Daily Current Affairs – 12 March , 2020

World Kidney Day is observed on 12 March
World Kidney Day is observed on 12 March. It is celebrated on the second Thursday of March every year. The day aims to create awareness and educate people about the importance of kidneys to overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and associated health problems worldwide

WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, a “pandemic” on 11 March. The infectious disease has spread freely in more than 100 countries around the world.

India ranked second as the better-performing countries in the API list
The international animal welfare charity, World Animal Protection, released the global Animal Protection Index 2020. India has ranked second as the better-performing countries in the Animal Protection Index (API).

India ranks second as the most promising source of disruptive technology
According to KPMG’s “2020 Global Technology Industry Innovation Survey” report, India shared the second position with China as the most promising source of disruptive technology in the world. The report was topped by the United States as the most promising market for developing disruptive technologies.

Wings India 2020 began in Hyderabad
Wings India 2020, an International conference and exhibition on the Civil Aviation sector, has begun on 12 March in Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad, India. The conference will be held from 12-15 March 2020.

Maharashtra approves a bill on caste validity certificate
Maharashtra State Assembly approved a bill on caste validity certificate. The Bill was unanimously passed by the Maharashtra state assembly on 11 March 2020. The Bill will allow gram panchayat members to submit their caste validity certificates within a year of winning elections.

Hola Mohalla festival was celebrated at Anandpur Sahib Punjab
Hola Mohalla festival was celebrated at Anandpur Sahib Punjab from 10-12 March 2020. Hola Mohalla is a Sikh festival celebrated in the month of Phalguna, a day after Holi. The three-day festival will host mock battles, poetry, and music competitions.

GOKADDAL-worlds first Digital Solutions Exchange cloud launched in India
The world’s first Digital Solutions Exchange in the cloud “GOKADDAL” has been launched in India. GOKADDAL will revolutionize the way digital solutions are sourced, delivered, and managed.

ADB allocates USD 200 mn to support supply chains in the fight against Coronavirus
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to make available $200 million through its Supply Chain Finance Program for several companies that manufacture and distribute medicines and other items needed to combat the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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