Current Affairs With STATIC GK of March 2021
1. Mukesh Ambani becomes 8th Richest in the World, Elon Musk tops the list: Hurun Global Rich List 2021
According to Hurun Global Rich List 2021, Chairman of Reliance Industries (RIL), Mukesh Ambani with a wealth of USD 83 Billion (~ INR 6 Lakh Crore) became the 8th Richest Person in the World. The List was topped by Elon Musk (CEO of Tesla), Jeff Bezos (CEO of Amazon) & Bernard Arnault (CEO of LVMH-Louis Vuitton).
– Chairman and Chief Researcher – Rupert Hoogewerf (Hu Run)
MD and Chief Researcher – Anas Rahman
Headquarters – Mumbai
2.MTRC System Commissioned in Trains ; First of its Kind in Indian Railways
On March 1, 2021, Alok Kansal, General Manager, Western Railway inaugurated the newly commissioned Mobile Train Radio Communication (MTRC) system (also known as Global System for Mobile Communications – Railway (GSM-R)) at Divisional Railway Manager’s office in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is the 1st time that MTRC has been commissioned in Indian Railways (IR).
Chairman & CEO – Vinod Kumar Yadav
Headquarters – New Delhi
3. NSE Signed a MoU to Set Up Market Infrastructure Institutions with IBX at GIFT City, Gujarat
i.On 1st March 2021, The National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE India) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up a market infrastructure institution which consists of International Bullion Exchange(IBX), clearing corporation and depository, at the Gujarat International Finance Tec (GIFT) City in Gujarat.
Managing Director & CEO– Vikram Limaye
Incorporated in 1992
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
4.MoHUA launches Field Assessment of Swachh Survekshan 2021
On March 1, 2021, Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) launched the field assessment for the 6th Edition of the Annual Cleanliness Survey ‘Swachh Survekshan 2021 (SS2021)’ (urban) in New Delhi.
5. One in four people will have hearing problems by 2050: WHO’s 1st Report on Hearing
i.On March 2, 2021, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) released its first World Report on Hearing stating that nearly 2.5 billion people worldwide or 1 in 4 people will suffer from hearing problems by 2050.
Director General– Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Ethiopia)
Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland
6. SEBI eases Listing Rules for IPOs of Large Companies
i.The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) during its board meeting eased the listing norms for large companies by enabling them to divest minimum 5% in the IPO (Initial public offering), instead of 10%. Also, for raising the public float to 25%, the term has increased to 5 years instead of 3 years.
Chairman– Ajay Tyagi
Headquarter– Mumbai, Maharashtra