27th March 2021 Current Affairs


GK Update of twenty seventh March 2021 overlaying the next information headlines: Earth Hour 2021, World Theatre Day, ISSF Shooting World Cup, ICC Women’s World Cup 2022, The Rathbones Folio Prize 2021.

International News

1. Republic of Congo President Sassou Nguesso wins the election

  • The longtime president of the Republic of Congo, Sassou Nguesso is ready for an additional five-year time period after getting over 88% of the vote. The election day was marred by the demise of his major opponent, Guy Brice Parfait Kolelas.
  • The African chief is among the world’s longest-serving presidents, incomes him the nickname “emperor.”He has led Congo for a complete of 36 years. The former paratrooper first grew to become president in 1979 and remained in energy for 3 consecutive phrases.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Republic of Congo Capital: Brazzaville;
  • Republic of Congo Currency: franc.

2. Bangladesh celebrates 50 years of independence

  • Bangladesh celebrates 50 years of its Independence and National Day on 26 March, coinciding with the grand celebration of the beginning centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
  • On March 26, 1971, Bangladesh was proclaimed as an impartial nation by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and this led to Bangladesh Liberation War when struggle ensued between Pakistan and Bangladesh liberation forces with Indian assist.
  • It was 50 years in the past on the night time of March 25, 1971, that Pakistan’s navy launched a violent crackdown on town of Dhaka, then a part of East Pakistan, to quell a rising nationalist motion in search of independence for what’s immediately often called Bangladesh.
  • The combat for independence will be traced again to Britain’s colonial rule of the Indian subcontinent and the brand new nations that have been carved out after its finish in 1947.
  • There have been India and Pakistan, the latter cut up into West Pakistan and East Pakistan. The struggle would rage till December when India joined on the aspect of Bangladesh.
  • Finally, on December 16, 1971, Pakistan forces surrendered and Bangladesh celebrated its freedom.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

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

Appointments News

3. Anish Shah to take over as M&M’s Managing Director, CEO

  • Anish Shah who is ready to take over because the managing director and CEO of Mahindra and Mahindra from 2 April will turn out to be the primary skilled government to supervise the complete enterprise of the $19.4 billion Mahindra Group. Pawan Goenka will retire as MD and CEO and member of the board efficient April 2.
  • Group chairman Anand Mahindra shall be taking over a non-executive function. The markets regulator Sebi has mandated that from April 2022 the chairperson of the board of prime 500 listed entities should be a non-executive director and never be associated to the MD or CEO.

Defence News

4. India conducts a first-ever joint patrol in Madagascar EEZ

  • In a primary, the navies of India and Madagascar undertook joint patrolling of Madagascar’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and in addition performed a Passage Exercise (PASSEX).
  • The first-ever joint patrol between the navies displays the rising defence ties between the 2 Indian Ocean neighbours aimed on the frequent goal of making certain maritime safety within the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
  • Indian Naval Ship INS Shardul made a port name at Antsiranana, Madagascar as a part of the First Training Squadron’s (1TS) Overseas Deployment. INS Shardul and Malagasy Navy ship MNS Trozona carried out a Passage Exercise (PASSEX).
  • The Joint train bears testimony to the rising bonds between the maritime forces of each the nations and geared toward frequent targets of making certain maritime safety by India and Madagascar and interoperability between the 2 navies.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Madagascar Capital: Antananarivo;
  • Madagascar President: Andry Rajoelina;
  • Madagascar Currency: Malagasy ariary.

5. Carmen Maria Machado wins The Rathbones Folio Prize 2021

  • ‘In The Dream House: A Memoir’ by Carmen Maria Machado Wins The Rathbones Folio Prize 2021.
  • In the 2019 ebook, the creator outlines her experiences in a same-sex relationship together with her former accomplice, and the abuse she was subjected to. It is without delay an creative and radical work, a real testimony to her narrative present.
  • The prize is open to all genres – fiction, non-fiction, and poetry- from writers from all over the world. It is the one prize by which all of the books thought-about for the prize are chosen and judged by an academy of friends, although there are three major judges.

Sports News

6. ‘Girl Gang’ Announced Official Song Of ICC Women’s World Cup 2022

  • Girl Gang, a monitor by New Zealand singer Gin Wigmore, has been introduced because the official track of the 2022 ICC Women’s World Cup. The match is ready to be hosted in New Zealand from March 4 to April 3, 2022.
  • Originally scheduled to be held from February 6 to March 7, 2021, the World Cup was postponed by a 12 months because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

7. Rahi Sarnobat, Chinky Yadav and Manu Bhaker clinch Gold at ISSF Shooting World Cup

  • In Shooting, India received gold within the girls’s 25m Pistol Team occasion on the ISSF World Cup in Delhi.
  • India beat Poland within the ultimate to win the nation’s tenth gold. The Indian girls’s crew of Rahi Sarnobat, Chinki Yadav and Manu Bhaker beat Poland’s Joanna Iwona Wawrzonowska, Julita Borek and Agnieszka Korejwo 17-7 within the gold medal match.
  • Earlier within the day, the Indian girls’s crew within the 50m Rifle 3 Positions occasion needed to accept a silver as they misplaced 43-47 to Poland within the gold medal match. India is dominating the standings with 21 medals, together with 10 gold medals.

Important Days

8. World Theatre Day: 27 March

  • World Theatre Day is noticed globally on twenty seventh March yearly. World Theatre Day was initiated in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute (ITI), France. It is widely known yearly on the twenty seventh March by ITI Centres and the worldwide theatre neighborhood.
  • This day is a celebration for individuals who can see the worth and significance of the artwork type “theatre”, and acts as a wake-up-call for governments, politicians and establishments which haven’t but recognised its worth to the folks and to the person and haven’t but realised its potential for financial progress.
  • Every 12 months the Executive Council of ITI chooses an excellent theatre persona to put in writing the message for World Theatre Day. The creator of the Message of World Theatre Day 2021 is Helen MIRREN, United Kingdom. The first World Theatre Day Message was written by Jean Cocteau in 1962.

9. Earth Hour 2021: 27 March

  • Every 12 months, the Earth Hour is widely known worldwide on the final Saturday of March month to indicate assist for the combat in opposition to local weather change and dedication in the direction of a greater planet. Earth Hour 2021 is being marked on March 27, 2021. The Earth Hour 2021 theme will concentrate on “Climate Change to Save Earth.”
  • The Day is a worldwide motion organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), encouraging people, communities, corporates, and households to show off their lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • It was began as a lights-off occasion in Sydney, Australia, in 2007 to lift consciousness for power consumption and its results on the setting.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • World Wide Fund Headquarters: Gland, Switzerland.
  • World Wide Fund Founded: 29 April 1961, Morges, Switzerland.
  • World Wide Fund President and CEO: Carter Roberts.

Obituaries News

10. Noted Odissi dancer Laxmipriya Mohapatra passes away

  • Noted Odissi dancer Laxmipriya Mohapatra, the spouse of legendary classical dancer Kelucharan Mohapatra, handed away. She began her dancing profession on the Annapurna Theatre in Puri in 1947.
  • She has additionally acted in 4 Odia films. Though he was an skilled in Odissi and Gotipua dance kinds, Kelucharan was then performing as a tabla participant within the theatre.