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Daily GK Update 11th 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 11th 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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National News

1. New Delhi hosts National Conference on Women in Police and CAPFs 

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Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Zubin Irani has inaugurated the “National Conference on Women in Police and CAPFs (Central Armed Police Forces)”. The national conference was held in New Delhi and was organized by the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR & D). During the conference, a hand-out- ‘BPR & D Mirror- Gender Bender’ and a book titled “To Greater Heights” was also released by Smriti Irani.

International News

2. “COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator” fund launched

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“COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator” is a new fund which has been launched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome and Mastercard. The $125 Million fund has been launched to accelerate technologies to fight against the COVID-19 epidemic and has been designed to identify, assess, develop and scale treatments to the COVID-19 disease outbreak. The fund aims to assess new and repurposed drugs and biologics to cure patients suffering from COVID-19 in the immediate term, and also capable of curing other viral pathogens in the future.

State News

3. “Mission Shakti” a department for SHGs to be openend in Odisha 

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An exclusive department for Self Help Group (SHGs) called “Mission Shakti” will be openend in Odisha. With this, Odisha will become the first state to have such kind of department. It aims for the development of women & is dedicated to all the women of Odisha.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Governor of Odisha: Ganeshi Lal.
  • Chief Minister of Odisha: Naveen Patnaik.
  • Capital of Odisha: Bhubaneswar.
  • National Park of Odisha: Bhitarkanika National Park and Simlipal National Park.

4. University of Ranchi launches “RADIO KHANCHI 90.4 FM Aap Sabka Radio”

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University of Ranchi has launched its own Community Radio Station named as RADIO KHANCHI 90.4 FM Aap Sabka Radio. The radio was launched on the occassion of International Women’s Day and would provide help to university students which is spread over a campus of more than 15 kms. Radio Khanchi under Ranchi University remains to be the first-ever University in the Eastern Zone to be gifted with a Community Radio Station by Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and sponsored by Information and Public Relations Department, Government of Jharkhand.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Governor of Jharkhand: Droupadi Murmu.
  • Chief Minister of Jharkhand: Hemant Soren.
  • Ranchi is the capital of Jharkhand.
  • Jharkhand was created on 15h November 2000.

Appointments News

5. Nupur Kulshrestha becomes 1st woman DIG of Indian Coast Guard

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Nupur Kulshrestha becomes the first woman to be promoted as Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Indian Coast Guard. She joined Indian Coast Guard in 1999. The Indian Coast Guard is a multi-mission organization, conducting round-the-year real-life operations at sea.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Director-General of Indian Coast Guard: Krishnaswamy Natarajan.
  • Headquarters of Indian Coast Guard: New Delhi.

Awards and Rewards

6. V Praveen Rao wins MS Swaminathan Award for the period 2017-2019

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Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University Vice-Chancellor V Praveen Rao has won the 7th Dr MS Swaminathan Award. He has won the award for the period 2017-2019. He has been awarded for his contributions in the fields of agricultural research, teaching, extension and administration. Praveen Rao handled 13 research & 6 consultancy projects on micro-irrigation in India, Israel and South Africa.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Telangana: K Chandrasekhar Rao.
  • Governor of Telangana: Tamilisai Soundararajan.
  • Capital of Telangana: Hyderabad.

Schemes and Committees

7. GoI constitutes committee to decide modalities of Kisan Rail

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The Union Government of India has constituted a committee to decide modalities of Kisan Rail. This committee has been formed under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare along with representatives of the Indian Railways. “Kisan Rail” is planned to be set up through the public-private-partnership (PPP) mode and will facilitate a cold supply chain to transport the perishable goods. It was proposed by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during her budget speech of 2020-21 to set up a seamless National Cold Supply Chain for perishables like fish, milk and meat.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Union Minister of Railways: Piyush Goyal.
  • Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare: Narendra Singh Tomar.
  • Union Mininster of Finance: Nirmala Sitharaman.

Ranks and Reports

8. Andhra Pradesh ranked 1st in overall implementation of Poshan Abhiyan

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Andhra Pradesh has been ranked 1st in the country for the overall implementation of Prime Minister’s Overreaching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment (POSHAN) Abhiyaan. The above ranking was released in a NITI Aayog’s report named as “Transforming Nutrition in India: POSHAN Abhiyaan”. The 2nd anniversary of POSHAN Abhiyaan is being recognized by celebrating Poshan Pakhwada from 8th-22nd March 2020. Tamil Nadu has topped the list of the states in terms of the number of participants in the programme.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh: Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy.
  • Governor of Andhra Pradesh: Biswa Bhushan Harichandan.
  • Capital of Andhra Pradesh: Amaravati.
  • Sri Venkateswara National Park is located in the Chittoor and Cuddapah districts of the state of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Visakhapatnam Port (Opened December 19, 1933) is one of 13 major ports in India and the only major port of Andhra Pradesh. It is India’s second-largest port by volume of cargo handled.

9. Gujarat ranks 1st in domestic solar rooftop installations

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Gujarat has topped the list for domestic solar rooftop installations with 64% of domestic solar installations. Nearly 50,915 systems being fixed on domestic rooftops in the State as on March 2, 2020. The State government of Gujarat has adopted a solar rooftop scheme “Surya Gujarat” to cover about eight lakh domestic electricity consumers under the scheme by 2022.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Gujarat: Vijay Rupani; Governor of Gujarat: Acharya Dev Vrat.
  • Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, also known as Sasan Gir, is a forest and wildlife sanctuary near Talala Gir in Gujarat, India.
  • The Sardar Sarovar Dam is a gravity dam on the Narmada river near Navagam, Gujarat.

Sports News

10. PV Sindhu wins BBC Indian Sportswoman of Year Award

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PV Sindhu has won the inaugural edition of BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year Award for 2019. She was conferred the award during the BBC award ceremony held in New Delhi. She was nominated for the award along with four other contenders namely para-badminton player Manasi Joshi, boxer Mary Kom, sprinter Dutee Chand and wrestler Vinesh Phogat. BBC has also conferred former Indian sprinter PT Usha with the Lifetime Achievement award. She has been awarded for her contribution to Indian sports.

11. Wasim Jaffer announces retirement from all forms of cricket

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Former India opener Wasim Jaffer has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. He made his Test and ODI debut for India against South Africa in 2006. He has represented India in 31 Tests, scoring 1,944 runs at an average of 34.11.

Obituaries News

12. Swedish actor Max von Sydow passes away

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Max von Sydow, the Swedish actor who was nominated for two Oscars during his career passed away. The actor featured in various films and TV series. Max Von Sydow was nominated for Oscars as best actor in 1988 for Pelle the Conqueror. He was also nominated for Academy awards in the category of best supporting actor for his role in movie “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”.

Books and Authors

13. Naveen Patnaik releases book titled “The Adventures of the Daredevil Democrat”

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A comic book titled “The Adventures of the Daredevil Democrat’ has been released by the chief minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik on the occasion of the 104th birth anniversary of former Odisha CM Late Biju Patnaik in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The book deals about the life and works of legendary leader and Naveen Patnaik’s father Biju Patnaik.

Miscellaneous News

14. New Delhi to host an exhibition titled “Jallianwala Bagh”

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An exhibition titled “Jallianwala Bagh” is scheduled to be held in New Delhi. “Jallianwala Bagh” exhibition will be inaugurated by Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel on the occasion of 130th Foundation Day of National Archives of India (NAI). The exhibition aims to commemorate the centenary of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre covering a period from 1915 to 1950. This exhibition will be based on the original documents.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal; Lieutenant Governor: Anil Baijal.

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