10 March 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

10 March 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

10 March 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

1. CISF celebrated 51st raising day on 10th March

  • Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) celebrated the 51st raising day on 10 March.
  • The day was celebrated by CISF personnel and their families.
  • On this day, the CISF was set up under an Act of the Parliament of India with a strength of 2,800 forces in 1969.
  • CISF was subsequently made an armed force of the Republic of India by another Act of Parliament passed on 15 June 1983.
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 Honours & Awards

2. Telangana’s VC ‘Praveen Rao’ wins Swaminathan Award

  • Telangana Agricultural University Vice-Chancellor V Praveen Rao has won the Dr MS Swaminathan Award (7th) for the period 2017-2019.
  • The award recognised his contributions in the fields of agricultural research, teaching, extension and administration.
  • This biennial national award was constituted by Retired ICAR Employees Association (RICAREA) and Nuziveedu Seeds Limited (NSL).
  • It carries a prize of Rs. 2 lakh and a citation.
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3. Mahim Verma to resign from BCCI VP

  • Mahim Verma will resign from the vice-president post of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
  • Earlier, Mr.  Verma elected as the Uttarakhand Cricket Association (UCA) secretary.
  • Mr. Verma was appointed as the BCCI's vice-president on October 23 last year.
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 National & International Appointments

4. Ashraf Ghani appointed as the president of Afghanistan

  • Ashraf Ghani was sworn in as the president of Afghanistan for a second term defeating his rival Abdullah.
  • The oath-taking ceremony of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was attended by hundreds of people, including visiting foreign dignitaries, diplomats and senior political figures.
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 Science & Technology

5. NASA announced the name of the 5th Mars (red planet) rover as Perseveran

  • NASA's next Mars rover is named ‘Perseverance’.
  • It is a six-wheeled robotic explorer and will blast off this summer to collect Martian samples for eventual return to Earth.
  • The rover is undergoing final preparations at NASA's Kennedy Space Centre.
  • The nameplate will be on the rover's robot arm and serve as a protective rock guard.
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 International Affairs

6. India remains second-largest arms importer in 2019

  • India remained the world’s second largest arms importer during the period 2015-19, with Russia being the largest supplier.
  • Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest importer of arms.
  • Pakistan was ranked at 11th position in arms imports in the world over as per the latest report
  • SIPRI stands for Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
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7. Poshan Abhiyan in Kerela remodelled under Sampushta Kerlam

  • The PM’s overreaching scheme for holistic nourishment, Poshan Abhiyaan is a multi-ministerial convergence mission to address malnutrition with a targeted approach by 2022.
  • Under this scheme various activities are being organised in Kerala and are remodelled under the banner "Sambushta Kerlam".
  • It is a central sponsored scheme and is implemented by Ministry of health and family welfare, ministry of rural development and ministry of women and child development.
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 National Affairs

8. Government sets up a committee on Kisan Rail

  • Union Government set up a committee comprising of representatives of Agriculture and Railway Ministries for the implementation of Kisan Rail.
  • Kisan Rail was proposed in the Union Budget 2020 to transfer perishables and doubling the farmers income by 2022 through public-private partnership (PPP) arrangements.
  • The committee will also investigate cold supply chain for perishables by starting the express and freight trains with refrigerated coaches.
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 National Affairs

9. Gujarat tops in domestic solar rooftop installation

  • Gujarat has topped the list in the installations of solar rooftop plants across the country with about 50,915 systems being fixed on domestic rooftops in the State to achieve renewable power generation goals.
  • Gujarat has adopted Surya Gujarat scheme for the implementation of the rooftop installation.
  • Maharashtra stands on the second position with 5,513 installations as on the same date.
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