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International Day of Action for Rivers is observed on 14 March
International Day of Action for Rivers is observed on 14 March. This year, the 22nd annual International Day of Action for Rivers is observed. The day aims to stress the importance of rivers and how it affects the lives of the people. The theme of 2020 International Day of Action for Rivers is Women, Water, and Climate Change.

International Pi Day is observed on 14 March
International Pi (π) day is observed on 14 March. The day was chosen as 3, 1, and 4, which are the first three significant digits of π.

Census India 2021 has been decided to be conducted in two phases
The Census India 2021 has been decided to be conducted in two phases. Indian census is the largest single source of a range of statistical data on different characteristics of the people of the country. The reliable and time-tested exercise has resulted in the comprehensive collection of data that is related to the people of India every 10 years.

Cabinet approved the Scheme for RoDTEP
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) led by PM Narendra Modi approved the introduction of the Scheme for Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP). The Scheme will create a mechanism that will create for reimbursement of taxes/ duties/ levies at the central, state, and local levels. The Scheme will be in line with “Digital India.”

Minister Amit Shah presided over the flag-in ceremony of the Ganga Aamantran Abhiyan
A Flag-in ceremony of the Ganga Aamantran Abhiyan was organized by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) in New Delhi on 13 March 2020. It was chaired by the Union Minister for Home Affairs Shri Amit Shah. It focused on implementing various approaches and acting decisively in the direction to revive and rejuvenate Ganga.

India’s 1st digital parcel locker service launched in West Bengal
Department of Posts, Kolkata (West Bengal circle), has launched free digital parcel locker service in 2 post offices Nabadiganta IT post office of Salt Lake City & post office in New Town’s Action Area. Under this service, customers will be able to collect their parcel from the post office according to their convenience.

UP govt launches three schemes for skill development in the state
Uttar Pradesh government has launched three ambitious schemes for skill development and employment generation for youths in the state. The three schemes are Kaushal Satrang, Yuva Hub and apprenticeship scheme in Lucknow. UP government also announced to depute ”Arogya Mitras” at all primary health centres to inform people about govt health schemes.

India’s 1st Living Culinary Arts Museum enters Limca Book of Records
Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA) of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) entered the Limca Book of Records (LBR) for establishing “India’s First Living Culinary Arts Museum” at WGSHA, Manipal, Karnataka.

GoI brought masks, hand sanitizers under Essential Commodities Act
Government of India brings masks and hand sanitizers under the Essential Commodities Act. Under the act, 2 ply & 3 ply surgical masks, N95 masks, and hand sanitizer has been declared as Essential Commodities up to 30 June 2020 by amending the Schedule of the Essential Commodities (EC) Act, 1955. The moves come as a measure of COVID-19 (CoronaVirus) and concern of the logistics for COVID-19 management.

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