Static GK based on Current Affairs
1. The Government of India (GoI) has launched ‘Operation Ganga’ to evacuate Indian citizens from Ukraine, due to Ukraine’s war against Russia.
➤ About Ukraine:
● President – Volodymyr Zelenskyy
● Capital & Currency– Kyiv & Ukrainian hryvnia
➤ Schemes Launched By Indian Government –
● DDU Grameen Kaushalya Yojna
● Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna
● PM SVANIDI
● Swachh Sarvekshan 2021
● Rashtriya Swachhta Kendra
● Ambekar Social Innovation & Incubation Mission
● Saral Jeevan Bima
● SAMARTH Scheme
2. The 3rd Edition of the annual joint military exercise, ‘EX DHARMA GUARDIAN-2022’, between India and Japan is being conducted at Foreign Training Node, Belagavi (Belgaum, Karnataka) from February 27, 2022, to March 10, 2022.
➤ Important Military Exercises by India –
● Sampriti – India & BangladeshSampriti – India & Bangladesh
● Mitra Shakti – India & Sri Lanka
● Maitree Exercise – India & Thailand
● Vajra Prahar – India & US
● Yudh Abhyas – India & US
● Nomadic Elephant – India & Mongolia
● Garuda Shakti – India & Indonesia
● Shakti Exercise – India & France
● Dharma Guardian – India & Japan
● Surya Kiran – India & Nepal
● Hand in Hand Exercise – India & China
● SIMBEX – India & Singapore
● Shakti Exercise – India & France
● CORPAT – India & Thailand
3. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in Chennai, Tamil Nadu (TN), and the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), Chennai, TN jointly hosted, for the first time in India, the OCEANS 2022 conference & Exposition in IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
● Theme – ‘Inspire-Innovate-Sustain’ was the main theme of the conference.
➤ About Tamil Nadu –
● C.M. – M. K. Stalin
● Governor – R. N. Ravi
● Capital – Chennai
➤ Famous Festivals –
● Thiruvaiyaru Festival
● Natyanjali Dance Festival
● Tamil New Year’s Day
● Karthigai Deepam
4. The renowned Indian physicist and Emeritus Professor at the Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, Prof Deepak Dhar will be conferred the prestigious Boltzmann Medal 2022 for contribution in the field of statistical physics.
● He became the first Indian to be awarded the Boltzmann Medal. He will share the medal with John J Hopfield of Princeton University.
● The Boltzmann Medal is given every three years by the C3 Commission on Statistical Physics of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP).
➤ Recent Awards & their Awardee –
● Olympian Neeraj Chopra – Param Vishisht Seva Medal
● Ms. Prabha Atre – Padma Vibhushan in field of Art
● Shri Radheyshyam Khemka (Posthumous) – Padma Vibhushan in field of Literature and Education
● General Bipin Rawat (Posthumous) – Padma Vibhushan in field of Civil Service
● Shri Kalyan Singh (Posthumous) – Padma Vibhushan in field of Public Affairs
● Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve (Erode district, Tamil Nadu) – the prestigious TX2 award
● Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy for ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year – Smriti Mandhana (India)
5. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Madhabi Puri Buch as the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) chairman for an initial period of three years from 1st March 2022.
● She will be the 1st woman to head the SEBI, securities market regulator and she is also the 1st person from the private sector to head SEBI and also 1st non-IAS to be appointed as the SEBI chairman.
➤ Recent Appointments –
● Govt appoints Vinodanand Jha as new chairperson to PMLA Adjudicating Authority
● Neeraj Chopra Appointed As GoodDot ambassador
● Dileep Sanghani named as new Chairman of IFFCO
● Centre appoints Vikram Dev Dutt as new CMD of Air India
● Lt Gen Manoj Pande Appointed As Next Army Vice Chief
● Shersingh B Khyalia appointed as CEO of Adani Power
● Dr. S Somanath – New Chairman and Space Secretary of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)