Current Affairs | Release Date 2021-03-05 18:23:22
Current Affairs | Release Date 2021-03-05 18:23:22

• Researchers from India and the United States have discovered five new species of bush frogs. These frog species were discovered from the Western Ghats, which is a globally recognized biodiversity hotspot. Five species of frogs belong to the old-world tree frog family (Rhacophoridae). These species were discovered by researchers belongs to the Kerala Forest Research Institute, the University of Delhi and the University of Minnesota.

• Indian boxer Mary Kom was appointed as the Chairman of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Champion and Veterans Committee on March 3, 2021. AIBA Chairman Umar Kremlev said that he believes Mary Kom will make a significant contribution to the success of the committee with his wealth of knowledge and experience.

• The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) declared 2023 the “International Year of Millets.” It was announced that this year’s resolution was proposed by India. The resolution was passed by consensus and was supported by more than 70 of the 193 countries.

• Central Government signs $304 million pact with AIIB for power transmission network in Assam. The funds will be used for the “Assam Intra-State Transmission System Enhancement Project”, which aims to improve the reliability, capacity and safety of the state’s power transmission network. Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: The AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank) is a multilateral development bank.

• The All India Football Federation announced that Odisha will host the Indian Women’s League (IWL). However, the date will be announced at a later stage. In the ongoing Covid-19 case, Indian football has been trying to restart field sports. The game starts from the I-League qualifiers. Followed by the Indian Super League (ISL) and I League. The two leagues, ISL and I-League, are currently in competition.

• Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat won the women’s 53kg gold medal. She won a medal at the 24th Ukrainian Outstanding Wrestler and Coach Memorial in Kiev, Ukraine. As a result, Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat defeated Vanesa Kaladzinskaya, ranked seventh in the world from Belarus, in the final. This is a fight for the gold medal.

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