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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

PM Modi inaugurates 2nd Edition of Maritime India Summit-2021; Chabahar Day observed during the Summit PM Modi inaugurates Second edition of Maritime India Summit-2021Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated the 2nd Edition of Maritime India Summit-2021 (MIS-2021)-“Exploring the potential business opportunities in Indian Maritime sector and making Aatmanirbhar Bharat”. The Maritime summit is being held from March 2-4, 2021 in a virtual format. On the sidelines of the MIS-2021, Chabahar day was commemorated on March 4, 2021.

  •  The event is organized by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways (MoPSW).
  • Partner Country – Denmark
  • Objective – To promote both International and Domestic investment in India’s Ports & Maritime Sector.
  • Other Organizers – Industry Partner – FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry); Knowledge Partner – ET.
  • The summit was one of the biggest virtual maritime summits in the world.

Major Highlights

  • PM Modi launched ‘Sagar-Manthan’: Mercantile Maritime Domain Awareness Centre (MM-DAC)
  • Around 574 Projects costing USD 82 Billion (~ INR 6 Lakh Crore) have been identified for implementation between 2015-2035 under the Sagarmala Project.
  • During the event, PM Modi released a new e-book titled ‘Maritime India Vision-2030’ which outlined the priorities of the Government for the development of the Maritime Sector.
  •  On the sidelines of the MIS-2021, Chabahar day was commemorated on March 4, 2021.
  • During the event, around 424 MoUs worth INR 3 Lakh Crore were signed.
  •  Cochin Port Trust signed 3 MoUs with various agencies for the development of several projects in Kerala.

About Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways (MoPSW):
Minister of State (I/C) – Mansukh L. Mandaviya   (Rajya Sabha MP representing Gujarat)
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India-Sweden Virtual Summit 2021 held between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi & Stefan Löfven India, Sweden hold virtual summitOn March 5, 2021, a Virtual Summit was held between the Prime Minister (PMs) of India Narendra Modi & Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Sweden, Stefan Lofven.

  • This is the Fifth Interaction between the two PMs since 2015.
  • The key areas of discussion were Healthcare, Biotech, Smart Cities, Smart Grid, Circular Economy & Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Major events during the Summit

  • They welcomed the creation of a Sweden-India Health Hub at AIIMS-Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
  • Sweden announced its decision to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA).
  • Both sides reaffirmed their commitment to the Joint Global Initiative called ‘the Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT)’.

Swedish Company Saab expressed its interest to manufacture its Gripen Fighter Aircraft in India.

  • Concerning this, the PMs of both countries stated that Defence is an important area of collaboration.

About Sweden:
Capital – Stockholm
Currency – Swedish Krona
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India assists Drought hit Madagascar with 1000mt rice & 1 lakh HCQ tablets

On March 3rd, India sent 1,000 metric tonnes (mt) of rice along with 1 lakh Hydroxychloroquine tablets in INS Jalashwa to the drought hit Madagascar. The Indian ocean region country was in severe drought for the past 3 years and currently the situation has worsened. An Indian Navy Training team is sent along with the consignment to train the Madagascar Special Forces. Earlier, In 2018, a consignment of 1,000 metric tonnes of rice was delivered on-board an Indian naval vessel to Madagascar.In March 2020,India delivered 600 tonnes of rice as HADR assistance to Madagascar.

IIT Jammu signed an MoU with Army’s Northern Command Army's Northern Command inks MoU with IIT Jammu newOn March 05, 2021, The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jammu entered into a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with the Indian Army’s Northern Command to provide innovative technical solutions to them about Jammu and Kashmir.
The Command units could solve their unique problems on ground with the strong innovative solutions which will be provided by IIT Jammu through their exhaustive research.
IIT Jammu will be involved in research and product development collaborations with the Northern Command field units to empower them with technical excellence.
About IIT Jammu:
Established – 6th August 2016
Institute Location -Nagrota,Jammu
Director -Manoj Singh Gaur
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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

