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10 March 2021 Important Current Affairs In English

 

Daily Important Current Affairs In English

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1) Government has proposed in the Union Budget 2021-2022 to integrate 1,000 more Mandis with National Agriculture Market, e-NAM platform.

👉The Agriculture Infrastructure Funds would be made available to Agricultural Produce Market Committees for augmenting their infrastructure facilities.

▪️e-NAM :- National Agriculture Market (eNAM) is a pan-India electronic trading portal which networks the existing APMC mandis to create a unified national market for agricultural commodities.


2) Power Finance Corporation  Ltd (PFC) has raised USD 500 million through the issuance of dollar-denominated bonds.

👉This is the longest tenor bond issuance from India since the start of the year. 

▪️Power Finance Corporation :-

👉Founded - July 1986

👉Headquarters - New Delhi


3) Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has joined hands with Zomato for home delivery of street food in six cities. As a part of Prime Minister Street Vendor 's AtmaNibhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme, the MoHUA entered into MoU with Zomato, to bring street food vendors on its food-tech platform.

▪️Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs :-

👉Founded - 1952

Headquarters - New Delhi


4) Google Cloud has appointed Bikram Singh Bedi as managing director for India. The position became vacant when Karan Bajwa was elevated to head the Asia-Pacific operations. Bedi will be responsible for leading Google Cloud's sales and operations teams.

👉Thomas Kurian is the chief executive officer of Google Cloud

👉Launched:-April 7, 2008


5) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the 'Switch Delhi' campaign and appealed to the people to join the campaign to promote adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and contribute towards the fight against pollution in Delhi.

▪️ Recent News :- The inaugural function of the 2nd CCTNS Hackathon and Cyber Challenge 2020-21 of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) was held in New Delhi


6) Founder of Zoho software corp and tech entrepreneur Sridhar Vembu, who was recently conferred with the Padma Shri, has now joined the Advisory Board of National Security led by NSA Ajit Doval. With this, Vembu will be a part of an advisory panel that gives inputs and advice to Doval, who in turn acts as a single point advisor to the Prime Minister.

▪️National Security Council:-

👉Formed - 19 November 1998

👉Headquarters - Delhi


7) RS Sharma, former chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), has been appointed as the CEO of the National Health Authority  (NHA).

👉He will be replacing Indu Bhushan whose three years terms comes to an end. 

▪️National Health Authority:-

👉The National Health Authority or the NHA is responsible for implementing India’s flagship public health insurance/assurance scheme Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana.

👉Founded- 2018

▪️Telecom Regulatory Authority of India:-

Founded - 20 February 1997

Headquarters - New Delhi


8) Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ today addressed the inaugural ceremony of the ASEAN India Hackathon.

👉ASEAN was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok by the five original member countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Brunei Darussalam joined on 8 January 1984, Vietnam on 28 July 1995, Laos and Myanmar on 23 July 1997, and Cambodia on 30 April 1999.

▪️Ministry of Education :- 

👉Formed :- 15 August 1947

👉Headquarters :- New Delhi


9) Rajendra Kumar Bhandari has been selected for the Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2021 in an individual category along with Sustainable Environment and  Ecological Development Society (SEEDS)  in the institutional category for the invaluable contribution and selfless service in India in the field of Disaster Management.


10) All the policemen and Home Guard personnel, who worked hard during the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, in Madhya Pradesh would be honoured with the 'Karmaveer Yoddha Medal'.

▪️Madhya Pradesh 

👉CM - Shivraj Singh Chouhan

👉Governor -  Anandiben Patel

👉Bhimbetka Caves

👉Buddhist Monument at Sanchi

👉Khajuraho Temple


11) Schools and hostels under the Ministry of Education's Samagra Shiksha scheme will now be renamed after Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

▪️Ministry of Education :- 

👉Formed :- 15 August 1947

👉Headquarters :- New Delhi

👉India had the Ministry of Education since 1947. In 1985, Rajiv Gandhi government changed its name to Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and with the public announcement of newly drafted "National Education Policy 2020" by the Narendra Modi government, Ministry of Human Resource Development was renamed back to Ministry of Education.


12) Telangana government has exempted road tax and registration fee on purchase of various kinds of electric vehicles running on batteries, instead of fuel.

▪️Telangana :-

👉CM - Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao

👉Governor of Telangana - Tamilisai Soundararajan

👉Pocharam Dam & Wildlife Sanctuary 

👉Mrigavani National Park

👉KBR National Park

👉Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park


13) Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari  launched India's first CNG tractor and said that it can help the farmers save over Rs 1 lakh annually on fuel costs.

▪️ Recent News - Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Ministry of Defence signed a framework Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in New Delhi to strengthen collaboration in the field of technical exchange and co-operation on sustainable  geo-hazard management. 


▪️Ministry of Road Transport and Highways :-

Headquarters :- Parivahan Bhavan,  New Delhi

Founded :- July 1942

👉Nitin Gadkari (Union Minister), Mansukh L. Mandaviya (Minister of State)


14) Ankita Raina becomes fifth Indian woman to feature in Grand Slam main draw after making the cut for the women's doubles event of the Australian Open.


15) Union defence minister Rajnath Singh virtually inaugurated more than 57,000 water structures constructed in Madhya Pradesh under ‘Jalabhishekam’ campaign from New Delhi.

▪️Ministry of Defence :-  

Headquarters - New Delhi

Founded - 15 August 1947

▪️Madhya Pradesh 

👉CM - Shivraj Singh Chouhan

👉Governor -  Anandiben Patel

👉Bhimbetka Caves

👉Buddhist Monument at Sanchi

👉Khajuraho Temple


16) Bharti AXA General Insurance has launched unique campaign 'Caregivers' to support cancer survivors in the battle against the killer disease.


17) Virat Kohli topped the charts for the fourth time in a row as India's most valued celebrity with a brand value of USD 237.7 million, according to Duff & Phelps new report titled 'Embracing the New Normal.


18) The first heliport of Assam has come up at Kerelagaon in Majuli district. Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated heliport.

▪️Recent News - Assam state government has decided to provide khadi shirts, and shawls and stoles made of ‘Eri silk’ to grade IV mployees of the state.

👉Assam - Bihu Festival 

👉Assam CM - Sarbananda Sonowal

👉The Khasi and Jaintia Hills are a mountainous region that was mainly part of Assam and Meghalaya


19) Suresh Khatanhar has been named as the new Chairman of the Board of Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) Intech.


▪️Industrial Development Bank of India :- 

Founded - 1 July 1964

Founder - Government of India by an Act of Parliament

Headquarters - Mumbai, Maharashtra

Chairman - M. R. Kumar

MD & CEO - Rakesh Sharma


20) The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Monday successfully conducted the maiden test of the New Generation Akash missile (Akash-NG). 

▪️Defence Research and Development Organisation( DRDO) :- 

👉 Founded - 1958

👉 HeadQuarter  - New Delhi

👉 Chairman - G. Satheesh Reddy

👉 Recent News - Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW)



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