> Brussels is the headquarters of the World Customs Organizations. (WCO)
> START – Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty
> NNMS – National Non Communicable Disease Monitoring surve
> Union Bank of India Public sector bank has raised Rs 1000 crore by issuing Basel III Compliant bonds.
> India launched the ‘ Year of Environment with France Country.
> India’s First Centre for Wet land conservation & Management has been set up in Chennai.
> Theme of the world wetland Day 2021- Wetland & Water.
> As per the union Budget the Gig Economy workers are to be covered under ESIC Organization.
> MITRA Scheme is related to Textile sector
> Har Ghar Pani, Har Ghar Safai mission has been launched in Punjab
> Vaccination against Polio disease conducted recently as a National Vaccination Day.
> As per the NSO’s revised estimates released recently, India’s GDP growth rate for 2019-20 is 4.0%.
> Amrut Mahotsav is celebrated as an event of 75th year of India’s Independence.
> SISFS ( Start up India Seed Fund Scheme) with a corpus of Rs 945 crore to provide financial assistance to start ups.
> DPIIT (Department of Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade.
> NaBFID (The National Bank for Financing Infrastructure & Development) Bill 2021 is to be introduced in the Budget session. The government is set up a National Bank for Financing Infrastructure Development which will facilitate the infrastructure financing of the country. The development financial Institution (DFI) will act as a principal Financial institution & development bank to support infrastructure projects.
> The Reserve Bank of India has recently announced a framework to strengthen the grievances redress mechanism in Banks. The Framework mandates all banks (excluding regional rural banks) to have enhanced disclosures on complaints. This move of Reserve Bank of India comes at the back drop of increase in customer complaints in the banking industry in the recent years.
> Environment Minister Prakash Javedekar launched the Indo – French year of Environment along with his french counterpart.
> Swami Vivekananda started the ‘ Prabuddha Bharata’ a monthly journal of the Ramakrishna order in 1896, to spread the message of India’s spiritual knowledge. PM Narendra Modi addressed the 125th Anniversary celebrations of ‘ Prabuddha Bharat organized by Advaita Ashrama in Uttrakhand.
> The RBI has appointed an external professional IT firms to carry out a special audit of the entire IT infrastructure of the bank. Earlier the RBI had penalised the HDFC bank for repeated service failures in internet banking, Mobile banking and payment utilities. This step has been taken by the RBI using the power conferred under the Banking regulation act 1949.
> NCPCR (National Commission for protection of child rights has identified 50 “ religious places” for complete elimination of child labour.
> The Union Ministry of commerce & Industries has organized a series of sector specific webinar named Udyog Manthan. This is organized in association with quality council of India & supported by Bureau of Indian Standards, CII, FICCI & ASSOCHAM.
> The Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal launched a campaign called “ Switch Delhi”. This is aimed to promote use of electric vehicles & the CM has appealed to the Public to use electric vehicles to curb air pollution in the national capital.
> RBI has decided to set up an expert committee on UCBs ( Urban co-operative Banks) involving all stakeholders.
> RBI announced its Monetary policy committee decisions. As per the RBI the GDP growth rate was projected at 10.5 percent for the financial year 2021-22.
> American digital Payments major, Paypal Inc. Payment operations in the country from April 1.
> As per the Union Budget, 2.5 lakh is the limit for tax free interest on provident fund contributions from 2021-22.
> India held its first High level Dialogue on Trade & Investment with European Union. The Dialogue was co-chaired by the Minister of commerce & Industry Piyush Goyal.
> India’s apex think tank NITI Aayog has commissioned a study to examine the economic impact of the verdicts given to preserve environment.
> The NITI Aayog has constituted a sub group to prepare the ‘National Action plan for Migrant workers as per the recent announcement of Union labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar.
> HDFC Bank announced that it is inviting applications from start ups and entrepreneurs for its smartup grants under parivartan, its CSR (Corporate social responsibility brand.
> ILIP (Index linked Insurance Policy)
> The Budget session of the Parliament recently began with the address of President Ram Nath Kovind to the Joint sitting of both houses of Parliament.
> Acc to the Performance index complied by the Sydney- based lowy Institute, New Zealand handled the Pandemic the most effectively. India is ranked 86th in the index comprising 98 countries , including confirmed cases, deaths, cases per million people and deaths per million peoples.