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22 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) US Defence Secretary Lloyd J Austin III arrived in New Delhi on a three-day visit to India.
👉 India and the US have been working closely with each other after the Chinese attempts to change the status quo in the eastern Ladakh area in April-May last year.
👉The US side also helped by providing timely defence hardware supplies during the conflict apart from sharing important satellite feed and inputs.
▪️Ministry of Defence :-  
Headquarters - New Delhi
Founded - 15 August 1947
👉Chief of Defence Staff (CDS):- General Bipin Rawat
👉Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) :- General Manoj Mukund Naravane


2) The U.S. Consulate honoured Tamil Nadu-based anti-caste activist and human rights defender Gowsalya Shankar with the International Woman of Courage (IWOC) Award.

👉The IWOC Award Certificate of Nomination was handed over to her by U.S. Consul General in Chennai Judith Ravin at an event ‘Courageous Women Inspire a Better World’.
▪️Tamil Nadu :- 
👉CM - Edappadi K. Palaniswami 
👉Governor - Banwarilal Purohit
👉Sathyamangalam tiger reserve  (STR)
👉Kalakkad Mundanthurai tiger reserve (KMTR)


3) The Lok Sabha passed a Bill to amend the Mines and Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act (MMDR Act) through a voice vote, with Mines Minister Pralhad Joshi stating that the amendments will create jobs and allow private players with enhanced technology into the mining sector.
Article 79 - Parliament
Article 80 - Rajya sabha
Article 81 - Lok Sabha

4) Singapore  is one of the smallest countries in the world. But it is also among the biggest per capita carbon dioxide emitters in Asia. In a bid to tackle climate change, the country is building one of the world's largest floating solar farms.

5) Italy has signed the International Solar Alliance under the amended ISA Framework Agreement. The amendments to the Framework Agreement of the ISA entered into force, opening its Membership to all Member States of the UN.
▪️ Recent News :- Former European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi was sworn in as Italy's new prime minister, charged with guiding his country through the devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic.
▪️Italy :-
👉President - Sergio Mattarella
👉Prime Minister - Mario Draghi
👉Capital - Rome
👉Currency - Euro


6) The Delhi Medical Association has honoured Dr Harsh Vardhan for his contribution to the medical fraternity and outstanding service and exemplary work during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
▪️Ministry of Health and Family Welfare 
Founded :- 1976
HeadQuarter - New Delhi
Minister of Health and Family Welfare - Harsh Vardhan

7) Anant Vijay is the author of the book "Dynasty to Democracy: The Untold Story of Smriti Irani's Triumph".

8) Viktor Axelsen (Denmark) has won the Men's Singles title at the 2021 BWF Swiss Open Super 300 vs Kunlavut Vitidsarn (Thailand).

9) Russian scientists launched one of the world's biggest underwater space telescopes to peer deep into the universe from the pristine waters of Lake Baikal. 
👉 The deep underwater telescope, which has been under construction since 2015, is designed to observe neutrinos, the smallest particles currently known.
▪️Russia :- 
👉President - Vladimir Putin 
👉State Historical Museum in Moscow
👉Hermitage Museum
👉Russian Museum in St Petersburg
👉Kazan Kremlin in Kazan

10) 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.
▪️Gujarat:-
👉 CM :-  Vijay Ramniklal Rupani
👉Governor :- Acharya Devvrat

11) 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


12) President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Bill Nelson to serve as National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator.
▪️NASA :- 
👉Headquarters - Washington, D.C.
👉Formed - July 29, 1958
👉Preceding agency - National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

▪️Jammu and Kashmir :-
👉Rajparian  Wildlife Sanctuary
👉Hirapora  Wildlife Sanctuary
👉Dachigam National Park
👉Salim Ali National Park

13) India will propose a law banning cryptocurrencies, fining anyone trading in the country or even holding such digital assets.

👉If the ban becomes law, India would be the first major economy to make holding cryptocurrency illegal. Even China, which has banned mining and trading, does not penalise possession.
▪️Ministry of Finance :-
Founded - 29 October 1946
Headquarters - New Delhi
Cabinet Minister - Nirmala Sitharaman

14) World Water Day, held on 22 March every year since 1993, focuses on the importance of freshwater. 

👉The  theme of World Water Day is "Valuing Water" this year. This target will extend beyond concerns of cost to include the environmental and socio-cultural value placed on water resources. World Water Day 2021, is about what water means to people, it's value and how we can protect this essential life resource.


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