? Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday launched his government’s flagship programme ‘Amma Vodi’ scheme meant to support lakhs of poor and needy mothers to educate their children.
? Census exercise India-2021 will begin on 1st April 2020 and will end on 30th of September 2020. The responsibility of conducting the Census rests with the Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India under Ministry of Home Affairs.
? The Reserve Bank of India has allowed banks and other lending institutions to use “Video based Customer Identification Process (V-CIP)” for KYC process of customers.
? India’s growth rate is projected to decelerate to 5 per cent in 2019-20 amid enduring financial sector issues, according to a World Bank report, which said the country’s GDP was likely to recover to 5.8 per cent in the following financial year.
? The chariot festival of the Suchindram Thanumalayan Temple begins with great camaraderie and devotion. The temple is located in Tamil Nadu.
? Ladakh women team has won the 7th National Ice Hockey Championship women trophy.
? Indian-American biochemist Har Gobind Khorana, who won the 1968 Nobel Prize for medicine, was honoured by a Pakistani university, which announced to set up a Research Chair in his name.
? M Nagaraj has been appointed as the new Chairman and Managing Director of State-owned Housing and Urban Development Corporation (Hudco).
? The Union Cabinet approved government’s stake sale in four PSUs in Neelachal Ispat Nigam Limited (NINL), namely, MMTC, NMDC, BHEL and MECON.
? India was ranked 84th in the recently released Henley Passport Index 2020.
? Justice Dilip B Bhosale has resigned from the post of Lokpal member citing personal reasons.
? Indian Railways is in the process of installing Internet Protocol (IP) based Video Surveillance System (VSS) at railway stations.
? In latest ICC rankings for Test bowlers, India’s Ravichandran Ashwin (9) is the only spinner in the top 10.
? Visakhapatnam will host the multilateral naval exercise ‘MILAN’ which aims to enhance professional interaction between foreign-friendly navies and learn from each other’s strengths.
? In the report ‘Ecowrap’, the economic research department of SBI has lowered India’s growth rate to 4.6% in the fiscal year 2020.
? Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has inaugurated the Chennai–Andaman and Nicobar Islands submarine cable laying. BSNL has been appointed as the Project Execution Agency.