8th March 2022 Current Affairs
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8th March 2022 Current Affairs is provided below:
1. Aama Yojana and Bahini Scheme:
- Launched by the government of Sikkim.
- Aama Yojana: Aims to inculcate the habit of saving among non-working mothers in the State and the government will provide them Rs.20,000 each in their bank accounts annually.
- Bahini Scheme: To reduce the dropout rate of girl students due to lack of accessibility/availability of sanitary napkins and also to ensure menstrual health and hygiene.
2. Aarushi Verma:
- National level shooter in pistol and trap shooting
- Selected for 2041 Climate force Antarctica Expedition.
- 2041 climate force aims to raise awareness and work for the preservation of Antarctica through the promotion of recycling, renewable energy and sustainability solutions to combat the effects of climate change.
3. Quad Summit 2022:
- Quadrilateral Security Dialogue
- It is an informal strategic forum comprising four nations- U.S.A, India, Australia and Japan.
- It focused on its core objective of promoting peace, stability and prosperity in the Indo Pacific region.
4. International Women’s Day:
- Observed on 8th March
- Theme 2022: Gender Equality today for a sustainable tomorrow.
5. New President of FATF:
- Financial Action Task Force
- T Rajakumar, a Singaporean has been named.
- It is the world’s anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing agency.
- Recently FATF retained Pakistan in the greylist and asked the country to work on money laundering investigations and prosecution.
- Estb: 1989
- Members: 39
- HQ: Paris, France
6. Nari Shakti Puraskar for the years 2020 and 2021:
- From Tamilnadu,
- 2020 – Jaya Muthu and Tejamma.
- 2021 – Thara Rangasamy.
- List of Awardees:
7. PARAM GANGA:
- Petascale Supercomputer.
- The capacity of 1.66 Petaflops.
- Designed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC).
- Established at IIT Roorkee under National Supercomputing Mission.
8. A broken piece of bracelet made of gold and copper, a brick structure and Chinese Potsherds were unearthed in Ariyalur:
- These were found during the 2nd phase of excavation at Maligaimedu near GangaiKonda Cholapuram.
- Special Entrepreneurship Promotion Drive for women.
- Launched by the Ministry of MSME.
- To provide skill development and Market development assistance to women and to train more than 7500 women candidates from rural and suburban areas in FY 2022-23.
10. The central government has appointed Justice Dhirubhai Naranbhai Patel as the chairperson of the Telecom Dispute Settlement and Appellate Tribunal(TDSAT).
- Estb: 2000;
- H.Q: New Delhi.
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