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Daily GK Update 21st 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 21st 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. RBI to infuse Rs 30,000 crore to boost liquidity

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will infuse liquidity of Rs 30,000 crore by purchasing of Government securities under Open Market Operations (OMOs) to maintain financial stability in the Indian economy. RBI has took this decision to boost liquidity in order to ensure that all markets segments function normally with adequate liquidity and turnover, as certain financial market segments are facing stress due to COVID-19 outbreak.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • RBI 25th Governor: Shaktikant Das; Headquarters: Mumbai; Founded: 1 April 1935, Kolkata.

Ranks and Reports

2. UN releases World Happiness Report 2020

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The United Nations has released World Happiness Report 2020. The World Happiness Report ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be. The report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness. This is the 8th edition of the World Happiness Report.

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Agreements

3. APEDA signs MoU with SFAC for development of agriculture sector

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Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority and Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium has signed an MoU for the development of agriculture and allied sectors as well as its exports for bringing better value to the stakeholders.

Key takeaways of the MoU signed by APEDA and SFAC:

  • As per MoU, APEDA and SFAC will jointly work to link up the FPOs with the exporters.
  • They will also work towards capacity development, awareness programs, outreach programs and workshops of various stakeholders.
  • APEDA will facilitate certification of organic produce/areas by the Farmer Producer Companies (FPCs) assisted or identified by SFAC.

Important Days

4. International Nowruz Day celebrated globally on 21 March

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International Nowruz Day is being celebrated globally on 21 March every year. International Nowruz Day is being observed to celebrate “Nowruz” which is an ancestral festivity and marks the first day of spring which is celebrated on the occasion of the astronomical vernal equinox that generally occurs on 21 March.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Secretary General of the United Nations: Antonio Guterres.
  • Director General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO): Audrey Azoulay.

5. World Poetry Day celebrated globally on 21 March

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World Poetry Day is observed globally on 21 March every year. World Poetry Day is being observed annually to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to offer endangered languages the opportunity to be heard within their communities. UNESCO recognized 21st of March as World Poetry Day during its 30th session which was held in Paris in 1999.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Secretary General of the United Nations: Antonio Guterres.
  • Director General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO): Audrey Azoulay.

6. World Down Syndrome Day observed on 21 March

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World Down Syndrome Day is observed every year on 21 March to raise public awareness of Down syndrome. Down syndrome occurs in an individual when he/she has an extra partial (or whole) copy of chromosome 21. The theme of World Down Syndrome Day 2020 is “We Decide”.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Secretary General of the United Nations: Antonio Guterres.

7. International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: 21 March

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The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed globally on 21 March every year. International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2020 is focused on the midterm review of the International Decade for People of African Descent.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Secretary General of the United Nations: Antonio Guterres.

8. International Day of Forests celebrated on 21 March

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International Day of Forests is celebrated every year on 21 March to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On this day, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees. The theme for International Day of Forests 2020: Forests and Biodiversity.

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