Daily Current Affairs | 29th March Current Affairs 2021

Gokulam Kerala won the I-League title

Gokulam Kerala won the I-League title by defeating TRAU 4–1 in the final match of the season in Kolkata.

Gokulam, as the I-League champion, qualified for the group stage of the AFC Cup the following season, which is Asia’s second-tier club competition.

He also became the first club from Kerala to win the I-League title.


The study revealed the food of the Harappan civilization

Conferring to one study, society alive during the Harappan civilization, about 4,000 years ago, ate multigrain ‘laddus’.

This has been revealed in the scientific study of the material found during an excavation in Rajasthan.

The study was led equally by Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences (BSIP), Lucknow and Archaeological Survey of India, New Delhi.

 

India’s Smartphone Market Record 45%

India’s online smartphone market reached its highest share of 45 percent in 2020.

Flipkart constant the uppermost online platform with 48 per cent share, followed by Amazon with 44 per cent share.

According to Counterpoint Research, Amazon grew 34 percent (on-year) and the online platform is the fastest growing.

Reality continued to be the top smartphone brand on Flipkart in 2020.


Tata Power: 100% green energy offering in Mumbai

Tata Power Company announced that it would offer its retail consumers in Mumbai the option of adopting 100% green energy for an additional 66 paise per unit.

It is appropriate to retail customers in Mumbai as well as manufacturing and commercial establishments across the state.

This scheme will be started in the next 3-6 months.


USTR’s retaliatory trade action against India

The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has planned reciprocal trade actions in contradiction of India and some other countries.

USTR has levied a similar levy / digital service tax on e-commerce companies.

This is the result of an investigation initiated by the US in June 2020 against taxation on digital services adopted by India and other countries under Section 301 of the US Trade Act, 1974.

 

Residential Hockey Center of Excellence

Soon the Residential Hockey Center of Excellence will be set up in Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh.

It will be the first Advanced Center of Excellence for hockey in the state.

The hundred bed hostels for boys and girls will be part of the contemporary sports drug and rehabilitation center as well as the top coach center.

It will be run by Uttar Pradesh Sports Directorate.


Delhi government approves for the purchase of e-buses

On 26 March, the Delhi Cabinet approved the proposal of the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) to purchase 300 low-floor fully electric air-conditioned buses.

The buses will be acquired under the central government’s “manufacturing and manufacturing of hybrid and electric automobiles in India”.

 

100% privatization of Air India

On 27 March 2021, Umian Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced the complete disinvestment of Air India.

Air India is a first-rate strength, but has an accrued debt of Rs 60,000 crore.

The government has underway the procedure of vending its entire 100 percent stake in Air India, which has been experiencing wounded since its merger with Indian Airlines in 2007.


UP: State with maximum international airports

Uttar Pradesh will soon be the state with maximum international airports in the country.

The state will soon have five international airports.

Jewar International Airport coming to the NCR region, will be ready by 2023.

The international airport in Ayodhya is predictable to flinch in early 2023.

The upcoming Kushinagar Airport VIP will be the third licensed international airport in Uttar Pradesh.


Ford, HP Arrives for Reuse of 3D Printing Wastes

Ford Motor, in collaboration with technology company HP, has designed 3D printing waste to be re-used for injection molded automotive parts.

Auto parts such as injection molded fuel-line clips made of 3D printing waste have already been installed on Ford’s Super Duty F-250 trucks.

These injection molded parts are environmentally friendly, durable and of high quality standard.

 

New Andhra Election Commissioner

Previous Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh Neelam Sahni has been selected as the new State Election Commissioner (SEC).

She will replace Andhra Election Commissioner Ramesh Kumar.

She was the opening woman Chief Secretary of the state.

The former IAS officer is serving as the Chief Advisor to the Chief Minister till 27 March 2021.


IIT Delhi to build atmospheric observatory

IIT Delhi will build an atmospheric observatory at its Sonepat campus.

The observatory will help researchers find sustainable solutions to climate change-associated air pollution and extreme weather events.

It will be open to researchers from across the country as well as international collaborators.

It will have equipment such as meteorological towers, wind profilers and radar for the cloud.

 

First Indian fencer to qualify for Olympics

Bhavani Devi from Tamil Nadu is the first Indian woman player to qualify for the Olympics, who was awarded by the Fencing Association of India.

The 27-year-old qualified for the Tokyo Olympics via the Adjusted Official Ranking (AOR) method.

In late March 2021, Bhavani reached the semifinal in the Women’s Fencing Championship at the 31st Senior National Fencing Championships at Delhi Public School.

 

Water power minister approved the incentive fund

Water Power Minister Gajendra Singh Sekhawat has sanctioned Rs 465 crore as a Performance Incentive Fund for seven states under the Jal Jeevan Mission.

These states are Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.

For performance incentive grants, the criteria include physical and financial progress under the Water Life Mission.


Negative RT-PCR report for entry into Gujarat

The Gujarat government has made it mandatory for those coming from other states to have a negative RT-PCR.

This order will come into force from 1 April 2021.

The examination report must not be older than 72 hours.

Earlier, the government had created a negative test report which should be only for people coming from neighboring Maharashtra where the epidemic is widespread.

 

DD Free Dish crosses 40 million subscriber mark

DD Free Dish, a multi-channel free-to-air direct-to-home service of community broadcaster Prasar Bharati, has an projected 40 million subscribers.

According to FICCI-EY Media Entertainment’s annual report for 2021, DD Free Dish has an estimated base of more than 40 households.

DD Free Dish presently hosts 161 TV channels, counting 91 Doordarshan channels, 70 private and 48 radio channels.

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