Current Affairs – March 17, 2021 [Daily News Digest]

GKToday provides daily summary of important Current Affairs Topics selected from National and International News. Here is the list of articles covered under Current Affairs March 17, 2021.

Cabinet clears DFI with capital infusion of Rs 20000 crore

The Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, announced on March 16, 2021 that the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has cleared the proposal of setting up of the “D…..Read Here

India-Maldives: MoU on cooperation in sports and youth affairs approved

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has given its approval on March 16, 2021 on the memorandum of understanding on cooperation in sports & youth affairs …..Read Here

IQAir Study: New Delhi is World’s Most Polluted City

The Swiss group “IQAir” which measures the air quality levels on the basis of concentration of lung-damaging airborne particles called PM 2.5 presented its “2020 World Air Quality…..Read Here

KRAS releases First batch of MRSAM Missiles

The Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems (KRAS), which is a joint venture between the Kalyani Group of India and Rafael Advanced Defence Systems of Israel, have released the first batch of M…..Read Here

India to Form “Parliamentary Friendship Groups”

The Indian Parliament is discussing over a proposal to form a Parliamentary Friendship Group with the friendly nations in a bid to strengthen the bilateral relations. Highlights This in…..Read Here

Indian firms to collaborate with Finland to develop 5G and 6G Technologies

The Information technology companies of India, like Wipro and Tech Mahindra, will be collaborating with the companies of Finland to develop the 5G and 6G technologies to use them in Ind…..Read Here

National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2020

Rajya Sabha has passed the “National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professional Bill, 2020” by voice vote on March 16, 2021. The Bill seeks to regulate & maintain the sta…..Read Here

India leads m-cap gains in world’s top 10 nations

Indian stocks have gained the most across the world’s top 10 nations by market value in the fiscal year 2021-2022. This has underscored the strength of rally which was not affected by…..Read Here

Rajasthan Passes Demand for Higher Education Grants

The Rajasthan Assembly has passed the demand for grants of Rs 370.60 for the higher education by voice vote on March 16, 2021. Highlights The bill was passed amid the protest by the opp…..Read Here

RBI imposes Rs 2 crore penalty on SBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced on March 16, 2021 that it has fined India’s largest lending bank “State Bank of India (SBI)” with Rs 2 crore after it failed to f…..Read Here

World’s Largest Floating Solar Farms being built in Singapore

The largest floating solar farm of the world is being built in Singapore. The country has resorted to set up the energy plants off the coasts and reservoirs across it. Highlights This f…..Read Here

SBI and IOCL to ink India’s First Libor Alternative Rate Deal

The State Bank of India (SBI) and Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) will be sign the first Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) linked external commercial borrowing (ECB) deal. T…..Read Here

Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020

The Parliament has cleared the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020. The bill was approved in the Rajya Sabha March 16, 2021. The bill was already passed in the Lok S…..Read Here


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