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Current Affairs One-Liner: 14th March 2021

Published on March 14, 2021
  • The GOI will be launching the ‘Atmanirbhar Niveshak Mitra Portal’ for hand-holding, information dissemination and facilitation of domestic investors. It will be launched by 1st May 2021. The portal will provide information about policies, approvals, licenses and new initiatives of central and state governments. It is being developed by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).
  • Tech giant IBM has partnered with Samagra Siksha Uttarakhand, which is the educational mission of the state to launch the ‘IBM STEM for Girls’ program. The program will be executed for 3 years in 130 secondary schools and higher secondary schools of the state. The program will develop skills and career opportunities for the girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 14th March 2021
  • Static Part: 
    • CM of Uttarakhand: Tirath Singh Rawat
    • Governor of Uttarakhand: Baby Rani Maurya
  • PM Narendra Modi launched the Kindle version of Swami Chidbhavananda’s ‘Bhagavad Gita’.
  • Awards and Recognition: Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR): It is awarded King Bhumibol World Soil Day 2020 Award by Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
  • Swarnim International Shivratri Fair: It commenced at historic Paddal ground in Himachal Pradesh.
  • Static Part: 
    • CM of HP: Jairam Thakur
    • Governor of HP: Bandaru Dattatraya
  • Books and Authors: Title of Poetry Book: ‘Hunchprose’
    • Author of Book: Ranjit Hoskote
  • ‘Kalanamak Rice Festival’: It commenced in Uttar Pradesh. It is being held in the Siddharthnagar district of the state. The festival aims to promote historical, nutritional and scientific information about the cultivation of Kala Namak Rice. The festival is organised to fulfil the initiatives of GOI like ‘One District One Product (ODOP)’, ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan' and 'Local for Vocal' campaign.
  • Static Part: 
    • Other festivals which were held recently in UP are: Strawberry Festival in Jhansi and Jaggery Festival in Lucknow
  • 4th Global Ayurveda Festival
  • ‘Wheels of Love’ Programme—Tata Motors
  • Sahitya Akademi Awards 2020
  • PwC's 24th Annual Global CEO Survey


Q.1 In which state was the ‘Kalanamak Rice Festival’ held?
a. Haryana
b. Maharashtra
c. Uttar Pradesh 
d. Madhya Pradesh
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