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30th March 2021

30th March 2021
1. MICE road show – Meet In India
   • MICE stand for – Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions.
   • Ministry of tourism, in association with the Madhya Pradesh government and India convention promotion bureau.
   • To promote India as MICE destination.
   • Also inaugurated Chhatrasal Convention Center under the Swadesh Darshan scheme in Khajurao.

2. Saurabh Garg appointed as CEO of UIDAI.
   • Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), A statutory authority established in January 2009 by the Government of India.
   • Under the Jurisdiction of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
   • Adhaar is the world’s largest biometric Id system. The most sophisticated Id in the World.

3. Mythlobacterium Ajmali, new bacteria found on ISS.
   • ISS – International Space Station.
   • Revealed the presence of genes that are involved in promoting plant growth.
   • Study were published in the Journal – Frontiers in Microbiology.
   • To honor the renowned Indian Biodiversity Scientist – Dr. Ajmal Khan
   • Research Team was led by – Dr.Kasthuri Venkateswaran
   • The bacterial strains belong to the family – Mythlobacteriaceae.

4. Mahinder Giri – became the only Asian to win International Ranger Award.
   • For his efforts towards reducing the Human – Wildlife conflict in and around the RTR.
   • RTR – Rajaji Tiger Reserve (Uttarakhand)
   • The award was announced by the International Union for conservation of Nature and World Commission on protected areas.

5. UP to have maximum number of international airports in the country.
   • Kushinagar Airport, got the Directorate General of Civil Aviations’s approval recently, becoming the third licensed International airport in UP after Lucknow and Varanasi.
   • Next 2 – Jewar International Airport, Ayodhya International Airport.

6. The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT Delhi) on Thursday announced that is setting up an Atmospheric Observatory.
   • To do research, track atmospheric problems like air pollution and suggest solutions to migrate pollution, erratic monsoon and extreme weather events associated with climate change.
   • In Sonepat at a cost of Rs.125 crore.
   • The first of its kind observatory in the heart of the Indo – Gigantic belt will enable researchers to make new discoveries.

7. World Development Report 2021 – data for better lives
   • World bank group has released it’s flagship.
   • It is about changing the potential of the data landscape to improve the lives of poor people.
   • The report is published annually since 1978.
   • It consists of 5 organizations – IBRD, IDA, IFC, MIGA, ICSID.

8. Cochin Shipyard Ltd. Delivers ‘M.V. Sindhu’, Passengers cum cargo Vessel for Andaman & Nicobar .

9. Shaheed Ashfaq Ulla Khan zoological park – Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh (First Zoo in Purvanchal).

10. 1232 km: The Long Journey Home, new book by “Vinod Kapri”.

11. Arunachal Pradesh CM Prema Khandu launched “Dekho Apna Pradesh”

12. NASA launches pictures of frosty sand dunes.
   • The picture has been captured by Mars Reconnaissance Orbitor.

13. The central government announced the presidential assent to the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021 through a gazette notification.
   • According to the legislation, the “government” in Delhi means the “Lieutenant Governor” and the city government will now have to seek the opinion of the L-G before taking any executive plan.
   • Parliament passed the Bill last week – Lok Sabha on March 22nd and Rajya Sabha on March 24th.

March 30, 2021