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26 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) Shri R.K. Singh, the Union Minister of State for Power & New and Renewable Energy, launched the GRAM UJALA programme in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. 
👉Under this program Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), will distribute high quality LED bulbs, at an affordable cost of 10 rupees per bulb in rural areas of Varanasi. 
▪️Uttar Pradesh :- 
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister -  Yogi Adityanath
👉Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary
👉Dudhwa National Park
👉National Chambal Sanctuary
👉Pilibhit Tiger Reserve.  
👉Amangarh Tiger Reserve.

2) The government is planning to launch 'Poshan Abhiyan' to provide nutrition support to the indigent elderly population not staying in old age homes and victims of severe malnutrition.

👉the scheme would focus on procuring locally available healthy food material and serving mid-day meals to the elderly.

3) The J&K Entrepreneurship Development Institute is set to start a one-week certificate course in digital marketing and entrepreneurship basics.
▪️Jammu and Kashmir :-
👉Rajparian  Wildlife Sanctuary
👉Hirapora  Wildlife Sanctuary
👉Dachigam National Park
👉Salim Ali National Park

4) The Defence Research and Development Organisation has achieved an important milestone in the development of Air Independent Propulsion System by proving the land-based prototype.
▪️Defence Research and Development Organisation( DRDO) :- 
👉 Founded - 1958
👉 HeadQuarter  - New Delhi
👉 Chairman - G. Satheesh Reddy
👉 Recent News - Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW)

5) The Ministry has decided to extend Khelo India scheme from 2021-22 to 2025-26. The Ministry has furnished an Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) memorandum to the Ministry of Finance for extension/continuation of the Khelo India Scheme from 2021-22 to 2025-26.

▪️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)

6) In a historic moment, the railways has connected the two ends of the main arch of the world's highest bridge on the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district which will provide direct connectivity to Kashmir Valley.

▪️Ministry of Railways :-
👉Formed :- March 1905
👉Headquarters :- New Delhi
👉Minister :- Piyush Goyal
👉Chairman of Railway Board and Chief Executive Officer :- Suneet Sharma

7) Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched an official “Factcheck” portal aimed at curbing misinformation by vested interests against the state government.

▪️Andhra Pradesh :- 
👉CM -  Jaganmohan Reddy
👉Governor - Biswabhusan Harichandan
👉 Venkateswara Temple 
👉Sri Bhramramma Mallikarjuna Temple

8) The India-Bangladesh Water Resources Secretary-level meeting took place under the framework of the Joint Rivers Commission.

▪️Bangladesh:-
👉Capital and largest city:- Dhaka 
President :- Abdul Hamid
Prime Minister :- Sheikh Hasina

9) Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao announced 30 per cent salary hike for all government employees and teachers under the 11th Pay Revision Commission (PRC). 
👉 It has been also decided to increase their retirement age from 58 to 61 years.
▪️Telangana :-
👉CM - Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao
👉Governor of Telangana - Tamilisai Soundararajan (First Women Governor of Telangana)
Nageshwar Temple 
Somnath Temple
Amrabad Tiger Reserve 
Kawal Tiger Reserve

10) The National Payments Corporation of India  (NPCI), the umbrella entity for digital payments in India, has launched a new application named "UPI-Help" on BHIM UPI.
◾️National Payments Corporation of India :-
👉Headquarters - Mumbai
👉Founded - 2008
◾️Reserve Bank of India:- 
👉Headquarters:- Mumbai, Maharashtra, 
👉Established:- 1 April 1935, 1934 Act. 
👉 First Governor - Sir Osborne Smith
👉 First Indian Governor - Chintaman Dwarkanath Deshmukh
👉Governor:- Shaktikanta Das

11) Department of Biotechnology (DBT), has initiated the Cabinet approved National Biopharma Mission entitled: “Industry-Academia Collaborative Mission for Accelerating Discovery Research to Early Development for Biopharmaceuticals – Innovate in India Empowering biotech entrepreneurs & accelerating inclusive innovation”.
▪️Department of Biotechnology :- The Department of Biotechnology is an Indian government department, under the Ministry of Science and Technology responsible for administrating development and commercialisation in the field of modern biology and biotechnology in India.
Founded - 1986
Headquarters - New Delhi
Secretary -  Dr. Renu Swarup

12) Indian-American physician Vivek Murthy has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as President Joe Biden's surgeon general, a role in which his top priority would be responding to the coronavirus pandemic that has severely hit the country.

13) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has inaugurated the state's first formal indigenous language and knowledge system school in East Kameng district.
◾️Arunachal Pradesh :-
👉CM - Pema Khandu
👉Deputy Chief Minister -  Chowna Mein
👉Governor :- B. D. Mishra 
👉Namdapha Tiger Reserve 🐅
👉 Kamlang Tiger Reserve 🐅
👉Mouling National Park


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