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Current Affairs 15th March; 2020

JITHIN LAL , Published On:15-Mar-2020

 

                CURRENT AFFAIRS 

1. The President of the United States of America Donald Trump has declared national emergency over the spread of corona virus.Also, the government has allocated 50 billion USD to fight against the disease.

In India Emergency shall be proclaimed under Article 352. Also, it shall be proclaimed only when the President is satisfied.

The article allows for emergencies only when there is security threat to the country or to a region.

The President shall proclaim emergency only when the union cabinet under the Prime Minister advises him to do so.

 

2.The National Mission for Clean Ganga organized “Ganga Amantran Abhiyan” (GAA).

The National Mission for Clean Ganga organized “Ganga Amantran Abhiyan” (GAA).

Expedition is conducted between Devprayag and Ganga Sagar. Devprayag is the place where two rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi meet to form the mighty Ganges. Ganga Sagar is a part of Sunderbans.

The mission is now being operated under the Ministry of Jal Shakti. It is registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860.

 

3.The Government of India recently brought hand sanitizers and masks under Essential Commodities Act.Till 30th June, 2020, these products are to remain under Essential Commodities Act.

The GoI has brought these commodities under the act by amending Schedule of Essential Commodities Act, 1955.

When the products are listed as essential products, their prices and supply shall be intervened by the government.By doing so, profiteering of the products during their high demand is prevented.

 

4.The GST Council met for the 39th time in New Delhi.

The Council was headed by the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman.

The Council has increased the GST of mobile phones from 12% to 18%.It reduced the tax on handmade and machine made matchsticks to 12%. Also, the GST on maintenance repair overhaul services of aircraft was reduced from 18% to 5%.

 

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STATIC AFFAIRS 

 

Q.Which economist first used the term ‘Political economics’?

       Professor Pigou

Q.The reign of which ruler is called the era of Marble or architecture?

       Shahjahan

Q.Which is the first open university in India?

       Andhra Pradesh open university

Q.Nefa is the old name of which state?

       Arunachal pradesh

Q.Khel gopala is a famous folk dance associated with which state?

       Assam

Q.The largest producer of peanuts in the world is?

   China

Q.The united nations organisation came into existence in?

       1945, 24 Oct

Q.Which desert is rich in gold reserves?

       Atacama deserts (Chile)

Q.The major objective of monetary policy is?

       Control inflation & deflation

Q,In mammals, an important role of excretion is played by?

       Kidneys

Q.Anemometer is an instrument used for measuring?

       Wind speed

Q.Who built the Konark’s sun temple?

       Nrsimhadev 1

Q.The material used in electric heaters is?

       Nichrome

Q.The material used in the Bulb is?

       Tungsten

 

Q.The northern style of temple is known as?

       Nagora

Q.The narrow land between two seas & oceans is called?

       Isthmus

Q.Nagina mosque situated in?

       Fatehpur sikri

Q.Which tree is drought tolerant?

       Plum

Q.Which country was previously known as ‘Ceylon’?

       Sri Lanka

Q.Which carnivorous plant eats insects?

       Venus flytrap, Pitcher plant, Subdews 

Q.The reign of which ruler is called the golden era of Hindi?

        Akbar

Q.The reign of which ruler is called the golden era of Painting?

       Jahangir

Q. Which is the first university of agriculture?

        Pant nagar university (Uttrakhand)

Q. When was the Gandhi-Irvin pact taken place?

        5th march 1931

Q.Who was responsible for the first lawful hindu widow remarriage among the upper caste 

       in India?

       Ishwar chandra Vidyasagar

Q.Who was the leader of Bardoli Satyagraha?

       Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel

Q.As per British colonial authorities Who was the father of the Indian Unrest?

       Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Q.Which symbol is associated with Buddha’s Birth?

       Lotus

Q.Muslim league was founded in the year?

       1906

 

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

 

 






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