Latest Current Affairs 29th March 2020

PM Modi interacts with the nation today: Mann Ki Baat:In his latest ‘Mann Ki Baat’ episode, PM Modi talked about coronavirus, how India as well as the world are fighting against the virus and much more. Read to know in detail.

States to set up relief camps for migrant workers: Home Ministry:Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that as per the direction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, government has committed all support to Migrant Workers during lockdown period. Home Minister Amit Shah made the statement while reviewing the country’s preparedness to contain COVID-19.

Government exempts farming and allied activities from lockdown: COVID-19:Agriculture, farming and allied activities have been exempted from the lockdown, that has been imposed throughout the country in order to control the spread of COVID-19

Nepal govt extends ban on all international flights until April 15:Nepal government has extended ban on all international flights until April 15 as a measure to prevent possible spread of Coronavirus

Myanmar suspends landing of all foreign commercial flights, no visa to be issued:Myanmar has stopped all commercial flights from abroad landing in the country from midnight of Sunday as a measure to stop the spread of Corona virus in the country. According to a notice issued by the Civil Aviation authority of Myanmar, the ban will be effective till April 13.

Panama government permits cruise ship with Corona infected people through its canal:Panama’s government has given permission to a cruise ship on which four passengers have died during travel through its canal. Earlier, Panama Government had denied the access to Panama canal over Coronavirus fears.

COVID-19: Cases in Sri Lanka rise to 115:Sri Lanka has extended the curfew period in the country till further notice to tackle COVID 19 as number of cases have risen to 115.

North Korea fires unidentified projectile towards Sea of Japan:North Korea on Sunday fired at least one unidentified projectile into the sea off its east coast. The projectile was fired towards the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea.

Trump hints at New York quarantine:In the US, the highest ever 453 deaths linked to the COVID-19 illness recorded over the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s toll to 2,010 since the pandemic began.

Saudi Arabia assures India of uninterrupted LPG supply:of Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said on Sunday that he had discussed global oil market developments with Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman and Aramco’s Chief Executive Amin Nasser as well as uninterrupted LPG supplies to India.

Merger of 10 state-run banks into 4: RBI:Reserve Bank of India has said that the merger of 10 state-run banks into four will come into force from April 1. The branches of merging banks will operate as of the banks in which these have been amalgamated.

FM interacts with heads of PSU banks:Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held a detailed conversation with Chiefs of Public and Private sector banks on Saturday. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has asked the Chairman and Managing Directors (CMDs) of Banks to ensure adequate liquidity at the branch, ATM and banking correspondent level.

Coronavirus: Delayed Tokyo Olympics likely to be held in July 2021:Tokyo Olympics organisers are eyeing next July as a start date for the postponed Games following the historic decision to delay the event due to the coronavirus.

BCCI to contribute Rs 51 crore to PM-CARES Fund:Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will contribute Rs 51 crore to PM-CARES Fund. In a release, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly said, this will strengthen the nation’s disaster management capacities and encourage research to combat COVID-19.

Coronavirus forces cancellation of Paris fashion weeks:Organisers have cancelled the men’s and haute couture fashion weeks in Paris because of the coronavirus outbreak, organisers said.

Musk’s SpaceX wins NASA award for planned lunar space station:NASA picked a new space capsule from Elon Musk’s SpaceX to ferry cargo and supplies to the agency’s planned lunar space station, a crucial building block to its plans to build a permanent post on the moon and mount future missions to Mars.

PM Modi talks to doctors engaged in combating corona: MKB:In his latest ‘Mann Ki Baat’ episode, PM Modi engaged in various conversations with the doctors who are leading from the front in the fight against the global menace of coronavirus.

Belgium: Baby hippo gets first dive in big pool:A newborn hippo spent a day to be remembered at a Belgian zoo with his mother taking it for its first dip in the big pool.


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