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Current Affairs 01st March 2020

1. NITI Aayog selects J&K for first pilot project among all States and UTs on SDGs
  • On Sustainable Developmental Goals.
  • It would get a chance to work with UN Development Programme (UNDP).
  • Information would be sought from District Commissioners.
2. PM to launch 10,000 Farmer Producer Organizations
  • From Chitrakoot, UP.
  • For all over the country.
  • He will also lay the foundation stone for the Bundelkhand Expressway at Chitrakoot.
  • Government had announced setting up of Defence Industrial Corridor in UP.
  • India has defence requirement worth over $250 billion by 2025.
3. Govt announces amnesty scheme for power consumers across UT of J&K
  • Which will come into effect from March 1, 2020.
  • The Administrative Council headed by the Lieutenant Governor G.C. Murmu approved the scheme.
  • Waiver of penalties & interests will cost 600 Cr to the govt.
4. Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurates the 11th National Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Conference
  • Narendra Singh Tomar is the Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Rural Development & Panchayati Raj.
  • Inaugurated the 11th National Krishi Vigyan Kendra Conference in New Delhi.
  • Govt had set a target to double farmer income by 2022.
5. Union Power Minister dedicates 11 REMCs to the nation
  • Union Power Minister R. K. Singh.
  • Dedicated 11 Renewable Energy Management Centers (REMC) to the nation at a function in New Delhi..
  • Government of India target 175 GW RE Capacity by 2022.
6. Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana: PM distributes aids and devices to Divyangjan & Senior Citizens
  • PM Modi is to distribute assistive aids and devices to senior citizens and Divyangjan.
  • The objective of the event is to propagate information to senior citizens and Divyangjan belonging to BPL category.
  • About how to face their challenges in day-to-day life.
  • The RVY was launched in 2016 at Nellore, Andhra Pradesh.
7. Gujarat Assembly to start ‘Best MLA’ award from year 2019
  • The award will be in the lines of Outstanding Parliamentarian Award given to MPs & Best MLA awards given in some other states.
  • Lok Sabha Speaker : Om Birla.
8. Two-day unique Chilli Festival begins at Kasrawad in Madhya Pradesh
  • It will help in fulfilling the Central Government’s goal of doubling the income of farmers.
  • Chilli Festival is a business opportunity for traders, investors & exporters.
  • Did you Know
  • Chilli-based cuisine stalls will also be set up on the occasion.
9. Defence Minister inaugurates new Light Combat Helicopter Production Hangar at HAL Complex in Bengaluru
  • Raksha Mantri : Rajnath Singh
  • Inaugurated the new Light Combat Helicopter Production Hangar
  • At Helicopter Division in Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Complex at Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • LCH is a 5.5-tonne class combat helicopter designed and developed by HAL.
  • It inherits many features of the Advanced Light Helicopter.
10. Bengaluru continues to record highest number of digital transactions in India in 2019
  • Followed by Chennai, Mumbai & Pune,
  • While United Payments Interface was the most preferred mode of payment,
  • Said a new report by online payment processor Worldline India.
  • UPI is followed by debit cards, IMPS & credit cards.
11. Sri Lankan govt not to sign MCC with US
  • MCC = Millennium Challenge Cooperation
  • The MCC agreement is to provide a grant of 480 million US dollars to Sri Lanka
  • For development of transport and land deeds based on certain conditions.
  • Sri Lankan President- Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
12. India to attend signing of Peace Deal between US & Taliban in Doha
  • The deal would allow for the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan.
  • The US has lost over 2,400 soldiers in Afghanistan since late 2001.
  • The Qatar government has invited India for the ceremony.
13. JD(U)’s Vamikinagar MP Baidyanath Prasad Mahto passes away
  • He was elected to Lok Sabha from Vamikinagar as Janata DaL (United) candidate & was deputy leader of the JD(U) in the current Lok Sabha.
  • Passed away at the age of 72.
14. World Rare Disease Day observes on last day of February
  • 29 February 2020 is the 13th international Rare Disease Day coordinated by EURORDIS.
  • EURORDIS = European Organisation for Rare Diseases.
  • On this day many patient organisations all over the world will hold awareness-raising activities.
  • Rare Disease Day is held on the last day of February every year.
  • Rare disease-Any disorder that affects small part of the people.

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