16th March 2022 Current Affairs

16th March 2022 Current Affairs

16th March 2022 Current Affairs

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16th March 2022 Current Affairs is provided below:

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1. ISRO successfully tested newly developed SS1 of its New SSLV:

  • SS1: Solid Booster Stage
  • It is a three-segmented solid propulsion stage.
  • SSLV: Small Satellite Launch Vehicle
  • It is designed to be smaller, cheaper, and quickly assembled for commercial launches on-demand.
  • The SSLV will carry the satellites weighing up to 500 kg to a low earth orbit.

2. Captive Employer Initiative:

  • Under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY).
  • The initiative assures sustainable placements for rural poor youth.
  • Financed by the Ministry of Rural Development.
  • About DDU-GKY:
  • It is a part of the National Rural Livelihood Mission aimed at rural poor youth between 15 and 35 years of age.
  • It is a nationwide placement linked skill training program.
  • Launched on 25th September 2014.

3. 13 Major rivers through forestry interventions:

  • The 13 rivers are Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas, Sutlej, Yamuna, Brahmaputra, Luni, Narmada, Godavari, Mahanadi, Krishna and Cauvery.
  • The project targets to create green cover expansion under 10 years and 20 years under ‘Amrit Kaal’.
  • Aims for future generations to get a ‘Green India’ through the ‘Van Bhagidari and Jan Bhagida’- to achieve the national goal of climate change and sustainable development.

4. India’s first ARTPARK:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Technology Park.
  • Launched in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • To create a societal impact by executing ambitious projects in healthcare, education, mobility, infrastructure, agriculture, retail and cyber security aiming to solve problems unique to India.

5. Mahanadi Coalfield:

  • It has become the biggest coal-producing firm in India.
  • It is a subsidiary of Coal India.
  • In the financial year 2021-22, it produced 157 million tonnes of coal.

6. National Vaccination Day:

  • Observed on 16th March.
  • Also known as National Immunisation Day.
  • Theme 2022: “Vaccines Work for all”
  • The day was first observed in 1995.

7. 36th International Geological Congress:

  • The theme on “Geosciences: The Basic Science for a Sustainable Future”.
  • It will provide how Geosciences are integrally related to a sustainable future, touching various aspects of life.

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