Top GKToday’s News Headlines-20 March 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for 20 March, 2020

INDIA

  • MP crisis: SC orders reconvening Assembly, directs Kamal Nath led Congress govt to undergo floor test on March 20
  • Lok Sabha passes bill to accord the status of institution of national importance to a Jamnagar-based cluster of Ayurveda institutes
  • Tamil Nadu: Sanitary personnel employed by urban and rural civic bodies to be called ‘cleanliness workers’

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • 30-share BSE Sensex fell 581.28 points or 2.01% to end at 28,288.23
  • 50-share NSE Nifty declined 205.35 points or 2.42% to close at 8,263.45
  • PM announces the setting up of COVID-19 Economic Response Task Force led by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
  • 15th Finance Commission sets up 8-member panel headed by its Chairman N. K. Singh to review fiscal consolidation road map of the both state and central governments
  • Defence Ministry signs contract to procure 16,479 light machine guns (LMGs) from Israel Weapons Industries (IWI) for Rs 880 crore
  • No scheduled international commercial passenger flights allowed to land in India from March 22 for a week: Centre
  • SIDBI (Small Industries Development Bank of India) to start Swavlamban Express train on June 5 for entrepreneurs
  • Coronavirus outbreak: Govt. bans export of all ventilators, surgical/disposable masks and textile raw material used for making masks with immediate effect

SPORTS

  • Greece hands over Olympic flame to Tokyo 2020 organisers at the Panathenaic stadium in Athens

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