Current Affairs in English – 11 March, 2022

NATIONAL NEWS

Govt nod for setting up WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine:

  • The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the establishment of a World Health Organization Global Centre for Traditional Medicine (WHO GCTM) at Jamnagar, Gujarat.
  • WHO Established: 7 April 1948
  • WHO Director General: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
  • WHO Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland

Skoch State of Governance ranking 2021: Andhra Pradesh gets first rank

  • Andhra Pradesh has retained its number one spot in the SKOCH State of Governance rankings for the second consecutive year.
  • Andhra Pradesh was ranked at second position in 2018 and later it slipped to 4th position in 2019, according to Skoch.
  • In 2020 too, Andhra Pradesh bagged top rank in governance.

3rd National Youth Parliament Festival (NYPF) begins in New Delhi:

  • The 3rd edition of the National Youth Parliament Festival (NYPF) has been organised jointly by the Lok Sabha Secretariat and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on March 10 and 11, 2022.

Union Minister of Power launches Virtual Smart Grid Knowledge Center:

  • As part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav Program, Union Minister for Power R.K. Singh launched the Virtual Smart Grid Knowledge Center (SGKC) and Innovation Park.

Top 10 Tourist Places in India 2022:

S. No Name                   Year                    Location

  • Taj Mahal                  1648                   Agra
  • Hawa Mahal             1799                  Jaipur
  • Qutb Minar                1193                  Delhi
  • Jim Corbett National Park 1936       Ramnagar
  • Harmandir Sahib      16th century     Amritsar
  • Sun Temple               13th century     Konark
  • Ellora Caves              6th-12th century   Aurangabad
  • Ajanta Caves            5th-6th century     Aurangabad
  • Khajuraho Temples 11th century            Khajuraho, MP
  • Humayun’s Tomb       1570 AD                New Delhi 

Karnataka government launched ‘[email protected]’ programme:

  • The government of Karnataka has launched ‘[email protected]’ program to provide five lakh jobs within 2026 to women with necessary employable skills.
  • Karnataka Capital: Bengaluru
  • Karnataka Chief Minister: Basavaraj S Bommai
  • Karnataka Governor: Thawar Chand Gehlot

IMPORTANT DAYS

CISF raising day observed every year on March 10:

  • In the year 1969, the CISF was set up on March 10 and three battalions were formed under the CISF act 1968, which was passed by the Parliament of India.
  • Since then, the day is celebrated as CISF Raising Day every year. Central Industrial Security Force, is for the central armed police force in India.
  • It is one of the six paramilitary forces in India functioning under the Union Home Ministry.

International Day of Women Judges: 10 March

  • March 10 marks the International Day of Women Judges and on this day, the United National reaffirms its commitment to develop.

AWARDS

Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar presented by Minister B Yadav:

  • VRP, NSA for the performance year 2018 and National Safety Awards (Mines) for the contest years 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 were presented by Shri Bhupender Yadav.
  • Since 1965, the Ministry of Labour & Employment has run the “Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar (VRP)” and “National Safety Awards (NSA)” programmes, and since 1983, the “National Safety Awards (Mines)” programme.

SPORTS

India finishes at the top in 2022 ISSF World Cup:

  • India has taken first place in the medal standings at the ISSF World Cup 2022 in Cairo, organised by the International Shooting Sport Federation.
  • By winning a total of seven medals, the Indian team took first place in the medals tally, with four gold, two silver, and one bronze.
  • Norway took second place in the medals tally with six medals (three gold, one silver, and two bronze).
  • France came in third place with three gold medals out of a total of twenty.

BOOKS

Sharad Pawar unveiled Ratnakar Shetty’s autobiography “On Board: My Years in BCCI”:

  • A book titled “On Board: My Years in BCCI”, an autobiographical account of Ratnakar Shetty’s experiences as an administrator.
  • The book was released by Sharad Pawar, the former president , BCCI and International Cricket Council.
  • Shetty, a Chemistry professor by profession, went on to be the BCCI’s first Chief Administrative Officer after serving the Mumbai Cricket Association in various capacities.

PER DAY ONE INFO

Bharathidasan:

  • Real name: Kanakasabai Suppurattinam
  • Special Name: Puratchi kavi
  • Books: Pandian parisu,Kudumba vilaku, Alakin siripu, Irunta veetu
  • Drama: Bisirantaiyar – Sahitya Akademi Award winning book.

