for the next few months.
  • The indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas made its first successful flight for final operational clearance (FOC).
  • The ‘Innovate for Accessible India’ campaign is an initiative launched by Microsoft India in partnership with NASSCOM Foundation for the empowerment of differently-abled people in India.
  • The President of Iraq Barham Salih recently named Adnan Zurfi, former governor of the holy Shia city of Najaf.
  • AK Ajay Kumar has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Uganda.
  • The Defence Acquisition Council has approved the proposal to procure 83 indigenously-made Tejas fighter aircraft for the Indian Air Force.
  • According to the Union Transport Minister, Nitin Gadkari, there has been a 10 percent reduction in accidental deaths since the implementation of the new Motor Vehicles act, 2019.
  • The NCC cadet with ‘A’ certificate will get 2 percent of maximum marks as bonus marks in the direct recruitment examinations of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs).
  • Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has recently started the ‘Chief Minister Advocate Welfare Scheme’ for lawyers.
  • A bench of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has been set up in Chennai.
  • The Andhra Pradesh government has appointed Ashwani Lohani, the former chairman and managing director (CMD) of Air India as chairman of the state’s Tourism Development Corporation.
  • The book titled Invincible is based on Former Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was launched by Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
  • Notification from Reserve Bank of India said PAs are to be regulated by central bank. PA stands for Payment Aggregator.
  • Aircraft (Amendment) Bill 2020 will convert three regulatory institutions to statutory bodies.
  • World Cities Summit is a global biennial conference hosted by Singapore.
  • Kerala uses robots to spread awareness on COVID-19 among the public.
  • The football coach Francisco Garcia who recently passed away after contracting coronavirus belonged to Spain.

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