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Current Affairs 09th March 2020

1. Govt plans to have at least one PMBJP Kendra in each block of country by end of 2020
  • PMBJP = Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana
  • Minister of State in PMO Jitendra Singh revealed that Govt plans to have at least 1 PMBJP Kendra in each block of the country by end of 2020
  • Jan Aushadhi Diwas observed to create awareness for Generic meds
2. Former India opener Wasim Jaffer announces his retirement
  • He is 42-year old.
  • Retirement from all forms of cricket. in Mumbai.
  • He’s the only batsman to score 12,000 runs in Ranji Trophy
  • He also has the highest number of first-class hundreds to his name
  • 2019 Ranji Trophy Winner: Vidarbha
3. K.M. Mammen re-elected ATMA chief
  • Tyre major MRF’s chairman & MD = K.M. Mammen.
  • Re-elected as chairman of Automotive Tyre Manufactures’ Association (ATMA).
  • ATMA founded in 1975.
  • ATMA represents 11 large tyre companies comprising Indian & international tyre majors.
  • It represents over 95% of tyres produced in India
4. CBDT names nodal officers to bring PSUs on board ‘Vivad se Vishwas’ scheme
  • Central Board of Direct Taxes has named 3 members, Seema Patra, PK Dash and Prabhash Shankar as ‘nodal officers.
  • To work with various ministries & ensure that central and state public-sector undertakings come on board Vivad se Vishwas tax amnesty scheme
  • CBDT functions under the Central Board of Revenue Act, 1963
5. Ranchi University launches its own Community Radio Station KHANCHI 90.4 FM
  • Inaugurated by Governor cum Chancellor Draupadi Murmu.
  • 1st Univ in the East Zone to be gifted with a CRS by Ministry of I&B
  • Union I&B Minister: Prakash Javadekar
6. Smriti Irani inaugurates a National Conference on Women in Police & CAPFs in New Delhi
  • Union WCD Minister Mrs Smriti Irani.
  • Inaugurated a National Conference on Women in Police & CAPFs.
  • Organized by the Bureau of Police Research and Development.
  • Minister of State WCD Ministry: Debasree Chaudhuri
7. CPI(M) MLA Vijayan Pillai passes away
  • Passed away in Kochi at the age of 65.
  • Kerala Governor: Arif Mohammad Khan
8. Rythu Samanvaya Samitis to be renamed Rythu Bandhu Samitis
  • Rythu Samanvaya Samitis (farmers’ coordination committees), constituted to organize farmers into a united and strong force as Rythu Bandhu Samitis
  • Telangana Governor: T Soundararajan
9. Shriram Transport signed a MOU with IOCL to offer fuel credit to its customers digitally
  • Through which the STFC customers will be offered credit limit to purchase fuel from the pan India outlets of IOCL
  • IOCL is a Maharatna Company
10. ICC launches 100% cricket campaign to promote women’s cricket
  • A 12-month campaign dedicated to the promotion of women’s cricket titled “100% Cricket”
  • To showcase the skill, athletic brilliance, passion & intensity of the players
  • ICC Women’s T20 World Cup venue: Australia
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