10th March 2021 Current Affairs


GK Update of tenth March 2021 masking the next information headlines: Maitri Setu, Switzerland, Uttarakhand, Economic Freedom Index 2021, ICC Player of Month Awards.

National News

1. PM Narendra Modi inaugurates ‘Maitri Setu’ between India and Bangladesh

  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has inaugurated the ‘Maitri Setu’ bridge between India and Bangladesh via a video convention, to strengthen the connectivity between each nations and particularly with the north-eastern area of India.
  • Maitri bridge may also make Tripura the ‘Gateway of North East’ with entry to Chittagong Port of Bangladesh, which is simply 80 km from the Sabroom. 
  • The Maitri Setu bridge has been constructed on the Feni river, which lies between the Indian boundary in Tripura and Bangladesh.
  • The 1.9 Kilometres lengthy bridge will join Sabroom in India with Ramgarh in Bangladesh.
  • The bridge has been constructed by the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited at a challenge price of round Rs. 133 Crore.

International News

2. Switzerland votes to ban full-face coverings in public locations

  • Switzerland has voted in favour of a proposal banning full facial coverings together with the burqa and niqab in nearly all public locations. In the general public referendum, round 51.21 per cent of voters voted in assist of the controversial proposal.
  • The vote signifies that full facial masking can be banned in all publicly accessible locations in Switzerland together with on the streets, public transport, in public workplaces similar to eating places, retailers and within the countryside.
  • The full-face masking can be allowed in locations of worship and different sacred websites. It may also be allowed for well being and security causes and in conditions the place it’s a native customized similar to carnivals.
  • According to the proposal by the Swiss Federal Government, there can be no extra exceptions similar to for vacationers.
  • France was the primary European nation to ban burqas and niqabs in public locations in 2011. The European Court of Human Rights had upheld the ban in 2014.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Switzerland Currency: Swiss franc.
  • Switzerland Capital: Bern.

State News

3. Tirath Singh Rawat turns into new Chief Minister of U’khand

  • The Bharatiya Janata Party’s member of Parliament from Pauri Garhwal, Tirath Singh Rawat, would be the subsequent chief minister of Uttarakhand. This was introduced by outgoing chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, who resigned. Tirath Singh Rawat can be sworn in as the brand new chief minister of Uttrakhand.
  • Tirath Singh Rawat was the chief of the celebration in Uttarakhand in 2013-15 and likewise an MLA from the state prior to now. His identify was picked over outstanding candidates together with Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Uttarakhand Minister Dhan Singh Rawat.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Governor of Uttarakhand: Baby Rani Maurya.

Defence News

4. Indian Navy’s ‘silent killer’ INS Karanj commissioned

  • The Indian Navy obtained its third Scorpene submarine, commissioned as INS Karanj, of Project P-75 in Mumbai. With the supply of Karanj, India additional cemented its place as a submarine-building nation.
  • Mazagon Dock Ltd (MDL), certainly one of India’s main shipyards with the capability and the aptitude to satisfy the necessities and aspirations of the Indian Navy.  Before Karanj, INS Kalvari and INS Khanderi have been commissioned within the Indian Navy in 2017 and 2019, respectively.
  • Karanj is seen as a small submarine having a size of 60 metres.
  • Weapon package deal consists of enough wire-guided torpedoes and sub-surface to floor missiles to neutralise a big enemy fleet. For self-defence, it has a state-of-the-art torpedo-decoy system.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chief of Naval Staff: Admiral Karambir Singh.
  • Indian Navy Founded: 26 January 1950.

Economy News

5. Crisil: Indian financial system to develop at 11% in FY’22

  • India’s GDP progress is predicted to rebound to 11% in FY’22 as individuals study to reside with the brand new regular, flattening of the Covid-19 affliction curve, the rollout of vaccinations, and investment-focused authorities spending converge, in line with ranking agency Crisil.
  • But restoration gained’t be straightforward, with scars of the pandemic deep for small companies and the city poor.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • CEO of Crisil: Ashu Suyash.
  • Crisil Chief Economist: Dharmakirti Joshi.
  • Headquarters of Crisil: Mumbai.

6. OECD interim financial outlook pegs India’s GDP progress at 12.6% in FY22

  • Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) interim financial outlook has pegged India’s gross home product (GDP) progress to rebound to 12.6% in FY22, which would be the quickest on the planet, adopted by China at 7.8% progress.
  • India’s GDP is predicted to develop at 5.4% within the following monetary yr, owing to the sooner rebound of a number of massive emerging-market economies.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • OECD Headquarters: Paris, France.
  • OECD Founded: 30 September 1961.
  • OECD Secretary-General: Jose Angel Gurria.

Ranks and Reports News

7. Economic Freedom Index 2021 introduced

  • The Heritage Foundation, a US Conservative think-tank, just lately launched the “Economic Freedom Index”. The index was ready by masking 184 nations this time for the interval of July 2019 to June 2020.
  • This is the primary time the index has been printed because the COVID-19 pandemic overturned lives in addition to international economies and the scoring displays a small extent how governments have responded to the well being disaster.
  • In the index, Singapore has topped the worldwide rating for the second consecutive yr.
  • In the 2021 Index, India got here in across the center of the pack amongst Asia-Pacific nations rating twenty sixth out of 40 nations, scoring 56.5 factors. Globally, the Foundation charges India’s financial system because the 121st freest. Although its total rating is unchanged, enhancements had been made in enterprise freedom. This was offset by declines in judicial effectiveness and different scores.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Heritage Foundation Headquarters: Washington, D.C., US.
  • Heritage Foundation Founded: 16 February 1973.
  • Heritage Foundation Chairperson: Thomas A. Saunders III.

