17th&18th March 2022 Current Affairs

17th&18th March 2022 Current Affairs

17th&18th March 2022 Current Affairs

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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.

9. Rossgram:

  • 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
  • Estb:1996

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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