CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021
MARCH – 13, 2021
- The ‘Xcelerator Bengaluru’ initiative will help 50,000 women entrepreneurs across the state to grow their business over the next 3 years. Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa unveiled ‘Xcelerator Bengaluru’ initiative recently.
- Xcelerator Bengaluru was jointly developed by, Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME), Ubuntu Consortium and Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI).
Mobilising Electric Vehicle Financing in India report
- NITI Aayog and Rocky Mountain Institute India released a new report ‘Mobilising Electric Vehicle Financing in India.
- The report highlights the role of finance in India’s transition to electric vehicles.
Biggest floating solar power plant
- India’s largest floating solar power plant is expected to be commissioned at Ramagundam in Peddapalli district of Telangana. It belongs to the National Thermal Power Corporation. The Capacity of the power plant is 100 MW.
PERSONALITIES AND AWARDS
Deepika Padukone joins WEF list
- Actor Deepika Padukone made it to the list of the Young Global Leaders compiled by the World Economic Forum.
- The list also includes several Indian citizens and India-origin persons.
CISF raising day – March 10
- CISF (Central Industrial Security Force) Raising Day is observed every year on March 10 for better protection and security of industrial undertakings in the country.
- CISF Raising Day was created in 1969 with a strength of 2,800 personnel to provide security cover to PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings).
- Subsequently, the CISF was made into an armed force of India by another Act of the Parliament passed on 15 June 1983.