IAF Chief participated in Sri Lankan Air Force’s 70th anniversary celebrations along with IAF jetsIAF jets to feature in Sri Lankan Air Force's 70th anniversary celebrationsi.The Indian Air Force Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria was on a two day visit to Sri Lanka from March 3-5, 2021 on an invitation from the Commander of the Sri Lankan Air Force (SLAF), Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana. He was invited to attend the inaugural ceremony of 70th-anniversary celebrations of the SLAF consisting of an air show at Galle Face, Colombo.
ii.Apart from the IAF Chief Presence, the event also saw participation of 23 aircrafts of the IAF and Indian Navy along with Suryakirans and Sarang aerobatic display teams and India’s indigenous fighter aircraft Tejas LCA (Light Combat Aircraft).
About Sri Lanka:
Capital– Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte, Colombo
Currency– Sri Lankan rupee
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Gender Inequality has cost the World USD 70 Trillion since 1990: BofA ReportGender inequality has cost world $70 tln since 1990According to a report compiled by the economists of Bank of America (BofA), Gender inequality has cost the world USD 70 Trillion since 1990. It also states that it would take a minimum of 257 years to bridge the gender gap.

  • The Loss of Human Capital Wealth due to Gender Inequality is estimated at USD 160.2 Trillion.
  • If all countries become gender-equal, the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will increase by up to USD 28 Trillion by 2025.
  • The report also states that the LGBTQ+ Community is equal to the 4th Largest Economy in the world at USD 3.9 Trillion.

About Bank of America (BofA):
CEO – Brian Moynihan
Headquarters – Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
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LinkedIn’s ‘The Opportunity Index 2021’ report highlights 85% Indian Women miss promotion on Gender basis

In January 2021, LinkedIn surveyed 10,000 working women in the Asia Pacific region and released “The Opportunity Index 2021”, which revealed that 85% of Indian women felt missed out of Salary hike or promotion because of their gender, while the number stands at 60% in Asia Pacific region. However, 66% felt that gender equality has improved from the time of their parents. Shockingly 9 of 10 women revealed that they were negatively impacted by the pandemic.

BANKING & FINANCE

NPCI tie up with SBI Payments to launch a solution ‘Rupay SoftPoS’NPCI ties-up with SBI Payments to launch ‘RuPay SoftPoS’ solutionOn March 05, 2021, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) partnered with SBI Payments to launch the ‘RuPay SoftPoS’ solution.
Uses of ‘Rupay SoftPoS’ solution and its Working:
It will convert the merchants and retailers NFC enabled smartphones into Point of Sale terminals.
Using this facility merchant were able to do digital payment and acceptance of up to INR 5000 through a simple ‘tap and pay’ mechanism via their smartphones.
Merchants who are having android smartphones can download the supportive app and to choose contactless menu in the app and enter an appropriate amount less than INR 5000 after that the RuPay card can be tapped on the mobile to make transactions immediately.
It is a secure, time efficient and user-friendly method for making payments.
About SBI Payments:
Chairman -Shri Swaminathan Janakiraman
MD & CEO -Giri Kumar Nair
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HDFC ERGO launched Business Kisht Suraksha, to Protect MFIs & Financial Institutions Against CalamitiesHDFC ERGO's new Business Kisht Surakshai.HDFC ERGO General Insurance, a non-life insurance company in the private sector, launched a Business Kisht Suraksha, a unique cover to protect the balance sheet of the Microfinance Institutions(MIFs), Financial institutions and banks against the natural calamities and disasters.
ii.This will address the impacts of calamities on the lending business by compensating against climate change and protect the Financial institutes from rising Non-Performing Asset (NPA). 
Aim:
To limit the impact on the balance sheet of financial institutions due to non-payment of EMIs by borrowers, resulting in listed disasters such as floods, earthquakes and hurricanes.
iv.The Business Kisht Suraksha can be customized based on the requirements of an individual MFI or financial institution.
About HDFC ERGO General Insurance:
HDFC ERGO General Insurance is a joint venture (51:49) of Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd. (HDFC)and ERGO International AG.
MD & CEO– Ritesh Kumar
Head Office– Mumbai, Maharashtra
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Titan’s Fastrack ties up with Yono-SBI bank to launch a smart fitness band with digital payment componentsto launch a smart fitness band

