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Current Affairs Daily Update In Hindi & English- 13 March 2021

1. Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav: PM Modi flags off padyatra in Gujarat to commemorate 75th year of Independence

  • PM Modi inaugurated the curtain-raiser activities of ‘Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav’ and flagged off Padyatra from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, Gujarat to mark the 75 years of India’s Independence.
  • To celebrate the 75 years of India’s Independence, several states and UTs will be organizing programmes all over the country. In addition to these programmes, the Zonal Cultural Centres and the Archaeological Survey of India under the Youth Affairs Ministry, Ministry of Culture, and TRIFED will also plan various activities to mark the occasion.
  • A National Implementation Committee which will be headed by the Union Home Minister Amit Shah has also been constituted to talk about the policies and planning of various events that will be undertaken.

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Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav is a series of events that have been organised by the Government of India to commemorate the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence.


2. Government launches ‘Mera Ration’ mobile app for migratory ration card holders

  • Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution launched “Mera Ration” Mobile App for those ration card holders who migrate to new places in search of livelihood.
  • The beneficiaries will be able to use the ‘Mera Ration’ app to identify the nearest fair price shop and check details of their entitlement and recent transactions.
  • Currently, 32 States and Union Territories are covered under One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC) and the remaining four States and UTs are expected to be integrated into the scheme in the next few months.
  • The One Nation One Ration Card system covers almost 69 crore National Food Security Act (NFSA) beneficiaries in the country.

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Under National Food Security Act, the centre provides highly subsidised foodgrains at Rs 1-3 per kg to over 81 crore people through public distribution system (PDS).


3. Jal Shakti Minister to chair Conference of Ministers of States, UTs on Jal Jeevan Mission

  • Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat will be chairing a Conference of States and UTs Ministers on Jal Jeevan Mission today and review the progress made under the Mission.
  • The conference is being organized to discuss planning, implementation and progress made so far as well as the way forward so that the remaining households in villages get tap water connections at the earliest.
  • The Mission is a flagship programme of the Centre for providing tap water connection in every rural household by 2024.

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Since announcement of Jal Jeevan Mission on 15th August 2019, more than 3.79 crore rural households have been provided with tap water connections.


4. Retail inflation rises to 5.03% in February

  • Retail inflation (CPI) inched up to 5.03 percent in February. According to the ministry of statistics and programme implementation data released, inflation increased mainly due to rise in food and fuel prices.
  • Food inflation rose to 3.87 percent in February, compared to 1.89 percent in the previous month. Inflation in ‘fuel and light’ category fell marginally to 3.53 percent in February compared to 3.87 percent in January.
  • The consumer price index (CPI) based retail inflation was at 4.06 percent in January which was lowest since October 2019.


5. Mithali Raj becomes first Indian woman cricketer to score 10,000 international runs across all formats

  • Mithali Raj became the first Indian woman cricketer to complete 10,000 international runs across all cricket formats. She has also become the second woman cricketer internationally to achieve the milestone.
  • Mithali Raj who leads the ODI team of India has joined Charlotte Edwards of England in the elite club.
  • She is the highest run-scorer of the women’s international cricket and is also the only female cricketer to surpass the 6,000 run mark in ODIs.
  • In 2019, she became the first woman to complete 20 years in International cricket.

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Mithali Raj is also the recipient of several National and International awards, including the Arjuna Award in 2003 and Padma Shri in 2015.


Current Affairs Daily Update In Hindi For 13 March 2021

1. प्रवासी राशन कार्डधारकों के लिए मेरा राशन मोबाइल ऐप शुरू किया गया

  • उपभोक्ता मामले खाद्य और सार्वजनिक वितरण मंत्रालय ने उन राशन कार्ड धारकों को लाभ पहुंचाने के लिए मेरा राशन मोबाइल ऐप की शुरूआत की, जो लोग आजीविका की तलाश में नए स्थानों पर जाते हैं।
  • वर्तमान में 32 राज्य और केंद्र शासित प्रदेश वन नेशन वन राशन कार्ड के तहत आते हैं- शेष चार राज्यों और केंद्रशासित प्रदेशों के एकीकरण अगले महीनों में पूरा होने की उम्मीद है।
  • अब तक यह प्रणाली देश में लगभग 69 करोड़ राष्ट्रीय खाद्य सुरक्षा अधिनियम-के तहत लाभार्थियों को जोड़ती है।


2. जल शक्ति मंत्री गजेन्द्र सिंह शेखावत जल जीवन मिशन से संबंधित राज्यों और केन्द्र शासित प्रदेशों के मंत्रियों के सम्मेलन की आज अध्यक्षता करेंगे

  • जल शक्ति मंत्री गजेन्‍द्र सिंह शेखावत आज जल जीवन मिशन से संबंधित राज्‍यों और केन्‍द्र शासित प्रदेशों के मंत्रियों के सम्‍मेलन की अध्‍यक्षता करेंगे और इस मिशन की प्रगति की समीक्षा भी करेंगे।
  • इस सम्‍मेलन का आयोजन मिशन के नियोजन, कार्यान्‍वयन और प्रगति के बारे में चर्चा करने के लिए किया जा रहा है। सम्मेलन में आगे की कार्ययोजना पर भी चर्चा होगी कि कैसे बचे हुए घरों में नल से पानी पहुंचाने की सुविधा जल्द से जल्द सुनिश्चित की जाए।
  • 15 अगस्त 2019 को जल जीवन मिशन की शुरूआत के बाद से अब तक 3 करोड़ 79 लाख से अधिक ग्रामीण घरों में नल के पानी की सुविधा पहुंच चुकी है।


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