National current affairs- March 16, 2021

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National current affairs- March 16, 2021

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1- The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh had transferred Rs 56K cr directly into bank accounts of beneficiaries of various schemes run by the central and state government.

2-The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has asked the former Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board Chairman Waseem Rizvi to apologise for his remarks on Quran.

3-ANTF- Anti-narcotic task force

4-Congress, AAP opposed amendments to the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill-2021(GNCTD Bill-2021).

5-Nutritional plants are included in tree plantation drive under its ‘Plantation Jan Andolan’ in UP.

6-Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has asked MPs to question in short, reply in short.

7-Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in the Parliament said over 32l Domicile Cetificates were issued in J&K till 2020.

8-Swapan Dasgupta, the BJP candidate from Tarakeshwar Assembly constituency in West Bengal, resigned from the Rajya Sabha.

9-People Living with HIV (PLHIV) demanded Rs 12,500 per month as salary under the Employment Guarantee scheme.

10- The Enforcement Directorate has attached properties worth Rs 35.48 crore owned by Maharashtra Chief Minister and the former Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde’s daughter and son-in-law, into the Mack Star case.

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11-New UAE envoy Abdulla Husein Salman M. Almarzooqi in Mumbai meets Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari in Mumbai.

12- The Crime Investigation Department (CID) has filed an FIR against the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Supremo and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Nara Chandrababu Naidu.

13-Punjab court has acquited AAP Delhi MLA Naresh Yadav in a Quran Sharif sacrilege case.

14-Principal Advisor in the Prime Minister’s Office P.K. Sinha, has resigned from his post on personal grounds.

15-The ‘Nadi Adhikar Yatra’ by the UP Congress has reached Ghazipur.

16- Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) and Bahwan CyberTek company said they would reimburse the Covid-19 vaccination cost for the employees.

17-SC to hear former MP Ehsan Jafri’s wife Zakia’s plea against SIT clean chit to Modi on Apr 13.

18-Former Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu to appear before CID on March 23.

N. Chandrababu Naidu
N. Chandrababu Naidu

19-Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has launched a website of Japan-aided forestry project.

20-US-based Biotechnology company Moderna has begun testing Covid vaccine on children.

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21-UGC to consider Chartered Accountant (CA) and Company Secretary (CS) equivalent to post-graduate degree.

22-Indian government has supplied over 58 mn doses of Covid vaxine to 70 nations so far.

23-The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed UP to ensure sewage management in the eco-sensitive Taj Trapezium Zone.

24-Bill raising upper limit from 20 to 24 weeks for abortions passed by Parliament.

25-Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said Railways will not be privatised, will remain with government.

26-West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has alleged that BJP has no other work but to hatch conspiracy to kill her.

Mamata Banerjee
Mamata Banerjee

27-The Haryana government has relaxed tax on agriculture land in urban areas.

28-Telangana Assembly payd tributes to late TRS legislator Nomula Narsimhaiah.

29-Ex-Congress leader P.C. Chacko has joined the Nationalist Congress Party.

30- Mumbai Police collected CCTV footages from Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU) officer Sachin Vaze’s building in SUV case.

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31-YSRCP chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy chose M. Gurumurthy as the party’s Tirupati bypoll candidate.

32- The All Assam Students Union (AASU) has asked parties to clarify stand on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) in poll-bound Assam.

33- According to the Andhra Pradesh chief electoral officer’s (CEO), Tirupati Lok Sabha by-election will take place on April 17 and results on May 2.

34-The Delhi government has directed the Food Safety Department to issue licences to food businesses within 30 days.

35-The President of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Sharad Pawar said the country needs a third front.

Sharad Pawar
Sharad Pawar

36-The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has criticised denial of SC auditorium for Justice Indu Malhotra farewel.

37-Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said the vaccines being supplied to foreign nations are not provided on taxpayers’ expense.

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