24th March 2021 Current Affairs


GK Update of twenty fourth March 2021 protecting the next information headlines: POWERGRID, Para Shooting World Cup, Pabbi-Anti-Terror 2021, World Tuberculosis Day, ISRO.

International News

1. Russia Launches 38 Satellites From 18 Countries Into Space

  • Russian house company ‘Roscosmos’ efficiently launched 38 overseas satellites into orbit, onboard Soyuz-2.1a service rocket from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The 38 satellites belonged to 18 international locations together with South Korea, Japan, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Italy and Brazil.
  • One of those satellites named ‘Challenge-1’ was the first-ever satellite tv for pc made utterly in Tunisia, which was created by the Telnet telecommunications group.
  • In 2018, a Soyuz rocket carrying a Russian cosmonaut and a NASA astronaut failed mid-flight, forcing the crew to hold out an emergency touchdown. Both survived with out accidents.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Russia President: Vladimir Putin.
  • Russia Capital: Moscow.
  • Russia Currency: Russian Ruble.

State News

2. Andhra Pradesh to launch India’s first Govt-Run Animal Ambulance Network

  • The state authorities of Andhra Pradesh has determined to arrange “India’s first government-run ambulance network” for animals. This determination was taken in an effort to additional enhance the animal husbandry and veterinary sector within the state.
  • Ambulance community as one among its principal missions in an effort to assist in reaching out to the distressed animals to supply them with correct animal healthcare. The Animal Husbandry Department was directed to arrange one Mobile Ambulance Veterinary Clinic at every of the meeting constituency.
  • A complete of 175 cellular ambulances (veterinary) clinics might be positioned at Assembly Constituency Level on the strains of 108 Services for offering Veterinary companies on the doorstep.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh: YS Jagan Mohan Reddy; Governor: Biswa Bhusan Harichandan.

Agreement News

3. UP and MP signal settlement with Jal Shakti Ministry for ‘Ken-Betwa Link’ mission

  • On the event of World Water Day, the governments of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh signed an settlement with the Union Ministry of Jal Shakti to implement the Ken-Betwa river interlinking mission.
  • The principal objective of this mission is to hold water from surplus areas to drought-prone and water-scarce area by means of the interlinking of rivers.
  • The surplus water might be transferred from the Ken river in Panna district in Madhya Pradesh to the Betwa river in Uttar Pradesh.
  • The mission will profit the Bundelkhand area of Uttar Pradesh, by resolving the water shortage and thus carry prosperity to this area.
  • The water might be transferred by means of the development of the Dhaudan Dam and a 221 km-long canal.
  • The Ken-Betwa Link Project will present annual irrigation of 2.51 lakh hectares, 1,700 million cubic meters (mcm) of water to Uttar Pradesh and ingesting water provide to about 62 lakh folks and in addition generate 103 MW of hydropower.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Uttar Pradesh Governor: Anandiben Patel.
  • Uttar Pradesh Chief minister: Yogi Adityanath.
  • Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan; Governor: Anandiben Patel.

4. India, Japan agree for larger cooperation in patent verification

  • India and Japan have agreed to acknowledge one another’s workplaces to behave mutually as competent International Searching and International Preliminary Examining Authority (ISA/IPEA) for any worldwide patent utility filed with them. This memorandum of cooperation on the economic property was arrived at throughout the 4th evaluate assembly between DPIIT and Japan Patent Office.
  • India had authorised an MoC between the Indian Patent Office (IPO) and the JPO for coming into right into a PPH on a pilot foundation for 3 years. This is a reciprocal association, so the JPO can even be capable of speed up the prosecution of a Japanese utility utilizing optimistic examination outcomes acquired from the IPO.
  • The IPO will solely supply acceleration for patent purposes in sure technical fields comparable to physics, pc science, IT, electronics, metallurgy and vehicles.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Japan Capital: Tokyo.
  • Japan Currency: Japanese yen.
  • Japan Prime minister: Yoshihide Suga.

Defence News

5. Pabbi-Anti-Terror 2021: India, Pakistan and China to carry anti-terror train

  • The eight-member bloc stated that the choice to carry the joint train ‘Pabbi-Anti-Terror 2021’ was introduced throughout the thirty sixth assembly of the Council of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, together with India, Pakistan and China, will maintain a joint anti-terrorism train this yr.
  • “Decisions have been made to enhance cooperation between the competent authorities of the SCO member states in figuring out and suppressing channels that finance terrorist actions.
  • Delegations of the competent authorities of India, Kazakhstan, China, the Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and the RATS Executive Committee attended the assembly.

