Top GKToday’s News Headlines-22 March 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for 22 March, 2020

INDIA

  • Cabinet approves inclusion of the AYUSH Health & Wellness Centres (AYUSH HWC) component of Ayushman Bharat in National AYUSH Mission

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Cabinet approves the Scheme for Promotion of manufacturing of Electronic Components and Semiconductors (SPECS)
  • Cabinet approves Modified Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMCs) Scheme of providing financial assistance for developing infrastructure in EMCs
  • Cabinet approves Production Incentive Scheme for Large Scale Electronics Manufacturing
  • Cabinet approves a scheme for promotion of domestic manufacturing of raw materials and APIs (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) used in pharma manufacturing
  • Karur Vysya Bank launches pre-paid card Enkasu in Tamil Nadu

WORLD

  • UK confirmed as co-chair of the governing council of India-led global Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)
  • Afghanistan and Maldives pledge to contribute USD 1 million and USD 200,000 respectively to the SAARC Corona Emergency Fund proposed by PM Modi
  • Legendary country music singer Kenny Rogers dies in US at the age of 81
  • Israeli-American Hillel Furstenberg and Russian-born Gregory Margulis selected for Abel Prize for Mathematics by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
  • International Day of Forests celebrated on March 21 with its theme as ‘Forests and Biodiversity’
  • International Nowruz Day celebrated on March 21
  • World Down Syndrome Day observed on March 21
  • World Poetry Day celebrated by UNESCO on March 21
  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination observed by UN on March 21

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