3rd April 2021 Current Affairs


GK Update of 03rd April 2021 masking the next information headlines: Suparipalana, South Asian Wushu tourney, GST income assortment, ICICI Bank, PhonePe, DRDO.

National News

1. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launched “MyNEP2020” platform of NCTE Web Portal

  • Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has launched the “MyNEP2020” Platform of National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) Web Portal which might be operational from April 1 to May 15, 2021.
  • The platform seeks to ask recommendations/inputs/membership from the stakeholders for getting ready a draft for the event of National Professional Standards for Teachers (NPST) and National Mission for Mentoring Program membership (NMM).
  • This train of digital session envisages the participation of lecturers, training professionals, academicians, and different stakeholders in getting ready the paperwork on instructor coverage for sustainable and constructive change within the Teacher’s Education Sector.
  • For getting ready the paperwork on the above two main suggestions of NEP 2020, NCTE will work in shut session with people/organizations. The professional committee will extensively assessment the inputs collected throughout the session interval and can lastly formulate the drafts for public assessment.

2. GoI declares 14th April, the birthday of Dr B R Ambedkar as a public vacation

  • The central authorities has declared April 14, Dr BR Ambedkar’s birthday a public vacation. Dr B R Ambedkar was the sculptor of the Indian Constitution and the nation already celebrates his birthday as Ambedkar Jayanti yearly.
  • The authorities has introduced that from this yr 14th April might be declared as a public vacation.  It might be Ambedkar’s one hundred and thirtieth delivery anniversary on April 14, 2021.

State News

3. Maharashtra: Amboli named as a biodiversity heritage web site

  • The Maharashtra authorities has declared an space at Amboli in Western ghats in Sindhudurg district, the place a uncommon freshwater fish species was found, as a biodiversity heritage web site.
  • Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray”s son Tejas Thackeray, who’s a wildlife researcher, and his staff had found the brand new freshwater fish species – Schistura Hiranyakeshi” close to Amboli in Sawantwadi tehsil of Sindhudurg district.
  • The State authorities issued a notification declaring the realm at Amboli as a biodiversity heritage web site. Schistura is a small and vibrant fish that lives in water and streams in an abundance of oxygen.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Maharashtra Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
  • Maharashtra Capital: Mumbai.
  • Maharashtra CM: Uddhav Thackeray.

Appointments News

4. Mallika Srinivasan appointed chairperson of PESB

  • Chairman and Managing Director of Tractors and Farm Equipment (TAFE) Limited, Mallika Srinivasan has been appointed because the chairperson of the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB), an order issued by the personnel ministry.
  • This is for the primary time {that a} non-public sector specialist has been appointed as the pinnacle of the PESB, answerable for the appointment of high administration posts within the Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs).
  • The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has authorized the appointment of Srinivasan because the chairperson of PESB for a interval of three years from the date of assumption of cost, or till the attainment of the age of 65 years.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions: Narendra Modi.
  • Minister of State within the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions: Jitendra Singh.

5. Urjit Patel appointed as further director of Britannia

  • Former Reserve Bank of India Governor Dr Urjit Patel has been appointed as Additional Director of Britannia Industries with impact from thirty first March 2021 for the tenure of 5 years. The firm has introduced that its board of administrators has authorized the appointment.
  • The Board of Directors of the corporate at their assembly held 31 March 2021, authorized the appointment of Dr Urjit Patel, as a further director of the corporate within the class of non-executive and unbiased director with impact from 31 March 2021 for a time period of 5 years i.e., as much as thirtieth March 2026, topic to the approval of the shareholders of the corporate.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Britannia CEO: Varun Berry;
  • Britannia Headquarters: Bengaluru;
  • Britannia Founded: 1892.

6. Adil Zainulbhai appointed chairman of Capacity Building Commission

  • Former Quality Council of India (QCI) chief Adil Zainulbhai has appointed chairman of Capacity Building Commission.
  • The authorities has authorized a fee underneath National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB), also referred to as ‘Mission Karmayogi’, to coach civil servants in any respect ranges.
  • The authorized Capacity Building Commission will coordinate with and supervise all the federal government places of work, coaching institutes to watch and consider the implementation of plans and create shared sources. The Commission will comprise of a Chairperson and two Members.

