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Current Affairs 20 March 2020,20 March: World Sparrow Day

Current Affairs  20 March 2020
20 March: World Sparrow Day
  • Sparrow Day is a day designated to raise awareness of the house sparrow and then other common birds to urban environments, and of threats to their populations, observed on 20 March.


  • Sparrow is a state bird of Delhi.
  • From 20 March, 2010, this day is celebrated.
Theme of Sparrow Day 2020: I Love Sparrow
100th birth anniversary of Shaikh Mujibur Rahemaan is celebrated by Bangladesh
  • PM Modi participated in this function by video conferencing.
  • Shaikh Mujibur Raheman is a bangladeshi politician who is also known as “Father of Bangladesh”.
  • He was prime minister during 1971 to 1975.
  • In 1975 he was assassinated.
  • Current prime minister of  Bangladesh Shaikh Haseena is daughter of Shaikh Mujibur Rahemaan.
Bangladesh:
Capital: Dhaka
Chief Minister: Shaikh Haseena
President: Abdul Hamid
Currency: Bangladeshi TAKA
Official Language: Bengali
Independence: 1917
Time Zone: UTC+6 
India’s biggestWheel of Law is established in Haryana
  • Limca Book of Records published a certificate for this Wheel of Law.
  • It has a total of 24 spokes.
  • 2500 years ago Ashoka wheel was also named the Wheel of Law.
  • It is the National Emblem of India.
Location: Topara Kala village, Yamunanagar, Haryana
Made from: Iron
Weight: 6 tons
Haryana:
Capital: Chandigarh
Chief Minister: Manohar Lal Khattar
Governor: Satyadev Narayan Arya
Legislature Seats: 90 Seats
Parliament Seats:         Rajya Sabha: 5 Seats
                                Lok Sabha: 10 Seats
Arfa Khanum Sherwani and Rohini Mohan are awarded by Chameli Devi Jain Awardfor Outstanding Women Mediaperson
  • It is named after Chameli Devi Jain, a freedom fighter, it is perhaps the country's running media awarded for women.
Arfa Khanum Sherwani
From: Bulandshahr, UP
Rohini Mohan
From: Bengaluru
Chameli Devi Jain Award for Outstanding Women Mediaperson
Awarded for:Journalism award in India for women
Sponsored by: The Media Foundation
First awarded: 1981, Neerja Chowdhury
Defence Ministry places an order for Light Machine Guns
  • The Ministry of Defence signed a Rs. 880 crore contract with the Israeli Weapon Indus (IWI) for 16,479 LMG.
Space X plans first manned flight to space.
  • Space X will send astronauts to the International Space Station for the first time in May.
  • Elon Musk’s will launch a Falcon 9 rocket to transport NASA astronauts.
Space X:
Industry: Space Agency
Founded: 6 May, 2002
Founder: Elon Musk
Headquarter: Hawthrone, California, U.S.
Government taking positive steps for listing Bhojpuri, Rajasthani & Bhoti into 8th Schedule of constitution
  • The issue was raised during Zero hour in Lok Sabha by Jagdambik Pal of BJP.
  • Mr. Pal said that almost 20 crore people in 16 countries speak them.
  • The Ladakhi language is also called Bhoti as a Tibetian language spoken in the Ladakh union territory of India.
  • There are a total 22 languages up to now in the 8th Schedule of the constitution.
Short Notes

  • COVID-19: PM calls for social distancing, “People Curfew” on 22nd March.
  • Italy Overtakes China’s virus death toll.
  • Space X (US based space agency) plans first manned flight to space.
  • According to a parliamentary panel’s report, Fisheries faced the annual post-harvest losses of Rs. 61,000 crore.
  • French Open Grand Slams, which was about to take place from 24th May to 7th June, have been postponed to September 2020.
  • The Ministry of Culture has established an institute named Central Institute of Himalayan Culture Studies (CIHCS) in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Microsoft has launched a tracker for COVID-19 world wide.
  • DAC gives approval for procurement of 83 indeginious Tejas fighter aircraft of Indian Air Force.
  • China will host FIFA World Cup 2020

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