Important Current Affairs One Liners - January-March 2021

Important Current Affairs One Liner – January-March 2021

Dear aspirants, we have compiled some of the important current affairs headlines in the form of important oneliners for the month January to March 2021, which may help you all in quick revision, ahead of any entrance exam.

Important Current Affairs One Liner – January-March 2021

  1. India’s first pollinator park has been developed at Haldwani in Nainital, of the state of Uttarakhand.
  2. The Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ laid the foundation stone of ‘TiHAN-IIT Hyderabad’, through virtual mode at IIT Hyderabad.. It is India’s first Testbed for Autonomous Navigation Systems (Terrestrial and Aerial). TiHAN stands for Technology Innovation Hub on Autonomous Navigation Systems (TiHAN).
  3. The Indian Navy successfully conducted the maiden test trial of ‘SAHAYAK-NG’, off the coast of Goa on 30 December 2020. SAHAYAK-NG is India’s first indigenously designed and developed Air Dropped Container
  4. Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation, Pune has recently signed an MoU with UNDP India to co-create India’s first Social Impact Bond (SIB).
  5. ISRO Chairman K Sivan gets one year extension up to January 14, 2022.
  6. Pt Satish Vyas conferred with prestigious Tansen Samman for 2020 by MP Government
  7. The International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA), based in Gandhinagar in Gujarat, has become an Associate Member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO): Headquarter – Madrid, Spain.
  8. Suneet Sharma has been appointed as the new Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Railway Board, Ministry of Railways and ex-officio Principal Secretary to Government of India
  9. Soma Mondal has taken over as  the new Chairman of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL). She is the first-ever women-head of the body and replaces Anil Kumar Chaudhary
  10. ADB & India sign $231 million loan to enhance power generation capacity in Assam
  11. ADB & India sign $10 million loan to support project preparation to expand horticulture in Himachal Pradesh
  12. Reserve Bank of India has launched a Digital Payments Index (DPI) to capture the extent of digitization of digital/electronic payments across the country. It has 5 broad parameters and base period for RBI-DPI is March 2018
  13. BEL and Indian Navy inks pact for initial supply of indigenously developed Laser Dazzlers
  14. India has been chosen as the co-chair of the IUCN-supported Asia Protected Areas Partnership (APAP) for a period of three years till November 2023.
  15. The Union Government has appointed Umesh Sinha as the deputy election commissioner in the Election Commission of India.
  16. PM Modi inaugurates National Metrology Conclave 2021 organised by CSIR to mark its 75th year of inception. Theme: ‘Metrology for the Inclusive Growth of the Nation’.
  17. U.S. Congress passes ‘Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act’ for Pakistani women
  18. ADB approves $100 million loan to upgrade power distribution system in Bengaluru
  19. Bajaj Auto, has become the most valuable two-wheeler company in the world, after it crossed a market capitalization of more than Rs. 1 lakh crore, on January 01, 2021. Headquarter of Bajaj Auto is based in Pune, Maharashtra.
  20. Justice Pankaj Mithal sworn in as new Chief Justice of J&K and Ladakh High Court
  21. Indian Army inks pact with Goa Shipyard to get 12 fast patrol boats for Pangong Tso lake in Ladakh
  22. The World Braille Day, is observed every year on January 4, to commemorate the birth anniversary of Louis Braille, the inventor of Braille.
  23. Toycathon-2021 and Toycathon Portal jointly launched by Union Education Minister and Union Minister WCD
  24. 40th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica flagged off from Mormugao Port, Goa
  25. Madhya Pradesh Government launches ‘Launch Pad Scheme’ to make youth self-reliant
  26. Argentina filmmaker Pablo Cesar heads the International Jury for 51st IFFI
  27. Centre constitutes high-level group for South Asia energy security; Head – Ram Vinay Shahi 
  28. World Bank approves $105 million loan to improve Waterways in West Bengal
  29. Sanjay Kapoor Elected as New President of All India Chess Federation
  30. Ashish Pethe appointed as new Chairman of All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC)
  31. India and Israel successfully tested a Medium-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM) defence system.
