03 March 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

03 March 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

03 March 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

1. World Wildlife Day being observed today

  • World Wildlife Day is observed globally on 3rd March to celebrate and raise awareness regarding varied forms of wild fauna and flora.
  • The theme of World Wildlife Day 2020 is “Sustaining all life on Earth” and the year 2020 is known as “biodiversity super year.”
  • The theme of World Wildlife Day 2020 aligns with Sustainable Development Goals 1, 12, 14 and 15 of the United Nations.
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 State Affairs

2. Arunachal Assembly implements e-Vidhan project, goes paperless

  • The Arunachal Pradesh Assembly went paperless with the implementation of e-Vidhan, a project under the Digital India programme.
  • Now, MLAs can access every information regarding the Assembly, see the list of business, read questions and other documents pertaining to House proceedings through their laptops & tablet.
  • Union Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs is the ''nodal ministry'' for the implementation of e-Vidhan in all the 31 states and UT of the country.
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 State Affairs

3. Historic city square in Jammu renamed as ‘Bharat Mata Chowk’

  • The historic City Chowk, the commercial hub in old Jammu renamed as ‘Bharat Mata Chowk’.
  • The renaming of the chowk drew, people urged the JMC to focus more on development and cleanliness rather than changing names.
  • Every year people are hoisting the tricolour on Republic and Independence days in this chowk.
  • The starting point of the circular road (Panjtirthi in the city) was named by the JMC as ‘Atal Chowk’.
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4. Azlan Shah Cup Hockey Tournament postponed due to Coronavirus

  • The prestigious Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament (29th edition) was pushed from April to Sep-Oct in Ipoh, Malaysia this year in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak across the world.
  • The participating teams in this edition's tournament were Australia, Canada, Japan, hosts Malaysia, Pakistan and South Korea.
  • The Azlan Shah Cup is the latest sporting event to be affected by the deadly coronavirus, which has claimed more than 3,000 lives and infected 86,000 people.
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 Honours & Awards

5. Two names submitted for inclusion in the World Heritage List for the year 2

  • Government of India has submitted two nomination dossiers namely 'Dholavira: A Harappan City' and 'Monuments and Forts of Deccan Sultanate' for inclusion in the World Heritage List for the year 2020.
  • Dholavira is an archaeological site at Khadirbet in Bhachau Taluka of Kutch District, in Gujarat.
  • The Deccan sultanates were five dynasties that ruled late medieval kingdoms, namely, Bijapur, Golkonda, Ahmadnagar, Bidar, and Berar.
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 National Affairs

6. Government permits Wifi on Flights

  • Government has permitted airlines operating in India to provide in-flight Wi-Fi services to passengers.
  • The Pilot-in-Command may permit the access of Internet services by passengers on board an aircraft in flight, through Wi-Fi onboard
  • Wi-Fi is a family of wireless networking technologies, commonly used for local area networking of devices and Internet access.
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 National Affairs

7. Week-long “EKAM Fest” begins in New Delhi

  • National Handicapped Finance Development Corporation (NHFDC) under the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry has organised “EKAM exhibition-cum-Fair” in New Delhi.
  • The fest is organised to promote craftsmanship and products of Divyang artisans and entrepreneurs.
  • EKAM stands for Entrepreneurship, Knowledge, Awareness, Marketing.

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 State Affairs

8. Grand Rangotsav in Mathura Vrindavan begins

  • Grand Rangotsav showcasing the unique colours of holi has began with the famous Laddoo Holi in Mathura Vrindavan followed by Latthmar Holi, Chadi Holi and foolon ki holi.
  • On this occasion, various Ghats along with 35 temples will be be illuminated through "coloured concept lighting" in Mathura, Vrindavan, Barsana and Nandgaon, including Krishna Janmabhoomi, Dwarkadhish Temple and intersections in the towns.
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 National Affairs

9. Centre declared National Chambal Sanctuary in MP as eco-sensitive zone

  • The Government of India has declared 870 sq km area around National Chambal Century (Madhya Pradesh) as the Economic Sensitive Zone for conservation of its ecology.
  • It lies across Sheopur, Morena and Bhind districts of Madhya Pradesh.
  • The sanctuary is located along river Chambal which is the cleanest river and harbours fresh water dolphin, nine species of turtle, 75% endangered species of Gharial and 180 species of migratory birds.
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 National Affairs

10. Pusha Krishi Vigyan Mela 2020 held in Delhi

  • Union Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated the Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela 2020 in at the Mela Ground of ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.
  • The Mela will demonstrate Rabi crops, protected cultivation of flowers and vegetables, display and sale of farm equipments developed by ICAR-IARI and other agricultural Institutes.
  • Participating farmers as well as the visitors of the mela will be facilitated with the free health check-up during the occasion.
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 International Affairs

11. China took the presidency of UN Security Council for March 2020

  • China has taken over the presidency of the UN Security Council for the month of March 2020 from Belgium to promote solidarity and cooperation in this capacity.
  • China is the permanent member of UN.
  • The Security Council was established by the UN Charter in 1945 with the responsibility to maintain international peace and security. The council has 15 members (5 permanent 10 non-permanent members).
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