On March 05,2021, India’s largest watch maker, Titan’s youth brand Fastrack joined with Yono-State Bank of India to introduce a new smart wearable fitness band with digital payment components under its sub-brand Reflex.
Payments through the fitness band:

  • Fastrack planned to introduce a smart wearable fitness band with a chip embedded in its band to make cashless payments under its sub- brand Reflex.
  • The chip in the smart band will be linked with their SBI account.
  • By flashing the chip in front of the POS (Point of Sale) machine will lead to cashless payment within a short span of time.
  • The fitness band will be launched in May.

About Titan company Limited(Titan):
Headquarters – Bengaluru, Karnataka
Chairman- Mr N Muruganandam
Managing director – CK Venkataraman
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In a first, RBI announces Operation Twist cum OMO: March 2021RBI announces Operation Twist worth ₹10,000 crore under OMOi.In a first, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is all set to conduct the simultaneous purchase and sale of Government securities (GS) under Open Market Operations (OMO) for an aggregate amount of Rs 20,000 crore under purchase and Rs 15,000 crore under sale on March 10, 2021.
ii.This makes it a combination of Operation Twist of Rs 15,000 crore and OMO of Rs 5000 crore.
iii.The bids for the same will be accepted by RBI in electronic format through its Core Banking Solution (E-Kuber).
About Reserve Bank of India (RBI):
Established – 1st April, 1935
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Governor– Shaktikanta Das
Deputy Governors– 4 (Bibhu Prasad Kanungo, Mahesh Kumar Jain, Michael Debabrata Patra, and M Rajeswar Rao)
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India Grants NRs 44.17million to Nepal to Build School Under Nepal Bharat Maitri Development PartnershipIndia grants NRs 44-17M to build new school buildingGovernment of India has extended a grant of 44.17 Million Nepali Rupees(NRs) (around Rs. 2.7 crore) to the Government of Nepal for the construction of new school buildings in Rupandehi district of Lumbini province, Nepal under the Nepal Bharat Maitri Development partnership. 
Background:
i.On 4th March India signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Nepal to build a new school building in Nepal.
ii.The MoU highlights India’s commitment to complement the efforts of Nepal toward creating infrastructure in the priority sector.
Other Projects of India in Nepal:
i.India has completed around 446 projects in various fields like health, education, drinking water, connectivity, sanitation and creation of other public utilities across all seven provinces of Nepal.
ii.Under the reconstruction grant of NRs 5800 million, India is reconstruction around 71 educational institutions in 8 districts which were damaged during the 2015 earthquake

Federal Bank to Launch Independent Credit Card

Federal Bank has partnered with Mastercard for launching Credit Cards in the coming months.  It will start issuing Credit Cards to its own customers. Federal Bank has also tied up with Fiserv, an American Fortune 500 Company for the digitisation of the end-to-end issuance & processing cycle.

