05 March 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

05 March 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

05 March 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

1. Sunil Joshi appointed as the New Chairman of BCCI’s Selection Committee

  • Former India spinner Sunil Joshi is selected as the chairman of the national selection panel by the BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) replacing MSK Prasad.
  • Along with him, former fast bowler Harvinder Singh replaces Gagan Khoda in the panel as the committee member.
  • The CAC comprised of Madan Lal, RP Singh and Sulakshana Naik.
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 National & International Appointments

2. RBI’s Deputy Governor N S Vishwanathan resigned

  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor N S Vishwanathan, has quit three months ahead of his superannuation, on health grounds.
  • As a deputy governor, he was looking after key departments such as banking regulation, co-operative banking, non-banking regulation, deposit insurance, financial stability and inspection.
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 International Affairs

3. Luxembourg becomes first country to provide free public transport

  • Luxembourg abolished fares for trains, buses and other public transport to tackle road congestion and pollution, as well as supporting low earners.
  • Travellers can still pay for first class, at a cost of 660 euros a year.
  • Luxembourg has just over 600,000 inhabitants, but 214,000 travel for work every day from neighbouring Germany, Belgium and France, causing heavy traffic jams. causing greenhouse gas emissions.
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 National Affairs

4. Tribal Affairs Ministry constituted committee on CFR guidelines

  • The Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs recently constituted a committee under N C Saxena, former member of Planning Commission and National Advisory Council of India to examine and recommend Community Forest Resources (CFR) Guidelines under Forest Rights Act, 2006.
  • Committee will provide a report clarifying concepts and understandable guidelines for Forest resources.
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5. Mumbai to host International Olympic Committee Session 2023

  • Mumbai is set to host the International Olympic Committee's session 2023.
  • The year 2023 will be significant for India as it coincides with the India’s 75th independence year.
  • This will be the second-ever IOC session to be held in India after a long gap of 37 years.
  • India last hosted an IOC session way back in 1983 in New Delhi.
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 National Affairs

6. India observed Janaushadhi week from 1 to 7 March

  • Janaushadhi week is being celebrated across the country from 1stMarch to 7th March 2020.
  • On this occasion various activities like health checkup Camp, Jan Aushadhi Paricharcha, Jan Aushadhi ka sath are being undertaken by Janaushadhi Camps.
  • Event on women’s empowerment with the theme ‘Suvidha Se Sammaan’ was held on this occasion.
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7. Indian Army’s International Seminar ‘Pragyan Conclave 2020’ held in Delh

  • The Indian Army’s International Seminar “Pragyan Conclave 2020” held at Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi by Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS).
  • The 2-day event (4-5 March) with 4 sessions brings together cross-domain national and international experts to deliberate on the complex subject.
  • The overall theme of the seminar is ‘Changing Characteristics of Land Warfare and its Impact on the Military’.
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 National Affairs

8. Food and Hospitality fair ‘AAHAR’ began in New Delhi.

  • The 35th edition of AAHAR is being organized by India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), with support of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Agriculture and Processed Food Products Development Authority (APEDA) and several apex industry associations.
  • This 5-day fair will present a wide range of food products, machinery, hospitality, Food and Beverage Equipment and Decoration items, and Confectionery items from over 750 participants from India and overseas.
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 National Affairs

9. Google to launch Second Cloud Region in India

  • Google is all set to launch it’s second cloud region in India at New Delhi till 2021.
  • Google launched it’s first cloud region in Mumbai in 2017.
  • The new cloud region will expand Google's existing network which stands at 8 regions in the Asia Pacific and 22 regions globally.
  • It will also enable in-country disaster recovery for the customers' mission-critical applications.
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 State Affairs

10. Labour Minister launched Humasafar Mobile App

  • Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar has launched a mobile application named ‘Fuel Humsafar’ for delivery of diesel at doorsteps of Housing societies, hotels and hospitals in the National Capital Region including Gurugram, Ghaziabad, Noida, Faridabad, Hapur, Kundli, Manesar, and Bahadurgarh.
  • Humsafar has 12 bowser tankers in varying capacity from 4 kilolitres to 6 kilolitres and an experienced team of 35 people.
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11. Student Health Card scheme launched in the Union Territory Jammu and Ka

  • Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Girish Chander Murmu launched the “Student Health Card” scheme to check the malnutrition in school going children.
  • Under this, school children will undergo a regular checkup so that malnutrition can be prevented.
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 National & International Appointments

12. Seema Verma appointed as the key member of US-COVID task force

  • Leading Indian American health policy consultant Seema Verma has been appointed as one of the key members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force constituted by US President Donald Trump to combat Corona Virus.
  • The task force is led by Secretary, Health and Human Services Alex Azar.
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