Current Affairs | Release Date 2021-03-07 17:59:04
Current Affairs | Release Date 2021-03-07 17:59:04

• 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. Tirumurti, the Permanent Ambassador of India to the United States, shared the news.

• The Supreme Court has filed a writ petition requesting the appointment of a regular Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The Director of CBI was appointed in accordance with Article 4A of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act of 1946. The Director of the CBI has obtained a two-year term guarantee under the 2003 CVC Act.

• According to the latest country readiness index of the “Technology and Innovation Report 2021”, India is the largest “overperform country” in frontier technologies, which is better than the country’s per capita GDP implies. The report was issued by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The report examines the possibilities of frontier technology to expand existing inequalities and create new inequalities.

• The meeting was held before the Prime Minister of India planned to visit Bangladesh in March 2021. Previously, the 122-member Bangladesh Armed Forces participated in the 72nd “Republic Day” military parade to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1971 India-Pakistan War, which led to the liberation of Bangladesh.

• Under the PRASHAD Scheme, the foundation stone was laid for the “Development of Maa Bamleshwari Devi Temple in Dongargarh, Chhattisgarh” Ministry of Tourism. This is a Central Sector Scheme. Ministry of Tourism 2014-15. Comprehensive development of identified pilgrimage and heritage destinations

• Union Minister launches CSIR Floriculture Mission. Under this mission, the available knowledge base in the CSIR Institute will be used and utilized to help Indian farmers and industries reposition themselves to meet import requirements. The mission has been approved for execution in 21 States and Union Territories.

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