Daily & Latest Current Affairs in 2022

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
Election Commissioner
B)
Additional Solicitor General of India
C)
Deputy Comptrollers and Auditors General of India
D)
Additional Solicitor General

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Additional Solicitor General

Note : Senior Advocate Aman Lekhi has tendered his resignation as the Additional Solicitor General (ASG) at the Supreme Court with immediate effect on March 04, 2022.

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Published On : March 5, 2022
A)
USAID
B)
WHO
C)
BRICS
D)
World Bank

Correct Answer : Option (A) - USAID

Note : SAMRIDH is supported by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-D).

SAMRIDH stands for Sustainable Access to Markets and Resources for Innovative Delivery of Healthcare (SAMRIDH).

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Published On : March 5, 2022
A)
4th Mar 2022
B)
3rd Mar 2022
C)
2nd Mar 2022
D)
1st Mar 2022

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 2nd Mar 2022

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Alan Ladd Jr., an Oscar-winning producer and former studio boss who, as a top executive at 20th Century Fox in the 1970s, was best known for greenlighting George Lucas’ landmark blockbuster “Star Wars,” has died at his home in Los Angeles.
 
Ladd died early Wednesday(2nd Mar 2022), daughter Amanda Ladd-Jones, who directed the documentary “Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies,” wrote on the film’s Facebook page. He was 84. No cause was given.
 
Once described as “one of Hollywood’s favorite sons,” Ladd was the namesake of the legendary star of the 1953 classic western “Shane.”
 
Known as Laddie, the shy and laconic Ladd was known as one of Hollywood’s most likable and respected movie executives and producers.
 
A former talent agent who became an independent producer in London in the late `1960s, Ladd became vice president of creative affairs at 20th Century Fox in 1973. Three years later, he was appointed president of Fox’s feature film division.
 
At Fox, Ladd reportedly was so enthused at viewing an early, smuggled print of “American Graffiti,” the 1973 Universal Pictures release directed by Lucas, that he leaped at Fox’s opportunity to do the young filmmaker’s next film: “Star Wars.”
 
“Laddie believed in me when no one else did and gambled on a young kid with a crazy idea for a science-fiction adventure — something that wasn’t exactly marketable at the time,” Lucas told Variety in 2007..

Source : Techi Live

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Published On : March 5, 2022
A)
5th March 2022
B)
4th March 2022
C)
3rd March 2022
D)
2nd March 2022

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 4th March 2022

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New Delhi, March 4 (PTI) General (retd) "Sunith Francis Rodrigues", who headed the Indian Army between 1990 and 1993, and served as the governor of Punjab between 2004 and 2010, passed away on Friday(4th March 2022), an official statement said. He was 88.
 
“General M M Naravane, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), and all ranks of the Indian Army express heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of General Sunith Francis Rodrigues, who passed away today,” the Indian Army said on Twitter.
 
Known as a thinker and strategist, he leaves behind a legacy of utmost dedication and service to the nation, it noted.
 
“General S F Rodrigues was COAS of the Indian Army between 1990-93,” the army said.
 
In addition to his more than 40 years of illustrious service in the army, he served two terms on the National Security Advisory Board and was governor of Punjab between 2004 to 2010, it said.
 
“Since his retirement, he has been engaged in social and literary pursuits and has also delivered numerous talks on strategic issues,” the army said.
 
The nation and the Indian Army will always be indebted to his invaluable contribution and service to the nation, it said.

Source : The Print

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Published On : March 5, 2022
A)
March 05
B)
March 04
C)
March 03
D)
March 02

Correct Answer : Option (B) - March 04

Note :

Observed on March 4, World Obesity Day is an initiative that is directed towards the eradication of the global obesity crisis. Earlier October 11 was marked as Would Obesity Day. Since 2020, the date has been changed to March 4. To know more about World Obesity Day, let’s know about its theme, history and significance:
 
WORLD OBESITY DAY 2022 THEME : ‘Everybody Needs to Act’ is the theme for World Obesity Day 2022. In 2021, ‘Everybody Needs Everybody’ was the chosen theme and the campaign that year turned out to be a huge success.
 
HISTORY : World Obesity Day was celebrated for the first time in 2015. World Obesity Federation, a non-profit body that works in close collaboration with WHO and Lancet Commission on Obesity organises this day annually.

Source : News18


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Published On : March 4, 2022
A)
IIT Patna
B)
IIT Bombay
C)
IIT Madras
D)
IIT Kanpur

Correct Answer : Option (D) - IIT Kanpur

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Researchers from theIndian "Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur" have developed a biodegradable nanoparticle that can be used as an alternative to chemical-based pesticides and help farmers protect their crops from bacterial and fungal infections.
 
Coined Biodegradable Carbonoid Metabolite (BioDCM), the nanoparticle can remain active at low concentration and can be as effective as pesticides without having any negative impact on soil and health of consumers. IIT Kanpur claims it acts fast as it is applied in bioactive form and can withstand high temperature.
 
According to IIT Kanpur, the nanoparticle has been developed in collaboration with C. Kannan and Divya Mishra from ICAR-Indian Institute of Rice Research, and R Balamurugan and Mou Mandal from the School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad.
 
Abhay Karandikar, director, IIT Kanpur points out, "as the problems faced by the farmers are multifold, our efforts also have been relentless to enrich the whole ecosystem of farming. Nanoparticles would lessen the worries of crop infection and give a boost to crop yield."
 
