Current affairs is one of the inevitable and compulsive topic in almost every competitive examinations. It is inevitable for an aspirant to get updated on daily current affairs happening around the world. Daily newspaper reading and follow-ups are necessary for mastering these current affairs section. In this article, we have provided the top weekly current affairs from March 08 to 14, 2021 which will help all aspirants to improve scores in their competitive examination like PSC, SSC, RRB and Banking.
Top Current Affairs for all Competitive Exams 2021 March 08 to 14
Here are the list of top current affairs of the week March 08 to 14, 2021 which will be helpful for all competitive examinations like PSC, SSC, RRB, Banking etc.
World’s fastest supercomputer “Fugaku’’ begins operations
- The world’s most powerful supercomputer named “Fugaku”, developed by Japanese scientific research institute RIKEN and Fujitsu, has been made available for research work.
- The development of the machine was started about six years ago in 2014 and was completed in May 2020..
- 74 research projects have already been selected by Japan’s Research Organization for Information Science and Technology (RIST) and will be implemented from April 2021.
Veteran Batter Mithali Raj becomes first Indian woman cricketer to score 10,000 international runs
- India Women’s Cricket Team Captain, Mithali Raj became the first Indian woman cricketer and second internationally to complete 10,000 runs across all formats.
- The 38-year-old Mithali achieved the feat during the ongoing third ODI against South Africa at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow, on March 12, 2021. This was her 212th ODI, and she hit a boundary off Anne Bosch in the 28th over to cross 10,000 run-mark.
- Prior to her, former England skipper Charlotte Edwards was the first woman to achieve this feat. She is the leading run-getter across format with 10,273 runs.
Deepika Padukone inducted in WEF’s 2021 Young Global Leaders List
- Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone has joined the Forum of the Young Global Leaders (YGLs) for the year 2021 compiled by the World Economic Forum.
- The 2021 class of the list comprises of 112 world’s most promising leaders of tomorrow under the age of 40, who are involved in activities ranging from advocating for public healthcare to campaigning for inclusivity in medical research.
- The Young Global Leaders was founded in 2005 by Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the WEF.
Amitabh Bachchan becomes first Indian to be honoured with 2021 FIAF Award
- Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been chosen as the recipient of the prestigious 2021 FIAF Award by the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF).
- The 78-year-old iconic actor is the first Indian cinema personality to be bestowed with the FIAF Award for his dedication and contribution to the preservation of the world’s film heritage.
- The award will be presented to Mr. Bachchan on March 19, 2021, during a virtual event, by Hollywood filmmakers and previous recipients of the FIAF Award, Martin Scorcese and Christopher Nolan.
PM Narendra Modi inaugurates ‘Maitri Setu’ between India and Bangladesh
- Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated ‘Maitri Setu’ bridge between India and Bangladesh through a video conference on March 09, 2021 to strengthen the connectivity between both the countries, and especially with the north-eastern region of India.
- The Maitri Setu bridge has been built on the Feni river, which lies between Indian boundary in Tripura and Bangladesh.
- The 1.9 Kilometres long bridge will connect Sabroom in India with Ramgarh in Bangladesh.
Uttarakhand’s Ranikhet gets India’s first Forest Healing Centre
- The first-of-its-kind ‘Forest Healing Centre’ of India has been inaugurated at Kalika near Ranikhet in Uttarakhand.
- The unique centre is based on the concept of making people healthy by bringing them into direct contact with nature.
- Spread over an area of around 13 acres, the centre has been established in a pine-dominated forest, by the research wing of Uttarakhand Forest Department after a detailed study of the revitalising impact of forests on human health.
India’s first-ever Transgender Community Desk inaugurated by Cyberabad Police in Hyderabad
- India’s first-ever ‘Transgender Community Desk’ has been launched by the Cyberabad Police at the Gachibowli Police Station in Hyderabad, Telangana.
- The ‘Transgender Community Desk’ is first-of-its-kind gender-inclusive community policing initiatives in the country as well as world’s first-ever help desk for the transgender community.
- The desk will be managed by a Police Liaison Officer and a member of the transgender community who is designated as a community coordinator.
- It will act as the focal point for all grievance redressal among the transgender community in Cyberabad Commissionerate.
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