17th&18th March 2022 Current Affairs
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17th&18th March 2022 Current Affairs is provided below:
1. 44th World Chess Olympiad 2022 to be held in Chennai:
- India is set to host the 44th world chess olympiad in Chennai, Tamilnadu.
- Organised by the International Chess Federation (FIDE).
- It was previously scheduled to be held in Moscow, Russia.
- Chennai – Chess Capital of India.
2. Biography released:
- Book – Rahul Bajaj: An Extraordinary Life
- Author: Gita Piramal.
- The book is based on the life of the late iconic industrialist Rahul Bajaj.
3. Book released:
- Book – [email protected]:Dreams meet Delivery.
- Author – S. Jaishankar (Minister of External Affairs)
4. Yonex Gainward German Open 2022:
- It is an annual badminton tournament which is held in Germany.
- Men’s Singles:
- Gold medal – Kunlavut Vitidsarn (Thailand)
- Silver medal – Lakshya Sen (India)
5. Bhagwant Singh Mann, the leader of Aam Aadmi Party sworn in as the Chief Minister of Punjab.
6. ‘Toyota Mirai’:
- India’s first Green Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle.
- Completely powered by Hydrogen.
- Capable of providing a range up to 650km in a single charge.
- It will create a green hydrogen based ecosystem in the country and help India to become Energy self reliant by 2047.
7. Mahatma Gandhi Green Triangle:
- Unveiled in Madagascar to mark Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
- It will help in sustainable development and saving the environment.
8. Miss World 2021:
- Poland’s Karolina Bielaswska has been crowned.
- Miss USA Shree Saini, an Indian – American emerged the first runner up.
- Replacement of Instagram.
- Launched by russia
- Facebook’s Instagram has been blocked in Russia.
10. India’s Arctic Policy:
- 13 nations are observers in the Arctic Council which include France, Germany, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, China, Poland, India, Republic of Korea, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Singapore.
- Members: Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, United States of America.
- India has successfully conducted 13 expeditions to the Arctic.
- The policy aims to promote inter ministerial coordination in pursuit of India’s interests in the Arctic.
- Arctic Council H.Q: Norway
11. Poster of the film Mujib-The Making of a Nation:
- Directed by Shyam Benegal.
- It is a biopic on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the nation of Bangladesh.
12. Book Released:
- Book – More than just Surgery:Life Lessons Beyond the OT
- Author – Dr. Tehemton Erach Udwadia
13. 2022 M3M Hurun Global Rich List:
- Elon Musk – World’s richest person for the 2nd consecutive year.
- Mukesh Ambani – Richest Indian and Richest asian and ranked 9th globally.
14. World Sleep Day:
- Observed on March 18.
- Theme 2022: Quality Sleep, Sound Mind, Happy World.
- It is observed on the Friday before the march equinox every year.
15. Global Recycling Day:
- Observed on March 18.
- Theme 2022: “Recycling Fraternity”
16. Maternal Mortality Ratio:
- Kerala – lowest MMR of 30 (per one lakh live births) in the country.
- Top 3 states with lowest MMR – Kerala, Maharashtra, Telangana.
- States that have achieved SDG targets: Kerala, Maharashtra, Telangana, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Gujarat.
- According to the special bulletin released by the Registrar General of India, India’s Maternal Mortality ratio has improved to 103 in 2017-19 from 113 in 2016-18.
- India is certainly on track to achieve the SDG target of 70 / lakh live births by 2030.
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