Today Top Current Affairs 18 March 2021
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World Air Quality Report 2020: New Delhi as World’s most polluted capital city
As per the World Air Quality Report 2020, New Delhi has become the world’s most polluted capital city for the third straight year. the World Air Quality Report has been released by the Swiss organisation, IQAir.
- As the most polluted city in the world, New Delhi is placed at 10th place.
Nine (9) Indian cities as most polluted cities in the world
- Bisrakh Jalalpur,
- Greater Noida,
Govt makes experts committee for Startup India Seed Fund Scheme
The Centre has made an experts advisory committee for the Startup India Seed Fund Scheme. H K Mittal has been appointed as The committee’ Head.
- The main purpose of this committee is to evaluate and select incubators for allotment of funds under the scheme and will also monitor progress.
What is Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS)
- Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS) will run a period of four years and will be implemented with effect from 1st April 2021.
- The Scheme intends to offer financial assistance to startups for proof of concept, prototype development, product trials, market entry and commercialization.
- The Centre will provide Rs. 945 Crore corpus in the next 4 years.
Former Union Minister and BJP leader Dilip Gandhi died at 69
The former Union minister and BJP leader Dilip Gandhi have taken his last breath at the age of 69. he was suffering from COVID-19.
- He won the Lok Sabha elections three times since 1999 from Ahmednagar in Maharashtra.
- he also served as Minister of State, Ministry of Shipping from 29 January 2003 to 15 March 2004.
Ex-Bangladesh PM Moudud Ahmed died at 81
The Ex-Bangladesh Prime Minister Barrister Moudud Ahmed has taken his last breath at the age of 81.
Moudud Ahmed Served as
- Prime Minister of Bangladesh – 1988–1989,
- Vice President of Bangladesh – 1989–1990
- Deputy Prime Minister -1976–1978 and 1987–1988
- Minister of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs – 2001–2006
Audio cassette tape inventor Lou Ottens died at 94
The Dutch inventor of the cassette tape Mr Lou Ottens has passed away at the age of 94.
- He founded the cassettes in the year the 1960s. while was employed with tech giant Philips. Following this, it led to the invention of the first reel-to-reel walkman in 1963.
- he joined Philips in 1952 and was head of the Dutch company’s product development department.
Ordnance Factories Day 2021
The day of 18th March is observed as Ordnance Factories Day every year in India. this day highlights the foundation of the first Ordnance Factory at Cossipore near Kolkata in 1801.
- On this day (18th March), the production of India’s oldest Ordnance Factory was begun in the year 1802 at Cossipore of Kolkata.
- The theme 2021 of Ordnance Factories Day is Vinashaya Dushkritam [विनाशाय दुष्कृताम्].