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Current Affairs Date: 28 March 2021

National:

Saras Aajeevika Mela 2021:

  • Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Food Processing Shri Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated Saras Aajeevika Mela 2021 at Noida Haat on 26 February 2021.

The Saras Aajeevika Mela 2021 was organized from 26th February to 14th March 2021 by the Ministry of Rural Development.

More than 300 rural self-help groups and craftsman from 27 states was participated in the Mela.

Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C), Eastern Naval Command:

  • On March 01, 2021, Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh, AVSM, VSM took over as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command (ENC) from Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, PVSM, AVSM, VSM.

Naval Officer-in- Charge (Andhra Pradesh):

  • Commodore M Goverdhan Raju, NM took over as Naval Officer-in- Charge (Andhra Pradesh) from Commodore Sanjiv Issar at Visakhapatnam on 26 February 2021.

Admiral Superintendent of Naval Dockyard, Mumbai:

  • Rear Admiral B Sivakumar, VSM took over as Admiral Superintendent of Naval Dockyard, Mumbai from Rear Admiral Rajaram Swaminathan on 24 February 2021.

Charge of the Navy's Apex Training Institution:

  • Rear Admiral S Venkat Raman, VSM on 26 February 2021 assumed command of the prestigious Naval War College of the Indian Navy, at Goa. The Admiral took charge of the Navy’s Apex Training Institution from Rear Admiral Sanjay Jasjit Singh, AVSM, NM.

Admiral Superintendent, Naval Ship Repair Yard (Kochi):

  • Rear Admiral Sanjay Sharma took over as Admiral Superintendent, Naval Ship Repair Yard (Kochi) from Rear Admiral Deepak Bansal, VSM on 26 February 2021.

Tanakpur-Delhi Purnagiri Jan Shatabdi Express Daily Special train:

  • The Union Minister of Railways, Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Shri Piyush Goyal flagged off Tanakpur-Delhi Purnagiri Jan Shatabdi Express Daily Special train through video conferencing, on 26 February 2021.

67th National Film Awards for the Year 2019:

35th Foundation Day of DBT:

  • The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) celebrated its 35th Foundation Day on 27 February 2021.

The prestigious BRITE (Biotechnology Research Innovation and Technology Excellence) Awards were presented in various categories during the ceremony.

International:

First G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) Meeting:

  • Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt Nirmala Sitharaman participated virtually in the First G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meeting on 26 February 2021.

Under the Italian Presidency, the meeting was held to discuss policy actions for transformative and equitable recovery along with other issues on the agenda including global economic outlook, financial sector issues, financial inclusion and sustainable finance.

Source: PIB & Other News Reports

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