Top GKToday’s News Headlines-27 March 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for 27 March, 2020


  • Scientists from DST’s Agharkar Research Institute, Pune develop high protein content wheat variety MACS 4028
  • DST’s ARCI (International Advanced Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials) in Hyderabad develops technology to improve fuel efficiency of internal combustion engines
  • Veteran photographer & Padma Shri recipient Nemai Ghosh dies in Kolkata at 86
  • Veteran freedom fighter Nagorav Vitthalrao Deshpande dies at 90 in Aurangabad, Maharashtra


  • BSE Sensex rises 1,862 points or 7 per cent to settle at 28,536
  • NSE Nifty ends at 8,298, up 497 points or 6.37 per cent
  • Centre earmarks Rs 1.80 lakh crores for providing wheat at Rs 2 per kg and rice at Rs 3 per kg; amount to be given in advance to the states for the coming 3 months
  • Cabinet approves recapitalisation of RRBs (Regional Rural Banks) to improve Capital to Risk (Weighted) Assets Ratio (CRAR)
  • IRS officers Krishan Mohan Prasad and Satish Kumar Gupta appointed as CBDT members
  • Govt bans export of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine
  • Govt. to continue scheme for Rebate of State and Central Taxes & Levies (RoSCTL) on export of garments beyond March 31
  • CCEA approves construction of 22-km Aligarh-Harduaganj flyover by Railways in UP at a cost of over Rs. 1285 crore
  • Union Bank of India launches Covid Emergency Line of Credit (CELC) for its customers to tide over liquidity issues
  • Indian Bank launches IND- COVID Emergency Credit Line (IBCECL) for large corporates
  • Digital Industry to temporarily default HD content streaming to SD till April 14


  • UN launches USD 2 billion ‘Global Humanitarian Response Plan for COVID19’
  • 25 killed in an attack on Gurudwara in Kabul claimed by Islamic State (IS) terror group
  • Spain surpasses China with 3,434 coronavirus deaths
  • Acclaimed US playwright Terrence McNally dies at 81
  • Noted chef Floyd Cardoz dies at 59 in New York; owned restaurants Bombay Canteen and O Pedro in Mumbai
  • UN observes International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade on March 25
  • UN observes International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members


  • Abdul Latif, member of football bronze medal winning team at the 1970 Bangkok Asian Games, dies in Guwahati



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