Current Affairs for BANK, IBPS Exams - 27 March 2021

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Current Affairs for BANK, IBPS Exams - 27 March 2021


Prime Ministers of India and Bangladesh inaugurated "Bangabandhu-Bapu Museum" in Dhaka

  • Prime Minister NarendraModi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Friday jointly inaugurated the "Bangabandhu-Bapu Museum" at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre here.
  • The museum has a digital exhibition on India’s Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and Bangladesh''s Father of the Nation ''Bangabandhu'' Sheikh MujiburRahman.
  • The exhibition is dedicated to the lives of Gandhi and ''Bangabandhu''.
  • Both the prime ministers attended the inaugural programme of ‘Bangabandhu-Bapu Museum’ at Bangabandhu International Conference Center here.
  • “Image of Bapu and Bangabandhu together! PM @narendramodi and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina jointly inaugurated a digital exhibition on Bapu and Bangabandhu,” ArindamBagchi, Spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, said o Twitter.
  • “Remembering two exemplary personalities from our region, whose thoughts and message resonates globally. A digital exhibition on Bapu and Bangabandhu was inaugurated earlier this evening,” Office of the Prime Minister of India said in a tweet.

Indo-Korean Friendship Park inaugurated in Delhi Cantonment

  • An Indo-Korean friendship park was jointly inaugurated on Friday by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of National Defence of South Korea SuhWook at Delhi cantonment.
  • The park has been built to commemorate the contribution of Indian peacekeeping force during the Korean war of 1950-53, officials said.
  • Chief of Defence Staff General BipinRawat, Army Chief General M MNaravane, Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh and Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria were present on the occasion.
  • The South Korean minister arrived in India on Thursday on a three-day visit with a focus on boosting bilateral defence and military cooperation.
  • South Korea has been a major supplier of weapons and military equipment to India.
  • In 2019, the two countries finalised a roadmap for cooperation in joint production of various land and naval systems.

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UN health agency in talks with India about Covid-19 vaccine export: WHO chief

  • India's decision to make domestic Covid-19 inoculations a priority is "understandable" as the country's infections rise, but the World Health Organization (WHO) is in talks so it continues providing doses to other countries, the WHO chief.
  • India, the world's biggest vaccine maker, said earlier on Friday it would make domestic Covid-19 inoculations a priority as infections surge and had told international buyers of its decision.
  • "It is not an export ban from India as far as we know," WHO director-general TedrosAdhanomGhebreyesus said. "We are already in discussion to keep a balance so that they can use locally but at the same time continue to provide other countries vaccines from the Serum Institute of India."


Increased in aviation security fee

  • The Civil Aviation Ministry has enhanced the rates of aviation security fee (ASF) charged from domestic as well as international passengers from April 1 onwards. The increase comes about six months after the ASF rates were revised.
  • “Aviation Security Fee for domestic passengers will be levied at the rate of Rs 200 per embarking passenger,” orders issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) state. “Aviation Security Fee for international passengers will be levied at the rate of US$ 12 or equivalent Indian Rupees embarking passenger,” the order adds.
  • The new rates will be effective on tickets issued on or after April 1, 2021. Airlines include ASF in airfare at the time of booking tickets and the amount so collected is paid to the government. ASF is used to fund the security arrangement at airports across the country. Given security environment and heavy deployment of forces, considerable expenditure in incurred on this account.

SAIL Chairperson Soma Mondal appointed as Chairperson of SCOPE

  • Soma Mondal, Chairman, Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has been elected as the new Chairman of Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) on March 26, 2021. She has been elected for a term of two years, w.e.f 1st April, 2021. Mondal assumed the charge of Chairman, SAIL on 01st January, 2021.
  • We would work to make SCOPE an even more effective organization by repositioning itself into an impactful apex body for effective policy advocacy, capacity building research and brand building. SCOPE can play a constructive role in putting forward the views to the decision makers and champion the cause of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ ”.
  • SCOPE is an apex professional organization representing the Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs). 


CSIR-CMERI transfers COVID related technologies of Oxygen Enrichment Unit, UVC LED Sterilizer Unit andSafe Disposal of Solid Waste

  • CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur transferred its COVID related technologies namely  Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Disposal System  in modular form, Oxygen Enrichment Unit and Intelligent UVC LED Sterilizer Unit to    M/s.SaiEnviro Engineers Pvt. Ltd. (SEEPL), Tuticorin Tamil Nadu, M/s.Zen Medical Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Ranga Reddy, Telangana and M/s.Trinity Microsystems Pvt Ltd, New Delhi respectively on 24.03.2021.
  • Prof. (Dr.) Harish Hirani, Director, CSIR-CMERI on the occasion shared that there has been a substantial recurrence of the COVID-19 menace in the recent times. At the same time there is an urgent need to strengthen the Indian Economy through a multi-pronged strategy, which aims towards AtmaNirbharta or Self-Reliance. 
  • CSIR-CMERI is dedicated towards the goal of AtmaNirbharta through technology innovations & transfers, which reflects the latest technology advancements for societal intervention, to the MSMEs, small entrepreneurs and start-ups. In the last few days CSIR-CMERI has conducted a number of skill development programs on specialisations ranging from additive manufacturing to applied statistical design and has benefitted around 300 young minds. 
  • CSIR-CMERI ought to immediately reach the beneficiaries to ensure its comprehensive impact on the society. This can be achieved when MSMEs, Entrepreneurs and Start-Ups join hands with CSIR-CMERI. Another aspect of achieving AtmaNirbharta is through skilling the national human resource and keeping them attuned to the latest technological advancements for operations & maintenance (O&M). 
  • Boosting of indigenous technology and capacity building will address the root causes of import dependence and help in promotion of exports for the nation.


ISSF Shooting World Cup: India Wins Gold in 50m Rifle 3 Position Mixed Team Competition

  • The Indians beat Ukraine's SerhiyKulish and Anna Ilina 31-29 in the gold medal match, using their years of experience to good effect to emerge victorious. The Indian gold count went up to 11 with their top finish. 
  • AishwaryPratap Singh Tomar and SunidhiChauhan won the bronze medal after getting the better of USA's Timothy Sherry and Virginia Thrasher 31-15 at the DrKarni Singh Shooting Range. 
  • To start with, Rajput and Sawant were1-3 behind before leading 5-3.

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