- Free Public Transport in Luxembourg
Luxembourg in Europe has become the first country to make all forms of public transport free. It is the second smallest country in the European Union.
- New Finance Secretary
Revenue Secretary Dr Ajay Bhushan Pandey has been designated the Appointment Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) as the Finance Secretary on March 3.
- Gairsain New Capital of Uttarakhand
Gairsain was made the new summer capital of Uttarakhand. The announcement was made Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat at the assembly session convened in Gairsain. It partially fulfilled an over two-decade demand statehood. CM dedicated the announcement to the people who sacrificed themselves for the formation of Uttarakhand state.
- World’s 100 powerful women
Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and freedom fighter Amrit Kaur have been named the TIME magazine among world’s 100 powerful women who defined the last century in a new project that “spotlights influential women who were often overshadowed.” TIME named Kaur as ‘Women of the Year’ for 1947 and Gandhi for 1976 in special covers recreated the publication.
- Chapchar Kut Festival
Chapchar Kut began in all parts of Mizoram on 5 March 2020. The festival will be held on 5-6 March. The festival is celebrated at the Assam Rifles Ground at Aizawl. Chapchar Kut is the biggest and most joyous festival of the Mizos.
- Ruchika Tomar
The Indian-origin American author who has been chosen to be awarded the PEN/Hemingway Award 2020 for her first novel A Prayer for Travelers.
- International Women’s Day: 08 March 2020
Theme: I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights
- World Tuberculosis Day: 24 March 2020
Theme: It’s Time
- World Happiness Index 2020
India’s rank: 144
Top Country: Finland
- Abel Prize 2020
A. Hillel Furstenberg (Israel-American) &
B. Gregory Margulis (Russian-American)
- 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup
Winners: Australia (record 5th title)
- Pankaj Advani
The well-known snooker player who has won the National Snooker Championship defeating Ishpreet Singh in the finals in Ahmedabad.
- Yes Bank Crisis
SBI to pick up a 49% stake in Yes Bank for Rs 2,450 crore and clarified that all the deposits and liabilities of the reconstructed bank will continue in the “same manner”.
- Solar Rooftop Plants
As per Government data, Gujarat has topped the list in the installations of solar rooftop plants. It is followed Maharashtra. The aim of the installations of solar rooftop plants is to achieve renewable power generation goals. As of 2 March, a total of 79,950 systems have been installed across the country with a combined capacity of 322 MW.
- Joy Bangla
The Two-Judge bench of High Court of Bangladesh has ordered that ‘Joy Bangla’ will be the national slogan of Bangladesh. The court also directed the authorities to ensure that teachers and students use the slogan after assembly. Joy Bangla was the main slogan during the liberation war of Bangladesh fought against Pakistan in 1971.
- Inclusive Internet Index 2020
India secured 46th rank in the Inclusive Internet Index 2020 released the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Pakistan got the 76th rank on the list. In this index, Sweden ranks first, New Zealand is second and America is third.
- Amitabh Bachchan
Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan was appointed as the first ever ambassador of the IDFC FIRST Bank.
- Salman Khan
Smartphone brand realme appointed Bollywood actor Salman Khan as its brand ambassador. Khan will endorse realme 6 & realme 6 Pro. In 2019, realme was the world’s fastest-growing smartphone brand.