Read : Current Affairs: 11th March, 2021

Posted on :- 2021-03-14 19:05:54


Current affairs (11TH march)





  • The Delhi government presented a Rs 69,000-crore budget themed on ‘patriotism’ or ‘Deshbhakti’ for the financial year 2021-22.


  • The budget was presented by the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia. While presenting the budget, he announced that the government has decided to celebrate the 75th Independence Day of India.


  • The Delhi government will hold programmes from March 12, 2021, which will last for 75 weeks.


  • The government has proposed to allocate Rupees 45 crores in order to install high masts so as to hoist the national flag at 500 places in Delhi. An outlay of Rs 50 crores made under ‘Aam Aadmi Nishulk COVID Vaccine Yojana.


  • It announced free Covid-19 vaccination to all in its hospitals in the coming phases of the ongoing inoculation drive.


  • The budget highlights that the government seeks to increase the per capita income of Delhi in order to reach the level of Singapore by the year 2047.


  • The government will also allocate rupees 10 crores for the programmes on Bhagat Singh’s life during the Deshbhakti celebrations. This year’s budget accounts for the budget outlay of more than 6.1 per cent than the budget presented for financial 2020-21.


  • Chief Minister of Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal
  • Governor of Delhi: Anil Baijal.



  • The Indian Navy got its third Scorpene submarine, commissioned as INS Karanj, of Project P-75 in Mumbai. With the delivery of Karanj, India further cemented its position as a submarine-building nation.


  • Mazagon Dock Ltd (MDL), one of India’s leading shipyards with the capacity and the capability to meet the requirements and aspirations of the Indian Navy.


  • Before Karanj, INS Kalvari and INS Khanderi have been commissioned in the Indian Navy in 2017 and 2019, respectively.


  • Karanj is seen as a small submarine having a length of 60 metres. It’s equipped with the best sensors in the world. Weapon package includes sufficient wire-guided torpedoes and sub-surface to surface missiles to neutralise a large enemy fleet. For self-defence, it has a state-of-the-art torpedo-decoy system.


  • It is fitted with an integrated platform management system to provide centralised propulsion and machinery control. The powerful diesel engines can quickly charge batteries for a stealthy mission profile.


  • It is fitted with a permanent magnet synchronous motor, making it one of the quietest submarines in the world. Its modular construction enables up-gradation to air-independent propulsion in future.


  • Chief of Naval Staff: Admiral Karambir Singh.
  • Indian Navy Founded: 26 January 1950.





  • The India – Uzbekistan joint military exercise DUSTLIK II has commenced in Foreign Training Node Chaubatia, Ranikhet in Uttarakhand.


  • This is the Second Edition of the annual bilateral joint exercise of both armies. It will continue till the 19th of this month. The first edition of the exercise was held in Uzbekistan in November 2019. 45 Soldiers each from Uzbekistan and the Indian Army are participating in the exercise.


  • Both contingents will be sharing their expertise and skills in the field of counter-terrorist operations in mountainous or rural or urban scenarios under UN mandate.


  • The validation exercise will be a testbed for the soldiers of both armies as they would be undergoing the challenges of actual operations in such scenarios.


  • The joint exercise will definitely provide impetus to the ever-growing military and diplomatic ties between the two nations and also reflects the strong resolve of both nations to counter-terrorism.



  • Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be honoured with an award by the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF).


  • The veteran actor will be 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.


  • Amitabh Bachchan was nominated for the award by the FIAF affiliate Film Heritage Foundation which is a not-for-profit organisation founded by Shivendra Singh Dungarpur a filmmaker & archivist.


  • This foundation is dedicated to preserve, restore, document, exhibit and study the film heritage of India. The FIAF is a worldwide organisation, comprising film archives and museums from across the world.


  • Hollywood filmmakers and previous recipients of the FIAF Award — Martin Scorcese and Christopher Nolan — will present the award to Bachchan during a virtual showcase scheduled to take place on March 19.


  • FIAF Founded: 17 June 1938
  • Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium.



  • The Central Industrial Security Forces (CISF) – Raising Day (CRD) is observed on March 10 in India every year. In 2021, the nation is celebrating the 52nd Raising Day of CISF.


  • The basic objective of the CISF is Better “protection and security” of industrial undertakings in both government and private sectors in the country.


  • CISF was set up under an Act of the Parliament of India on 10 March 1969, for the better protection and security of industrial undertakings in the country.


  • Eventually, it was made an armed force of the Republic of India by another Act of Parliament passed on 15 June 1983.


  • CISF is one of six paramilitary forces in India and functions under the Ministry of Home Affairs with its headquarters in New Delhi. The CISF has 12 reserve battalions and 8 training institutes.


  • Director-General of Central Industrial Security Force: Subodh Kumar Jaiswal.



  • The space agencies of China and Russia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on behalf of their national governments, to jointly construct a lunar space station that will be open to all countries.


  • The MoU was officially signed between the Chinese space agency, China National Space Administration (CNSA) and the Russian space agency Roscosmos, on March 09, 2021.


  • Dubbed as the “International Scientific Lunar Station (ISLS)”, the centre will be a “complex of experimental and research facilities” created on the moon’s surface and/or in orbit of the moon.


  • The goal of setting up ISLS is strengthening research cooperation and promoting the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes in the interests of all mankind.


  • China Capital: Beijing.
  • China President: Xi Jinping.
  • Russia President: Vladimir Putin.
  • Russia Capital: Moscow.



  • President Ram Nath Kovind has presented a baton of honour and a letter of appreciation to former Puducherry lieutenant governor Kiran Bedi at Rashtrapati Bhavan.


  • The former Puducherry lieutenant governor received a Baton of Honor decorated with the emblem of the Indian Republic and the appreciation letter recognizing her service in the Union Territory of Puducherry.


  • Kiran Bedi was removed as the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry on February 16 by the President of India and Tamilisai Soundararajan took additional charge as the Lieutenant Governor on February 18.










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