A June 2021 report by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said that every year farmers across the world lose up to 40% of crops to insects and diseases, resulting in an estimated loss of $290 billion to the global economy..

Source : Live Mint

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Published On : March 4, 2022
A)
Ministry of Women and Child Development (MoWCD)
B)
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)
C)
Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE)
D)
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (MPPGP)

Correct Answer : Option (A) - MoWCD

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The Ministry of Women and Child Development (MoWCD) on Wednesday(2nd Mar 2022) launched the ‘Stree Manoraksha Project’ in collaboration with NIMHANS Bengaluru with an aim to improve the mental health of women in India.
 
The project would focus on building on capacity building of OSC (One-Stop Center) functionaries on the tools and techniques as to how to handle the cases of women approaching the One-Stop Centres, particularly the women who have suffered violence and distress with due sensitivity and care.
 
Dr Prabha, Head of NIMHANS said that the One-Stop Center has done an excellent job during the COVID period. At present, more than 700 One-Stop Centers are being run in the country. The people working in these one-stop centres will also be trained to operate the Self Defense Shaheed Women Helpline properly and counsel them properly.
 
The one-stop centre provides assistance to women in medical, legal, and crime-related matters. This advanced training program will also be given in all those regional languages in which they want it to be easy for them to understand. NIMHANS has also created a website regarding this which has many things related to training.
 
The project which has been outlined meticulously by NIMHANS based on the requirements projected by the Ministry will be imparted in two formats. One format will focus on basic training for all OSC functionaries including the security guards, cooks, helpers, caseworkers, counsellors, centre administrators, paramedical staff etc.
 
The second format will emphasise on the advanced course which focuses on varied components relating to multi-generational implications and lifetime trauma in case of violence against women; guiding principles and challenges in managing trauma in case of sexual violence; assessment of mental distress, disorders and suicidal tendency and ethical and professional principles in counselling, said a statement by the Ministry of Women and Child Development..

Source : The Print

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Published On : March 4, 2022
A)
Patna
B)
Bombay
C)
Madras
D)
Gandhinagar

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Madras

Note : Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras and National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), Chennai, are jointly conducted OCEANS 2022 Conference and Exposition, the bi-annual event for global marine researchers, technologists and engineers, students, and policymakers. It is being in India for the first time and coordinated by the Department of Ocean Engineering, IIT Madras, on behalf of the Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Ocean Engineering Society (IEEE OES) and Marine Technology Society (MTS). The conference is being held in a hybrid model.

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Published On : March 4, 2022
A)
Department of Atomic Energy
B)
University Grants Commission
C)
Department of Science and Technology
D)
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Department of Science and Technology

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‘Building AI Readiness among Young Innovators’, a program by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, in partnership with Intel India, was launched on the occasion of National Science Day on 28th February 2022 by Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State for Science and Technology(I/C), Government of India.
 
The program aims to build digital readiness among the students from classes 6 to 10, enrolled under DST’s INSPIRE-Awards MANAK scheme. The flagship program of DST reaches out to students pan India with an aim to create a culture of creativity and innovative thinking. Intel’s commitment to promoting AI readiness in India is in synergy with the Government’s vision of leveraging AI to make India a leader in the field while utilizing the technology to address its socio-economic challenges.
 
The program will bring both these together and seek to build an AI-ready generation by empowering the students with the knowledge and skills to leverage AI in an inclusive way. Launching the program Dr Singh said, “Scientists must be classified in three categories as per age – the first one being children below 15 years. Every day, we come across incredible innovations by young minds. We must catch them young and provide them mentorship and opportunities to experiment and explore.”
 
Recognising the Government of India’s persistent efforts towards building an integrated approach of utilizing science and innovation for a sustainable future, Dr Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor, Government of India, said, “Over the last few years, we have seen substantial expansion in these foundational areas, particularly in the growth of our Central Universities, IISER, IIT and AIIMS. All these places have managed to attract talented researchers, students and faculties and these are an important set of opportunities which our young demographic now have.”
 
The launch was part of the National Science Day celebrations which marked the culmination of a glorious science week under the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ programme..

Source : Express Computer

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Published On : March 4, 2022
A)
Maruti Suzuki
B)
Tata Motors
C)
Ashok Leyland
D)
Mahindra & Mahindra

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Tata Motors

Note :

Tata Motors has launched a mobile showroom (showroom on wheels) named ‘Anubhav,’ to target rural customers by increasing their reach in rural areas and providing them with a doorstep car buying experience. Tata Motors will deploy a total of 103 mobile showrooms across the country, to enhance the Tata Motors brand awareness in rural India.
 
"Anubhav" mobile showrooms :

* A total of 103 mobile showrooms are being deployed across the country to enhance the Tata Motors brand awareness in rural India.

* These mobile showrooms will help existing dealerships offer a doorstep sales experience to customers and assist them with information about Tata Motors’ products.
 
* These mobile showrooms will be operated by dealerships under Tata Motors’ supervision and guidance. All the dealerships will define monthly routes for these vans on which they will ply and cover the targeted village or tehsil.

* These products include a new forever range of cars and SUVs, accessories, avail finance schemes, book a test drive and evaluate existing cars for exchange.

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Published On : March 4, 2022