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24 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) Gandhi Peace Prize 2020 has been conferred on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, one of the greatest leaders of our subcontinent. 
👉The award carries an amount of Rs. 1 crore, a citation, a plaque and an exquisite traditional handloom item.
👉Gandhi Peace Prize is an annual award that has been instituted by the Indian government since 1995, the 125th birth anniversary commemoration year of Mahatma Gandhi.

2) India and France are working on their third joint satellite mission, even as the bilateral space collaboration is entering into multiple domains, including human spaceflight programme.
▪️ISRO :- 
Formed :- 15 August 1969
Headquarter :-  Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Chairman :- Kailasavadivoo Sivan

3) Syed Shahnawaz Hussain, Minister of Industries, Government of Bihar, launched the Ethanol Production Promotion Policy 2021 of the state after the approval of the state cabinet. 
👉The new policy makes Bihar the first state in India to have an ethanol promotion policy.
▪️ Recent News - The Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar has inaugurated the first-ever bird festival of the state, ‘Kalrav’, at Nagi-Nakti bird sanctuary, located in Jamui district.

👉Bihar CM - Nitish Kumar
👉 Governor - Phagu Chauhan
👉Mangala Gowri Temple
👉Mithila Shakti Peeth Temple
👉Valmiki National Park

4) The Himachal Pradesh Police held an all-women parade at the historic Ridge in Shimla.
▪️ Himachal Pradesh :-
CM :- Jai Ram Thakur
 Governor :- Bandaru Dattatreya
👉Kinnaura tribe , Lahaule Tribe, Gaddi Tribe and Gujjar Tribe
👉Sankat Mochan Temple.
👉Tara Devi Temple
Great Himalayan National Park
Pin Valley National Park
Simbalbara National Park
Inderkilla National Park

5) The discovery of a fossil in a Mexican quarry has revealed that a bizarre shark with manta ray-like wings slowly cruised the oceans more than 90 million years ago. Named Aquilolamna milarcae, the shark was unique in being wider than it was long, with a wingspan of 1.9 metres and a body length of about 1.6 metres.

6) The Jharkhand government has launched the “SAAMAR Campaign” which stands for “Strategic Action for Alleviation of Malnutrition and Anaemia Reduction” campaign recently.
👉The campaign was launched to tackle the malnutrition in Jharkhand.
▪️ Recent News :- Ramgarh in Jharkhand has topped the list of aspirational districts ranked by the government think tank Niti Aayog.

7) The Indian Railways' Western Railway zone has introduced a mobile train radio communication system to facilitate direct and continuous communication between the train crew and the control centre and station master.
▪️Ministry of Railways :-
👉Formed :- March 1905
👉Headquarters :- New Delhi
👉Minister :- Piyush Goyal
👉Chairman of Railway Board and Chief Executive Officer :- Suneet Sharma

8) Six tigers are missing nearly for the past year from Rajasthan's Ranthambore National Park.
▪️ Rajasthan:-
CM - Ashok Gehlot
Governor - Kalraj Mishra
👉Amber Palace
👉Hawa Mahal
👉Ranthambore National Park
👉City Palace
👉Keoladeo Ghana National Park
👉Sariska National Park.
👉 Kumbhalgarh Fort

9) IBM and the Goa State Government announced a partnership to provide online courses for the state’s students, job seekers and entrepreneurs that will enhance their technical and professional skills.
▪️Goa Recent News :- 
Recently, India flagged off the 40th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica (40-ISEA) from the  ormugao Port, Goa by the Ministry of Earth Science.
👉Goa CM - Pramod Pandurang Sawant
👉Goa Governor - Bhagat Singh Koshyari

10) The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has announced a new scheme, under which any tourist vehicle operator may apply for an “All India Tourist Authorization/Permit” through online mode.

▪️Ministry of Road Transport and Highways :-
Headquarters :- Parivahan Bhavan,  New Delhi
Founded :- July 1942
👉Nitin Gadkari (Union Minister), Mansukh L. Mandaviya (Minister of State)

11) Premas Biotech, an Indian firm has collaborated with American company Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. and announced  the development of an oral Covid-19 vaccine candidate that has shown efficacy after a single dose.

12) Lifetime award for Anju, Manu Bhaker chosen emerging player. World rapid chess champion Koneru Humpy has won the BBC Indian Sportswoman-of-the-Year award.
👉The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) was founded in 1951 with a view to promote and popularize the shooting sports in India. The first speaker of Lok Sabha, Sh. G.V. Mavlankar was the founder.

13) The World Happiness Report 2021 has been released by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and Finland was once again crowned as the world's happiest country. 
👉India has been ranked 139 out of 149 countries in the list of UN World Happiness Report 2021.
👉For the third year in a row, Finland is the happiest country in the world, followed by Denmark, Switzerland and Iceland.

14) Arunachal Pradesh launched the ‘Dekho Apna Pradesh’, campaign in an attempt to promote tourism within the state to heal the damage caused to the sector by the COVID-19 pandemic.
👉Chief Minister Pema Khandu flagged off the campaign in presence of Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein and Tourism Minister Nakap Nalo from the DK Convention Centre.
👉'Dekho Apna Pradesh' is a brainchild of Khandu conceptualized in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Dekho Apna Desh' campaign.
Arunachal Pradesh :- 
👉CM - Pema Khandu
👉Deputy Chief Minister -  Chowna Mein
👉Governor :- B. D. Mishra
👉Land of the Rising Sun
👉Orchid State of India or the 👉Paradise of the Botanists.
👉Namdapha Tiger Reserve 🐅
👉 Kamlang Tiger Reserve 🐅

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