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Daily GK Update 12th March 2020: Read Daily GK-Current Affairs Update_50.1Daily 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 12th March 2020 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt Current Affairs Quiz.

National News

1. GoI plans to have at least one PMBJP Kendra in every block

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Government of Indian is planning to have at least one Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya JanAushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) Kendra in each block of India. The above plans are to be executed successfully by the end of year 2020. The above announcement was made during the ‘Jan Aushadhi Diwas’ celebrations held in Kathua, Jammu & Kashmir.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir: Girish Chandra Murmu.

International News

2. ‘Joy Bangla’ declared as national slogan of Bangladesh

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The High Court of Bangladesh has declared ‘Joy Bangla’ as the national slogan of Bangladesh. The court has directed the authorities to ensure that teachers and students use the slogan after assembly. The two-judge bench of High Court asked the authorities to take necessary steps so that all the people holding constitutional posts and state officials use ‘Joy Bangla’ after their speeches on national days and other appropriate occasions.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Prime Minister of Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina; Capital: Dhaka; Currency: Taka.

3. WHO officially declares COVID-19 as a pandemic

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The World Health Organization has officially declared COVID-19 as a pandemic as it spread freely to more than 100 countries around the world. A pandemic is declared when a new disease for which people do not have immunity spreads around the world beyond expectations. COVID-19 is a disease caused by the novel coronavirus which originated in China.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Headquarters of WHO: Geneva, Switzerland; Director general of WHO: Tedros Adhanom.

State News

4. ‘Fagli’ festival celebrated in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh

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The traditional ‘Fagli’ festival was celebrated in Yangpa village of Kinnaur district, Himachal Pradesh to observe the “victory of good over evil”. This festival is celebrated to mark the end of winter or the beginning of spring. It is celebrated in the entire valley on the moonless night or Amavasya.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh: Jai Ram Thakur.
  • Governor of Himachal Pradesh: Bandaru Dattatraya.
  • Pin Valley National Park is a beautiful place, located in the Lahaul and Spiti district of the state of Himachal Pradesh.

5. “NIGHA” app launched by Andhra govt to ensure ‘clean and healthy’ elections

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The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has launched ‘NIGHA’ app to ensure ‘clean and healthy’ elections. This would be done by curbing the use of money and alcohol in the upcoming local body elections. The Panchayat Raj Department has set up the NIGHA app to empower common citizens to lodge complaints seamlessly.

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.
  • Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park is a solar park in Panyam Mandal of Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh.

Business

6. Japanese company Hakuhodo acquires AdGlobal360

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Indian MarTech Company, AdGlobal360 has been acquired by Japanese company Hakuhodo Inc for an undisclosed sum. Adglobal360 is India’s fastest growing MarTech Company headquartered in Gurugram, Haryana. The MarTech Company facilitates its customers with end to end digital solutions.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
  • CEO of AdGlobal360: Rakesh Yadav.
  • President of Hakuhodo International: Nobuaki Kondo.

Agreements

7. PhonePe inks partnership with ICICI Bank for UPI Transactions

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PhonePe has tied up with ICICI Bank for UPI transactions. PhonePe earlier partnered with Yes Bank, but after YES Bank has been placed under moratorium by Reserve Bank of India due to which UPI transactions at PhonePe got disrupted.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • The parent organization of Phonepe: Flipkart.
  • Phonepe founded: December 2015.
  • CEO of Phonepe: Sameer Nigam.
  • Headquarters location: Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Appointments News

8. LT Gen KJS Dhillon will take over as DG DIA & DCIDS

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Lt Gen KJS Dhillon will assume the charge of Director-General Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) and Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Intelligence). DIA and DCIDS is a department that comes under the Chief of Defence Staff in the newly created Department of Military Affairs. DIA and DCIDS are responsible for collating technical as well as human intelligence for the three armed forces.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • 28th Chief of Army Staff: General Manoj Mukund Naravane.
  • Chief of Defence Staff: Bipin Rawat.
  • The motto of Indian Army: “Service Before Self”.
  • Headquarters of Indian Army: New Delhi.

Awards News

9. Maharaja Ranjit Singh named greatest world leader in BBC Poll

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Maharaja Ranjit Singh has been named as the “Greatest Leader of All Time” in a poll conducted by ‘BBC World Histories Magazine’. He was the 19th-century ruler of the Sikh Empire in India. Singh’s name was nominated by Lockwood, who is an assistant professor of history at the University of Alabama, as a modernising and uniting force, whose reign “marked a golden age for Punjab and north-west India”.

Ranks and Reports

10. Gaurav Gupta & Byju Raveendran on WEF’s Young Global Leaders list

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Byju Classes’ founder Byju Raveendran and Zomato’s co-founder Gaurav Gupta are among the five Indians named by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in its new list of 115 Young Global Leaders. Raveendran, who launched Byju’s as a learning app in 2015, calls himself a teacher by choice and an entrepreneur by chance. Gupta’s Zomato has been a pioneering food technology start-up, which he launched as a table reservation business and then scaled it up across India, the UAE and Australia. The other three Indians on the list includes Tara Singh Vachani (CEO of Antara Senior Living), Vinati Mutreja (Managing Director and CEO, Vinati Organics Limited), Swapan Mehra (CEO, Iora Ecological Solutions).

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Headquarters of World Economic Forum: Cologny-Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Founder of World Economic Forum: Klaus Schwab.
  • President of World Economic Forum: Borge Brende.
  • World Economic Forum founded: January 1971.

11. Taylor Swift named “Google’s most-searched women in music”

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Google has shared the data on the most looked-up women on the Internet on the occasion of International Women’s Day i.e. on 8th of March 2020.

Here is the complete list released by Google:

  • Google’s most-searched for woman in Music of 2020: Taylor Swift.
  • Google’s most-searched for woman in Sports of 2020: Serena Williams.
  • Google’s most-searched for woman in Comedy of 2020: Awkwafina.
  • Google’s most-searched for woman in Novelists of 2020: Toni Morrison.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Google CEO: Sundar Pichai; Headquarters: California, United States.

Summits and Conferences

12. Hyderabad hosts “Wings India 2020”

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Ministry of Civil Aviation and Airports Authority of India (AAI) along with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is organizing “Wings India 2020” event at Hyderabad, Telangana. “Wings India 2020” is a civil aviation business exhibition and air show which is organized once in every two years.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Union Minister of Civil Aviation: Hardeep Singh Puri.

Important Days

13. World Kidney Day observed globally on 12th March 2020

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World Kidney Day is observed globally on the second Thursday of March every year.  This year World Kidney Day is observed on 12th March 2020. The theme of the 2020 World Kidney day is “Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere–from Prevention to Detection and Equitable Access to Care.”

Miscellaneous News

14. Leh to host event for International Day of Yoga

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The International Day of Yoga event will be organized in the capital of Ladakh i.e. Leh on the occasion of International Day of Yoga. The International Day of Yoga is observed globally every year on 21st of June. On this day, Indian Prime Minister leads a mass demonstration of Yoga every year which also features a 45-minute yoga drill based on Common Yoga Protocol. The International Day of Yoga aims to aware the world about the various benefits of practicing yoga.

15. Google India starts skill development programme called ‘DigiPivot’

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Google India has launched a skill programme for women called ‘DigiPivot’ which is designed for women who are looking to return to their corporate careers after a break or simply planning to make mid-career shifts to digital marketing. The skilling programme has been developed jointly in partnership with a career portal service: Avtar & and the Indian School of Business (ISB).

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Google CEO: Sundar Pichai; Headquarters: California, United States.

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