Daily Gk update: 3rd March 2020, Daily Current Affairs

Daily GK Update: 3 March 2020, Daily Current Affairs 2020:

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National (Current Affairs)

19th World Productivity Congress to be held in Bangalore

19th World Productivity Congress to be held in Bangalore

  • World Productivity Congress, the world’s largest convention for productivity development, is back in India after a gap of 45 years. The 19th edition of World Productivity Congress (WPC) will be held on May 6 to May 8, 2020 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bangalore.
  • Purpose: The takeaways from the 19th edition of the World Productivity Congress aims to be a catalyst for shaping future government approaches to enhance productivity for shaping future organisational strategies.
  • Montreal headquartered World Confederation of Productivity Science (WCPS) has been organising this mega future-shaping convention since 1969. Last time, WPC was held in India was in the year 1974.

Note: About List of Summit

  • National Water Conference– Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal
  • Global meet on climate change, ocean health– Kerala
  • National Horticulture Fair 2020– Bengaluru
  • Bio Asia 2020– Hyderabad
  • 2020 Global Investors Summit– J&K

ICAR Signs Pact with Hardiwar-based Patanjali for Farm Research, Training

ICAR Signs Pact with Hardiwar-based Patanjali for Farm Research, Training

  • The country’s premier agri-research body ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) on 1st March signed an agreement with Hardiwar-based Patanjali Bio Research Institute (PBRI) to undertake research work as well as training and education.
  • As per the MoU, the specific plans will be developed to work on collaborative research programmes in areas of national interest related to sustainable agriculture development suitable to different agro-ecologies of the country.

Banking and Financial

OECD slashes India’s FY21 growth forecast to 5.1% on coronavirus woes

OECD slashes India's FY21 growth forecast to 5.1% on coronavirus woes

  • Global agency OECD on 2nd March lowered India’s GDP growth forecast to 5.1 per cent, from its earlier projection of 6.2 per cent, for 2020 on concerns over the impact of deadly coronavirus on the domestic as well as the global economy.
  • According to the latest OECD Interim Economic Outlook Forecasts, India’s real GDP growth is expected at 5.1 per cent during the fiscal year starting April 1, 2020. The OECD has projected India’s growth at 4.9 per cent for the financial year ending March 2020.

Note: List of FY20 India’s GDP forecast

  • RBI– 5%
  • World Bank-5%
  • IMF—4.8%
  • ADB– 5.1%

Sport

Overview of 1st Khelo India University Games 2020 held in Bhubaneswar

Overview of 1st Khelo India University Games 2020 held in Bhubaneswar

  • The 1st edition of the 2020 Khelo India University Games (KIUG) was held from February 22 – March 1, 2020 at KIIT University (Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology University) in Bhubaneswar,Odisha.
  • The tournament, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
State Gold Silver Bronze Medal Tally
Panjab University (PB) 17 18 10 45
Savitribai Phule Pune University, MS 17 11 9 37
Punjabi University, Patiala (PB) 12 6 14 32


Important Day

3rd March: National Defence Day

3rd March: National Defence Day

  • The National Defence is the combination of cadets from the three services in the Indian Military:  Indian Army, Indian Navy, and Indian Air Force.  The National Defence Academy in Pune, Maharashtra is the first tri-service academy in the world.
  • While World Civil Defence Day is celebrated every year on March 01 to bring the attention of the world public about the importance of Civil protection, India Celebrates March 03 as National Defense Day.
  • Theme 2020:  “IT’S MY TURN”

Note: List Important Day related Defence

  • 15 January: Army Day
  • 4 December: Navy Day
  • 8 October: Air Force Day
  • 7 December: Armed Forces Flag Day.

3rd March: World Hearing Day

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  • World Hearing Day, an observance designated by the World Health Organization, aims to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world. It is celebrated annually on March 3.
  • The 2020 World Hearing Day theme is “Hearing for Life.”

Note: List of Important Day (February)

  • 2nd February-World Wetlands Day         
  • 4th February-World Cancer Day  
  • 6 February – International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)        
  • 10th February– World Pulses Day
  • 11th February– International Day of Women and Girls in Science        
  • 13th February – “World Radio Day”

3rd March: World Wildlife Day

3rd March: World Wildlife Day

  • Every year March 3 is celebrated as World Wildlife Day to raise the awareness of issues that impact wildlife. The day also highlights the issues such as urbanization, poaching, pollution, destruction of wildlife habitat, and the ways that humans can contribute to conservation efforts.
  • Theme 2020: “Sustaining all life on Earth”

Obituary

Hockey legend and Olympic medalist Balbir Singh Kullar passes away

Hockey legend and Olympic medalist Balbir Singh Kullar passes away

  • Former Indian hockey player Balbir Singh Kullar, who was a part of the 1968 Olympics bronze-winning team, has passed away. He was 77 years old.
  • Former hockey player and a two-time Olympic medalist, Balbir Singh Kullar.

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