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Explanation: Centre will launch pilot project on ornamental fisheries with total outlay of over 61 crore rupees. The major objectives of the pilot project is to promote ornamental fish culture with cluster-based approach, to augment ornamental fisheries trade and export earnings and to create employment opportunities for the rural and periurban population. Agriculture Ministry in a release said, a total of 8 potential States have been identified including Assam, West Bengal, Odisha, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Kerala.
Explanation: An All India Institute of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy will be opened at Mata Mansa Devi complex in Panchkula. This institute would be developed on the pattern of Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal informed the State Assembly today that Union Ministry of Ayush has approved this proposal. He said, Haryana Government has taken possession of the land for opening the institute.
Explanation: The Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB) sanctioned loans to 1,000 women entrepreneurs for various income generating economic activities across the country on the eve of International Women’s Day. With the vision of ‘Empowering Women Economically,’ BMB organised a workshop to encourage women entrepreneurs at the registered office of the bank in Delhi to give the loans.
Explanation: The Board of Control for Cricket in India has awarded Rs. 1 crore to the Indian blind cricket team that won the Twenty20 World Cup last month by beating arch-rivals Pakistan in the title clash in Bengaluru. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators on February 25.
Explanation: India on Saturday successfully test-fired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, which is capable of carrying a warhead of 300 kg, from a test range along the Odisha coast. The missile has already been inducted into the Army and Navy, while the Air Force version is in the final stage of its trial, DRDO officials said.
Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lauded the passage of Maternity Benefit Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha, calling it a landmark moment in the efforts towards women-led development. In a series of tweets, Mr Modi said, Maternity Benefit Amendment Bill ensures better health and wellbeing of the mother and child and increase in maternity leave is a welcome provision. He said, employment of women is protected through the Bill. He said, mandatory provision of crèche in offices is also laudable.
Explanation: Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu today inaugurated the country’s largest waste-to-power plant at Narela-Bawana in New Delhi. Inaugurating the 24 Mega Watt plant, Mr Naidu said without a scientific solid waste management system objectives of Swachh Bharat Mission cannot be achieved. He said solid waste management was one of the challenges in the country. The Minister said the plant would not only dispose of 1,300 Metric Tonne waste on a daily basis but also produce compost and energy. Mr Naidu said, this plant can be taken as an example by other corporations to emulate the model.
Explanation: Aishwaryaa R Dhanush, the elder daughter of actor Rajinikanth, performed Bharatanatyam at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on the occasion of International Women’s Day on Wednesday. Aishwaryaa, who is married to actor Dhanush, is also the UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador of India. Meanwhile, the event was organised by the Permanent Mission of India to the UN.
Explanation: Member of the European Union have reached a deal to create headquarters for military training operations, a move aimed at developing a foreign and security policy independent of NATO and the United States. The first task of the headquarters, which will be located in Brussels, will be to streamline anti-terrorist efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali and Somalia.
Explanation: India’s first air-conditioned rail ambulance was unveiled in Mumbai. The Central Railway ambulance aims to provide victims of train accidents emergency treatment within the first hour, when chances of survival are highest. An official said the rail ambulance is capable of providing medical facilities to 50 patients at a time and transporting organs between states for transplants.
Explanation: Arunachal Pradesh Assembly has adopted a private member resolution to formulate a policy on recruitment and equitable distribution of teachers in schools in the state. Education Minister Honchun Ngandam replying to queries relating to shortage of teachers said that 1500 new teacher posts will be created very soon and sought the support of Chief Minister Pema Khandu in the matter.
Explanation: Pakistan government today introduced a constitutional amendment bill in Parliament to revive the controversial special military courts for trying hardcore militants.Apart from changes sought in the constitution to set up such courts, another bill was presented to seek amendment in the army law to enable military to regulate these courts. Law Minister Zahid Hamid moved both the bills in the National Assembly, the lower house of parliament.
Explanation: Iceland became the first country in the world to force companies to prove they pay all employees the same, regardless of gender, sexuality or nationality. The country’s government announced a new law that will require every company with 25 or more staff to get a certificate demonstrating pay equality. Notably, Iceland has pledged to eradicate gender pay gap by 2022.
Explanation: Following Tamil Nadu, traders in Kerala have decided to stop sale of drinks produced by Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, to promote local beverages like lime soda. The boycott is in protest against exploitation of groundwater by the companies amid threats of a drought. Around seven lakh shops and traders will join the boycott, which will formally be announced on March 14.
Explanation: The Indian football team slipped two places to be at 132nd in the latest FIFA rankings issued yesterday. India secured 233 points, which is 11 lower than its previous month’s total. Among the countries from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), India rose a place to 19th among 46 nations. Iran, ranked 33rd internationally, leads the way. Among the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) members, India are comfortably placed the highest.
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