Current Affairs 3rd March 2022, Daily GK Update

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National News

Herath Festival celebrated in Jammu and Kashmir

Herath Festival celebrated in Jammu and Kashmir

  • Herath or the ‘Night of Hara (Shiva)’, generally known as Maha Shivratri, is the main festival celebrated by the Kashmiri Pandits across Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).
  • The festival marks the marriage anniversary of Lord Shiva and Goddess Uma (Parvathi). 2022 Herath Festival was celebrated on 28th February 2022. 
  • Herath Festival is celebrated on “Trayodashi” or the 13th day of the dark half of the month of Phalguna (Hindu calendar), between February and March. The Kashmiri Pandits celebrate the festival by distributing walnuts as a mark of respect to the Hindu deities.
  • The rest of the nation celebrates the Maha Shivratri on Chaturdashi or the 14th of Phalguna.

Popular Festivals of Jammu and Kashmir:

  • Har Navami
  • Chhari
  • Bahu Mela
  • Dosmoche
  • Hemis Festival
  • Kanchoth festival
  • Tulip Festival
  • Spituk Gustor

Adani Green got letter of award for setting-up 150 MW solar power plant project

  • Adani Green Energy Ltd stated that its subsidiary Adani Renewable Energy Holding Fifteen Limited has obtained a letter of award (LOA) to build a 150-megawatt solar power plant. For a period of 25 years, the fixed rate for this project capacity is $2.34/kWh.
  • Adani Renewable Energy Holding Fifteen Limited participated in a Tender that was issued by the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited for the acquisition of 250 MW Solar Power from ground-mounted grid-connected solar PV power plants and has received the Letter of Award for setting up a 150 MW Solar Power Project.
  • Adani Green presently has a totally renewable energy project portfolio of 20.434 MWac capacity, with 410 MWac of operational projects. According to the firm, 11,591 MWac projects are now under construction, with 3.433 MWac projects nearing completion.

About Adani Green Energy Ltd:

  • Founded: 23 January 2015
  • Founder: Gautam Adani
  • Headquarters: Ahmedabad
  • MD & CEO: Vneet S. Jaain

Google & MeitY partnered to train 100 Indian Startups to build high-quality global apps & games under Appscale Academy

  • MeitY Startup Hub, an initiative of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), and Google have announced to form a cohort of 100 early to mid-stage Indian startups, to support these startups to build high-quality global apps and games as part of the Appscale Academy Program.
  • Appscale Academy identifies and supports promising Indian startups and helps them grow into successful global businesses. 
  • Under this 6-month programme100 startups will be trained through a customized curriculum that includes virtual instructor-led webinars, self-learning material, mentorship sessions.
  • Aim: To empower early to mid-stage startups with the right knowledge and mentorship to drive app and game innovations for the world.

About MeitY Startup Hub:

  • Headquarters: New Delhi, Delhi
  • Minister of Electronics and Information Technology: Ashwini Vaishnaw
  • CEO: Jeet Vijay

International Monsoons Project Office launched at IITM, Pune

  • Union Minister Jitendra Singh has launched the International Monsoons Project Office (IMPO) at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune on the occasion of National Science Day.
  • For the first five years, the International Monsoons Project Office (IMPO) will be housed at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, which is part of the Ministry of Earth Sciences of the Indian government.
  • The establishment of the IMPO emphasises the importance of monsoons to the country’s economy. Under the guidance of the World Climate Research Programme and the World Weather Research Programme, it would cover activities and relationships relating to international monsoon research that would be recognised and supported.

International News

Knight Frank’s 16th The Wealth Report 2022: India ranked 3rd in billionaire population globally; US topped

Knight Frank’s 16th The Wealth Report 2022: India ranked 3rd in billionaire population globally; US topped

  • According to Knight Frank’s 16th edition of The Wealth Report 2022, the number of ultra-high-net-worth-individuals (UHNWIs) globally increased by 9.3 percent in 2021 to 6,10,569, from 5,58,828 in 2020.
  • In India, the number of UHNWIs (individuals with net assets of US$ 30m (Rs 226 crore) or more) has grown by 11% year-on-year (YoY) in 2021 to 145 billionaires, the highest percentage growth in Asia – Pacific (APAC).
  • India ranked 3rd in billionaire population globally in 2021 with equity markets and digital adoption as the key factors driving the growth in India. India’s UHNWI is expected to grow by 39% from 2021 to 2026
  • The list has been topped by the United States (748) and China (554) respectively.
  • Bengaluru recorded the highest growth in the number of UHNWIs in 2021 at 17.1% to 352 billionaires. It was followed by Delhi (12.4% to 210) and Mumbai (9% to 1596) in 2021.

