National and International Current Affairs 21 March 2020

Daily Current Affairs Alerts 21 March 2020

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♦ Narendra Modi expressed gratitude for the Government of Maldives for contributing $ 200,000 to the COVID-19 Emergency fund. Maldives is the third country SARAC to contribute for COVID-19 Emergency fund

India: $10 Million
Bhutan: $ 100,000
Maldives: $ 200,000

♦ Narendra Modi requested the Pharma companies to manufacture of RNA Diagnostic Kits for COVID-19 on war footing. Government has approved schemes worth Rs 10,000 crore and Rs 4,000 crore for production of critical drugs and medical equipment within the country

♦ Union Cabinet approved to offer the financial incentive of 25% of capital expenditure under the Scheme for Promotion of manufacturing of Electronic Components and Semiconductors (SPECS) for the manufacturing of goods which constitute the supply chain of an electronic product

♦ Union Cabinet approved financial assistance to EMC2.0 Modified Electronics Manufacturing Clusters Scheme for the development of world-class infrastructure and amenities through Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMCs). Scheme EMC2.0 will support the setting up of Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMCs) and Common Facility Centers (CFCs)

♦ Union Cabinet approved the signing and ratifying of the Extradition Treaty between India and the Kingdom of Belgium. This Treaty would provide a legal framework for seeking extradition of economic offenders, terrorists, and other criminals from and to Belgium

Salient features of treaty:

  • Assurance in case of Capital punishment
  • Central Authorities
  • Surrender
  • Handing over of Property
  • Transit
  • Protection of Personal Data
  • Expenses incurred in extradition
  • Consultations
  • Mutual legal assistance relating to extradition

♦ Union Cabinet approved the inclusion of the AYUSH Health and Wellness Centre component of “Ayushman Bharat” in National AYUSH Mission (NAM)

♦ Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Kamal Nath submitted his resignation to Lalji Tandon, Governor ahead of the floor test. BJP is to set form new government, with a majority of 104 MLAs

♦ 2 time Olympian Pradip Kumar Banerjee, one of the greatest footballers of India passed away at age of 83 years. He Received Arjuna Award in 1961and also Padma Shri in 1990

List of Awards and Honours PK Banerjee

  • Asian Games Gold Medal,1962
  • Merdeka Tournament Silver Medal, 1959 and 1964
  • Bharat Nirman Awards, Lifetime Achievement 2011
  • Padma Shri, 1990
  • Arjuna Award in 1961

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