Defence News

7. Lightweight Bullet Proof Jacket developed by DRDO lab

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has congratulated DRDO and DMSRDE Kanpur for creating a LightWeight Bullet Proof Jacket. India wants extra such progressive product design and growth to understand the dream of Atma Nirbhar Bharat.
  • DMSRDE Kanpur, a DRDO laboratory has developed a LightWeight Bullet Proof Jacket weighing 9 kg assembly the qualitative necessities of the Indian Army.
  • The Front Hard Armour Panel jacket was examined efficiently at TBRL Chandigarh and met related BIS requirements.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chairman DRDO: Dr G Satheesh Reddy.
  • DRDO Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • DRDO Established: 1958.

Agreements News

8. ICICI Bank, PhonePe Tie Up For Issuance Of FASTags

  • ICICI Bank and PhonePe introduced their partnership for the issuance of FASTag utilizing UPI on the PhonePe App. This integration permits over 280 million registered PhonePe customers to order and monitor the ICICI Bank FASTag conveniently on the app.
  • PhonePe customers, who could also be clients of any financial institution, could have a totally digitised expertise as they don’t have to go to bodily shops or toll areas to purchase a FASTag.
  • ICICI Bank is the primary financial institution to companion with PhonePe for the issuance of FASTag. NPCI, IHMCL and NHAI are working collectively to make toll funds totally digital.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • ICICI Bank Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • ICICI Bank MD & CEO: Sandeep Bakhshi.
  • ICICI Bank Tagline: Hum Hai Na, Khayal Apka.
  • CEO of Phonepe: Sameer Nigam
  • Headquarters location of Phonepe: Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Economy News

9. GST income assortment in March 2021

  • India’s financial restoration is gathering steam. The GST collections for the month of March have topped Rs 1.23 lakh crore, setting a brand new report for the reason that implementation of Goods and Services Tax in July 2017.
  • The gross GST income collected within the month of March 2021 rose to a report of ₹ 1,23,902 crore of which CGST is ₹ 22,973 crore, SGST is ₹ 29,329 crore, IGST is ₹ 62,842 crore and Cess is ₹ 8,757 crore.

List of GST Collection earlier months

  • February 2021: Rs 1,13,143 crore
  • January 2021: ₹ 1,19,847 crore
  • December- Rs 1,15,174 crore
  • Novemeber: ₹1.04 lakh crore
  • October 2020: ₹ 1,05,155 crore

Sports News

10. Aniyan Midhun wins gold at South Asian Wushu tourney

  • Aniyan Midhun of Nattika gained the gold on the South Asian Wushu Championship that concluded in Nepal on March 31. The 28-year-old youth represented the nation within the 70-kg class within the championship.
  • He is the primary Wushu participant from southern India to achieve the Indian staff. Midhun is a black belt in karate and he’s additionally a nationwide champion in wushu in addition to kickboxing.
  • In truth, the 28-year-old was launched to wushu when he was within the fifth normal and hasn’t appeared again since. He is presently coaching with veteran coach Kuldeep Handu who’s an Arjuna Award winner and the Indian wushu head coach.

11. Vice President releases guide ‘Suparipalana’ by Dr Shailendra Joshi

  • Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has launched a guide ‘Suparipalana’ by retired civil servant Dr Shailendra Joshi.
  • The guide ‘Suparipalana’ is the Telugu translation of “Echo T Calling: Towards People-Centric Governance”, written by former Telangana Chief Secretary, Shri S K Joshi.
  • The translator of the guide is Shri Annavarapu Brahmaiah and the writer is Shri Maruthi.

Miscellaneous News

12. West Central Railway turns into first totally electrified Indian Railways zone 

  • Indian Railways’ West Central Railway zone will get totally electrified!, after CCRS Inspection and Commissioning of electrification of Kota – Chittaurgarh railway part (Srinagar – Jalindri) within the state of Rajasthan.
  • West Central Railways has change into the primary totally electrified railway zone within the nation. The zonal railway now boasts a 3012 Route Km electrified community.
  • According to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, trains passing by way of this railway part can now be operated at a quicker velocity. Electrification of this railway part will present numerous advantages akin to saving gasoline, discount in journey time, in addition to environmental safety.