Static GK based on Current Affairs March 17

Static GK based on Current Affairs

1. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute(SIPRI) Fact Sheet March 2022 – “Trends In International Arms Transfers, 2021”, India remained the largest importer globally even though Indian arms imports have decreased by 21%.

➤ Indias Rank in various categories – 

● Global Climate Risk Index 2021 – 7

● Democracy Index 2020 – 53

● Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2020  – 72

● Human Development Index 2020 – 131

● Global Crypto Adoption Index 2021  – 2

● Global Hunger Index 2021 – 101


2. 2022  British Academy Film Awards(BAFA) were announced on 13th March 2022 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, the United Kingdom(UK).

➤ Winners of BAFTA 2022 – 

● American Actor Will Smith won the BAFTA under the Leading Actor category for his role in King Richard, an American biographical sports drama film.

● The Power Of The Dog, a New Zealand-led Western psychological drama film, written and directed by Jane Campion has won 2 awards, Best Film and Best Director.

➤ About BAFTA – 

● BAFTA is a world-leading, Britain’s oldest independent art charity. Incepted in 1947.

● President- HRH Prince William

● Headquarters- London


3. Bhagwant Mann Takes oath as CM of Punjab.

➤ About Punjab –

● C.M. – Bhagwant Mann

● Governor – Banwarilal Purohit 

● Capital – Chandigarh

➤ Famous Dance –

● Bhangra

● Giddha

● Sammi

● Kikli

● Jhoomer

● Dankara or Gatka Dance


4. Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) has selected Geoscientist Ranjit Rath as the next Chairman and Managing Director(CMD) of Oil India Limited(OIL). He is currently serving as the CMD of Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd (MECL).

● Sushil Chandra Mishra, the current CMD of OIL will superannuate on 30th June 2022.

➤ Recent Appointments – 

● Disha Patani – Brand Ambassador of Bata India

● Akshay Kumar – Brand Ambassador of Uttarakhand

● Amitabh Bachchan –  Brand Ambassador of MediBuddy

● Pradip Shah – Chairman of Pfizer India

● Sanjay Malhotra –  Secretary in the Department of Financial Services in the Ministry of FinanceS.

● R. Narasimhan –  Additional Charge of CMD of Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO)

● Dr. S Unnikrishnan Nair – Additional Charge of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC)S. Kishore Chairman of the Staff Selection Commission (SSC).


5. The National Vaccination Day, also known as National Immunization Day, is annually observed across India on 16th March to create awareness about the importance of vaccination against not only polio but also other viral diseases.

● Aim – The National Vaccination Day 2022 aims to encourage all the Indian people to participate in the world’s largest vaccination campaign, ‘National COVID-19 vaccination drive of India’, and get vaccinated against coronavirus.

● Theme – The theme of National Vaccination Day 2022 is “Vaccines Work for all”.

➤ 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

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