Current Affairs March 2022 Volume 1
Which country recently announced that they were using ‘Kalibr cruise missiles’?
Right Answer is:- Russia
Brief:- Russian defence authorities recently announced that they were using Kalibr cruise missiles among other heavy weapons against Ukraine. Ships and submarines from the Northern and Black Sea launched Kalibr cruise missiles and Zircon hypersonic missiles at sea and land targets. An aircraft launching a Kinzhal hypersonic ballistic missile and striking a land target was also released.
‘iDEX Start-ups’, which were seen in the news recently, are associated with which sector?
Right Answer is:- Defence
Brief:- Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), under the chairmanship of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, has cleared the procurement of 14 items for over 380 crore rupees from the Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) startups or MSMEs. These items will be procured by the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. The DAC also approved the new simplified procedure for procurement from the iDEX startups and MSMEs.
The world’s largest aircraft, An-225, nicknamed ‘Mriya’ was owned by which country?
Right Answer is:- Ukraine
Brief:- The world’s largest aircraft, An-225, nicknamed ‘Mriya’ or ‘Dream’ was owned by Ukraine and it was destroyed during the Russian invasion. During the Russian assault, the aircraft was stationed at the Antonov Airport for maintenance work. Antonov is a Ukrainian aircraft manufacturing and services company, headquartered at Kyiv, Ukraine.
Which state/UT hosted India’s First Ice Wall Climbing Competition?
[A] Himachal Pradesh
Right Answer is:- Ladakh
Brief:- An ice-wall climbing competition was organized by the North-West frontier Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force in Ladakh. The competition was held in collaboration with the Ladakh Mountaineering Guide Association (LMGA). This is the first time that an ice climbing competition was organized in India.
Ashneer Grover, was the Co-founder and Managing Director of which fin-tech company?
Right Answer is:- BharatPe
Brief:- Ashneer Grover is the co-founder and MD of BharatPe. He along with Shashvat Nakrani had co-founded the digital payments platform BharatPe in 2018. The company serves over 75 lakh merchants across 150 cities. He is also currently one of the judges of Shark Tank India.
Which is the venue of the 2022 ISSF World Cup?
Right Answer is:- Cairo
Brief:- The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup 2022 was held in Cairo, Egypt from 26th February to 8th March 2022. Overview: With a total of seven medals, the Indian team took first place in the medals tally, with four gold, two silver, and one bronze.
‘Swachh Survekshan (SS)’ is an initiative of which Union Ministry?
[A] Ministry of Rural Development
[B] Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
[C] Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
[D] Ministry of Home Affairs
Right Answer is:- Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Brief:- Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) launched the field assessment for seventh consecutive edition of Swachh Survekshan (SS). It is claimed to be the world’s largest urban cleanliness survey, Swachh Survekshan (SS), was launched on 1st March 2022 by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA). The survey would capture the initiatives of cities for the overall well-being of frontline sanitation workers.
What is the theme for WHO’s World Hearing Day 2022?
[A] To hear for life, listen with care!
[B] Hearing to all and by all
[C] Hear the needs of vulnerable
[D] To Hear is to listen
Right Answer is:- To hear for life, listen with care!
Brief:- Every year, 3rd March is organized as World Hearing Day by the World Health Organisation. This year the World Hearing Day is being organized with the theme “To hear for life, listen with care!”. This year, WHO will focus on the importance of safe listening as a means of maintaining good hearing across the life course.
‘NotPetya’ and ‘HermeticWiper’ which were seen in the news recently, are associated with which field?
[D] Defence Equipmen
Right Answer is:- Cyber-security
Brief:- New data-wiping malware known as HermeticWiper has attacked hundreds of computers in Ukraine in a series of cyber-attacks after Russia’s invasion. In June 2017, the world witnessed most destructive malware ever deployed named NotPetya, with Ukraine as its primary target. It quickly spread to more than 60 countries, destroying the computer systems of thousands of multinationals.
Hollongi, which was seen in the news, is a city located in which state/UT?
[B] Arunachal Pradesh
Right Answer is:- Arunachal Pradesh
Brief:- Airports Authority of India has undertaken the work of constructing a Greenfield Airport in Hollongi, in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. It is located at 15 kms from the state’s capital city of Itanagar. The Greenfield Airport will be constructed with an estimated amount of Rs 645 crores and will be operational from 15 August 2022.
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