DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS OF 09 MARCH 2019 | DAILY GK UPDATE
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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 09 MARCH 2019
1India and Costa Rica signed to two documents, visa requirements for diplomatic and official passport holders and the signing of the letter of intent to collaborate in the field of Biotechnology, during Vice President Venkaiah Naidu’s first visit to the central American nation.
Capital of Costa Rica – San Jose
Currency – Costa Rican Colon
Idukki’s The Marayoor Jaggery, the traditional and handmade product from Idukki district of Kerala received the Geographical Indication (GI) tag from the Central Government.
.Scientist Ajit Kumar Mohanty was on appointed Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) for a period of three years.
BARC Head Quarter – Mumbai
.Soumya Swaminathan has been named Chief Scientist of the WHO, presently deputy director of the World Health Organisation.
5.Indian space Research organisation and French counterpart CNES sealed an agreement to set up a joint maritime surveillance system in the country in May. Director of both organisation’s signed the agreement in Bengaluru.
ISRO Director – K. Sivan
ISRO Head Quarter – Bengaluru
Established – 1969
Subhash Chandra Garg , IAS appointed as Finance Secretary replace to Ajay Narayan Jha superannuated on 28 February 2019.
7.The World Bank, Government of India and representatives of 5 States (Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand) signed Loan agreement in New Delhi for additional financing 0f $137 Million for the Dam Rehabillitation and Improvement Project (DRIP).
8.India Government and Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed in New Delhi a $26 Million Loan Agreement to provide additional financing for improving drainage infrastructure in Dibrugarh Town of Assam under the ongoing Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Programme.
ADB head Quarter – Manila, Philippines
President of ADB – Takehiko Nakao