Current Affairs – March 12, 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 12, 2021.

First Quad Leaders’ Virtual Summit- Highlights

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi will participate in the first Leaders’ Summit of the Quadrilateral Framework along with the Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison; Prime Mi…..Read Here

1st Meeting of “BRICS Contact Group on Economic and Trade Issues”

The BRICS Contact Group on Economic and Trade Issues (CGETI) held their first meeting under the Chair ship of India. The meeting was held from March 9 to March 11, 2021. The meeting wa…..Read Here

Bamiyan Buddha- Key Facts to Know!

Recently, the Bamiyan Buddhas were brought back to life with the help of 3D projection in the event held in the Bamiyan Valley of Afghanistan. The event called “A Night with Buddha”…..Read Here

Japan-Australia starts Producing Hydrogen from Brown Coal

A Japanese-Australian venture has started producing hydrogen from brown coal. Japan and Australia have collaborated for a $500 million pilot project which aims to show that liquefied hy…..Read Here

ISRO- JAXA review cooperation on Lunar polar exploration

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) reviewed their cooperation, on March 11, 2021, in the space arena including the earth observa…..Read Here

EU declared as ‘LGBT Freedom Zone’

The European Parliament has declared whole of the European Union as “LGBTIQ Freedom Zone” on March 11, 2021. Highlights This symbolic resolution was passed in the answer to …..Read Here

China’s new Five-Year Plan

China has formally approved its 14th five-year plan for 2021-2025 on March 11, 2021. The draft outline was passed by the National People’s Congress. Key Points The new five-year plan …..Read Here

NITI Aayog submits first list of 12 PSUs for Privatisation

The government’s think tank, NITI Aayog has submitted the first list comprising of 12 Public Sector Undertakings that will be privatized under the centre’s privatisation drive. High…..Read Here

Mithali Raj: 1st Indian woman cricketer to score 10,000 international runs

The veteran Indian women’s cricketer Mithali Raj has become the first Indian woman cricketer that has completed 10,000 international runs in all the cricket formats. She also become t…..Read Here

UP: Government orders to Remove all Roadside Religious Structures

Yogi Aditya Nath led Uttar Pradesh government has ordered to remove all the religious structures on public roads on March 11, 2021. Highlights The Home Department released the official …..Read Here

Mera Ration Mobile App- Highlights

The central government has launched the “Mera Ration Mobile App” in the country on March 12, 2021. This app was launched in order to facilitate the ‘One Nation-One Ration Card…..Read Here

Govt to launch “Atmanirbhar Niveshak Mitra Portal”

The commerce and industry ministry stated on March 12, 2021 that the central government is working to develop a portal called “Atmanirbhar Niveshak Mitra Portal” for information dis…..Read Here

What are AT1 bonds?

Department of Financial Services (DFS), under finance ministry, has sent a memorandum to the chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) and has asked it to withdraw a rul…..Read Here



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