Daily Current Affairs – March 2, 2020

India bagged USD 40 million defence deal with Armenia

India won a $40 million defence deal to supply 4 indigenously-built weapons locating radars to Armenia in Europe. India won the deal by overtaking Russia and Poland. The move by GoI is to boost the defence sector of the country. The deal is a major achievement for the ‘Make in India’ programme in the defence sector.

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Muhyiddin Yassin sworn in as Malaysia’s new Prime Minister

In Malaysia, newly appointed Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yasin took the oath of office. The swearing-in ceremony was held at the national palace in Kuala Lumpur.

 

Shri Amit Shah inaugurated NSG Regional Hub at Kolkata

Union Minister for Home Affairs Amit Shah inaugurated the National Security Guard (NSG) Regional Hub campus at Kolkata, West Bengal. It aims to provide adequate facilities to the brave NSG jawans. He also various welfare projects for NSG, amounting to over Rs. 245 crores, across Kolkata, Manesar, Chennai, and Mumbai.

 

Jitendra Singh inaugurated the Pension Adalat in Jammu

Dr. Jitendra Singh, the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), inaugurated the ‘Pension Adalat’ in Jammu. The Programme was organized by the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions, GoI. Pension Adalat was conducted outside Delhi for the first time. The main initiatives were taken to fix the minimum pension at Rs.1,000. 

 

ADB provides USD 4 million to the Asia-Pacific countries to fight coronavirus outbreak

Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to provide a total of $4 million (Rs.29 crore) to the Asia-Pacific countries. The bank aims to help developing countries in Asia and the Pacific to fight the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). ADB has also approved a further $2 million to help developing countries in Asia and the Pacific to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak.

 

GST collection crosses Rs one lakh crore mark in February

Government has collected over one lakh five thousand crore rupees as Goods and Services Tax in February this year which is eight percent more than the GST collected in the same month of last year.
Out of the total revenue, Central Goods and Service Tax (CGST) is over 20 thousand crore rupees, State Goods and Service Tax (SGST) is over 27 thousand crore and Integrated Goods and Service Tax (IGST) is over 48 thousand crore rupees. Finance Ministry stated, during the month of February, the GST revenue from domestic transactions has shown a growth of 12 percent over the revenue during the month of February last year.

 

Indian Railway launched first Restaurant on Wheels at the Asansol Railway station

Indian Railways launched its first ‘Restaurant on Wheels’ at the Asansol Railway station, Paschim Bardhaman district, West Bengal. It was inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Shri Babul Supriyo in a programme held at Asansol station.

 

PM lays foundation stone for the Bundelkhand Expressway

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the Bundelkhand Expressway at Chitrakoot. The estimated cost of the 296 km long project is Rs.14,849 crore. The Expressway is expected to benefit Chitrakoot, Banda, Mahoba, Hamirpur, Jalaun, Auraiya and Etawah districts. It will increase connectivity in UP and the people with the facilities available in big cities.

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