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

BSEIL inks Joint Venture with Frontier Agriculture Platforms Private LimitedBSE inks Joint Venture with Frontier Agriculture Platforms Private Limitedi.On March 5, 2021, a Joint Venture (JV) agreement was inked between BSE Investments Limited (BSEIL) and Frontier Agriculture Platforms Private Limited (FAPL) under which the latter buy 40% stake in BSE E-Agricultural Markets Limited (BEAM).
ii.The reason behind this JV is to boost innovation in agriculture markets.
iii.It is also on the lines of BSE Group’s commitment to broaden access to agricultural markets for investors and companies to create a ‘single market’ for agriculture commodities.
About BSE:
Establishment– 1875
Subsidiaries– Indian Clearing Corporation Limited, BSE Institute Ltd, and BSEIL BSE
Equity index– S&P BSE SENSEX
MD & CEO– Ashishkumar Chauhan
Headquarter– Mumbai, Maharashtra
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AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Narendra Modi Received CERAWeek Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award at CERAWeek Conference 2021CERAWeek Global Energy and Environment Leadership Awardi.The 39th edition of annual CERAWeek Conference 2021 was held virtually for the first time from March 1-5, 2021 where Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi was conferred with CERAWeek Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award. CERA stands for Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA).
ii.Themes of Conference: Energy Transition Climate & ESG; Geopolitics, Economics and Markets; Investment and Financing; Technology and Innovation; Mobility and the Future Workforce.
iii.CERAWeek Conference 2021 was organized by IHS Markit.
About IHS Markit:
Board Chairman and Chief Executive Officer– Lance Uggla
Headquarter– London, United Kingdom (UK)
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APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS          

Govt of India Constitutes a National Committee Headed by PM to Commemorate 75 year of Independence DayGovt constitutes National Committee headed by PMi.The Government of India constituted a National Committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to commemorate the 75 years of Independence day which falls on 15th August 2022. The day will be commemorated at national and international level in the form of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. 
ii.India Celebrated the first Independence Day on 15th August 1947.
iii.The committee consists of 259 members.
iv.The celebration of the 75 years of independence will be launched on 12th March 2022, 75 weeks prior to the 75th Independence Day 15th August 2022.
v.The Ministry of Culture will be organising a special program on the occasion.
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NABARD’s Chairman G R Chintala Took Over as Chairman of APRACA; Succeeds DPK Gunasekera, CEO of Bank of CeylonNABARD chairman G R Chintala takes over chairmanship of APRACAOn 5th March 2021, GR Chintala, the Chairman of the National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) took over as the Chairman of Asia Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association(APRACA).  He succeeds DPK Gunasekera, General Manager of Bank of Ceylon(BOC).
Note:
For the first time since 1999, India got the chairmanship of APRACA.
APRACA’s meeting:
i.The 73rd Executive Committee (EXCOM) meeting and the 22nd General Assembly meeting of APRACA was held on 5th March 2021, over a virtual platform.
ii.The Regional Policy Forum of APRACA was held on 4th March 2021.
iii.D.P.K. Gunasekera chaired the Forum from 4th to 5th March 2021.
iv..Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Agriculture and farmers welfare delivered the keynote address at the forum.
About GR Chintala:
i.GR Chintala has been serving as the chairman of NABARD since 27th may 2020.
Prior to his appointment as NABARD Chair, he served as the Managing Director of Bengaluru based NABFINS, a subsidiary of NABARD.
ii.He has also served as the Vice President of Agri-Business Finance Limited, Hyderabad, Telangana and the Director of Bankers Institute of Rural Development (BIRD), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
About APRACA:
It is an international organisation which performs information exchange, takes capacity building initiatives and creates new institutions.
Chairman- G R Chintala
Members– 24 member countries (87 members)
Headquarters– Bangkok, Thailand

Rohit Sharma Signed as the Brand Ambassador of Glenmark’s Candid PowderGlenmark Pharma signs Rohit Sharma as brand ambassadori.On 5th March 2021, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited has signed Indian Cricketer Rohit Sharma as its brand ambassador. He will be representing Glenmark’s “Candid Powder”, the well-known brand of Glenmark’s consumer care division.
ii.As the brand ambassador of Glenmark, Rohit sharma will be the official face of the brand as a part of its 360-degree communication.
iii.The Candid Dusting Powder is used to treat skin problems like redness, irritation, sweat rash and fungal infection.
About Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited: 
Chairman & Managing Director– Glenn Saldanha
Head office– Mumbai, Maharashtra
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Ajai Malhotra Became the 1st Indian Chairperson of the Advisory Committee of UNHRC

Ajai Malhotra has become the first Indian to be elected as the Chairperson of the Advisory Committee of the United Nations Human Rights Council(UNHRC).  His 3-year term on the committee will expire on 30th September 2023. 
The Advisory Committee is a body of 18 independent experts serving as a think-tank to the United Nations Human Rights Council.

