Latest Current Affairs 09th March 2020

Shopian Encounter: Two terrorists gunned down:Heavy exchange of fire between security forces and terrorists in Khawjapora Reban area of Shopian in Jammu & Kashmir; two terrorists killed and two to three are still believed to be trapped; Cordon and search Operation underway to flush out hiding terrorists.

Over 700 cases filed, nearly 2,400 held for North East Delhi violence:The Delhi Police has said it has filed 702 cases and 2,387 people have been either detained or arrested in connection with the recent violence in northeast Delhi.

PM Modi calls upon women to support campaign against Malnutrition and Jal Jeevan Mission:Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls upon women to support campaign against malnutrition and Jal Jeevan Mission; Interacting with ‘Nari Shakti Puraskar’ awardees, PM says, the work being done by the awardees is an inspiration for others.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Covid-19 Positive cases in India rise to 43:Covid-19 positive cases in India rise to 43 with four more cases each from Ernakulam, Delhi, Jammu and Agra testing positive today; Special Secretary Health Sanjeeva Kumar debunks the media reports saying no death reported in country due to Coronavirus; Union Cabinet Secretary holds meeting to review the current situation and preparedness; In view of rising cases of Covid-19 from France, USA and Spain, Government decides to have dedicated aerobridges for these countries.

Iraq closes border crossing with Iran amid Coronavirus spread:In Iraq, Shalamcha border crossing with Iran has been closed due to concerns over rapid spread of the coronavirus, which has killed 194 people and infected 6,566 others in Iran.

North Korea fires 3 unidentified projectiles off its East Coast:South Korean military informed that North Korea has fired three unidentified projectiles off its eastern coast, a week after firing two short-range missiles.

Crude Oil plunges 30%; Biggest drop In 29 Years:The price of crude oil has plunged by 30 per cent after Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil exporter, said it would step up production from next month.It is the biggest drop in 29 years.

Markets continue their sharp slide on fears of Covid-19 spread:Sensex plummeted over 1,400 points in opening session on Monday led by deepening rout in global markets amid rapidly-spreading coronavirus and sinking crude prices.

CBI registers case against Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor:Central Bureau of Investigation registers case against Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor and others on charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating and corruption; Rana Kapoor remanded to Enforcement Directorate custody till 11th March.

BCCI announces ODI squad for South Africa series:Indian squad for ODI series against South Africa announced; Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shikhar Dhawan return to the squad while Rohit Sharma and Mohhamed Shami excluded due to injuries; First match of the three-match ODI series to be played on Thursday at Dharamsala.

Indian Boxers Pooja, Vikas, Lovlina book berth for 2020 Tokyo Olympics:Indian boxers Pooja Rani, Vikas Krishan, Lovlina book berth for 2020 Tokyo Olympics; Enter semifinals of Asian Qualifiers in Amman.

Women’s T20 World Cup: Clinical Australia floor India to win 5th title:All-round Australia put on display a clinical performance to beat India by 85 runs and win their fifth T20 World Cup title in front of a packed home crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in the final on Sunday.

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