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Current Affairs 27th March 2020

1. Cabinet approves recapitalization of RRBs to improve their Capital to Risk Weighted Assets Ratio
  • The process of recapitalization of RRBs by providing minimum regulatory capital up to 2020-21.
  • For those RRBs which are unable to maintain minimum CRAR of 9%,
  • As per the regulatory norms prescribed by the Reserve Bank.
  • Rs.670 Cr will be used for the RRBs Recapitalization scheme.
2. Cabinet approves MoU between India and Germany in Railway sector
  • MoU signed between Ministry of Railways of Government of India and DB Engineering & Consulting GMBH of Germany.
  • For technological cooperation in the Railway Sector.
  • The MoU was signed in February 2020.
3. National Book Trust of MHRD Launches #StayHomeIndiaWithBooks initiative
  • In the wake of preventive measures of the central government to contain the spread of Covid-19,
  • The National Book Trust of HRD Ministry is providing its select and best-selling titles for FREE Download
  • As part of its initiative of #StayHomeIndiaWithBooks.
  • The 100+ books, in PDF format, can be downloaded.
4. NTPC’s installed capacity touches 58,816 MW
  • With the commissioning of 2nd unit of 660 MW at Khargone Super Thermal Power Project, Madhya Pradesh.
  • NTPC now has 55 power stations, including 24 coal-based & 7 combined cycle gas/liquid fuel.
  • Others: 2 hydro, 1 wind, 11 solar & 10 joint venture stations.
5. Cabinet approves extension of Rebate in Taxes on Export of Garments and Made ups
  • Cabinet chaired by PM Modi has given its approval for continuation of Rebate of State & Central Taxes & Levies (RoSCTL) from 1st April 2020 onward.
  • Until such time that the scheme is merged with Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP).
  • RoSCTL comes under the Ministry of Textiles.
6. Covid-19 treatment to be covered under Ayushman Bharat
  • The National Health Authority (NHA) has decided it.
  • Ayushman Bharat launched on September 2018.
  • NHA expects to cover cost under viral infection packages.
7. Goa partners with Innovaccer to launch first-ever self-assessment tool for Covid-19
  • Goa became 1st Indian state to launch a digital self-assessment test tool.
  • Tool is called Test Yourself Goa for COVID-19.
  • To help people to identify whether they are at risk of being infected by coronavirus without having to physically visit a healthcare facility.
  • The Goa government has partnered with Innovaccer for this.
8. First-of-its-kind form-based codes being developed by IRSDC
  • The Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Limited is developing a first-of-its-kind ‘Form Based Codes’
  • For the development of railway land with support from Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation.
  • PDA is also a nodal agency for the station development.
9. ARCI develop technology to improve fuel efficiency of internal combustion engines
  • International Advanced Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials, a R&D Centre of Department of Science & Technology,
  • It has developed ultrafast laser surface texturing technology,
  • This can improve the fuel efficiency of internal combustion engines.
  • Created textures were tested in an engine test rig.
10. Walmart appoints Sameer Aggarwal as CEO for India
  • Walmart Inc. is an American multinational retail corporation.
11. UP govt to launch massive campaign for identification of persons back from abroad
  • To ensure that such persons remain in quarantine.
  • CM helpline service is 1076.
  • UP CM : Yogi Adityanath,
  • Governor : Anandiben Patel.
12. EC allows use of indelible ink stamp for home quarantine
  • Election Commission has decided to allow usage of indelible ink on persons for stamping for home quarantine by health authorities in view of COVID-19.
  • Health Ministry may standardise the mark and the location on the body where the mark has to be applied.
  • Chief Election Commissioner of India : Sunil Arora.
13. Former footballer Abdul Latif passed away at the age of 73
  • Latif represented Mohammedan Sporting from 1963-1967.
14. ‘Asterix and Obelix’ co-creator Albert Uderzo dies aged 92
  • The hugely popular comic follows the adventures of Gaulish warriors.
  • They were published for the first time in francophone Pilote magazine in 1959.
  • Cartoons have been translated into more than 100 languages.
15. ITU launches ‘Global Network Resiliency Platform’: COVID-19
  • To help protect telecoms networks during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • The platform will assist the government & private sector to ensure that networks are kept flexible.
  • ITU Secretary General, Hulin Zhao.
16. Jana SFB launches UPI QR-based loan instalment payment facility
  • Jana Small Finance Bank along with NPCI launched a UPI QR-based loan instalment payment facility for its customers.
  • The move comes at a time when banks are advising their customers to operate maximum banking services from the safe confines of their home.
  • Payment mode is available for P2P & P2M payments.
17. Microsoft & US CDC tie-up to create ‘Clara’, a COVID-19 self-screening bot
  • To help people assess potential symptoms of COVID-19
  • The CDC has partnered up with CDC Foundation and Microsoft Azure’s Healthcare Bot service to create Clara.
  • Bot is currently only available in the US on the CDC website.
18. Coronavirus: Patnaik launches Mo Jeeban programme, urges
  • Hours after the state announced total lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched Mo Jeeban programme
  • He urged people to take a pledge to stay indoors.
  • The objective of the programme is to keep everyone safe in the state.
  • Odisha Governor : Ganeshi Lal,
  • Capital : Bhubaneshwar.
19. Iqbal Singh Bains appointed MP chief secretary
  • Iqbal Singh Bains was appointed as Madhya Pradesh (MP) Chief Secretary by the newly sworn Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan of the state.
  • He was the successor of CS M Gopal Reddy.
  • This was the 1st appointment made by the new CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
  • Madhya Pradesh Governor- Lalji Tandon.

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