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Daily GK Update 08th March 2020: Read Daily GK-Current Affairs Update

Daily GK updates are incorporated with the important news that made the current affairs headlines for banking or other competitive exams. Daily GK Update is the complete bag of the important news that held all day long. One should have complete knowledge about the banking terms, current affairs news, etc. So, here is the GK update of 08th March 2020 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt Current Affairs Quiz.

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International News

1. Denys Shmygal becomes Ukraine’s new prime minister

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Ukraine parliament approved Denys Shmygal as a new prime minister of Ukraine. He is the nominee of Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Ukraine. He won by majority, previously he held the post as the Deputy Prime Minister in charge of regional Development & before that was governor of the western Ivano-Frankivsk region. Ukraine Parliament also approved Oleksiy Honcharuk resignation who is previous Prime Minister of Ukraine.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • President of Ukraine: Volodymyr Zelensky.
  • Capital of Ukraine: Kyiv.
  • Currency of Ukraine: Ukrainian hryvnia.

Agreements

2. Paytm & Hyderabad Metro tie up for QR-based tickets

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Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd in partnership with Paytm has launched a QR-code-based metro ticketing system at Rasoolpura metro station Hyderabad, Telangana. The new service will enable commuters to travel seamlessly and avoid queues to buy tokens at the metro stations. They can now simply purchase a QR ticket on their Paytm app, which can be displayed at the Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) gates to proceed for the journey.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Paytm founder: Vijay Shekhar Sharma.
  • Paytm Headquarters: Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Paytm founded: 2010.

Appointments

3. Bimal Julka becomes new Chief Information Commissioner of India

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Bimal Julka is appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of India. President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office to Bimal Julka as Chief Information Commissioner (CIC). The oath ceremony was held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Sudhir Bhargava was the former CIC of the country retired on January 11, 2020.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Headquarters of Central Information Commission: New Delhi.

Awards

4. Times of India Sports Awards 2019 announced

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The 4th edition of TOISA (Times of India Sports Awards) awards honoured the best Indian in 2019 sports in New Delhi, India. The event was powered by BHIM-UPI (Bharat Interface for Money- Unified Payments Interface). Rohit Sharma was named as the Cricketer of the year and PV Sindhu was named as the Sportsperson of the year as she won gold at the World Championships in Basel, Switzerland.

Below is the complete list of winners of Times of India Awards 2019:

S. No. Award Award Winner
1 Sports person of the Year P.V. Sindhu
2 Cricketer of the year Rohit Sharma
3 Team of the year Indian men’s Hockey Team
4 Coach of the year Jaspal Rana
5 Inspiration of the year Rani Rampal
6 Mentor of the year Pullela Gopichand
7 Change agent of the year Odisha
8 Corporate supporter of the year Reliance Foundation
9 Unbreakable Spirit of Sports P.V. Sindu
10 Youth Icon of the year Vijendra Singh
11 Lifetime Achievement Bhaichung Bhutia
12 Icon of the year Balbir Singh

Summits and Conference

5. Sri Lanka to host 5th BIMSTEC Summit in September

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The 5th edition of BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) Summit 2020 to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka in the month of September 2020. The summit will be preceded by the 17th Ministerial Meeting and 21st Senior Officials Meeting by the end of 2020.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • President of Sri Lanka: Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
  • Prime Minister of Sri Lanka: Mahinda Rajapaksa.
  • Capital of Sri Lanka: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte.
  • Currency of Sri Lanka:  Sri Lankan rupee.

Sports

6. West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard becomes 1st player to play 500 T20s

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West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard has become the 1st player in the history of T20 (Twenty20) cricket to feature in 500 matches during the field against Sri Lanka for the first T20I in Pallekele, Srilanka. The jersey had the all-rounder’s name at the back along with the number 500. Dwayne Bravo is second in the list with 453 matches under his belt so far. Chris Gayle is at the third spot in the list as he has featured in 404 T20 matches.

7. Defending champion Australia wins Women’s T20 World Cup title

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Defending champions Australia wins Women’s T20 World Cup 2020. Australia bowled India out for 99 runs to clinch the final by 85 runs for a record-extending fifth Women’s T20 World Cup title at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Australia. Beth Mooney has been adjudged Player of the Tournament & Alyssa Healy has been adjudged the Player of the Match.

Some key statistics of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020:
  • Top highest run scorer of the tournament: Beth Mooney (259).
  • Top wicket taker of the tournament: Megan Schutt (13).

Important Days

8. International Women’s Day observed globally on 8th March

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International Women’s Day is celebrated on the 8th of March every year. This day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. The theme of International Women’s Day 2020 is, I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights. And the campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2020 is #EachforEqual.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Secretary General of United Nations: Antonio Guterres.
  • United Nations founded: 24 October 1945.
  • Headquarters of United Nations: New York, United States.

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