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March 2018 Current Affairs presents you latest current affairs news of March 2020 related to politics, sports, culture, science, awards, person in news, etc. Monthly edition of our current affairs carries important news and events happening in India and around the world. These current affairs are important for competitive examinations such as SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC CPO, Banking, CDS, NDA, LIC, PSC, MAT, CAT, Railways, etc.

Latest current affairs for the month of March 2020 are given below. Hope you like it.


Which Ministry has launched ‘Stranded in India’ portal for foreign tourists? Ministry of Tourism
Till which date the Union Government has extended the validity of vehicle documents such as driving license, permits and registration amid the lockdown imposed by Government to contain the spread of coronavirus? June 30, 2020
Which fund has been set up to provide relief to all those affected by COVID-19 pandemic? PM-CARES
RBI’s Mega Bank Consolidation Plan will be implemented from which date? Under this plan RBI will implement the merger plan of 10 state-run banks into 4 larger banks. April 1st
FM Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced which scheme for the poor amid coronavirus lockdown under which 80 crore poor people will be given 5 kg of wheat or 5 kg rice for 3 months? Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana
Which company has set up India’s first 100-bed COVID-19 dedicated hospital? Reliance Industries
Who has been appointed as the CEO of Walmart India, succeeding Krish Iyer who is set to retire on March 31? Sameer Aggarwal
Name the renowned Indian painter, sculptor, muralist and writer (also a Padma Vibhushan awardee and brother of former PM IK Gujral) who passed away on 26th March 2020? Satish Gujral
The Central Government has announced how much insurance coverage for healthcare professionals for the next three months? Rs 50 lakh
When is the new deadline for Income Tax filing? 30th June
For which period the RBI has allowed a moratorium for payment of EMI on outstanding loans? 3 months
The Health Ministry has restricted which drug’s sale, export and distribution declaring it as an essential drug to combat COVID-19 pandemic? Hydroxychloroquine
According to Finance Minister’s announcement on March 26, 2020, the women Jan Dhan account holders will get how much amount every month? Rs 500
The MNREGA wage has been increased to how much per day? Rs 202
Who has been appointed to lead the 21-member high-level technical committee of health experts set up to tackle coronavirus in India? Dr. V K Paul
Which state's folklore ‘Yakshgana’ has been digitized with more than 900 scripts and made public? Karnataka
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) of which State has developed ‘Probe-Free Detection Assay', a Covid-19 test kit? IIT Delhi
When is the last date for linking Aadhaar and Pan card? 30th June
The Delhi Government has decided to give how much compensatory amount to the labourers in the capital during the lockdown? Rs 5000
The RBI will purchase bonds worth how much to bring the Indian economy back on track? Rs. 30000 cr
On which day Shaheed Diwas is observed every year to remember the brave hearts, Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar, who sacrificed their lives for the goal of attaining freedom for India? 23rd March
What was India’s rank in the recently released World Happiness Index 2020? 144
Name the former Chief Justice of India who was recently nominated to the Rajya Sabha by President Ram Nath Kovind? Ranjan Gogoi
The former Indian footballer, Padmashree and Arjuna awardee, who passed away on 20 March 2020? PK Banerjee
Which state recently removed quota in promotion for SC/ST employees? Uttarakhand
The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved the procurement of how many Tejas fighter aircraft for the Indian Air Force? 83
The NCC cadets with ‘A’ category will get how many bonus marks in the direct recruitment examinations of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs)? 2 percent
Which state’s Chief Minister resigned from his position on 20th March? Madhya Pradesh
On which date Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged all citizens to follow a ‘Janata Curfew’ to stop the spread of novel coronavirus? 22nd March
What is the name of new train launched by SIDBI for new entrepreneurs? Swavalamban Express
As per the International Energy Agency, India is the _____ largest producer of electricity? third
Which Indian singer tested positive for COVID-19 infection on March 20, 2020? Kanika Kapoor
The Union Government is using which superhero to clear all queries related to Coronavirus and share healthy tips with kids on how to defeat COVID-19 pandemic? Vaayu
Who granted permanent commission for women in the Indian Navy? Supreme Court
Which state has cancelled the Chaitra Jatra festival as a preventive measure to stop the spread of COVID-19 virus? Odisha
Which senior Congress leader joined the BJP on 11th March 2020? Jyotiraditya Scindia
Which Indian badminton player recently won the BBC India ‘Sports Woman of the Year’ Award? PV Sindhu
The Cabinet has approved how much hike in the Dearness Allowance? 4 percent
What is the name of Facebook’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative in India? Pragati
Which player, known as Tendulkar of domestic cricket, recently announced his retirement from all formats of cricket? Wasim Jaffer
On which day Foundation Day of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) was observed? 10th March
Who has been appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of India? Bimal Julka
Who has been appointed as the new Finance Secretary of India? Ajay Bhushan Pandey
Which place has been designated as the summer capital of the Uttarakhand? Gairsain
On which day National Security Day was celebrated in India every year? 4th March
Name the former Indian spinner who has been named as the chairman of BCCI’s national selection panel? Sunil Joshi
Which court lifted RBI’s ban on trading in virtual currencies? Supreme Court of India
During which period India celebrated Janaushadhi Week 2020? 1st March to 7th March
Which national sanctuary has recently been declared eco-sensitive zone by the Government of India? Ganga dolphins and critically endangered crocodiles are found in this sanctuary. National Chambal Sanctuary
Name the former Indian hockey player and Olympic bronze medalist who passed away on February 28, 2020? Balbir Singh Kullar
Name the former chief financial officer and deputy managing director of State Bank of India who has been appointed the MD and CEO of Yes Bank Prashant Kumar
Which team which has won the 2019-20 Ranji Trophy title defeating Bengal in the finals? Saurashtra
Name the snooker player who has won the National Snooker Championship (Women's) defeating Vidya Pillai in the finals? Amee Kamani
Name the snooker player who has won the National Snooker Championship defeating Ishpreet Singh in the finals? Pankaj Advani
At which place the first ever Khelo India Winter Games were inaugurated? Gulmarg, J&K