  32. Japan plans to launch world’s first wood-based satellite by 2023 to reduce space debris
  33. RBI introduces 20 digit Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) for NEFT, RTGS transactions above Rs 50 crore
  34. Shivalik Bank becomes India’s first urban co-operative bank to transition to SFB
  35. World Bank Projects Indian Economy to Contract By 9.6% in 2020-21; global economy to expand by 4% in 2021
  36. India and NDB signs USD 646 million loan agreement to upgrade road network in Andhra Pradesh
  37. World Cup winning hockey player Michael Kindo passes away at 73
  38. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation the 306 km long New Rewari – New Madar Section of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC), situated in Haryana and Rajasthan. 
  39. Karnataka Government launches Krishi Sanjeevani Vans to test soil, water & suggest remedies for pest control
  40. Centre plans to form committee, headed by MoS for Home G Kishan Reddy, to protect language, culture & land of Ladakh
  41. RBI sets up College of Supervisors (Cos) chaired by former deputy governor N S Viswanathan to strengthen supervision
  42. National Statistical Office (NSO) Projects India’s GDP to contract 7.7% in FY21
  43. PNB Collaborates with IIT Kanpur to set up Fintech Innovation Centre
  44. IDFC Mutual Fund unveils new investor awareness campaign #PaisonKoRokoMat
  45. Google Could India Chief Karan Bajwa elevated to lead Asia Pacific division
  46. Hima Kohli Appointed as First Woman Chief Justice of Telangana High Court
  47. Oldest living first-class cricketer, Alan Burgess, of New Zealand and World War II veteran, passes away at 100
  48. Pakistan Successfully Test Fires Indigenously Developed Rocket System, Fatah-1
  49. Indian-American Raj Iyer takes charge as US Army’s first Chief Information Officer
  50. Australian umpire Claire Polosak becomes first-ever female to officiate Men’s Test Match when she took over the role of fourth umpire in the third Test between India and Australia in Sydney.
  51. RBI officer R. Giridharan authors debut novel ‘Right Under our Nose’
  52. To commemorate the 125th Birth Anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, a High Level Committee (HLC) has been constituted. This HLC will be headed by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to decide about the various activities for a one year long commemoration, which shall begin from 23 January 2021.
  53. Jammu & Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, launched Mobile Application ‘Satark Nagrik’ and Departmental Vigilance Officers (DVO) Portal of J&K Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB)
  54. IREDA inks MoU with NHPC to provide technical expertise in green energy projects for 5 years
  55. Faustin-Archange Touadera Re-elected as President of Central African Republic
  56. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) 2021: 09 January. The theme of 16th PBD Convention 2021 is “Contributing to Aatmanirbhar Bharat”.
  57. Former Gujarat Chief Minister & Congress Leader Madhavsinh Solanki passes away at 94
  58. Coffee table book, “Modi India Calling-2021”, Chronicling PM Modi’s Foreign Tours Released
  59. Bangladesh has been chosen as the ‘Country in Focus’ for the 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI).
  60. The Government of Japan has committed Official Development Assistance loan of 30 billion Japanese Yen (approx Rs 2,113 crore) for a programme loan to support India’s COVID-19 relief efforts.
  61. Jay Shah has been named as the official representative of  Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Board meetings.
  62. Centre forms empowered panel under former TRAI chief RS Sharma, for administration of Covid-19 vaccine
  63. The second edition of the biennial pan-India coastal defence exercise ‘Sea Vigil-21’ has been organised on 12-13 January 2021
  64. France hosts 4th One Planet Summit in cooperation with UN and World Bank. The theme of the Summit was “Let’s act together for nature!”
  65. India Ranks 85 among 110 nations in Henley Passport Index 2021, released by International Air Transport Association (IATA); Japan Tops
  66. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cancelled the licence of Vasantdada Nagari Sahakari Bank Ltd [headquarter -Osmanabad, Maharashtra]
  67. Book titled “The Population Myth: Islam, Family Planning and Politics in India”, authored by former CEC ‘S Y Quraishi’ hits stand on February 15
  68. The Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik virtually inaugurated a first of its kind ‘Fire Park’, at Odisha Fire and Disaster Academy in Bhubaneswar, to educate and bring awareness on basic fire safety measures among the people, particularly the students.
