12th March 2022 Current Affairs
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12th March 2022 Current Affairs is provided below:
1. Virtual Smart Grid Knowledge Centre:
- Launched at Manesar, Haryana.
- Launched by the Ministry of new and renewable energy and the Ministry of power.
- Developed by the POWERGRID with the support from the National Smart Grid Mission.
- Smart Grid: It is an electrical grid with automation, communication and IT systems that can monitor power flows from points of generation to points of consumption.
2. BBIN Motor Vehicle Agreement:
- Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal motor vehicle agreement.
- It was signed during a transport ministers’ meeting in Thimpu on June 15, 2015.
- Now the pending ratification of the motor vehicle agreement by Bhutan has been finalized.
- The agreement aims to boost regional trade and people-to-people connectivity by fostering greater sub-regional cooperation.
3. New NFRA Chairperson:
- National Financial Reporting Authority
- Former Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan has been appointed.
- Estb: 1st October 2018
- Independent regulatory body
- Under Companies Act, 2013.
- To oversee the quality of accounting and auditing standards in India.
4. ISSF World Cup:
- International Shooting Sport Federation.
- Took place in Cairo, Egypt.
- Indian shooters have topped the medals tally with a total of 7 medals.
- HQ – Munich, Germany
- President – Vladimir Lisin
- Secretary-general – Alexander Ratner
5. First Drone School:
- The Union civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia inaugurated the first drone school in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.
- It will pave the way for the youth to move forward by connecting them with technology and will also increase employment opportunities.
6. Justice AK Sikri:
- Named as Chairperson of Char Dham Project Committee.
- The Char Dham project is a two-lane highway project currently under construction in the state of Uttarakhand by the Border Road Organisation.
- Upon the completion of the project, it will connect the four important pilgrim towns of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.
- The project was laid on December 27, 2016.
7. IRDAI New Chairman:
- Debasish Panda has been appointed.
- Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India.
- To protect the interests of the policyholders, to regulate, promote and ensure orderly growth of the insurance industry and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
- The regulatory body under the Ministry of Finance.
- Estb: 1999
- HQ: Hyderabad
8. State Assembly Election Results:
- Elections were held in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa, and Manipur.
- Except in Punjab, the BJP has won the remaining four states.
- In Punjab, Arvind Kejriwal led AAP to win the election.
9. 25 years of TRAI Act:
- Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.
- The act was enacted in 1997 to enable the country to have a leading role in the emerging global information society.
- It was amended in 2000, establishing a Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) to take over the adjudicatory and disputes functions from TRAI.
- TRAI: Estb in 20th February 1997
- Chairman: PD Vaghela
10. One-year Completion of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav:
- Launched on 12th March 2021 from Sabarmati Ashram.
- It is an initiative to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of independence and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements
Five Pillars are
- Freedom Struggle: milestones of history, unsung heroes of the Indian freedom struggle, hidden stories from the districts
- [email protected]: celebrating ideas that have and are shaping India
- [email protected]: celebrating milestones and progress across different sectors
- [email protected]: reinforcing commitments to specific goals and targets
- [email protected]: highlighting steps being taken to implement policies and actualize commitments.
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