Current Affairs in English – 07 March 2022

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

SWISS to Become World’s First Airlines to Use Solar Aviation fuel:

  • SWISS will become the first customer of solar kerosene in 2023
  • Swiss International Air Lines AG Headquarters: Basel, Switzerland
  • Swiss International Air Lines AG Founded: 1 April 2002
  • Swiss International Air Lines AG Chairman: Reto Francioni

NATIONAL NEWS

NMCG awarded ‘Special Jury Award’ for Ganga rejuvenation:

  • National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has been awarded the ‘Special Jury Award’ at the 7th India Industry Water Conclave and the 9th edition of the FICCI Water Awards.

Top 10 Longest Rivers in India 2022:

  • India is known as the land of rivers as there are numerous rivers flowing across the country.
  • River Length in India (km)       Total Length (km)
  • Ganga 2525                               2525
  • Godavari 1464                           1465
  • Krishna 1400                             1400
  • Yamuna 1376                             1376
  • Narmada 1312                           1312
  • Indus       1114                            3180
  • Brahmaputra 916                      2900
  • Mahanadi 890                           890
  • Kaveri 800                                 800
  • Tapti 724                                    724

India’s first FSRU Hoegh Giant Arrives at Jaigarh Terminal:

  • H-Jaigarh Energy’s Terminal in Maharashtra has received India’s first floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU).
  • This will be India’s first FSRU-based LNG receiving terminal, as well as Maharashtra’s first year-around LNG facility.

India’s first indigenous Flying Trainer HANSA-NG completes sea level trials

  • India’s first indigenously developed Flying Trainer, ‘HANSA-NG’, successfully completed the sea-level trials at Puducherry.

SPORTS

Mithali Raj becomes first woman cricketer to appear at six Cricket World Cups:

  • She has played in the ICC women’s cricket world cup events in 2000, 2005, 2009, 2013, 2017 and now in 2022. The ICC women’s cricket world cup 2022 is being held in New Zealand.

BOOKS

A book titled ‘The Blue Book’ by authored by Journalist Amitava Kumar:

  • Indian writer and journalist, Amitava Kumar has come out with a new book titled ‘The Blue Book: A Writer’s Journal’.

The Queen Of Indian Pop: The Authorised Biography Of Usha Uthup:

  • The biography of pop icon Usha Uthup titled “The Queen of Indian Pop: The Authorised Biography of Usha Uthup” was released.

IMPORTANT DAYS

Jan Aushadhi Diwas celebrates on 7th March 2022:

  • The Jan Aushadhi Diwas is celebrated on 7 March 2022 by the Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices Bureau of India (PMBI).
  • The theme of the 4 Janaushadhi Diwas is “Jan Aushadhi-Jan Upyogi”.

Central Industrial Security Forces observed its 53rd Raising Day on March 06:

  • The 53rd Raising Day ceremony of Central Industrial Security Forces (CISF) was organised on March 06, 2022, in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Director-General of CISF: Sheel Vardhan Singh

PER DAY ONE INFO

Velu Nachiar :

  • Also known as Jhansi in South India.
  • Also known as the first woman and Veeramangai to oppose the British.
  • Sivagangai was recaptured in 1780 with the help of the Maruthu brothers.

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