31st March 2021 Current Affairs


GK Update of thirty first March 2021 protecting the next information headlines: Indo-Korean Friendship Park, 66th Filmfare Awards 2021, Union Bank of India, Vajra Prahar 2021.

National News

1. Indo-Korean Friendship Park Inaugurated at Delhi Cantonment

  • India’s First Indo-Korean Friendship Park was collectively inaugurated at Delhi Cantonment by Hon’ble Raksha Mantri, Shri Rajnath Singh, and Hon’ble Minister of National Defence, Republic of Korea Mr Suh Wook.
  • The park has been developed in joint session with the Ministry of Defence, the Government of India, the Indian Army, the Delhi Cantonment Board, the Embassy of Korea and the Korean War Veterans Association of India.
  • Besides being a logo of robust India-South Korea pleasant relations, this park will even act as a monument to India’s contributions as a part of 21 nations that participated within the Korean warfare 1950-53, underneath the aegis of the United Nations.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • South Korea Capital: Seoul
  • South Korea President: Moon Jae-in
  • South Korea Currency: South Korean received

State News

2. Maharaja Chhatrasal Convention Centre inaugurated at Khajuraho

  • The Minister of State for Tourism and Culture (Independent Charge) Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, and the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan collectively inaugurated the ‘Maharaja Chhatrasal Convention Centre at Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh.
  • The Convention Centre has been developed underneath the Swadesh Darshan Scheme of the Ministry of Tourism, including one other feather to the UNESCO World Heritage website at Khajuraho.
  • This new venue will cater to the enterprise wants, by internet hosting conferences and conferences. The Convention Centre is provided with all trendy facilities and infrastructure to supply a safe house to host company banquets for groups each massive and small amidst a soothing decor and atmosphere.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

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

Banking News

3. Union Bank of India launched “UNI – CARBON CARD”

  • Union Bank of India has launched “UNI – CARBON CARD”, an HPCL co-branded bank card on the Rupay platform of NPCI.
  • It is a singular card designed with affiliation with one of many largest Public Sector Bank, Union Bank of India and HPCL, a frontrunner within the gasoline retail and Rupay – India’s largest card cost community. It will create a possibility to create worth for the shoppers.
  • The Bank is having a complete community of 9590+ branches and 13280+ ATMs throughout India, this co-branded bank card is a Bank’s maiden three way partnership.
  • While utilizing this card at HPCL shops, the cardholder will get Cashback/Rewards along with the waiver of gasoline surcharge supplied by the Bank.
  • Cardholders will be capable to take pleasure in many freebies and supply introduced out by NPCI reminiscent of Entertainment, Lifestyle, Travel, Shopping, Food supply, and many others.,
  • The card is obtainable to salaried and others. The card restrict supplied is 20% of gross annual earnings with a minimal of Rs 50,000/- with no higher restrict.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Union Bank Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • Union Bank CEO: Rajkiran Rai G.
  • Union Bank Founded: 11 November 1919.
  • Union Bank Tagline: Good People to Bank with.

Defence News

4. India, US Carry Out Joint Military Drill In Himachal Pradesh

  • The eleventh version of Indo-US joint particular forces workouts Vajra Prahar 2021 was performed at Special Forces coaching college positioned at Bakloh, in Himachal Pradesh. The train ‘Vajra Prahar’ is geared toward sharing greatest practices and experiences in areas reminiscent of joint mission planning and operational ways.
  • The train was geared toward bettering interoperability between the particular forces of the 2 nations. The armies of collaborating nations collectively practice, plan and execute a collection of operations for neutralisation of threats of various nature with a typical goal of countering threats of worldwide terrorism via mutual coaching and jointness.

5. India & Bangladesh ink 5 MoU to Boost Cooperation

  • India and Bangladesh have signed 5 Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) to additional enhance bilateral cooperation. The signing of the MoUs occurred on 27 March 2021, between Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in Dhaka.
  • Indian PM Narendra Modiji was on a two-day official go to to Bangladesh to hitch the dual celebrations of Bangladeshi Founding Father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s start centenary and the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence in 1971. This is the primary journey of PM Modi to a overseas nation for the reason that outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

MoUs had been signed within the following areas

  • Disaster administration, resilience, and mitigation.
  • Cooperation between Bangladesh National Cadet Corps (BNCC) and National Cadet Corps of India (INCC).
  • Establishment of a framework of cooperation within the space of commerce remedial measures between Bangladesh and India.
  • Supply of ICT gear, courseware, and reference books and coaching for Bangladesh-Bharat Digital Service & Employment and Training (BDSET) Centre.
  • Establishment of sports activities services in Rajshahi College area and surrounding areas.

