13th March 2021 Current Affairs


GK Update of thirteenth March 2021 protecting the next information headlines: Atmanirbhar Niveshak Mitra Portal, Bhagavad Gita, Swarnim International Shivratri Fair, ARCIL, 5G Technology.

National News

1. Govt to launch “Atmanirbhar Niveshak Mitra Portal”

  • The commerce and trade ministry has acknowledged that the central authorities is working to develop a portal referred to as “Atmanirbhar Niveshak Mitra Portal” for data dissemination, hand-holding, and facilitation of home traders.
  • The portal Atmanirbhar Niveshak Mitra is at the moment is within the testing part. It might be launched by May 1, 2021. The ministry can also be engaged on a webpage which might be out there in regional languages and cell app.
  • This portal is being developed in an effort to strengthen efforts to advertise home investments. It is being developed by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).
  • The portal will assist in offering each day updates on a number of issues together with the insurance policies and new initiatives by the central and state governments, data concerning the approvals, licenses, clearances a number of schemes & incentives. It can even be offering data concerning the manufacturing clusters and land availability.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Minister of Commerce and Industry: Piyush Goyal.

2. PM Narendra Modi Launches Kindle Version Of Bhagavad Gita

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Kindle model of Swami Chidbhavananda’s ‘Bhagavad Gita’ through video conferencing. The occasion has been organised to commemorate the sale of over 5 lakh copies of the Swami Chidbhavanandaji’s Bhagavad Gita.
  • Swami Chidbhavanandaji is the founding father of Sri Ramakrishna Tapovanam Ashram at Thirupparaithurai, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu. Chidbhavananda Ji was dedicated to India’s regeneration. He famous that Swami Vivekananda’s Madras lectures impressed Swami Chidbhavananda Ji to place the nation above every part else and serve the folks.

State News

3. Himachal CM inaugurates Swarnim International Shivratri Fair


  • The well-known Swarnim International Shivratri Fair has begun with Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur formally launching it on the historic Paddal floor, Himachal Pradesh. Thousands of individuals dressed of their conventional apparel participated within the procession carrying their native deities dancing all the best way as much as Paddal floor.
  • Over 150 deities participated within the ‘Jaleb’, the normal Shobha Yatra from virtually all components of the district. Earlier, the Chief Minister participated within the Pagri Ceremony and carried out Puja at Shri Raj Madhav Rai Temple.
  • Chief Minister felicitated the folks of the State on the auspicious event of International Shivratri pageant, which was being celebrated this 12 months as Swarnim International Shivratri Fair to mark superb fifty years of Statehood.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chief Minister of HP: Jairam Thakur; Governor of HP: Bandaru Dattatraya.

Appointments News

4. Pallav Mohapatra appointed MD & CEO of ARCIL

  • Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Ltd (Arcil) has introduced the appointment of Pallav Mohapatra as its Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. Prior to the appointment, Mohapatra was the MD and CEO of the Central Bank of India.
  • Before being elevated as MD and CEO of CBoI, he was Deputy Managing Director, Stressed Assets Management Group, State Bank of India.
  • Vinayak Bahuguna headed Arcil as MD and CEO for 5 years until June 2020. Arcil, which was arrange in 2002, at the moment has belongings beneath administration (in non-performing loans) of ₹12,000 crore.

Summits and Conferences News

5. India Chaired the First Meeting Of BRICS CGETI

  • Under the chairship of India, the First Meeting of the BRICS Contact Group on Economic and Trade Issues (CGETI) was held from ninth March 2021 to eleventh March 2021.
  • The 2021 theme of the BRICS is “BRICS@15: Intra BRICS Cooperation for Continuity, Consolidation, and Consensus”.
  • India introduced the calendar of occasions for BRICS CGETI 2021, this consists of the precedence areas for deliverables, schedule and scope of the MSME roundtable convention workshop on Services Statistics, and the BRICS Trade Fair. A sequence of shows on the proposed deliverables throughout India’s chairship beneath the BRICS CGETI monitor was made in a separate session by the involved departments of the federal government of India.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • BRICS Establishment: 2009.
  • BRICS Members: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.
  • The First BRICS Ministerial Meeting was held on twentieth September 2006.

6. PM Modi Virtually Attends First Quad Summit 2021

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga come collectively for the primary QUAD Summit.
  • The assembly was held just about throughout which the 4 individuals will change views on completely different areas of cooperation like sustaining a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific area, COVID-19, rising and important applied sciences, maritime safety, and local weather change.
  • The discussion board is maintained by semi-regular summits, army drills and knowledge between member international locations. The concept of QUAD was first introduced up by the then Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe again in 2007. Since then the representatives from the member international locations have met often and labored collectively. However, this was the first-ever assembly between the nationwide heads of the QUAD international locations.

Science and Technology News

7. DoT Launches Online Certificate Course on 5G Technology

  • The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has launched a brand new on-line certificates course on 5G expertise to be performed by the National Telecommunications Institute for Policy Research, Innovation and Training (NTIPRIT), which is the coaching institute of DoT.
  • The course, which might be performed from 9 March 2021 onwards, is 36 hours lengthy and might be performed over a interval of 12 weeks each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Participants can even be allowed to document the session in the event that they occur to overlook it.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Minister of Communications: Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Sports News

8. Mithali Raj turns into 1st Indian lady cricketer to attain 10K Int’l runs

  • The veteran Indian girls’s cricketer Mithali Raj has turn into the primary Indian lady cricketer that has accomplished 10,000 worldwide runs in all of the cricket codecs.
  • She additionally turns into the second lady cricketer on the worldwide degree to finish 10000 runs. She achieved the milestone of 10,000 after she hit a boundary off the Anne Bosch in twenty eighth over of Indian innings within the ongoing third ODI match in opposition to South Africa.
  • She received the Arjuna Award within the 12 months 2003 and Padma Shri within the 12 months 2015.

Miscellaneous News

9. Tata Motors launches ‘Wheels of Love’ to help parenthood

  • Tata Motors has launched ‘Wheels of Love’, a holistic programme that helps new dad and mom within the workforce. This is a transfer to advertise a progressive tradition of care, inclusion and sensitisation throughout the organisation throughout ranges.
  • A specifically curated guide, additionally aptly titled, Wheels of Love, places forth varied beliefs to allow new and expectant dad and mom to efficiently handle the wants of a rising household whereas additionally fulfilling their profession objectives.
  • This information guide additionally gives invaluable insights for managers to help their workforce members as they progress via the assorted phases of parenthood.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Tata motors HQ: Mumbai; CEO: Guenter Butschek.

10. Govt launches Mera Ration Mobile App

  • In order to facilitate the ‘One Nation-One Ration Card’ system within the nation, the federal government has launched ‘Mera Ration’ cell app to learn residents in figuring out the closest truthful worth store. This app will profit particularly these ration card holders who transfer to new areas for livelihoods.
  • The app is developed by the federal government in affiliation with NIC “to facilitate various “One Nation-One Ration Card” associated providers among the many National Food Security Act (NFSA) beneficiaries, significantly migrant beneficiaries, truthful worth store sellers and different related stakeholders.
  • With the assistance of the app, the beneficiaries can simply examine particulars of meals grain entitlement, current transactions and the Status of their Aadhaar seeding.
  • The migrant beneficiaries can even register their migration particulars with the assistance of the applying. Beneficiaries can even enter their solutions or suggestions.