National and International Current Affairs 17 March 2020

National and International Current Affairs 17 March 2020

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♦ Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the centenary celebrations of the birth of ‘Jatir Pita’ Bangabandhu, Sheik Mujibur Rahman in Bangladesh conveyed a video message

♦ Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, father of Nation Bangladesh, served as the 1st President of Bangladesh from 17 April 1971 to 12 Jan 1972 and later as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh from 12 Jan 1972 to 24 Jan1975, assassinated on 15 Aug1975

  • Bangladesh, Capital City: Dhaka
  • Official language: Bengali
  • Independence declared: 26 March 1971
  • Victory Day:16 December 1971
  • Constitution Day: 16 December 1972
  • Present President: Abdul Hamid
  • Present Prime Minister: Sheikh Hasina
  • Present House Speaker: Shirin Chaudhury
  • Present Chief Justice: Syed Mahmud Hossain

♦ Apex organizations for developing and promoting research and development in Siddha and Ayurvedic were Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS) and Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) under Ministry of AYUSH

  • CCRAS, total of 30 Ayurvedic Research Institutes/ Centres and CCRS has a total of 08 Siddha Research Institutes/ Units were present in all over India. This information by the minister in Rajya Sabha

♦ The Agreement between India and the Government of Brunei Darussalam for the exchange of information and assistance in collection with respect of taxes which signed in New Delhi, India on 28th of February, 2019 has been notified in the Gazette of India

♦ States and UTs which doesn’t have State Food Testing Laboratories (SFTLs) were Andaman and Nicobar, Arunachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Dadar and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Ladakh, Lakshadweep, and Mizoram. This information shared by Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Ashwini Kumar Choubey in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha

♦ 22 new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) have been announced/ approved by the Union Government to be established in various states. Out of these, 6 AIIMS viz. Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, Bhubaneswar in Odisha, Jodhpur in Rajasthan, Patna in Bihar, Raipur in Chattisgarh and Rishikesh in Uttarakhand are in already functional. This information shared by Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State, Health Family Welfare, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha

List of 22 AIIMS were

  • Location: Raebarei, State: Uttar Pradesh
  • Location: Mangalagiri, State: Andhra Pradesh
  • Location: Bhubaneswar, State: Odisha
  • Location: Kalyani, State: West Bengal
  • Location: Nagpur, State: Maharashtra
  • Location: Gorakhpur, State: Uttar Pradesh
  • Location: Bhopal, State: Madhya Pradesh
  • Location: Jodhpur, State: Rajasthan
  • Location: Patna, State: Bihar
  • Location: Raipur, State: Chattisgarh
  • Location: Rishikesh, State: Uttarakhand
  • Location: Bathinda, State: Punjab
  • Location: Guwahati, State: Assam
  • Location: Bilaspur, State: Himachal Pradesh
  • Location: Vijaypur, Samba in Jammu
  • Location: Awantipora in Kashmir
  • Location: Madurai, State: Tamil Nadu
  • Location: Darbhanga, State: Bihar
  • Location: Deoghar, State: Jharkhand
  • Location: Rajkot, State: Gujarat
  • Location: Bibinagar, State: Telangana
  • Location: Manethi in Rewari District, State: Haryana

♦ Former Cheif Justice of Supreme Court, CJI Ranjan Gogoi nominated to Rajya Sabha by President Ram Nath Kovind by exercising his power by subclause (a) of clause (1) of Article 80 of Constitution of India

Present 12 Nominated members of Rajya Sabha (MP)

  • Raghunath Mohapatra (Architect and Sculptor), 14-Jul-2018 to 13-Jul-2024
  • Sonal Mansingh,1 4-Jul-2018 to 13-Jul-2024
  • Ram Shakal, 14-Jul-2018 to 13-Jul-2024
  • Dr. Rakesh Sinha, 14-Jul-2018 to 13-Jul-2024
  • Roopa Ganguly, 04-Oct-2016 to 03-Oct-2022
  • Sambhaji Raje, 07-Jun-2016 to 03-May-2022
  • Suresh Gopi, 25-Apr-2016 to 24-Apr-2022
  • Subramanian Swamy, 25-Apr-2016 to 24-Apr-2022
  • Narendra Jadhav, 25-Apr-2016 to 24-Apr-2022
  • Mary Kom, 25-Apr-2016 to 24-Apr-2022
  • Swapan Dasgupta 25-Apr-2016 to 24-Apr-2022
  • Ranjan Gogoi, 16-Mar-2020 to 15-Mar-2026

♦ Telangana Assembly passed a unanimous resolution opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR)

♦ Rajasthan government moved to the supreme court challenging the validity of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), states CAA violating the basic structure of Secularism, fundamental rights of equality and life. Rajasthan is the second state after Kerala, which moved to the supreme court regarding the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and Article 131

♦ Election commission of India, EC appointed new Cheif electoral officer, IAS Hirdesh Kumar to Jammu and Kashmir

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