Important Weekly Current Affairs PDF Download (Mar 01 to 08th Mar 2021)

Dear Readers, Here we have given the list of Important Weekly Current Affairs of 01st to 08th March 2021. Candidates those who are preparing for Upcoming SBI Clerk 2021 and other competitive exams can make use of it.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: DAYS

  • World NGO Day is commemorated on 27th February every year across the world.
  • Rare Disease Day is held on the last day of February every year to raise awareness of rare diseases.
  • Every year, National Science Day is celebrated on February 28, to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir CV Raman, back in 1928
  • Protein Day is an annual awareness day observed on February 27th, that aims to rally towards the mission of protein awareness and sufficiency in India.
  • The Zero Discrimination Day is held every year on 1 March.Zero Discrimination Day is an annual day celebrated by the United Nations (UN) and other international organisations.
  • The 45th Civil Accounts Day was celebrated in New Delhi.
  • The Third Jan Aushadhi Diwas celebrations began Mar 01. The week-long celebrations will go on till 7th of March.
  • The world observes World Hearing Day on March 3,every year. This year, the theme is ‘Screen, Rehabilitate, Communicate’, to address hearing loss and ear diseases across the life course
  • World Wildlife Day is observed annually on March 3 to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s flora and fauna.
  • National Safety Day is observed on March 4 every year to commemorate the foundation of the National Safety Council.
  • On March 4 India is celebrated as National Security Day (Rashtriya Suraksha Diwas) every year, in the honor of the Indian Security Forces.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: NATIONAL NEWS

  • Chenab bridge, the world’s tallest railway bridge over Chenab River in Kouri area, will achieve another engineering milestone.
  • National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has announced that UPI AutoPay has now gone live on Gaana.
  • Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar has said that the new guidelines for social media intermediaries, OTT platforms and Digital Media will bring uniformity among all in the field of media.
  • Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated Saras Aajeevika Mela 2021 at Noida Haat.
  • Directorate General of Civil Aviation, DGCA has allowed domestic flight operators to give concessions in ticket prices to travellers who carry no baggage or only cabin baggage.
  • The City Innovation Exchange (CiX)platform was launched by Shri Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs at an online event.
  • Department of Drinking Water and SanitationMinistry of Jal Shakti has announced the selection of twelve iconic sites under Phase IV of Swachh Iconic Places.
  • Khadi and Village Industry Commission’s e-Market Portal has registered a gross turnover of over one crore 10 lakh rupees in just eight months of its launch.
  • Union Minister of Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan highlighted how science technology and innovation (STI) would impact our future in education, skills and functioning in the post-pandemic world.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that there is a lot of contribution of the power of science in the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Campaign’.
  • Government has said that monitoring and predictive analysis of prices of essential commodities has taken a giant step forward in India Mobile App for price monitoring of 22 essential commodities.
  • Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh inaugurated the first academic session of MBBS students at Government Medical College, Doda in Jammu division of Jammu and Kashmir for the 2020-21 batch.
  • The Land Ports Authority of India (LPAI)celebrated its 9th Foundation Day on 01 March 2021.
  • Consumer Affairs Minister Piyush Goya lvirtually presided the Third Governing Council Meeting of the Bureau of Indian Standards.
  • Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari launched the Real-Time Monitoring System of Toll Plazas at a function in New Delhi.
  • Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry launched the field assessment of Swachh Survekshan -2021 at a web event in New Delhi.
  • Minister for Social justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot will virtually launch “Sugamya Bharat App” and a handbook entitled “Access – The Photo Digest”.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Maritime India Summit-2021through video conferencing.
  • On World Wildlife Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has saluted all those working towards wildlife protection.
  • India announced it will send a consignment of1,000 metric tonnes of rice and 100,000 tablets of Hydroxychloroquine to drought-hit Madagascar.
  • The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi was apprised of the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)between India and French Republic in the field of renewable energy cooperation. 
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the inaugural session on ‘Harnessing Education, Research and Skill Development for an Atmanirbhar Bharat’.
  • Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ released the study material of Indian Knowledge Tradition courses of National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Government on 2nd March 2021 notified comprehensive amendments to the Insurance Ombudsman Rules, 2017, with a view to improve the working of the Insurance Ombudsman mechanism to facilitate resolution of complaints regarding deficiencies in insurance services in a timely, cost-effective and impartial manner.
  • The ‘Made in India’ optical spectrograph named as Aries-Devasthal Faint Object Spectrograph & Camera (ADFOSC) is indigenously designed and developed by Aryabhatta Research Institute of observational sciences (ARIES), Nainital.
  • Union Minister Nitin Gadkari announced that the Nag River Pollution Abatement Project has been approved at a cost of over Rs 2,117 crore.
  • Wiprohas joined the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) ‘Partnering for Racial Justice in Business’ initiative to promote a culture of diversity, inclusion, equity and justice for people of all racial backgrounds in the workplace.
  • Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar held a meeting with representatives of Over the Top, OTT industry and explained to them the provisions of the new OTT rules.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to former Chief Minister of Odisha Biju Patnaik on his 105th Birth Anniversary(5th March).
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a virtual summit with his Swedish counterpart Stefan Löfven. 
  • Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ announced opening of two new Kendriya Vidyalayas in Karnataka and Punjab. 
  • A three-day Combined Commanders’ Conference will begin at Kevadia in Gujarat.
  • Indian Medicines Pharmaceutical Corporation Limited (IMPCL)will sell products on the Government e-Market (GeM) portal.
  • India commemorated the ‘Chabahar Day’ on March 04, 2021 on the sidelines of the Maritime India Summit-2021 which was held from March 2-4, 2021.
  • Madhya PradeshWest Bengal and Odisha are the best performing Indian states in land record digitisation, according to an annual land records index prepared by Delhi-based think-tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER).
  • The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO)has kept the interest rates unchanged on provident fund deposits at 8.5 per cent for financial year 2020-21.
  • Dr Harsh Vardhan encouraged scientists of CSIR laboratories across the country to develop the land available at each laboratory to be set up as a model under the “CSIR Floriculture Mission”.
  • The Government has constituted a National Committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to commemorate 75 years of India’s Independence.
  • Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ inaugurated the New Delhi World Book Fair 2021 – Virtual Edition. 
  • new cultural centre of the High Commission of India was inaugurated by the External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar in Dhaka. 
  • Women visitors will be allowed free entry to all centrally protected monuments to mark International Women’s Day.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: INTERNATIONAL NEWS.