  69. IRDAI Constitutes Panel of Experts, under Subhash Chandra Khuntia, to examine availability of health insurance products
  70. RBI forms six-member working group to regulate digital lending frauds; Head- Jayant Kumar Dash, Executive Director, RBI 
  71. Najma Heptulla Releases book titled Making of a General-A Himalayan Echo authored by (Retd) Lt General Konsam Himalay Singh
  72. Indian Army inks $20 mn contract with ideaForge to buy SWITCH drones
  73. Elon Musk-owned Tesla Inc. sets up first India entity in Bengaluru
  74. Sadyr Japarov wins Kyrgyzstan’s Presidential Election with Landslide Votes
  75. Dushyant Dave Resigns as SC Bar Association (SCBA) President
  76. Centre launches Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0 in 600 districts at an outlay of Rs 948.90 crore
  77. Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh launches India’s First Indigenously Designed & Developed Driverless Metro Car, manufactured at BEML Bangaluru manufacturing facility, for Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).
  78. DRDO Develops India’s first Indigenously-Developed 9mm Machine Pistol ‘Asmi’
  79. Petroleum Ministry launches ‘SAKSHAM’ campaign to spread awareness about ‘Green and Clean Energy’
  80. Yes Bank Joins Hand with Aditya Birla Financial Services to launch wellness-themed credit cards
  81. Human Rights Council Elects Fiji’s Nazhat Shameem Khan as its President for 2021
  82. Kerala launches ‘One School, One IAS’ Program to impart UPSC Civil Services free coaching for economically weak students
  83. 13-day Khelo India Zanskar Winter Sport & Youth festival 2021 begins in Ladakh
  84. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan chairs 148th session of WHO Executive Board
  85. Yoweri Museveni wins sixth term as Uganda’s President
  86. Carolina Marin & Viktor Axelsen Clinch Singles Titles in Yonex Thailand Open badminton tournament 2021
  87. The Government of India has decided to celebrate the birthday of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, that falls on January 23 as ‘Parakram Diwas’ from now on every year.
  88. PM Narendra Modi appointed as Chairman of Gujarat’s Somnath Temple Trust
  89. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar inaugurates state’s first Bird Festival ‘Kalrav’ at Nagi-Nakti bird sanctuary 
  90. India’s first Labour Movement Museum to be set up in Kerala
  91. India to procure 21 MiG-29 and 12 Sukhoi-30MKI fighter aircraft from Russia
  92. RBL Bank board approves re-appointment of Vishwavir Ahuja as MD and CEO
  93. The Government of Maharashtra has renamed Gorewada International Zoo in Nagpur as ”Balasaheb Thackeray Gorewada International Zoological Park”
  94. NITI Aayog released the second edition of the India Innovation Index on 20 January 2021, along with the Institute for Competitiveness.
    1. In the ‘Major States’ category, Karnataka occupied the top position, followed by Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu respectively.
    2. In UT and city states category, Delhi topped followed by Chandigarh.
    3. Under the ‘North-Eastern/Hill States’ category, Himachal Pradesh emerged as the top state.
  95. DRDO Develops Special Motor Bike Ambulance ‘Rakshita’ for CRPF
  96. Flt. Lt. Bhawana Kanth to become the first Woman Fighter Pilot to take part in Republic Day Parade
  97. 15th India Digital Summit 2021 held virtually.The theme of the 2021 Summit was ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat – Start of New Decade’ 
  98. ICICI Bank launches ‘InstaFX’ mobile app to help customers obtain Forex Prepaid Card swiftly
  99. Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju assigned additional charge of Ministry of AYUSH
  100. Goa CM Pramod Sawant releases book ‘Manohar Parrikar – Off The Record’, by author Shri Waman Subha Prabhu
  101. Cabinet approves 5,282-cr investment for 850 MW Ratle project on Chenab river
  102. Indian Railways Renames Howrah-Kalka Mail as Netaji Express 
  103. Indo-French Air Exercise ‘Ex-Desert Knight 21’ Begins in Jodhpur
  104. Axis Bank launches Aura Credit Card with health, wellness benefits
  105. Joe Biden takes oath as 46th US President while Kamala Harris as 49th Vice President
  106. Siddhartha Mohanty set to take over as Managing Director of LIC w.e.f Feb 1, 2021
  107. Former Arunachal Pradesh Governor Mata Prasad passes away at 95
  108. RBI Retains SBI, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank as Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs)
  109. DRDO Successfully Test Flights indigenously developed Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW) 
  110. Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) to conduct joint military exercise ‘Kavach’ in Andaman Sea & Bay of Bengal
  111. Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurates new 4-lane Thaltej-Shilaj-Rancharda railway overbridge in Ahmedabad
  112. India’s longest Road Arch Bridge inaugurated in Meghalaya
  113. Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda Virtually Launches “Shramshakti” Portal for Migrant Workers
  114. Karnataka CM Yediyurappa launches Avalokana Software
  115. World Economic Forum Releases 16th Global Risks Report in partnership with Marsh McLennan, SK Group and Zurich Insurance Group
  116. Popular Bhajan Singer, Narendra Chanchal, passes away at 80
  117. 32 Children Awarded Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2021
  118. The Border Security Force (BSF) has launched “Operation Sard Hawa” on the western international border of Rajasthan.
