Current Affairs – March 19, 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 19, 2021.

Government to establish Women Helpline Centres in Foreign Countries

The Union Minister of Women & Child Development, Smriti Irani, in a reply to supplementary question in Rajya Sabha has replied that, the central government will soon establish a wom…..Read Here

USAID & DFC to Finance Renewable Energy in India

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) have announced for a $41 million-loan guarantee program in order to…..Read Here

11 committees set up to drive country to Circular Economy

The government has set up 11 committees which will be led by the concerned line ministries apart from officials from Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and NITI…..Read Here

Rajya Sabha passes Insurance Amendment Bill

The Rajya Sabha has passed the “Insurance Amendment Bill 2021”. The Bill will amend the Insurance Act, 1938. The bill was passed even after the Opposition parties was criticising th…..Read Here

Mukhyamantri Chiranjeevi Yojana- Key Facts

The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot, announced on March 18, 2021 that the much-anticipated Universal Health Scheme (UHS) called “Mukhya Mantri Chiranjeevi Yojana” will be …..Read Here

European Union joins India’s CDRI

The European Union (EU) comprising of 27 members has joined the “Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) initiative” of India. The EU joined this initiative following…..Read Here

Spain Passes Law to legalise Euthanasia

The Parliament of Spain has passed and voted in favour of law that legalises the euthanasia on March 18, 2021. Thus, the country has become one among few nations that allow the terminal…..Read Here

‘Mobile Seva Appstore’- India’s first indigenously developed App Store

The Minister for Electronics and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad, in a written reply to Rajya Sabha has said that; India has developed its first indigenously developed App Store called “Mobil…..Read Here

Russia hosts Afghan Peace Meet

Russia hosted the “Afghan Peace Meet” on March 18, 2021. The meeting was organised to bring together the government representatives and the Taliban adversaries. It was also attended…..Read Here

UNESCO joins USO India for Water Conservation Programme

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has joined the USO India and Toonz Media Group over the water conservation awareness programme for students…..Read Here

Haryana passes Bill to Recover Damages from Protesters

Haryana Assembly has passed the “Haryana Recovery of damages to property during disturbance to public Bill, 2021” on March 18, 2021 to recover the compensation from the protesters i…..Read Here

IRDAI Guidelines on Arogya Sanjeevani product

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has asked the general and health insurance companies on March 19, 2020 to mandatorily offer the sum insured in betwee…..Read Here

India-US launches Artificial Intelligence Initiative

Department of Science and Technology (DST) announced on March 18, 2021, that ‘Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF)’ has launched “US India Artificial Intelligence Initiat…..Read Here



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