Static GK based on Current Affairs March 21

Static GK based on Current Affairs

1. According to Mercom India Research’s newly released report titled “Mercom India Solar Open Access Market Report Q4 & Annual 2021,” India has added 1.2 Giga Watts (GW) of new solar open access capacity in the calendar year (CY) 2021, marking a growth of 222% during the year.

● The top 3 states in the installation of open access solar capacities of the CY 2021 are Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Maharashtra respectively.

➤ About Uttar Pradesh –

● C.M. – Yogi Adityanath

● Governor – Anandiben Patel

● Capital – Lucknow

➤ National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuary – 

● Dudhwa National Park (Tiger Reserve)

● Bakhira Wildlife Sanctuary

● Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary

● Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Bird Wildlife Sanctuary

● Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary

● Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary

● Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary

● Lakh Bahosi Bird Wildlife Sanctuary

● Mahavir Swami Wildlife Sanctuary

● National Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary 

● Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary

● Okhla Bird Wildlife Sanctuary

● Parvati Aranga Bird Wildlife Sanctuary

● Patna Wildlife (Pundhir Bird) Sanctuary

● Ranipur Wildlife Sanctuary

● Saman Bird Wildlife Sanctuary

● Samaspur Wildlife (Bird) Sanctuary

● Sandi Bird Wildlife Sanctuary

● Sohagi Barwa Wildlife Sanctuary


2. Union Minister of State (MoS) for  Science & Technology, Dr. Jitendra Singh released India’s Arctic policy titled ‘India and the Arctic: building a partnership for sustainable development in New Delhi.

➤ About New Delhi – 

● In December 1911 King George V of Britain decreed that the capital of British India would be moved from Calcutta (now Kolkata) to Delhi.

● C.M. – Arvind Kejriwal

● Lt. Governor – Anil Bajaj

➤ National Parks – 

● National Zoological Park

● Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

● Deer Park Delhi

➤ Airports – 

● Palam Airport

● Indira Gandhi International Airport 

● Safdarjunt Airport


3. As per the 10th United Nations’ World Happiness Report 2022, India’s rank has been improved by 3 spots to 136 out of 146 countries from 139 in 2021.

● For the 5th year in a row, Finland continues to occupy the top spot being the happiest country in the world.

➤ 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


4. Karolina Bielawska from Poland has won the 70th edition of the Miss World (Miss World 2021) pageant that was held in Coca-Cola Music Hall, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

● She was crowned Miss World 2021 by 69th Miss World (Miss World 2019), Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica. 

➤ Continental Winners of Miss World 2021:

● Miss World Americas – Shree Saini

● Miss World Africa – Olivia Yace

● Miss World Caribbean – Emmy Pena

● Miss World Asia – Carla Yules

● Miss World Europe – Anna Leitch 

➤ Miss World: For India – 

● Reita Faria in 1966, Aishwarya Rai won the title in 1994, Diana Hayden in 1997, Yukta Mookhey in 1999, Priyanka Chopra in 2000, and Manushi Chhillar in 2017. 


5. An architect Diebedo Francis Kere from Burkina Faso, West Africa became the first African to win the 51st Pritzker Architecture Prize 2022. It’s a most prestigious honour in the field of architecture.

● Note- Balkrishna Doshi is the first Indian winner of the 2018 Pritzker Prize.

➤ 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)

● Albert Bourla (Pfizer Inc.’s Chairman and CEO) – Prestigious Genesis Prize 2022.

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