28th March 2020 – Current Affairs
Stuff Reporter | 20-03-29

? Army Chief General MM Naravane launches Operation Namaste – Indian Army’s anti-COVID-19 drive.

? The Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Niramla Sitharaman has announced the relief package under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana. The new relief package under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana has been launched for the poor to help them fight the battle against Corona Virus pandemic. The scheme will benefit the poors by providing an ex-gratia of Rs 500 per month to 20.40 crores PMJDY women account-holders. The amount would be given for the next three months.

? Facebook launches Corona Helpdesk Chatbot on Messenger alongwith Ministry of Health and MyGov.

? Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust donates Rs 51 crore to Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to fight the COVID-19 outbreak.

? Veteran photographer & Padma Shri awardee Nemai Ghosh passed away. He is known for working with director Satyajit Ray as a still photographer who captured the director, framing actors over 2 decades.

? Minimum daily CRR balance requirement reduced from 90% to 80%, a one-time dispensation up to June 2020.

? Banks allowed three-month moratorium on EMI (equated monthly instalment) payments on all term loans.

? World Theatre Day is observed globally on 27th March every year. World Theatre Day was initiated in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute (ITI), France.

? US Space Force launches Lockheed Martin Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite (a military communication satellite) aboard an Atlas V551 rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

? India’s cleanest city, Indore has deployed drones to sanitize city areas against the coronavirus scare. Indore becomes the 1st city in India to use drones to sanitize the city. The Indore Municipal Corporation has hired two drones for that purpose.

? World Theatre Day is observed globally on 27th March every year. World Theatre Day was initiated in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute (ITI), France. It is celebrated annually on the 27th March by ITI Centres and the international theatre community. The first World Theatre Day Message was written by Jean Cocteau in 1962.

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