Top GKToday’s News Headlines-17 March 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for 17 March, 2020

INDIA

  • Parliament passes Central Sanskrit Universities Bill, 2019 granting central university status to three deemed Sanskrit universities — Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Sri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, and Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth Tirupati
  • Govt. nominates former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi to Rajya Sabha
  • Coronavirus: Govt. prohibits entry of passengers from EU countries, Turkey and the UK from March 18 till March 31

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • The 30-share BSE Sensex plunges 2,713.41 points or 7.96% to finish at 31,390.07
  • The 50-share NSE Nifty slumps 757.80 points or 7.61% to end at 9,197.40
  • Wholesale price index (WPI) based inflation declines to 2.26% in February 2020
  • RBI directs banks/FIs to assess impact on balance sheet, asset quality due to coronavirus outbreak
  • Shares of SBI Cards and Payment Services list at Rs 661, 12.45% below its issue price of Rs 755 after successful IPO
  • Share of Indian vendors in defence contracts grew from 39.06% in 2015-16 to 75.03% in 2019-20: Govt
  • Ravinder Singh Dhillon appointed CMD of Power Finance Corporation (PFC)

WORLD

  • US Federal Reserve cuts benchmark borrowing rate to a range of 0-0.25%

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