Daily Current Affairs March 09

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March 09| Daily Current Affairs 2023

Important Days – Daily Current Affairs March 09

1. No Smoking Day observed on___________?
A) 9 March
B) 8 March
C) 6 March
D) 7 March
E) None of these
Answer: A) 9 March

  • DAY : No Smoking Day
  • DATE : 9 March
  • OTHERS : No Smoking Day is observed every year on the second Wednesday of March to raise awareness about the harmful health effects of tobacco via smoking and to encourage people all over the world to quit smoking.

Obituary – Daily Current Affairs March 09

2. Satish Kaushik died at 66 and he is a_________?
A) Actor-filmmaker
B) Singer
C) Musician
D) Dancer
E) None of these
Answer: A) Actor-filmmaker

  • Actor-filmmaker Satish Kaushik, known for his memorable comic roles in films such as “Jaane Bhi do Yaaro” and “Mr India”, passed away following a heart attack.
  • He was 66.
  • According to friend and colleague Anupam Kher, Kaushik was at a friend’s home in Delhi when he complained of uneasiness.

Banking and Finance – Daily Current Affairs March 09

3. Which bank & Aadhar Housing Finance entered into co-lending partnership?
A) Kotak Mahindra Bank
B) Axis Bank
C) HDFC Bank
D) Yes Bank
E) None of these
Answer: D) Yes Bank

  • Yes Bank announced that it has partnered with Aadhar Housing Finance Ltd to offer home loans at competitive interest rates.
  • Aadhar Housing Finance is one of India’s largest affordable housing finance companies.
  • With this partnership, both entities aim to provide, convenient home finance solutions such as Home Loan for Salaried Employees, Loan for Plot Purchase and Construction, Home Improvement Loan, Loan Against Residential Commercial Property, Balance Transfer and Top Up, among others, to customers from lower and middle-income groups.
  • This partnership is in accordance with the co-lending framework of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) that enables banks and non-banking companies to jointly bring forth financial solutions that cater to the requirements of the unserved and underserved sections of the society.

4. SBI raised ________ Cr through bond issuance?
A) Rs 1,659 crore
B) Rs 3,717 crore
C) Rs 2,457 crore
D) Rs 4,235 crore
E) None of these
Answer: B) Rs 3,717 crore

  • State Bank of India (SBI) said that it has raised Rs 3,717 crore at a coupon rate of 8.25 per cent through Additional Tier 1 bond issuance.
  • The tenor of the bonds is perpetual with a call option after 10 years and every anniversary thereafter.
  • The issue attracted an overwhelming response from investors with bids of Rs 4,537 crore and was oversubscribed by about 2.27 times against the base issue of Rs 2000 crore,

State Bank of India:

Founded : 01/07/1955
HQ : Mumbai
Chairman : Dinesh Kumar Khara
Tagline : With You all the way, Pure Banking Nothing Else, The Nation Bank on Us, The Banker to Every Indian, A Bank of the Common Man

5. Who launched Genius Plan to help parents plan for their child’s future
A) PNB MetLife
B) IOB MetLife
C) SBI MetLife
D) Kotak MetLife
E) None of these
Answer: A) PNB MetLife

  • PNB MetLife, one of India’s leading life insurance companies has launced PNB MetLife Genius plan a new solution to help parents financially prepare to support their children’s future.
  • PNB MetLife Genius plan is an individual, non-linked, non-participating, saving, life insurance plan that offers life insurance cover while allowing parents to save for their child’s education.
  • Announcing the launch of the PNB MetLife Genius Plan, Sameer Bansal, Chief Distribution Officer at PNB MetLife said, “Education is one of the biggest costs we face in raising children and many parents are worried about saving enough as well as how they would manage if they lost their ability to earn an income.
  • We are excited to launch the PNB MetLife Genius Plan, a life insurance plan aimed at helping parents save for their children and live confidently.”

6. Which bank tied up with ITC to offer loans to farmers?
A) Kotak Mahindra Bank
B) Axis Bank
C) HDFC Bank
D) Yes Bank
E) None of these
Answer: B) Axis Bank

  • Axis Bank has collaborated with ITC Ltd to offer loans and services to farmers who are part of ITC’s agriculture ecosystem, the two companies said in a joint release.
  • The partnership will enable Axis Bank to cater to the financial requirements of unserved and under-served farmers based in remote regions by offering them a range of assets and liability products such as farmer loans and gold loans, among others.
  • Axis Bank will leverage ITCMAARS (Meta Market for Advanced Agricultural Rural Services), a full-stack agri-tech application to reach out to the farmers and address their financial requirements.
  • The bank will also offer farmers a range of products and services through its rural-urban and semi-urban (RUSU) branches located across 656 districts.

Axis Bank:

Formed : 03/12/1993
HQ : Mumbai
MD & CEO : Amitabh Chaudhry
Tagline : Bandhti Ka Naam Zindagi

7. One Point One Solutions signed service pact with which Bank and DMI Finance?
A) Kotak Mahindra Bank
B) Axis Bank
C) HDFC Bank
D) Yes Bank
E) None of these
Answer: A) Kotak Mahindra Bank

  • One Point One Solutions, a Business Process Management solutions provider, has expanded its collections portfolio offering in the BFSI segment with Kotak Mahindra Bank and DMI Finance, a pan India credit platform.
  • The collection process for some of the major products of Kotak Mahindra Bank would be managed by One Point One Solutions team with multilingual capabilities, such as English, Hindi, and Kannada.
  • The initial engagement with the Bank will be about 20 seats and would scale up to over 100 seats across three sites of One Point One Solutions soon.

Kotak Mahindra Bank:

Founded : February 2003
HQ : Mumbai
MD & CEO : Uday Kotak
Tagline : Let’s Make Money Simple

Business and Economy – Daily Current Affairs March 09

8. Which govt will introduce ‘Single Window ‘mechanism for women entrepreneurs?
A) Kerala
B) Karnataka
C) Tamil Nadu
D) Telangana
E) None of these
Answer: D) Telangana

  • Telagana Information Technology Minister K T Rama Rao said that the government will introduce a “Single Window” mechanism on the lines of Telangana State Industrial Project Approval and Self- Certification System (TS-iPASS) and Telangana State Building Permission Approval and Self-Certification System (TSbPASS) for women entrepreneurs in the state soon.
  • we are on a mission to make Telangana a women’s entrepreneur hub, and WE Hub has played a significant role in engaging with over 35,000 women entrepreneurs across India.


Capital: Hyderabad
CM: K Chandrashekar Rao
Governor: Tamilisai Soundararajan
Language : Telugu
National Park: Mrugavani National Par
Wildlife Sanctuary: Pakhal Lake And Wildlife Sanctuary
Ramsar Site : Bhitarkanika Mangroves
Tiger Reserve: Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve
Power Station: Singareni TPP
Dams: Pocharam Dam
RRB: Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank & Telangana Grameena Bank (SBI)
UNESCO Site: Kakatiya Rudreshwara Temple

Defence – Daily Current Affairs March 09

9. Who became first woman officer to command EME unit near China border?
A) Geeta Rana
B) Punita Arora
C) Padma Bandopadhyay
D) Sheila S. Mathai
E) None of these
Answer: A) Geeta Rana

  • Command roles, Colonel Geeta Rana of the Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers has become the first woman officer to take over command of an independent field workshop in the Eastern Ladakh sector with China.
  • “Colonel Geeta Rana of Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers has become the first woman officer to take over command of an Independent Field Workshop in a forward and remote location in Eastern Ladakh”.
  • The officer has taken over the command of the EME independent workshop after the Army cleared 108 vacancies for women officers for taking command of independent units in the Corps of Engineers, Ordinance, EME and other branches.

International Affairs – Daily Current Affairs March 09

10. ECI will host which edition of International Conference on ‘Inclusive Elections and Elections Integrity’ as the lead for the Cohort on ‘Election Integrity’?
A) 1st
B) 2nd
C) 3rd
D) 4th
E) None of these
Answer: C) 3rd

  • The Election Commission of India (ECI) will host the 3rd International Conference on the theme ‘Inclusive Elections and Elections Integrity’ in virtual format on 09 March 2023.
  • ECI is leading the Cohort on Elections Integrity which was established as a follow up to the ‘Summit for Democracy’ held virtually in December, 2021.
  • Over 46 Participants from 25 Countries/EMBs including Angola, Armenia, Australia, Canada, Chile Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Dominica, Georgia, Guyana, Kenya, Rep. of Korea, Mauritius, Moldova, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, St. Lucia, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland and Zambia as well as representatives of international organisations from International IDEA and International foundation for Electoral systems and representatives from Civil Society Organisations viz.
  • General Election Network for Disability Access in Indonesia and Association of Youth Organisations in Nepal are expected to participate in the Conference.
  • Chief Election Commissioner Shri Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioners Shri Anup Chandra Pandey and Shri Arun Goel will also address the Conference.

11. Which edition of BIMSTEC Senior officials’ meet held in Bangkok?
A) 21st
B) 22nd
C) 23rd
D) 24th
E) None of these
Answer: C) 23rd

  • The 23rd BIMSTEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) was held in Bangkok in virtual mode.
  • The Foreign/External Affairs Secretaries of the Member States attended the meeting.
  • Ambassador Masud Bin Momen, Foreign Secretary (Senior Secretary) led the Bangladesh delegation to the meeting.
  • The Foreign Secretary apprised the meeting about the progress made in the Trade, Investment and Development sector for which Bangladesh is the leading country.
  • He expressed Bangladesh’s strong commitment to the BIMSTEC process and urged the Member States to work closely for finalising all the relevant agreements at the earliest so that BIMSTEC Free Trade Area could be implemented without further delay.

12. India and which country marked 75 years of diplomatic ties, Modi hails cricket as common passion?
A) Australia
B) Bangladesh
C) Nepal
D) Bhutan
E) None of these
Answer: A) Australia

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese commemorated 75 years of India and Australia’s diplomatic relations through cricket at the Narendra Modi stadium in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad.
  • PM Modi hailed cricket and said that the game is a “common passion” in India and Australia.


Capital : Canberra
Currency : Australian Dollar (AUD)
Monarch : Charles III
Prime Minister : Anthony Albanese
Language : English

National Affairs – Daily Current Affairs March 09

13. NAFED will begin procurement of Kharif Onion in _______?
A) Kerala
B) Karnataka
C) Tamil Nadu
D) Gujarat
E) None of these
Answer: D) Gujarat

  • National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd, (Nafed), on the direction of Government of India, will initiate procurement of kharif onion to address the issue of falling prices of onion in Gujarat.
  • This move of Govt of India will provide stability to the onion market in the State.
  • Taking stock of the situation due to depressed prices of Onion in late Kharif season in the State, Department of Consumer Affairs has directed NAFED to start procurement of Onion from three major markets in Gujarat.
  • NAFED will start procurement of onion from 09.03.23 in Bhavnagar (Mahua), Gondal and Porbandar.
  • This intervention has been planned by Govt of India in order to give immediate relief to the farmers from crashing prices of onions in the State.
  • Farmers are requested to bring their good quality and dried stock to the procurement centres to avail of better rate at these centres.
  • Payments to the farmers will be done online.


Capital: Gandhinagar
CM: Bhupendrabhai Patel
Governor: Acharya Dev Vrat
Language: Gujarati
National Park: Gir Forest National Park
Wildlife Sanctuary: Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary
Ramsar Site: Thol Lake Wildlife Sanctuary,Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary, Wadhvana Wetland, Khijadia Wildlife Sanctuary
Power Station: Kutch Lignite Thermal Power Station
Dams: Abhalwad Dam
RRB: Baroda Gujarat Gramin Bank (BOB), Saurashtra Gramin Bank (SBI)
UNESCO Site: Champaner Pavagadh Archaelogical Park,Rani-ki-Vav,Historic City of Ahmadabad,Dholavira(Harappan City)

14. Which ministry inaugurated a pavilion at ITB, Berlin 2023, under its “Incredible India” brand line?
A) Tourism
B) Sports
C) Defence
D) Agriculture
E) None of these
Answer: A) Tourism

  • The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India under its “Incredible India” brand line is participating in ITB, Berlin 2023, showcasing India’s rich & diversified tourism potential and providing a platform to the tourism stakeholders ,to showcase the various tourism destinations and products including niche products.
  • It also aims to promote India as a ‘Must See, Must Visit’ destination.
  • The India Pavillion was inaugurated by Mr. Arvind Singh, Secretary of Tourism, Government of India, H.E. Mr Parvathaneni Harish, Ambassador of India in Germany and other Indian officials from the State Government of Kerala, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Arunachal Pradesh and Union Territory of Ladakh, Union Territory of Puducherry etc. with a traditional ceremony, dances and distribution of sweets.

15. Centre sanctioned how many floating jetty projects in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu?
A) 6
B) 7
C) 8
D) 9
E) None of these
Answer: C) 8

  • Under its Sagarmala Programme, the Ministry of Ports, shipping, and waterways has provided in-principle approval to four floating jetty projects in Karnataka while also giving in-principle approval to another four floating jetty projects in Tamil Nadu.
  • With these four additional projects in Karnataka, there is a total of 11 floating jetty projects in the state.
  • These projects are located primarily on Gurupura River and Netravati River and shall be used for tourism purposes.
  • The other locations are Thannir Bhavi Church, Bangra Kuluru, Kulur Bridge and Jappina Mogaru NH bridge.

16. Which state announced big schemes for women entrepreneurs?
A) Kerala
B) Karnataka
C) Tamil Nadu
D) Gujarat
E) None of these
Answer: A) Kerala

  • Kerala Government on unveiled major schemes to support women entrepreneurs in the state including raising of the loan limit for women under the ‘.
  • We-Mission Kerala’ initiative of Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) to Rs 50 lakh from Rs 25 lakh with a five percent interest from April 1.
  • Announcing the decision at the women entrepreneurs’ meet organised by the Department of Industries and Commerce.
  • Minister for Law, Industries and Coir P Rajeeve said the doubling of the loan amount will help women entrepreneurs under ‘We-Mission Kerala’ project to scale up their businesses.


Capital: Thiruvananthapuram
CM: Pinarayi Vijayan
Governor: Arif Mohammad Khan
Language: Malayalam
National Park: Eravikulam National Park
Wildlife Sanctuary: Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary
Ramsar Site: Asthamudi Wetland, Sasthamkotta Lake, Vembanad Kol Wetland
Tiger Reserve: Periyar Tiger Reserve
Power Station: Kakkad Hydroelectric Project
Dams: Malampuzha Dam (River : Bharathapuzha River)
RRB: Kerala Gramin Bank (Canara Bank)
UNESCO Site: Western Ghats

Over All Review

Important Days

  • 9 March – No Smoking Day.


  • Actor-director Satish Kaushik dies at 66.

Banking and Finance 

  • Yes Bank & Aadhar Housing Finance enter into co-lending partnership.
  • SBI raises Rs 3,717 Cr through bond issuance.
  • PNB MetLife launches Genius Plan to help parents plan for their child’s future.
  • Axis Bank ties up with ITC to offer loans to farmers.
  • One Point One Solutions signs service pact with Kotak Mahindra Bank, DMI Finance.

Business And Economy

  • Telangana Govt to introduce ‘Single Window ‘mechanism for women entrepreneurs.


  • Col Geeta Rana becomes first woman officer to command EME unit near China border.

International Affairs

  • ECI to host the 3rd International Conference on ‘Inclusive Elections and Elections Integrity’ as the lead for the Cohort on ‘Election Integrity’.
  • 23rd BIMSTEC sr officials’ meet held in Bangkok.
  • India, Australia mark 75 years of diplomatic ties, Modi hails cricket as common passion.

National Affairs

  • NAFED to begin procurement of Kharif Onion in Gujarat.
  • The Ministry of Tourism inaugurates a pavilion at ITB, Berlin 2023, under its “Incredible India” brand line on 7th March.
  • Centre sanctions eight floating jetty projects in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu.
  • Kerala announces big schemes for women entrepreneurs.


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