24th March 2020 – Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-03-25

? World Water Day observed globally on 22nd March every year. World Water Day, held on 22 March every year since 1993, focuses on the importance of freshwater. This year, World Water Day 2020 theme: “Water and Climate Change”.

? Hantavirus surfaced in China on March 23, 2020 when a man was tested positive for it. He died later. The virus is transmitted through contact with rodents and their urine, saliva or feces.

? The United Nations has released World Happiness Report 2020. The World Happiness Report ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be. The rank of India in World Happiness Report 2020 is 144th.

? Former Jammu and Kashmir CM, Omar Abdullah was released from preventive detention on March 24, 2020. His detention imposed under the Public Safety Act was revoked by the Jammu and Kashmir administration.

? Actor Priyanka Chopra works jointly with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to spread awareness over COVID-19. Priyanka urged followers to rely on authentic sources of information about coronavirus and arranged an Instagram live with top personnel of the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness about the pandemic.

? The Union Finance Ministry has extended the last date for filing income from March 31 to June 30, 2020.

? World Meteorological Day observed globally on 23rd March every year. The date of the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization on 23 March 1950 has been named World Meteorological Day.

? The deadline for linking Pan card with Aadhaar has been extended from March 31, 2020 to June 30, 2020.

? The Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal announced on March 24, 2020 that Rs 5000 will be given as compensatory amount to the lower working class in the national capital amid the complete lockdown.

? The World Tuberculosis day is observed on March 24 every year around the world. Dr. Robert Koch announced on March 24, 1882 that he had detected Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

? The Uttarakhand Government has decided to supply ration for next three months in advance to the people through the public distribution system in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak in the country.

? Hyperloop Pod competition will be organized at IIT Madras in July 2020. It is being organized with the aim of promoting hyperloop Pod as a transport in the country. The competition is held globally which is funded by Space X.

? The Reserve Bank of India recently announced that it will purchase Government bonds worth more than Rs. 30,000 cr amid Coronavirus crisis. The central bank will purchase these bonds in two installments.

? The central government has launched an official chatbot on WhatsApp to reduce the rumors among people about the Coronavirus. It is called ‘MyGov Corona Helpdesk’.

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