The Hindu+PIB Current Affairs 20 March 2019

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Japan to make crater on asteroid to get samples from inside

Japan’s space agency announced that its Hayabusa2 spacecraft will follow up last month’s touchdown on a distant asteroid with another risky mission – dropping an explosive on the asteroid to make a crater and then collect underground samples for possible clues to the origin of the solar system.

Governments Prerogative to Frame Schemes: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has said in a judgment that it is the sole prerogative of the government to frame schemes and courts should stay out of governance.

Maldives committed to ‘India first’ policy: Male to New Delhi

The Maldives assured the Indian leadership of its ‘India first policy’ — an affirmation which comes amid chill in bilateral ties over a host of issues, including the signing of an FTA between the Maldives and China.

Anti-profiteering body can act sans complaints’

Chairman of National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) B.N. Sharma announced Consumer complaints are not the only trigger for NAA. This invoice could later be cancelled and the cancelled invoice be taken cognisance of for checking out matters if need be.

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India and Africa begin joint field training exercise AFINDEX-19

The Indian Army Monday began a 10-day military exercise with armed forces of 17 African nations at Aundh in Maharashtra, reflecting the growing strategic ties between India and the Africa continent.

Union Minister formulates ‘Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) Scheme

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has formulated a Scheme ‘Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM)’ to cautioned against fake websites claiming to be registration portal .

International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure to begin tomorrow

An International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (IWDRI) has inaugurated ,The two-day workshop is being organised by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in collaboration with United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), and in partnership with the Global Commission on Adaptation, United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank.

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