Latest Current Affairs of March 2020

The Indian-origin American author who has been chosen to be awarded the PEN/Hemingway Award 2020 for her first novel A Prayer for TravelersRuchika Tomar
The former Indian footballer, Padmashree and Arjuna awardee, who passed away on 20 March 2020PK Banerjee
The high level technical committee of 21 Public Health Experts constituted by Govt of India for preventing and controlling COVID-19 in the country is headed by Dr V K Paul
The special train to be launched by SIDBI fro new entrepreneurs on June 5 starting from Lucknow and covering 7000 km & 11 cities in 15 days is namedSwalamban Express
The team which has won the third Indian Super League (ISL) trophy defeating Chennaiyin FC in the finals at the Fatorda Stadium in GoaATK FC
The former Chief Justice of India who has been nominated to the Rajya Sabha by the Indian President Shri Ram Nath KovindShri Ranjan Gogoi
The former chief financial officer and deputy managing director of State Bank of India who has been appointed the MD and CEO of Yes BankPrashant Kumar
The team which has won the 2019-20 Ranji Trophy title defeating Bengal in the finals at RajkotSaurashtra
The venue of Wings-2020 the biennial civil aviation and aerospace event organised by Ministry of Civil Aviation, Airports Authority of India and FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry)Begumpet, Hyderabad
The snooker player who has won the National Snooker Championship (Women's) defeating Vidya Pillai in the finals Amee Kamani
The well-known snooker player who has won the National Snooker Championship defeating Ishpreet Singh in the finals in AhmedabadPankaj Advani
The place at which the first ever Khelo India Winter Games were inaugurated by Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Gulmarg, J&K
The former Indian cricketer who has been appointed the Chairman of National Selection Panle of BCCI replacing MSK PrasadSunil Joshi
The former Secretary General of the United Nations Organisation who passed away on 04 March 2020Jaivier Perez de Cuellar
The European country which has become the first in the world to make public transport free in order to reduce traffic jamsLuxembourg
The new Finance Secretary of India replacing Shri Rajiv Kumar Ajay Bhushan Pandey
The new Prime Minister of Malaysia appointed after the resignation of Mr. Mahathir MohammedMuhyiddin Yassin
The new explosive detection device developed by High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) Pune and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and unveiled at the National Workshop on Explosive Detection (NWED-2020) in Pune is namedRaIDer-X

Abel Prize 2020

1. Hillel Furstenberg (Israel-American) and

2. Gregory Margulis (Russian-American)


New Chief Ministers

Madhya Pradesh: Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan (4th time)


2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup

From 21 February to 08 March 2020

Hosts: Australia

Winners: Australia (record 5th title)

Runners-up: India

Participants: Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Bangladesh and Thailand

Player of the series: Beth Mooney (Australia)

Most Runs: Beth Mooney (Australia)

Most Wickets: Megan Schutt (Australia)

Player of the final match: Alyssa Healy

Final played at: Melbourne

Captain of the Indian team: Harmanpreet Kaur


TIMES OF INDIA SPORTS AWARDS 2019

Sportsperson of the Year 2019: P V Sindhu (Badminton)

Para-athlete of the Year: Manasi Joshi and Pramod Bhagat (Badminton)

Team of the Year: Men's Hockey Team

Coach of the Year: Jaspal Rana (Shooting)

Mentor of the Year: Pullela Gopichand (Badminton)

Icon of the Century: Balbir Singh (Hockey)

Lifetime Achievement: Baichung Bhutia (Football)

Change Agent of the Year: Odisha


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Important Days of March

Zero Discrimination Day: 01 March 2020

Designated by: UNAIDS

First Observed in: 2014

World Wildlife Day: 03 March 2020

Designated by: United nations General Assembly

Theme: Sustaining all life on Earth

First Observed in: 2014

World Hearing Day: 03 March 2020

Designated by: W.H.O.

Theme: Hearing for Life - Don't let hearing loss limit you

First Observed in: 2007

International Women's Day: 08 March 2020

Designated by: U.N.O.

Theme: I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights

First Observed by UN in: 1975

World Kidney Day: 14 March 2020

Designated by: International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF)

Theme: Kidney Health for Everyone, Everywhere - from Prevention to Detection and Equitable Access to Care

First Observed in: 2006

World Consumer Rights Day: 15 March 2020

Designated by: Consumers International

Theme: The Sustainable Consumer

First Observed in: 1983

International Day of Happiness: 20 March 2020

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 2013

International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination: 21 March 2020

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 1966

International Day of Forests: 21 March 2020

Designated by: UN General Assembly

Theme: Forests and Biodiversity

First Observed in: 2013

World Poetry Day: 21 March 2020

Designated by: UNESCO

First Observed in: 2000

World Down Syndrome Day: 21 March 2020

Designated by: UN General Assembly

Focus: We Decide

First Observed in: 2012

World Water Day: 22 March 2020

Designated by: UN General Assembly

Theme: Water and Climate Change

First Observed in: 1993

World Tuberculosis Day: 24 March 2020

Designated by: WHO

Theme: It's Time

First Observed in: 1982

International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims: 24 March 2020

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 2011

International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade: 25 March 2020

Designated by: UN General Assembly

Theme: Confronting Slavery’s Legacy of Racism Together

First Observed in: 2008


World Happiness Index 2020

#Country#Country
1.Finland66Pakistan
2.Denmark92Nepal
3.Switzerland94China
4.Iceland107Bangladesh
5.Norway144India



New GST Rates

The following changes in the GST rates wef 01 April 2020 have been notified by The Goods and Services Tax Council

GST increased on mobile phones to 18 per cent from 12 per cent.

GST decreased on maintenance, repair and overhaul services for aircraft to 5 per cent from 12 per cent.

GST on handmade and machine-made matchsticks has been rationalized to 12 per cent.



Nari Shakti Puraskar 2019

#NameState
1.Padala BhudeviAndhra Pradesh
2.Bina DeviBihar
3.Arifa JanJammu & Kashmir
4.Chami MurmuJharkhand
5.Nilza WangmoLadakh
6.Rashmi UrdhwardesheMaharashtra
7.Mann KaurPunjab
8.Kalavati DeviUttar Pradesh
9.Tashi and Nungshi MalikUttarakhand
10.Kaushiki ChakrobortyWest Bengal
11.Avani Chaturvedi, Bhawanna Kanth, Mohana Singh JitarwalIndian Air Force
12.Bhageerathi Amma and Karthyayini AmmaKerala




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