Current Affairs Pocket : 26 March 2020

Sameer Aggarwal appointed as CEO of Walmart India
* Sameer Aggarwal has been appointed as the CEO of Best Price, Walmart India. He will take charge of the role from April 01, 2020.
* Sameer Aggarwal joined Walmart in April 2018 as Executive Vice President to look at strategy and administration.
* He will replace Krish Iyer, who is retiring from full-time management.

Zoya Akhter honoured with IIFTC Tourism Impact Award 2020
* Asia’s largest film tourism event, 8th India International Film Tourism Conclave (IIFTC) was held in Mumbai from 5-7 March 2020.
Veteran filmmaker Zoya Akhter has been honoured with IIFTC Tourism Impact Award 2020 for her outstanding contribution to the world tourism through her cinema.
* IIFTC is Asia’s largest locations show presenting a credible platform for film commissions, tourism offices and production service companies from around the world to showcase their locations, incentives and services to the Indian film industry.

Tamil Nadu’s Nagapattinam District Bifurcated to Form Mayiladuthurai as 38th District
* Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswamy has announced the formation of a new district Mayiladuthurai by bifurcating the existing district of Nagapattinam.
* With this, the total number of districts in the state has increased to 38.
Till date, Tamil Nadu had 37 districts, of which five new districts were formed in 2019.

Odisha government launches “Mo Jeeban” programme
* Odisha’s Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched Mo Jeeban programme in Odisha. The “Mo Jeeban” programme was launched for the containment of COVID-19 pandemic.
* Through Mo Jeeban programme, the chief minister of Odisha urged the people of the state to take a pledge to stay indoors. He also stated that if people will go outside their home, they may bring the coronavirus at home which will affect their family.

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