National current affairs- March 17, 2021

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National current affairs- March 17, 2021

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1-The Indian Parliament is considering a proposal to form friendship groups with friendly nations.

2-Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Jitendra Singh, said it is time to tap immense tourism potential in the north eastern regions post Covid.

3-Ahead of Assam polls, new Bodo terrorist outfit National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) have returned.

4-RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav has breathed fire at Sugarcane Minister Pramod Kumar for his offensive gesture in the Bihar Vidhan Sabha.

5-The Karnataka State Board of Wakfs has prohibited the use of loudspeakers between 10 pm and 6 am during ‘azaan’ or the Islamic call.

6-Despite the impact of Covid 19, as many as 56 lakh students have registered for UP Board exams.

7-Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s absence continues to be felt in Goa.

8-Himachal’s Mandi BJP MP Ram Swaroop Sharma found hanging at Delhi residence.

9-Former Union Minister and BJP leader Dilip Gandhi has passed away.

10-Former NDA Union Minister P.C. Thomas is set to return to the Congress-led UDF.

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11- IPS officers Kuldiep Singh and M.A. Ganapathy are appointed as Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the National Security Guard (NSG), respectively.

12-The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is likely to take over probe into Mumbai-based businessman Mansukh Hiren’s death.

13-Mumbai’ Municipal Commissioner I. S. Chahal was honoured with ‘Lokmat Maharashtrian of the Year 2021 Award’ for Covid control in Mumbai.

14-DMK president M K Stalin has challenged CM K Palaniswami and the Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam to unravel Jayalalitha’s ‘mysterious’ death.

15-Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati has sought free Covid vaccine for the poor.

16-Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar said India sent medicines to 150 nations & vaccines to 72.

17- In a SUV case, Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh was shunted and he was replaced with current Director-General of Police Hemant Nagrale.

18-Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has recommended retired High Court judge Seetharama Murti as the chairperson of the state human rights commission (SHRC).

Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy
Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy

19-The post-graduate course ‘Kashi Studies’ got finalised by the social sciences faculty of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU).

20-Samrat Chaudhary, Bihar Panchayati Raj minister has insulted Bihar Vidhan Sabha Speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha with his remark ‘not to get too anxious’ and the house was adjourned.

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21-Uttar Pradesh’s Guru Dham Mandir near Pratapgarh has turned into a Covid hotspot after congregation.

22- NCTD- National Capital Territory of Delhi

PRC- The Pay Revision Commission

23-The Supreme Court has sought reply from Centre and states, over the alleged cancellation of nearly four crore ration cards, without linkages with the Aadhaar card.

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24- The cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu met Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. He is likely to be reinducted into the Punjab cabinet.

25-Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said the state government to set up 3 Covid care centres in Bengaluru.

Yediyurappa
The Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri B.S. Yediyurappa

26-West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has released the election manifesto of Trinamool Congress, promised 5L jobs each year.

27-Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said new Education Policy(NEP) will establish India as a knowledge superpower.

28-Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials raided actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam’s treasurer’s residence, seized Rs 8 cr.

29-Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has emphasised that MPTC and ZPTC elections should be completed to deal with resurging Covid infection.

30-Jammu and Kashmir’s former Deputy Chief Minister Muzaffar Hussain Baig has joined the Sajad Lone-led People’s Conference.

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31-Schools in Telangana have been emerging new hotspots of Covid.

32-‘TRP rating’ case: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached properties of 3 television channels Fakt Marathi, Box Cinema and Maha Movie in Delhi, Indore, Mumbai and Gurugram.

33-Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said the state government will carry out mega vaccination drive every Monday, Tuesday.

Manohar Lal Khattar
Manohar Lal Khattar

34-The Hawaii-based United States Air Force Band of the Pacific collaborated with Indian Ghatam player Giridhar Udupa.

35-A POCSO court in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu has awarded death sentence to Sunil Kumar (20), for raping a five-year-old girl.

36-Alla Ramakrishna Reddy, Mangalagiri YSRCP MLA said there is no ‘escape’ for the former Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, former minister P Narayana in land grabbing case.

37-Twenty-six sportspersons got government jobs in Punjab, Punjab Minister for Sports Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi said.

38-Hemant Nagrale is the new Mumbai Police chief. The Maharashtra government has shunted out Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh.

39-Indian Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan has been named Chairman of ‘Stop TB Partnership Board’.

40-Himachal Pradesh government has invited Swiss investment in tourism, winter sports and information technology.

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41-Extradited gangster Rajendra Nikalje alias Chhota Rajan convicted, and has been sentenced to 10 yrs in attempted murder case.

42-Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala said Haryana state government will increase matching grants for village ‘chaupals’.

43- Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation (KSCF) is all set to launch a national campaign to provide justice to child victims.

44- Delhi city ranks as the 10th most polluted in the world. It is the most polluted national capital across the world.

45- The Gauhati High Court has given the relief for higher wages for Assam tea garden workers.

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