GK Update
  • Mobile Menu

Sign-Up IcanDon't Have an Account?



Login Icon

Have an Account?


By clicking on Register, you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions.


GK Update

Sun 03 Mar, 2024

National News

Greenfield Projects under PLI Scheme

  • Union Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated the Greenfield Projects under Production Linked Incentive Scheme-PLI Scheme for Bulk Drugs and Medical Devices at a function in New Delhi.

About PLI Scheme

Launched: 2020 No. of Sectors: 14

Agreement between Centre, Tripura Government and TIPRA

  • A tripartite agreement was signed between the Centre, the State government of Tripura and the Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance, popularly known as Tipra Motha in New Delhi, to amicably resolve all issues of indigenous people of Tripura.

About Tripura

Capital: Agartala Governor: Nallu Indrasena Reddy

Press and Registration of Periodicals Act, 2023

  • Press and Registration of Periodicals Act, 2023 came into force from 1st March 2024.
  • It provides for an online system for facilitating the registration of newspapers and other periodicals in the country.

1st State in the NE to achieve 100% saturation in JJM

  • Arunachal Pradesh has become the first state in the North East to achieve 100% saturation in implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) programme.

About JJM

Launched: 2019 Nodal Ministry: Jal Shakti Ministry

International News


  • The 42nd meeting of the Committee of Experts of the Conference of Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (COM2024) started at the Zimbabwean resort town of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
Theme: “Financing the transition to inclusive green economies in Africa: imperatives, opportunities and policy options”

Nicaragua: 1st Spanish Nation to recognise Indian Pharma standards

  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Nicaragua on Pharmacopoeia on cooperation in the field of the regulation of medicines.

About Nicaragua

Capital: Managua  Currency: Córdoba

Environment and Biodiversity

Hangul (Kashmiri Stag)

  • Experts suggested that for the first time in more than three decades the population of Hangul will cross 300 mark this spring, after Hangul reported healthiest rutting or mating seasons in the last autumn.

About Hangul

Major Population: In Dachigam National Park IUCN Conservation Status: Critically Endangered


INS Jatayu

  • The Indian Navy has announced commissioning of INS Jatayu in the presence of Adm R Hari Kumar at Minicoy Island (Lakshadweep).

About Indian Navy

Estb: 26 Jan 1950  Navy Day: 4 December Motto: “Sam no Varunah”

5 Contracts with Indian firms

  • The Ministry of Defence signed contracts with with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for procurement of Aero-engines for MiG-29 aircraft, second with Larsen an Toubro Limited for procurement of Close-in Weapon System (CIWS) and procurement of High-Power Radar (HPR) and two with BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited (BAPL) for procurement of BrahMos missiles and procurement of Ship borne BrahMos system for the Indian Defence Forces.

ICG Jetty Vadinar

  • The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Jetty constructed by Deendayal Port Authority(DPA) was inaugurated by Raksha Rajya Mantri, Ajay Bhatt at Vadinar, Gujarat.

About ICG

Estb: 1977 HQ: New Delhi Chief: Director General Rakesh Pal



  • Cooperation Minister Amit Shah launched the National Urban Cooperative Finance and Development Corporation (NUCFDC) and asked the umbrella body to set up one urban cooperative bank in each town.
  • NUCFDC has received the RBI approval to function as a non-banking finance company and a self-regulatory organisation for the urban cooperative banking sector.

Important Days

World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day is celebrated every year on March 3, to raise awareness about the importance of wildlife conservation.

Theme: “Connecting People and Planet: Exploring Digital Innovation in Wildlife Conservation”

Person in News

Nathan Lyon

  • Nathan Lyon became the first ever cricketer to score 1500 Test runs without scoring a fifty or a hundred.

Latest Courses