Top GKToday’s News Headlines-29 March 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for 29 March, 2020

INDIA

  • PM urges people to donate to PM-CARES (PM-Citizen Assistance & Relief in Emergency Situations) Fund for fight against coronavirus
  • Actor Akshay Kumar announced donation of Rs 25 crore to PM-CARES Fund
  • Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan launches CoNTeC (COVID-19 National Teleconsultation Centre) to review COVID-19 preparedness across the country
  • Govt. exempts agriculture-farming and allied activities from coronavirus lockdown to ensure uninterrupted harvesting of crops
  • Rajasthan police launches RajCop citizens mobile app for people to take permission for venturing out during coronavirus lockdown
  • Mirza Waheed wins ‘The Hindu Prize 2019’ in Fiction for ‘Tell Her Everything’
  • ‘The Hindu Prize 2019’ in Non-Fiction awarded to Santanu Das for ‘India, Empire, and First World War Culture: Writings, Images and Songs’.

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • RBI allows Small Finance Banks (SFBs) to carry out simple financial activities without seeking a prior approval from it
  • Union Home Ministry authorises states to use State Disaster Response Fund for providing food and accommodation for migrant workers during the 21-day lockdown
  • Coronavirus lockdown: Civil aviation ministry sets up air cargo management group to move essential commodities across the country

WORLD

  • Coronavirus pandemic: US announces financial assistance of $174 million to 64 countries including $2.9 million to India
  • Earth Hour observed on March 28: People around the world switched off lights from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time

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