Daily Current Affairs March 16, 2022

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Daily Current Affairs March 16, 2022
Daily Current Affairs March 16, 2022

Daily Current Affairs March 16, 2022

1.Modi20: Dreams Meet Delivery, a book compiled by the Bluecraft Digital Foundation, has been released:

  • Modi has announced the publication of a biography book on Prime Minister NarendraModi titled @ 20, Dreams Meet Delivery.
  • It is slated to hit April 2022. This book is a collection of pieces written by intellectuals and experts.
  • It was also edited and compiled by the Bluecraft Digital Foundation.
  • NarendraModi has been the Chief Minister of Gujarat four times for more than 12 years and was the longest serving Chief Minister of the state. In 2014, NarendraModi became the 14th Prime Minister.
  • The Morning Consult is said to be the most popular leader in the world, in the study of political intelligence.
  1. National Vaccine Day is celebrated on March 16:
  • In India, National Vaccine Day is observed on March 16 every year to inform the entire country of the importance of the vaccine. Also known as National Vaccine Day (IMD).
  • This day was first observed in 1995. National Immunization Day has been important since 2022, when the Government of India launched the COVID-19 vaccine for children between the ages of 15 and 18 and the incentive drug for senior citizens.

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  • Theme of National Immunization Day 2022:
  • “Vaccines work for everyone”.
  • Launch of India Pulse Polio Program:
  1. Sri Lanka borrows US $ 1 billion from India to pay for imports:
  • The Government of India has extended a US $ 1 billion loan (LOC) to Sri Lanka to assist in the importation of food, essential commodities and medicines.
  • Sri Lanka is currently facing a severe economic crisis. India is extending the Line of Control (LoC) as part of its efforts to help its neighbor fight the COVID-19 epidemic and mitigate its negative impact on its development aspirations.
  • Sri Lanka Finance Minister: Basil Rajapaksa.

4.IIFL Securities launches “OneUp” primary market investment platform:

  • IIFL Securities Ltd launches ‘OneUp’, India’s first primary market investment platform.
  • Through this site, you can invest in initial public offerings (IPOs), non-convertible debt securities (NCDs) and sovereign gold bonds (SGPs).
  • On the OneUp platform, IPO applications are accepted 24 × 7 and three days before the start of the IPO auction.
  1. Peter Haas appointed new US Ambassador to Bangladesh:
  • Peter Haas, the newly appointed US Ambassador to Bangladesh, said the relationship between the United States and Bangladesh is broad and vibrant.
  • Peter Haas said the cooperation between the two countries on economic issues, development, security and climate change shows a strong partnership and a range of future possibilities.
  • President of Bangladesh: Abdul Hameed
  • National Language:
  1. SahityaAkademi, National Academy of Letters of India, has published a book length poem titled ‘Monsoon’ written by an Indian poet:
  • SahityaAkademi, National Academy of Letters of India, Indian Poet-Ambassador Abhay K. Has published a book-length poem titled ‘Monsoon’ by Monsoon.
  • It is a poem of 150 stanzas of 4 lines each beginning its journey in Madagascar and going down the path of the monsoon.
  • SahityaAkademi was established on March 12, 1954
  • First issued: 1954
  • Last issued: 2021
  • SahityaAkademi: Award for Literature.
  1. India’s first ‘World Peace Center’ to be set up in Gurugram, Haryana:
  • The Ahimsa Visva-Bharati Organization was founded by the renowned Jainacharya Dr. Lokeshji, Ambassador for Peace.
  • To set up India’s first World Peace Center in Gurugram, Haryana.
  • Sector in Gurugram and adjacent to the Delhi-Jaipur Highway.
  • The ‘World Peace Center’ will function to establish peace and harmony in the world.
  • Chief Minister of Haryana: ManoharLalKatarji.
  1. CCI approves acquisition of South Elm Investments PV Micro Life Sciences Pvt Ltd:
  • The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the acquisition of a minority stake in Micro Life Sciences Pvt.
  • South Elm Investments Pvt. Ltd., a Dutch investment firm. Private equity funds managed by Warburg Pincus LLC, shareholders of South Elm Investments, have been contracted for $ 210 million.
  • The group, which manufactures medical devices, is involved in the acquisition of a minority stake in Micro Life Science.
  • The group is also involved in the development and sale of medical devices.
  1. CCI approves purchase of equity stake in Future Generali India Insurance in General Participations Netherlands NV Limited:
  • General Participations Netherlands NV (GPN / Acquirer) is the wholly owned subsidiary of AssicurazioniGeneraliSpA (“Generali Group”), the ultimate primary company of Generali Group companies. Generally Group is a global insurance provider and is in the public insurance industry in India through FGIIC.
  • Purpose:
  • Future General India Insurance Company Limited (FGIIC / Target) is a public insurance company engaged in providing non-life or general insurance services in India.
  1. Nation’s first AI & Robotics Technology Park (ARTPARK) launched in Bangalore:
  • The country’s first AI & Robotics Technology Park (ARTPARK) has been launched in Bangalore.
  • The country’s first Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Technology Park (ARTPARK) has been launched in Bangalore, Karnataka.
  • It is sponsored by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, a non-profit foundation set up by the Central and State Governments at a cost of Rs 230 crore.
  • Purpose of ARTPARK:
  • AritificiaI, the world leader in intelligence and robotics innovation in India, aims to create an ecosystem.
  1. Fortune India Next 500 List 2022: RailTel Ranked 124th:
  • RailTel Corporation of India Limited (RailTel), owned by the Ministry of Railways, India
  • 8th edition is ranked 124th in Fortune India The Next 500 (2022 edition).
  • RailTel is one of the largest neutral telecommunications infrastructure service providers in the country.
  • It is the only telecommunications public sector undertaking (PSU) of the Government of India (GoI). Ranked 197th in the list of best medium sized companies operating in India by 2021.
  • RailTel Founded: September 2000;
  • RailTel Headquarters: Gurgaon, Haryana;
  • Railtel CMT: PuneetChawla.
  1. Union Minister NitinGadkari has launched a project for an advanced fuel cell electric vehicle based on hydrogen:
  • Road Transport and Highways Minister NitinGadkari today launched a pilot project for a hydrogen-based advanced fuel cell electric vehicle in New Delhi.
  • Purpose:
  • This is the first project in the country to raise awareness about hydrogen.
  • India has paved the way for clean energy and low carbon to achieve rapid economic growth.
  1. The 36th International Geographical Conference will be held in New Delhi:
  • The 36th International Geographical Congress (IGC) Conference will be held in New Delhi. In this conference
  • It will be held on March 20-22, 2022 under the theme “Earth Science: Basic Science for a Sustainable Future”.
  • The 36th International Geographical Conference is a joint venture between the Indian National Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Sciences of Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
  • Conducted every four years under the auspices of theInternational Geographical Congress (IUGS).
  • Purpose:
  • The science project reflects how geoscience interacts with various aspects of life and interacts with a stable future.
  1. President Biden has announced that the United States, along with the G7, the European Union and NATO, will revoke Russia’s preferred country (MFN) trade status.
  • By revoking Russia’s PNTR status, the United States will be able to increase and impose new tariffs on all Russian imports.
  • In the United States, the status of “most preferred country” is also known as permanent trade relations (PNTR).
  • North Korea and Cuba are not the only countries to enjoy the status of “most preferred country” from the United States.
  1. On the recommendation of the Bhagat Singh Koshyari Committee, the same post has implemented the single pension scheme with annual revision:
  • On the recommendation of the Bhagat Singh Koshyari Committee, the current policy of periodic review every five years was replaced by a single pension for five years with an automatic annual revision.
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