Current Affairs – March 23, 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 23, 2021.

Jal Shakti Ministry & UN tie-up for Jal Jeevan Mission

The Jal Shakti Ministry has signed a pact with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the government of Denmark on March 22, 2021 in order to bring the tap water con…..Read Here

RBI sets up Panel to Evaluate Bank Applications

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set up a “standing external advisory committee (SEAC)” on March 23, 2021. This panel will evaluate the applications for the universal banks and s…..Read Here

Andhra to launch India’s First Govt Run Animal Ambulance Network

The state government of the Andhra Pradesh has decided to set up “India’s first government-run ambulance network” for animals. This decision was taken in order to furt…..Read Here

What are Flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs)?

The government of India may soon ask the auto companies in India to manufacture the passenger and commercial vehicles that run on the multiple fuel configuration with the aim of reducin…..Read Here

SEBI relaxes Valuation Norms for AT-1 Bonds

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) relaxed the norms for valuing perpetual bonds on March 22, 2021 after the finance ministry opposed the norms which proposed to value ba…..Read Here

DFI to get direct access to RBI Funding Facilities

The National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development Bill, 2021 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on March 22, 2021. Under the bill, the government will soon set up a “Nationa…..Read Here

Covishield Dose Interval to be Increased

The health Ministry has decided to increase the interval between first and second doses of Covishield to up to eight weeks in the ongoing covid-19 vaccination drive. Highlights This dec…..Read Here

Districts to be ranked on Export Competitiveness

The Commerce Ministry has said that, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) will be assisting the states and union territories in order to prepare the “Annual Export Ranking …..Read Here

SC waives Interest on Interest in Loan Moratorium Scheme

The Supreme Court of India has refused to interfere with the decision of the government and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on the loan moratorium scheme declining to extend moratorium peri…..Read Here

ISRO Demonstrates Free Space Quantum Communication

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced on March 22, 2021 that it has successfully demonstrated its free-space Quantum Communication for a distance of 300 metres for…..Read Here

Russia successfully launches 38 satellites for 18 countries

Russia has successfully launched 38 foreign satellites for the 18 countries into orbit after the successful launch from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Though, the launch was delayed…..Read Here

Power Grid sets up e-Tendering Portal-PRANIT

The central PSU named Power Grid Corporation of India has established an e-Tendering Portal called PRANIT. This portal will help in maintaining the less paperwork, ease of operation and…..Read Here

Cabinet approves India-Japan MoC on Water Resources

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) which was signed between India and Japan for the bilateral cooperation in the field of water resources. …..Read Here

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