9th March 2021 Current Affairs

GK Update of ninth March 2021 overlaying the next information headlines: Singorgarh Fort, Women Will, fiftieth anniversary of 1971 Liberation struggle, SMEInpositive, Food Waste Index Report 2021.

National News

1. President of India Inaugurates conservation works at Singorgarh Fort in MP

  • The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind has laid the inspiration stone for the conservation works of Singorgarh Fort in Singrampur village of Damoh district, Madhya Pradesh. He additionally inaugurated the newly carved Jabalpur Circle of Archaeological Survey of India.
  • Apart from this, President Kovind addressed the State Level Tribal Conference ‘Janjatiya Sammelan’ at Singrampur village in Damoh. The program was organized collectively by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India and the Tribal Affairs Department of Madhya Pradesh.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan; Governor: Anandiben Patel.

International News

2. Google Launched “Women Will” Web Platform

  • Google has launched a brand new net platform ‘Women Will’ on March 8, 2021, on the event of “International Women’s Day”. This platform will present its assist to 1 million rural ladies in India to ensure that them to turn into entrepreneurs with the assistance of accelerator programmes, enterprise tutorials and mentorship.
  • This net portal may be accessed in English and Hindi languages. It will provide steering to the aspiring ladies in villages to show their curiosity or a pastime like magnificence providers, tailoring, house tuition, meals processing, and many others. into the enterprise.
  • It will even be offering steering to handle and promote the enterprise. The Women Will platform is designed for girls aspiring to discover entrepreneurship.
  • To start with, Google will work with 2,000 ‘Internet Saathis’ to assist different ladies with this useful resource to start out their entrepreneurial journey.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Google CEO: Sundar Pichai.
  • Google Founded: 4 September 1998, California, United States.
  • Google Founders: Larry Page, Sergey Brin.

3. Bangladesh to commemorate fiftieth anniversary of 1971 Liberation struggle

  • In the fiftieth yr of Indian victory over Pakistan within the 1971 Liberation struggle, Indian Naval Ships arrived within the port city of Mongla for a three-day go to to Bangladesh. The Indian Naval Ships is on a three-day go to between March 8 to 10. This is the primary time ever that any Indian Naval Ship is visiting the port of Mongla in Bangladesh.
  • The primary purpose of this go to is to pay homage to the Bangladeshi and Indian combatants and residents who laid down their lives throughout the Liberation War of 1971 in opposition to Pakistan.
  • The ships will participate within the ongoing Swarnim Vijay Varsh celebrations to commemorate 50 years of the Liberation War of 1971 and reiterating the historic Indo-Bangladeshi friendship.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Prime Minister of Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina; Capital: Dhaka; Currency: Taka.
  • President of Bangladesh: Abdul Hamid.

State News

4. India’s first forest therapeutic centre inaugurated in Uttrakand’s Ranikhet

  • The First Forest Healing centre of the nation was inaugurated at Ranikhet in Kalika Uttarakhand.
  • The forest therapeutic centre has been developed by the Research Wing of Uttarakhand Forest Department after analysis on the therapeutic properties of the forests and its revitalizing impression on total well being and properly being. It is unfold over an space of round 13 acres.
  • This therapeutic centre has been established in a pine-dominated forest because it has been present in varied research that coniferous like Pine timber emit sure oil compounds to safeguard themselves from varied microbes and pathogens, that are known as phytoncides.
  • It has been present in varied researches that these compounds assist to multiply pure killer (NK) cells in our blood, which assist in preventing infections and cancerous progress and improve total immunity.
  • It has been discovered that due to typical molecular vibration patterns of timber, tree-hugging has a useful impression on the rise within the degree of feel-good hormones like oxytocin, serotonin and dopamine, creating the nice impact and in international locations like Iceland forest division has been making efforts to facilitate this exercise for advantage of well being function of native residents.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Governor of Uttarakhand: Baby Rani Maurya.

Banking News

5. Alliance Insurance launches insurance coverage portal ‘SMEInsure’

  • Alliance Insurance has launched the insurance coverage portal ‘SMEInsure’ with a view to present monetary safety to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), small store and enterprise homeowners Alliance.
  • It is a portal to insure 5 crores Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) underneath the insurance coverage class.
  • Notably, the portal will present insurance coverage providers in a phygital formate. bodily, by particular person private help and digital insurance coverage by the portal.
  • The goal of Alliance Insurance is to achieve greater than 5 crore SMEs within the first yr and count on income of Rs 10 crore. Approximately 97% of the SMEs in India are usually not insured.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Alliance Insurance CEO & Principal Officer: S. V. Thakkar.
  • Alliance Insurance Headquarter: Mumbai, Maharashtra.

6. HDFC Bank launches SmartUp Unnati programme

  • HDFC Bank on the event of International Women’ Day has introduced the launch of a devoted programme named “SmartUp Unnati” for mentoring ladies entrepreneurs by ladies leaders on the financial institution.
  • Under the SmartUp Unnati programme, over the following one yr, senior ladies leaders from HDFC Bank will mentor ladies entrepreneurs in serving to them obtain their targets. This programme is offered solely to exist prospects and can initially goal greater than 3,000 ladies entrepreneurs related to the financial institution’s SmartUp programme.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Headquarters of HDFC Bank: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • MD and CEO of HDFC Bank: Sashidhar Jagdishan(Succeeds Aditya Puri).
  • The tagline of HDFC Bank: We perceive your world.