  • Ajai Malhotra was a member of Indian Foreign Service from 1977 till his retirement as an Ambassador of India to Russian Federation on 30th November 2013.
  • He has served as the Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York from 2005 to 2009.

ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS        

Indian Bank to divest its Stake in ASREC (India) for Asset MonetizationIndian Bank to divest its stake in ASREC (India)i.Indian Bank is all set to divest full or partial in joint venture entity ASREC (India) Ltd as part of asset monetisation. This decision has been taken by the board of directors (BoDs) of the bank during a meeting held on March 5, 2021. Currently, bank holds a 38.26% stake in ASREC (India) Ltd.
ii.ASREC acquires non-performing assets (NPAs) from the banks/financial institutions at mutually agreed prices to maximize the returns through innovative resolution strategies.
About Indian Bank:
In March 2020, Allahabad Bank was amalgamated with Indian Bank.
Establishment– 1907
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer– Padmaja Chunduru
Headquarters– Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Tagline– Your Own Bank
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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

DRDO successfully tests Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet technology; GRSE keel laid 3rd Stealth FrigateDRDO tests Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet technologyi.On March 5, 2021, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully conducted the flight demonstration of Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) technology from Integrated Test Range (ITR) Chandipur in Balasore, Odisha.
ii.With this test, DRDO achieved a technological advantage of developing long range air-to-air missiles (AAMs) with SFDR.
iii.Meanwhile the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata, carried out keel laying of Yard 3024 (third stealth frigate) for the Navy under Advanced Stealth Frigate Project, P 17A.
About Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO):
Establishment– 1958
Chairman– Dr G Satheesh Reddy
Headquarters– New Delhi
Parent Ministry– Ministry of Defence
Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE):
Incorporated 1934 under the Indian Companies Act, 1913
Headquarter– Kolkata, West Bengal
Chairman and Managing Director (CMD)– Rear Admiral Vipin Kumar Saxena
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SPORTS

VIVO regains IPL Title Sponsorship 

Chinese smartphone maker, VIVO, regained its Title Sponsorship in 2021’s edition of Indian Premier League (IPL). Previously, in 2018 VIVO acquired the title sponsorship of IPL for 5 years at a cost of Rs. 2,199 crores, ie; 440 crores per year. Due to the backslash of Chinese products in 2020, VIVO took a temporary break from the IPL’s title sponsorship, which was acquired by Dream11 at 50% cost of Rs. 222 crores for 2020 edition.

OBITUARY

Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan, Lok Sabha Member from Khandwa MP, Passed Away at 69BJP MP Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan passesd awayOn 2nd March 2021, Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan, of Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP), 6 time Lok Sabha member from Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh(MP), who was suffering from COVID-19 infection passed away at the age of 69 in Gurugram, Haryana. He was born on 8th September 1952 in Shahpur, Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh.
About Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan:
i.Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan started his career as a politician from Shahpur Municipal Council in 1978
ii.He was later elected to the State Assembly of Madhya Pradesh and served as a member of legislative from 1985 to 1996.
iii.He was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 1996 and later re-elected in 1998, 99, 2004, 2014 and 2019.

