Today’s Current Affairs 20th March 2024

These current affairs today are a part of our daily current affairs series. We cover a wide range of topics from state, national, and international news that are relevant and important for competitive exams. Our team prepares daily current affairs after going through many newspapers, such as The Hindu, Indian Express, PIB, PRS, etc.

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History of March 20

1351: Sultan Mohammad bin Tughlaq of Delhi died.

1739: Delhi Sultanate was captured by Nadir Shah.

1904: C.F. Andrews joined the independence movement along with Mahatma Gandhi.

2010: World Sparrow Day was celebrated for the first time in the name of Gauraiya.

2014: India’s famous journalist, writer, novelist and historian Khushwant Singh passed away.

Current Affairs Related to 19th March 2024

Tamil Nadu Government to Implement SHRI School Scheme in Partnership with Ministry of Education: 14500 SSLC Schools to be Upgraded

The Tamil Nadu government has decided to sign an MoU with the Union Ministry of Education to implement the Sree School Scheme in the state. This information has been given by the Tamil School Education Department. The consent will be signed by the state government before the start of the 2024 2025 academic session. Under the scheme more than 14500 SSLC soldiers will be selected as SRI School. Central Government, State Government, Central UP Pradesh and Local Bodies are eligible for Shree School Scheme.

Startup Mahakumbh: Connecting Innovators with Investors and Partners

  Startup Mahakumbh is being organized in New Delhi. It will continue till 20 March 2024 at Bharat Mandapam. It will have pavilions on AI, B2B, Agritech, Deeptech, Climate Tech, Fintech, Gaming, eSports, Incubators and Accelerators. The event aims to connect startups with venture capitalists, investors and potential corporate partners. More than 2000 startups, 30000 prospective entrepreneurs and 50000 business visitors and more than 500 incubators and delegations from ten countries will participate in the event.

Sheetal Devi Named Election Commission’s National Persons with Disabilities Icon at Exhibition Cricket Match

Sheetal Devi has been declared by the Election Commission as its National Persons with Disabilities Icon. His name was announced in an exhibition cricket match between the Indian Deaf Cricket Association team and the Delhi and District Cricket Association team. The match was held in Delhi and organized by the Election Commission. The Election Commission organized the match in collaboration with the Board of Control for Cricket in India to promote voter education and inclusivity.

Vladimir Putin Re-elected as Russia’s President for Fifth Term with 87% of Votes

Vladimir Putin has won Russia’s presidential election for the fifth time. He received another six-year term with 87 percent of the vote. Other candidates got less than 5 percent of the votes. Communist candidate Nikolai Kharitonov came second and Vladislav Davankov came third.

Rachin Ravindra Makes History

New Zealand’s Rachin Ravindra became the youngest recipient of the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal. He also received the Male Cricketer of the Year award in New Zealand.

India’s Toy Industry: A Growing Global Force as Manufacturing Shifts from China

The global industry is witnessing a significant shift from China to India, with rights recognized by major applicants, protectionism and major trade decisions involving various factor responsibilities. What may be a loss in China’s toy manufacturing sector is proving to be a profitable deal for India. India’s toy industry has grown rapidly between FY15 and FY23 with a massive growth of 239 per cent in participants.

“Mission Palm Oil: 3F Oil Palm Launches First Oil Palm Plant in the United States

The country’s first oil palm plant has started in the United States under Mission Palm Oil. 3F Oil Palm, one of the largest oil palm companies in the country, has been established. This plant has been established in Roing in Dibang Valley of Arunachal Pradesh. The direction of self-reliance in edible oils is an important achievement. This is an oil palm plant. Both palm oil company and refining facilities are available in it.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Make History, Ending Delhi Capitals’ 16-Year Trophy Streak in Women’s Premier League 2024 Final

In the final match of the Women’s Premier League 2024, RBC defeated Delhi Capitals and won the title. The women’s RCB team created history by ending the franchise’s 16-year trophy streak. The final match of the Women’s Premier League was played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals. This match between the two teams was played at Aruna Stadium in Delhi.

Election Schedule Announced: Model Code of Conduct in Place for Clerk Recruitment

With the announcement of the election schedule by the Election Commission of India, the Model Code of Conduct has been implemented to ensure recruitment of clerks in the world’s largest democracy.

India Climbs the Ranks in DHL Global Connectedness Shares, Signifying Increased Influence in the Global Market

India’s position in DHL Global Connectedness shares is estimated to rise significantly, reflecting its majority role in the global industry. From 67th position in 2022, India has reached 62nd position in 2023, which is increasing its importance in the Vaishya sector. India moved up to 62nd position in the DHL Connectedness rankings for 2023, a significant improvement from 67th position in 2022.

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