March GK 2022

 

Defence

The 20th edition of the Bilateral Naval Exercise between Indian and French Navies conducted in the Arabian Sea from 30 Mar – 03 Apr 22 is named – VARUNA

The 3rd edition of joint training exercise between Indian and Uzbekistan armies, to be conducted at Yangiarik, Uzbekistan from 22 to 31 March 2022 – EX-DUSTLIK

The 9th Joint Military Exercise between the Indian Army and Seychelles Defence Forces (SDF) to be conducted at Seychelles Defence Academy (SDA), Seychelles from 22 March to 31 March 22 is named – LAMITIYE-2022

The ninth edition of India - Sri Lanka Bilateral Maritime Exercise conducted at Visakhapatnam from 07 Mar to 10 Mar 2022 – SLINEX

The annual exercise between Indian Army and Japanese Ground Self Defence Force held at Belgaum from 27.02.2022 to 10.03.2022 was named – EX Dharma Guardian-2022

 

Sports

The team which has won the Obaidullah Khan Heritage Hockey Cup by defeating Army XI in the finals at Bhopal – Indian Railways

The Indian badminton player who has won the Women's Singles title by defeating Busanan Ongbamrungphan of Thailand in the finals at the 2022 Swiss Open championship in Basel, Switzerland – P.V. Sindhu

The Australian professional tennis player (the reigning champion of Wimbledon and Australian Open) who has announced her retirement at the age of 25 – Ashleigh Barty

The Danish badminton player who has won the 2022 All England Open badminton championship defeating Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen in the finals – Viktor Axelsen

The Indian cricketer who has created a new record for scoring the fastest 50 (off 28 balls) in Test cricket breaking Kapil Dev's previous record (off 30 deliveries against Pakistan in 1982) – Rishabh Pant

The Indian cricketer who has become the first player in the world to take 250 wickets in women's ODIs – Jhulan Goswami

The Indian bowler who has become the second highest Indian wicket taker in test cricket (and 9th in the world) after taking his 435th wicket against Sri Lanka (1st position is held by Anil Kumble) – R. Ashwin

The former Australian cricketer, (right-arm leg spinner) considered one of the greatest bowlers, who passed away on 04 Mar 2022 – Shane Warne

The sports organisations which have banned teams and clubs from Russia from participating in their competitions – FIFA and UEFA

 

Persons

The contestant from Poland who has been crowned Miss World 2021 at the beauty pageant at San Juan, Puerto Rico – Ms Karolina Bielawaska

The Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Dhuri assembly constituency who has been sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Punjab – Shri Bhagwant Mann

The South Korean politician, former public prosecutor and lawyer who has won the 2022 Presidential elections to become the next President of the country in May 2022 – Mr Yoon Suk-Yeol

The former Chief of Army Staff (1990 to 1993) and Governor of Punjab (2004 to 2010) who passed away on 04 Mar 2022 – General SF Rodrigues

 

Places

The place at which the 11th edition of Khel Mahakumbh was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi – Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad

The place in Gujarat where the setting up of WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine (WHO GCTM)has been approved by the Union Cabinet – Jamnagar

The stations between which the indigenous Automatic Train Protection System, Kavach was successfully tested – Gullaguda and Chitgidda

 

Miscellaneous

The theme of World Tuberculosis Day observed on 24 March 2022 – Invest to End TB. Save Lives

The theme of Wings India 2022, Asia’s largest event on Civil Aviation, organised at Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad by the Ministry of Civil Aviation of India (MoCA) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) jointly – India@75: New Horizon for Aviation Industry

The partner nation of the 35th Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2022 being held in Haryana from 20 March 2022 – Uzbekistan

The theme state of the 35th Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2022 being held in Haryana from 20 March 2022 – Jammu and Kashmir

 

94th Academy Awards (Oscars)

Best Picture – CODA directed by Sian Heder

Best Director – Jane Campion for The Power of the Dog

Best Actor – Will Smith for King Richard

Best Actress – Jessica Chastain for The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Best Animated Film – Encanto

Best International Feature Film – Drive my Car (Japanese) directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi

Most nominations – The Power of the Dog (12)

Indian entry in the International Feature Film category – Koozhangal (Tamil) (Not nominated)

 

Export Preparedness Index 2021   Released by: NITI Aayog
 

Rank

State

1.

