Daily Current Affairs – 17 March , 2020

PM Narendra Modi to participate 100th birth Anniversary celebrations of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to participate in the 100th birth Anniversary celebrations of ‘Jatir Pita’ Bangabandhu, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, in Bangladesh on 17 March (through video message). Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the planned events will be held without any public gatherings.

First human trial of a vaccine to protect against COVID-19 began in the US
The first human trial of a vaccine against corona virus (COVID-19) began at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI) in Seattle, US. The vaccine is called mRNA-1273. The vaccine has shown promise in animal models. It was developed by NIAID scientists and their collaborators at the biotechnology company Moderna, Inc., based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

President nominated former CJI Ranjan Gogoi to Rajya Sabha
Former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi was nominated to Rajya Sabha on 16 March 2020. He was nominated by President Ram Nath Kovind. His nomination to the upper house was made against the vacancy created due to the retirement of senior lawyer KTS Tulsi. There are 11 other nominated members in the Rajya Sabha.

Centre urges people to share solutions for COVID-19 on MyGovIndia
Government of India has urged the people to share technology-driven solutions for COVID-19 on MyGovIndia (@mygovindia). The information was announced was made by PM Narendra Modi. The aim is to harness innovation for a healthier planet. A lot of people have been sharing technology-driven solutions for COVID-19.

India to provide 107.01 million Nepali Rupees for three new school buildings in Nepal
Indian government will provide 107.01 million Nepali Rupees for three new school buildings in Nepal. Embassy of India and Nepal’s Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with Mahakali Municipality, Darchula, and Mukhiyapatti Musharniya Rural Municipality, Dhanusha in Kathmandu today for the construction of two new school buildings.

Paramananda Majumder was conferred the Moghai Ojah award
Eminent researcher and writer Dr. Paramananda Majumder was presented the 10th Moghai Ojah Award at a function held at the auditorium of Jorhat Science Centre and Planetarium on 15 March. He was awarded for his significant role in raising issues of public interest and society’s betterment.

Government of India announced blanket travel ban in response to Corona virus
Government of India has suspended visas for visitors from all other countries for at least a month in response to the corona virus pandemic. India has drastically limited the number of people entering the country. The announcement was approved and announced by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The blanket ban by India was criticized by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Solar Charkha Mission was initiated by Ministry of MSME
The Solar Charkha Mission was initiated by the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME). The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) implemented the program. Aim: The Scheme aims to ensure inclusive growth by the generation of employment, especially for women and youth, and sustainable development through solar charkha clusters in rural areas. The Scheme will boost the rural economy and help in arresting migration from rural to urban areas.

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