Static GK based on Current Affairs

Static GK based on Current Affairs

1. According to a Mercom India Research report title ” Mercom India Rooftop Solar Market Report Q4 and Annual 2021″, India set a new record of installed 1,700 megawatt (MW) of rooftop solar capacity in 2021.

● Gujarat with 27%  share, was the leading state for cumulative rooftop solar installations followed by Maharashtra (14%) and Rajasthan (10%).

➤ About  Mercom Capital Group:

● CEO- Raj Prabhu

● Headquarters– Bengaluru, Karnataka

➤ About Gujarat – 

● C.M – Bhupendrabhai Patel

● Governor – Acharya Devvrat

● Capital – Gandhinagar

➤ Famous Dances – 

● Bhavai

● Dandiya

● Garba

● Padhar

● Tippani


2. According to the Swedish based V-Dem (Varieties of Democracy) Institute report titled, ‘Democracy Report 2022: Autocratisation Changing Nature’, India has been ranked among the top ten autocratic countries in the world and has been ranked 93rd on the Liberal Democracy Index (LDI) out of 179 countries.

● Top 5 LDI Countries – Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Costa Rica, and New Zealand.

➤ Indias Rank in various Categories – 

● 2021 Fortune’s Global 500 List – 155th

● 15th Global Peace Index 2021 – 135

● World Competitiveness Index 2021 – 43

● Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI) – 4

● World Press Freedom Index 2021 – 142

● Henley Passport Index: Q2 2021 Global Ranking – 84


3. The leader of  People Power Party (conservative party), Yoon Suk-yeol won the presidential election 2022 of South Korea. He succeeded Moon Jae-in, previous President of South Korea.

➤ About South Korea – 

● Capital- Seoul

● Currency– South Korean won

➤ 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


4. D2H, a Direct-to-Home (DTH) brand of Dish TV India Limited has signed Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant as its new brand ambassador.

● Dish TV India Limited is a DTH company with brands like Dish TV, Zing and D2H under its ownership. 

● Shah Rukh Khan is the brand ambassador of the parent company Dish TV India Limited. 

➤ Recent Appointed Brand Ambassador of Gov. Schemes – 

● Amitabh Bachchan – City Compost Campaign, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Pulse Polio

● Baba Ramdev – Brand Ambassador of yoga and Ayurveda in Haryana

● Dia Mirza – Swachh Saathi

● Sanjay Dutt – Arunachal Pradesh Tourism Ambassador

● Madhuri Dixit – MAA- Mothers Absolute Affection’

● Amitabh Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra – Incredible India


5. Twelve books penned by Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister (CM) of West Bengal (WB), have been published during the 45th International Kolkata Book Fair(IKBF) from 28 Feb. to 13 March at the Central Park Mela ground, Bidhannagar, at Salt Lake, Kolkata, West Bengal.

➤ About West Bengal – 

● C.M. – Mamata Banerjee

● Governor – Jagdeep Dhankhar

● Capital – Kolkata

➤ Famous Festival – 

● Durga Puja

● Jamai Shashti

● Charak Puja

● Poila Baisakh

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