National and International Current Affairs 16 March 2020

National and International Current Affairs 16 March 2020

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♦ Narendra Modi to participate in the 100th Birth Anniversary celebrations in Bangladesh of ‘Jatir Pita’ Bangabandhu, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who is known as the father of Nation Bangladesh, on 17 Match 2020 via a video message. Due to COVID-19, the events planned without any public gatherings

♦ Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is known as the father of Nation Bangladesh. He served as the 1st President of Bangladesh from 17 April 1971 to 12 January 1972 and later as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh from 12 January 1972 to 24 January 1975, assassinated on 15 August 1975

  • Bangladesh, Capital City: Dhaka
  • Official language: Bengali
  • Independence declared: 26 March 1971
  • Victory Day:16 December 1971
  • Constitution Day: 16 December 1972

♦ Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to share technology-driven solutions for COVID-19 on MyGovIndia twitter platform @mygovindia #IndiaFightsCorona

  • Prize Money for 1st Prize Rs 1,00,000/- 2nd Prize Rs 50,000/- and 3rd Prize Rs 25,000/-

♦ Under the UDAN, Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik scheme, the Ministry of Civil Aviation flagged off the 1st-ever flight from Indore to Kishangarh (Ajmer, Rajasthan). Ministry of Civil Aviation has operationalized 268 routes under the Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik scheme

♦ India has total of 38 World Heritage Sites, information shared by the Minister of State Culture and Tourism, Prahlad Singh Patel in a written reply in the Lok Sabha

List of World Heritage Sites

Under Protection Archaeological Survey of India (22)

  • Agra Fort (1983), Uttar Pradesh
  • Ajanta Caves (1983), Maharashtra
  • Ellora Caves (1983), Maharashtra
  • Taj Mahal (1983), Uttar Pradesh
  • Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram (1984)Tamil Nadu
  • Sun Temple, Konarak (1984) Odisha
  • Churches and Convents of Goa (1986) Goa
  • Fatehpur Sikri (1986) Uttar Pradesh
  • Group of Monuments at Hampi (1986) Karnataka
  • Khajuraho, Group of Temples (1986) Madhya Pradesh
  • Elephanta Caves ( 1987) Maharashtra
  • Great Living Chola Temples at Thanjavur, Gangaikonda Cholapuram, and Darasuram (1987 and 2004) Tamil Nadu
  • Group of Monuments at Pattadakal (1987) Karnataka
  • Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi (1989) Madhya Pradesh
  • Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi (1993) Delhi
  • Qutb Minar and its Monuments, (1993) Delhi
  • Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka (2003) Madhya Pradesh
  • Champaner-Pavagarh Archaeological Park (2004) Gujarat
  • Red Fort Complex, Delhi (2007) Delhi
  • Hill Forts of Rajasthan (Jaisalmer, Kumbhalgarh, Chittaurgarh and Ranthambhore, Amber and Gagron Forts, 2013) Rajasthan
  • Rani-ki-Vav (The Queen’s Stepwell), Patan (2014) Gujarat
  • Nalanda Mahavihara, Nalanda University Archaeological Site (2016) Nalanda, Bihar

Under Protection of Ministry of Railways (2)

  • Mountain Railways of India (Darjeeling,1999) West Bengal, Nilgiri (2005) Tamil Nadu, Kalka-Shimla(2008) Himachal Pradesh
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (2004) Maharashtra

Under Protection Bodhgaya Temple Management Committee (1)

  • Mahabodhi Temple Complex, Bodh Gaya, (2002) Bihar

Under Protection of Rajasthan State Archaeology Museums (1)

  • The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur (2010) Rajasthan

Under Protection of Chandigarh Administration (1)

  • The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, (2016) Chandigarh

Under Protection of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (1)

  • Historic City of Ahmedabad (2017) Gujarat

Under Protection of Bombay Municipal Corporation (1)

  • Victorian and Art Deco Ensemble, Mumbai (2018)

Under Protection of Jaipur Municipal Corporation (1)

  • Jaipur City, Rajasthan (2019) Govt of Rajasthan

NATURAL SITES: Under Protection of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Changes (7)

  • Kaziranga National Park (1985) Assam
  • Keoladeo National Park (1985) Rajasthan
  • Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (1985) Assam
  • Sunderbans National Park (1987) West Bengal
  • Nanda Devi (1988) and Valley of Flowers National Parks, 2005 Uttarakhand
  • Western Ghats – Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra (2012)
  • Great Himalayan National Park (2014) Himachal Pradesh

MIXED SITE: Under Protection of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Changes (1)

  • Khangchendzonga National Park (2016) Sikkim

♦ Central Sanskrit Universities Bill, 2020 as passed by the Parliament, by this bill Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, New Delhi, and Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, Tirupati will convert into Central Sanskrit Universities

♦ The total length of 6940 km of National Highways has been constructed during 2019 – 20 till December 2019, whereas 1522 km length of National Highways has been constructed during 2019-20 under the Bharatmala project. This information shared by Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister Road Transport Highways in a written reply in Rajya Sabha

♦ India extended $10 million fund for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) as COVID19 Emergency Fund to fight the threat for COVID19, Corona Virus

♦ Swami Gautamananda, president of Sri Ramakrishna Math launched a book, The Monk who took India to the World, on Swami Vivekananda, which brought out by the Hindu Group of Publications

♦ IAS Baseer Ahmad Khan as appointed as Adviser to the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, G.C Murmu

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