Current Affairs – 2020

Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines-29 March 2020

Here are Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines for 29 March, 2020 ContentsINDIAECONOMY & CORPORATEWORLD INDIA PM urges people to donate to PM-CARES (PM-Citizen Assistance & Relief in Emergency Situations) Fund for fight against coronavirus Actor Akshay Kumar announced donation of Rs 25 crore to PM-CARES Fund Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Dr. Read More…

GoI sets up PM-CARES Funds to fight against COVID-19

On March 28, 2020, Prime Minister Modi announced PM-CARES Fund. The fund is being raised to deal with the distress or emergency as that of COVID-19 pandemic. ContentsHighlightsFeatures of the FundsPM National Relief Funds Highlights PM-CARES is Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations fund. It is a dedicated fund with the primary Read More…

Access to “SWAYAM”, National Online Education Platform has tripled

On March 28, 2020, the Ministry of HRD (Human Resources Department) announced that the access to the National Online Education Platform called the SWAYAM has tripled since Lock Down. ContentsHighlightsSWAYAM Highlights The Ministry of HRD has been trying to make sure the students can continue their education from home during the lockdown. The response has Read More…

Major Relief Measures by Power Ministry during Lock Down

On March 28, 2020, the Ministry of Power approved major relief measures to provide power supply 24/7 to all the consumers. In order to achieve this the generation, transmission and distribution operations are to run continuously round the clock ContentsWhat is the issue?Steps takenWhat are Discoms? What is the issue? In India, 70% of power Read More…

Lock Down: Agriculture and allied activities exempted

On March 28, 2020, the Union Agriculture Minister announced that agriculture and farming related activities have been exempted from Lock Down. This was introduced in the second addendum introduced by the Ministry of Home Affairs. ContentsHighlightsSignificance Highlights Under the second addendum issued by the Home Ministry towards the lock down, the following categories have been Read More…

Home Ministry changes rules: State Disaster Relief Funds to be used for migrant workers

On March 28, 2020, the Ministry of Home Affairs introduced new rules under the State Disaster Response Fund. Under the rules, the funds are to be used to facilitate availability of temporary accommodation and food for the migrant workers. So far 900 have been infected with COVID-19 in India, 21 have died and 80 have Read More…

What is Defence Production Act, 1950 invoked in the US?

US President Donald Trump invoked the Defence Production Act recently. The act has been invoked in order to direct General Motors, a Multinational Corporation to manufacture ventilators needed to fight COVID-19. ContentsHighlightsThree Major Sections of the act Highlights The act was enacted in 1950 in response to Korean War. Under the act, President Truman established Read More…

Project Arunank running in full swing in China border despite of COVID-19

The Border Road Organization (BRO) is working in full swing to completely replace the Daporijo bridge. The bridge os the only line of communication to 451 villages located in the China border. Also, the BRO is engaged in snow clearance of Manali-Leh axis to provide relief to Ladakh and Lahaul valley. ContentsProject ArunankDaporijo BridgeSubansiri River Read More…