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Daily Current Affairs 3rd March 2024: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 2nd March 2024. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 2nd March 2024. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 3rd March 2024 Current affairs test.

National News

Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurates Greenfield projects under the PLI Scheme for bulk medications and medical devices.

  • Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Dr Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated the Greenfield Projects under the Production Linked Incentive Scheme-PLI Scheme for Bulk Drugs and Medical Devices at a function in New Delhi.
  • Under it, a total of 51 plants were inaugurated out of which 22 are for bulk drugs and 39 are related to the manufacturing of various kinds of medical devices.
  • In these plants, the bulk drugs being produced include Levofloxacin, Ofloxacin, Telmistran, Vitamin B6 and Diclofenac Sodium among others.

    State News

    Uttar Pradesh Becomes First State to Issue 5 Crore Ayushman Cards under Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana


  • Uttar Pradesh (UP) has emerged as the first State in the country to issue 5 crore Ayushman cards under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY).
  • Ayushman Card Distribution : The UP government has issued a total of 50,017,920 Ayushman cards, benefiting 74,382,304 individuals across the state.

    Chapchar Kut Festival Celebrated with Traditional Zeal Across Mizoram

  • Mizoram’s biggest festival Chapchar Kut celebrated with traditional enthusiasm and joy across the state.
  • On the occasion, thousands of people gathered at the Assam Rifles Ground-Lammual in Aizawl.

    Defence News

    India-Malaysia Conduct Bilateral Maritime Exercise ‘Samudra Laksamana’


  • The Indian Navy and the Royal Malaysian Navy are participating in the 3rd edition of bilateral exercise ‘Samudra Laksamana’ from 28 Feb – 02 Mar 24 at/ off Visakhapatnam.
  • Aim : To strengthen bonds and enhance interoperability between the Indian and Royal Malaysian Navy.
  • Participants : Indian Naval Ship Kiltan and Royal Malaysian Ship KD Lekir are participating in the exercise which has harbour professional interactions followed by the operational phase at sea.

    Defence Research & Development Organisation Achieves Successful Flight Test of Very Short Range Air Defence System 

  • Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted two successful flight tests of Very Short-Range Air Defence System (VSHORADS) missile from a ground based portable launcher off the coast of Odisha from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur.
  • These tests were carried out against high speed unmanned aerial targets under different interception scenarios.
  • During all the test flights, the targets were intercepted and destroyed by the missiles, meeting the mission objectives.

    Science & Technology

    Newly Identified Moons: Discovery of Three Previously Unseen Moons Orbiting Neptune and Uranus

  • Astronomers have made a remarkable discovery in our solar system, identifying three previously unknown moons.
  • Two of these newly found moons are orbiting Neptune, while the other is encircling Uranus.

    Business Finance News
    State Bank of India Achieves Landmark of 500 Million Customers

  • The State Bank of India (SBI), India’s largest public sector lender, announced that it has crossed the significant milestone of having over 50 crore customers, marking a monumental achievement for the bank.
    Government Establishes Panel Led by T V Somanathan to Conclude Uniform Know Your Customer Standards


  • The government of India has formed an expert committee headed by Finance Secretary T V Somanathan to make its recommendations to bring out uniform Know Your Customer (KYC) norms.
  • The committee comprises members from various ministries and regulatory bodies, reflecting a collaborative effort to address KYC standardization.
  • The formation of the committee follows discussions at the Finance Stability and Development Council (FSDC) meeting on February 21, highlighting the imperative to simplify and digitize the KYC process in the financial sector.


     Mou And Agreement

The centre strikes an agreement with the Tripura government, the TIPRA Motha party and other parties involved to peacefully settle all of the concerns about the indigenous people of Tripura.

  • A tripartite agreement was signed between the Centre, the State government of Tripura and the Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance, popularly known as Tipra Motha and other stakeholders, in New Delhi.
  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha, Tipra Motha supremo Pradyot Debbarma and other senior leaders attended the meeting.
  • Under the pact, it was agreed to amicably resolve all issues of the indigenous people of Tripura relating to history, land and political rights, economic development, identity, culture and language.
    Coal India Limited Signs MoU with Indian Institute of Management (IIM) to boost PM’s mission Gati Shakti
  • Coal India Limited (CIL) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Mumbai and IIM Sambalpur.
  • The partnership aims to align coal transportation infrastructure with the ambitious PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan 2021, enhancing multimodal connectivity across the country.
  • Under this initiative, a one-year PGP-Ex programme in “Logistics and Operations Excellence through Digitisation” is to be conducted for the Executives of Coal India, serving in MCL and other subsidiaries.

    Important Days

World Wildlife Day: 3rd March

  • World Wildlife Day 2024 is celebrated on March 3rd, 2024.
  • The 2024 theme, “Connecting People and Planet: Exploring Digital Innovation in Wildlife Conservation”.
  • It commemorates the day of the signature of the Convention on International Trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora. World Wildlife Day 2024 is a great opportunity to celebrate many beautiful and various flora and fauna species.
  • Thailand proposed World Wildlife Day in the General Assembly of the UN on December 20, 2013, to create awareness among people about Worlds’ Wild animals and plants.

World Hearing Day 2024: 3rd March

  • World Hearing Day is announced to be celebrated on March 3rd, 2024.
  • It is observed to raise public awareness about how to avoid deafness and hearing impairment, as well as to support ear and hearing care around the world.
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