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Daily CURRENT AFFAIRS – 9th March – Today GK Updates
1. ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Final 2020
- The Australian women’s cricket team scripted history by lifting the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup for a record fifth time after registering an 85-run win over India on March 8, 2020.
- Australian openers Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney put on a great show with both getting fifties and stacking up over 100 runs for the first wicket.
- India, which was appearing for its maiden World Cup final, bundled up for 99 in 19.1 overs after its top order crumbled under pressure.
- Deepti Sharma gave India the much-needed breakthrough by taking two wickets in a single over and restricted Australia to 184/4 at the end of 20 overs.
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List of Winners of ICC Women’s World Cup
- 2009- England
- 2010- Australia
- 2012- Australia
- 2016- West Indies
- 2018- Australia
- 2020- Australia
2. 15 outstanding women honoured with Nari Shakti Puraskar by Prez
- President Ram Nath Kovind gave away the Nari Shakti Puraskar to 15 women on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
- The awardees are –
- 103 year old athlete Mann Kaur,
- Indian Air Force’s first women fighter pilots Mohana Singh, BhawanaKanth and AvaniChaturvedi,
- Farmers PadalaBhudevi and Bina Devi,
- Artisan ArifaJaan,
- Environmentalist Chami Murmu,
- Entrepreneur NilzaWangmo,
- Automotive research professional RashmiUrdhwardeshe,
- Lady Mason Kalavati Devi,
- Twin Mountaineers Tashi and Nungshi Malik
- Classical vocalist KaushikiChakroborty and
- 98 year old KarthyayiniAmma who topped the literacy exam in 2018.
- Another awardee 105 year old BhageerathiAmma could not travel to Delhi to recieve the award.
- The National Award is given annually to individuals, groups, institutions in recognition of their exceptional work towards the cause of women empowerment, especially for vulnerable and marginalized women.
3. Pooja Rani, Vikas Krishan: 1st Indian boxers to qualify for Tokyo Olympics
- Asian champion Pooja Rani in the 75kg category and Vikas Krishan in 69kg category became the first set of Indian boxers to qualify for Tokyo Olympics 2020.
- Both boxers advanced to the semifinals of the continental qualifiers at Amman in Jordan.
- Rani secured her maiden Olympic spot while Krishan will be making his third successive appearance at the quadrennial showpiece.
- Rani will next face the reigning world and Asian champion Li Qian of China, who has the top billing in this category.
4. Fuel Cell Technology for Disaster Management
- The scientists of ARCI (Advanced Research for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials) recently developed PEMFC (Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells) to be used to manage Natural Disasters.
- It provides immediate support during Golden Hour. They operate using hydrogen gas and there is no necessity to use grid power.
- The technology is to act as power house to Emergency Operation Centres. The Control Rooms that respond to disasters are now being altered as EmergencyOperation Centres.
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The Fuel cell uses chemical energy to generate electricity. It consists of 2 electrodes called anode and cathode. The main advantage of fuel cell is that it creates minimum waste (pollution).
5. Arunachal Pradesh provides Protected Area Permits to prevent Covid 19
- With the number of infections rising in India to 34, the Arunachal Pradesh recently stopped issuing Protected Area Permits (PAPs).
- The GoI has also plans to close India-Myanmar border as cases are increasing in India mainly because of persons with travel history.
- Currently, only touristic visit is allowed through Protected Areas limits in India. Even a person from these protected areas who is married to a non-Indian cannot settle permanently in these areas.
- The Foreign (Protected Areas) Order 1958 has guidelines about using the Protected areas and issuing Protected Area Permit. The protected areas are governed by Ministry of Home Affairs.
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ARUNACHAL PRADESH – Capital:Itanagar;Governor:B.D. Mishra; CM:PemaKhandu;
It shares international borders with Bhutan in the west, Myanmar in the east, and China in the north, with which the border is the McMahon Line.