1) International Affairs
World Hearing Day is observed on 3rd March globally
World Hearing Day is held on 3rd March each year by the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world.
The theme of World Hearing Day 2021 is “Hearing care for all: Screen, Rehabilitate, Communicate”.
World Hearing Day 2021 will mark the launch of the first-ever World Report on Hearing.
Quick Fact: The headquarters of WHO is in Geneva, Switzerland
2) Person in News
Matam Venkata Rao assumes charge as MD & CEO of Central Bank of India
Matam Venkata Rao has taken charge as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Central Bank of India.
Previously Roa held the position of Executive Director at Canara Bank.
Rao is a certified associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers.
Quick Fact: Central Bank of India was founded on 21st December 1911
World Wildlife Day observed globally on 3rd March
World Wildlife Day is observed globally on the 3rd March every year to celebrate the beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora present on earth.
World Wildlife Day also raises awareness about the benefits that the conservation of wild fauna and flora provides to people living on earth.
The theme of World Wildlife Day is “Forest and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet”.
Quick Fact: World Wildlife Fund Headquartered in Gland, Switzerland.
India Air Force to participate in Ex Desert Flag VI
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is participating in Exercise Desert Flag-IV which has been organised from 3rd to 27th March 2021 at Al-Dhafra air base, UAE.
The purpose of the exercise is to provide operational exposure to the participating forces, train them to undertake simulated air combat operations in a controlled environment.
Ex Desert Flag is an annual multinational large force employment warfare exercise hosted by the United Arab Emirates Air Force.
Quick Fact: Chief of Air Staff is Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria
Indian Badminton players Varun and Malvika wins in Uganda International titles
India’s Varun Kapur and Malvika Bansod clinched the men’s and women’s singles title respectively at the 2021 Uganda International Badminton tournament in Kampala.
Varun beat compatriot Sankar Muthusamy 21-18, 16-21, 21-17 in the men’s singles final.
Anupama Upadhyaya in the women singles summit clash 17-21, 25-23, 21-10
Quick Fact: The capital of Uganda is Kampala
Mumbai City FC wins ISL League Football Winners Shield
Mumbai City FC scripted a 2-0 triumph over ATK Mohun Bagan (ATK MB) at GMC Stadium in Goa to bag the Indian Super League, Winners Shield.
Mumbai and ATM KB finished level on 40 points, but the former claimed first place with a better head-to-head record
Mumbai City became the second-ever Indian club to qualify to the group stages of the AFC Champions League.
Quick Fact: The Indian Super League is organised by the All India Football Federation and their commercial partners Football Sports Development.
7) Science and Technology
Indigenously developed “Spectrograph” commissioned in Nainital
Indian Scientists at Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Nainital have indigenously designed and developed a low-cost optical Spectrograph.
The Spectrograph is named as Aries-Devasthal Faint Object Spectrograph and Camera (ADFOSC).
The ADFOSC spectrograph can locate sources of faint light from distant quasars and galaxies in a very young universe, regions around supermassive black-holes around galaxies, and cosmic explosions.
Quick Fact: ARIES is founded in April 1954
8) International Affairs
Elon Musk tops Hurun Global Rich List 2021
The 10th Edition of Hurun Global Rich List 2021 was released which ranked 3228 billionaires from 2,402 companies and 68 countries.
The report showed that despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the world added 8 billionaires every week in 2020 and 421 in a year.
Tesla chief Elon Musk bagged the top spot on the Hurun Global Rich List for the first time after adding a massive 151 billion USD during the year 2020 to take his net worth to 197 billion USD
Quick Fact: Hurun Report Chairman and Chief Researcher is Rupert Hoogwert (Hurun)