DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS OF 20 MARCH 2019 | DAILY GK UPDATE
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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 20 MARCH 2019
1.The Election Commission of India has appointed Transgender social activist Gauri Sawant, as one of the 12 election ambassadors from Maharashtra.
She is the 1st transgender election ambassadors.
2.University of Texas professor Karan Uhlenbeck has become the 1st woman to win the Able Prize,a mathematics honour first given in 2003.
She was awarded for the impact of her work on “analysis, geometry and mathematical physics”.
3.Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has announced his resignation after nearly 30 year in power.
Kazakhstan Capital – Astana
Kazakhstan currency – Kazakhstani tenge
4.An Indian Journalist, author and chief of The Wire, ‘Raghu Karnad’
received the prestigious Windham Campbell prize of US$ 165,000 for his debut book ‘ Farthest Field: An Indian story of 2nd World war’.
5.Indian institute of Public Health Gandhinagar (IIPHG) in collaboration with National Mental Health Program, Government of Gujarat has developed a mobile application called as ‘Conquer exam, Be a Warrior’ for students to reduce the exam pressure.
6.International Day of Happiness is celebrated every year on March 20.
Theme for the year 2019 is Happier Together.
7.Former White house economist and Princeton University professor Alan Krueger passed away. he was 58.