March 19 2020 Current Affairs

19 Mar, 2020
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  • Question 1: Where is the Thanjavoor temple?
  • Explanation:In Tamil Nadu, entry of pilgrims into the internationally acclaimed Big Temple in Thanjavur has been prohibited till the 31st of March.
  • Question 2: Who is the author of the book - My Encounters in Parliament?
  • Explanation:Bhalchandra Mungekar is, a former member of Rajya Sabha.
  • Question 3: Which day is observed as Global Recycling Day?
  • Explanation: March 18, 2020, is observed as a third annual Global Recycling Day. This day was first observed on March 18, 2018, by the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) and celebrated globally every year to raise awareness of the importance of recycling.
  • Question 4: Which state has recently passed - Recovery of Damage to Public Properties Ordinance 2020?
  • Explanation:The ordinance will aim at dealing with violent acts at public places, controlling its tenacity and upsurge and providing for recovery of damage to public or private property during hartal, bandh etc.
  • Question 5: RBI has reduced the minimum capital requirements (MCR) for PAs at the time of application for the licence to ___ crore from Rs 100 crore?
  • Explanation:RBI has reduced the minimum capital requirements (MCR) for PAs at the time of application for the license to Rs 15 crore from Rs 100 crore. However, the net worth needs to be increased to Rs 25 crore within three years of operations. Means the PAs who apply for authorization on April 4, 2020, they need to achieve Rs 25 crore net-worth by March 31, 2023, and thereafter.
  • Question 6: Standard & Poor’s (S&P) slashes India’s growth rate for 2020 to ___ from 5.7%?
  • Explanation:The world’s leading provider of independent credit ratings has slashed India’s global economic growth forecast to 5.2 % in 2020 from 5.7 % predicted earlier, saying the global economy is entering a recession due to the spread of infection of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
  • Question 7: Which country will host the World Cities Summit 2020?
  • Explanation:The 7th World Cities Summit (WCS) is to be held from July 5 to 9, 2020 at Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, in Singapore.
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