Awards News

8. Ashwin, Beaumont Win ICC Player of Month Awards for February

  • India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was awarded the ICC Player of the Month award for February, the International Cricket Council (ICC). Ashwin beat England captain Joe Root and West Indies’ Kyle Mayers to the award.
  • Ashwin performed an important position with bat and ball as India raced to a 2-1 lead over England of their four-match Test collection in February earlier than finally successful the collection 3-1 in March. He was the very best wicket-taker within the collection with 32 scalps and scored a century within the second Test in Chennai.
  • Meanwhile, England opener Tammy Beaumont gained the ICC Women’s Player of the Month for February. Beaumont was the overwhelming winner after she performed three ODIs in February in opposition to New Zealand the place she handed fifty in every of those, totalling 231 runs. She beat her teammate Natalie Sciver and New Zealand’s Brooke Halliday to the award.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chairman of ICC: Greg Barclay.
  • CEO of ICC: Manu Sawhney.
  • Headquarters of ICC: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

9. Koneru Humpy is BBC’s Indian sportswoman of the yr

  • World fast chess champion Koneru Humpy has gained the BBC Indian Sportswoman-of-the-Year award. BBC director-general Tim Davie, internet hosting the digital awards ceremony.
  • The Lifetime Achievement award went to veteran athlete Anju Bobby George.
  • English cricket star Ben Stokes introduced the 19-year-old Indian Shooter, Manu Bhaker because the winner of the Emerging Player-of-the-Year award class. Bhaker, gained two golds on the ISSF World Cup in 2018, adopted by gold on the Youth Olympics and a Commonwealth Games gold with a document as well.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • BBC director-general: Tim Davie.
  • BBC Headquarters: London, United Kingdom.
  • BBC Established: 1922.

Schemes and Committees News

10. Jammu and Kashmir launches Super-75 Scholarship Scheme

  • The Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has launched “Super-75” scholarship schemes for meritorious ladies, on the event of International Women’s Day 2021. The fundamental goal of this scholarship scheme is to facilitate the training and entrepreneurship of girls.
  • The super-75 scholarship scheme will assist the training of meritorious ladies from poor households, in order that they will excel in streams like drugs, engineering, ITI (Industrial coaching institutes) and humanity and contribute to nation-building.
  • Apart from this, Lt Governor Sinha additionally introduced a brand new scheme named ‘Tejaswini’. This scheme has been launched beneath ‘Mission Youth-J&K’.
  • Under Tejaswini, monetary help of Rs 5 lakhs can be supplied to the women between the age group of 18 to 35 years to start out their enterprise.

Sports News

11. India-New Zealand World Test Championship remaining in Southampton

  • India will play their inaugural World Test Championship remaining in opposition to New Zealand at Southampton’s Ageas Bowl Stadium, England from June 18-22.
  • Initially, the ultimate was presupposed to be held on the Lord’s however Southampton, with a five-star facility contained in the stadium, will make it simpler for each the ICC and the England and Wales Cricket Board to create a bio-bubble for the 2 groups.

12. PV Sindhu wins silver in BWF Swiss Open Super 300

  • India’s ace shuttler PV Sindhu has gained a silver medal within the BWF Swiss Open Super 300 within the remaining of the ladies’s singles occasion held at Basel, Switzerland.
  • The World No. 7 Sindhu misplaced to World No. 3 and reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin.

Winners List of Swiss Open 2021

  • Men’s Singles : Viktor Axelsen (Denmark) beat Kunlavut Vitidsarn (Thailand).
  • Women’s Singles: Carolina Marin (Spain) beat PV Sindhu (India).
  • Men’s Doubles: Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen (Denmark) beat Mark Lamsfuss-Marvin Seidel (Germany).
  • Mixed Doubles: Thom Gicquel-Delphine Delrue (France) beat Denmark pair, Mathias Christiansen-Alexandra Boje.

Miscellaneous News

13. Delhi govt presents Rs 69000 Cr ‘Deshbhakti’ Budget

  • The Delhi authorities introduced a Rs 69,000-crore funds themed on ‘patriotism’ or ‘Deshbhakti’ for the monetary yr 2021-22. The funds was introduced by the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia.
  • While presenting the funds, he introduced that the federal government has determined to have fun the seventy fifth Independence Day of India. The Delhi authorities will maintain programmes from March 12, 2021, which can final for 75 weeks.
  • The authorities has proposed to allocate Rupees 45 crores so as to set up excessive masts in order to hoist the nationwide flag at 500 locations in Delhi.
  • An outlay of Rs 50 crores made beneath ‘Aam Aadmi Nishulk COVID Vaccine Yojana. It introduced free Covid-19 vaccination to all in its hospitals within the coming phases of the continuing inoculation drive.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams: 

  • Chief Minister of Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal; Governor of Delhi: Anil Baijal.