Static GK based on Current Affairs March 2

Static GK based on Current Affairs

1. According to the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), India set to launch the third phase of the Monsoon Mission (III).

● Objective– To Improve Prediction Skill of Monsoon Weather and Climate.

➤ Schemes Launched By Indian Government – 

● Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna

● Aatmanirbhar Bharat ARISE-Atal New India Challenge

● Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS)

● Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Nidhi

● National Digital Health Mission

● Intensified Mission Indradhanush 3.0

● Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC)


2. Bank of Maharashtra (BoM) has tied up with Mahagram to power up the ‘Bank Sakhi’ project in Odisha.

● Aim-This partnership will provide access to the doorstep and hassle-free banking services to the people of Odisha.

➤ About Odisha – 

● C.M. – Naveen Patnaik

● Governor – Prof. Ganeshi Lal

● Capital – Bhubaneswar

➤ National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuary – 

● Bhitarkanika National Park

● Simlipal National Park

● Badrama  Wildlife Sanctuary

● Baisipalli  Wildlife Sanctuary

● Balukhand Konark  Wildlife Sanctuary

● Bhitarkanika  Wildlife Sanctuary

● Chandaka Dampara  Wildlife Sanctuary

● Chilika (Nalaban)  Wildlife Sanctuary

● Debrigarh  Wildlife Sanctuary

● Gahirmatha (Marine)  Wildlife Sanctuary

● Hadgarh  Wildlife Sanctuary

● Karlapat  Wildlife Sanctuary

● Kotagarh  Wildlife Sanctuary

● Kuldiha  Wildlife Sanctuary

● Lakhari Valley  Wildlife Sanctuary

● Sunabeda  Wildlife Sanctuary


3. Zero Discrimination Day is annually observed across the globe on 1st March to celebrate the right of everyone to live a full and productive life and to live with dignity and free from discrimination.  

● The symbol of Zero Discrimination Day is a “Butterfly”, which is widely recognized as a sign of transformation.

● Theme – The theme of Zero Discrimination Day 2022 is “Remove laws that harm, create laws that empower”.

➤ Important Days of March –

● 1 March – Zero Discrimination Day

● 1 March – World Civil Defence Day

● 3 March – World Wildlife Day

● 4 March – National Safety Day

● 8 March – International Women’s Day

● 10 March – CISF Raising Day

● 12 March – Mauritius Day

● 14 March – International Day of Action for Rivers

● 15 March – World Consumer Rights Day

● 16 March – National Vaccination Day

● 20 March – International Day of Happiness

● 21 March – World Forestry Day

● 21 March – World Down Syndrome Day

● 22 March – World Water Day

● 23 March – World Meteorological Day

● 24 March – World Tuberculosis (TB) Day

● 27 March – World Theatre Day

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4. Manu Kumar Srivastava, appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Maharashtra. The appointment was approved by  Uddhav Thackeray, Chief Minister (CM) of Maharashtra.

➤ About Maharashtra –

● C.M. – Uddhav Thackeray

● Governor – Bhagat Singh Koshiyari

● Capital – Mumbai

➤ Famous Festivals –

● Ganesh Chaturthi

● Gudi Padwa

● Makar Sankranti

● Nashik Kumbh Mela

● Shivaji Jayanti

● Ellora Festival

● Kala Ghoda Arts Festival


5. Tamil Nadu (TN) Chief Minister (CM) Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin (M. K. Stalin) launched a skill development scheme for the students named “Naan Muthalvan- Ulagai Vellum Ilaiya Tamilagam” which means ‘I am the first – the youngest Tamil Nadu to conquer the world, at the Kalaivanar Arangam in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

➤ About Tamil Nadu –

● C.M. – M. K. Stalin

● Governor – R.N. Ravi

● Capital –  Chennai

➤ Famous Folk Dances –

● Bharatnatyam

● Mayil Attam

● Kummi

● Kai Silambu Attam

● Karakattam

● Bhagavatha Nandanam

● Kolaattam

● Kuravanji

● Bommalattam

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