Current Affairs in English – March-10, 2021

Current Affairs in English – March-10, 2021

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021

MARCH – 10, 2021

STATES

Transgender Community Desk

  • The Cyberabad Police has launched India’s first-ever Transgender Community Desk’ at the Gachibowli Police Station in Hyderabad, Telangana.
  • Earlier in April 15th 2014, the Supreme Court recognised the transgender community as a third gender along with male and female.

INTERNATIONAL

Desert Flag

  • The Indian Air Force (IAF) participated for the first time in the multinational exercise called “Desert Flag” in the United Arab Emirates.
  • The “Desert Flag” exercise is a multinational exercise that involves the participation from ten countries such as France, United States (US), Bahrain, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.

Economic Freedom Index 2021

  • The Heritage Foundation, a US Conservative think-tank, recently launched the “Economic Freedom Index”.
  • In the index, Singapore has topped the global ranking for the second consecutive year.
    • Second place New Zealand
    • Third place Australia.

NATIONAL

FSSAI guidelines on GMO Crops

  • The task of regulating GMO levels in imported consumables was initially with the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) under the Union environment ministry.
  • Now it is under the control of the FSSAI of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare since 2006.
  • The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued an order setting the permissible limit for genetically modified organisms (GMO) in imported food crops at 1%. It amounts to an advocacy for zero presence of GMO in food and some other consumables.

ENVIRONMENT

Exotic Earthworm

  • An exotic and highly invasive earthworm Amynthas alexandri of the Megascolecidae family has been collected and reported for the first time from Karnataka. Its original home is to be Southeast Asia.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Sindhu Netra satellite

  • It was launched aboard Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) PSLV-C51 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
  • It will also help in carrying out surveillance in specific areas such as the South China Sea or near the Gulf of Aden and the African coast

IMPORTANT DAYS

March 8 International Women’s Day:

  • The United Nations began celebrating International Women’s Day in the International Women’s Year, 1975.
  • 2021 theme is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”.
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