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Current Affairs One-Liner: 11th March 2021

Published on March 11, 2021
  • ‘Xcelerator Bengaluru' Initiative: The CM of Karnataka, BS Yediyurappa launched this initiative to enhance the growth of women entrepreneurs in the state. Under this initiative, 50,000 women entrepreneurs will be supported for the next three years to grow their businesses. The initiative is jointly developed by the UBUNTU Consortium of Women Entrepreneurs’ Associations, Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME) and Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI).
  • ‘Garima Saving Account’: It was launched by Ujjivan Small Finance Bank. It was launched for women to fulfil their financial needs. The account offers a maximum of 7% of the rate of interest.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 11th March 2021
  • Static Part:
    • HQ of Ujjivan SFB: Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • Books and Authors: Title of e-Book: ‘The Green Queens of India- A Nation’s Pride’
    • Released by: Prakash Javadekar
  • ‘Shyena’: It is an Advanced Light Torpedo (TAL), whose trials were successfully completed from Indian Navy’s Ilyushin Il-38 patrol aircraft. The TAL Shyena is an indigenously developed anti-submarine torpedo system by Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL), lab of DRDO.
  • Awards and Recognition: Mahamadou Issoufou (President of Niger): He has won the 2020 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, which is Africa’s top prize award.
    • Ravichandran Ashwin (India): He has won ICC Men’s Player of the Month for February 2021.
    • Tammy Beaumont (England): She has won ICC Women’s Player of the Month for February 2021.
    • Koneru Humpy (Indian Chess Player): She has won the BBC Indian Sportswoman of the year award.
    • Anju Bobby George (Indian Athlete): She has won the BBC Lifetime Achievement award.
    • Manu Bhaker (Indian Shooter): She has won the BBC Emerging Player-of-the-Year award.
  • India's third Scorpene-class submarine named INS Karanj was commissioned into the Indian Navy. The submarine is a part of six Scorpene-class submarines, built under Project-75 by Mazagon Dock Limited in Mumbai.
  • Important Days and Themes: 10th March 2021: 52nd Raising Day of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
  • Obituaries: Shrikant Moghe: He was Marathi Actor.
  • RBI has Taken out IDBI Bank out of PCA Framework
  • DBS Bank India partnered with TRRAIN
  • Appointments on 11th March 2021
  • Indian Navy signed Contract with Suryadipta Projects
  • ‘NISAR’


Q.1 Who among the following won the BBC Indian Sportswoman of the year award?
a. Koneru Humpy
b. Manu Bhakar
c. Mary Kom
d. Saina Nehwal
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