Static GK based on Current Affairs March 23

Static GK based on Current Affairs

1. Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for the continuation of National AIDS (Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome) and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) Control Programme (NACP) for 5 years from  1 April 2021 to 31 March 2026.

➤ Important Schemes Launched by Indian Government –

● Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Nidhi

● National Digital Health Mission

● Intensified Mission Indradhanush 3.0

● Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC)

● Shikshav Parv Initiative

● Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojna


2. Kerala became the first state in India to introduce carbon-neutral agricultural practices in select locations for better soil health.

➤ About Kerala – 

● C.M. – Pinarayi Vijayan

● Governor – Arif Mohammad Khan

● Capital – Thiruvananthapuram

➤ Famous Dance Styles – 

● Kathakali

● Mohiniyattam

● Thirvathirakali

● Kolkali

● Ottamthullal

● Koodiyattam

● Chakyar Koothu

● Oppana

● Margamkali

● Theyyam


3. Nongthombam (N) Biren Singh, sworn in as the Chief Minister (CM) of Manipur for the second consecutive term. The oath of office was administered by Manipur Governor La Ganesan at the Raj Bhawan in Imphal, Manipur.

➤ About Manipur – 

● C.M. – Nongthombam (N) Biren Singh

● Governor – La Ganesan

● Capital – Imphal

➤ National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuary – 

● Keibul Lamjao National Park

● Khongjaingamba Ching Wildlife Sanctuary

● Yangoupokpi-Lokchao Wildlife Sanctuary

➤ 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


4. Union Home Minister Amit Shah unveiled the coffee table book titled “The Shield: Covishield” authored by Prakash Kumar Singh, Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs at Serum Institute of India(SII).

● The book encapsulates the journey of SII, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, in producing COVID-19 vaccine ‘Covishield’.

➤ Recent Books Released & 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

● India – My Beloved – Dominique Lapierre

● Dare to Do: For the New Generation  – Kiran Bedi 


5. Every year March 23 is observed as Martyrs’ Day in India when Indians commemorate the sacrifices given by freedom fighters and other people to gain independence from British rule.

➤ 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

● 23 March – World Meteorological Day

● 24 March – World Tuberculosis (TB) Day

● 27 March – World Theatre Day

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