Current Affairs – March 5, 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 5, 2021.

World Food Price Index rises in February

The World food prices have increased for the ninth consecutive month in February 2021. This increase is the at its highest level since July 2014. Highlights The Food and Agriculture Org…..Read Here

HDFC ERGO launches Business Kisht Suraksha cover

HDFC ERGO General Insurance has launched the “Business Kisht Suraksha” cover. It is a unique cover which was launched with the aim of protecting the balance sheet of Micro finance I…..Read Here

IDC report: India’s status in Wearable device market

The International Data Corporation (IDC) recently reported its latest “worldwide quarterly wearable device tracker”. As per the report, India wearables market has increased by 144.3…..Read Here

India’s Performance in QS World University Rankings

The eleventh edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject was released on March 4, 2021. The report was compiled by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The ranking provided the indepen…..Read Here

March 4: National Safety Day 2021

The National Safety Day 2021 was observed on March 4 in India. This day was observed with the objective of creating awareness among people regarding the safety measures. This year, the …..Read Here

Assam’s Red rice export to U.S.

The first consignment of ‘red rice’ was flagged off on March 4, 2021 to the United States. This adds on to the India’s rice exports potential. The rice was sourced by leading rice…..Read Here

Tsunami warnings issued in New Zealand

The National Emergency Management Agency highlighted that; New Zealand has issued a Tsunami warning in the coastal areas on March 4, 2021 following an earthquake of magnitude 8.0 in t…..Read Here

Simlipal Forest Fire- Highlights

The Simlipal Tiger Reserves in Odisha underwent the massive fires recently. The wildfires broke in the biosphere reserve situated in the Mayurbhanj district of Assam. Similipal Tiger Re…..Read Here

Floriculture Mission to be implemented in 21 states

The Union Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan, has asked the scientists of CSIR laboratories in India to develop land available at each laboratory to set up as a model under the “CSIR F…..Read Here

India-Sweden: PMs to hold Virtual Summit on Bilateral Issues

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi will hold the virtual summit with his Swedish counterpart, Stefan Lofven on March 5, 2021. Highlights Both the Prime Ministers will exchange t…..Read Here

What is Space Hurricane?

The scientists have discovered a “space hurricane” for the first time. The hurricane swirled for eight hours over the North Pole in the upper atmosphere of Earth. Key facts …..Read Here

India and 17 countries face U.S. Anti-Dumping Tax

The United States Department of Commerce is all set to tax aluminium sheet exporters from the 18 countries including India after the department determine that these countries had benefi…..Read Here

DRDO conducts Flight Test of Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully conducted the successful flight test of the Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) technology on March 5, 2021. The fl…..Read Here

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