Current Affairs – March 21, 2021 [Today’s News Headlines]

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for March 21, 2021

INDIA

– Defence Minister Rajnath Singh holds talks with US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin in New Delhi
– Mizoram’s CM Zoramthanga asks centre to grant political asylum to “political refugees” from Myanmar
– Kerala: Veteran CPI leader and trade unionist C. A. Kurian dies at 88
– Dattatreya Hosabale elected as the ‘Sarkaryawah’ (General Secretary) of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)
– Stone from Sita Eliya in Sri Lanka to be used for making Ayodhya Ram temple

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Centre to set up “an empowered committee for manufacturing in high technology areas”; will be headed by the Minister of Commerce and Industry
– 20 states have completed ‘Ease of Doing Business’ reforms stipulated by the Department of Expenditure: Finance Ministry
– NRI investment on non-repatriation basis to be treated as domestic: DPIIT

WORLD

– Earthquake of magnitude 7.0 hits northern Japan
– Turkey pulls out of 2011 Istanbul Convention — the world’s first binding treaty to prevent and combat violence against women
– World Sparrow Day celebrated on March 20
– International Day of Happiness celebrated on March 20
– World Oral Health Day celebrated on March 20
– French Language Day celebrated by UN on March 20

SPORTS

– International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in New Delhi: Yashaswini Deswal wins first gold medal for India in Women’s 10 Meter Air Pistol
– India (224/2) beat England (188/8) by 36 runs in T20 International at Ahmedabad; win 5-match series 3-2

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