Static GK based on Current Affairs March 16

Static GK based on Current Affairs

1. Union Rural Development Secretary Shri Nagendra Nath Sinha Promoted the first of its kind initiative ‘Captive Employer’ during the webinar on Captive Employment Policy under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) which was chaired by him.

➤ Important Schemes Launched by Indian Government – 

● Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY)

● Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY)

● Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY)

● Atal Pension Yojana (APY)

● Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana

● Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana


2. Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Giriraj Singh has released an ebook on Land Governance Reforms titled “Empowering Citizens-Powering India”.

➤ Recent Books &  their Authors – 

● Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World – Dalai Lama

● I Witness: Partial Observations – Kapil Sibal

● The Art of Living: A Guide to Contentment, Joy, and Fulfilment – Dalai Lama

● Pax Indica: India and the world of the 21st Century – Dr. Shashi Tharoor

● The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk – Sudha Murthy

● A Better India: A Better World – NR Narayana Murthy


3. World Consumer Day is observed on 15 March every year.

● Theme – The Theme of World Consumer Day is Fair Digital Finance.

➤ Important Days of March – 

● 1st March – Zero Discrimination Day, World Civil Defence Day

● 3rd March – World Wildlife Day, World Hearing Day

● 4th March – National Safety Day

● 8 March   –  International Women’s Day

● 10 March  – CISF Raising Day

● 13 March  – No Smoking Day (Second Wednesday of March)

● 14 March  –  Pi Day, International Day of Action for Rivers

● 15 March  – World Consumer Rights Day

● 16 March –  National Vaccination Day

● 18 March – Ordnance Factories Day (India)

● 20 March –  International Day of Happiness, World Sparrow Day

● 21 March – World Forestry Day, World Down syndrome Day

● 22 March – World Water Day

● 23rd March –  World Meteorological Day

● 24 March  –  World Tuberculosis (TB) Day

● 27 March – World Theatre Day


  1. Tata Sons Chairman N. Chandrasekaran appointed as Chairman of Air India. 

➤ Recent Appointments – 

● Prof Dinesh Prasad Saklani – Director of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)

● Disha Patani Brand – Ambassador of Bata India

● Akshay Kumar –  Brand Ambassador of Uttarakhand

● Amitabh Bachchan – Brand Ambassador of MediBuddy

● Pradip Shah –  Chairman of Pfizer IndiaSanjay Malhotra Secretary in the Department of Financial Services in the Ministry of Finance


5. The Information Technology (IT) Minister of Karnataka, C N Ashwath Narayan launched India’s first-ever digital water databank ‘AQVERIUM’ in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

➤ About Karnataka – 

● C.M. – Basavaraj Bommai

● Governor – Thaawar Chand Gehlot

● Capital – Bangalore

➤ National Parks – 

● Bannerghatta National Park

● Bandipur National Park

● Nagarhole National Park

● Anshi National Park

● Mudumalai National Park

● Kudremukh National Park

● Dandeli National Park

● Kali Tiger Reserve

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