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12 March 2021 Important Current Affairs In English

 

Daily Important Current Affairs In English


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 Why is it important to read current affairs?    

Current Affairs refer to the events of national and international importance relevant from competitive exams perspective like Civil Services Exam, Bank exam, etc. With the change in the pattern of examinations, questions related to current events and news have assumed a major role in deciding the fate of students

1) The India – Uzbekistan joint military exercise “DUSTLIK II” commenced today in Foreign Training Node Chaubatia, Ranikhet (Uttarakhand). 

👉This is the Second Edition of annual bilateral joint exercise of both armies. It will continue till 19th March 2021. The first edition of the exercise was held at Uzbekistan in Nov 2019.

▪️Ministry of Defence :-  

Headquarters - New Delhi

Founded - 15 August 1947

👉The Indian Armed Forces (including Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indian Navy) and Indian Coast Guard under the Ministry of Defence are primarily responsible for ensuring the territorial integrity of India.


2) The President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind laid the foundation stone for the conservation works of Singorgarh Fort in Singrampur village of Damoh district in Madhya Pradesh. 

👉The President also inaugurated the newly carved Jabalpur Circle of Archaeological Survey of India. He also addressed the State Level Tribal Conference at Singrampur village in Damoh.

▪️Madhya Pradesh 

👉CM - Shivraj Singh Chouhan

👉Governor -  Anandiben Patel

👉Bhimbetka Caves

👉Buddhist Monument at Sanchi

👉Khajuraho Temple


3) India’s biggest Kidney Dialysis Hospital was inaugurated at Balasahib Gurudwara in Delhi. 👉The Guru Harikshan Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Kidney Dialysis Hospital has been opened by Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee.


4) France launched its first military exercise in space this week to evaluate its ability to defend its satellites and other defense equipment from an attack.

▪️Recent News :- A third batch of three Rafale fighter jets landed in India after flying non-stop from France, in a further boost to the strike capability of the Indian Air Force when India and China are engaged in a bitter border standoff in eastern Ladakh.

▪️Indian Air Force:-

👉Founded - 8 October 1932

👉Headquarters - New Delhi

👉Commander-in-Chief - President Ram Nath Kovind

👉Chief of the Air Staff - Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria


5) India's premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was on named the ICC men's Player of the Month (February) for his stellar show against England in a four-match Test series at home which his side won to qualify for the World Test Championship final.

▪️Board of Control for Cricket in India:-

President - Sourav Ganguly

Secretary - Jay Shah

Headquarters - Mumbai

Founded - December 1928


6) In Boxing, the Asian Championship silver medallist, Deepak Kumar won the silver medal at the 72nd Strandja Memorial Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria.

▪️International Boxing Association :-

Headquarters - Lausanne, Switzerland

President - Umar Kremlyov

Founded - 1946


7) The humanitarian assistance is being delivered on-board Indian Naval Ship Jalashwa, which left with the food and medical assistance on March 3 and is expected to reach the Port of Ehoala in Madagascar between March 21 and 24, 2021.

▪️Ministry of External Affairs :- 

👉Formed - 2 September 1946

👉Headquarters - South Block

Raisina Hill, New Delhi

👉Minister of External Affairs - Subrahmanyam Jaishankar


8) The Navy’s largest war game, the biennial Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise (TROPEX-21), with the participation of all its operational units as well as those of the Army, Air Force and the Coast Guard has completed the weapon work-up phase and the tactical scenario phase was under way.

▪️Ministry of Defence :-  

Headquarters - New Delhi

Founded - 15 August 1947

👉 Chief of the Navy Staff - Admiral Karambir Singh

👉Navy Day - 4 December


9) The Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has launched two schemes namely Pragyan Bharati and Bhasha Gaurav to provide monetary  assistance to college students and literary bodies of the state.

▪️Assam 

👉CM - Sarbananda Sonowal

👉Assam - Bihu Festival 

👉Governor - Jagdish Mukhi

👉Nameri National Park

👉Manas National Park

▪️Dibru Saikhowa National Park

👉Kaziranga National Park


10) A private news channel has appointed Bangladesh’s first transgender newsprsenter. Tashnuva Anan Shishir started presenting news for Boishakhi TV from the International Women’s Day on March 8.

▪️Bangladesh:-

👉Capital and largest city:- Dhaka 

President :- Abdul Hamid

Prime Minister :- Sheikh Hasina


11) Chess Grandmaster Koneru Humpy of ONGC has won the BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year 2021 Award. Mrs Humpy grabbed the title by securing more votes than her co-nominees -- sprinter Dutee Chand, shooter Manu Bhaker, wrestler Vinesh Phogat and Indian field hockey team captain Rani Rampal.


12) Indian Railways has integrated its helpline numbers into a single number - 139 for quick grievance redressal and enquiries by passengers during their train journeys.

▪️Ministry of Railways :-

👉Formed :- March 1905

👉Headquarters :- New Delhi

👉Minister :- Piyush Goyal

👉Chairman of Railway Board and Chief Executive Officer :- Suneet Sharma


13) INS Karanj, India's third stealth Scorpene-class submarine, was commissioned into the Indian Navy in Mumbai. The diesel electric submarine was commissioned into the Indian Navy in Mumbai in presence of Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh and Admiral (Retired) VS Shekhawat.

▪️Indian Navy :- 

👉Indian Navy Day - 4 December 

👉Theme for Indian Navy Day 2020 -  Indian Navy Combat Ready, Credible & Cohesive

👉Founded - 26 January 1950

👉Commander-in-Chief: President Ram Nath Kovind

👉Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) - Admiral Karambir Singh

👉Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (DCNS) - Vice Admiral M. S. Pawar


14) The country's first forest healing centre based on the concept of making people healthy by bringing them into direct contact with nature was opened to the public at Kalika near Ranikhet in Uttarakhand.


▪️Uttarakhand CM :- Tirath Singh Rawat

Governor :-  Baby Rani Maurya

👉Asan Conservation Reserve

👉Country's first moss garden 

👉Country's first Pollinator Park 

👉Integrated Model Agriculture Village Scheme

👉Rajaji Tiger Reserve  🐅

👉Jim Corbett National Park




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