Daily GK Update 24 March 2021, Daily Current Affairs 2021

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Daily GK Update 24th March 2021, Daily Current Affairs 2021 

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National (Current Affairs)

Cabinet approves India-Japan MoC on Water Resources

Cabinet approves India-Japan MoC on Water Resources

  • The Union Cabinet has given its approval for the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) which was signed between India and Japan for the bilateral cooperation in the field of water resources. This will help in increasing the exchange of information, knowledge and technology.
  • The memorandum of cooperation was signed in between the Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation of the Ministry of Jal Shakti of India and Water & Disaster Management Bureau under the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport & Tourism of Japan.

Note: About Japan

  • Capital: Tokyo
  • Currency: Japanese yen
  • Prime minister: Yoshihide Suga

Shaheed Bhagat Singh Smarak inaugurated in New Delhi

Shaheed Bhagat Singh Smarak inaugurated in New Delhi

  • The Union Minister of Education, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, virtually inaugurated the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Smarak in New Delhi on March 23, 2021.
  • The inauguration took place on the occasion of a programme organised by the University of Delhi on ‘Shaheed Diwas’ to pay homage and commemorate 90 years of the martyrdom of our national icons of the Indian National Movement –Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar and Shivaram Rajguru.

Social Justice Ministry to launch “Poshan Abhiyan” for the Elderly

Social Justice Ministry to launch “Poshan Abhiyan” for the Elderly

  • Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment aims to launch ‘Poshan Abhiyan’ for the Elderly to provide them ‘nutrition support’. Under the mission, supports will be provided to indigent elders who are not staying in Old Age Homes and are victims of malnutrition.
  • Mission will focus on procuring healthy food material which are available locally to serve hot-cooked mid-day meals. Scheme will be implemented by “Gram Panchayats and Urban Municipalities”. ‘Senior Citizens Welfare Fund’ will be utilized to fund & implement the mission.

Banking & Financial

Fitch Ratings revises India’s growth estimate to 12.8% for FY22

Fitch Ratings revises India's growth estimate to 12.8% for FY22

  • American credit rating agency, Fitch, has published its ‘Global Economic Outlook (GEO)’. Fitch has revised GDP growth estimate of India to 12.8% for the fiscal year 2021-2022 from the previous 11%.
  • Ratings were revised in the backdrop of loose fiscal stance, stronger carryover effect, and better virus containment. It also projects that GDP growth will ease to 5.8% in Fiscal Year 2023.

Note: India GDP projected F22 (2021-2022)

  • Word Bank-5.4%
  • ICRA-10.5%
  • Crisil-11%
  • OECD-12.6%
  • Nomura –13.5%
  • Fitch-12.8%
  • UN-7.3%
  • SBI-11%
  • IMF-11.5%
  • India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra)- 10.4%
  • S&P Global Ratings-10%
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)-5%

Sport

India’s Singhraj won gold in Para Shooting World Cup 2021

  • Indian para-athlete Singhraj won the gold medal in the 2021 Para Shooting World Cup at Al Ain in the UAE. He defeated Uzbekistan’s Server Ibragimov to get the top honour in the P1 – Men’s 10m Air Pistol SH1 final.
  • Singhraj pipped Rio 2016 bronze medallist Ibragimov by a thin margin of 2.8 points. 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.

Important Day

24 March – World Tuberculosis (TB) Day

  • World TB Day is celebrated every year on 24 March annually to commemorate the date when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes TB in 1882. This Day is observed to educate people about TB, its impact around the world.
  • Theme 2021: ‘The Clock is Ticking’

Obituary

Noted filmmaker and writer Sagar Sarhadi passes away

Noted filmmaker and writer Sagar Sarhadi passes away

  • Noted writer and filmmaker Sagar Sarhadi, known for films like “Kabhi Kabhie”, “Silsila”, and “Bazaar”, has passed away.
  • He began his career as Urdu short stories writer and entered Bollywood through Yash Chopra’s 1976 “Kabhi Kabhie”, which had Amitabh Bachchan and Raakhee in the lead role.

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