The Curative petitions are filed under which Article of the constitution?

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Supreme Court rejects Curative Petitions filed over Nirbhaya Case: What are Curative Petitions?
Supreme Court of India rejected the curative petitions filed over Nirbhaya case.
Recently, the accused had filed a curative petition seeking to put his execution on hold. However, the Supreme Court has rejected their pleas and the accused are to be hanged on 20th March, 2020. The mercy petition and review petition were also rejected by the Supreme Court.
What is Curative Petition?
A curative petition is filed after the plea conviction against final conviction is dismissed. The Curative petitions are filed under Article 142 of the constitution. It shall be filed after the review petition is dismissed by the apex court.
The concept of Curative petition is supported by the Article 137 of Constitution of India. The Article enables Supreme Court to review its own judgements made under Article 145.

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has inked a deal with which NGO to train its Divyang Warriors in various skills?

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CRPF & Aditya Mehta foundation sign MoU to enable the ‘Divyang Warriors
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) inked a deal with a disability support NGO Aditya Mehta Foundation, to train its troops, who lost their limbs in operations, in various skills including cyber operations, artificial intelligence and para-sports.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was formalised between the force and the Aditya Mehta Foundation here in presence of CRPF Director General (DG) A P Maheshwari. The MoU is aimed to create new opportunities for such personnel who remain an integral part of the force.
A total of 189 CRPF personnel can be trained in varied skills like acquiring working knowledge of the cyberspace, artificial intelligence, para-sports and many other such areas. The DG also honoured five such specially-abled personnel of the force with DG’s commendation disc and certificates for bringing laurels in the field of para-sports.

Which e commerce platform has tied up with Aegon Life Insurance to sell comprehensive insurance solutions to customers?

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Flipkart partners with Aegon to sell quick-access life insurance policies
E-commerce marketplace Flipkart and Aegon Life Insurance on Monday joined hands to sell comprehensive insurance solutions for customers looking for instant digital policies with a sum assured of up to Rs 10 lakh.
With instant life insurance cover through a digital policy as its core value proposition, such policies do not require medical tests or paperwork.
The life insurance policies to be offered will be having varied offerings with sums assured ranging from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 10 lakh. It will also include premiums starting from Rs 129 for Rs 1 lakh sum insured. The availability of the policy is confined to the existing customers of Flipkart between the age of 18 and 65 years.

A passenger ferry service called ‘Ropax’ was launched between Mumbai and Mandwa. The ferry was built in which country?

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Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya launches ‘Ropax’
A passenger ferry service called ‘Ropax’ was launched between Mumbai and Mandwa of Maharashtra by the Union Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya.
The Ropax jetty and terminal at Mandwa has been built by Maharashtra Maritime Board while the jetty facilities at Mumbai were set up by Mumbai Port Trust.
ROPAX service is a ‘Water Transport Service Project’, under Eastern Waterfront Development. The benefits of this service include reduction in the travel time, vehicular emission and traffic on the road.
The road distance from Mumbai to Mandwa is about 110 kilometres, and gruelling road journey takes three to four hours, whereas by waterway it is about 18 kilometre and journey of just an hour.
ROPAX Vessel M2M -1 was built in Greece in September 2019. This Vessel is highly manoeuvrable and has a speed of 14knots, and will complete one way trip in about 45 minutes to an hour.
The features of this Vessel is that it can carry 200 cars and 1000 passengers at a time and has a ramp on both sides, hence cars can move in and out of the vessel easily and reduce the turn- around time.

Who has been named as Google’s most-searched for woman in music of 2020?

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Taylor Swift tops Google’s 2020 list of most-searched women in music
Singer Taylor Swift has been named as Google’s most-searched for woman in music of 2020.
According to Google, Swift topped the list of searches among women in music, while tennis player Serena Williams was the most-searched for female athlete.
Actress Awkwafina was the most searched-for woman in comedy, and novelist Toni Morrison was the most-searched for female author.
Meanwhile, searches for “songs about girl power” have reached an all-time high in America, while queries about “women’s empowerment” have increased by more than 330 per cent in the US since 2004.

Ganga Amantran Abhiyan (GAA) which is an open-water rafting expedition is conducted between _________and Ganga Sagar?

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NMCG concludes 'Ganga Amantran Abhiyan' in New Delhi
The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) recently organised a grand event in the national capital to mark the conclusion of its flagship programme 'Ganga Amantran Abhiyan'.
The GAA is an open-water rafting and kayaking expedition in Ganga river.
The expedition is conducted between Devprayag and Ganga Sagar. Devprayag is the place where two rivers Alakananda and Bhagirathi meet to form the mighty Ganges. Ganga Sagar is a part of Sunderbans.

Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou has sworn in as the first female President of which country?

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Greece's first female president sworn in
Greece's first female president, a former high court judge, was formally sworn in to office on Friday, nearly two months after the country's parliament voted overwhelmingly to elect her.
The swearing-in ceremony for Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou, 63, took place in an almost empty parliament, as part of measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. Only a handful of officials and a limited number of journalists were present.

Which state has launched the Kaushal Satrang, Yuva Hub and apprenticeship schemes?

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UP govt launches three schemes for skill development in the state
Uttar Pradesh government has launched three ambitious schemes for skill development and employment generation for youths in the state. The three schemes are Kaushal Satrang, Yuva Hub and apprenticeship scheme in Lucknow. UP government also announced to depute ”Arogya Mitras” at all primary health centres to inform people about govt health schemes.
1. Kaushal Satrang Scheme
Kaushal Satrang will have seven components which will provide opportunities to the youth. In this regard, UP govt has inked MoU with IIT (Indian Institutes of Technology)-Kanpur and other placement agencies for the employment of 2 Lakh youth and to train the state’s youth for world level competitions.
2. Yuva Hub’ Scheme
Yuva Hub’ scheme was allocated Rs 1,200 crore in the state budget and it aims at providing employment to thousands of skilled youth by assisting in project concept and financial help for one year of operation. It will also facilitate setting up of 30,000 startups in the state. IIM (Indian Institutes of Management) Lucknow is the knowledge partner of this scheme.
3. CM apprenticeship scheme
CM apprenticeship scheme will provide a stipend of Rs 2500 to the youth of the state.

Recently, Indian Mountaineer Amgoth Tukaram has climbed the highest peak of Australia, ‘Mount Kosciuszko’. He hails from which state?

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Telangana youngster scales Australia's highest peak
Amgoth Tukaram, a young mountaineer from Telangana has scaled Mount Kosciuszko, the highest peak in Australia.
Tukaram summited the peak on March 10 and played Holi with fellow Australians there, giving a message of peace and harmony.
In the past, Tukaram has scaled the 19,308 feet Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa on July 4, 2018, the 29,029 feet Mount Everest in Nepal on May 22 last year, Mount Elbrus in Russia on July 27 last year and Mount Aconcagua in South America on January 26 this year.

Which airport has been included in the world's 100 strategic global infrastructure projects for the year 2020?

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Jewar airport gets international recognition
● In a major achievement for Uttar Pradesh's Yogi Adityanath government, the first phase of Jewar airport has been included in the world's 100 strategic global infrastructure projects for the year 2020
● The success story of Jewar Airport will be presented by the Uttar Pradesh government at the 13th Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum, to be held in New York City, US on March 25-27.
● The airport, being built by Zurich Airport International AG, will be Asia's second largest international airport after China's Shanghai International Airport. The work is progressing rapidly at site.
● This airport will be the 5th largest airport in the world. The work on the airport in Jewar, Greater Noida, on about 5000 hectares of land, is going on at a rapid pace. According to the proposal, flights will start operating in 2022-23
● At present, Shanghai International Airport of China is the second largest airport in Asia. Shanghai International Airport is spread over approximately 3,988 hectares. The world's largest airport, King Fahd International Airport of Dammam, Saudi Arabia is built on 77,600 hectares of land.

The Maharashtra Cabinet has approved the proposal to rename Mumbai Central Station as __________?

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New Name for Mumbai Central Station: Nana Shankarseth
Maharashtra Cabinet approved the proposal to rename Mumbai Central Station to Nana Shankarseth. The approved proposal is to be sent to Ministry of Railways. It is the Central Railways operating under Ministry of Railways that has the final say in the name change.
Procedure and Authority of name change It is the state Government that usually initiates the process of name change of Railway Station. This is usually done to change the British name of the station to the local pronunciations. It is also done to honour a local leader. There are no rules or procedure by law or in constitution for the name change of the station.
After State Governments initiation with a valid reason, the railway board at the centre submits the memorandum to the Railway minister who authorizes it. The name change of cities, town or villages should be sent by the State Government to the Home Ministry. Again, it is the Home Ministry that has final say in the name change.

The Census India-2021 will be conducted in how many phases?

