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15 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) Veteran batter Mithali Raj became the first Indian woman cricketer and second internationally to complete 10,000 runs across all formats.


▪️Board of Control for Cricket in India:-

President - Sourav Ganguly

Secretary - Jay Shah

Headquarters - Mumbai

Founded - December 1928


2) India's biggest floating solar plant till date is being developed in Telangana's Ramagundam and is likely to be commissioned by May this year. It is one of the solar plants being developed by the energy conglomerate NTPC, which is all set to commission around 217 MW floating solar capacity in the next few months.

▪️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

👉Golconda Fort, Hyderabad


3) Matam Venkata Rao has been sworn in as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of state-run of the Central Bank of India.


4) A rumbling volcano on Indonesia’s Sumatra island unleashed an avalanche of searing gas clouds flowing down its slopes during eruption.


5) Aries-Devasthal Faint Object Spectrograph & Camera (ADFOSC) has been commissioned on the 3.6-m Devasthal Optical Telescope (DOT), in Nainital district of 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


6) In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the festival of Shivratri 'Herath' is being celebrated across Jammu and Kashmir. It is a three day festival.

 

👉Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha extended his greetings to the people on the eve of Maha Shivratri celebrated as Herath by Kashmiri Pandits.

▪️Jammu and Kashmir :-

👉L. Governor of J&K - Manoj Sinha 

👉Dachigam National Park

👉Salim Ali National Park

👉Rajparian  Wildlife Sanctuary

👉Hirapora  Wildlife Sanctuary

👉Gulmarg  Wildlife Sanctuary


7) The Centre has appointed IPS Officer Kuldiep Singh to hold additional charge as the Director General (DG) of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

▪️ Recent News Related to CRPF :-

👉Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced a new CAPF battalion that will be named after Narayani Sena, the warriors of the erstwhile princely state of Cooch Behar.

👉 Home Minister Amit Shah launched the 'Ayushman CAPF ' scheme for Central Armed Police Forces personnel and their families. The scheme was launched at the CRPF group centre in Guwahati.


8) Indian Railways has ensured 100 per cent compliance of payment of minimum wages to contract workers through e-application Shramik Kalyan Portal.

▪️ Recent News :- 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


9) The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States has retained its top position as the best university for the ninth year in a row.


10) With the aim of increasing the polling percentage in the upcoming  Assembly elections, an interesting venture called "Vote Vandi" has started in Kollam district in Kerala.

▪️Kerala :- 

👉Cherai Beach

👉Vallam Kali  boat race in Kerala. 

👉Kerala: Idukki Dam on Periyar River

👉Kerala :- Pamba River

👉CM :- Pinarayi Vijayan

👉GOVERNOR :- Arif Mohammad Khan


11) Senior diplomat Manpreet Vohra has been appointed as India’s next High Commissioner to Australia.

▪️Ministry of External Affairs :- 

👉Formed - 2 September 1946

👉Headquarters - South Block

Raisina Hill, New Delhi

👉Minister of External Affairs - Subrahmanyam Jaishankar


12) The Union government appointed Dr GP Samanta as the new Chief Statistician of India (CSI). 

👉Samanta would be replacing Dr Kshatrapati Shivaji, the 1986-batch IAS officer who was holding the additional charge of CSI since September 2020 after the post fall vacant.


13) The Development of India's first integrated machine tool park spread over 530 acres in Karnataka. 

👉The park, spread over 530 acres at Vasanthnarasapura, about 90 kms from Bengaluru, is developed under the scheme of Enhancement of Competitiveness in Indian Capital Goods Sector (ECICGS), jointly by the state government and the Department of Heavy Industries, Government of India.

CM :- Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yediyurappa 

Governor :- Vajubhai Vala

Formation :- 1 November 1956

Language :- Kannada

Port :- New Mangalore Port


14) Thomas Bach was re-elected as president of the International Olympic Committee a final four-year term with his immediate focus on this year's delayed Tokyo Games.

▪️International Olympic Committee :-

Formation - 23 June 1894

Headquarters - Lausanne, Switzerland

Director General -  Christophe De Kepper


15) Rs 2600 crore ‘Arjuna Sahayak irrigation project’ in Uttar Pradesh would bring positive changes in the lives of farmers of Banda, Hamirpur and Mahoba in Bundelkhand region of the state.

▪️Uttar Pradesh :- 

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister -  Yogi Adityanath

👉Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary

👉Dudhwa National Park

👉National Chambal Sanctuary

👉Pilibhit Tiger Reserve 

👉Nawabganj bird sanctuary


16) Prime Minister, Narendra Modi flagged off the 'Padyatra' (Freedom March) from Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad and inaugurated the curtain raiser activities of the 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'  as well as flagged off padyatra in Gujarat to celebrate 75 years of India’s Independence. 

👉The Mahotsav is a series of events that will take place all over the country to commemorate the 75th anniversary of independence.

▪️Gujarat:-

👉 CM :-  Vijay Ramniklal Rupani

👉Governor :- Acharya Devvrat

▪️Telangana :-

👉CM - Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao

👉Governor of Telangana - Tamilisai Soundararajan (First Women Governor of Telangana)

Nageshwar Temple 

Somnath Temple



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