Gujarat

2.

Maharashtra

3.

Karnataka

4.

Tamil Nadu

5.

Haryana

 

World Happiness Report 2022 Rank

Rank

Country

Rank

Country

1.

Finland

72

China

2.

Denmark

84

Nepal

3.

Iceland

94

Bangladesh

4.

Switzerland

122

Pakistan

5.

Netherlands

136

India

 

KAVACH

  • The KAVACH is an indigenously developed ATP system by Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO) in collaboration with Indian industry and trials facilitated by South Central Railway.
  • KAVACH is meant to provide protection by preventing trains to pass the signal at Danger (Red) and avoid collision.
  • It activates the train braking system automatically if the driver fails to control the train as per the speed restrictions.
  • In addition, it prevents collision between two Locomotives equipped with functional KAVACH system.
  • The probability of error is 1 in 10,000 years.

Features of KAVACH

1. Prevention of Signal Passing at Danger (SPAD)

2. Continuous update of Movement Authority with display of signal aspects in Driver Machine Interface (DMI) / Loco Pilot operation cum Indication Panel (LPOCIP)

3. Automatic Braking for Prevention of Over Speeding

4. Auto Whistling while approaching Level Crossing Gates

5. Prevention of collision between two Locomotives equipped with functional KAVACH

6. SoS Messages during emergency situations

7. Centralized live monitoring of Train movements through Network Monitor System.

 

Important Days of March
 

Zero Discrimination Day: 01 March 2022

Designated by: UNAIDS

First Observed in: 2014


World Wildlife Day: 03 March 2022

Designated by: United nations General Assembly

Theme: Recovering Key Species for Ecosystem Restoration

First Observed in: 2014


World Hearing Day: 03 March 2022

Designated by: W.H.O.

Theme: To hear for life, listen with care!

First Observed in: 2007


International Women's Day: 08 March 2022

Designated by: U.N.O.

Theme: Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow

First Observed by UN in: 1975


World Kidney Day: 10 March 2022 (2nd Thursday of March)

Designated by: International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF)

Theme: Kidney Health for All – Bridge the gap to better kidney care

First Observed in: 2006


International Day of Mathematics: 14 March 2022

Designated by: International Mathematical Union

Theme: Mathematics Unites

First Observed in: 2020


World Consumer Rights Day: 15 March 2022

Designated by: Consumers International

Theme: Fair Digital Finance

First Observed in: 1983

 

International Day of Happiness: 20 March 2022

Designated by: UN General Assembly

Theme: Build Back Happier

First Observed in: 2013


International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination: 21 March 2022

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 1966

Theme: Voices for Action against Racism


International Day of Forests: 21 March 2022

Designated by: UN General Assembly

Theme: Forests and sustainable production and consumption

First Observed in: 2013


World Poetry Day: 21 March 2022

Designated by: UNESCO

First Observed in: 2000


World Down Syndrome Day: 21 March 2022

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 2012


World Water Day: 22 March 2022

Designated by: UN General Assembly

Theme: Groundwater - Making the invisible visible

First Observed in: 1993


World Tuberculosis Day: 24 March 2022

Designated by: WHO

Theme: Invest to End TB. Save Lives

First Observed in: 1982


International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims: 24 March 2022

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 2011


International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade: 25 March 2022

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 2008


World Theatre Day: 27 March 2022

Designated by: International Theatre Institute, France

First Observed in: 1961

 

BAFTA AWARDS 2022

Best Film: The Power of the Dog

Best Director: Jane Campion for The Power of the Dog

Best Actor: Will Smith for King Richard

Best Actress: Joanna Scanlan for After Love

 

NARI SHAKTI PURASKAR 2020

#

Awardee

State

1.

Anita Gupta

Bhojpur, Bihar

2.

Arti Rana

Kheri, Uttar Pradesh

3.

Dr Ila Lodh (Posthumous)

West Tripura, Tripura

4.

Jaya Muthu and Tejamma

Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu

5.