Awards News

6. 66th Filmfare Awards 2021: Check Complete List of Winners

  • The awards for the 66th annual Filmfare awards had been introduced. The occasion was hosted by actors Rajkummar Rao and Riteish Deshmukh. Despite the difficulties the movie business confronted throughout 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Filmfare determined it was vital to commemorate the very best of Indian cinema.
  • Among the winners was the late Irrfan Khan, who received the award for greatest actor in a number one function (male) class, whereas Amitabh Bachchan bagged the very best actor (critics) Award.

7. Maggie O’Farrell’s ‘Hamnet’ wins e-book critics award for fiction

  • Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet, an imagined tackle the demise of Shakespeare’s son from the bubonic plague, has received the National Book Critics Circle prize for fiction. Hamnet, an sadly well-timed story for the present pandemic, explores the impression of the boy’s sickness and demise on his household.
  • He was Shakespeare’s solely son, and students have lengthy speculated about his affect — if any — on “Hamlet,” which Shakespeare labored on within the years following Hamnet’s demise.
  • Tom Zoellner’s Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery within the British Empire received for nonfiction, and Amy Stanley’s Stranger within the Shogun’s City: A Japanese Woman and Her World was the winner in biography.
  • The autobiography award went to Cathy Park Hong for Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning.

8. Dr Sharankumar Limbale to obtain Saraswati Samman 2020

  • Noted Marathi author Dr Sharankumar Limbale will obtain Saraswati Samman, 2020 for his e-book Sanatan. The award carries fifteen lakh rupees, a quotation and a plaque. Saraswati Samman, instituted by KK Birla Foundation in 1991, is recognised as probably the most prestigious and highest literary award within the nation.
  • Dr Limbale’s Sanatan has been revealed in 2018. Sanatan is a crucial social and historic doc of the Dalit battle. Speaking first to All India Radio, Dr Limbale was overjoyed with emotion as he began his profession with the general public broadcaster.

Sports News

9. India tops the medals tally with 15 gold at Delhi ISSF Shooting World Cup

  • India completed on the prime of the medals desk on the 2021 ISSF World Cup New Delhi, held from 18 to 29 March 2021 on the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi. India secured 30 medals which included 15 gold, 9 silver and 6 bronze.
  • The USA got here second with eight medals together with 4 gold, three silver and one bronze.

Important News

10. International Transgender Day of Visibility: thirty first March

  • International Transgender Day of Visibility noticed globally on thirty first March yearly. The day is devoted to celebrating transgender folks and elevating consciousness of discrimination confronted by transgender folks worldwide, in addition to a celebration of their contributions to society.
  • The day was based by US-based transgender activist Rachel Crandall of Michigan in 2009.
  • As a response to the dearth of LGBT recognition of transgender folks, citing the frustration that the one well-known transgender-centred day was the Transgender Day of Remembrance which mourned the murders of transgender folks however didn’t acknowledge and rejoice dwelling members of the transgender neighborhood.

Books and Authors News

11. A e-book titled “Names of the Women” by Jeet Thayil 

  • A e-book titled “Names of the Women” authored by Jeet Thayil. The e-book talks in regards to the girls whose roles had been suppressed, lowered, or erased within the Gospels.
  • Jeet Thayil is a famend creator, greatest recognized for his e-book ‘Narcopolis’ which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012 and received the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. His most up-to-date e-book ‘Low’ was launched in 2020.

Obituaries News

12. Beloved youngsters’s creator of US, Beverly Cleary passes away

  • Beloved youngsters’s creator of US, Beverly Cleary handed away. She was named a Living Legend in 2000 by the Library of Congress. In 2003, she was chosen as one of many winners of the National Medal of Arts.
  • The creator whose recollections of her Oregon childhood had been shared with tens of millions via the likes of Ramona and Beezus Quimby and Henry Huggins.

Miscellaneous News

13. Education Minister inaugurates ‘Anandam: The Center for Happiness’ at IIM Jammu

  • Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal has inaugurated “Anandam: The Center for Happiness” on the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Jammu just about.
  • The centre will assist folks overcome psychological stress and assist unfold positivity and it’ll encourage and propagate holistic growth for all of the stakeholders at IIM Jammu.
  • Lieutenant Governor, Jammu, and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha; Founder, Art of Living Foundation, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar just about graced the event.