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Current Affairs in English – 10 March, 2022

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Olympic champion Duplantis sets pole vault world record of 6.19m in Belgrade:

  • Sweden’s Olympic pole vault champion Armand Gustav “Mondo” Duplantis cleared 6.19m to smash his own world record by one centimetre at the World Indoor Tour Silver meeting in Belgrade.

NATIONAL NEWS

‘Kaushalya Matritva Yojana’ launched by Chhattisgarh government:

  • In a state-level women’s conference held at BTI Ground in Raipur on March 7, 2022, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel introduced the ‘Kaushalya Matritva Yojana’.
  • The programme will assist in the parenting and education of girls.

Sikkim State Government will launch Aama Yojna & Bahini Scheme:

  • Chief Minister of Sikkim, Prem Singh Tamang has announced that the State Government will soon implement ‘Aama Yojana.
  • Bahini Scheme is to reduce the dropout rate of girl students due to the lack of accessibility/availability of Sanitary Napkins & also to ensure menstrual health and hygiene.
  • Sikkim Capital: Gangtok
  • Sikkim Governor: Ganga Prasad
  • Sikkim Chief minister: Prem Singh Tamang

Haryana govt announced Matrushakti Udaymita Scheme:

  • Haryana government has announced Matrushakti Udaymita Scheme to provide support to women entrepreneurs, on International Women’s Day.
  • Haryana Capital: Chandigarh
  • Haryana Governor: Bandaru Dattatreya
  • Chief Minister of Haryana: Manohar Lal Khattar

India’s largest reclining statue of Lord Buddha being built at Bodh Gaya:

  • India`s largest reclining statue of Lord Buddha is being built in Bodh Gaya. Built by Buddha International Welfare Mission, the statue will be 100 feet long and 30 feet high.
  • The idol of this posture of Lord Buddha is in Uttar Pradesh`s Kushinagar where he attained his Mahaparinirvana. The giant statue of Lord Buddha will be open for devotees from February 2023.

IMPORTANT DAYS

No Smoking Day 2022 is celebrates on 9th March:

  • No Smoking Day is celebrated on the second Wednesday in the month of March every year across the world.
  • No Smoking Day was first observed in the year 1984 in the Republic of Ireland on Ash Wednesday

World Kidney Day 2022 observed globally on 10th March:

  • World Kidney day is celebrated on the second Thursday of March every year. This year, it is being observed on March 10.
  • The theme for World Kidney day 2022 is “Kidney Health for All”

SPORTS

India’s S L Narayanan wins Grandiscacchi Cattolica International Open Chess Tournament:

  • In Chess, Indian Grandmaster, S L Narayanan was declared the winner in the Grandiscacchi Cattolica International Open, held in Italy.
  • The 24-year old S L Narayanan from Thiruvananthapuram earned the title of Grandmaster in 2015 and is the 41st Grandmaster from India.

APPOINTMENTS

Lupin named Mary Kom as brand ambassador for his Shakti initiative:

  • Global pharma major Lupin Limited (Lupin) has announced that it has signed on six-time world boxing champion, Mary Kom as the brand ambassador for its Shakti campaign.

PER DAY ONE INFO

Bharatiyar:

  • He served as the poet of the royal court of Edayapura.
  • Real Name: Subramaniam
  • Appreciated as a Paatukoru pulavan
  • Books: Kannan Pattu, Quill Pattu, Panchali Sapatham
  • News papaers: India, Swadesamithiran

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Current Affairs in English – 9 March, 2022

Iran successfully test fire second military satellite Noor-2:

  • Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) successfully launched a military satellite, Noor-2, into orbit at an altitude of 500 kilometres (311 miles) from the earth.
  • Iran Capital: Tehran
  • Iran President: Ebrahim Raisi
  • Iran Currency: Iranian rial.