Which country has banned funeral ceremonies to contain the spread of coronavirus? Spain
As per the latest UNCTAD report, the world economy will go into recession with the exception of which two countries? China and India
What are the new dates for Tokyo Olympics 2020 as per the announcement made by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)? July-August 2021
Which organisation has launched a tracker to track policy responses by different governments to combat COVID-19? International Monetary Fund (IMF)
What is the name of the new virus that has appeared in China amid the COVID-19 outbreak? Hantavirus
On which day World Water Day is observed across the world every year? 22nd March
On which day World Tuberculosis Day is observed across the world every year? 24th March
WHO has begun a global mega trial of four drugs to find a COVID-19 vaccine. What is the name of the trial? Solidarity
Which nation’s Prime Minister has been tested positive for COVID-19? United Kingdom (UK)
The G20 leaders have pledged to inject how much amount into the global economy to reduce COVID-19 impact? USD 5 trillion
Who among the British Royal family has tested positive for Coronavirus on March 25, 2020? Prince Charles
On which day World Meteorological Day was observed across the world? 23rd March
Which country ranked first in the World Happiness Index 2020? Finland
On which day World Sparrow Day was observed across the world? 20th March
The World Bank has increased its COVID-19 response fund to how much amount? USD 14 billion
Which nation chaired the first virtual summit of G20 nations? Saudi Arabia
On which day International Day of Happiness was observed across the world? 20th March
Who has become the richest man in Asia? Jack Ma of Alibaba Group
Which country's parliament recently passed a resolution that allows it's President to be in the office till 2036? Russia
Which nation’s Health Minister has been tested positive for COVID-19 virus? United Kingdom
Who has announced his resignation as the CEO and President of Nokia? Rajeev Suri
On which day International Women’s Day was observed across the world? 8th March
Which country has become the first in the world that has announced a free public transport system for all? Luxembourg
Name the former Secretary General of the United Nations Organisation who passed away on 4th March 2020? Jaivier Perez de Cuellar
On which day World Wildlife Day 2020 was observed across the world? 3rd March
On which day World Hearing Day 2020 was observed across the world? 3rd March
When was Zero Discrimination Day 2020 observed across the world? 1st March

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