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Sunday, March 27, 2022

DAILY GK 23 MARCH 2022

 

DAILY GK  23 MARCH 2022

 

1.       NARASINGAPETTAI NAGASWARAM A MUSIC INSTRUMENT OF TAMIL NADU GETS GI TAG

·         The Narasingapettai Nagaswaram, a classical wind music instrument, hand crafted in Narasingapettai Village in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu(TN) got the Geographical Indication (GI) Tag under the category of musical instruments of class 15 from Geographical Indications Registry.

·         Narasingapettai Nagaswaram is a classical wind instrument.It has a length of 2.5 feet. 

·         A major portion of the ‘Narasingapettai Nagaswaram’ is made from the Water Resistance Tree aacha (Hardwickiabinata).Wood used to craft the Nagaswaram is atleast 100 year old.

·         Reeds are made from the leaves of the locally grown plant called ‘Naanal’.

 

2.       KERALA BECOMES FIRST STATE TO INTRODUCE CARBON-NEUTRAL FARMING 

·         Kerala became the first state in India to introduce carbon-neutral agricultural practices in select locations for better soil health.

·         In the first phase, the Agriculture Department will implement the carbon-neutral farming in 13 farms including in tribal areas and steps were also taken to convert the State Seed Farm at Aluva to a carbon-neutral farm.

·         Carbon-neutral farming is the technique of decreasing carbon emissions and aid carbon storage in the soil, through techniques such as Integrated farming methods, Crop rotation, Fertigation, Precision Farming methods, Shifting how the soil is irrigated, and restricting the haphazard use of Fertiliser application.

 

3.       UNEP JOINS ONE HEALTH ALLIANCE TO ADVANCE HUMANS, ECOSYSTEM AND ANIMALS HEALTH 

·         United Environment Programme Program (UNEP) under the Executive Directorship of Inger Andersen, has signed the Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the tripartite partnership for One Health, bringing together the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), formally the Quadripartite partnership at its annual executive meeting held at Nairobi, Kenya.

·         The Quadripartite alliance will now focus on a One Health Joint Plan of Action, which includes six action tracks

·         The One Health approach aims to sustainably balance and optimise the health of people, animals,  ecosystems and the wider environment.

 

4.       COLD RESPONSE 2022 – MULTINATIONAL MILITARY EXERCISE

·         Cold Response 2022, is planned to conduct a Multilateral Military exercise involving Army, Navy and Air Force from March 14 to April 1, 2022 by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) at Norway. 

·         The Arctic region covers parts of eight countries: Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, and the United States.

·         NATO  is an International military alliance between 30 European and North American countries. The member countries agree to mutual defence in response to an attack by an external party.

·         Headquarters – Brussels, Belgium.

 

5.       RBI REVOKES LICENSE OF PEOPLE’S CO-OPERATIVE BANK LTD, KANPUR, UP

·         The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cancelled the license of People’s Co-operative Bank Limited, Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) as the bank failed to adhere to the requirements under Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.
The bank is prohibited from continuing its ‘banking’ business such as acceptance of deposits and repayment of deposits

·         The RBI has requested the Commissioner for Cooperation and Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Uttar Pradesh to issue an order for winding up the bank and appoint a liquidator for the lender.

·         Upon liquidation, every depositor would be entitled to a deposit insurance claim amount of his or her deposits from the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC), subject to a monetary ceiling of Rs 5 lakh.

·         DICGC is A wholly-owned subsidiary of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), established under an act of Parliament, The Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation Act, 1961 (DICGC Act).

 

6.       NITI AAYOG BESTOWS THE WTI AWARD 2021 ON 75 WOMEN ACHIEVERS

·         The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has presented the Women Transforming India (WTI) Awards to 75 women achievers through its Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP)

·         The Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) is a Government of India (GoI) initiative by NITI Aayog to promote and support prospective as well as established women entrepreneurs in India, assisting and guiding them through the process of starting, scaling up, and expanding their businesses.

 

7.       N BIREN SINGH SWORN IN AS MANIPUR CM FOR SECOND TERM

·         Nongthombam (N) Biren Singh, sworn in as the Chief Minister (CM) of Manipur for the second consecutive term. The oath of office was administered by Manipur Governor La Ganesan

·         N Biren Singh was elected from the Heingang seat for the record fifth time, in the recently concluded 12th Manipur assembly elections. BJP won 32 seats in the 60-member house.

 

8.       ISSF WORLD CUP 2022 FOR SHOTGUN 

·         Indian trio, PrithvirajTondaiman, Zoravar Singh Sandhu and VivaanKapoor wins Silver medal in Men’s Trap Team event in International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup ( for Shotgun in Nicosia, Cyprus.

·         India secured 9th rank with 1 Silver medal in the overall medal standings.

·         India and Kuwait participated in the Gold medal match, where Kuwait scored a total of 6 points (Gold medal) and India scored 2 points to secure Silver medal.

·         Medal Standings 1st Italy  6 (3-Gold, 2-Silver, 1-Bronze)

 

9.       CRISTIANO RONALDO BECOMES ALL-TIME LEADING SCORER WITH 807 GOALS

·         Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has become the all-time leading scorer (professional football) with 807 goals, after scoring 3 goals against Tottenham Hotspur during the English Premier League 2022.

·         Brazilian strikers Pele and Rom├írio de Souza Faria each have scored more than a 1000 goals during their careers, but the statistics include goals in amateur, unofficial and friendly matches.

 

10.    WORLD WATER DAY 2022 – MARCH 22

·         The United Nations (UN)’s World Water Day is annually observed across the globe on 22nd March to celebrate water and focus on the importance of freshwater.

·         The observance of World Water Day is led by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 

·         The theme of World Water Day 2022 is “Groundwater: Making the invisible visible”.

·         UN-Water is the United Nations inter-agency coordination mechanism for all freshwater related matters, including sanitation. 

 

11.    WORLD SLEEP DAY 2022 – MARCH 18 

·         World Sleep Day(WSD) is annually observed across the globe on the Friday before Spring Vernal Equinox of each year.

·         The World Sleep Day 2022 was observed on 18th March 2022. The Spring Vernal Equinox of 2022 was observed on 20th

·         The slogan for 2022 World Sleep Day is “Quality Sleep, Sound Mind, Happy World”.

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