Current Affairs | Release Date 2021-03-09 18:21:50
Current Affairs | Release Date 2021-03-09 18:21:50

• March 5 is designated as the birth anniversary of Biju Patnaik. People remember him as a freedom fighter, Indian politician, aviator and businessman. Bijayananda Patnaik was born on March 5, 1916, he is popularly known as Biju Patnaik. He is an ace pilot and joined the Royal Indian Air Force in 1936. He was the Chief Minister of Odisha twice. In 1942, Patnaik started his career as a freedom fighter.

• In the “Pench Tiger Reserve of Maharashtra” (PTR), a female “man-eater” cub Avni was released into the wild. It is located in the Nagpur district of Maharashtra and is named after the original Pench River. PTR is the common pride of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. In 1975, the government of Maharashtra declared it a National Park and awarded it the name of a tiger reserve in 1998-1999.

• The Ridge Management Board authorized by the Supreme Court has decided to form an expert committee to study the proposal to dump inert (non-reactive) waste in the mines of the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary (Delhi). Inert wastes are neither biologically nor chemically reactive, and inert wastes will not decompose or decompose very slowly.

• Recently, Ease of Living Index (EoLI) 2020 was released. Ministry: Ministry of Housing and Urban. It aims to measure the well-being of Indian citizens in 111 cities under the pillars of Quality of Life, Economic capacity and Sustainability. “Ease of Living Index (EoLI) 2020” also added a “Citizen Perception Survey” to the index, with a weight of 30%.

• The 2021 Indian Scientific Research Fellowship (ISRF) was announced. 40 scholars from six countries have won the 2021 Indian Scientific Research Scholarship (ISRF). 40 scholars will now have the opportunity to conduct research in Indian institutes and universities. The scholars are selected based on research plans, experience, academic achievements and publication records, and recommended to receive ISRF 2021 awards.

• The Union Health Minister announces the establishment of Techbharat in 2021. This is an e-conference center that brings together stakeholders from the HealthTech and Edutech departments. This is the second e-conference organized by Laghu Udyog Bharati and the IMS Foundation.

• DRDO conducted a successful flight test of the Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet. The Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet is a missile propulsion technology jointly developed by India and Russia. DRDO successfully conducted a flight demonstration of SFDR technology from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, on the coast of Odisha.

• 6th National Conference on Economics of Competition Law was organised by Competition Commission of India (CCI). The purpose of the conference is to stimulate research and debate on contemporary issues in the field of economics of competition law; to better understand competition issues related to the situation in India; and to draw inferences about the implementation of competition law in India.

• Prime Ministers of Sweden and India held a summit virtually to discuss bilateral issues and other regional and multilateral issues of mutual interest. The leaders of both countries emphasized that the long-term close relationship between India and Sweden is based on the common values of democracy, rule of law, pluralism, equality, freedom of speech and respect for human rights.

• Pochampally Ikkat has been granted Geographical Indiaction (GI) Status. Pochampally Ikkat: Pochampally Ikat or resist dyeing involves a sequence of tying and dyeing the bundled yarn parts into a predetermined color scheme before weaving. During the Nizam era, they were exported to Myanmar (Burma), West Asia and East Africa, where they are called Asian rumors. The word “Ikat” is derived from the Malay-Indonesian mangikat, which means to bind, tie or entangle.

• The Kadapa police have arrested an international Red Sanders smuggler from Chennai and seized logs worth about Rs 1 crore. Red Sanders (Pterocarpus santalinus) is known for its rich tones and healing properties. The tree is endemic in several areas of Andhra Pradesh and certain areas of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

• Municipal Performance Index 2020 has been released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA). The 2020 Municipal Performance Index (MPI): MPI reviewed the sectoral performance of 111 cities in five verticals (Delhi was evaluated by NDMC and three municipal companies). These verticals consist of 20 industries and a total of 100 indicators.

• Madhya Pradesh has introduced night safari tours in three national parks in Madhya Pradesh on March 4, 2021. With the introduction of night safaris in the three national parks of Madhya Pradesh, wildlife lovers can now experience majestic animals at night. The three parks include Bandhavgarh National Park, Kanha National Park and Pench National Park.

• The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released the “Food Waste Index Report 2021”. According to the UNEP report, an estimated 931 million tons of food was wasted worldwide in 2019. The agency also emphasized that this amount of wasted food may cause the earth to orbit the earth 7 times. The index report is published by UNEP in cooperation with partner organization WRAP.

• International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day that celebrates women’s social, economic, cultural and political achievements. This day also marked a call for action to accelerate gender equality.

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