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Census India-2021 to be conducted in two phases
The Census India-2021 will be conducted in two phases. The first phase will begin from the 1st of next month and will continue until the 30th of September of this year.
The second phase is Population Enumeration which will be conducted from 9th February to 28th February next year throughout the country simultaneously.
Indian census is the largest single source of a range of statistical data on different characteristics of the people of the country. With a history of more than 130 years, this reliable and time-tested exercise results in the comprehensive collection of data relating to the people of India every 10 years.

Which has become the world's first whole country recognised as a 'Dark Sky Place' by the International Dark-Sky Association's (IDA)?

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Niue declared world's first 'Dark Sky nation'
Niue has become the world's first whole country recognised as a 'Dark Sky Place' by the International Dark-Sky Association's (IDA), which has approved the island's application for the protection of its sky, land and sea.
The title recognises an area with exceptional quality of starry nights and a commitment to protecting the noctural environment.
Such dark-sky area designations aim to restrict artificial light pollution so that night skies can be observed and enjoyed to their fullest potential.
Tourism Niue said the protection added to current measures, including a marine reserve which was 40 percent of Niue's exclusive economic zone.

Who has been appointed as the Brand Ambassador of IDFC First Bank?

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IDFC FIRST Bank names Amitabh Bachchan as brand ambassador
IDFC FIRST Bank has announced the signing of iconic Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, as its first-ever brand ambassador.
Bachchan is a winner of countless prestigious national awards, an all-time favourite of the masses, and the country’s most celebrated actor.
Bachchan’s personality perfectly resonates IDFC FIRST’s brand persona and values pillars, that of Sincerity, Humility and Contemporariness.

Which is the 16th country to join the e-VidyaBharati and e-AarogyaBharati (e-VBAB) Network Project of the Ministry of External Affairs?

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TCIL signs MoU with the Gambia for e-VBAB Network Project
Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd (TCIL) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Gambia for the participation of the country in the e-VidyaBharati and e-AarogyaBharati (e-VBAB) Network Project of the Union External Ministry of India.
The Gambia is the 16th country to participate in the e-Network Project thus far. TCIL is the implementing agency for the e-VBAB Network Project, which aims to provide tele-medicine and tele-education services to African nations.

The tombs of Taramati and Premamati which were recently restored are located in which state?

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Resting places of Taramati & Premamati restored
As historians still try to trace back the real identities of Taramati and Premamati, their resting places stand in restored glory today after a year of conservation work. The restored tombs of these women who lived during the Qutb Shahi Dynasty were inaugurated by the US Ambassador to India, Kenneth I. Juster, in Hyderabad The project was completed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC).
Talking about the background of the women, Prashant Banerjee, Conservation Programme Officer of AKTC, said: “Taramati and Premamati are believed to have been singers and dancers in the court of Abdullah Qutb Shah, the seventh ruler of the kingdom of Golconda. But since these women have been given space in the royal necropolis, it is believed that they enjoyed a higher status. Renowned historian HK Sherwani has opined that they might have been the legally wedded wives of king Abdullah.
These two tombs are located in close proximity to the grand mausoleum of Muhammad Qutb Shah.

Which among the following company has launched the ‘Pragati’ initiative to boost women entrepreneurship in India?

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Facebook launches ‘Pragati’ to boost women entrepreneurship in India
Facebook India on Wednesday called for applications for its CSR initiative, Facebook Pragati, powered by N/Core (The/Nudge Centre for Social Innovation). The initiative will incubate and accelerate early-stage women-led non-profits that are working to drive women entrepreneurship and to spread awareness and adoption of technology among women in India. Facebook Pragati will award four grants of up to ₹50 lakh for each non-profit to scale their work.
Non-profits that are less than three years old and have at least one woman founder can apply. They should be able to demonstrate a viable business plan. Besides a grant of up to ₹50 lakh, each of the non-profits selected for Facebook Pragati initiative will mentored by an N/Core Partner — which include Kamakshi Rao (Partner, Ankur Capital); KR Lakshminaraya (Chief Endowment Officer of Azim Premji Foundation) and SK Jain (Co-founder, WestBridge Capital), among others.

Who is the author of the book Messiah Modi?

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It’s one thing when your critics criticise you. But it’s quite another when your once-upon-a-time supporters begin to tear down you, your policies and your performance. Tavleen Singh, who drew a lot of flak when she started to support Narendra Modi as Prime Minister through her columns, pulls no punches in expressing her denunciation for Modi six years after he came to occupy India’s highest chair, in her latest book Messiah Modi.

Wings India 2020 event was held in which city?