Jodhaiya Bai Baiga

Umaria, Madhya Pradesh

6.

Meera Thakur

S.A.S Nagar, Punjab

7.

Nasira Akhter

Kulgam, Jammu and Kashmir

8.

Nivruti Rai

Bengaluru Urban, Karnataka

9.

Padma Yangchan

Leh, Ladakh

10.

Sandhya Dhar

Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir

11.

Saylee Nandkishor Agavane

Pune, Maharashtra

12.

Tiffany Brar

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

13.

Ushaben Dineshbhai Vasava

Narmada, Gujarat

14.

Vanita Jagdeo Borade

Buldhana, Maharashtra

 

NARI SHAKTI PURASKAR 2021

1.

Anshul Malhotra

Mandi, Himachal Pradesh

2.

Batool Begam

Jaipur, Rajasthan

3.

Kamal Kumbhar

Osamanabad, Maharashtra

4.

Madhulika Ramteke

Rajnandgaon , Chhattisgarh

5.

Neena Gupta

Kolkata, West Bengal

6.

Neerja Madhav

Uttar Pradesh

7.

Niranjanaben Mukulbhai

Kalarthi, Surat, Gujarat

8.

Pooja Sharma

Gurugram, Haryana

9.

Radhika Menon

Dharwad, Karnataka

10.

Sathupati Prasanna Sree

Visakhapatanam, Andhra Pradesh

11.

Shobha Gasti

Belagavi, Karnataka

12.

Sruti Mohapatra

Bhubaneswar, Odisha

13.

Tage Rita Takhe

Subansiri, Arunachal Pradesh

14.

Thara Rangaswamy

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

 

 

 


LAST MONTHS G.K.

May 22 : 28, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 09, 08, 07, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

April 22 : 30, 29, 29, 27, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 20, 19, 18, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 01

March 22 : 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 26, 23, 22, 21, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

February 22 : 24, 24, 15, 02, 01

January 22 : 25, 24, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 18, 18, 01

December 21 : 30, 29, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 22, 21, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 08, 07, 06, 06, 04, 03, 02, 01

November 21 : 20, 18, 18, 18, 17, 17, 11, 10, 09, 09, 08, 06, 03, 02, 01

October 21 : 24, 23, 21, 20, 19, 18, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 08, 08, 07, 06, 04, 01

September 21 : 07, 04, 03, 02, 01

August 21 : 11, 10

July 21 : 10, 10, 09, 09, 08, 06, 05, 03, 02, 01

June 21 : 08, 07, 07, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

May 21 : 29, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 20, 19, 18, 17, 17, 14, 13, 11, 10, 10, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 01

April 21 : 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 09, 08, 08, 07, 05, 03, 02, 01

March 21 : 18, 17, 16, 15, 13, 12, 10, 10, 09, 08, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

February 21 : 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 15, 13, 12, 12, 11, 10, 08, 06, 03, 01

January 21 : 27, 25, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 16, 15, 14, 12, 11, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05

December 20 : 30, 29, 28, 24, 21, 18, 17, 15, 11, 07, 03, 01

November 20 : 24, 20, 19, 18, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02

October 20 : 31, 30, 29, 29, 27, 26, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 09, 08, 08, 07, 06, 06, 03, 02, 01

September 20 : 30, 29, 29, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 12, 11, 10, 09, 09, 08, 07, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

August 20 : 31, 29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 10, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 01

July 20 : 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 18, 17, 14, 13, 10, 09, 09, 08, 07, 06, 04, 03, 02, 01

June 20 : 30, 27, 26, 24, 23, 22, 20, 19, 18, 18, 17, 16, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

May 20 : 30, 29, 28, 26, 25, 23, 22, 22, 22, 22, 22, 16, 14, 13, 11, 09, 08, 07, 07, 05, 04, 02, 01

April 20 : 30, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 07, 07, 04, 03, 02, 01

March 20 : 31, 27, 26, 25, 24, 22, 21, 19, 18, 17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 09, 07, 06, 05, 04, 04, 03, 02

February 20 : 29, 28, 28, 26, 25, 24, 21, 20, 19, 18, 11

January 20 : 13