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Current Affairs 18th March; 2020

JITHIN LAL , Published On:18-Mar-2020


                CURRENT AFFAIRS 


1.The Supreme Court gave notice to the Madhya Pradesh State Government to conduct a floor test.A bench headed by Justice Chandrachud issued the notice.

The Floor test is done  in order to prove the majority of a government. 

The Chief Minister or Prime Minister undergoes a  vote of confidence.

If he gains majority support, he continues to remain in power else he has to resign.


2.India  signs a Memorandum of Understanding for construction of new schools in Nepal .

India is to provide 107.01 million Nepali rupees.

Under the MoU, India is to provide 107.01 million Nepali rupees.he India-Nepal relations began in 1950 with a Treaty of Friendship and peace signed between the countries.


3.Ministry of Finance evaluated the Government of India about the agreement between India and the Government of Brunei Darussalam. 

The Agreement will help in  the exchange of information, including banking and ownership information, between the two countries for tax purposes. 

 It will also develop  mutual cooperation between the two countries by providing an effective framework for the exchange of information in tax matters in order to curb tax evasion and tax avoidance.


4.Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has finalized and placed the Draft National Policy for Rare Diseases on its official website. It was announced by the Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Ashwini Kumar Choubey. 

A component of rare diseases has been included in the draft. It was made effective from 1 January 2019.

 Under the Umbrella Scheme of Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi, the Ministry has included one-time financial assistance up to Rs.15 lakh to patients belonging to families living below the threshold poverty line for treatment of specified Rare Diseases amenable to one-time treatment in Government hospitals.  

The financial assistance covers disorders amenable to treatment with Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT), including such Lysosomal Storage Disorders (LSDs) for which Enzyme Replacement Therapy (ERT) is presently not available and severe form of Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) type I within first two years of age.


5.The Ministry of Finance announced  that more than Rs.20,466.94 crores of loans had been sanctioned under Stand Up India Scheme to over 91,000 accounts up to 10 March 2020. The information was given by , Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs.

The Stand Up India Scheme was started  by the Government of India on 5 April 2016 by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is a part of the Department of Financial Services'  to promote entrepreneurial projects.


The main objective of the Stand Up India Scheme is to promote entrepreneurship among the scheduled caste (SC), scheduled tribes (ST), and women by loaning money to start a new business.


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Q. Ragini is a popular folk song of which state?


Q.Which whale is known for its intelligence?

     Sperm Whale

Q.Who discovered Aspirin medicine?


Q.Who discovered blood circulation?

     William Harvey

Q.Who discovered a blood group?

     Land steiner

Q.What is the difference between IST and GMT?

     5 Hours 30 Minutes

Q.Very thin bend of himalaya is known as?

     Syntaxial bending

Q.Dyarchy was introduced through which act?

     Government of India Act of 1919

Q.The Indian legislature was made Bi-cameral for the first time by?

     Government of India Act of 1919

Q.Which act introduced communal electorate in India?

     Indian council act of 1861

Q.In which year did the parliament adopt Indian constitution?


Q.Maithali & Santali was added by which amendment?

     92nd C.A 2003

Q.Lingaraja temple built during the medieval period is located at?


Q.Who discovered the RH factor?

     Landsteiner & Weiner

Q.Regur soil is best suitable for?


Q.The mammal which lays eggs is?

     Duck Billed Platypus

Q.First classical language is?


Q.Oldest Indian language is?


Q.Who wrote the composition Bhaja Govindam?

     Adi Shankaracharya

Q.Who wrote the book Gita Govindam?


Q.What is the name of the only Island district of India and where it is situated?

     Majuli Island in Assam

Q.Who was the court physician of Kanishka?


Q.Project Sankalp started for the purpose of?

     To eliminate AIDS/HIV

Q.Ring of fire found commonly in?

     Pacific ocean

Q.Eustachian tube is located in which part of human body?


Q.Which is called the "Land of the midnight Sun"?


Q.What was "Komagata Maru"?

     A ship

Q.India has a land boundary of?



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



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