Current Affairs – March 9, 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 9, 2021.

Switzerland Bans Full Face Coverings in Public Places

Switzerland has voted on March 7, 2021 in favour of the proposal to ban the full facial coverings such as burqa and niqab in almost all the public places. This controversial proposal wa…..Read Here

Sub-Mission on Agroforestry scheme- Highlights

The Central Silk Board (CSB) under the Ministry of Textiles and the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a “convergence mo…..Read Here

Akshya Patra: All-Women Art Exhibition

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the all-women art exhibition titled as “Akshya Patra” was inaugurated on March 9, 2021 at the Lalit Kala Akademi. Highlights This art…..Read Here

ISRO-NASA: Develops Radar for Joint Earth Observation Satellite Mission

The Indian space agency, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in collaboration with the US space agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has completed the deve…..Read Here

Earth’s Hidden Layer- Key Facts

Scientists have recently detected the signs of a hidden structure inside the core of Planet Earth. This sign has the potential to change the long-standing narrative of what lies at cent…..Read Here

Delhi Govt Presents ‘Deshbhakti’ Budget

The Delhi government presented the budget for financial year 2021-2022 on March 9, 2021. The government presented a ₹69,000-crore budget which was themed on patriotism. Highlights Bu…..Read Here

Odisha Govt to set up District Investment Promotion Agencies (DIPA)

The State of Odisha has decided to set up the dedicated “District Investment Promotion Agencies (DIPA)” in 30 districts of the state. The DIPA will help in promoting and facilitatin…..Read Here

European Union’s 2030 Digital Compass plan

The European Union has released its plan called “2030 Digital Compass Plan”. This plan was put forward after the Covid-19 pandemic exposed the 27-countries reliance on the key techn…..Read Here

What is ‘SMS scrubbing’?

The Telecom Service Providers (TSPs) started to implement the second phase of SMS regulation on March 8, 2021. With this move, the functioning of banks and e-commerce firms were hit and…..Read Here

Threshold for Mandatory e-invoicing Lowered to ₹50 Crore

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) recently notified that the finance ministry has decreased the threshold for mandatory e-invoicing from rupees 100 crores to rupees…..Read Here

MeitY Digital Payment Scorecard- Highlights

The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) has released the list of “Digital Payment Scorecard”. In the list, the State Bank of India (SBI) has topped for the …..Read Here

DRDO Develops AIP Technology

The Defense Research & Development Organization (DRDO) on March 8, 2021 conducted the final development test of Air Independent test of the “Air Independent Propulsion (AIP)”. T…..Read Here

New Zealand inaugurates its First Big Vaccination Clinic

New Zealand has inaugurated its first large vaccination clinic in a bid of scaling up efforts to protect the people from Covid-19 pandemic. Highlights The clinic was opened in South Auc…..Read Here

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