Daily GK Update 14th 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 14th March 2020 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt Current Affairs Quiz.

National

1. GoI declares Hand sanitizers & Masks as essential commodities

The government of India has declared face masks and hand sanitizers as essential commodities for the next 100 days. Both masks (2ply & 3 ply surgical masks, N95 masks) and hand sanitisers have been brought under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955.  The government has notified order under the Essential Commodities Act to declare these items as essential commodities up to June 30, 2020, by amending the schedule of the Essential Commodities Act 1955. 

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution: Ramvilas Paswan.

2. India’s 1st digital parcel locker service launched in West Bengal

The Department of Posts, Kolkata (West Bengal circle), has launched free digital parcel locker service in 2 post offices Nabadiganta IT post office of Salt Lake City & post office in New Town’s Action Area. Under this service, customers will be able to collect their parcel from the post office according to their convenience.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Headquarters of Indian Post: New Delhi.
  • Indian Post is a subsidiary of the Ministry of Communications.
  • Union Minister of Communications: Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Appointments

3. Bill Gates resigns from Microsoft’s board

Microsoft founder Bill Gates stepping down from Microsoft’s board of directors. He wants to dedicate more time to his philanthropic priorities including global health, development, education, and his increasing engagement in tackling climate change. He also stepped down from the board of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc, where he had served since 2004.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microsoft: Satya Nadella.
  • Microsoft Founded: April 4, 1975; Headquarters of Microsoft: Washington, United States(US).

Schemes and Committees

4. UP govt launches three schemes for skill development in the state

Uttar Pradesh government has launched three ambitious schemes for skill development and employment generation for youths in the state. The three schemes are Kaushal Satrang, Yuva Hub and apprenticeship scheme in Lucknow. UP government also announced to depute ”Arogya Mitras” at all primary health centres to inform people about govt health schemes.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath.
  • Anandiben Patel is the current Governor of Uttar Pradesh.

Sports

5. Saurashtra lift their 1st-ever Ranji Trophy title

Saurashtra won their maiden Ranji Trophy title after earning a 44-run lead in the first innings against Bengal which eventually ended in a draw in the final in Rajkot, Gujarat. Jaydev Unadkat led the Saurashtra Team. Saurashtra’s first-innings total of 425, Bengal fell short by 44 runs on the 5th and final day handing the hosts a firm grip on the title.

Obituaries

6. Former Olympic javelin champion Dana Zatopkova passes away

Former Czechoslovak Olympic javelin champion Dana Zatopkova passed away. She was an Olympic javelin champion won gold in the Helsinki Olympics in 1952 and won the Olympic silver in Rome in 1960. In 1958, she set the world record of 55.73 meters at the age of 35. She became the European champion in 1954 and 1958.

Miscellaneous

7. India’s 1st Living Culinary Arts Museum enters Limca Book of Records

Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA) of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) entered the Limca Book of Records (LBR) for establishing “India’s First Living Culinary Arts Museum” at WGSHA, Manipal, Karnataka. The museum was opened in the year April 2018, spread approximately over 25,000 square feet & the structure of the museum is shaped in the form of a giant pot.

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