40 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India 2022:

  • There are 40 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. Dholavira and Ramappa Temple are the latest addition to the list under the ‘Cultural’ category.
  • This decision was made in the UNESCO World Heritage Committee’s 44th session held in China. In 2021 the total number of World Heritage Sites has increased from 38 to 40.
  • List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India:
  • No Name of Sites Year Location
  • 1 Ajanta Caves                     1983 Maharashtra
  • 2 Ellora Caves                      1983 Maharashtra
  • 3 Agra Fort                           1983       Agra
  • 4 Taj Mahal                          1983        Agra
  • 5 Sun Temple                        1984        Orissa
  • 6 Mahabalipuram Monuments 1984 Tamil Nadu
  • 7 Kaziranga National Park        1985 Assam
  • 8 Keoladeo National Park          1985 Rajasthan
  • 9 Manas Wildlife Sanctuary       1985 Assam
  • 10 Churches and Convents of Goa 1986 Goa
  • 11 Monuments of Khajuraho          1986 Madhya Pradesh
  • 12 Monuments of Hampi                1986 Karnataka
  • 13 Fatehpur Sikri                            1986 Agra
  • 14 Elephanta Caves                        1987 Maharashtra
  • 15 Great Living Chola Temples        1987 Tamil Nadu
  • 16 Pattadakal Monuments              1987 Karnataka
  • 17 Sundarbans National Park          1987 West Bengal
  • 18 Nanda Devi &Valley of Flowers National Park 1988 Uttarakhand
  • 19 Monuments of Buddha 1989 Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh
  • 20 Humayun’s Tomb 1993 Delhi
  • 21 Qutub Minar and its Monuments 1993 Delhi
  • 22 Mountain Railways of  Darjeeling, Kalka Shimla & Nilgiri – 1999 Darjeeling
  • 23 Mahabodhi Temple                        2002 Bihar
  • 24 Bhimbetka Rock Shelters               2003 Madhya Pradesh
  • 25 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus        2004 Maharashtra
  • 26 Champaner Pavagadh Archaeological Park 2004 Gujarat
  • 27 Red Fort                                           2007 Delhi
  • 28 Jantar Mantar                                 2010 Delhi
  • 29 Western Ghats                                2012 Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra
  • 30 Hill Forts                                         2013 Rajasthan
  • 31 Rani Ki Vav (The Queen’s Stepwell) 2014 Gujarat
  • 32 Great Himalayan National Park      2014 Himachal Pradesh
  • 33 Nalanda                                            2016 Bihar
  • 34 Khangchendzonga National Park    2016 Sikkim
  • 35 Architectural Work of Le Corbusier (Capitol Complex) 2016 Chandigarh
  • 36 The Historic City                                2017 Ahmedabad
  • 37 Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles 2018 Mumbai
  • 38 The Pink City                                      2019 Jaipur
  • 39 Kakatiya Rudreshwara (Ramappa)Temple 2021 Telangana
  • 40 Dholavira                                            2021 Gujarat  

NATIONAL NEWS

Priyanka Nutakki becomes the 23rd Woman Grandmaster of India:

  • 19-year-old Priyanka Nutakki has secured her final WGM-norm at MPL’s forty-seventh National Women Chess Championship.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveils the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled a tall statue of great Maratha warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in Pune, Maharashtra.
  • He also launched a 12-km stretch of 32.2-km-long metro rail project at a total cost of more than ₹ 11,400 crores in Pune.
  • Pune Metro is the first project in India to have aluminium body coaches, indigenously manufactured under the ‘Make in India’.

Freedom of the World 2022 report: India ranked ‘partly free’:

  • For the second consecutive year, India has been termed as ‘partly free’ country in terms of democracy and free society, according to the annual report.
  • Report titled “Freedom in the World 2022 – The Global Expansion of Authoritarian Rule”by Freedom House, a US-based NGO that ‘assesses political rights and civil liberties.
  • India scored 66 out of 100 in 2022. The country had scored 67 in 2021. India was a free country till 2020 when its score was 71.

Ministry of Culture organise PAN-India programme “Jharokha”:

  • Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Textiles are organising a programme called “Jharokha-Compendium of Indian handicraft/ handloom, art and culture” to celebrate the traditional Indian handicrafts.

