Daily Current Affairs 25th March 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation
This post contains important current affairs of 25th March 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 25th March 2020. 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 25th March 2020 Current affairs test.
1. MylabPathoDetect COVID-19 Qualitative PCR kit
- The first ‘Made in India’ COVID19 Test Kit ‘MylabPathoDetect COVID-19 Qualitative PCR kit’ has been approved by Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO).
- The Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) is the national regulatory body for Indian pharmaceuticals and medical devices, and serves parallel function to the European Medicines Agency of the European Union, the PMDA of Japan, the Food and Drug Administration of the United States and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency of the United Kingdom.
2. India’s first COVID-19 dedicated hospital
- Reliance has set-up India’s first COVID-19 dedicated hospital in Mumbai.
- Reliance Industries Limited is an Indian multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Reliance owns businesses across India engaged in energy, petrochemicals, textiles, natural resources, retail, and telecommunications.
1. Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)
- UK has been confirmed as first co-chair of India-led Global Climate Initiative ‘Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)’.
- ‘Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)’ was established by Indian Prime Minister Modi and is a voluntary international grouping, linking governments, UN agencies, banks, private sector groups, and academia to develop the resilience of infrastructure systems to climate and disaster risks.
- UK: Prime minister: Boris Johnson || Capital: London || Currency: Pound sterling
1. IndusInd Bank MD and CEO
- SumantKathpalia has been appointed as IndusInd Bank MD and CEO.
- IndusInd Bank Limited is an Indian new generation bank in Pune, established in 1994. The bank offers commercial, transactional and electronic banking products and services. IndusInd Bank was inaugurated in April 1994 by then Union Finance Minister Manmohan Singh.
2. India’s first pre-paid card
- KarurVysya Bank has launched India’s 1st pre-paid card Enkasu
- Enkasu means ‘My cash’ in Tamil language.
- MD & CEO: P. R. Seshadri || Headquarter: Karur, Tamil Nadu.
1. Supply of BS-VI fuel across India
- Indian Oil Corporation has become first company to begin supply of BS-VI fuel across India.
- Indian Oil Corporation Limited, commonly known as IndianOil is an Indian government owned oil and gas company headquartered in New Delhi.
- Headquarters: New Delhi || Chairperson: Sanjiv Singh
1. Book ‘Legacy Of Learning’
- A book titled ‘Legacy Of Learning’ authored by Savita Chhabra has been released.
- Savita Chhabra is the chairperson at Hygienic Research Institute Private Limited (HRIPL).
Science and Technology News
1. First state police to introduce taser guns
- Gujarat Police has become first state police to introduce Taser Guns.
- A Taser is a brand of conducted electrical weapon sold by Axon, formerly Taser International.
1. International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
- International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade is a United Nations international observance designated in 2007 to be marked on 25 March every year.
- The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a center for harmonizing the actions of nations.
- Secretary General: AntónioGuterres || Headquarters: New York
2. International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims
- Each year, on 24 March, the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims is observed.
- This annual observance pays tribute to the memory of Monsignor Óscar Arnulfo Romero, who was murdered on 24 March 1980. Monsignor Romero was actively engaged in denouncing violations of the human rights of the most vulnerable individuals in El Salvador.
- The right to the truth is often invoked in the context of gross violations of human rights and grave breaches of humanitarian law.
Award, Rankings and Indexes
1. PEN/Hemingway Award
- Winner 2020: Ruchika Tomar for her debut novel ‘A Prayers for Travelers’.
- The PEN/Hemingway Award is awarded annually to a full-length novel or book of short stories by an American author who has not previously published a full-length book of fiction.
- The award is named after Ernest Hemingway and funded by the Hemingway family and the Ernest Hemingway Foundation/Society.
2. 2020 Abel Prize
- Winner 2020: Hillel Furstenberg and Grigory Margulis
- The Abel Prize is a Norwegian prize awarded annually by the King of Norway to one or more outstanding mathematicians.
- It is named after Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel and directly modeled after the Nobel Prizes. It comes with a monetary award of 7.5 million Norwegian Kroner.
3. Heritage Foundation Index of Economic Freedom
- India has been ranked in 120th position in the Heritage Foundation Index of Economic Freedom.
- Heritage Foundation Index of Economic Freedom ranks country on the basis of the world’s freest economy.
- Singapore has been ranked as the world’s freest economy in the latest Heritage Foundation Index of Economic Freedom.
1. Exercises Native Fury
- USA Marines and UAE forces have conducted the biennial exercise, named ‘Native Fury’ at Abu Dhabi.
- Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, sits off the mainland on an island in the Persian (Arabian) Gulf.
1. First country to withdraw from 2020 Tokyo Olympic
- Canada has become first country to withdraw from 2020 Tokyo Olympic.
- International Olympic Committee: President: Thomas Bach || Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland