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March 01 | Daily Current Affairs 2021


1. 3rd Janaushadhi Diwas 2021 week is observed on _________?
A) 2nd March to 7th March 2021
B) 1st March to 7th March 2021
C) 1st March to 8th March 2021
D) 3rd March to 7th March 2021
E) 1st March to 9th March 2021
Answer: B) 1st March to 7th March 2021

  • The 3rd Janaushadhi Diwas 2021 celebrations commenced1st March.
  • It will be a weeklong celebrations starting today ie from 1st March to 7th March 2021.
    Jan Aushadhi kendras conducted Health Checkup Camps across the country.
  • These health check-up camps included Blood Pressure checkup, Sugar level checkup, free doctor consultation, free medicine distribution, etc. at various Jan Aushadhi kendras.
  • More than 1000 health check-up camps at different places were organized across the country.
  • Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI), the implementing agency of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) is celebrating 3rd Janaushadhi Diwas on 7th March, 2021 with the theme of “Seva bhi – Rozgar bhi”.
  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi announced celebrating 07th March every year as “Janaushadhi Diwas” across India.
  • Last year, on 2nd Janaushadhi Diwas, 5695 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras participated in the celebration with the active participation of over 15 lakh citizens of India.
  • Jan Aushadhi Diwas week celebrations are held from 1st March to 7th March by conducting various activities like Health Checkup Camps, Jan Aushadhi Paricharcha, Teach Them Young, Jan Aushadhi ka sath, etc. across the country.

Zero discrimination Day 2021:

  • Zero Discrimination Day 2021 aims at highlighting the urgent need to take action to end the inequalities surrounding income, sex, age, health status, occupation, disability, sexual orientation, drug use, gender identity, race, class, ethnicity and religion that are prevalent around the world.

Zero Discrimination Day 2021 history:

  • Zero Discrimination Day was launched by UNAIDS director Michel Sidibé on World Aids Day in December 2013.
  • It was first observed on March 1, 2014. Zero Discrimination Day is significant to organizations such as UNAIDS that work in combating discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS

World Civil Defence Day 2021:

  • World Civil Defence Day is observed on March 1 annually, across the world.
  • This day was integrated by the International Civil Defence Organisation (ICDO) in 1990.
    Civil Defence Day symbolizes honour and prestige and signifies the importance of civil protection.
  • The International Civil Defence Organisation (ICDO) is an intergovernmental organisation that contributes to the development and safety of citizens while safeguarding infrastructure and the surroundings. Civil protection, civil defence and civil safety define ICDO.
  • The International Civil Defence Organisation has a total of 59 member states and conducts as many training programs as possible to intensify the human resources of the civil defence cadre of its member states.

World Civil Defence Day 2021: Date and theme:

  • World Civil Defence Day is observed on March 1 across the world with different themes dedicated to each year.
  • The theme of World Civil Defence Day 2021- Civil Defence and the first aider in every home.
  • The theme was launched by showing a film that reveals the importance of promoting a safety culture at homes.
  • World Civil Defence Day 2019 theme- Children’s safety, our responsibility.


2. Which state will host the Indian Womens League (IWL)?
A) Tamil Nadu
B) Maharashtra
C) Madhya Pradesh
D) Uttar Pradesh
E) Odisha
Answer: E) Odisha

  • Odisha will host the Indian Womens League (IWL), but the dates will be announced later.
  • Since the Covid-19 pandemic, Indian football has been trying to restart on-field sporting action.
  • It all started with the I-League qualifiers, followed by the Indian Super League (ISL) and the I-League.
  • ISL and I-League are currently being played.
  • Indian women’s football has also had its fair exposure at the international stage in recent times with the senior India team assembling for a two-month long training camp on December 1 in Goa, followed by three matches in Turkey, against Serbia, Russia and Ukraine.
  • India are scheduled to host the AFC women’s Asian Cup next year, which will be followed by the FIFA U-17 women’s World Cup, scheduled next year.
  • The IWL will provide an opportunity for the scouts to unearth new talent for the national team.

Capital: Bhubaneswar
Chief Minister – Naveen Patnaik
Governor – Ganeshi Lal

Odisha – Host Indian Women’s League football.

3. Vinesh Phogat is related to which sports?
A) Tennis
B) Table Tennis
C) Hockey
D) Wrestling
E) Boxing
Answer: D) Wrestling

  • Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat has won the gold medal in the women’s 53-kg category at XXIV Outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial in Kyiv, Ukraine.
  • Vinesh Phogat defeated world number seven Vanesa Kaladzinskaya of Belarus in the finals to win the gold medal and make a winning return to her first competitive outing since the Covid-19 induced lockdown.
  • The Asian Games and Commonwealth Games gold medalist had defeated Romania’s
    Ana A by fall in the semi-final to reach the summit clash. Vinesh has already booked a place in the Tokyo Olympics for the 53kg category.
  • Since the coronavirus halted all competitions last year, it was the first competition for Vinesh, who is the only Indian woman wrestler to have qualified for the Tokyo Games.

Vinesh Phogat – Gold in Ukraine Wrestling event.


4. Which stock exchange signs pact to set up international bullion exchange at GIFT City?
B) New York Stock Exchange
Answer: E) NSE

  • The National Stock Exchange (NSE) said it has signed a pact with other entities for setting up an international bullion exchange, clearing corporation and depository at the GIFT City in Gujarat.
  • The other signatories are Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd, India INX International Exchange Ltd, National Securities Depository Ltd and Central Depository Services (India) Ltd.
  • The Memorandum of Understanding is in line with the government’s objective “to make India a price setter in bullion through GIFT International Finance Service Centre (IFSC) and in accordance with the International Financial Services Centres Authority (Bullion Exchange) Regulations, 2020 and other applicable laws.

Abbreviation: National Stock Exchange of India Limited
Founded: 1992
Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chairman: Girish Chandra Chaturvedi

NSE – To set up international bullion exchange at GIFT City.

5. Aegon Life Insurance launches Aegon Life Saral Jeevan Bima that allows flexibility to the customers to adapt the policy basis their needs. What is the age limit of this product?
Answer: D)18-65

  • Aegon Life Insurance, a leading digital life insurance provider, has announced the launch of its latest life insurance product – Aegon Life Saral Jeevan Bima (a standardised simple term insurance plan) that allows flexibility to the customers to adapt the policy basis their needs.
  • With this online policy, customers can enjoy the benefits of hassle-free processing with minimum financial and medical requirements.
  • Aegon Life Saral Jeevan Bima is a simple insurance policy that will pay the nominee a fixed amount after the policyholder’s death.
  • It can be bought by any individual aged between 18 to 65 years with a sum assured of Rs 5 lakhs to Rs 25 lakhs and cover period ranging between 5 years to 40 years.

Aegon Life Insurance:
Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharshtra
MD & CEO : Mr. Satishwar Balakrishnan

Aegon Life Insurance – Aegon Life Saral Jeevan Bima.


6. Club You To Death is authored by whom?
A) Saga Chauhan
B) Seetha Chauhan
C) Anuja Chauhan
D) Michel Chauhan
E) Varuna Chauhan
Answer: C) Anuja Chauhan

  • In Anuja Chauhan’s latest book, Club You To Death, (Harper Collins, ₹399) a hunky trainer is found dead in the posh Delhi Turf Club.
  • The death immediately opens a can of worms with politics, surgical strikes, blackmail and skeletal remains crawling out of the swanky woodwork.
  • Anuja’s sixth book contains the wit and sass that made her novels such as Battle For Bittora (2010) and Those Pricey Thakur Girls (2013) such fun.

Club You To Death – Authored by Anuja Chauhan – Published by Harper Collins.


7. Who has taken over as Principal Director General, Press Information Bureau?
A) Ashok Bhatnagar
B) Jaideep Bhatnagar
C) Aravind Bhatnagar
D) Jack Bhatnagar
E) Nitin Bhatnagar
Answer: B) Jaideep Bhatnagar

  • Mr. Jaideep Bhatnagar has taken over as Principal Director General, Press Information Bureau.
  • Mr. Bhatnagar is an Officer of the Indian Information Service belonging to 1986 Batch.
  • He has earlier served in Doordarshan as Head of the Commercial, Sales and Marketing Division.
  • He also served as Prasar Bharati Special Correspondent in West Asia.
  • He later went on to head the News Services Division of All India Radio.
  • Mr. Bhatnagar takes over from Mr Kuldeep Singh Dhatwalia who has superannuated.

Jaideep Bhatnagar – Principal DG, PIB.

8. Manpreet Vohra appointed India’s High Commissioner to which country?
A) Iran
B) Bangladesh
C) Myanmar
D) Russia
E) Australia
Answer: E) Australia

  • Manpreet Vohra, presently the Ambassador of India to Mexico, has been appointed as the next High Commissioner to Australia.

Capital: Canberra
Currency: Australian Dollar

Manpreet Vohra – India’s High Commissioner to Australia


9. Nomadland won Best film, drama award in which edition Golden Globe Awards?
A) 78th
B) 76th
C) 73th
D) 74th
E) 75th
Answer: A) 78th

  • 78th Golden Globe Awards.
  • Comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were back to host the event.


Best film, drama ‘Nomadland’
Best film, musical or comedy ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’
Best director Chloe Zhao, ‘Nomadland’
Best actor, drama Chadwick Boseman, ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’


Best actress, drama Andra Day, ‘The United States vs Billie Holiday’
Best actor, musical or comedy Sacha Baron Cohen, ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’
Best actress, musical or comedy Rosamund Pike, ‘I Care A Lot’
Best supporting actor Daniel Kaluuya, ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’
Best supporting actress Jodie Foster, ‘The Mauritanian’
Best foreign language film ‘Minari’
Best animated feature ‘Soul’
Best drama series ‘The Crown’
Best drama actor Josh O’Connor, ‘The Crown’
Best drama actress Emma Corrin, ‘The Crown’
Best musical or comedy series ‘Schitt’s Creek’
Best musical or comedy actor Jason Sudeikis, ‘Ted Lasso’
Best musical or comedy actress Catherine O’Hara, ‘Schitt’s Creek’
Best supporting actor John Boyega, ‘Small Axe’
Best supporting actress Gillian Anderson, ‘The Crown’
Best limited series or TV movie ‘The Queen’s Gambit’
Best limited series or TV movie actor Mark Ruffalo, ‘I Know This Much Is True’
Best limited series or TV movie actress Anya Taylor-Joy, ‘The Queen’s Gambit’

‘Nomadland’ – Best drama film in Golden Globe 2021.


10. WTO to hold ministerial meeting in which place in late 2021?
A) Abu Dhabi
B) Doha
C) New Delhi
D) Manila
E) Geneva
Answer: E) Geneva

  • World Trade Organization members agreed to hold the next major ministerial meeting in Geneva, Switzerland in late 2021, delegates told Reuters.
  • The biennial conference was originally set to be held in Kazakhstan last year but was delayed due to the pandemic.
  • The WTO’s director-general Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala who began work hopes the meeting will provide a venue for a deal on fisheries subsidies as well as on reforms for the WTO’s top appeals body among other items.

World Trade Organization:
Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland
Founded: 1 January 1995
Membership: 164 member states
Director General : Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

WTO – Hold ministerial meeting in Geneva in late 2021.

11. Which country state became the first in the country to ban some single-used plastic items including drinking straws, stir sticks and cutlery?
A) Iran
B) Bangladesh
C) Myanmar
D) Russia
E) Australia
Answer: E) Australia

  • An Australian state became the first in the country to ban some single-used plastic items including drinking straws, stir sticks and cutlery.
  • The new law bans the sale, supply and distribution of a range of single-use items in South Australia.
  • Queensland state will introduce a similar ban in September while the Australian Capital Territory will begin phasing out some of the same items from July.
  • England banned single-use plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds in October last year and Canada plans to introduce similar bans by the end of year.
  • All Australian states and mainland territories except for New South Wales, the most populous, have now banned single-use plastic shopping bags.
  • In 2019, 170 nations pledged to “significantly reduce” their use of plastic by 2030.

Capital: Canberra
Currency: Australian Dollar

Australian state – Ban plastic drinking straws and stirrers.


12. Goods and service tax collections in February clocked Rs 1.13 lakh crore, up how much % from the same month last year?
A) 7%
B) 3%
C) 2%
D) 5%
E) 6%
Answer: A) 7%

  • Goods and service tax collections in February clocked Rs 1.13 lakh crore, up 7% from the same month last year on the back of various measures taken by the government to improve compliance.
  • Revenue collection crossed Rs 1 lakh crore for the fifth time in a row and crossed
    Rs 1.1 lakh crore-mark for the third time in a row post pandemic.
  • Of the gross GST revenue collected in February 2021 of Rs 1.13 lakh crore, Central GST was Rs 21,092 crore, state GST was Rs 27,273 crore, integrated GST was Rs 55,253 crore which included Rs 24,382 crore collected on import of goods and Cess was
    Rs 9,525 crore, including Rs 660 crore collected on import of goods.
  • The government has also settled Rs 22,398 crore to CGST and Rs 17,534 crore to SGST from IGST as regular settlement.
  • In addition, Centre has also settled Rs 48,000 crore as IGST ad-hoc settlement in the ratio of 50:50 between Centre and states and union territories.
  • The total revenue of Centre and the states after regular settlement and ad-hoc settlement in the month of February 2021 is Rs 67,490 crore for CGST and
    Rs 68,807 crore for the SGST.
  • Separately, the government also released the 18th weekly instalment of Rs 4,000 crore to the states to meet the GST compensation shortfall, taking the total amount released to Rs 1.04 lakh crore.
  • The government had set up a special borrowing window in October, 2020 to meet the estimated shortfall of Rs 1.1 lakh crore in revenue arising on account of implementation of GST.
  • The borrowings are being done through this window by the Centre on behalf of the states.

GST collection in February – Top Rs 1 lakh crore; 7% increase from the year-ago month.

13. Which Minister launched the Real-Time Monitoring System of Toll Plazas at a function in New Delhi?
A) Petroleum Minister
B) Women & Child Development Minister
C) Home Minister
D) Defence Minister
E) Road Transport and Highways Minister
Answer: E) Road Transport and Highways Minister

  • Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari launched the Real-Time Monitoring System of Toll Plazas at a function in New Delhi.
  • Implementation of FASTag at toll plazas has improved electronic toll collections and facilitated ease of doing business.
  • The government is also working on ways to reduce number road accidents in the country by half up to 2025.

Road Transport and Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises:
Minister: Nitin Gadkari
Constituency: Nagpur. Maharashtra

Nitin Gadkari – Real-Time Monitoring System of Toll Plazas.

14. Which Minister launched the field assessment of Swachh Survekshan -2021 at a web event in New Delhi?
A) Housing and Urban Affairs Minister
B) Women & Child Development Minister
C)Home Minister
D)Defence Minister
E) Road Minister
Answer: A) Housing and Urban Affairs Minister

  • Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry launched the field assessment of Swachh Survekshan -2021 at a web event in New Delhi.
  • This will be the sixth edition of the annual cleanliness survey.
  • Swachh Survekshan was introduced in 2016 as a competitive framework to encourage cities to improve the status of urban sanitation while encouraging large scale citizen participation.
  • The journey that started in 2016 with only 73 cities with million plus population has grown manifold, with 434 cities in 2017, 4,203 cities in 2018, 4,237 cities in 2019 and 4,242 cities in 2020.
  • Mr Mishra also touched upon how Swachh Survekshan has become a tool for citizen engagement in the spirit of a true ‘Jan Andolan’.

Housing and Urban Affairs, Civil Aviation:
Minister : Hardeep Singh Puri
Constitency : Rajaya sabha MP, Uttar Pradesh

Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry – Field assessment of Swachh Survekshan – 2021.


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