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Current Affairs One-Liner: 10th March 2021

Published on March 10, 2021
  • Punjab National Bank Housing Finance Company in partnership with Azad Foundation (Delhi based NGO) to donate electric cars to the women of Jaipur and Indore. The cars will be donated under the initiative of ‘Women With Wheels ‘ of the NGO.
  • Union External Affairs Minister, Dr S. Jaishankar inaugurated a new cultural centre of the High Commission of India in the old India House Building at Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • The first forest healing centre of India was inaugurated at Ranikhet in Kalika Uttarakhand. It is developed by the Research Wing of the Uttarakhand Forest Department.
  • Static Part: 
    • Lakes in Uttarakhand: Skeleton Lake, Dodital, Nainital Lake, Naukuchia Tal, Sat Tal
  • ‘Vikas Asha’ Loan Scheme: It was launched by Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank (KVGB). The scheme will offer a loan of upto Rs 10 lakhs to women entrepreneurs. The loan is having a repayment period of 84 months.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 10th March 2021
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    • HQ of KVGB: Dharwad, Karnataka
  • UNCTAD Technology and Innovation Report 2021: As per this report, India is the biggest performer in frontier technologies which is better than the country's per capita GDP implies. As per the report, India’s actual index ranking is 43 and the estimated one based on per capita income is 108, which indicates that India over-performed other countries by 65 rank positions.
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    • HQ of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD): Geneva, Switzerland
  • Indian Cricket team defeated England to win 4th Test Match and has thus retained Anthony de Mello Trophy for 2020-21. The match was held at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  • Books and Authors: Title of Book: ‘Dynasty to Democracy: The Untold Story of Smriti Irani’s Triumph’
    • Author of Book: Anant Vijay
  • Awards and Recognition: Kiren Bedi (Former Lt. Governor of Puducherry): She was presented with ‘Baton of Honour’ and a Letter of Appreciation by President Ram Nath Kovind
    • Amitabh Bachchan: He will be awarded the 2021 Film Archive Award by The International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF). The award will be conferred to him by legendary filmmakers Christopher Nolan and Martin Scorsese through a virtual ceremony.
  • PM inaugurated ‘Maitri Setu’ between India & Bangladesh
  • Ministry of WCD signed MoU with Invest India
  • Super-75 Scholarship Scheme and Tejaswini Scheme—J&K
  • ‘Yes Essence’—A Women Centric Service
  • OECD predicts India’s GDP growth at 12.6% for FY22

Question: 

Q.1 In which of the following state was the first forest healing centre of India inaugurated?
a. Meghalaya
b. Assam
c. Uttarakhand
d. Tripura
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