3rd March 2021 Current Affairs


GK Update of third March 2021 masking the next information headlines: Sansad TV, UAE ambassador, Gharoki Pechan, Chelik Naam, Central Bank Of India, Central Reserve Police Force.

National News

1. Lok Sabha TV and Rajya Sabha TV merged into Sansad TV

  • The Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha Television channels that broadcast the proceedings of the higher and decrease Houses of Parliament, respectively, have been merged right into a single entity.
  • The new channel has been named the ‘Sansad Television’. This change is efficient from March 01, 2021.
  • Ravi Capoor, a retired IAS officer of the 1986 batch, has been appointed because the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sansad TV for one 12 months.
  • The determination to alter the identify was collectively taken by Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.

International News

2. Israel formally receives first-ever UAE ambassador

  • Israel’s president has formally acquired the first-ever ambassador from the United Arab Emirates, following final 12 months’s historic settlement between the international locations to normalise ties. UAE envoy Mohamed Al Khaja, who arrived in Israel, delivered his credentials to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at a ceremony in Jerusalem.
  • The UAE was the primary nation to agree to ascertain full diplomatic relations with the Jewish state below the Abraham Accords, a pact brokered by former US President Donald Trump.
  • The settlement made the UAE solely the third majority Arab nation to type official ties with Israel, following Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994. Bahrain, Morocco and Sudan have subsequently joined the Abraham Accords.
  • The agreements broke with the longstanding Arab consensus that there ought to be no normalisation with Israel till it reaches a complete peace cope with the Palestinians.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Israel Prime minister: Benjamin Netanyahu.
  • Israel Capital: Jerusalem.
  • Israel Currency: Israeli Shekel.

State News

3. Uttarakhand CM launches ”Gharoki Pechan, Chelik Naam” scheme

  • Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has launched “Gharoki Paachan, Chelik Naam” (daughter”s identify is a house”s id) programme and improvement schemes price Rs 42 crore in Nainital.
  • Initially, the scheme has been launched in Nainital and later is about to be prolonged to the whole Uttarakhand.
  • The authorities is working in direction of girls empowerment and 32,000 girls teams of the state are being linked with self-employment to make them self-reliant. The state authorities can be set to implement many public welfare schemes for the advantage of the youth.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Uttarakhand Chief Minister: Trivendra Singh Rawat.
  • Governor of Uttarakhand: Baby Rani Maurya.

Appointments News

4. Matam Venkata Rao assumes Charge as MD & CEO of Central Bank Of India

  • Matam Venkata Rao has taken cost as the brand new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Central Bank Of India. Rao until now held the place of Executive Director at Canara Bank. His appointment is for a interval of three years with impact from the date of assumption of workplace on or after March 1, 2021, or till additional orders, whichever is earlier.
  • Rao is a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. He is a post-graduate in agriculture from Sri Venkateshwara Agriculture College, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams: 

  • Central Bank of India Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • Central Bank of India Founded: 21 December 1911.

5. Kuldiep Singh takes extra cost as CRPF DG

  • IPS officer Kuldiep Singh has given an extra cost of CRPF director normal (DG) after incumbent chief A P Maheshwari retires.
  • Kuldiep Singh is working because the particular DG of its central zone, will maintain the extra cost of the CRPF head until “the appointment and becoming a member of of the successor or till additional orders.
  • The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is the nation’s largest paramilitary with an estimated power of about 3.25 lakh personnel. It is designated because the lead inside safety power with its foremost operational theatres being Left Wing Extremism affected states, counter-terrorist fight within the Kashmir valley and counter-insurgency operations within the northeast.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams: 

  • Central Reserve Police Force Headquarters: New Delhi, India.
  • Central Reserve Police Force Formed: 27 July 1939.
  • Central Reserve Police Force Motto: Service and Loyalty.

Defence News

6. Indian Air Force to Participate in EX Desert FLAG VI

  • The Indian Air Force (IAF) is collaborating in Exercise Desert Flag-VI, which has been organised from March 03 to 27, 2021 at Al-Dhafra airbase, UAE.
  • The objective of the train is to supply operational publicity to the collaborating forces, prepare them to undertake simulated air fight operations in a managed setting, gives a chance to reinforce their operational capabilities together with the mutual trade of greatest practices.
  • Ex Desert Flag is an annual multi-national giant power employment warfare train hosted by the United Arab Emirates Air Force.
  • The train may even see the air forces of the United Arab Emirates, United States of America, France, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Bahrain.
  • The IAF is collaborating with six Su-30 MKI, two C-17 and one IL-78 tanker plane.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chiefs of Air Staff: Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria.

