Current Affairs in English – 03 March 2022

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

NASA launches next-generation GOES-T satellite to track hazardous weather:

  • US space agency, NASA, successfully launched the third in a series of four next-generation weather satellites, Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)
  • NASA administrator: Bill Nelson
  • Headquarters of NASA: Washington D.C., United States
  • NASA Founded: 1 October 1958
  • NOAA Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States
  • NOAA Founder: Richard Nixon
  • NOAA Founded: 3 October 1970

NATIONAL NEWS

President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates ‘Arogya Vanam’ at Rashtrapati Bhavan:

  • The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind has inaugurated a newly developed ‘Arogya Vanam’ at the President’s Estate, (Rashtrapati Bhavan) in New Delhi.

GoI think tank, Niti Aayog developing National Gender Index:

  • NITI Aayog is in the process to develop a National Gender Index. The objective of the National Gender Index is to measure the progress and identify the persisting gaps in gender equality.

Knight Frank: India ranks 3rd in billionaire population globally:

  • India is ranked 3rd in terms of most number of billionaires’ population globally in 2021, as per Knight Frank’s latest edition of The Wealth Report 2022.
  • Top 5 countries with the most number of billionaires in 2021:
  • Billionaires 2021
  • United States 748
  • China 554
  • India 145
  • Germany 136
  • Russia  121

Indian Air Force to conduct Exercise Vayu Shakti at Pokharan range, Rajasthan:

  • Indian Air Force (IAF) will conduct the Exercise Vayu Shakti that will take place at Pokharan range in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan on March 7.
  • Indian Airforce founded: 8 October 1932
  • Indian Airforce Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Indian Airforce Chief of Air Staff: Vivek Ram Chaudhari

SPORTS

Rafael Nadal Book & Record 2022:

  • Rafael Nadal was two sets down in the final of the Australian Open 2022. But he came back strongly to win a long five-set singles match with Daniil Medvedev.
  • Nadal said, “This has been one of the most emotional matches of my tennis career.”
  • But he came back strongly to win a long five-set single match with Daniil Medvedev and claim a record 21st Grand Slam men’s title in the Australian Open final.

BOOKS

Anup Jalota released book “Udaan Ek Majdoor Bachhe Ki” authored by Mithilesh Tiwari:

  • Bhajan Samrat Anup Jalota has released the book “Udaan Ek Majdoor Bachhe Ki” by Captain AD Manek in a glittering program organized by Shailesh B Tiwari of P Club Education Pvt Ltd in Mumbai.
  • This book is about the life journey of Captain AD Manek, how he travelled from zero to pinnacle in his career graph.

APPOINTMENTS

Akshaye Widhani named as Chief Executive Officer of Yash Raj Films:

  • Film production and distribution company Yash Raj Films (YRF) has named Akshaye Widhani as chief executive officer.
  • Yash Raj Films is one of India’s biggest film production houses.
  • Aditya Chopra is the Chairman and MD of Yash Raj Films. Yash Raj Films was founded by Yash Raj Chopra, in the year 1970.

AWARDS

MoS Annpurna Devi gives National ICT Award 2020 & 2021:

  • Smt Annpurna Devi, who is the union MoS for Education has given National ICT Awards to 49 teachers from all over the country.

IMPORTANT DAYS

World Hearing Day observed globally on 3rd March by WHO:

  • World Hearing Day is held on 3rd March each year by World Health Organisation (WHO).
  • The World Hearing Day 2022 with the theme “To hear for life, listen with care”
  • WHO Established: 7 April 1948
  • WHO Director General: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
  • WHO Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland

World Wildlife Day 2022 Observed on 03rd March:

  • The World Wildlife Day is observed every year on March 3 to raise awareness about the world’s wild fauna and flora.
  • World Wildlife Day will be celebrated in 2022 under the theme “Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration”
  • World Wildlife Fund Headquarters: Gland, Switzerland
  • World Wildlife Fund Founded: 29 April 1961, Morges, Switzerland
  • President and CEO of World Wildlife Fund: Carter Roberts

PER DAY ONE INFO

Articles:

  • All are equal before the law – Article 14
  • Abolition of Untouchability – Article 17
  • Abolition of titles – Article 18
  • Judicial Writ – Article 32
  • Judicial Review -Article 13

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