C-DAC installed “PARAM Ganga” Supercomputer at IIT Roorkee:

  • The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) has designed and commissioned a supercomputer named “PARAM Ganga”, at IIT Roorkee.
  • The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) has designed and installed a supercomputer named “PARAM Ganga”, at IIT Roorkee, under Phase II of National Supercomputing Mission (NSM). PARAM Ganga has a supercomputing capacity of 1.66 Petaflops

AWARDS

NMDC receives 1st prize in Ispat Rajbhasha Award for 2018-19 and 2020-21:

  • National Mineral Development Corporation Ltd Country’s largest Iron Ore producer, a CPSE under Ministry of Steel received 1st prize in the Ispat Rajbhasha Award.
  • NMDC Headquarters: Hyderabad
  • NMDC Founded: 15 November 1958

President Kovind Presents ‘Nari Shakti Puraskar’ for 2020 and 2021

  • The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind has conferred the ‘Nari Shakti Puraskar’ for the years 2020 and 2021, on the occasion of International Women’s Day on March 08, 2022.
  • Overall 29 women have been conferred the award for the years 2020 and 2021 in recognition of their outstanding and exceptional work towards the empowerment of women, especially the vulnerable and marginalised
  • Jaya Muthu and Tejamma (Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu)2020 :The Nari Shakti Puraskar is awarded to them for their extraordinary contribution for preserving and promoting the age-old intricate Toda Embroidery of Nilgiris.
  • Thara Rangaswamy (Chennai, Tamil Nadu)2021:The Nari Shakti Puraskar is awarded to her for her innovative and relentless efforts to create awareness about and cure for mental disorders.

APPOINTMENTS

DN Patel named as Chairperson of TDSAT 2022:

  • The Central Government has appointed Justice Dhirubhai Naranbhai Patel, Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, as the Chairperson of Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal(TDSAT).
  • TDSAT Establishment: 2000
  • TDSAT Headquarter: New Delhi

T Raja Kumar named President of the Financial Action Task Force:

  • T Raja Kumar, a Singaporean, has been named president of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the world’s anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing agency

PER DAY ONE INFO

Rajaji:

  • Congress leader from Tamil Nadu.
  • Who brought the CR FORMULA project.
  • Who introduced the first sales tax in Asia.
  • He was the first Chief Minister to be elected after the general election

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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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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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Current Affairs in English – 04 March 2022

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Largest Countries In The World By Area 2022 You Must Know:

  • Earth, the most important place you know, has a surface area of 510,072,000 km². Compared Earth is about the size of an average sunspot.
  • Rank Country             Area                      % of Earth Area
  • 1 Russia                17,098,242 km²                52%
  • 2 Canada               9,984,670 km²                73%
  • 3 China                  9,706,961 km²                 54%
  • 4 United States      9,372,610 km²                31%
  • 5 Brazil                   8,515,767 km²                74%
  • 6 Australia             7,692,024 km²                18%
  • 7 India                     3,287,590 km²                21%

SDG Index 2021: India ranks 120th position:

  • India has been ranked at 120th position in the Sustainable Development Report 2021 or Sustainable Development Index 2021.
  • Last year India’s rank was 117
  • The top 5 countries in this ranking are:
  1. Finland
  2. Sweden
  3. Denmark
  4. Germany
  5. Belgium
  • The 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to transform our world:
  • GOAL 1: No Poverty
  • GOAL 2: Zero Hunger
  • GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
  • GOAL 4: Quality Education
  • GOAL 5: Gender Equality
  • GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
  • GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
  • GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
  • GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
  • GOAL 13: Climate Action
  • GOAL 14: Life Below Water
  • GOAL 15: Life on Land
  • GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
  • GOAL 17: Partnerships to Achieve the Goal

NATIONAL NEWS

Google and MeitY to train 100 Indian startups:

  • Google and MeitY to train 100 Indian startups under Appscale Academy programme
  • The MeitY Startup Hub, an initiative of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), and Google have announced a cohort of 100 early to mid-stage Indian startups as a part of Appscale Academy programme.
  • Minister of Electronics and Information Technology: Ashwini Vaishnaw
  • Google CEO: Sundar Pichai
  • Google Founded: 4 September 1998
  • Google Headquarters: Mountain View, California, United States

Adani Green gets LOA for setting-up 150 MW solar power plant:

  • On Tuesday, Adani Green Energy Ltd stated that its subsidiary Adani Renewable Energy Holding Fifteen Limited has obtained a letter of award (LOA) to build a 150-megawatt solar power plant.
  • For a period of 25 years, the fixed rate for this project capacity is $2.34/kWh.

Disturbed Area:

  • Assam government declared the entire state as a “Disturbed Area:
  • The Assam government has extended the contentious Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) in the state for six more months.
  • Assam Capital: Dispur
  • Assam Chief Minister: Himanta Biswa Sarma
  • Assam Governor: Jagadish Mukhi

MoWCD launches ‘Stree Manoraksha’ Project:

  • The Ministry of Women and Child Development (MoWCD) and NIMHANS Bengaluru launched the ‘Stree Manoraksha Project’ on Wednesday with the goal of improving women’s mental health in India.

