Daily Current Affairs 27 March 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 27 March 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 27 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 27 March 2020 Current affairs test.

National News

1. #StayHomeIndiaWithBooks Initiative

  • The National Book Trust, India has launched an initiative #StayHomeIndiaWithBooks.
  • Aim: To encourage people to read books during their stay at home.
  • Chairman of National Book Trust: Govind Prasad Sharma

2. Stamping of ‘Home Quarantined’

  • The Election Commission has allowed usage of indelible ink by health authorities for stamping ‘Home Quarantined’.
  • Election Commission of India: Headquarters- New Delhi || Chief Election Commissioner – Sunil Arora

3. ‘Mo Jeeban’ programme

  • Odisha Government has launched Mo Jeeban programme for the containment of COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Urging the people of the state to take a pledge to stay indoors.
  • Odisha Governor: Ganeshi Lal.

Financial News

1. RBI Monetary Policy Updates

  • Repo 4.4%
  • Reverse repo 4%
  • CRR – 3% ( 100 bps decreased)
  • MSF, Bank Rate as usual which is plus 25 bps on Repo rate (4.65%)
  • 3 months moratorium on all loans

Business News

1. GDP Growth Rate of India by Moody’s

  • Moody’s has slashed India GDP Growth in 2020 to 2.5%.
  • Moody’s investor service: Headquarters: New York || CEO: Raymond W. McDaniel Jr || Founder: John Moody

Book Launch

1. Book ‘Missing in Action: The Prisoners Who Never Came Back’

  • ChanderSuta Dogra has launched a book named ‘Missing in Action: The Prisoners Who Never Came Back’.
  • ChanderSuta Dogra is a senior journalist and author who has worked with Outlook magazine and The Hindu.
  • The book addresses the missing Indian soldiers during the mission of 1965 & 1971 Indo- Pak wars.

Important Days

1. World Theatre Day

  • World Theatre Day is celebrated on 27 March. It was initiated in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute.

Obituaries

1. Rajyogini Dadi Janki passes away

  • The head of BrahmakumarisSansthan, RajyoginiDadiJanki passed away.
  • The Brahma Kumaris are a Spiritual movement that originated in Hyderabad, Sindh, during the 1930s. The Brahma Kumaris movement was founded by LekhrajKripalani. The organisation is affiliated with the United Nations and is known for the prominent role that women play in the movement.

2. Actress Nimmi passes away

  • Veteran Bollywood actress Nimmi has passed away.
  • NawabBanoo, better known by her stage name Nimmi, was an Indian screen actress who achieved stardom in the 1950s and early 1960s in Hindi films.

3. Albert Uderzo passes away

  • The co-creator of the ‘Asterix and Obelix’ comics, Albert Uderzo passed away.
  • Alberto Aleandro “Albert” Uderzo was a French comic book artist and scriptwriter. The son of Italian immigrants, he is best known as the co-creator and illustrator of the Astérix series in collaboration with René Goscinny. He also drew other comics such as Oumpah-pah, again with Goscinny.

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