Current Affairs – March 18, 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 18, 2021.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan appointed as Chairman of ‘Stop TB Partnership Board’

The Union Health Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, has been appointed as the chairman of “Stop TB Partnership Board” on March 18, 2021. This appointment was made to recognise his outstan…..Read Here

India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Women’s Forum meeting

The Sixth India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Women’s Forum meeting was organised on March 16, 2021 in virtual mode. The meeting was led by the Ministry of Women and Child Development o…..Read Here

CSIR-NIO Launches Project to map Genetic Diversity in Indian Ocean

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Institute of Oceanography (CSIR-NIO), Goa, has launched the “TraceBioMe Project” in order to map the genetic diversity of orga…..Read Here

Italy joins International Solar Alliance

The Ministry of External Affairs of India has informed that Italy has signed a framework agreement with India on March 17, 2021 to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA). Highlight…..Read Here

European Commission proposes Covid-19 certificate

The European Commission, on March 17, 2021,  has proposed for a Covid-19 certificate called “Digital Green Certificate” covering the details regarding the Covid-19 vaccinat…..Read Here

What is ‘Sinatra Doctrine’?

The Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) member countries have accepted the “Sinatra Doctrine” as a counter to the increasing China’s aggressiveness to undermine the unity of the Euro…..Read Here

World Bank to provide USD 200 million to Bangladesh

The World Bank has approved USD 200 million in order to help Bangladesh. This amount will be used to provide support and services to low-income urban youths who have been impacted by CO…..Read Here

What is Spring Equinox?

The Spring Equinox is also known as “Vernal Equinox”. In the year 2021, it will fall on March 20, 2021. It will technically be occurring at 9.37 in the morning. Highlights March 20 …..Read Here

Russia deploys Giant Space Telescope in Lake Baikal

Russian scientists have launched one of the biggest underwater space telescopes of the world on March 13, 2021. This underwater space telescope was deployed deep into universe from pris…..Read Here

Poshan Pakhwada Being Celebrated from 16th to 31st March

The Ministry of Women and Child Development is celebrating the Poshan Pakhwada from March 16 to March 31, 2021.  The Department of Women & Child Development or the Social Welfare D…..Read Here

EY survey: India among highest adopters of Digital Tech during Pandemic

A survey titled as “Embracing Digital: Is covid-19 the catalyst for lasting change?” was conducted by the EY and Imperial College London’s institute for Global Health Innovations……Read Here

New Vehicle Scrapping Policy- Highlights

The Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, has introduced the Vehicle Scrapping Policy on March 18, 2021 in the Lok Sabha which will come into effect from April…..Read Here

Artificial Photosynthesis to Provide Solutions for Carbon Capture

A team of Scientists from Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research have found a method that mimic the Photosynthesis which is the natural process of reducing the carbon …..Read Here



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