SPORTS

ISSF World Cup:

  • Indian shooter, Saurabh Chaudhary has won the gold medal in Men’s 10m Air Pistol event at the ongoing 2022 International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup.
  • The silver medal has been won by Germany’s Michael Schwald while Artem Chernousov of Russia claimed the bronze medal.

Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament:

  • Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament: Nikhat Zareen & Nitu wins gold for India
  • Indian boxers Nikhat Zareen (52kg) and Nitu (48kg) has won gold medals at the 73rd Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament, held in Sofia, Bulgaria.

ISSF World Cup: Shri Nivetha, Esha, Ruchita win gold in women’s 10m air pistol:

  • India’s Shri Nivetha, Esha Singh, and Ruchita Vinerkar have won the gold medal in the women’s 10m air pistol team event.

APPOINTMENTS

LIC Mutual Fund:

  • T S Ramakrishnan named as new MD and CEO of LIC Mutual Fund
  • LIC Mutual Fund has announced the appointment of TS Ramakrishnan as its Managing Director & CEO, effective.

IMPORTANT DAYS

National Safety Day 2022 Observed on 04th March:

  • The National Safety Day (NSD) is celebrated every year on the 4th of March to commemorate the foundation of the National Safety Council (NSC) of India.
  • theme to be ‘Nurture young minds – Develop safety culture’.

National Security Day observed on 04th of March:

  • In India, March 4 is celebrated as National Security Day (Rashtriya Suraksha Diwas) every year, in the honor of the Indian Security Forces.
  • Apart from this, National Security Week 2022 is being celebrated from March 4 to March 10, 2022.
  • National Security Council of India Founded: 19 November 1998
  • National Security Council of India head: Ajit Kumar Doval.

PER DAY ONE INFO

Periyar:

  • Who started the self-esteem movement.
  • Who is also known as Vendati Vander.
  • Called Rousseau of India.
  • Who was the basis on which the Dravidian League was formed

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Current Affairs – 02 February, 2022

NATIONAL NEWS

  1. The Federal Budget 2022-2023 was tabled in Parliament yesterday
  • Nirmala Sitharaman presented the budget saying that they should stand in the way of Dharma and collect taxes for the benefit of the people in the chapter Shanti Parvam of the Mahabharata.
  • Finished reading the budget in 92 minutes
  • Paperless budget submitted for the second time in the parliment
  • New digital currency introduced based on “BLOCK CHAIN” technology
  • Introduced One Country Single Registration System (National Common Documentation Software System)
  • Converted 12 channels to 200 channels through a single class single television program
  • The BharatNet brand project is set to launch in 2025, benefiting 16 states and 3,61,000 villages.
  • A project has been launched to connect the 5 largest rivers in India.
  • The 5 rivers are:
  1. Godavari-Krishna
  2. Krishna -five
  3. Ponnaru-Kaveri
  4. Daman Ganga -Pinchar
  5. Bur Thapi -Narmatha
  • Parvat Mala Project – Modern transport between the mountains
  • States first implemented in India
  1. Himachal Pradesh
  2. Uttarakhand
  3. Jammu and Kashmir
  4. Northeastern States

Federal Budget - A Historical Journey

  • India’s First Budget (British India) -1860 Presented by James Wilson
  • India’s First Budget (Independent India) -1947 Presented by Shanmugam
  • Nirmala Sitharaman presented the first paperless budget-2021
  • First Long Budget Speech -2020 Submitted by Nirmala Sitharaman – (2 hours 42 minutes)
  • Short Budget Text -1997 Submitted by Muljibai Patel (Was only 800 words)
  • Black Budget-1973 Submitted by Yaswantrao Chavan

Did you know?

  • Nirmala Sitharaman is India’s first woman Finance Minister
  • Change of Budget Filing to Working Day from February -Arun Jaitley-2017

TAMILNADU

  • Writer Karthik Balasubramaniam to be presented with Sahitya Akademi yuva puraskar Award 2021
  • The novel called “NATCHATHIRAVASIKAL”
  • January has been declared as the Tamil Heritage Month in the cities of America.
  • Adherence to four major cities in the province of California

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