  • An Indian company Omega Seiki will set up an electric vehicle plant in Bangladesh.
  • Russia has successfully launched its first satellite to monitor the Arctic’s climate and environment.
  • Global money laundering watchdog the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) decided to keep Pakistan on its terrorism financing “grey list”.
  • External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar has congratulated Foreign Minister of Brazil Ernesto Araújo for successful launch of Amazonia-1 on ISRO’s PSLVC51 Mission.
  • The Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha Television channels that broadcast the proceedings of the upper and lower Houses of Parliament, respectively, have been merged into a single entity.
  • Israel’s president formally received the first-ever ambassador from the United Arab Emirates, following last year’s historic agreement between the countries.
  • new passenger train service between Dhaka and New Jalpaiguri is set to start from 26th of March marking the 50th Anniversary of the liberation of Bangladesh. 
  • The UN General Assembly adopted by consensus a resolution sponsored by India and supported by over 70 nations declaring 2023 as the International Year of Millets
  • SpaceX successfully tested its Starship SN10 prototype rocket after two recent failed attempts.
  • The Government of Bangladesh has launched its national app portal bdapps.com.
  • External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar spoke to his German counterpart Heiko Maas.
  • Australian conservationists unveiled plans to build the world’s first refuge for the platypus, to promote breeding and rehabilitation as the duck-billed mammal faces extinction due to climate change.
  • The Food Waste Index Report 2021, from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and partner organisation WRAP, said that around 931 million tonnes of food waste was generated in 2019,sixty-one per cent of which came from households, 26 per cent from food service and 13 per cent from retail.
  • Anil Ambani-led Reliance Power has formed a joint venture with Japan-headquartered Jera Co. Inc to develop a new gas-fired power generation project in Bangladesh.
  • India has extended a grant of 17 million Nepali Rupees to Nepal to build a new school building in Rupandehi district of the country under the Nepal-Bharat Maitri Development Partnership.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: STATE NEWS

  • Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched 5 online services of the Women and Child Development Department and Mission Shakti.
  • Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Andhra Pradesh to develop the MSME ecosystem in the State.
  • In Kerala, amid the Covid-19 pandemic the devotees will take part in the Attukal pongala from their homes.
  • In Gujarat, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel launched ‘Gujarat Budget’ mobile application at Gandhinagar.  
  • Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan laid the foundation stone of Mon Medical College covering 30 acres of land at District Hospital Mon, Nagaland.
  • In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha who is also the Chancellor of Sher-i-Kashmir University of Agriculture Science and Technology Kashmir (SKUAST-Kashmir) inaugurated a 2-day long 6th Technology Exhibition cum Seed Sale Mela on the theme “Shaping the Future Farming for Better Returns” at Shalimar campus of the University in Srinagar.
  • The Union Minister of Health Harsh Vardhan arrived in Manipur.
  • In Ladakh, Councillor (Town) LAHDC, Kargil Haji Mohammad Abass Adulpa inaugurated a Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Kendra at District Hospital, Kargilto celebrate the Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Diwas-2021.
  • In the eastern Ladakh region, zero border villages are now getting better connectivity by all means.
  • Nagaland launched its first air cargo services from Dimapur
  • Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Pratap Chandra Sarangi have expressed concern over the fire spreading in the forest areas of Similipal in the Mayurbhanj district of Odisha, which is a Tiger Reserve and also an important biosphere reserve of the country.
  • A two-day national seminar on National Education Policy and its Implementation, organised by Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal, NITI Aayog and Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal
  • Newly formed Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir Union Territories will have a separate cell in National Commission for Women (NCW). 
  • Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has tweeted that Bengaluru has emerged as the most livable city in India in the Ease of living Survey conducted by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  • The Karnataka government has launched the country’s maiden Engineering Research & Development (ER&D) Policy to raise its contribution to the sector in the country to 45%in the next five years.
  • The Udaipur Science Centre, at UdaipurTripura was dedicated to the people by the Governor of Tripura, Shri Ramesh Bais on 28th February 2021.
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Railway Station of Central Railway is the first railway station in Maharashtra to be awarded with Gold certification as per CII’s Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) ratings.
  • The first of its kind in North Kashmir, Community Radio Station with the tagline “Radio Chinar 90.4, Har Dil Ki Dhadkan”was inaugurated 04 Mar 2021 by the Indian Army for the Awam in Mazbugh, Sopore.
  • In Meghalaya, the State Government launched the online registration portal for migrant workers under the Meghalaya Identification Registration (Safety and Security) of Migrant Workers Act 2020, in a function organized by the Labour Department in Shillong.
  • Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S .Jagan Mohan Reddy has launched the AP Fact Check website and Twitter account at his camp office. 

CURRENT AFFAIRS: BANKING NEWS

  • The growth in India’s real GDP during 2020-21 is estimated at -8 percent as compared to the growth rate of 4.0 per cent in 2019-20.
  • The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has directed all general and health insurance companies to mandatorily offer a standard personal accident insurance policy by 1 April, 2021.
  • Private lenders HDFC Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank have initiated exchanges that they have invested in Ferbine Private Limited.
  • Federal Bank is set to launch credit cards in coming months and remains bullish about growth opportunities on the retail portfolio.
  • Digital financial services firm Paytm said it achieved over 2 billion monthly transactions on its platform, driven by growth in offline payments and financial services.
  • SBI General Insurance and Indian Overseas Bank have signed a bancassurance agreement for distribution of non-life offerings.
  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi)eased the listing norms for large companies, apparently paving the way for the much-awaited mega float of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC).
  • The State Bank of India (SBI) Mutual Funds has launched its first overseas offering on 1 March 2021.
  • Private sector lender Kotak Mahindra Bank will handle the salary account of the Indian army personnel.
  • The World Bank plans to introduce a $100-million credit guarantee scheme to boost India’s rooftop solar programme.
  • PNB Housing Finance said it has tied up with Yes Bank for a strategic co-lending service that will facilitate retail home loans at competitive rates.
  • RBI has announced through a notification issued dated 22 February 2021 that Fino Payments Bank has been included in the Second Schedule to the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.
  • Bank of India organised a cricket tournament for AMO Guntur, Zonal Office Vijayawada and AMO Tirupati at Pichukulagunta Grounds in Guntur. 
  • The ‘E-Daakhil’ portal for consumer grievance redressal is now operational in 15 states and Union Territories (UTs). 
  • National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) partnered with SBI Payments to announce the launch of ‘RuPay SoftPoS’ for millions of Indian merchants.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: APPOINTMENTS

