Current Affairs in English – 14 &15 March, 2022

NATIONAL NEWS

Mukhyamantri Chaa Srami Kalyan Prakalpa scheme:

  • Tripura Govt announced Mukhyamantri Chaa Srami Kalyan Prakalpa” scheme for tea workers.
  • Tripura Capital: Agartala
  • Tripura Chief Minister: Biplab Kumar Deb
  • Tripura Governor: Satyadeo Narain Arya

PM Narendra Modi dedicates Rashtriya Raksha University in Gandhinagar, Gujarat:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated to the nation a new campus building complex of the Rashtriya Raksha University (RRU) at Lavad village near Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • The University, which is an Institution of National Importance, commenced its operations from 1st October 2020.

First Gati Shakti Cargo Terminal of Indian Railways commissioned:

  • The Asansol Division of Indian Railways has successfully commissioned private siding of Maithan Power Limited at Thaparnagar, Jharkhand.
  • Chairman and CEO of the Railway Board, V K Tripathi, said at the GCT’s commissioning that the Maithan Power Project was commenced in the year 2009, and power generation began in the year 2011.

India’s 1st ever GI-tagged Kashmir carpets flagged off to Germany:

  • The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has launched quick response (QR) code for its GI-tagged Kashmiri carpet.
  • J&K Lieutenant Governor: Manoj Sinha
  • J&K Formation (Union territory): 31 October 2019

Indrayani Medicity:

  • The state government of Maharashtra has announced to set up the country’s first medical city named as ‘Indrayani Medicity’ in Pune.
  • The project is estimated to attract investment worth over Rs. 10,000 crore.

‘India Water Pitch-Pilot-Scale Challenge’:

  • Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) and Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Hardeep Singh Puri launched the ‘India WaterPitch-Pilot-Scale Start-up Challenge.

“Young Scientist Programme”:

  • ISRO organized Young Scientist Programme “YUVIKA” for students
  • ISRO is organizing a special programme for school children called “YUva VIgyani KAryakram” (YUVIKA) or “Young Scientist Programme”.
  • Aimed at creating awareness about emerging trends in science and technology, this programme is expected to encourage more students to pursue research and a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Chairman and Space Secretary of ISRO: Dr S Somanath
  • ISRO Headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • ISRO established: 15 August 1969

In Ahmedabad, PM inaugurates the 11th Khel Mahakumbh:

  • The 11th edition of the Khel Mahakumbh was started on Saturday at Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Global Investment in Digital Shopping 2021: India ranked 2nd

  • According to the London & Partners analysis of Deal room. co-investment data, India is the second-largest global venture capital investment hub for digital shopping companies.
  • Rank Country Investment
  • 1 United States        (US) USD 51 billion
  • 2 India                     USD 22 billion
  • 3 China                    USD 14 billion
  • 4 United Kingdom   USD 7 billion

Unique kind of Digital School Health Platform launched in Puducherry:

  • Under the National Digital Health Mission, Puducherry is creating a digital public health ecosystem
  • Chief Minister of Puducherry: N. Rangaswamy
  • Governors & Administrators: Tamilisai Soundararajan

First Virtual Smart Grid Knowledge Centre inaugurated of India in Manesar, Haryana:

  • The Union minister for power has inaugurated the Virtual Smart Grid Knowledge Center (Virtual SGKC) and Innovation Park.

IMPORTANT DAYS

International Day of Mathematics :

  • International Day of Mathematics (IDM) is observed globally on the 14th of March every year.
  • The theme for 2022 IDM is “Mathematics Unites!.
  • It is also known as the Pi Day because the mathematical constant π (pi) can be rounded down to 3.14.
  • The world celebrated its First International Day of Mathematics on March 14, 2020.

World Rotaract Day:

  • World Rotaract Day is celebrated on the 13th of March every year to acknowledge the services provided by the rotaractors across the world.
  • The theme of World Rotaract Day 2022 is “Rotary Making a Difference”.
  • World Rotaract Week will be held from 11 March 2022 to 18 March 2022.

World Consumer Rights Day celebrates globally on 15th March:

  • Theme of “Fair Digital Finance.”
  • World Consumer Rights Day is inspired by President John F Kennedy’s special message to the US Congress that was delivered on 15th March 1962.

International Day of Action for Rivers 2022:

  • The International Day of Action for Rivers is celebrated every year on the 14th of March. The year 2022 marks the 25th anniversary of the International Day of Action for Rivers.
  • The theme in 2022 is “The Importance of Rivers for Biodiversity”.

TAMIL NADU

World’s first Linear Alkyl Benzene (LAB) manufacturing company to get BIS certification:

  • TPL (Tamilnadu Petroproducts Ltd.) is the world’s first linear alkyl benzene (LAB) manufacturing company to be certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

AWARDS

Booker Prize:

  • Geetanjali Shree’s translation ‘Tomb of Sand’ nominated for International Booker Prize:
  • Author Geetanjali Shree’s translated Hindi novel “Tomb of Sand” is among 13 books long-listed for the International Booker Prize.

75th BAFTA Award 2022 announced:

  • The 75th edition of the British Academy Film Awards, also known as the BAFTA Award, was held at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
  • It is being given annually since 1955. It is mainly given to British programs.

SPORTS

German Open Badminton 2022: Lakshya Sen won Silver Medal:

  • Indian Shuttler Lakshya Sen has settled for silver after losing to Kunlavut Vitidsarn of Thailand, 18-21, 15-21, in the men’s singles final at the German Open 2022.

APPOINTMENTS

Ajay Bhushan Pandey appointed as chairman of the NFRA:

  • Ajay Bhushan Pandey has been appointed as the chairman of the National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) for a period of 3 years.

Oil India Ltd:

  • Ranjit Rath has been named as the next Chairman and Managing Director of Oil India Limited (OIL).

Air India:

  • The chairman of Tata Sons, N Chandrasekaran has been appointed as the chairman of Air India.

PER DAY ONE INFO

ICS Exam:

  • Satyendranath Tagore was the first Indian to be selected for the post of ICS in India
  • SN Banerjee is the first Indian to be selected for the post of ICS and dismissed
  • Subhash Chandra Bose is the first Indian to resign from the post of ICS in India

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