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Updated 31 March 2021






• Nagaland has launched ” I- Learn” a capacity building and performance tracking app for Community Health Officers. 

International Transgender day of visibility is observed on 31st March. 
Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman attended the 6th annual meeting of the board of the governors of Development bank. 
India will participate in the France- Led Naval drill “La Perouse” for the first time in the way of Bengal. Australia, Japan and USA will also participate in La Perouse.

Noted Marathi writer Dr. SharanKumar Limbale will receive Saraswati Samman 2020 for his book Sanatan. 
A book “1232 km: A Long Journey Home” is authored by Vinod Kapri. 
• Mahinder Giri is the name of the only ranger from Asia who has won the Prestigious International Ranger award for his contribution towards conservation. 
• Virat Kohli has become the third captain to lead India in 200 International matches. 
World’s First Ship Tunnel is being made  in Norway. 

• Laszlo Lovasz and Avi Wigderson both has been awarded  ‘Abel Prize’ for 2021. 
• Anish Saha will take over as the Managing Director and CEO of Mahindra and Mahindra. 
Lewis Hamilton has won the 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix title.
• Uttar Pradesh state government has approved affordable Rental housing and complexes scheme for urban migrants/ poor labourers. 
Sassou Nguesso is the name of president of  republic of Congo. 
•  ‘Girl Gang’ a track by  singer Gin Wigmore, has been announced as the official song of the 2022 ICC women’s World Cup and she is from Newzealand. 
Ministery of AYUSH has set up an interdisciplinary team of experts to explore the potential of Yoga as a productivity  enhancing tool for the population. 

Yogasan sport for both male and female categories have been included in khelo India Youth Games, 2021. 
Sanjeev Kumar has been appointed as the chairman of Airports Authority of India. 
Vivek Murthy is the name of Indian- American  Physician Who has been confirmed by the Senate as President Joe Biden’s Sergeon General. 

The Governments has extended the term of Principal Scientific advisor 
K. VijayRaghvan by a year. 
• NV Ramana will be the 48th Chief Justice of India.
•  Indian coast guard ship ‘Vajra’ was commissioned by General Bipin Rawat, chief of Defence staff at kattu palli in Chennai.
• International day for the Eliminating Racial Discrimination is observed on 21 March and it’s theme is ” Youth Standing  Up against Racism”. 
• Well known Hindi writer Professor Sharad Pagare will be conferred with the prestigious Vyas Samman  2020 for his novel ” Patilputra ki samragi”.
ESAF Small Finance Bank has been awarded the “Great Place to Work” certification by the Great Place to Work Institute. 

• “The clock is ticking” theme of World Tuberculosis (TB) day. It is observed on 24 March. 
• Vice President M Venkaya has released the book “Bringing Government and People Closer”. It is authored by M Ramachandran. 
• World Meteorological day is observed on 23 March and it’s theme is ” The Ocean, Our Climate and Weather”.

• China has the strongest military forces in the world while India stands at number four. According to a study  released by defence website military direct USA is on second place.
• Nozomi Okuhara won the all England women’s title by defeating Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong. She’s from Japan.
• Lee Zii Jia has won the all England men’s title by defeating Denmark’s  Viktor Axleson. He is from Malaysia.
• Ganemat Sekhon has won a Skeet medal in the shooting world cup at the Dr. karni Singh Range, Tughlakabad. It was the first ever world cup medal for India in women’s Skeet. 
• Successfull test fired a new version of the  surface to surface Nuclear- capable ballistic missile (Stand off Anti-Tank) “Shaurya”  at the Balasore, off the coast of Odisha.
• SCO announced to conduct ‘pubbi Anti terror 2021’ exercise.
– SCO stands for Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
– ‘Pubbi Anti-Terror 2021’ will be a joint anti terrorism exercise.
– India Pakistan and China will be participat in this exercise. Vladimir Norov is the secretary general.

• Odisha state government launching the radio pathshala program For students upto class 8.
– state government has launched a slum upgradation programme  to make the state slum free in 3 years.
• Italy recently joined the International solar alliance.
• Recently the home government introduced the ‘Delhi national capital territory governance bill 2021’ in the lok sabha for amendment in ‘ Delhi national capital territory government act 1991’.
– According to the bill government in Delhi shall mean the ‘lieutenant Governor’.
– This is to say government in any law made by the legislative assembly shall mean the ‘lieutenant Governor’.
– According to this bill the permission of lieutenant governor will be required before any decision taken by the Delhi cabinet will be implemented.
– According to this bill, the Delhi legislative assembly will not Make any rules regarding the matters of daily Administration of the capital region or in regard to administrative decision.
• 22 March Observed as World Water Day. Its theme is “Valuing Water”.

• comptroller and auditor General of India Girish Chandra Murmu has been re-appointed as the chairman of the panel of external auditors of the United Nations for the year 2021. 
• France launched its first military exercise in space to evaluate its ability to defend its satellites and other defence equipments from an attack. 
• Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya yoginath has inaugurated Racin Dam and ChilliMal Dam. 
• Actress Deepika Padukone has join the list of young Global leaders compiled by the world economic forum.
– forum of young leaders was Founded in 2000 by Klaus schwab, founder and executive of the world economic forum.
– Deepika Padukone is founder of ‘Live Love laugh’ foundation.

• The government has approved the appointment of G P Samanta as Chief Statistician of India cum- secretary ministry of statistics and programme implementation initially for a period of two years. 
• Union minister Anurag Thakur became the first serving MP to be appointed as captain in the Territorial Army. 
• Axis Bank has launched the country’s first Contactless wearable payment device ” Wear N Pay”. 
• RBI has removed prompt corrective action restrictions on IDBI Bank. 
• International day of Forest is observed on 21 March. 
• Union Cabinet has approved the Pradhanmantri Swasthya Surksha Nidhi. 
•Indian Navy conducted third scorpene- conventional diesel electric submarine, INS Karanj into service. It is a part of six submarine being built under project 75 By majhagaon dock limited.

• The India and Uzbekistan joint military exercise ” DUSTLIK II” commenced in Foreign training node Chaubatia  Ranikhet, Uttarakhand.
– This is the second edition of annual bilateral joint exercise of both armies.
– The first edition of the exercise was held at Uzbekistan in November 2019.
• Chess player koneru humpy from Andhra Pradesh has won the BBC Indian sports women of the year award for 2020.
• Google has announced a new commitment to support 1 million rural women entrepreneurs in India as part of its “Women Will” program. 

• Karnataka Vikas Gramin Bank has launched the “Vikas Asha” loan scheme for women. 
• Jammu and Kashmir government has  announced the launch of super 75 scholarship scheme to support the education of meritorious girls belonging to poor families.
– another scheme named Tejaswini under mission youth has been also announced to to provide financial assistance of Rs. 5 lakh to the girls to start business.
• Indian oil Corporation limited and Odisha industrial infrastructure development Corporation signed an agreement to develop Paradip Plastic Park. 

• India will play their inaugural world test championship final against New Zealand at Southampton’s Ageas Bowl Stadium from June 18-22. 
• England’s Tammy Beaumont has adjudged the women’s player of the month.
• Ravichandran Ashwin was today name the ICC men’s player for the month of February.
• Ujjivan small finance bank has announce the launch of a “women’s saving account” named Garima savings account which offers a maximum of 7% rate of interest.

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