  119. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched the ‘Udyam Sarathi App’ on the occasion of the 71st Foundation Day of the state, on 24 January 2021.
  120. Mongolian Prime Minister Khurelsukh Ukhnaa & his Government Resigns
  121. Indo-Tibetan Border Police wins IHAI National Ice Hockey Championship 2021 in Gulmarg
  122. UP becomes first Indian State to have 2 Expressway airstrips for landing & take-off of fighter planes
  123. Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan launches ‘PANKH Abhiyan’ for Girl Child
  124. SpaceX breaks ISRO’s Record by launching 143 Satellites in a single mission
  125. India Ranks 7th in Global Climate Risk Index 2021 of Germanwatch; Mozambique Tops
  126. China surpasses United States as largest recipient of FDI: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  127. Joint Tri-service Exercise AMPHEX – 21 held in Andaman & Nicobar
  128. Portugal President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa wins second term
  129. DRDO Conducts Successful Maiden Test Launch of Surface-to-Air Akash-NG Missile
  130. Rajendra Kumar Bhandari and SEEDS wins Subhash Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2021
  131. J K Shivan appointed as MD & CEO of  Dhanlaxmi Bank
  132. Ram Temple tableau of Uttar Pradesh on Republic Day wins first prize
  133. India pledges $150,000 for UN Peacebuilding Fund for 2021
  134. India Secures 86th Rank in Corruption Perception Index 2020; New Zealand and Denmark tops: Transparency International 
  135. India Ranks 86 among 98 Countries in Lowy Institute’s Covid-19 Response Index, New Zealand Tops List
  136. TCS ranks third most valued IT services brand globally; IBM leads: Brand Finance
  137. Lt Gen Chandi Prasad Mohanty appointed as new Army Vice-Chief, succeeding Lt Gen SK Saini
  138. Kaja Kallas sworn in as first woman Prime Minister of Estonia
  139. Centre approves ‘Start-up India Seed Fund Scheme’ (SISFS). Total Corpus: Rs 945 crore;Validity: Five years (2021-25);The scheme will become operational from April 1, 2021. The scheme will be implemented by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DIIT).
  140. Prakash Javadekar  Launches 2021 as Indo-French Year of the Environment
  141. Prime Minister of Italy Giuseppe Conte resigns
  142. India pays homage to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi to mark his death anniversary on January 30. The day is also observed as Martyrs’ Day. 2021 marked his 73rd death anniversary.
  143. India’s First ‘Gender Park’ to be inaugurated in Kozhikode, Kerala
  144. India ranks 10th in EIU’s Asia-Pacific Personalised Health Index; Singapore tops
  145. R S Sharma appointed as new CEO of Ayushman Bharat Scheme, replacing Indu Bhushan
  146. BCCI Secretary Jay Shah takes over as President of Asian Cricket Council (ACC)
  147. BCCI cancels Ranji Trophy 2020-21 for first time in 87 years
  148. 1995 Nobel Chemistry Prize Winner Paul Crutzen passes away at 87
  149. The Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani inaugurated the 8th India International Silk Fair on Virtual Portal 