Muthoot Group Chairman, M.G. George Muthoot Passed Away at 71Muthoot Finance chairman MG George passes awayOn 5th March 2021, Mathai George George Muthoot (MG George Muthoot), Chairman of the Muthoot Group passed away at the age of 71 in New Delhi.  He was born in November 1949 in Kozhencherry, Pathanamthitta district of Kerala.
About MG George Muthoot:
i.MG George Muthoot joined the family business: The Muthoot group as an office assistant and became the managing director in 1979.
ii.He took over the Muthoot group as the Chairman in 1993.
iii.Under his leadership the Muthoot Finance Limited became the largest gold financing company in India and the first ever Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) to join the Rs.1000 crore net profit club.
Highlights:
i.He was listed as the 26th richest man in India by Forbes in 2020. He was one of the 6 Malayalees who were featured on the list.
ii.He served as a member of the National Executive Committee Member of FICCI.
iii.He is also a member of the Kerala State Council.
iv.He is the Lay trustee of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church.
Awards:
He has received various awards which includes, Lifestyle Icon of the Year, Skoch Financial Inclusion Award, Golden Peacock Award for Excellence in Business Leadership, Corporate Governance, HR and CSR, NRI Bharat Samman Award.

STATE NEWS

J-K administration launches ANMOL app under National Health MissionANMOL app under national health missionOn March 04,2021, in Jammu and Kashmir the Financial Commissioner of Health and Medical Education Atal Dulloo launched the application ANMOL under the National Health Mission(NHM).
Significance of the app ANMOL:
The app will empower ANMs and frontline health workers to carry out their day-to-day work efficiently and effectively through identification and tracking of beneficiaries.
Around 4,445 tablets will be distributed among the ANMs in Jammu and Kashmir with preloaded ANMOL application under this mission.
The app allows ANMs to enter and update records of beneficiaries on a real-time basis hence it will ensure correct data entry and update of it with improved quality and accountability and it will work in offline mode.
About Jammu and Kashmir:
Capital –  Srinagar(summer) Jammu (winter)
Governor-Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha
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S.no Current Affairs 7 & 8 March 2021
1 PM Modi inaugurates 2nd Edition of Maritime India Summit-2021; Chabahar Day observed during the Summit
2 India-Sweden Virtual Summit 2021 held between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi & Stefan Löfven
3 India assists Drought hit Madagascar with 1000mt rice & 1 lakh HCQ tablets
4 IIT Jammu signed an MoU with Army’s Northern Command
5 IAF Chief participated in Sri Lankan Air Force’s 70th anniversary celebrations along with IAF jets
6 Gender Inequality has cost the World USD 70 Trillion since 1990: BofA Report
7 LinkedIn’s ‘The Opportunity Index 2021’ report highlights 85% Indian Women miss promotion on Gender basis
8 NPCI tie up with SBI Payments to launch a solution ‘Rupay SoftPoS’
9 HDFC ERGO launched Business Kisht Suraksha, to Protect MFIs & Financial Institutions Against Calamities
10 Titan’s Fastrack ties up with Yono-SBI bank to launch a smart fitness band with digital payment components
11 In a first, RBI announces Operation Twist cum OMO: March 2021
12 India Grants NRs 44.17million to Nepal to Build School Under Nepal Bharat Maitri Development Partnership
13 Federal Bank to Launch Independent Credit Card
14 BSEIL inks Joint Venture with Frontier Agriculture Platforms Private Limited
15 Narendra Modi Received CERAWeek Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award at CERAWeek Conference 2021
16 Govt of India Constitutes a National Committee Headed by PM to Commemorate 75 year of Independence Day
17 NABARD’s Chairman G R Chintala Took Over as Chairman of APRACA; Succeeds DPK Gunasekera, CEO of Bank of Ceylon
18 Rohit Sharma Signed as the Brand Ambassador of Glenmark’s Candid Powder
19 Ajai Malhotra Became the 1st Indian Chairperson of the Advisory Committee of UNHRC
20 Indian Bank to divest its Stake in ASREC (India) for Asset Monetization
21 DRDO successfully tests Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet technology; GRSE keel laid 3rd Stealth Frigate
22 VIVO regains IPL Title Sponsorship
23 Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan, Lok Sabha Member from Khandwa MP, Passed Away at 69
24 Muthoot Group Chairman, M.G. George Muthoot Passed Away at 71
25 J-K administration launches ANMOL app under National Health Mission