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Explanation: The two-day International Yoga fest will begin in New Delhi today. Our correspondent reports that Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu will inaugurate the fest at Talkatora stadium. More than 3,500 participants including eminent yoga gurus, yoga masters, scholars, policy makers and representatives from 15- 18 countries will participate in this mega event. It will comprise parallel yoga workshop, lectures, Satsang, cultural programmes and yoga demos.
Explanation: Andaman and Nicobar Islands is celebrating the Swachh Shakti Divas today. To mark the occasion, a function will be held at Tagore B Ed College Auditorium this evening. A brief description of Swatch Bharat Mission – Grameen, present status of implementation, documentary presentation and prize distribution will be held on the occasion.
Explanation: European Union launched the fifth satellite of the Copernicus observation program yesterday, which will cut the time of imaging the earth by half. The European Commission said in a statement that latest Copernicus satellite launch will improve services for farmers, fishermen and other users of land and sea maps. The Copernicus earth observation program, created by the European Union, is served by a set of satellites. The program is aimed at improving the life of EU communities by providing near-real-time global environment data.
Explanation: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released a mobile application, Exam Locator, to help students locate their examination centre. A student can find the address, images, geolocation of the centre on the map, and the route to reach there through the application, an official said. CBSE exams for Class 10 and 12 begin on March 9.
Explanation: In Haryana, girl child ratio has increased to 938 per 1000 male children in February. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal today informed this in the house during ongoing budget session of the State Assembly. He told that in January this year, the registered girl child ratio was 922. The Chief Minister said that the gradual increase in the ratio of girl child is result of effective implementation of ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ programme implemented by Prime Minister from Panipat in the country.
Explanation: The State Bank of India (SBI) on Tuesday launched a ‘work from home’ facility to enable employees to work while at home using mobile devices. SBI will centrally control all the work from home-enabled devices to secure their data and applications. Services like cross-sell, marketing and complaints management will also be enabled to be worked from home.
Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated India’s longest cable-bridge in Bharuch, Gujarat, which is 1,344 metres long and 22.8 metres wide. The bridge, built by Larsen and Toubro on river Narmada, has 216 cables of 25-40 metres length. The Rs.379 crore project has a 17.4-metre wide four-lane road, a three-metre wide footpath, and over 400 LED lights.
Explanation: The Indian duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja today became the first set of spinners to be jointly ranked number one in the ICC Test rankings for bowlers. Jadeja caught up with Ashwin in the rankings after the second Test against Australia in Bengaluru which India won yesterday. Jadeja’s seven wickets in the match, which included crucial six wickets in the first innings, have helped him move up one rank to reach the top position for the first time in his career, the ICC said in a statement. The last time two bowlers shared the top spot was in April 2008, when Dale Steyn and Muttiah Muralidaran were at the top.
Explanation: International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women’s Day (IWD) has been observed since in the early 1900’s – a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. International Women’s Day is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity.
Explanation: Haryana Government has decided to enhance the rate of ex-gratia grant given to the family members of the Central Para Military Forces (CPMF), who die in harness or are disabled in performance of their official duties while serving in operational area in war or in terrorist attack. Stating this at Chandigarh today, a spokesman of Sainik and Ardh Sainik Welfare Department said that in case of death in war and action against terrorists and death during internal security duty, operations, election duty, natural calamities and rescue operations the rate of assistance has been enhanced from 20 lakh to 50 lakh rupees.
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