  150. The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) is celebrating its 45th Raising Day on 01 February 2021.
  151. Maharashtra tops 2nd India Justice Report for delivering justice to people
  152. Facebook Hires Henry Moniz as its First Chief Compliance Officer
  153. Rama Mohan Rao Amara appointed MD and CEO of SBI Card
  154. Dinesh Karthik led Tamil Nadu Beat Baroda to claim Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy
  155. India top medals tally with 11 medals at first Asian Online Shooting Championship
  156. India gets its first Centre for Wetland Conservation and Management in Chennai
  157. UN World Tourism Organization Confirms 2020 as “Worst Year on Record”
  158. Indian-Origin Bhavya Lal appointed as Acting Chief of Staff of NASA
  159. Dalai Lama pens new book ‘The Little Book of Encouragement’ 
  160. Former pacer Merv Hughes inducted into Australian Cricket Hall of Fame
  161. ‘Atmanirbharta’ named Oxford Hindi word of 2020
  162. India’s First Amputee Clinic Launched In Chandigarh
  163. Chiefs of Air Staff (CAS) Conclave Organised at Bengaluru
  164. India to emerge as second most resilient economy in 2021; Germany tops: PHDCCI Report
  165. Andy Jassy set to replace Jeff Bezos as Amazon CEO in July 2021
  166. Bengal fast bowler Ashoke Dinda Announces Retirement From All Forms Of Cricket
  167. PM Modi Inaugurates Chauri Chaura Centenary Celebrations
  168. Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh inaugurates 13th Aero India 2021 
  169. Kashmir-based Ayesha Aziz becomes India’s Youngest Female Pilot at 25
  170. India slips two positions to rank 53rd in EIU’s Democracy Index, Norway Tops
  171. Reliance sources world’s first ‘carbon-neutral’ oil from United States
  172. Centre Appoints Praveen Sinha as interim Director of CBI
  173. Ajay Singh re-elected Boxing Federation of India President
  174. S.N. Subrahmanyan appointed as Chairman of the National Safety Council
  175. RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 4%
    1. Policy Repo Rate- 4.00%
    2. Reverse Repo Rate- 3.35%
    3. Marginal Standing Facility Rate- 4.25%
    4. Bank Rate- 4.25%
    5. CRR- 3%
    6. SLR- 18.00%
    7. GDP growth rate of India at 10.5 percent in 2021-22 (FY22)
  176. Andaman and Nicobar Islands becomes first Union Territory to become corona free
  177. World’s First ‘Energy Island’ to be built by Denmark in North Sea
  178. Aero India 2021 Concludes; 201 MoUs Signed
  179. Paypal to shut domestic payments service in India from April 1
  180. HAL to develop world’s first high-altitude pseudo satellite that can fly unmanned for upto 3 months
  181. South Korea to Build World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm
  182. NASA Selects SpaceX to launch its SPHEREx Mission
  183. Square Kilometre Array Observatory formed to set up World’s Largest Radio Telescope
  184. Federal Bank launches ‘FedFirst’ savings account scheme for children
  185. Google Cloud appoints Bikram Singh Bedi as Managing Director for India business
  186. Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala set to become first female Chief of WTO
  187. Michael Bloomberg Re-Appointed as United Nations Climate Envoy
  188. President Ramnath Kovind Inaugurates Museum Dedicated to General KS Thimayya in Karnataka
  189. Uttar Pradesh Government announces unique 16-digit Unicode to identify landholdings
  190. State-run ONGC to establish India’s first geothermal field development project in Ladakh
  191. Ministry of Defence inks pact with BEL to procure ship-borne modern radio system
  192. 16th edition of India-US joint military exercise ‘Yudh Abhyas 20’ commences at Bikaner in Rajasthan
  193. Rishabh Pant and Shabnim Ismail wins inaugural ICC Player of the Month January 2021
  194. Steve Smith claims Allan Border Medal for third time in his career; Beth Mooney bags her maiden Belinda Clarke Award
  195. India Tennis Legend and Davis Cup Coach Akhtar Ali passes away at 81
  196. India’s First Thunderstorm Research Testbed to be established at Balasore in Odisha
  197. CRPF inducts first-ever 34 All-Women Commandos Into Elite Anti-Naxal CoBRA Unit
  198. FSSAI caps trans fatty acids to 2% in food products from January 2022
  199. 14th International Children’s Film Festival concludes in Bangladesh
  200. India and Afghanistan Inks MoU for the construction of the Lalandar “Shatoot” Dam in Afghanistan
  201. PM Modi inaugurates World Sustainable Development Summit 2021 organised by TERI
