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Friday, March 13, 2020


1.        Odisha’s : “Mission Shakti”
ü  CM Naveen Patnaik announced that Odisha is the 1st state to own a separate department for Self Help Groups named as ”Department of Mission Shakti”. It is created for the development of women & is dedicated to all the women of Odisha.

2.        ET global business summit 2020
ü  The 6th edition of Economic Times Global business summit held in New Delhi.
ü  The theme of the Global Business Summit is ‘Collaborate to Create: Sustainable Growth in a Fractured World’.EAM S Jaishankar conveyed that India has offered 300 Lines of credit(LoCs) to 64 countries which involves 539 development projects.

3.        Gender equality summit 2020
ü  UNGCNI (United Nations Global Compact Network India), a country level platform for public & private sector, businesses to align stakeholders’ responsible practices towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),has organized the 3rd edition of its Gender Equality Summit 2020 with the theme “India Inc. For Generation Equality: Decade of Action” at The Park in New Delhi.

4.        ICG first woman DIG
ü  Nupur Kulshrestha becomes the 1st woman to be promoted as Deputy Inspector General(DIG )of Indian Coast Guard.She joined Indian Coast Guard in 1999.
It is an armed forces &  multi-mission organisation, which conducts real life operations at sea round the year.

5.        BusinessLine Changemaker Awards 2020 
ü  M Venkaiah Naidu honoured the winners of  BusinessLine Changemaker Awards 2020 organized by Hindu Business Line in New Delhi.
Young Changemaker-Pradeep Mewada for using innovative ways to end open defecation in villages.
ü  Iconic Changemaker– Arunachalam Muruganandam-for creating a low-cost sanitary pad for women.
ü  Changemaker of the Year– Dutee Chand-for winning India’s first medal in 20 years, in the 100-metre race at the Jakarta Asian Games in 2018.
ü  Changemaker of the year– ISRO –for making India the first Asian nation to reach the Martian orbit, and the first in the world to achieve the feat in its maiden attempt.

6.        Wasim Jaffer announces retirement from all forms of cricket on March 7,2020

7.        ICC Women’s T20 World cup
ü  The final match, which was played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on International Women’s Day (8 March), Australia women’s cricket team defeated the Indian women’s cricket team by 85 runs and won the title for the 5th time.
8.        International Women’s Day (IWD) 2020-March 8
ü  Theme for IWD was “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”.



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