Current Affairs – 2020

Australia wins India by 85 runs at Women’s Twenty20 World Cup

On the eve of Women’s Day, the final match of T20 (Twenty 20) was held at Melbourne, Australia. India lost the T20 world cup to Australia. ContentsTwenty20ICCRanking System Twenty20 The T20 was first introduced in 2003 in England. A T20 match is completed in 90 minutes. The break between the innings is 10 minutes. The Read More…

Oil Prices plunge by 20% as OPEC fails to make a deal

On March 9, 2020, the prices of crude oil plunged by 20% after OPEC to failed to make a deal in making production cuts. ContentsHighlightsWhy did Russia refuse?Way Forward Highlights The Saudi Arabia and its major allies like Kuwait, Iraq and UAE initiated to make a deal at the OPEC to reduce production of oil. Read More…

TIFAC under Ministry of Science and Technology launches Vigyan Jyoti

On March 8, 2020, TIFAC operating under Ministry of Science and Technology launched Vigyan Jyoti. The scheme was announced to celebrate International Women’s Day. ContentsHighlightsVigyan JyotiTIFAC Highlights The Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) launched Vigyan Jyoti in order to encourage women to take science as their career. Under the scheme, selected qualified women Read More…

Facts Box: Fuel Cell Technology for Disaster Management

The scientists of ARCI (Advanced Research for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials) recently developed PEMFC (Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells). The technology is to be used to manage Natural Disasters. ContentsHighlightsSignificanceFuel Cells Highlights The PEMFC is a system with 10 KW capacity. They have operational advantage to operate at low-temperature in decentralized systems of power Read More…

Protected Area Permits stopped in Arunachal to prevent Corona Virus

With the number of infections raising in India to 34, the Ministry of Home Affairs recently stopped issuing Protected Area Permits (PAPs) in Arunachal Pradesh. ContentsHighlightsProtected Area PermitsLegislationRestricted Area Permit Highlights The step is being taken as it was learnt that the number of Corona Virus cases are increasing in India mainly because of persons Read More…

Parliamentary Panel: More than 40% of schools are without power and playgrounds

A Parliamentary panel set up on education submitted its report to Rajya Sabha on 2020-21 demand for grants. The report said that shortfalls in budget funds has led to critical infrastructure gaps. ContentsKey findings of the reportRecommendations Key findings of the report The Panel in its report says that more than 27% cuts have been Read More…

GoI to create 75 lakh Self Help Group by 2022

On March 8, 2020, Minister of Rural Development Narendra Singh Tomar announced that more than 17 lakh Self Help Groups (SHGs) are to be developed by 2022. Currently, there are more than 60 lakh self help groups in the country mobilizing 6 crore women. ContentsHighlightsSelf Help GroupsWhy SHGs? Highlights The Self-Help Groups will be provided Read More…

Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines-9 March 2020

Here are Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines for 9 March, 2020 ContentsINDIAYES BANKECONOMY & CORPORATESPORTS INDIA President awarded Nari Shakti Puraskar of WCD Ministry to 15 women: Rashmi Urdhwardeshe (60), Tashi Malik and Nungshi Malik (28), Padala Bhudevi (40), Kalavati Devi (58), Kaushiki Chakroborty (38), Avani Chaturvedi (26), Bhawanna Kanth (27), Mohana Singh Jitarwal Read More…