Economy News

7. GST collections up by 7 % to Rs 1.13 lakh cr in February

  • The gross Goods and Services Tax (GST) income collected within the month of February 2021 is ₹ 1,13,143 crore of which CGST is ₹ 21,092 crore, SGST is ₹ 27,273 crore, IGST is ₹ 55,253 crore (together with ₹ 24,382 crores collected on import of products) and Cess is ₹ 9,525 crore (together with ₹ 660 crores collected on import of products).
  • Revenues for February are 7% increased than the GST revenues of February 2019. Revenues from the import of products have been 15% increased than Feb ’19.

List of GST Collection earlier months

  • January 2021: ₹ 1,19,847 crore (All-time Highest).
  • December- Rs 1,15,174 crore (All-time Highest).
  • November: ₹1.04 lakh crore.
  • October 2020: ₹ 1,05,155crore.

Sports News

8. Mumbai City FC win ISL League Football Winners Shield

  • Mumbai City FC has scripted a 2-0 triumph over ATK Mohun Bagan (ATKMB) on the GMC Stadium in Goa to bag the ISL League Winners Shield and the coveted AFC Champions League spot that comes with it.
  • Mumbai and ATKMB completed stage on 40 factors, however the former claimed first place with a greater head-to-head file. Mumbai City FC turned the second-ever Indian membership to qualify to the group phases of the AFC Champions League.

9. Indian shuttlers Varun, Malvika win Uganda International titles

  • India’s Varun Kapur and Malvika Bansod clinched the males’s and ladies’s singles titles respectively on the 2021 Uganda International Badminton match in Kampala.
  • Varun beat compatriot Sankar Muthusamy 21-18, 16-21, 21-17 within the males’s singles closing. Malvika beat compatriot Anupama Upadhyaya within the girls singles summit conflict 17-21, 25-23, 21-10.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Uganda Capital: Kampala.
  • Uganda Currency: Ugandan shilling.
  • Uganda President: Yoweri Museveni.

Important Days

10. World Wildlife Day noticed globally on third March

  • World Wildlife Day is noticed globally on the third of March yearly to have a good time the gorgeous and different types of wild fauna and flora current on earth. World Wildlife Day additionally elevate consciousness about the advantages that the conservation of untamed fauna and flora gives to folks dwelling on earth.
  • The day additionally reminds us of the necessity to battle in opposition to wildlife crime and human-induced discount of species inflicting varied wide-ranging financial, environmental and social impacts.
  • World Wildlife Day will likely be celebrated in 2021 below the theme “Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet”, as a solution to spotlight the central position of forests, forest species and ecosystems providers in sustaining the livelihoods of a whole bunch of tens of millions of individuals globally, and significantly of Indigenous and native communities with historic ties to forested and forest-adjacent areas.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • World Wildlife Fund Headquarters: Gland, Switzerland.
  • World Wildlife FundFounded: 29 April 1961, Morges, Switzerland.
  • President and CEO of World Wildlife Fund: Carter Roberts.

11. World Hearing Day: 3 March

  • World Hearing Day is held on 3 March every year by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to boost consciousness on learn how to stop deafness and listening to loss and promote ear and listening to care internationally.
  • The theme of World Hearing Day 2021 is Hearing look after ALL!: Screen, Rehabilitate, Communicate. World Hearing Day 2021 will mark the launch of the first-ever World Report on Hearing.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Headquarters of WHO: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Director-general of WHO: Tedros Adhanom.

Obituaries News

12. Lok Sabha MP Nandkumar Singh Chauhan passes away

  • Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh, has handed away.
  • He was a six-term MP, who was elected because the Lok Sabha MP for the primary time in 1996 and obtained re-elected in 1998, 1999, 2004, 2014 and 2019.

Miscellaneous News

13. Thaawarchand Gehlot launches “Sugamya Bharat App”

  • Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Thaawarchand Gehlot has launched the “Sugamya Bharat App”, by a video convention in New Delhi. The minister additionally launched a handbook entitled “Access – The Photo Digest”.
  • The App and the handbook have been developed by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) below the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
  • It is a Crowdsourcing Mobile Application to allow folks with disabilities and even the aged to register accessibility-related issues
  • The intention of the app is to sensitising and enhancing accessibility within the 3 pillars of the Accessible India Campaign which incorporates the constructed setting, transportation sector and ICT ecosystem in India.
  • This handbook is a set of pictures from throughout completely different States and UTs, to behave as a instrument and information for stakeholders, to sensitise them about 10 primary options of accessibility and associated good-bad practices in simple to grasp pictorial type.