Static GK based on Current Affairs March 5

Static GK based on Current Affairs

1. Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology(E&IT) inaugurated the 3rd Edition of ‘NIC Tech Conclave 2022’ a 2-day event organised by the National Informatics Centre(NIC) on 3rd and 4th March 2022 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, Delhi.

● Theme – The Theme for NIC Tech Conclave 2022 is “Next-Gen Technologies for Digital Government”.

● Note: The National Informatics Centre(NIC) has been organizing Tech Conclave focused on Emerging Technologies applicable especially in e-Governance.

➤ About Delhi – 

● C.M. – Arvind Kejriwal

● Lt. Governor – Anil Bajaj

➤ National Parks & wildlife sanctuary – 

● National Zoological Park

● Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

● Deer Park Delhi

● Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary

● Tilpath Valley Biodiversity Park

● Najafgarh drain bird sanctuary

● Yamuna biodiversity park

2. The Fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5.2) was held in hybrid form in Nairobi, Kenya.

● Special Session UNEP@50 attended by Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav

● Theme –  ‘Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

● Heads of State, Ministers of environment, and other representatives from 175 nations endorsed a historic resolution titled ‘End Plastic Pollution: Towards an internationally legally binding instrument’ to end plastic pollution and forge an international legally binding agreement by 2024.

➤ About UN Environment Programme (UNEP):

● Executive Director– Inger Andersen

● Headquarters– Nairobi, Kenya

3. The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) received the ‘Special Jury Award’ for its considerable contribution in Ganga Rejuvenation at the 7th India Industry Water Conclave and the 9th edition of FICCI Water Awards.

➤ 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)

4. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)’s Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council announced National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)‘s flagship product RuPay as an official partner for the Tata IPL 2022. 

➤ Recent Awards & their Awardee in Cricket – 

● Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy for ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year – Smriti Mandhana (India)

● Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year – Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan)

● ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year – Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan)

● ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year – Tammy Beaumont (England)

● ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year – Babar Azam (Pakistan)

● ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year – Lizelle Lee (South Africa)

● ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year – Joe Root (England)

5. World Obesity Day(WOD) is annually observed across the world on 4th March to promote practical solutions to end the global obesity crisis.

Theme – the theme of World Obesity Day 2022 is ‘Everybody Needs to Act’, which aims to improve the world’s understanding, prevention, and treatment of obesity.

➤ 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

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