  202. Vijayanagara officially declared as 31st District of Karnataka
  203. Australia’s Robert Irwin wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021
  204. M. Hamid Ansari Pens his memoir ‘By Many a Happy Accident: Recollections of a Life’
  205. Book titled ‘Platform Scale: For a Post-Pandemic World’ written by Sangeet Paul Choudary 
  206. ‘Hope’ probe of UAE successfully enters Mars orbit
  207. RBI Organises Financial Literacy Week from February 8-12, 2021
  208. New Development Bank Commits $100 million in NIIF Fund of Funds
  209. Manasa Varanasi of Telangana crowned VLCC Femina Miss India World 2020
  210. Tamil Movie “Koozhangal” Wins Tiger Award at Rotterdam International Film Festival 2021
  211. PM Modi addresses ‘Samarpan Diwas’ to commemorate contributions of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya
  212. 10th Annual Convention of Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India Begins at Statue of Unity in Gujarat
  213. Pakistan Army successfully test-fires surface-to-surface Babur cruise missile
  214. World Bank Signs $100 million Project to Support Nutrition-Supportive Agriculture in Tribal-Dominated Areas of Chhattisgarh
  215. Exim Bank to provide USD 400 mn funding for Greater Male Connectivity Project in Maldives
  216. Jual Oram Launches Book title ‘Turn Around India: 2020- Surmounting Past Legacy’, written by RP Gupta 
  217. Skills Development Ministry launches Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship in partnership with IIMs
  218. ‘Covid Warrior Memorial’ to be established at Biju Patnaik Park in Bhubaneswar
  219. United States-Russia Extends New START Arms Reduction Treaty for Five Years
  220. Tata Motors appoints Marc Llistosella as new CEO & MD
  221. Mario Draghi Sworn in as Prime Minister of Italy
  222. Priyanka Chopra Jonas pens memoir titled ‘Unfinished’
  223. Famous Mandu Festival Begins in Madhya Pradesh
  224. MapmyIndia joins hand with ISRO to build ‘Bhuvan’, an alternative to Google Maps
  225. RBI constitues eight-member expert panel for strenthening Urban Co-operative Banks; Chairperson: RBI  Deputy Governor N. S. Vishwanathan.
  226. Meghna Pant Pens her new novel ‘The Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Good News’
  227. Indian-origin Preeti Sinha appointed to head United Nations Capital Development Fund
  228. Wicket-keeper batsman Naman Ojha announces retirement from all forms of cricket
  229. Thaawarchand Gehlot Releases Third Edition of Indian Sign Language Dictionary with 10,000 Terms
  230. Kiran Bedi Removed As Puducherry Lt Governor
  231. ICICI Lombard partners with Flipkart to offer ‘Hospicash’ insurance
  232. Kings XI Punjab renamed as Punjab Kings ahead of IPL auction
  233. Vivo is back as title sponsor for Indian Premier League 2021 Season
  234. Former South African Skipper Faf du Plessis retires from Test cricket
  235. Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia resigns
  236. Hyderabad Recognised as ‘2020 Tree City of the World’ by FAO
  237. Indian Navy Ship Pralaya Participates in NAVDEX 21 and IDEX 21 in Abu Dhabi, UAE
  238. Bhim Army Chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad & 5 Indian-origin persons named in TIME’s 100 Emerging Leaders List
  239. Ajai Malhotra becomes first Indian Chairperson of the Advisory Committee of the UN Human Rights Council
  240. South Africa’s Chris Morris becomes ‘most expensive player’ in IPL auction history
  241. Manika Batra Wins her Second Women’s Singles Title at 82nd National Table Tennis Championship
  242. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar inaugurates Atal Paryavaran Bhavan in Lakshadweep
  243. Indian Oil signs pact with Greenstat Norway for setting up of Centre of Excellence for Hydrogen
  244. Indian And Indonesian Navies Conduct PASSEX Exercise In Arabian Sea
  245. Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka wins Australian Open 2021 Tennis Championship
  246. Sri Lanka Fast Bowler Dhammika Prasad quits international cricket
  247. Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy Resigns
  248. Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh inaugurates DRDO Skill Development Centre for Fire Safety Training at Pilkhuwa in Uttar Pradesh
  249. L&T Delivers 100th & Final K-9 Vajra Howitzer to Indian Army
  250. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu Releases ‘Maverick Messiah’, the Biography of former Andhra Pradesh CM ‘NTR’
  251. 47th Khajuraho Dance Festival Begins in Madhya Pradesh
