Current Affairs | Release Date 2021-03-26 18:19:13
Current Affairs | Release Date 2021-03-26 18:19:13

• The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has initiated the National Biopharmaceutical Mission approved by the Cabinet, with the aim of strengthening emerging biotech companies across India. Industry-Academia Collaborative Mission for Accelerating Discovery Research to Early Development for Biopharmaceuticals – Innovate in India (I3) Empowering biotech entrepreneurs and accelerating inclusive innovation is name of the mission.

• In the Assam parliamentary elections, different political parties claimed to have greatly reduced the poaching of Greater One-Horned Rhino. According to the Assam Forest Department, poaching activities have been reduced by 86% in the past three years. The Greater One-Horned Rhino is one of five different kinds of rhinos. The other four rhinos are: black rhino, white rhino, Javan rhino and Sumatran rhino.

• The European Union, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada imposed sanctions on Chinese officials and entities to violate the human rights of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang Province. Sanctions in the European Union, the United Kingdom and Canada include travel bans and asset freezes. The concerted efforts of Western powers are of great significance.

• Due to the upcoming parliamentary elections, decorative jaapis (field hats), hand-woven gamosas and bell-shaped metal xorais often appear in Assam. It is a conical hat made of bamboo covered with dried tokou (a palm tree found in the upper rainforest of Assam). Today, most shawls in Assam are made by artisans in a village in the Nalbari districts.

• The Mausam Project has now been extended to March 31, 2023. The “Mausam” project is a project of the Ministry of Culture, with the Archaeological Society of India, New Delhi (ASI) as the nodal institution and the Indira Gandhi National Art Center (IGNCA) in New Delhi as its research department.

• Mandi has physical and virtual infrastructure and is based on spokes and hub models. NAFED e-Kisan mandis (NeKM) is an electronic trading platform that works with local Farmer Producer Organisations (FPCx and cooperatives) to have physical infrastructure at each proposed location to integrate with a National Level Digital Marketing Platform. Mandi has physical and virtual infrastructure and is based on spokes and hub models.

• PMFME scheme to adopt the “One District One Product” approach to obtain scale gains from the procurement of inputs, provision of public services and product marketing. Under the Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises Scheme (PM FME Scheme) initiated by the central government, the Ministry of Food Processing Industry (MoFPI) provides financial, technical and business support for upgrading existing micro-food processing.

• The Cabinet was informed of the progress of the National Health Mission (NHM) for 2019-20. Highlights: The Social Awareness and Action for Neutralize Pneumonia Successfully (SAANS) initiative was launched to accelerate the action to reduce the number of deaths from childhood pneumonia.

• Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) signed between Japan and India in the field of water resources was approved by Union Cabinet. The MoC was signed by the Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India and the Water Disaster Management Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism of Japan.

• Alligators gar and red-eared water turtles were found in Lake Neknampur. Alligators are naturally predatory and can wipe out the biodiversity of the entire lake. Red-eared water turtles are aggressive in nature and will kill other water turtles, such as water turtles and skin turtles. There is no control over which fish are taken from the outside and where they are left. They are the opposite of native species.

• India abstained from the vote on Sri Lanka’s human rights record at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). However, after 22 states of the 47 councils voted in favour, the resolution to promote reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka was passed.

• Russia has successfully put 38 satellites from 18 countries into orbit from the Baikonur Astronomical Museum in Kazakhstan. The Russian space agency Roscosmos released a video showing its Soyuz rocket launched under a gray and cloudy sky. The rocket successfully put satellites of countries including Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Italy, Germany and Brazil into orbit.

• The state government of Andhra Pradesh has decided to establish “the first government-operated ambulance network in India” for animals. This decision was made to further promote the state’s livestock and veterinary departments. The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, made this ambulance network one of its main tasks to help rescue animals in trouble and provide them with proper animal care.

• Singhraj defeated Ibragimov(Uzbekistan) and won the highest honor in the P1 men’s 10m air pistol SH1 final. Indian player Singhraj won the gold medal in the Para-Shooting World Cup (2021) held in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates on March 21, 2021. Singolaji defeated Ibragimov(Uzbekistan) with 2.8 points and won the P1’s highest honor men’s 10m air pistol SH1 final. The final score between the shooters is 236.8-234.

• World Meteorological Day 2021 observe on March 23 every year. The anniversary is commemorated by commemorating the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization, which took effect in 1950. This day highlights the importance of the earth’s atmosphere and the behavior of interconnected people. Every March 23 is to commemorate the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization, a specialized agency established by the United Nations.

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