Current Affairs Daily Digest – March 20 & 21 2021
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1. NeoGrowth appoints Ajinkya Rahane as brand ambassador
NeoGrowth Credit Pvt. Ltd, a lender to small businesses, has announced the appointment of cricketer Ajinkya Rahane as its brand ambassador. The agreement is for a year which can be extended further. Rahane will feature in a campaign slated to be released in the first week of April, which will talk about the ease of procuring loans through NeoGrowth for small businesses.
2. UN French Language Day Observed Globally on 20 March
The UN French Language Day is observed annually on 20 March. The day was established by the UN’s Department of Public Information in 2010, to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six official languages throughout the Organization.
3. World Oral Health Day is observed on 20 March
World Oral Health Day is observed every year on 20th March. It focuses on highlighting the benefits of good oral health, spreads awareness about oral diseases and promotes maintenance of oral hygiene.
The theme for the next three years, 2021-2023 is: Be Proud Of Your Mouth.
4. International Day of Happiness: 20 March
International Day of Happiness is celebrated on March 20 to promote happiness as a fundamental human right for all human beings across the world.
The 2021 International Day of Happiness campaign theme is ‘Keep Calm. Stay Wise. Be Kind’.
5. World Sparrow Day: 20 March
World Sparrow Day is celebrated every year on March 20 to raise awareness about the House Sparrow and other common birds to urban environments, and of threats to their populations.
The theme of 2021 World Sparrow Day “I LOVE Sparrows”.
6. Samia Suluhu Hassan sworn in as Tanzania’s first woman President
Samia Suluhu Hassan was sworn in as the sixth President of Tanzania, becoming the first female leader of the East African country. The 61-year-old Hassan assumed the presidency, following the death of previous President John Magfufuli, due to a heart condition. She will finish Magufuli’s second five-year term, which will run until 2025.
7. Athlete Avinash Sable Sets New National Record In Men’s 3000m Steeplechase
The Indian athlete Avinash Sable set a new national record in the men’s 3000m steeplechase event in the ongoing Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championships in Patiala, with timing of 8:20.20. With this, the 26-year-old Avinash broke his own record of 8:21.37 which he set in 2019, after finishing 13th in the final of the World Athletics Championships in Doha.
8. India & Japan agree for Cooperation in Patent Verification
India and Japan have agreed to recognize the offices of each other in order to act in collaboration as “competent International Searching and International Preliminary Examining Authority (ISA/IPEA)” for the international patent application which are filed with them.
9. Shooting World Cup: Yashaswini Singh Deswal shoots pistol gold
ashaswini Singh Deswal stuck to the basics and focused on her technique to deliver India’s only gold medal in women’s air pistol on the second day of the shooting World Cup at the Dr. Karni Singh Range, Tughlakabad.
10. Lok Sabha passes Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2021
Lok Sabha, the Lower House of the Parliament, passed the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment bill 2021 on March 19, 2021. The bill was passed through a voice vote.
The Bill seeks to amend the Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act 1957 and provide for the removal of the distinction between captive and merchant mines.