  252. Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan Renames Hoshangabad as Narmadapuram
  253. 21-year-old Jasmine Harrison from UK becomes youngest woman to row solo across Atlantic Ocean
  254. Sushant Singh Rajput posthumously honoured at Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival with Critic’s Best Actor Award
  255. India and World Bank inks $68 Million Project to Improve Quality of India’s Education in Nagaland
  256. Karnataka to Host Second Khelo India University Games (KIUG) 2021
  257. Former TRAI Chairman Rahul Khullar passes away
  258. President Ramnath Kovind inaugurates World’s Largest Cricket Stadium at Motera in Ahmedabad; Renamed as ‘Narendra Modi Stadium’
  259. Kushinagar Airport in Uttar Pradesh Gets International Airport Licence from DGCA
  260. India and AIIB signs $304 million pact for improving power transmission network in Assam
  261. India’s Anjali Bharadwaj among 12 people named by Biden administration for newly-instituted Anti-corruption Award
  262. Indigenously Developed Indian Coast Guard Interceptor Boat ‘C-453’ Commissioned at Chennai
  263. India’s First Digital University set up in Kerala
  264. Kabir Bedi’s memoir titled ‘Stories I Must Tell’ to be released in April 2021
  265. Dushyant Chautala re-elected as President of  Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI)
  266. Indian Railways reactivates ‘UTS ON MOBILE App’ facility
  267. Irakli Garibashvili Sworn in as Prime Minister of Georgia 
  268. Shantanu Mitra appointed CEO and MD of Fullerton India Credit Company
  269. OLX Autos Ropes in Gautam Thakar as Global CEO
  270. Papua New Guinea’s first Prime Minister, Michael Somare, passes away at 84
  271. State Bank of India joins ‘Liink’ blockchain-based payment network of JPMorgan
  272. AU Small Finance Bank Appoints Sharad Goklani as new President & CTO
  273. Russian supermodel ‘Supernova’ Natalia Vodianova roped in as UNFPA goodwill ambassador
  274. ISRO Launches Brazil’s Amazonia-1 and 18 Co-Passenger Smallsats onboard PSLV-C51
  275. 45th Civil Accounts Day celebrated on 01 March 2021
  276. Russia launches first Arctic-monitoring Satellite ‘Arktika-M’ 
  277. PM Modi to receive CERAWeek Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award 
  278. Fino Payments Bank is now Scheduled Commercial Bank
  279. Golden Globe Awards 2021
  280. Book Titled ‘Advantage India: The Story of Indian Tennis’ by Anindya Dutta
  281. Vinesh Phogat beats former World Champion Vanesa Kaladzinskaya to win gold in Ukraine wrestling event in 53-kg category
  282. Odisha to host Indian Women’s League (IWL) 2020-21
  283. Indian Air Force to Participate in EX Desert FLAG VI at Al-Dhafra airbase, UAE.
  284. IAF Participates in 70th Anniversary Celebrations of Sri Lanka Air Force
  285. Government amends Insurance Ombudsman Rules, 2017
  286. Indigenously designed and developed ‘Made in India’ Spectrograph, commissioned on Devasthal Optical Telescope in Nainital
  287. Elon Musk Tops Hurun Global Rich List 2021; Ambani Ranks 8th
  288. Matam Venkata Rao takes charge as MD & CEO of Central Bank of India
  289. IPS Officer Kuldiep Singh given additional charge as Director General of CRPF
  290. Indian Shuttlers Varun & Malvika Clinches 2021 Uganda International Titles
  291. India inks pact with Philippines for sale of ‘defence equipment’ including BrahMos
  292. MIT-USA Retains Top Spot in QS World University Rankings 2021; IIT Bombay top Indian Institute placed at 172
  293. Bengaluru & Shimla adjudged best cities among 111 cities in Ease of Living Index 2020
  294. Mary Kom appointed chairperson of AIBA’s champions and veterans committee
  295. Australia plans to build world’s first platypus sanctuary to promote breeding and rehabilitation
  296. NPCI Partners SBI Payments to launch “RuPay SoftPoS” for Merchants
  297. Second Edition of Khelo India Winter Games Concludes as J&K Tops Medal Tally
  298. 259-member high-level National Committee headed by Prime Minister constituted to commemorate 75 years of India’s Independence
  299. Ramesh Pokhriyal Inaugurates New Delhi World Book Fair 2021-Virtual Edition
  300. Economic Affairs Secretary Tarun Bajaj gets additional charge of Revenue Secretary
  301. Indian Economist Ligia Noronha appointed as Assistant Secretary-General of UN
  302. Indian-Origin Naureen Hassan appointed as First VP & COO of Federal Reserve Bank
  303. EPFO keeps interest rate unchanged at 8.5% for 2020-21
