1. Important Days

World Tuberculosis Day: March 24th

1 21 Daily Current Affairs Update | 25 March 2021

World Tuberculosis Day is observed to spread awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and efforts to eliminate the disease.

The theme of World TB Day 2021 was ‘The Clock is Ticking’. It conveys the sense that the world is running out of time to act on the commitments to end TB made by global leaders.

Tuberculosis (TB) is a deadly and infectious disease that mainly affects the lungs.

Quick Fact: The Director general of WHO is Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

  1. National News

India’s First Free-Space Quantum Communication demonstrated by ISRO

2 21 Daily Current Affairs Update | 25 March 2021

The ISRO demonstrated a free-space Quantum Communication over a distance of 300 metres.

The demonstration included a live video conference using quantum-key-encrypted signals.

This is a major milestone achievement for secured satellite data-communication using quantum technologies.

Quick Fact: The Chairman of ISRO is K.Sivan.

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Finance Bill 2021 passed by the parliament

3 21 Daily Current Affairs Update | 25 March 2021

This bill seeks to bring financial proposals of the central government in effect for the financial year 2021-22.

It was passed by the lower house of the Parliament with several amendments. 

It suggests a few changes in the proposals which were made in the union budget 2021 with the objective of boosting the ease of doing business and easing compliance burden.

Quick Fact: India’s Finance Minister is Nirmala Sitharaman.

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Inauguration of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Smarak 

4 21 Daily Current Affairs Update | 25 March 2021

The Shaheed Bhagat Singh Smarak was inaugurated in New Delhi by the Education Minister on March 23, 2021.

He also paid a tribute to Bhagat Singh in the chamber located in the basement of Viceregal Lodge of Delhi University where Bhagat Singh was imprisoned.

On the occasion, an existing collection of books being converted into “Shaheed Smriti Pustakalaya” was made available to the students and teachers of Delhi university.

Quick Fact: The Education Minister of India is Ramesh Pokhriyal.

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Taking charge as the next Chief Justice of India is Justice NV Ramana

5 22 Daily Current Affairs Update | 25 March 2021

He is presently the senior-most judge in the Supreme Court of India. 

Chief Justice of India (CJI), SA Bobde has recommended to appoint Justice NV Ramana as the next Chief Justice of India.

The current CJI is slated to retire from the position. Therefore, it is likely that Justice N V Ramana will take over as the 48th Chief Justice of India.

Quick Fact: He was previously serving as the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court and acting Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court.

  1. International News

International Day for the Right to the Truth 

6 18 Daily Current Affairs Update | 25 March 2021

This day is observed on 24th March every year to pay tribute to “Monsignor Óscar Arnulfo Romero” who was murdered on 24 March 1980.

The International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims aims to honour the memory of victims of gross and systematic human rights violations.

It also aims to promote the importance of the right to truth and justice.

Quick Fact: Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez was a prelate of the Catholic Church in El Salvador.

  1. Sports News

Para Shooting World Cup 2021: India’s Singhraj wins gold

7 17 Daily Current Affairs Update | 25 March 2021

Indian para-athlete Singhraj won the gold medal in the 2021 Para Shooting World Cup at Al Ain in the UAE. 

Singhraj pipped Rio 2016 bronze medallist Ibragimov by a thin margin of 2.8 points. The final score read 236.8-234

With this, India has moved to third place in the medals table. India has now two medals on its list, one gold and one bronze.

Quick Fact: Singhraj was a medalist at the World Championships in Sydney, 2019.

  1. Finance News

Certified E-Tendering Portal ‘PRANIT’ launched by POWERGRID

8 16 Daily Current Affairs Update | 25 March 2021

This portal will involve less paperwork and allow ease of operation to make the tendering process more transparent.

The portal has been certified by Standardisation, Testing and Quality Certification Directorate (STQC), under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, GoI.

POWERGRID is the only organization in India to have an e-procurement solution on SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SRM).

Quick Fact: Power Grid Corporation of India was founded on 23 October 1989 and its headquarters are in Gurgaon, India.

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