  • Sharad Goklani has been appointed as President & CTO at AU Small Finance Bank.
  • United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has announced the appointment of Ligia Noronha of India as Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the New York Office of the United Nations Environment Programme.
  • Secretary of Department of Economic Affairs Tarun Bajaj has been given additional charge of Department of Revenue.
  • Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar took charge as the Flag Officer Commanding-In-Chief of Western Naval Command. 
  • Public-sector lender Canara Bank said its Executive Director Matam Venkata Rao has been appointed as the new MD & CEO of Central Bank of India.
  • KPMG in India appoints Anindya Basu as National Managing Partner.
  • Jaideep Bhatnagar has taken over as Principal Director General, Press Information Bureau.
  • Manpreet Vohra, presently the Ambassador of India to Mexico, has been appointed as the next High Commissioner to Australia, the Ministry of External Affairs (EAM)
  • Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC)confirmed the appointment of former Australia all-rounder, Tom Moody, as the new Director of Cricket.
  • IPS officer Kuldiep Singh has assumed the additional charge of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPFdirector general (DG).
  • Six-time world champion pugilist Mary Kom has been appointed as the Chairperson of the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) champions and veterans committee.
  • Senior diplomat Manpreet Vohra has been appointed as India’s next High Commissioner to Australia, the Ministry of External Affairs
  • Drug major Glenmark Pharma said it has signed cricketer Rohit Sharma as brand ambassador for its product Candid Powder. 
  • American filmmaker Zack Snyder will be presented with the first-ever Valiant Award from The Hollywood Critics Association at the virtual fourth Annual HCA Film Awards ceremony.
  • An Indian-origin veteran of the financial services industry has been appointed as the first vice president and chief operating officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
  • In Karnataka, the Major and Medium Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi has resigned after he was allegedly caught up in a sex scandal CD released.
  • Piramal appoints Saurabh Mittal as Chief Technology Officer of its Retail Finance Business.
  • Biocon Biologics Ltd., a fully integrated ‘pure play’ biosimilars company and a subsidiary of Biocon Ltd, announced that Mr Susheel Umesh has joined Biocon Biologics as the Chief Commercial Officer – Emerging Markets (CCO-EMs) w.e.f. March 1, 2021.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: BUSINESS NEWS

  • Announcing the fellowships, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, Prof. K. Vijay Raghavan said, India is a diverse cultural wonder with our practices and lifestyle being confronted by many environmental challenges.
  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Board has approved sale of its 61.65 percent stake in Numaligarh Refinery for 9,875 crore rupees. 
  • The gross GST revenue collected in the month of February is one lakh 13 thousand 143 crore rupees. 
  • Academy of Fraud Investigations along with Consult Verraton have developed Trayambak, a solution to prevent ATM, online banking and PoS (point of sale)
  • Homegrown payments and banking technology company, Cashfree on announced its partnership with PayPal to enable international payments for merchants.
  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Board has approved sale of its 61.65 percent stake in Numaligarh Refinery for 9,875 crore rupees.
  • India received the highest ever Foreign Direct Investments of over 67 billion US dollars for the first nine months of a financial year, last year. 
  • E-commerce Company Amazon has renewed its iOS and Android app icon
  • State-owned Indian Bank will divest stake in joint venture entity ASREC (India) Ltd as part of asset monetisation exercise. 

CURRENT AFFAIRS: AWARDS AND HONOURS

  • Late American actor Chadwick Boseman has been awarded the prestigious Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will receive the CERA Week global energy and environment leadership award during an annual international energy conference next week.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will receive the CERA Week Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award this week in recognition of his commitment to sustainability in the energy and the environment.
  • The Golden Globes 2021 ceremony was held March 1.
  • The first M K Arjunan Master award was conferred on lyricist Sreekumaran Thampi.
  • Lijo Jose Pellissery’s Jallikattu has been nominated for the prestigious Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Golden Reel Awards, which honour various categories in the entertainment sector.
  • The Rotary Police Engagement (ROPE) Lifetime Achievement awards were presented to senior police officers in the state who have taken the initiative to modernise and popularise Kerala Police.
  • The 30th Bihari Puraskar for 2020 will be given to Mohankrishna Bohara for his Hindi book of Criticism, titled Taslima: Sangharsh aur Sahitya.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will receive the CERAWeek Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award. 
  • The Tata Nexon EV won the inaugural Green Car
  • As part of Women’s Day observance celebrationsJCI Trivandrum Green City is honouring some of the eminent personalities in the social cause and education field from the city. 
  • Bangladesh has announced the names of 9 individuals and one organization for conferring the Independence Award, the highest civilian award of Bangladesh for the year 2021.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: MOU’S

  • As part of the Maritime India Summit 2021, Cochin Port Trust has signed three MoU’s for developing a Free Trade Warehousing Zone, Cryogenic Warehous and Aviation Fuel Terminal.
  • The Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT)has signed MoUs worth about Rs 30,000 crore with port-led industries and government agencies ahead of the Maritime India Summit 2021, which will be held in virtual mode from March 2.
  • The Dharwad-headquartered Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank(KVGB) has signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Our Food Pvt Ltd, Visakhapatnam, for arranging cost-effective processing units to farmers through the bank loan.
  • Ministry of Textiles and Ministry of Agriculture signed an MoU to amplify sericulture activities in the country in the presence of Textiles Minister Smriti Irani and Minister of State for Agriculture Parshottam Rupala. 
  • Telangana Grameena Bank, Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank becomes first RRBs in the country to adopt this tech that offers zero contact on boarding of customers, at par with commercial banks.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: DEFENCE NEWS

