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9 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) Urging people to buy affordable medicines from Janaushadhi Kendras, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 7500th Janaushadhi Kendra at NEIGRIHMS, Shillong.

▪️Meghalaya :-

👉Governor - Satya Pal Malik

👉Umiam Lake 

👉Nartiang Durga Temple

👉Khasi, Garo and Jaintia hills

👉Nokrek Biosphere Reserve 


2) Karnataka launched the country's maiden Engineering Research & Development (ER&D) Policy to raise its contribution to the sector in the country to 45% in the next five years.

▪️Karnataka:- 

CM :- Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yediyurappa 

Governor :- Vajubhai Vala

Formation :- 1 November 1956

Language :- Kannada

Port :- New Mangalore Port

Bandipur tiger reserve 🐯

Nagarhole Tiger Reserve 🐅

Bhadra Tiger Reserve 🐅


3) A massive fire has threatened to cause colossal damage to Similipal Biosphere — one of the largest biospheres of India — prompting the Odisha government to deploy a big contingent of field level staff to douse it.

▪️ Recent News - Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the famous Toshali National Crafts Mela 2021. 

👉Odisha CM - Naveen Patnaik

👉 Governor - Ganeshi Lal

👉Shree Jagannath Temple

👉Lingaraja Temple

👉Bramheswara Temple

👉Maa Samaleswari Temple


4) American TV series "The Crown" won the most awards for the ceremony with four awards at the Golden Globe Awards 2021.


5) Madhya Pradesh Cabinet approved a Penal Law (Madhya Pradesh Amendment) Bill, 2021 to give life imprisonment to food adulterators.

▪️Madhya Pradesh 

👉CM - Shivraj Singh Chouhan

👉Governor -  Anandiben Patel

👉Bhimbetka Caves

👉Buddhist Monument at Sanchi

👉Khajuraho Temple


6) The Horticulture Department of Karnataka, in collaboration with the International Flower Auction Bangalore (IFAB), is setting up a flower processing centre to convert unsold flowers into various useful products.

▪️Karnataka:- 

CM :- Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yediyurappa 

Governor :- Vajubhai Vala

Formation :- 1 November 1956

Language :- Kannada

Port :- New Mangalore Port


7) Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the satellite campus of the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras coming up at Thaiyur in Chengalpattu district of Tamil  .

▪️Tamil Nadu :- 

👉CM - Edappadi K. Palaniswami 

👉Governor - Banwarilal Purohit

👉Sathyamangalam tiger reserve  (STR)

👉Kalakkad Mundanthurai tiger reserve (KMTR)


8) The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) unanimously adopted a resolution sponsored by India to declare 2023 as the International Year of Millets. 

👉The resolution was initiated by India with Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Russia and Senegal and was co-sponsored by over 70 nations.

▪️United Nations Security Council :-

Headquarters - New York, United States

Founded - 24 October 1945


9) The Indian Space Research Organisation launched 'Sindhu Netra', a satellite developed by the DRDO to monitor the activities of military and merchant navy ships in the Indian Ocean Region.

▪️ Recent News :- India’s Polar Satellite Launch  

Vehicle-C51 (PSLV-C51) rocket  

loaded with 19 satellites from  

Brazil, USA and India lifted off from  the rocket port at Sriharikota successfully.

▪️ISRO :- 

Formed :- 15 August 1969

Headquarter :-  Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Chairman :- Kailasavadivoo Sivan


10) The Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia beat Mongolia's Tulga Tumur Ochir in the final of the 65kg category to defend his title at the Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series in Rome.

👉 Bajrang Punia has successfully regained his world no.1 position after winning a second gold medal at Matteo Pallicone Ranking Series.


11) India and the Philippines have signed a key agreement to facilitate government-to-government deals on military hardware, including the potential supply of BrahMos cruise missiles.

▪️Philippines :-

Capital - Manila

President - Rodrigo Duterte

Currency - Philippine peso


12) Every year International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 globally. The day is about celebrating women's achievements in all areas of life. 👉This year the theme of the campaign is ‘Choose to Challenge’ which seeks to keep all global citizens aware of the challenges that women still face.

👉This day highlights how a gender-equal world can be created by celebrating the achievements of women, raising awareness against bias, and taking action for gender equality.


13) Google announced plans to open its second Cloud region in in Delhi next year and help regulated industries such as healthcare and financial services, as well as public sector organisations across the country achieve their cloud goal.


👉Google launched the Mumbai region in 2017. The new cloud region will expand Google’s existing network, which stands at eight regions in the Asia Pacific and 22 regions globally.


▪️ Recent News :- Google Cloud has appointed Bikram Singh Bedi as managing director for India.

👉Thomas Kurian is the chief executive officer of Google Cloud

👉Launched:-April 7, 2008


14) Uttarakhand Chief Minister, Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat has launched “Gharoki Paachan, Chelik Naam” (daughter”s name is a home”s identity) programme and development schemes.

▪️Uttarakhand CM :- Trivendra 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

👉Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve



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