Top GKToday’s News Headlines-31 March 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for 31 March, 2020

INDIA

  • Mandatory for cable operators to carry 25 DD, RS and LS TV channels: Information and Broadcasting Ministry
  • Rajasthan Day celebrated on March 30; marks state’s formation on this day in 1949

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • BSE Sensex slips 1,375 points or 4.61 per cent to settle at 28,440.
  • NSE Nifty ends at 8,281, down 379 points or 4.38 per cent
  • RBI increases the limit for Foreign portfolio investors (FPI) investment in corporate bonds to 15% of outstanding stock for FY 2020-21.
  • Farmers will continue to get short-term loan of up to Rs 3 lakh at a subsidised interest rate of 7% till May 31; prompt repayers to get it at 4%
  • Manila-based ADB to invest USD 100 million in Indian infrastructure sector through NIIF (National Investment and Infrastructure Fund)
  • IAG (Insurance Australia General) sells its entire 26% stake in SBI General Insurance to Premji Invest & Warburg Pincus group for USD 310 million
  • Punjab National Bank (PNB) unveils new logo following its merger with United Bank of India and Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC)
  • Fitch Solutions slashes its estimate for India’s GDP growth in 2020-21 to 4.6%
  • India Ratings (Ind-Ra) cuts its 2020-21 growth forecast for the Indian economy to 3.6%

WORLD

  • COVID-19: Alan Merrill, songwriter of ‘I love rock ‘n’ roll’, dies at 69 in New York
  • Veteran Japanese comedian Ken Shimura dies at 70 from coronavirus
SPORTS
  • Tokyo Olympics to be held from July 23 to August 8 in 2021; Paralympics Games from August 24 to September 5: International Olympic Committee

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