Current Affairs | Release Date 2021-03-04 18:17:27
Current Affairs | Release Date 2021-03-04 18:17:27

• EX Desert FLAG VI is scheduled to be held at Al-Dhafra Air Force Base in the UAE from March 3 to March 27. The Ex Desert Flag is an annual multinational mercenary warfare exercise hosted by the United Arab Emirates Air Force.

• The Central Revenues Control Laboratory (CRCL) is recognized as the Regional Customs Laboratory (RCL) of the World Customs Organization (WCO). CRCL (Central Revenues Control Laboratory) is recognized as the Regional Customs Laboratory (RCL) of the World Customs Organization (WCO) in the Asia-Pacific region. CRCL is considered RCL and has joined select customs laboratories in the region, such as Japan and South Korea.

• Government of India (GoI), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and United Nations’ Better Than Cash Alliance hosted the Merchant Digitization Summit 2021: Towards AatmaNirbhar (Self Reliance) Bharat, with special attention to the Himalayan Region, Northeast Region and the Aspirational Districts of India.

• Union Minister Nitin Gadkari announced that the Nag River pollution reduction project has been approved, costing more than 21.17 billion rupees. The Nag River, which passes through the city of Nagpur, is named after the city and has now become a highly polluted waterway for sewage and industrial waste. The project approved under National River Conservation Plan will be implemented by the National River Conservation Directorate, (NRCD).

• The Cabinet approved a memorandum of understanding on Renewable Energy Cooperation between India and France. The MoU was signed in January 2021. The purpose of the memorandum of understanding is to lay a foundation for promoting bilateral cooperation in the field of new energy and renewable energy on the basis of mutual benefit, equality and reciprocity.

• The Cabinet approved a memorandum of understanding on cooperation between India and Fiji in the fields of Agriculture and related sectors. Highlights: The memorandum of understanding requires the exchange of scientists, experts, technology transfer, infrastructure development for agricultural development, holding workshops and seminars, forming joint ventures, promoting agricultural product marketing and value-added investment, promoting direct agricultural trade, research programs etc.

• The Union Minister will inaugurate India Telecom 2021. Organized by TEPC (Telecom Equipment Export Promotion Council). This is an exclusive international business fair, actually held under the Market Access Initiative scheme (MAI) of the Department of Commerce and supported by the Department of Telecommunications and the Ministry of External Affairs.

• India and Norway agreed to carry out Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) in Lakshadweep and Puducherry. India and Norway have agreed to work together in the field of Marine Space Planning (MSP) in marine space in the next five years. India and Norway have agreed to work together in the field of marine space planning in the next five years.

• A black-browed Blabber (Malacocincla perspicillata) was rediscovered in southeastern Kalimantan (part of Indonesian Borneo). Background: In the 1840s, a mysterious bird was discovered during an expedition to the East Indies. It is called black browed blabber. This species has never been seen in the wild again, and a filled specimen with bright yellow glass eyes is the only evidence of its existence.

• Axis Bank launched WhatsApp Banking on March 3, 2021 to help and meet the banking needs of its customers. WhatsApp Banking will help customers use the bank anywhere in the chat application, at any time. Know about WhatsApp Banking. In order to use WhatsApp banking services, customers must initiate a chat with the designated Axis Bank number and ask for detailed information.

• The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) – India will commemorate the “Chabahar Day” on March 4, 2021, before the 2021 Indian Maritime Summit to be held in Delhi from March 2 to March 4. The virtual event will witness the participation of ministers from various countries which includes Afghanistan, Iran, Armenia, Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

• The 78th Golden Globe Awards Ceremony will be held on February 28, 2021 in virtual and offline formats. The award ceremony was filmed in Los Angeles and New York City. Therefore, the award ceremony was co-hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey for the fourth time.

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