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Today – 02.03.2021 Daily Current Affairs

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Zero Discrimination Day: 01 March

*The Zero Discrimination Day is held every year on 1 March.

*Zero Discrimination Day is an annual day celebrated by the United Nations (UN) and other international organisations.

*The day was first celebrated on March 1, 2014, and was launched by UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé on 27 February of that year with a major event in Beijing

*The day aims to promote equality before the law and in practice throughout all of the member countries of the UN.

*Theme of Zero Discrimination Day 2021: End Inequalities

Civil Accounts Day – Observed on Mar 01

The 45th Civil Accounts Day was celebrated in New Delhi.

*Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was the Chief Guest of the event. Comptroller and Auditor General G.C. Murmu, Expenditure Secretary Dr T. V. Somanathan, and Controller General of Accounts Soma Roy Burman were present on the occasion among others.

*This annual event was celebrated for the first time by virtual mode and was enthusiastically attended by Indian Civil Accounts Service ICAS officers and staff of the Civil Accounts Organization.

*Ms Sitharaman expressed her appreciation for the service for keeping government expenditure going even during the most challenging time.

CURRENT AFFAIRS FROM NATIONAL NEWS

City Innovation Exchange (CiX) Launched for Fostering Innovation in Urban Ecosystem The City Innovation Exchange (CiX) platform was launched by Shri Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs at an online event.

*The platform will be a significant addition to the growing innovation ecosystem of India and focuses on fostering innovative practices in cities.

*The City Innovation Exchange (CiX) will connect cities to innovators across the national ecosystem to design innovative solutions for their pressing challenges.

*The platform will ease the discovery, design & validation of solutions through a robust, transparent and user centric process that will reduce barriers for innovators and cities to discover fitting solutions.

*The Platform has more than 400 start-ups, 100 smart cities, more than 150 challenges statements, and over 215 solutions at the time of launch.  Jal Shakti Ministry announces 12 iconic sites for transforming them into Swachh Tourist Destinations Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti has announced the selection of twelve iconic sites under Phase IV of Swachh Iconic Places.

*These sites include Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra, Sanchi Stupa in Madhya Pradesh, Kumbhalgarh Fort, Jaisalmer Fort and Ramdevra in Rajasthan, Golconda Fort in Telangana, and Konark Sun Temple in Odisha.

Chandigarh's Rock Garden, Jammu and Kashmir's Dal Lake, Banke Bihari Temple in Mathura, Agra Fort in Uttar Pradesh and Kalighat Temple in West Bengal are the other sites.

*The initiative aims at enhancing the experience of both domestic and foreign visitors by improving the sanitation and cleanliness standards at and around the sites.

Daily Current Affairs On March 02 :

* Zero Discrimination Day is held every year on 1 March. Zero Discrimination Day is an annual day celebrated by the United Nations (UN) and other international organisations.

*The 45th Civil Accounts Day was celebrated in New Delhi.

*The City Innovation Exchange (CiX) the platform was launched by Shri Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs at an online event.

*Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti has announced the selection of twelve iconic sites under Phase IV of Swachh Iconic Places.

* Khadi and Village Industry Commission’s e-Market Portal has registered a gross turnover of over one crore 10 lakh rupees in just eight months of its launch. Union Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan highlighted how science technology and innovation (STI) would impact our future in education, skills, and functioning in the post-pandemic world.

*Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that there is a lot of contribution of the power of science in the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Campaign’.

*Government has said that monitoring and predictive analysis of prices of essential commodities has taken a giant step forward in India Mobile App for price monitoring of 22 essential commodities.

*Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Dr. Jitendra Singh inaugurated the first academic session of MBBS students at Government Medical College, Doda in Jammu division of Jammu and Kashmir for the 2020-21 batch.

* Russia has successfully launched its first satellite to monitor the Arctic's climate and environment.

*Global money-laundering watchdog the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) decided to keep Pakistan on its terrorism financing “grey list”.

*External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar has congratulated Foreign Minister of Brazil Ernesto Araújo for successful launch of Amazonia-1 on ISRO’s PSLVC51 Mission.

*In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha who is also the Chancellor of Sher-i-Kashmir University of Agriculture Science and Technology Kashmir (SKUAST-Kashmir) inaugurated a 2-day long 6th Technology Exhibition cum Seed Sale Mela on the theme “Shaping the Future Farming for Better Returns” at Shalimar campus of the University in Srinagar.

*The Union Minister of Health Dr. Harsh Vardhan arrived in Manipur.

*Federal Bank is set to launch credit cards in the coming months and remains bullish about growth opportunities on the retail portfolio.

* Digital financial services firm Paytm said it achieved over 1.2 billion monthly transactions on its platform, driven by growth in offline payments and financial services.

* SBI General Insurance and Indian Overseas Bank have signed a bancassurance agreement for distribution of non-life offerings.

*Announcing the fellowships, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, Prof. K. Vijay Raghavan said, India is a diverse cultural wonder with our practices and lifestyle being confronted by many environmental challenges.

*United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has announced the appointment of Ligia Noronha of India as Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the New York Office of the United Nations Environment Programme.

*Secretary of Department of Economic Affairs Tarun Bajaj has been given additional charge of Department of Revenue.

*Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar took charge as the Flag Officer Commanding-In-Chief of Western

Naval Command.

*Public-sector lender Canara Bank said its Executive Director Matam Venkata Rao has been appointed as the new MD & CEO of Central Bank of India.

*KPMG in India appoints Anindya Basu as National Managing Partner.

*Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has virtually addressed the Global Indian Physicians Congress, organised by the Global Association for Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO), through video conference.


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