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Read : Current Affairs 2 March 2021

Posted on :- 2021-03-02 23:17:04
Source :- Oneiro EduTech

International News 

Israel officially received its first-ever UAE ambassador.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Israel's president formally received the first-ever ambassador from the United Arab Emirates, following last year's historic agreement between the countries to normalize ties.
  • UAE envoy Mohamed Al Khaja delivered his credentials to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at a ceremony in Jerusalem.
  • The UAE was the first country to agree to establish full diplomatic relations with the Jewish state under the Abraham Accords, a pact brokered by former US President Donald Trump.
  • Israel opened its UAE embassy in January, with veteran diplomat Eitan Naeh heading the Abu Dhabi mission.
  • Israel and the UAE have already signed treaties on direct flights and visa-free travel, along with accords on investment protection, science, and technology.

National News

Thaawarchand Gehlot launched “Sugamya Bharat App” & handbook entitled “Access - The Photo Digest”.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Minister for Social justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot launched “Sugamya Bharat App” and a handbook entitled “Access - The Photo Digest”.
  • Sugamya Bharat App is a means for sensitizing and enhancing accessibility.
  • It provides for five main features of which four are directly related to enhancing accessibility.
  • They include registration of complaints of inaccessibility across the broad pillars of the built environment, transportation sector, and  Information and Communication Technology (ICT) ecosystem,  positive feedback of examples and best practices worth emulating being shared by people as jan-bhagidhari; Departmentals; and guidelines and circulars related to accessibility. The fifth feature is a special feature meant only for Divyangjan for COVID-related issues.
  •  The handbook is envisaged as a tool and guide to sensitize stakeholders about 10 basic features of accessibility and related good-bad practices in easy-to-understand pictorial form. 

The Indian government and IIT Bombay announced to offer courses on video gaming.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Union the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that the I & B ministry in collaboration with IIT Bombay has decided to form a Center of Excellence in gaming and other related areas.

Rajya Sabha TV and Lok Sabha TV merges, and to be known as Sansad TV.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Rajya Sabha TV and Lok Sabha TV have been merged and now it will be known as Sansad TV.
  • Retired IAS officer Ravi Capoor has been appointed as its Chief Executive Officer. 
  • Sansad TV will telecast live proceedings of both the Upper and Lower Houses on two different channels during the simultaneous sitting of the Houses.
  • The decision has been taken jointly by the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, M. Venkaiah Naidu, and Speaker of Lok Sabha, Om Birla.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated ‘Maritime India Summit 2021’.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 2nd March inaugurated ‘Maritime India Summit 2021’.
  • Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the second edition of the summit via video conferencing.
  • Prime Minister also launched an e-book of maritime vision 2030, which is aiming to make the Indian maritime industry at par with the top global benchmark in the next 10 years.