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Daily GK Update 3rd 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 03rd 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. “Ekam Fest” begins to promote Craftsmanship of Divyang Artisans

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“EKAM Fest” has been organised in New Delhi to promote Craftsmanship & Products of Divyang Artisans and Entrepreneurs. National Handicapped Finance Development Corporation (NHFDC) has organised the exhibition-cum-Fair under the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry. The NHFDC foundation is working to develop a brand and platform for marketing of products made by Divyang Artisans and Entrepreneurs. The name of the brand has been chosen as “EKAM”. EKAM signifies Entrepreneurship, Knowledge, Awareness, Marketing.

2. Multilingual version of “Incredible India” website launched

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The multilingual version of “Incredible India” website and mobile app has been launched by the Minister of State (IC) for Tourism & Culture, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel in New Delhi. The new version of the website and mobile app of “Incredible India” has been launched in three new languages i.e. Chinese, Arabic and Spanish. The new version of the website and mobile app of “Incredible India” aims to attract tourists from Chinese, Arabic and Spanish speaking regions.

3. Govt launches “Humsafar” mobile app for doorstep diesel delivery

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Labour of Minister Santosh Gangwar has launched a mobile application named ‘Fuel Humsafar’ for delivery of diesel at doorsteps of Housing societies, hotels and hospitals in the national capital region.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas: Dharmendra Pradhan

4. Amit Shah inaugurates NSG Regional Hub campus at Kolkata

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Union Minister for Home Affairs Amit Shah inaugurated the National Security Guard (NSG) Regional Hub campus at Kolkata, West Bengal. It aims to provide adequate facilities to the brave NSG jawans. He also various welfare projects for NSG, amounting to over Rs. 245 crores, across Kolkata, Manesar, Chennai, and Mumbai. It will ensure to boost the capabilities of the force and raising the morale of the jawans.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Jagdeep Dhankhar is the governor of West Bengal.
  • Mamta Banerjee is the CM of West Bengal.

International News

5. China takes presidency of UN Security Council for March 2020

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The presidency of United Nations Security Council for March 2020 has been taken over by China. China has take over the presidency with a pledge of strengthening solidarity and cooperation with all the parties. It also aimed to ensure that the council fulfills its responsibility and plays a constructive role in maintaining international peace and security.

State News

6. Arunachal Pradesh assembly implements e-Vidhan project

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The Arunachal Pradesh Assembly went paperless with the implementation of e-Vidhan, a project under the Digital India programme. With the implementation of the e-Vidhan project, MLAs can access every information regarding the Assembly, see the list of business and read questions and other documents pertaining to House proceedings through their laptops and tablet computers. The initiative will make all the proceedings in the house paperless.

Agreements

7. ICAR inks MoU with Patanjali Bio Research Institute

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The Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Patanjali Bio Research Institute, Haridwar. As per the MoU, the specific work plans will be developed to work on the collaborative research programmes in the areas of national interest related to sustainable agriculture development suitable to different agro-ecologies of the country.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and President ICAR: Narendra Singh Tomar.
  • Headquarters of ICAR: New Delhi.
  • ICAR founded: 16 July 1929.

8. India sign 40 million USD defence deal with Armenia

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India bagged a deal to supply 4 indigenously built radars (capable of locating weapons) to Armenia in Europe. The deal was worth 40 million USD. The move by GoI is to boost the defence sector of the country. The deal is a major achievement for the ‘Make in India’ programme in the defence sector. Under the deal, India will supply 4 SWATHI weapon locating radars. The weapon is to be developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and manufactured by Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL). Armenians had conducted trials of systems offered by Russia and Poland but they approved the Indian system, which was developed by DRDO. India began the supply of the equipment to Armenia.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Capital of Armenia: Yerevan.
  • Currency of Armenia: Armenian dram.

Summits and Conference

9. 19th World Productivity Congress 2020 to be held in Bengaluru

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The 19th edition of World Productivity Congress (WPC) will be held from May 6 to May 8, 2020, in Bengaluru, Karnataka. World Productivity Congress is the world’s largest convention for productivity development that shape future productivity growth. The theme of 19th World Productivity Congress is “Industry 4.0: Innovation and Productivity”.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • World Confederation of Productivity Science (WCPS) Headquarters: Montreal, Canada.
  • World Confederation of Productivity Science established in 1969.

Sports News

10. 1st Khelo India University Games concludes in Bhubaneswar

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The Khelo India University Games concluded in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Punjab University, Chandigarh took home the champions trophy-winning 46 medals including 17 gold, 19 silver, and 10 bronze. Savitribai Phule Pune University claimed the second position and Punjabi University, Patiala declared as the second runners up.  India’s fastest woman Dutee Chand representing Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology clinched the gold medal with a timing of 23.66 seconds in the 200m final.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Utkal Divas or Odisha Day falls every year on 01st April.
  • CM of Odisha: Naveen Patnaik; Governor of Odisha: Ganeshi Lal.

Important Days

11. World Wildlife Day observed globally on 3rd March

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World Wildlife Day is observed globally on 3rd of March every year to celebrate the beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora present on earth. The World Wildlife Day also raise awareness about the benefits that the conservation of wild fauna and flora provides to people living on earth. The World Wildlife Day 2020 will be celebrated with the theme: Sustaining all life on Earth.

12. World Hearing Day observed globally on 3rd March

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World Hearing Day is observed globally on 3rd of March every year to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world. The theme of 2020 World Hearing Day is “Hearing for life. Don’t let hearing loss limit you”. It highlights that timely and effective intervention will ensure that people with hearing loss can achieve their full potential.

Miscellaneous

13. Antar Rashtriya Yog Mahotsav begins in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Daily GK Update 3rd March 2020: Read Daily GK-Current Affairs Update_180.1Antar Rashtriya Yog Mahotsav has been inaugurated in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Yoga teachers and practitioners from eleven countries are taking part in this week-long event. The ‘Yog Mahotsav’ is held in Rishikesh every year from March 1 to March 7.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • International Yoga Day celebrates across the globe on 21st of June.
  • Chief Minister of Uttarakhand : Trivendra Singh Rawat.
  • Governor of Uttarakhand: Baby Rani Maurya.

14. Union declares National Chambal Sanctuary as eco-sensitive zone

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The government of India declared the National Chambal Sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh as an eco-sensitive zone (ESZ). The Sanctuary is the home of Gangetic dolphins and 75 per cent population of critically endangered species gharial. It also harbours 180 species of migratory birds and freshwater Gangetic Dolphins.

15. Jammu historic city square renamed as ‘Bharat Mata Chowk’

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The historic City Chowk in old Jammu was renamed as ‘Bharat Mata Chowk’. A resolution in this regard was passed by the General house of the BJP(Bharatiya Janata Party)-led Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC), after which it was done.

16. Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela-2020 held in New Delhi

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The Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela-2020 was inaugurated by the Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in New Delhi.

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