  304. Axis Securities launches online platform ‘YIELD’ for hassle free investment in bond, debenture
  305. PM Modi Inaugurates 7500th Janaushadhi Kendra in Shillong to mark Janaushadhi Diwas on 7 March
  306. First ever visit of Indian Naval Ships to the historic port city of Mongla in Bangladesh to commemorate 50th anniversary of 1971 Liberation war
  307. President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates conservation works at Singorgarh Fort in Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh
  308. India’s first-ever Transgender Community Desk inaugurated by Cyberabad Police in Hyderabad
  309. Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat wins Gold at Matteo Pellicon World Ranking Series in Rome
  310. PM Narendra Modi inaugurates ‘Maitri Setu’ between India and Bangladesh
  311. Uttarakhand’s Ranikhet gets India’s first Forest Healing Centre
  312. Jammu and Kashmir launches Super-75 Scholarship Scheme for meritorious girls from poor families
  313. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat Resigns. Tirath Singh Rawat takes oath as Chief Minister of Uttarakhand
  314. Food Waste Index Report 2021 shows 931 million tonnes of food were wasted globally in 2019: UNEP
  315. Book titled “Dynasty to Democracy: The Untold Story of Smriti Irani’s Triumph”  on Smriti Irani’s Amethi win to be released on March 15
  316. NABARD’s Chairman G.R. Chintala takes charge as Chairman of APRACA
  317. PV Sindhu defeated by Carolina Marin to settle for silver in BWF Swiss Open Super 300
  318. Singapore Tops Economic Freedom Index 2021; India Ranks 121: The Heritage Foundation 
  319. CAG of India Girish Murmu re-appointed Chairman of UN Panel of External Auditors for 2021
  320. Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou wins Africa’s top prize for Leadership
  321. R Ashwin adjudged ICC Men’s Player of the Month for February 2021
  322. Chess Player Koneru Humpy named BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year 2021
  323. RBI takes IDBI Bank out of PCA framework
  324. Government Appoints Dr. GP Samanta as new Chief Statistician of India 
  325. Second Indo-Uzbekistan Field Training Exercise ‘DUSTLIK ‘ commences in Ranikhet, Uttarakhand
  326. Amitabh Bachchan becomes first Indian to be honoured with 2021 FIAF Award
  327. Deepika Padukone inducted in WEF’s 2021 Young Global Leaders List
  328. Ivory Coast Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko passes away at 56
  329. PM Modi launches 91st Anniversary Celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi March in Gujarat
  330. Cabinet approves amendment to Insurance Act, 1938 to increase FDI limit to 74% from current 49%
  331. Veteran Batter Mithali Raj becomes first Indian woman cricketer to score 10,000 international runs
  332. NPCI launches UPI-Help on BHIM app for Grievance Redressal
  333. Former Boxing Champion ‘Marvelous’ Marvin Hagler Passes Away at 66
  334. Noted Kathakali Dancer Chemancheri Kunhiraman Nair passes away at 105
  335. New Delhi Ranked as World’s most polluted capital city for third straight year, in 2020 World Air Quality Report
  336. Centre forms experts committee for Startup India Seed Fund Scheme; Head: H K Mittal
  337. RBI asks banks to implement image-based Cheque Truncation System in all branches by September 30
  338. P K Sinha, Principal Adviser to PM Modi Resigns
  339. S Dhanalakshmi Beats Dutee Chand To Win 100m Gold in Federation Cup Athletics
  340. ICC bans UAE cricketers  Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar from all cricket for 8 years
  341. India emerges second largest arms importer during 2016-2020, despite 33% cut in imports: SIPRI Report
  342. Ajay Mathur takes over as Director General of International Solar Alliance (ISA)
  343. Kuldiep Singh appointed as Chief of Central Reserve Police Force
  344. M A Ganapathy appointed as Chief of National Security Guard
  345. MoD signs contract with Bharat Dynamics Limited to supply 4,960 Anti-Tank Guided Missiles to Indian Army
  346. Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan appointed as Chairman of ‘Stop TB Partnership Board’
  347. Samia Suluhu Hassan sworn in as Tanzania’s first woman President
  348. Netherlands PM Mark Rutte claims victory for fourth straight term
  349. PNB sets-up wholly owned subsidiary ‘PNB Cards & Services Ltd’ to manage credit card business
  350. Athlete Avinash Sable Sets New National Record In Men’s 3000m Steeplechase for 5th time

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