Daily Current Affairs March 15, 2022

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Daily Current Affairs March 15, 2022
Daily Current Affairs March 15, 2022
  1. International Day of Action for Rivers is celebrated on March 14:
  • International Rivers Day is celebrated on March 14 every year.
  • 2022 marks the 25th anniversary of International Action Day for Rivers.
  • The purpose of this day is to unite people around the world to raise awareness, to discuss the value and importance of rivers, river management, river management, pollution and equal access to access to clean and flowing water.
  • ‘International Action Day for Rivers is a day dedicated to unity.
  • International Day for the Action of the Rivers was adopted in March 1997 by participants in the first international gathering of people affected by dams in Guerrero, Brazil.
  • Theme of 2022 : “The Importance of Rivers for Biodiversity”.

  1. World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated on March 15:
  • World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated every year on March 15.
  • This day is observed to ensure that the rights of all consumers are recognized and protected.
  • Theme 2022:
  • International Consumer Rights Day is celebrated as “Fair Digital Finance”.

  1. India’s first Virtual Smart Grid Knowledge Center opens in Haryana State Manesar:
  • India’s first Virtual Smart Grid Knowledge Center opens at Bourgrid Center in Manesar, Haryana.
  • This Smart Grid Knowledge Center aims to upgrade Smart Grid technologies and develop capacity in the power distribution sector.
  • The Union Power Minister has inaugurated the Virtual Smart Grid Knowledge Center (Virtual SGKC) and Innovation Park.
  • Union Power Minister: K. Singh.

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  1. Digital school health site launched in Puducherry:
  • Under the National Digital Health Movement, Pondicherry has created the Digital Public Health Ecosystem. Installed and operational in the second week of August.
  • Adar, creating a health identification database like ‘Digi Doctor’, is to maintain personal health records for each person through the National Health Infrastructure Register.
  • Puducherry Chief Minister: Rangasamy;
  • Deputy Governors and Administrators:
  1. ‘Tomb of Sand’, a translation of Gitanjali Sri, has been nominated for an International Booker Prize:
  • Writer GitanjaliSree’s translated Hindi novel “Tomb of Sand” has been nominated for an International Booker Prize.
  • It was the first Hindi language fiction to make the long list of prestigious literary prizes published in London.
  • It is one of the 13 longest listed books. Fiction works translated into English from 11 languages ​​and originated in 12 countries on four continents.
  • The book was originally published under the title ‘Red Tomb’ and has been translated into English by Daisy Rockwell.
  • Gitanjali: Hindi writer
  1. ISRO has organized a young scientist program called “Yuvika” for students:
  • The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has organized a “Young Scientist Program (Yuvika)” or “Young Scientist Program” for school children.
  • Purpose of the project:
  • Aims to raise awareness of emerging trends in science and technology. The program is also expected to encourage more students to pursue research and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
  • It is also planned to be implemented in five ISRO centers.
  • ISRO Chairman and Space Secretary: Dr. S. Somnath;
  • ISRO Headquarters: Bangalore, Karnataka;
  • ISRO Founded: 15 August 1969.

  1. ShreyasIyer and Amelia Kerr have been named ICC Player of the Year for February 2022:
  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) has named India’s star all-format batsman ShreyasIyer and New Zealand whitefire all-rounder Amelia Kerr as the ICC Player of the Month for February 2022.
  • As part of the ICC Player of the Month initiative, fans continue to vote for their favorite male and female cricketers each month.
  • SreyasIyer: ICC ‘Men’s Player of the Year’ for February 2022
  • Amelia Kerr: Received the ICC Women’s Player of the Year award for February 2022.

  1. The FIFA WORLD CUP 2022 will take place in Qatar:
  • The FIFA World Cup 2022 is set to be the 22nd edition of the International Men’s Football Championship to be held every four years. It will take place in Qatar from November 21 to December 18, 2022.
  • It features 50 national teams from FIFA member countries.
  • The purpose of FIFA:
  • Is to regulate and nurture football worldwide.
  • FIFA President: Gianni Infantino
  • Established: 21 May 1904 Headquarters: Zurich, Switzerland.

  1. The General Pipin Rawat Memorial Chair of Excellence has been established at the United
  • Service Institution of India:
  • On the occasion of the 65th birthday of the late Commander – in – Chief General PipinRawat, the Indian Army established the General PipinRawat Memorial Chair of Excellence at the United Service Institution of India (USI).
  • General PipinRawatMemorial Address of Excellence thus the Memorial in accordance with the Honorable Leadership befitting the General’s tactful leadership and professionalism the add of Excellence is established.
  1. M.V. Ram Prasad Bismillah is proud to be the longest ship:
  • V. The Ram Prasad Bismillah is proud to be the longest ship ever sailed on the Brahmaputra by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.
  • 90 meters long and the flotilla 26 meters wide, 2.1 meters draft mounted.
  • Significance of this pilot flow:
  • The Indo-Bangladesh Protocol Route (IPRP) from Kolkata to Guwahati paves the way for the commencement of bargaining operations.
  1. Former President of Zambia Rubia Banda passes away:
  • Former Zambian President Rubia Banda has died of cancer two years ago. He is 85. Banda has served as Zambia’s fourth president since 2008 and 2011. Banda was a senior diplomat under the first president, Kenneth County.
  • Capital of Zambia: Lusaka;
  • Coin: Zambian Kwacha.
  1. MD & CEO of Bajaj Alliance General Insurance Company Daban Singel has been given an extension of his job:
  • Bajaj Alliance General Insurance has announced a five-year extension to its MD and CEO,
  • Under the leadership of Bajaj Alliance General Insurance Singhal, the company has grown into one of the largest and most profitable private general insurance companies in the country and thus the work has been extended. Ensures growth, profitability and customers.
  • Bajaj Alliance General Insurance established: 2001
  • Bajaj Alliance General Insurance Headquarters: Pune, Maharashtra.
  1. According to the SIPRI report, India has emerged as the largest arms importer:
  • The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has released a report on the trends in international arms trade in 2021.
  • According to the report, India and Saudi Arabia have emerged as the largest arms importers between 2017-21.
  • The two countries account for 11% of world arms sales. Egypt (5.7%), Australia (5.4%) and China (4.8%) are the next three largest importers in the top 5, respectively.
  • This report puts India at the top of the list.
  • 85% of India’s total imports came from three countries. Russia (46%), France (27%), and the United States (12%) were the top three arms exporters to India during this period.
  1. Odisha tops 90.5% of vaccines according to Indrathanush plan:
  • According to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) -5, 90.5% of Odisha under the Indradhanush scheme is the first state in India to list all complete immunizations.
  • Purpose:
  • Intensified Mission Indradhanush 4.0 (IMI) is a program designed to improve preventive health care and overall immunity for mothers and children.
  • Capital of Odisha: Bhubaneswar;
  • Governor of Odisha: Ganesh Lal;
  • Odisha Chief Minister: Naveen Patnaik.
  1. L&T launches MSMEs e-Commerce platform SuFin:
  • Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has established the L & T-SuFin e-commerce site. It is the first complete e-commerce platform in the country for products sold to industrial products and other businesses.
  • The transaction cost of the site is approximately 1.5 percent. Through its B2B e-commerce platform, the company is promoting small and medium enterprises in particular, enabling the acquisition of industrial goods digitally and at low cost across India.
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