Friday, March 18, 2022

DAILY GK: 16, 17 MAR 2022

 

DAILY GK: 16, 17  MAR 2022

 

1. GOI UNVEILS A PROJECT REPORT TO REJUVENATE 13 MAJOR RIVERS

·         Government of India (GoI) aimed to create a Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) on Rejuvenation of 13 Major Rivers through Forestry Interventions.

·         The project contributes towards the livelihood of terrestrial and aquatic biota. The budget outlay of thirteen DPRs is Rs. 19,342.62 crore.

·         The following 13 rivers are Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas, Sutlej, Yamuna, Brahmaputra, Luni, Narmada, Godavari, Mahanadi, Krishna, and Cauvery.

·         Aim Of The Project is to create green cover expansion for upcoming 10 years and 20 years, under  ‘AmritKaal’.

 

2. INDIA RANKS 5TH IN TERMS OF MARKET CAP

·         As per Bloomberg’s recent data on Market capitalization, for the 1st time, India‘s equities market has entered the world’s top 5 in terms of market capitalization. India is ranked 5th with an overall market capitalization of USD 3.21 trillion.

·         The US tops the ranking with an overall market cap of USD 47.32 trillion, followed by China

·         India’s market cap has surpassed the United Kingdom (UK) ranked 6th

 

3. IFR ASIA AWARDS 2021

·         Axis Bank, India’s third-largest private sector bank, was adjudged as the Asian Bank of The Year 2021 and India Bond House at the IFR Asia Awards 2021.

·         The awards are organised by IFR Asia, a Hong Kong based provider of capital markets intelligence.

·         Morgan Stanley has been honoured with the Bank of the year award and JSW Group has been awarded with the Issuer of the year award. 

·         Axis Bank MD & CEO– Amitabh Chaudhry 

 

4. N CHANDRASEKARAN APPOINTED AS CHAIRMAN OF AIR INDIA

·         The board of Air India has appointed Natarajan Chandrasekaran (N Chandrasekaran), Chairman of the Board of Tata Sons Private Limited(Tata Sons), as the Chairman of Air India.

·         Tata Sons is yet to appoint the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD) for Air India.

·         Air India was founded by Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy (JRD) Tata and was nationalised in 1953. 

·         Mascot– Maharajah 

 

5. ASHWANI BHATIA APPOINTED AS A WHOLE-TIME MEMBER SEBI FOR 3 YEARS

·         The Appointments Committee of Cabinet(ACC) has approved the appointment of Ashwani Bhatia, Managing Director(MD) (Corporate Banking & Global Markets) of State Bank of India (SBI), as the whole-time member (WTM) of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)

 

6. ISRO SUCCESSFULLY TESTED NEWLY DEVELOPED SS1 OF ITS NEW SSLV

·         Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully carried out the ground testing of the newly developed solid booster stage (SS1) for its new launch vehicle Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) of ISRO at Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Sriharikota at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh(AP).

·         At present, the launch of small satellites has been dependent on ‘piggy-bank’ rides with big satellite launches on the PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) of ISRO, which has completed around 50 successful launches.

·         SSLV  was designed to be smaller, cheaper, and quickly assembled for commercial launches on demand.

·         ISRO Chairman– S. Somanath, Headquarters– Bengaluru, Karnataka

 

7. WORLD CONSUMER RIGHTS DAY 2022 – MARCH 15 

·         World Consumer Rights Day is annually observed across the globe on 15th March to create awareness about consumer rights and needs.

·         The theme of World Consumer Rights Day 2022 is “Fair Digital Finance”, which addresses the issues faced by consumers in digital finance. 

 

8. NO SMOKING DAY 2022 – MARCH 9

·         No Smoking Day is annually observed on the 2nd Wednesday of March to create awareness and educate people about the adverse impacts of tobacco use. 

·         The theme of No Smoking Day 2022 is “Quitting Smoking Doesn’t Have to be Stressful”.

 

9. INDIA’S FIRST ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & ROBOTICS TECHNOLOGY PARK

·         India’s first Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Technology Park (ARTPARK) for creating a better world through an inclusive Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Robotics revolution has been inaugurated at Indian Institute of Science (IIISc) Bengaluru, Karnataka.

·         Government of India with Rs. 170 crores and the Government of Karnataka with Rs. 60 crores to create cutting-edge innovations in terms of new technologies, standards, products, services and intellectual properties outside of India.

 

10. SIPRI REPORT: INDIA LARGEST IMPORTER OF MAJOR ARMS IN 2017-21

·         According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute(SIPRI) Fact Sheet March 2022 – “Trends In International Arms Transfers, 2021”, India remained the largest importer globally even though Indian arms imports have decreased by 21% between 2012-2016 and 2017-2021. 

·         India has accounted for 11% of global arms imports in 2017-2021. 

·         The Main suppliers of India in 2017-2021 are Russia (46%), France(27%), and the United States of America (USA)(12%).

 

11. BRITISH ACADEMY FILM AWARDS

·         The winners of the 75th edition of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts(BAFTA)’s annual film awards – 2022 EE British Academy Film Awards(BAFA) were announced on 13th March 2022 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, the United Kingdom(UK). 

·         American Actor Will Smith won the BAFTA under the Leading Actor category for his role in King Richard

·         The Power Of The Dog, a New Zealand-led Western psychological drama film, written and directed by Jane Campion has won 2 awards, Best Film and Best Director.

 

12. BHAGWANT MANN TAKES OATH AS CM OF PUNJAB

·         The Leader of AamAadmi Party (AAP), Bhagwant Singh Mann, was sworn in as the Punjab Chief Minister (CM). The oath of office and secrecy was administered by Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit to Bhagwant Mann.

·         The   swearing-in ceremony took place at Khatkar Kalan, the ancestral village of  freedom fighter Bhagat Singh in  Shaheed Bhagat Singh (SBS) Nagar district, Punjab.

 

13.KATALIN NOVAK BECOMES HUNGARY’S FIRST-EVER FEMALE PRESIDENT

·         The Hungarian Parliament has elected the ruling Fidesz Party lawmaker, Katalin Novak, as Republic of Hungary’s first-ever female President.

·         By winning the election, she has become Hungary’s youngest ever head of state, at the age of 44.

·         Hungary Prime Minister – Viktor Orban. Capital – Budapest

 

14. BADMINTON: GERMAN OPEN 2022

·         Indian Shuttler Lakshya Sen (20) grabbed silver after losing to Kunlavut Vitidsarn of Thailand

·         Women’s singles He Bingjiao (China) beat Chen Yufei (China)

 

15. INDIA TO HOST 44TH WORLD CHESS OLYMPIAD 2022 IN CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU

·         India is set to host the 44th World Chess Olympiad (44th Chess Olympiad) 2022 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

·         The 44th World Chess Olympiad 2022 which was previously scheduled to be held in Moscow, Russia from July 26 to August 8, 2022.

 

16. BOOK ‘MODI@20: DREAMS MEET DELIVERY’ T

·         A new book based on the life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi titled ‘Modi@20: Dreams Meet Delivery’, will be released on April 2022.

·         The book is a compilation of chapters authored by eminent intellectuals & domain experts, edited & compiled by Blue Kraft Digital Foundation. The book was published by Rupa Publications.

 

17. NATIONAL VACCINATION DAY 2022 – MARCH 16

·         The National Vaccination Day, also known as National Immunization Day, is annually observed across India on 16th March to create awareness about the importance of vaccination against not only polio but also other viral diseases. 

·         The theme of National Vaccination Day 2022 is “Vaccines Work for all”.

 

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