Current Affairs One-Liner: 18th March 2021

Published on March 18, 2021
  • Samsung India inaugurated a Samsung Innovation Lab at Delhi Technological University (DTU) under the Samsung Innovation Campaign called #PoweringDigitalIndia vision.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of Samsung: Seoul, South Korea
  • As per the data from Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Ministry, the 4 states namely Sikkim, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra have topped in the usage of Drip Irrigation. These states have more than half of the net cultivated farms under drip irrigation facility.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 18th March 2021
  • Static Part: 
    • Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare: Narendra Singh Tomar
  • Awards and Recognition: Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal: They are French artist and educators. They are selected as the laureates of the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2021. This award is an honour in the architecture field.
  • The SEBI has approved Paytm UPI handle (@Paytm UPI Handle) to have fast payment mandates for IPO applications with an aim to benefit users to invest in capital markets through various brokerage platforms.
  • Good Business Score: It is a tech-enabled tool by Vayana Network and CRIF Solutions India. It is launched to support MSMEs to manage their business.
  • ReNew Power: It is an Indian Renewable Energy Company and it is named the Global Lighthouse Company by WEF. The company thus has become the world’s first clean energy company.
  • The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam and M/s. GA Infra Private Limited-Lahoti Buildcon Limited have signed a tripartite Concession Agreement to develop Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) for Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh at the project cost of Rs 99.68 crore.
  • Obituaries: Lou Ottens: He was an inventor of Audio Cassette tapes.
    • Moudud Ahmed: He was a former PM of Bangladesh.
    • Dilip Gandhi: He was a former Union Minister.
  • IBSA Women’s Forum Meeting
  • World Air Quality Report—By Swiss Tech Company
  • RBI Imposed Rs 2 crore Penalty on SBI
  • Appointments on 18th March 2021
  • Italy signed Framework Agreement of the ISA


Q.1 Which of the following state/states topped in the usage of Drip Irrigation?
a. Maharashtra
b. Sikkim
c. Karnataka
d. Andhra Pradesh
e. All of the above

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