Appointments News

7. NABARD”s Chintala takes cost as chairman of APRACA


  • NABARD chairman, G R Chintala has assumed cost because the chairman of APRACA (Asia Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association). He has taken over from DPK Gunasekera, who can be the Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Ceylon.
  • Chintala, in his handle as APRACA Chairman, appreciated the position of the members of APRACA in selling the event of rural finance in Asia Pacific.
  • APRACA, established in 1977, is an affiliation of establishments concerned in agricultural, rural and microfinance coverage and improvement, representing 21 international locations within the Asia-Pacific area.

Ranks and Reports News

8. UNEP Food Waste Index Report 2021

  • The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and WRAP launched the Food Waste Index Report 2021 and highlights that meals wastes by totally different international locations in 2019. As per the report, Over 931 million tonnes of meals have been wasted globally in 2019.
  • In India, the family meals waste estimate is 50 kg per capita per yr, or 68,760,163 tonnes a yr.
  • The family meals waste estimate within the US is 59 kg per capita per yr, or 19,359,951 tonnes a yr.
  • China these estimates are 64 kg per capita per yr or 91,646,213 tonnes a yr.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • UNEP Headquarters: Nairobi, Kenya.
  • UNEP Head: Inger Andersen.
  • UNEP Founder: Maurice Strong.
  • UNEP Founded: 5 June 1972, Nairobi, Kenya.

Sports News

9. Bajrang Punia baggage gold in Matteo Pellicon World rating sequence

  • In wrestling, the World Championship bronze medallist Bajrang Punia received a gold medal on the Matteo Pallicone rating sequence held in Rome, Italy. He defeated Mongolia’s Tulga Tumur Ochir 2-2 by standards within the 65kg freestyle occasion remaining.
  • It is the second successive gold medal for 27 years Haryana wrestler, who had received the earlier gold at this competitors in 2020 by beating Jordan Oliver of the USA within the remaining.
  • Apart from this, the ace India girl wrestler Vinesh Phogat received the gold medal within the 53kg title. The 26-year-old Vinesh beat Canada’s Diana Weicker 4-0.

10. India qualify for ICC World Test Championship Final

  • Indian Cricket Team have certified for the inaugural ICC World Test Championship remaining after beating England in an innings and 25 runs within the fourth and remaining Test in Ahmedabad on sixth March.
  • New Zealand had already certified for the WTC remaining with 420 factors from 11 Tests with 7 wins and 4 losses. The World Test Championship remaining will likely be performed on the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London from June 18.

Books and Authors

11. Frontier Gandhi’s autobiography launched in English

  • The autobiography of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, popularly generally known as the “Frontier Gandhi”, titled “The Frontier Gandhi: My Life and Struggle” is about to be revealed in English by the publishing home Roli Books.
  • This will likely be his first autobiography in English. The ebook was translated into English by Imitiaz Ahmad Sahibzada, the previous Pakistani civil servant and creator.
  • The ebook by Ghaffar Khan brings out the life occasions and personalities of the independence motion.
  • The ebook accounts for the sacrifices and efforts that resulted within the Independence of India.

12. A ebook on Smriti Irani’s victory in Amethi launched quickly

  • The English translation of journalist-author Anant Vijay’s ebook “Amethi Sangram: Aitihasik Jeet Ankahi Dastan” will likely be launched on March 15.
  • The ebook, titled “Dynasty to Democracy: The Untold Story of Smriti Irani’s Triumph”, traces Union Minister Irani’s journey from her defeat in 2014 to her victory within the Congress stronghold of Amethi, Uttar Pradesh throughout the 2019 Lok Sabha election.
  • The Hindi ebook was revealed in December 2020. The ebook will also be seen as a research of the RSS’s working type, its methods and exemplary execution that backed Smriti Irani’s efforts from 2014 to 2019.

Obituaries News

13. Dhyan Chand Awardee Veteran Indian Athlete Ishar Singh Deol passes away

  • Dhyan Chand National Sports Award-winning veteran Indian athlete Ishar Singh Deol, has handed away. Punjab-based Deol received the Dhyan Chand National Award in 2009 for his lifelong contribution in the direction of sports activities.
  • He was specialised within the area sports activities of discus and shot put. He had competed within the first three Asian Games and received a bronze medal within the second Asian Games held in Manila, the Philippines in 1954.

14. Former Rajasthan Governor Anshuman Singh Passes Away

  • Justice Shri Anshuman Singh, the previous Governor of Rajasthan & Gujarat, has handed away. Anshuman Singh was a retired Justice who served because the Governor of Rajasthan from January 1999 until 2003. Prior to that, he was appointed because the Governor of Gujarat state in 1998.

Miscellaneous News

15. Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat resigns

  • Trivendra Singh Rawat has resigned because the chief minister of Uttarakhand, a yr earlier than the hill state is scheduled to go to polls. Rawat, who turned the CM after the BJP swept the meeting elections right here in early 2017, tendered his resignation after assembly governor Baby Rani Maurya.
  • According to studies, the get together is mulling bringing in a deputy chief minister, the frontrunners for the submit embrace State Education MinisterDhan Singh Rawat, MP Ajay Bhatt and Satpal Maharaj.