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Hyderabad hosts “Wings India 2020”
Ministry of Civil Aviation and Airports Authority of India (AAI) along with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is organizing “Wings India 2020” event at Hyderabad, Telangana.
“Wings India 2020” is a civil aviation business exhibition and air show which is organized once in every two years.
The “Wings India 2020” business exhibition will feature the participation of aviation majors including Airbus, Boeing and others in the Business to Business and Business to Government meetings taking place during the event.
The business exhibition will also feature the dazzling aerobatics twice a day, to be performed by two teams namely “Sarang”, the helicopter aerobatics team of Indian Air Force and “Global Stars” of British pilots on fixed wing aircrafts. About 1000 delegates from worldwide, are expected to participate in the event.

Google India has launched a skill programme for women called __________?

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Google India starts skill development programme called ‘DigiPivot’
Google India has launched a skill programme for women called ‘DigiPivot’. The programme designed for women who are looking to return to their corporate careers after a break or simply planning to make mid-career shifts to digital marketing.
The skilling programme has been developed jointly in partnership with a career portal service: Avtar & and the Indian School of Business (ISB). The aim of the Programme to help the general gender mix within the digital advertising and marketing panorama in India and can offer an opportunity for 200 girls professionals to re-skill themselves.
The woman who’s at present working and those that are ready to return to the workforce with 4-10 years of expertise in consulting, analytics, branding and sales and support are eligible to attend this programme. The selected woman will undergo a curated 18-week studying program and engagement (each offline & on-line) that aims to empower them with digital advertising and marketing data and instruments in addition to mentorship on strategic management abilities.

The traditional 'Fagli' festival was celebrated in which state recently?

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Traditional 'Fagli' festival celebrated in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur
The traditional 'Fagli' festival was celebrated in Yangpa village of Kinnaur district here on Monday with great fervour.
The festival is organised to observe the "victory of good over evil".
Men dressed in traditional attire with masks on their faces were seen dancing in circles while hundreds of locals also gathered to watch the event.
This festival will continue for the next few days in the district. This festival is celebrated to mark the end of winter or the beginning of spring. It is celebrated in the entire valley on the moonless night or Amavasya

Maltese footballer Andre Schembri for who has announced his retirement plays for which Indian football club?

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CFC forward Schembri to retire from professional football
Chennaiyin FC's Maltese forward Andre Schembri on Monday announced he will retire from professional football after the Hero Indian Super League final against ATK FC in Goa on March 14.
The well-travelled former international with 94 caps to his name has decided to call it a day, announcing it through his official social media pages.

Application of endophytic Actinobacteria could reduce chemical inputs in the plantation of ________?

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Endophytic Actinobacteria for Chemical-free Tea
Researchers at the Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST) Guwahati, have found that the endophytic actinobacteria can replace fertilizers & fungicides in tea.
Endophytic actinobacteria (predominantly free-living microorganisms) which live within a plant are found in diverse environments.
The Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST), Guwahati is an autonomous institute under Department of Science & Technology.
Endophytic actinobacteria have the potential to exhibit multiple growth-promoting traits that positively influence tea growth and production and can hence be used in the management and sustainability of Teacrop.
Application of endophytic Actinobacteria could reduce chemical inputs in Tea plantation.

President of India Ramnath Kovind nominated the former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi to Rajya Sabha under which Article of Indian Constitution?

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Ranjan Gogoi, the former Chief Justice of India nominated to Rajya Sabha by the President
President of India Ramnath Kovind nominated the former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi to Rajya Sabha. The former chief justice retired in November, 2019.
Under Clause (3) of article 80, the President has powers to nominate persons with special knowledge to the council of states. Such person shall have special knowledge in science, art, literature and social service.
What is council of states?
Rajya Sabha is called the council of states. The Council of states of defined by Article 80 of the constitution. The council of states consists of 12 members that are nominated by the President of India.

Name the Indian who has been named in the list of 10 most influential women in sports for 2020, released by Sports business network, iSportconnect?

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Nita Ambani named alongside Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka in list of 10 most influential women in sports
Nita Ambani, the owner of Mumbai Indians cricket team franchise, has been named in the list of 10 most influential women in sports for 2020 alongside likes of tennis superstar Serena Williams and gymnast Simone Biles.
Sports business network, iSportconnect releasing its 'Influential Women in Sport' list for 2020 said: "After beginning with an original shortlist of 25, it has now been whittled down to a top 10 following receiving opinions from our panel of experts.