Current Affairs - March 2021

Current Affairs for March 2021

  1. PM Modi Gets First Dose of Covid-19 Vaccine Covaxin
  2. PSLV C 51 Launches Amazonia-1 and 18 Co-passenger Satellites
  3. Vinesh Phogat Bags Gold in Ukraine Wrestling Tournament
  4. Govt- IITB to Form Centre of Excellence in Gaming
  5. Armyworm Infestation Reported in Wayanad Farms
  6. Odisha to Host the Indian Women’s League (IWL) Football
  7. Paytm Tops India’s Digital Transactions
  8. Sugamya Bharat App- Key Facts
  9. Arktika-M- Russia Launches Satellite to Monitor Climate in the Arctic
  10. Study: Argentine Titanosaur Could be the Oldest Ever Found
  11. Golden Globes Awards 2021 – Highlights
  12. Himalayan Serow Spotted for the First Time in Assam
  13. India-Norway to Conduct Marine Spatial Planning in Lakshadweep and Puducherry
  14. Aries-Devasthal Faint Object Spectrograph & Camera (ADFOSC)
  15. Axis Bank Launches WhatsApp Banking
  16. Australia to Get World’s First Platypus Sanctuary
  17. Haryana to Reserve 75 per cent of Private Sector Jobs for Locals
  18. Swachhta Saarthi Fellowship- Things to Know
  19. MoUs Approved by Cabinet
  20. Mary Kom: New Chairperson of AIBA’s Champions & Veterans committee
  21. UNGA Declares 2023 as International Year of Millets
  22. Fixation of Annual EPF Interest for 2020-21
  23. Ease of Living Index 2020 – Highlights
  24. DRDO: Flight-test of Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet Successful
  25. Madhya Pradesh Tourism Introduces Night Safari
  26. Assam’s Red Rice Export to US
  27. Similipal National Park Wildfire – Recent Developments
  28. Food Waste Index Report 2021 – Highlights
  29. PV Sindhu Wins Silver in BWF Swiss Open Super 300
  30. Google’s Women Will Web Platform
  31. 3 Major Umbrella Schemes of Women and Child Development Ministry
  32. Australia Suspends Defence Cooperation with Myanmar
  33. Wrestler Bajrang Punia Wins Gold in Matteo Pellicon World Ranking Series
  34. ‘Swadhinta Puraskar’: Highest Civilian Honour of Bangladesh
  35. ‘Maitri Setu’ between India & Bangladesh to be Inaugurated
  36. UN Theme of International Women’s Day
  37. All-Women’s Art Exhibition ‘Akshya Patra’
  38. NISAR
  39. Andhra Pradesh Initiative on Gender Budget
  40. Amitabh Bachchan to be Honored with 2021 FIAF Award
  41. DPIIT to Relax Compliance Burden of Companies
  42. China-Russia Planetary Pact
  43. Indian Navy Inducts Third Scorpene Submarine Karanj
  44. DUSTLIK II: India-Uzbekistan Joint Military Exercise
  45. Uttar Pradesh: ‘Arjuna Sahayak’ Irrigation Project
  46. ‘Xcelerator Bengaluru’ Initiative
  47. Tirath Singh Rawat Sworn in as Uttarakhand CM
  48. Fugaku: World’s Most Powerful Supercomputer is Fully Developed
  49. Bloomberg Billionaires Index: Warren Buffet Crosses USD 100 bn Mark
  50. Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research (llSR) to Use Drones for Field Trials
  51. 14 Executive Directors Appointed in 10 Public Sector Banks
  52. First Virtual Summit of Quad Leaders
  53. Mithali Raj: 1st Indian Woman Cricketer to Score 10,000 international Runs
  54. NITI Aayog Submits First List of 12 PSUs for Privatization
  55. Mera Ration Mobile App-Key Facts
  56. SC: Govt Official Cannot be Appointed as State Election Commissioner
  57. NASA: Large Asteroid to Pass by Earth on March 21
  58. 1st Meeting of BRICS Contact Group on Economic and Trade Issues held
  59. Jharkhand Approves to Reserve 75% Private Sector Jobs to Locals
  60. Sahitya Akademi Award 2020- Winners List
  61. Gowsalya Shankar: Won U.S Consulate’s International Woman of Courage 2021 Award
  62. US Becomes India’s Second Biggest Oil Supplier
  63. India’s Foreign-exchange Reserves is the World’s 4th Largest
  64. Grammy Awards 2021- Highlights
  65. Bhavani Devi- First Ever Indian Fencer to Qualify for Olympics
  66. India Reaches Administration of 3 Crore Vaccination Doses
  67. India-Finland Virtual Summit
  68. Supreme Court’s Suggestions to Save Great Indian Bustards
  69. Nokia Partners with Microsoft, Amazon Web Services and Google to develop New 5G Radio Solutions
  70. Indra Nooyi’s Memoir: My Life in Full: Work, Family and Our Future
  71. India- Maldives MoU on Cooperation in Sports and Youth Affairs
  72. 11th Edition of India Chem-2021 in New Delhi
  73. Study: New Delhi is World’s Most Polluted Capital for 3rd year in a Row
  74. India Leads m-cap Gains in World’s Top 10 Nations
  75. India’s IT firms to Collaborate with Finland to Develop 5G and 6G Tech
