- Thomas Bach, a German Lawyer re-elected as IOC(International Olympic Committee) President.
IOC- Founded in 23rd June 1894;
Headquarters- Lausanne, Switzerland
Director General – Christophe De Kepper
- Anti-dumping duty on Chinese drugs:
Imposed duty on anti-bacterial drug Ciprofloxacin hydrochloride used to treat different types of bacterial infections.
Duty imposed range – USD 0.91 per kg – 3.27 per kg
- Chhattisgarh ranks first in MGNREGA. Providing employment under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Guarantee Employment Act in the financial year 2020-2021.
- ISRO launches sounding rocket RH-560, to study the variations in the neutral winds and plasma dynamics. From Satish Dhawan Space Center.
- India’s first centralized AC terminal in Bengaluru. Anticipated cost of 314 crores announced by Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.
- India’s first dedicated express cargo terminal launched by Kempegowda International Airport. It is exclusively for the export and import of international couriers inaugurated by Chief Commissioner of Customs Bengaluru M.Shrinivas.
- European parliament declares European Union an LGBTIQ freedom zone.
- PM Modi addresses the fourth Global Ayurveda festival on 12th March 2021. 25 countries have taken part in the festival. Venue- Angamaly, Kerala .
- Kendra Sahitya Academy award 2020 winner memoir – Mani Shankar Mukhopadyay ( Bengali writer), for ‘Eka Eka Ekadasi’.
• English- Arundhati Subramaniyam (When God is a traveller)
• Kannada – Verappa Moily (Sri Bahubali Ahimsadigvijayam – epic poetry)
• Hindi – Anamika (Tokri me Digant -Theri Gatha : 2014)
• Tamil – Imayam (Sellatha Panam)
• Telugu – Nikhileshwar
• Gujarati – Hareesh meenashru
• Konkani – R.S Bhaskar
• Sanskrit – Mahesh Chandra Sharma Gowtham
• Dogri – Gian Singh (play)
• Sindhi – Jetho Lalwani (play)
Brand Ambassadors appointed are:
• Kartik Aryan – Doritos, Bata India
• Shilpa Shetty – Nourish (BL Agro Industries)
• Sania Mirza – Possible
• Rohit Sharma – Glenmark Pharma for its candid product