  • Suryakirans, Sarang and Light Combat Aircraft Tejaswill participate in an air show in Colombo from March 3 to 5 as part of the 70th-anniversary celebrations of the Sri Lankan Air Force.
  • The Indian Air Force (IAF)will participate in the Exercise Desert Flag-VI along with the air forces of the UAE, the US, France, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Bahrain for the first time.
  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully tested a flight demonstration based on Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) technology from the Integrated Test Range in Odisha’s Chandipur.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

  • In the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) first mission of the year, the country’s polar rocket successfully launched Brazilian satellite Amazonia-1 and 18 other satellites from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: ARTS & CULTURE

  • The third and final edition of the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav 2021 in West Bengal organized by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India began on 27th February 2021 at Murshidabad, West Bengal. 

CURRENT Affairs: BOOKS AND AUTHORS

  • Anindya Dutta has written the book titled “Advantage India: The Story of Indian Tennis”.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: RANKING

  • Asia’s richest person and Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani has been ranked eighth on the Hurun Global Rich List 2021. 
  • Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri announced the release of the final rankings of Ease of Living Index-2020 and the Municipal Performance Index-2020 in New Delhi in an online event.
  • Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has congratulated 12 Indian Institutions on securing a position in top 100 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: AGREEMENTS

  • State Bank of India has tied up with JPMorgan to use the US bank’s blockchain technology to speed up overseas transactions.
  • India and the Philippines have signed a key agreement to facilitate government-to-government deals on military hardware, including the potential supply of BrahMos cruise missiles.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: SUMMITS & CONFERENCES

  • Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has participated virtually in the First G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meeting under the Italian Presidency to discuss policy actions for transformative and equitable recovery.
  • Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has virtually addressed the Global Indian Physicians Congress, organised by the Global Association for Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO), through video conference.
  • The Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Health & Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the second edition of Global Bio-India-2021 in New Delhi through virtual mode.
  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of the King-dom of SwedenE. Stefan Löfven held a Virtual Summit where they discussed bilateral issuesand other regional and multilateral issues of mutual interest.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: SPORTS

  • Yusuf Pathan, former India all-rounder, announced his retirement from all formats of cricket.
  • Pacer Vinay Kumar announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
  • The Indian trio of Mairaj Ahmed Khan, Angad Vir Singh Bajwa and Gurjoat Khangura won the bronze medal in men’s skeet team event at the International Shooting Sport Federation tournament (ISSF) Shotgun World Cup in Cairo.
  • India’s star wrestler Vinesh Phogat defeated 2017 world champion V Kaladzinskay to win the gold medal at the Outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial tournament.
  • The All India Football Federation confirmed Odisha as the venue for the 2020-21 edition of the Indian Women’s League.
  • In Boxing, Deepak Kumar (52kg)wins the silver medal at the 72nd Strandja Memorial Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • The Indian Deaf Cricket Association (IDCA) affiliated and recognized by the Deaf International Cricket Council (DICC) will organize the 2nd ODI National Zone Cricket Championship league for the deaf from March 1 to 5, 2021.
  • Mumbai City FC beat ATK Mohun Bagan 2-0 and finished at the top of the ongoing Indian Super League, thereby clinching the ISL League Winners Shield and securing a spot in the 2022 AFC Champions League.
  • On Feb 25 to 28, 2021, Indian shuttlers Varun Kapur and Malvika Bansod registered hard-fought wins to clinch the men’s and women’s singles titles respectively at the 2021 Uganda International in Kampala.
  • India captain Virat Kohli has recorded another century, albeit not on the pitch this time, as he became the first cricketer in the world to have 100 million followers on social media platform Instagram.
  • Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir topped the medals tally in the second edition of Khelo India Winter National Games.
  • India’s Women’s Trap team trio of Kirti GuptaManisha Keer and Rajeshwari Kumari won a silver medal on the concluding day of the year’s first International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Shotgun stage, in Cairo, Egypt, going down 4-6 to Russia in the final.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: OBITUARIES

  • Renowned Malayalam poet, priest and academician Vishnu Narayanan Namboothiridied on. He was 81 years old.
  • Michael Somare, Papua New Guinea’s first prime minister, who played a major role in leading the country to independence from Australia, died  in Port Moresby, the capital. He was 84.
  • Bharatiya Janata Party Lok Sabha MP Nandkumar Singh Chauhan He was 69.

 

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