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Daily Current Affairs 2020 [Arvind Parmar]

Daily Current Affairs 2020 [Arvind Parmar]

Welcome to Current Affairs 2020. In this section, we Are Writing post Daily Current Affairs for SSC, Banking, CLAT, IBPS, UPSC, MPSC, RPSC, BPSC, UPPSC, States PS.

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Current Affairs
21 March 2020


India become third-largest producer of Electricity in the world
   The world energy statistics published by the International Energy Agency (IEA) in 2019 states that India is the 3rd largest producer of electricity in the world.
   India ranked 106th in terms of per capita consumption in 2017.
   India has now become a power surplus from a power deficit situation.
IEA: International Energy Agency
Headquarter: Paris, France
Establishment: November 1974
Membership: 30 states

SIDBI to start Swavalamban Express on 5 June
   Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) is to start Swavalamban Express on 5 June 2020.
   The aim is to promote budding business aspirants and entrepreneurs.
   SIDBI will start a special train based on the opinions and suggestions of various stakeholders.
   Swavalamban Express will depart from Lucknow on 5 June. The journey will be for 15 days, and will cover about 7000 km of track.
   The express will travel to the 11 entrepreneurial cities including Ahmedabad, Bengauru, Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Mumbai, Kolkata and Varanasi.
   A candidate who is aged between 20 and 35 years can apply for the journey. Aspirants who want to start their own business or running a small business can apply for the Swavalamban Express journey.



SIDBI:Small Industries Development Bank of India
Formed: 2 April, 1990
Headquarters: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Chairman & MD: Mohammad Mustafa

ARPIT train more than 1.8 Lakh teachers in 2 years
   Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) announced that the initiative Annual Refresher ProgrammeIn Teaching (ARPIT) is successfully implemented in the past two years for the professional development of higher education faculty.
   ARPIT program was launched in 2018.
   The program aims to enhance the teaching quality in higher education which includes online professional development of 15 lakh higher education faculty.
   ARPIT is a step of government towards “HarEkkaamDeshKeNaam”.
   In 2018-19, 37199 teachers were trained under this program, and in 2019-20, 146919 teachers were trained under the program.
Government of India bans exports of masks and coveralls due to COVID-19
   The Central government has announced a ban on the export of Ventilators, Surgical/Disposable Masks (⅔ ply) and Textile raw material used for masks and coveralls.
   A notification regarding this was issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
   The move is to increase the availability of critical protective gear for healthcare professionals dealing with coronavirus.

Former CJI RanjanGogoi takes oath as a nominated member of Rajya Sabha
   He was 46th Chief justice of India and retired in November 2019.
   According to Article 80-B(3): The member to be nominated by the President shall consist of persons having special knowledge of practical experience in respect of such matters as literature, science, art and social service.
RanjanGogoi:
Born: 18 November, 1945 Dibrugarh, Assam
Father: Kesab Chandra Gogoi (Former CM of Assam)
In April 2020, he was appointed in Supreme Court.
Currently, 47th CJI is Sharad Arvind Bobade.

Ex-SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya resigns from Crisil Board
   Crisil on Thursday said Arudhati Bhattacharya, the past chairman of State Bank of India, has submitted her resignation as independent director of the company effective April 15.
   In her resignation, she has indicated that the reason for her resignation is her decision to accept a full time role as Chairperson and CEO in Swift India.
CRISIL: Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited
Founded: 1987
Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra
MD & CEO: AshuSuyash

Finland is again world’s happiest
   The World Happiness Report is an annual publication of the United Sustainable Development Solution Network.
   It contains articles and ranking of national happiness based on respondent ratings of their own lives, which the report also correlates with various life factors. As of March 2019, Finland was ranked the happiest country in the world twice in a row.
    India ranked 144 in this happiness index with 3.573 points out of 10.

Short Notes
   Kamal Nath resigns ahead of floor test: BJP set to form government.
   NCC Certificate holders get bonus marks in Central Armed Police Forces exams.
   According to recent announcement by Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal,Banihal to Katra railway link of 111 km in Jammu and Kashmir will be completed by 2020.
   International Day of Happiness is observed every year on 20th March.
        Theme: Happiness for All, Together
   The government has created a Whatsappchatbot for queries on COVID-19 named as My Gov corona helpdesk.
   Indian Railway will electrify all broad gauge routes by December 2023.
   Paytm Payments Bank has decided to start issuing Visa virtual debit cards to its customers.
   Ramesh PokhriyalNishank chaired the meeting on Research in India Traditional Knowledge System in Delhi.
   Odisha became the first state in the country to allocate funds to fight against Coronavirus.
   Justice B.P.Dharmadhikari appointed as Chief justice of Bombay High-Court.

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