Current Affairs in English – 8 March, 2022

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Mobile World Congress 2022 held in Barcelona:

  • The Global System for Mobile Communications Association(GSMA) has organised the 2022 Mobile World Congress (MWC), which took place in Barcelona, Spain from 28 February to 3 March.
  • The focus on 5G and maximizing its potential for benefiting countries and economies is the centrepiece of MWC this year which is taking place amid an ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine.
  • GSMA Established: 1995
  • GSMA Headquarters: London, United Kingdom
  • GSMA Chairperson: Stéphane Richard

9th India-Sri Lanka Bilateral Maritime Exercise SLINEX begins:

  • The 9th edition of India – Sri Lanka Bilateral Maritime Exercise named SLINEX (Sri Lanka–India Naval Exercise) is held at Visakhapatnam.
  • The aim of the exercise is to enhance interoperability and improve mutual understanding between the navies of the two neighbouring countries in the strategically significant Indian Ocean Region

Hybrid form United Nations Environment Assembly held in in Nairobi, Kenya:

  • The United Nations Environment Assembly was hosted by the UN Environment Programme. It brings together representatives of UN members to address environment issues.
  • The aim of UNEA-5 was “Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals,”

NATIONAL NEWS

Future Generali India Insurance Launches ‘FG Dog Health Cover’ Insurance:

  • Future Generali India Insurance Company Limited (FGII) has announced the launch of FG Dog Health Cover.
  • FGII CEO: Anup Rau
  • FGII Headquarters location: Mumbai
  • FGII Founded: 2000

2000 km network to be brought by Indian Railways under ‘KAVACH’ in 2022-23:

  • 2,000 km of railway network will be brought under Kavach for safety and capacity augmentation in 2022-23, as a part of Prime minister’s Atmanirbhar Bharat.
  • Microsoft will set up India’s largest Data Center region in Hyderabad
  • Tech giant, Microsoft has announced to set up its fourth data centre in India in Hyderabad, Telangana.

Microsoft will set up India’s largest Data Center region in Hyderabad:

  • Tech giant, Microsoft has announced to set up its fourth data centre in India in Hyderabad, Telangana
  • Microsoft CEO and Chairman: Satya Nadella
  • Microsoft Headquarters: Redmond, Washington, United States

SAMARTH:

  • MSME Ministry launches “SAMARTH” Special Entrepreneurship Promotion Drive for Women
  • Objective:To provide Skill Development and Market Development Assistance to women and to train more than 7500 women candidates from rural and sub-urban areas in the FY 2022-23.

Ministry of Labour launches ‘Donate-a-Pension’ initiative:

  • Union Labour and Employment Minister, Bhupender Yadav has launched the ‘Donate-a-Pension’ campaign under Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan (PM-SYM) scheme.
  • The ‘Donate-a-Pension’ program is part of various initiatives to be launched in the ‘Iconic Week’ celebrations by the Labour Ministry from March 7 to 13, 2022.

TAMIL NADU

The first floating solar power plant in the country:

  • Floating solar power plant with a capacity of 22 MW
  • Company: Spike
  • Location: Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu
  • Initiated by: MK Stalin

11 Women's Post Office:

  • On the occasion of Women’s Day, 11 post offices under the Tamil Nadu Postal Circle were declared as Women Only Post Offices.

IMPORTANT DAYS

International Women’s Day 2022 Celebrates on 8th March:

  • The theme of 2022 International Women’s Day is “gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”.
  • Secretary-General of United Nations: Antonio Guterres
  • United Nations founded: 24 October 1945
  • Headquarters of United Nations: New York, United States

PER DAY ONE INFO

Newspapers:

  • Gandhi: 1.Young India Harijan 3.Navjevan
  • Annie pesant:1.Common Wheel New India
  • Dadabai Navroji: 1.The Voice of India Truth Teller

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