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Daily News Digest:08 March 2021

PM NARENDRA MODI TO INAUGURATE MAITRI SETU BETWEEN INDIA AND BANGLADESH

PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate Maitri Setu between India and Bangladesh on 9th March 2021 through video conferencing. The bridge “Maitri Setu” has been built over the Feni river which flows between the Indian boundary in Tripura State and Bangladesh.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY (IWD): 8TH MARCH 2021

International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on 8 March. The 2021 UN theme for International Women's Day is "Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world". The day highlights the impact that girls and women worldwide had as health care workers, caregivers, innovators and community organizers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘SWADHINTA PURASKAR’ OF BANGLADESH

‘Swadhinta Puraskar’ also known as Independence Award, is the highest civilian award of Bangladesh. It will be awarded to one organization and 9 individuals and for the year 2021. The award comprises a gold medal and a cash reward of Taka 5 lakh.

RESERVE BANK OF INDIA HAS ANNOUNCED OPERATION TWIST CUM OMO

The Reserve Bank of India has announced Operation Twist cum OMO(Open Market Operation) for the first time. Under the initiative, government securities worth Rs 20,000 crore will be purchased by the RBI and securities worth Rs 15,000 crore will be sold on 10 March.

Open Market Operations (OMO) is one of the quantitative (to regulate or control the total volume of money) monetary policy tools which is employed by the central bank of a country to control the money supply in the economy.

DR. G.R. CHINTALA APPOINTED AS THE CHAIRMAN OF ASIA-PACIFIC RURAL AND AGRICULTURAL CREDIT ASSOCIATION (APRACA).

Dr. G.R. Chintala has been appointed as the Chairman of Asia-Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (APRACA). He will take over the responsibility from the CEO of Bank of Ceylon, DPK Gunasekera.

APRACA is an International Organisation with 24 member nations and aims for the promotion of accessible, effective and efficient rural finance to the small farmers of the member countries.

GLOBAL ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT LEADERSHIP AWARD BY CAMBRIDGE ENERGY RESEARCH ASSOCIATES (CERA)

Prime Minister of India was conferred with the Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award by Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA). The award recognises his commitment to sustainability in energy and the environment.

INDIA PLANS TO LAUNCH GISAT-1

India is planning to launch GISAT-1 on March 28. It will provide near real-time images of its borders and also enable quick monitoring of natural disasters. GISAT-1 is an Indian imaging satellite class for geostationary orbit with a high temporal resolution.

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DR. G.R. CHINTALA APPOINTED AS THE CHAIRMAN OF ASIA-PACIFIC RURAL AND AGRICULTURAL CREDIT ASSOCIATION (APRACA).

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