Daily Current Affairs – March 1, 2020

Zero Discrimination Day is observed on 1 March.

Zero Discrimination Day is observed on 1 March. The day promotes diversity and recognizes that everyone counts. The symbol for Zero Discrimination Day is the butterfly. It is used by people to share their stories and photos as a way to end discrimination and work towards positive transformation.

 

World Defence Day is celebrated on 1 March

World Defence Day is celebrated on 1 March. The day is observed to raise awareness of public protection from natural and technogenic disasters and rescue service work. History: World Civil Defense Day was instituted by the International Civil Defense Organization (ICDO) General Assembly in 1990. It commemorates the day when the ICDO Constitution came into force as an intergovernmental organization in 1972.

 

Assam CM awarded 2020 Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee award

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was conferred the Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee award 2020 for Politics on 28 February. The award was conferred by the External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Speaker of People’s Majlis of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed at the 6th India Ideas Conclave in Gujarat. He was awarded for his work in integrating the nation and to take Mukherjee’s vision and philosophy forward. Syama Prasad Mukherjee: Syama Prasad Mukherjee was born on 6 July 1901.

 

Bengaluru recorded 2019’s highest number of digital transactions

Bengaluru accounted for the highest number of digital transactions in India in 2019, followed by Chennai, Mumbai and Pune, while United Payments Interface (UPI) was the most preferred mode of payment, said a new report by online payment processor Worldline India. Maharashtra leads the pack among the top 10 states with the highest number of digital transactions. UPI was followed by debit cards, immediate payment service (IMPS), and credit cards, in terms of volume share of digital transactions

 

Fiscal deficit reached 128.5% of budget estimate at end-January 2020

According to the the Controller General of Accounts (CGA) India’s fiscal deficit touched 128.5 per cent of the whole year budget target at January-end. The deficit during the same period during 2018-19 was 121.5 per cent of that year’s Revised Budget Estimate (RE).
In actual terms, the fiscal deficit or gap between the expenditure and revenue stood at Rs 9,85,472 crore. The government had targeted to restrict the fiscal deficit at Rs 7,66,846 crore during the year ending March 31, 2020.

 

RBI approves appointment of Sumant Kathpalia as MD & CEO of IndusInd Bank

The Reserve Bank of India has approved the appointment of Sumant Kathpalia as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of IndusInd Bank

 

Sreekar Prasad enters Limca Book of Records for editing films in 17 languages

Veteran editor Sreekar Prasad has entered the Limca Book of Records for ‘films edited in most number of languages’. He has edited films in 17 languages, namely Tamil, English, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Odia, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, Nepali, Marathi, Sinhalese, Karbi, Mishing, Bodo, and Pangchenpa

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