March 8 2020 Current Affairs

08 Mar, 2020
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  • Question 1: What is the theme of 2020 International Women's Day ?
  • Explanation: International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8th. This day is celebrated on the 8th of March every year to help forge a gender equal world, celebrate women's achievements and increasing visibility. The theme this year is I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women Rights.
  • Question 2: RADIO KHANCHI is the Community Radio Station of ...?
  • Explanation: Ranchi University will launch its own Community Radio Station -- RADIO KHANCHI 90.4 FM Aap Sabka Radio on International Women's Day today. Vice-chancellor of the University, Dr Ramesh Kumar Pandey has dedicated this Radio Station to all Women who have always remained the driving force behind every man.
  • Question 3: Recently, which state has announced a hike in payment of Anganwadi women?
  • Explanation:Gujarat Government has announced the hike in payment of Anganwadi women. This was announced by Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel in the state assembly today. Making the statement under rule 44, Mr. Patel has said that Anganwadi women will get Rs.7800, Tedagar women will get Rs.3,950 and mini Anganwadi women will get Rs.4400 with effect from March 2019.
  • Question 4: Recently, Govt has imposed a withdrawal limit of Rs 50,000 for depositors of ___ for a month?
  • Explanation:The cap will stay in effect till 3rd of April. The limit on withdrawal comes with a few exemptions, in cases like medical emergency, higher education, marriage and unavoidable emergency.
  • Question 5: Name the founder of Yes Bank?
  • Explanation:Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor in connection with a money-laundering probe against him and others
  • Question 6: On March 5, EPFO has lowered interest rate on deposits to__ per cent for 2019-20?
  • Explanation:Retirement fund body, Employees' Provident Fund Organization, (EPFO) has lowered the interest rate on provident fund deposits to 8.5 percent for the current financial year.
  • Question 7: Which city is hosting Khelo India Winter Games 2020?
  • Explanation: Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiuju inaugurated the five-day Khelo India Winter games at famous tourist destination Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir . During the event, the competitions in the sports disciplines like snow skiing, snow boarding, snow shoeing, ski mountaineering and snow baseball would be held.
  • Question 8: Who is the only batsman to score 12,000 runs in Ranji Trophy?
  • Explanation:Former India opener Wasim Jaffer announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in Mumbai. The 42-year-old Jaffer had amassed a mountain of runs in a glorious first-class career that spanned almost a quarter-century.
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