  76. India to Form ‘Parliamentary Friendship Group’
  77. New heads Appointed for CRPF, NSG
  78. International Conference on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure- Highlights
  79. RBI Imposes 2 crore Penalty on SBI
  80. SBI and IOCL to Ink India’s First Libor Alternative Rate Deal
  81. India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Women’s Forum Meeting
  82. CSIR-NIO Launches Project to Map Genetic Diversity in Indian Ocean
  83. Italy Joins International Solar Alliance
  84. World Bank to Provide USD 200 Million to Bangladesh
  85. First Baby Born with Antibodies Against Coronavirus
  86. 2021 Pritzker Architecture Prize Winners
  87. Mark Rutte to Win Fourth Term as PM of the Netherlands
  88. Rajasthan’s Mukhyamantri Chiranjeevi Yojana – Key Facts
  89. European Union Joins India’s CDRI
  90. ‘Mobile Seva Appstore’- India’s First Indigenously Developed Appstore
  91. India, Japan Agree for Cooperation In Patent Verification
  92. Commerce Minister Headed Committee to be Set Up for High-tech Manufacturing
  93. National Film Awards 2021- Winners List
  94. India’s Gandhi Peace Prize 2020
  95. Pepsu Muzara Movement
  96. March 21- International Day of Forests
  97. March 22- World Water Day
  98. BofA Securities: India to Emerge as World’s Third Largest Economy in 2031
  99. ‘Catch the Rain’ Campaign- Key Facts
  100. RBI Sets Up Panel to Evaluate Bank Applications
  101. Jal Shakti Ministry-UN tie-up for Jal Jeevan Mission in U.P
  102. Andhra to Launch India’s First Govt. Run Animal Ambulance Network
  103. Israel’s 4th Parliamentary Election in Two Years
  104. Cabinet Approves India-Japan MoC on Water Resources
  105. Russia Successfully Launches 38 satellites for 18 Countries
  106. New National Biopharma Mission- Key Facts
  107. Social Justice Ministry to Launch Poshan Abhiyan for the Elderly
  108. Shaheed Bhagat Singh Smarak Inaugurated in New Delhi
  109. Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Vajra’ Commissioned
  110. ‘Clock is Ticking’: World TB Day 2021
  111. Manyamkonda Jatara- Andhra-Odisha Interstate Festival
  112. India Justifies Designs of the Two Hydro Projects in J-K
  113. Fitch Ratings Revises India’s Growth Estimate to 12.8%
  114. Gram Ujala Scheme Launched in Varanasi
  115. CJI Recommends Justice NV Ramana as his Successor
  116. North Korea Fires Two Cruise Missiles
  117. US-India Homeland Security Dialogue to be Re-established
  118. International Intellectual Property (IP) Index- Highlights
  119. India TB Report 2021- Highlights
  120. India to Join France-led Naval Drill ‘La Perouse’
  121. Skill Ministry Invites Applications for Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship
  122. SBI Report: India’s 2nd Covid wave May Last up to 100 days
  123. Study: Arctic Warming is Causing Heat Waves in India
  124. US Co-sponsors EU-led resolution Over Myanmar Human Rights
  125. S&P Raised India’s Growth Forecast for 2021-22 to 11%
  126. Term of Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA) K. Vijay Raghavan Extended by a Year
  127. Khelo India Scheme Extended to 2025-26
  128. New Zealand Passes Miscarriages Bereavement Leave Law
  129. India to Gift 2 lakh Covid Vaccine Doses to UN Peacekeepers
  130. IMF: India’s Economy on Path of Gradual Recovery
  131. Saurabh Garg Appointed UIDAI CEO, Sanjeev Kumar as AAI Chief
  132. ISRO Revises Launch Schedule of GISAT-1
  133. RBI Extends Curbs on PMC Bank till 30 June
  134. Shaheen 1-A: Pakistan Test Fires Nuclear-capable Ballistic Missile
  135. UK, US Call for Alternative to China’s BRI
  136. Commerce Ministry’s Four-point Strategy on Suez Canal Blockage
  137. Vaccine wastage
  138. Jal Jeevan Mission: More than 4 Crore Rural Homes Provided with Tap Water Connections
  139. Startup Astrome Develops Deep-tech for Reliable Low-cost Internet Services to Rural Areas
  140. Gujarat Offers 15% commission for Andhra Travel Agencies to Promote ‘Statue of Unity’ Tourism
  141. China Approves Reduction of Elected Seats in Hong Kong Legislature
  142. PMAY-G: Only 5.4% of Houses Reached Completion So Far this Year
  143. NITI Aayog Releases Report ‘Investment Opportunities in India’s Healthcare Sector’
  144. New Sub-species of Six-line Blue Butterfly Discovered from South Western Ghats
  145. OCI Card Holders do not Need Carry Old Passports for India Travel
  146. Canada Pauses AstraZeneca Vaccine for People under 55