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13 March 2021 Important Current Affairs In English

 

Daily Important Current Affairs In English



 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) Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution launched "Mera Ration" Mobile App for the benefit of those ration card holders who move to new places in search of livelihood.

▪️Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution:-

👉Formed - 2 September 1946

👉Headquarters - Sansad Bhavan, New Delhi

👉Cabinet Minister - Piyush Goyal


2) Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa  unveiled 'Xcelerator Bengaluru' to help women entrepreneurs grow across the state.

👉The 'Xcelerator Bengaluru' initiative will help 50,000 women entrepreneurs across the state to grow their business over the next 3 years.

▪️Karnataka:- 

CM :- Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yediyurappa 

Governor :- Vajubhai Vala

Formation :- 1 November 1956

Language :- Kannada

Port :- New Mangalore Port


3) The HDFC Bank has launched the “SmartUp Unnati mentoring Programme”. This programme was launched to provide its support to the women entrepreneurs.


4) Union Minister for Labour and Employment Santosh Kumar Gangwar launched the convergence of ESI Scheme with Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, PM-JAY in 113 districts of Chhatisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.


👉It was launched on the culmination day of Employees' State Insurance Corporation, ESIC, Special Services Fortnight at New Delhi.

▪️Ayushman Bharat: Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) :- 

👉Launched: 23 September 2018

👉Ministry: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare


5) Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan announced that two Passport Seva Kendras will be transformed into 'all women' PSKs to mark International Women's Day.

👉The minister initiated the transformation of two Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs) into 'all women' PSKs. One is at R K Puram, New Delhi, and the other at Tripunithura in Cochin, Kerala.

▪️Ministry of External Affairs :- 

👉Formed - 2 September 1946

👉Headquarters - South Block

Raisina Hill, New Delhi

👉Minister of External Affairs - Subrahmanyam Jaishankar


6) Union Minister Anurag Thakur became the first serving MP to be appointed as Captain in the Territorial Army. Thakur was commissioned as a Lieutenant in July 2016. Thakur was promoted as a Captain in the 124 Sikh regiment.


👉Chief of Defence Staff (CDS):- General Bipin Rawat

👉Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) :- General Manoj Mukund Naravane

👉 Chief of the Navy Staff - Admiral Karambir Singh

👉Chief Of The Air Force Staff - Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria


7) Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has decided to restore the recognition of the Gymnastics Federation of India (GFI) as a National Sports Federation (NSF).

▪️Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports :-

👉Headquarters - Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi

👉Minister - Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State (Independent Charge)

👉Formed - 1982 (as Department of Sports)

27 May 2000 (as Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports)


8) Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launched Intensified Mission Indradhanush 3.0 which one round is conducted on February 22 and second round will be conducted on March 22 across 250 districts/urban areas identified in 29 States/Union Territories.

▪️Ministry of Health and Family Welfare 

Founded :- 1976

HeadQuarter - New Delhi

Minister of Health and Family Welfare - Harsh Vardhan

▪️Ministry of Science and Technology (India):-

👉Founded - May 1971

👉Headquarters - New Delhi

👉 Minister - Harsh Vardhan

👉 Minister of State - Y. S. Chowdary


9) Former Rajasthan Governor Anshuman Singh passed away at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow.

▪️Rajasthan.

👉CM - Ashok Gehlot

Governor - Kalraj Mishra


10) Parliament approved a Bill to amend the arbitration law.

👉 the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 was passed through voice vote in the Rajya Sabha. The Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on February 12, 2021.



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