Science and Technology News

6. ISRO Demonstrates India’s First Free-Space Quantum Communication

  • In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) efficiently demonstrated free-space Quantum Communication over a distance of 300 metres, with a number of applied sciences developed inside the nation.
  • The demonstration included dwell video conferencing utilizing quantum-key-encrypted indicators, at Space Applications Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad, between two line-of-sight buildings inside the campus.
  • The experiment was finished at night time to make sure that there is no such thing as a interference from the direct daylight. This is a significant milestone achievement for unconditionally secured satellite tv for pc data-communication utilizing quantum applied sciences.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • ISRO Chairman: K.Sivan.
  • ISRO Headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • ISRO established: 15 August 1969.

Sports News

7. Shreyas Iyer Signs Up With Lancashire For Royal London Cup 2021

  • English county Lancashire has introduced the abroad signing of India batsman Shreyas Iyer for the 2021 Royal London Cup. Iyer turns into sixth Indian to signal for Lancashire. Iyer will arrive at Old Trafford on July 15 forward of the beginning of the 50-over event and can stay with Lancashire in the course of the month-long group stage.
  • The top-order batsman is considered one of the attacking and fluent stroke gamers in Indian cricket and he has performed in 21 ODIs and 29 T20 Internationals for his nation. The signing of Shreyas Iyer indicators the most recent step in Lancashire’s lengthy affiliation with Indian cricket, which stretches again greater than 50 years when India wicketkeeper-batsman Farokh Engineer joined the county in 1968.
  • He would go on to turn into a Lancashire legend and now serves as a vice-president of the membership. Since Engineer retired, 4 different Indian gamers — Murali Kartik, Dinesh Mongia, VVS Laxman, and Sourav Ganguly — have represented Lancashire.

8. India’s Singhraj wins gold in Para Shooting World Cup 2021

  • Indian para-athlete Singhraj received the gold medal within the 2021 Para Shooting World Cup at Al Ain within the UAE. He defeated Uzbekistan’s Server Ibragimov to get the highest honour within the P1 – Men’s 10m Air Pistol SH1 last.
  • Singhraj pipped Rio 2016 bronze medallist Ibragimov by a skinny margin of two.8 factors. The last rating learn 236.8-234. Turkey’s former Paralympic champion Muharrem Korhan Yamaç took the bronze with 214.4 factors.
  • With this, India has moved to 3rd place within the medals desk. India has now two medals on its record – one gold and one bronze.

Important Days

9. World Tuberculosis Day: 24 March

  • World Tuberculosis Day is noticed yearly on 24 March to create consciousness among the many public concerning the world epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and efforts to get rid of the illness.
  • The date marks the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch introduced that he had found the bacterium that causes TB, which opened the best way in the direction of diagnosing and curing this illness.
  • The theme of World TB Day 2021 – ‘The Clock is Ticking’ –conveys the sense that the world is working out of time to behave on the commitments to finish TB made by world leaders. This is very essential within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic that has put End TB progress in danger, and to make sure equitable entry to prevention and care according to WHO’s drive in the direction of attaining Universal Health Coverage.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the WHO’s Director-General.
  • WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

10. International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims

  • International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims is noticed yearly on twenty fourth March yearly.
  • This day is noticed on twenty fourth March yearly to pay tribute to “Monsignor Óscar Arnulfo Romero” as he was murdered on 24 March 1980. He was actively engaged in criticizing violations of the human rights of probably the most weak people in El Salvador.
  • The International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims goals to honour the reminiscence of victims of gross and systematic human rights violations. It additionally goals to advertise the significance of the best to fact and justice.

Miscellaneous News

11. POWERGRID Launches Certified E-Tendering Portal “PRANIT”

  • Power Grid Corporation of India (POWERGRID) has launched an “e-Tendering Portal” referred to as ‘PRANIT’ to make the tendering course of extra clear. The portal ”PRANIT” will contain much less paperwork and permit ease of operation, which in flip will make the tendering course of extra clear.
  • The portal has been licensed by Standardisation, Testing and Quality Certification Directorate (STQC), beneath the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, GoI.
  • POWERGRID is the one group in India to have an e-procurement resolution on SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), complying with all relevant necessities regarding safety and transparency as stipulated by STQC.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Power Grid Corporation of India Founded: 23 October 1989.
  • Power Grid Corporation of India Headquarters: Gurgaon, India.

12. Ramesh Pokhriyal inaugurates Shaheed Bhagat Singh Smarak in New Delhi

  • The Union Minister of Education, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, nearly inaugurated the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Smarak in New Delhi on March 23, 2021.
  • The inauguration came about on the event of a programme organised by the University of Delhi on ‘Shaheed Diwas’ to pay homage and commemorate 90 years of the martyrdom of our nationwide icons of the Indian National Movement –Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar and Shivaram Rajguru.