Top GKToday’s News Headlines-19 March 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for 19 March, 2020

INDIA

  • NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Union Minister Ramdas Athawale and Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh among 37 candidates elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha
  • Defence Acquisition Council approves procurement of 83 Tejas Light Combat Aircraft from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
  • 16 rebel Congress MLAs in MP be allowed free, unrestrained exercise of their choice: SC
  • Rajya Sabha passes 2 bills on quality medical education system in homoeopathy and promotion of Indian systems of medicines
  • Coronavirus: HRD Ministry to launch e-classes on Swayam Prabha DTH channels for school students
  • Uttarakhand Govt. removes reservation in promotions for SC/ST employees
  • J&K Health Scheme launched to provide free of cost Universal Health Coverage to all residents of UT in convergence with Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • BSE Sensex sinks 1,710 points (–5.6%) to end at 28,869.51
  • NSE Nifty crashes 498 points (–4.8%) to close at 8,469
  • RBI to conduct open market operations (OMOs) on March 20 in the form of purchase of an aggregate amount of Rs 10,000 crore of government securities
  • RBI extends validity of Authorization issued to Vakrangee to setup, own and operate the White Label ATMs till 31 March 2021
  • S&P Global Ratings lowers India’s economic growth forecast to 5.2% for 2020
  • Volkswagen launches SUV T-Roc priced at Rs 19.99 lakh

WORLD

  • WhatsApp launches ‘Coronavirus Information Hub’ in partnership with WHO, UNICEF and UNDP
  • WhatsApp donates USD 1 million to the Poynter Institute’s International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) for coronavirus data
  • ADB announces USD 6.5 billion package for its developing member countries to fight the coronavirus pandemic

SPORTS

  • Roger Mayweather, former boxing world champion turned trainer of unbeaten boxing great Floyd Mayweather, dies at 58

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