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Daily Current Affairs 20th March, 2024: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 20th March, 2024. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 20th March, 2024. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 20th March, 2024 Current affairs test.

National News

CP Radhakrishnan Assumes Dual Role as Governor of Telangana

  • In a recent development, CP Radhakrishnan, the Governor of Jharkhand, has been entrusted with the additional duty of serving as the acting governor for Telangana.
  • This adjustment follows the resignation of Tamilisai Soundararajan from her role as Governor of Telangana.
  • According to an official notification from the President’s office, Soundararajan’s resignation was accepted effective immediately, leading to Radhakrishnan’s new appointment.

International News

Vaughan Gething Breaks Ground as Europe’s First Black Country Leader

  • Economic Minister of Wales, Vaughan Gething, has been elected to lead the Welsh Labour Party, making history as the first Black individual to serve as the leader of a European nation. Gething’s election is seen as a significant milestone in European politics.

States News

UP Police to Enhance Operations with Trinetra App 2.0

  • The Uttar Pradesh police department is set to implement the upgraded version of the Trinetra app, version 2.0.
  • This state-of-the-art digital tool aims to drastically improve the efficiency of crime prevention and solving in the region, equipped with a database of over 9.32 lakh criminal records to aid officers in the rapid identification of suspects.

Appointments News

Vinay Kumar to Serve as India’s New Ambassador to Russia

  • The Indian Foreign Service’s Vinay Kumar, from the 1992 batch, has been appointed as India’s upcoming Ambassador to Russia.
  • Kumar, who is presently the Ambassador to Myanmar, is scheduled to commence his new role in Moscow soon, as announced by the Ministry of External Affairs.

P&G India Welcomes Kumar Venkatasubramanian as CEO

  • P&G India has named Kumar Venkatasubramanian as its new Chief Executive Officer, starting May 1, 2024.
  • This announcement comes as LV Vaidyanathan prepares to depart from the company to explore personal interests after a 28-year tenure.

Arvind Kapil Appointed CEO of Poonawalla Fincorp

  • Arvind Kapil has been appointed as the new Managing Director and CEO of Poonawalla Fincorp, one of the leading NBFCs. He succeeds Abhay Bhutada, who has opted for early retirement.

Important Days News

Celebrating World Sparrow Day: March 20, 2024

  • Observed annually on March 20th, World Sparrow Day aims to highlight the decline in sparrow populations worldwide and encourage measures to conserve this once ubiquitous bird species.
  • The day serves as a reminder of the ecological importance of sparrows and the need for their protection.

Awards News

Prabha Varma Awarded 33rd Saraswati Samman for ‘Roudra Sathwikam’

  • The 33rd Saraswati Samman for the year 2023 has been awarded to renowned Malayalam poet and writer Prabha Varma for his verse novel ‘Roudra Sathwikam’, published in 2022.
  • The Saraswati Samman, established by the K.K. Birla Foundation in 1991, is regarded as one of India’s most prestigious literary awards, recognizing exceptional literary works in any Indian language from the past decade.

Armed Forces Medical Services Hospitals Honored with Raksha Mantri Trophy

  • On March 19, 2024, in New Delhi, the Raksha Mantri Trophy was awarded to the top Command Hospitals of the Armed Forces Medical Services for the year 2022.
  • The Command Hospital (Southern Command), Pune, received the award for the Best Command Hospital, with the Command Hospital (Central Command), Lucknow, following as the Second Best.

Ranks and Reports News

Begusarai Named World’s Most Polluted City

  • The 2023 World Air Quality Report by IQAir identifies Begusarai in Bihar as the world’s most polluted city.
  • The report also highlights that India is home to 83 of the top 100 most polluted cities globally, with Guwahati, Delhi, and Mullanpur following Begusarai in pollution levels.

Business News

Insurance Sector Sees Rs 54,000 Crore FDI in Nine Years

  • The insurance industry in India has attracted an impressive Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) totaling Rs 53,900 crore over the past nine years, from December 2014 to January 2024.
  • The country currently hosts 70 insurance companies, according to Vivek Joshi, the Secretary of Financial Services.
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