Saturday, March 5, 2022

DAILY GK: 02, 03 MAR 2022

 DAILY GK: 02, 03 MAR 2022

1.       CANADA BECOMES 1ST COUNTRY TO APPROVE THE USE OF COVIFENZ

·         Health Canada, the department of the government of Canada responsible for national health policy, has approved the use of Covifenz, the world’s first plant-based COVID-19 vaccine for adults aged 18 to 64.

·         Canada has become the first country to approve the use of the plant-based COVID-19 vaccine. 

 

2.       INDIA Q3 GDP BY NSO

·         In accordance with the Second Advance Estimates (SAE) of National Income, 2021-22 & Quarterly Estimates of GDP for the 3rd quarter(Q3) (October-December), 2021-22 by the National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), the Indian economy grew by 5.4% year-on-year in the Q3FY22.

·         This is the 5th consecutive positive growth.

·         In absolute terms, India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased to Rs 38,22,159 crore whereas it was Rs 36,26,220 crore in the Q3FY21.

·         India’s GDP had grown by 8.4% in the Q2FY22.

·         Gross Value Added (GVA) grew by 4.7% year-on-year (YoY). In the Q2FY22 previous quarter, it had increased by 19.3%.

 

3.       WORLD BANK’S INDIA HEAD APPOINTED VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS

·         The World Bank’s India head and a Bangladeshi economist, Junaid Kamal Ahmad was appointed as a Vice President of the institution.

·         He  would lead the operation side of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), which offers political risk insurance, credit enhancement guarantees to help developing countries.

·         The World Bank Group consists of five development institutions:

1.       Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)

2.       International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) 

3.       International Development Association (IDA) 

4.       International Finance Corporation (IFC)

5.       International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) 

·         World Bank Head Quarters- Washington, President- David Malpass 

 

4.       WORLD CIVIL DEFENCE DAY 2022 – MARCH 1

·         World Civil Defence Day is annually observed across the globe on 1st March to honour the significance of Civil Defence and the personnel who have sacrificed their lives for it.

·         The theme of World Civil Defence Day 2022 is “Civil defence and management of
displaced populations in face of disasters and crises; role of volunteers and the fight against pandemics”.

 

5.       STATE OF INDIA’S ENVIRONMENT REPORT 2022

·         Union Minister BhupenderYadav, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) released the Down To Earth’s annual ‘State of India’s Environment Report 2022’ in Nimli, Alwar district, Rajasthan. 

·         As per the report, India has slipped three spots to 120 from 117 in 2021 on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted as a part of the 2030 agenda by 192 United Nations member states in 2015.

·         India’s overall SDG score was 66 out of 100.

 

6.       TELANGANA TOPS COUNTRY IN TERMS OF PER CAPITA NET STATE DOMESTIC PRODUCT AT CURRENT PRICES

·         Telangana became the top performing state in India with a population over one crore in terms of growth rate of Per Capita Net State Domestic Product at Current Prices by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI).

·         The Gross State Domestic Price (GSDP) of  Telangana increased from Rs 359434 crores in 2011-12 to Rs 1,154,860 crores in 2021-22. 

·         Telangana Chief Minister- K ChandrashekarRao

 

7.       THE WEALTH REPORT 2022

·         According to Knight Frank’s 16th edition of The Wealth Report 2022, the number of ultra-high-net-worth-individuals (UHNWIs) globally increased by 9.3 percent in 2021 to 6,10,569, from 5,58,828 in 2020.

·         In India, the number of UHNWIs (net assets with US$ 30m or more) has grown by 11% year-on-year (YoY) in 2021, the highest percentage growth in Asia – Pacific (APAC).

·         India – India ranked 3rd in billionaire population globally in 2021

·         USA tops in this list

 

8.       LIC MF APPOINTS TS RAMAKRISHNAN AS ITS MD & CEO

·         LIC (Life Insurance Corporation) Mutual Fund Asset Management Limited appointed TS Ramakrishnan as its Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer. 

·         LIC Initial Public Offering (IPO) In 2021,The  government of India plans to initiate the process to launch the Initial Public Offer (IPO) of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC).

·         The Government  owns 100% stakes in  LIC and it will offload 5% of its stake through the IPO.

 

9.       SINGAPORE WEIGHTLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIP –2022

·         Eight Indian weightlifters secured Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and qualified for the Commonwealth Games (CWG), Birmingham 2022.

·         Saikhom Mirabai Chanu , the Indian weightlifter from Manipur state wins Gold medal in 55 kg category in Singapore Weightlifting International 2022.

 

10.    AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF TN CM MK STALIN “UNGALILORUVAN – 1”

·         Rahul Gandhi, Member of Parliament(MP) of Indian National Congress(INC) released the book titled “Ungalil Oruvan -1” – One Among You, the first volume of the autobiography of MK Stalin, Chief Minister(CM) of Tamil Nadu(TN) and leader of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)

 

11.    POLIO NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION DAY 2022 – FEBRUARY 27 

·         The Polio National Immunization Day 2022 (NID) was organised across India on 27th February 2022. 

·         Dr Mansukh Mandavia, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare launched the National Polio Immunization Drive for 2022 and administered polio drops to children below five years of age. 


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