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Today Top Current Affairs 20 March 2021

Today Top Current Affairs 20 March 2021

Daily Current Affairs 20 March 2021: This article consists of the latest top current affairs for 20 March 2021 that are essential for all competitive exams such as Bank, SSC, IBPS, SBI exams. You can also take our Current Affairs Quiz after studying our Today current affairs.


Samia Suluhu Hassan as President of Tanzania, becomes first woman

On 19th March 2021, Samia Suluhu Hassan has taken sworn in as the President of Tanzania and she becomes the sixth President of Tanzania.

  • She will be the first women who will serve as President of the country and will serve until 2025.
  • Recently, President John Magfufuli was died due to a heart condition.
  • Before taking sworn, she served as the Vice-President of Tanzania, also being the first female vice-president of the country, since November 2015

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Moody estimates Indian GDP to grow at 12% in CY 2021

Moody’s Analytics has estimated that the Indian economy will increase by 12 per cent in the Calendar Year 2021.

  • In its last predictions, Moody estimated India’s GDP to contract 7.1 per cent in the Calendar year 2020.

About Moody –

CEO: Raymond W. McDaniel Jr.
Headquarters: New York, United States
Founder: John Moody
Founded: 1909

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UNCTAD estimates Indian GDP to 5% in 2021

The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has estimated that the Indian GDP will be contract by 6.9 % in 2020.

  • But, UNCTAD also predicts that India’s GDP forecast to set a “stronger recovery” in the Financial Year 2021 and will increase by 5 per cent.
  • Apart from this, UNCTAD estimates the global economy to increase by 4.7 per cent in FY 2021.

About UNCTAD –

Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland
Founder: United Nations General Assembly
Founded: 30 December 1964

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Important Days

International Day of Happiness 2021

The International Day of Happiness is celebrated across the world on the 20th of March.

  • The main purpose of this day is to spread and make people understand the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world.
  • The theme of International Day of Happiness 2021 is “Happiness For All, Forever” which indicates the significance of happiness for people across the globe. 
  • In the year 2013, the UN decided to observe the International Day of Happiness. on 12 July 2012, a resolution was passed.

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World Sparrow Day 2021

The day of 20th March is observed as World Sparrow Day across the world every year. it is an action commenced by the Nature Forever Society of India along with the Eco-Sys Action Foundation of France. this day comes on Saturday in 2021.

  • The main purpose of this day is to create awareness about house sparrows and other common birds and of threats to their populations.
  • The theme 2021 of World Sparrow Day is “I Love Sparrows.” The theme has been “inspired by the hope that more and more of us will celebrate the relationship between PEOPLE AND SPARROWS,” (worldsparrowday.org)

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World Frog Day 2021

In 2021, World Frog Day is to be observed on 20th March and it will be on the 79th day of 2021.

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World Oral Health Day 2021

The World Oral Health Day is observed on 20 March every year. The day is an initiative of FDI World Dental Federation.

  • the main purpose of this day is to create global awareness of the issues around oral health and the importance of oral hygiene so that governments, health associations.
  • it also aims to obtain healthier mouths and happier lives.
  • The theme 2021 is: Be Proud Of Your Mouth. 

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UN French Language Day 2021

UN French Language Day is observed every year on the day of 20 March.

  • It aims to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity.
  • this day also promotes an equal use of all 6 official languages throughout the Organization.
  • In the year, the United Nations named six language days in recognition of the six official languages.
  • The United Nations decided to observe March 20 for French Language Day in honour of the 40th anniversary of the International Organization of La Francophonie.

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