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Current Affairs of 12th March; 2020

Jithinlal, Published On:12-Mar-2020


                CURRENT AFFAIRS 

1.The Major national event for the 6th International Day of Yoga is to be held in Leh, the capital of Ladakh on 21st June, 2020.

The event is to be led by PM Modi.

More than 15,000 to 20,000 people are expected to participate in the event.

2.The World Bank, Government of India and Government of Himachal Pradesh signed a loan agreement of 80 million USD to increase agricultural productivity and improve water management practices in Himachal Pradesh.

The loan will help improve pastures, forests and grasslands. It will also make sure that sufficient water is available for sustainable agriculture in the state.

3.The World Health Organization declared CoronaVirus as Global Pandemic as it is rapidly spreading across the world.Today there are more than 126,369 people infected with COVID-19 virus. The virus has so far killed 4,634 people.

Defines pandemic as epidemic spread over several countries affecting a large number of people.

4.The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute recently released its report on “Trends in International arms transfers 2019”.

India is the second-largest arms importer of the world.

5.Gujarat has topped solar rooftop plants across the country. 

The state government has taken up dedicated schemes in order to achieve renewable power goals.It is important for India to reduce its dependence on oil. This shall be achieved by increasing solar power consumption.

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Q. Name the Indian Airport, which gets world’s largest ‘Export cold zone’ to store & process agro and pharma products (Feb 2020)?

Answer- Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai

Q. Which Indian state/UT has operationalized Dial 112 as integrated number for police, medical and fire emergencies (Feb 2020)?

Answer- Kerala

Q. Which Indian state government has launched scheme ‘Jagananna Vasthi Deevena’ to provide financial assistance to handle hostel and mess expenditure of students?

Answer- Andhra Pradesh

Q. Rajlaxmi Singh Deo re-elected as president of which Indian sports federation (Feb 2020)?

Answer- Rowing Federation of India

Q. Ms. Padmaja has been accredited as next High Commissioner of India to which country?

Answer- Republic of Vanuatu

Q. Name the Bollywood actor, who has won best actor award in Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2020 was held in Mumbai, Maharashtra?

Answer- Hrithik Roshan

Q. Name the person who has won the title ‘LIVA Miss Diva Universe 2020’?

Answer- Adline Castelino

Q. Name the Indian scientist, who has been honoured with Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) Women Excellence Award-2020?

Answer- Dr Niti Kumar

Q. The International judicial conference 2020 with the theme ‘Gender Just World’ held at which Indian state/UT?

Answer- New Delhi

Q. Which country has assumed the presidency of the UN body of Migratory species for 3 years (2020-2023)?

Answer- India

Q. Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON) is located at which Indian state/UT?

Answer- Tamil Nadu

Q. Name the Arab nation which hosted the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting 2020 on theme “Realizing Opportunities of the 21st Century for All”?

Answer- Saudi Arabia

Q. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has given approval for merger of Indus tower with which mobile tower infrastructure company of India?

Answer- Bharti Infratel

Q. A team of astronomers at China’s Shanghai Astronomical Observatory has discovered breathable oxygen in the galaxy outside of Milky Way for the 1st time. The article was published by which journal?

Answer- Astrophysical Journal

Q. The Habitable-Zone Planet Finder (HPF), an astronomical spectrograph has validated its 1st exoplanet named as ________.

Answer- G9-40b

Q. Dommaraju Gukesh who is in news recently (Feb 2020) related to which sports?

Answer- Chess

Q. The 1st ever Khelo India University games was inaugurated at?

Answer- Cuttack, Odisha

Source: The Hindu, The Economic Times, The Indian Express, Press Information Bureau website

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