Top 5 countries in 2021:

Country Billionaires Number in 2021
United States 748
China 554
India 145
Germany 136
Russia 121

List of India’s Rank in Different Index 2021-22

  • Henley Passport index 2022: 83; Japan & Singapore topped
  • 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI): 85th, Denmark, Finland, New Zealand topped
  • EIU’s Democracy Index 2021: 46th; Norway topped
  • 9th USGBC top 10 ranking of Countries outside of US for LEED in 2021: 3rd; China topped
  • Deloitte 2022 CxO Sustainability Report: Indian businesses ranked 5th in their concern for climate change.
  • 10th International Intellectual Property Index (IIP Index 2022): India ranked 43rd; US topped

Banking and Financial

Trivitron Healthcare acquired US-based medical devices firm Kennedy Company

  • Chennai-based medical devices maker Trivitron Healthcare has acquired US-based the Kennedy Company, a leading manufacturer of radiation protection X-ray shielding material and acoustic barrier products.
  • Post integration, the new entity would become a part of Trivitron Healthcare Americas, operating as Kennedy Vinyl for the existing x-ray shielding and acoustic noise control business and Kennedy Radiology for radiation protection products manufactured in the US.
  • The organization would be led by Mr. Sesh Sarathy, who spearheaded Trivitron Group’s M&A efforts in North America, as president, sales, and business development.
  • The Kennedy Company founded by physicist David Kennedy in 1976, who worked on developing innovative acoustic barriers for NASA.

RBI canceled licence of Sarjeraodada Naik Shirala Sahakari Bank, Sangli, Maharashtra

RBI canceled licence of Sarjeraodada Naik Shirala Sahakari Bank, Sangli, Maharashtra

  • Reserve Bank of India canceled the license of Sarjeraodada Naik Shirala Sahakari Bank, Sangli, Maharashtra, as it did not have adequate capital and earning prospects.
  • With the cancellation of the licence, Sarjeraodada Naik Shirala Sahakari Bank Ltd has ceased to carry on banking business with effect from the close of business hours on 2 March.
  • On liquidation, every depositor would be entitled to receive deposit insurance claim amount of his/her deposits up to a monetary ceiling of Rs 5 lakh from the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC).

Banks whose license got canceled by RBI recently:

  • Maharashtra’s Mantha Urban Cooperative Bank, Jalna Dist
  • Maharashtra-based Independence Co-operative Bank, Nashik
  • Karnala Nagari Sahakari Bank, Panvel in Maharashtra
  • Goa-based Madgaum Urban Cooperative Bank
  • Dr Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar Urban Co-operative Bank Ltd, Nilanga, Latur

Appointment and Resignation

TS Ramakrishnan appointed as MD & CEO of LIC Mutual Fund

  • Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) Mutual Fund Asset Management Limited appointed TS Ramakrishnan as its Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer. 
  • He will succeed Dinesh Pangtey, its former Whole-time Director and CEO.
  • TS Ramakrishnan joined LIC Mutual Fund AMC in April 2021. He has experience of around 34 years at LIC and its subsidiaries/associate companies.
  • In 2021, the government of India plans to initiate the process to launch the Initial Public Offer (IPO) of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC). The Government owns 100% stakes in LIC and it will offload 5% of its stake through the IPO.

About LIC Mutual Fund Asset Management Limited:

  • Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Nominee Director: Bishnu Charan Patnaik

Akshaye Widhani appointed Chief Executive Officer of Yash Raj Films

  • Akshaye Widhani has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Yash Raj Films (YRF), which is a film production and distribution company.
  • Prior to this, he was serving as senior vice-president, finance and business Affairs and head of operations at YRF Studios.
  • He used to head corporate and business development activities for YRF, including finance, business extensions, strategic alliances, joint ventures, co-productions. He joined Yash Raj Films as a studio manager in

About Yash Raj Films:

  • Founded: 1970
  • Founder: Yash Raj Chopra
  • Chairman and MD: Aditya Chopra

Ashneer Grover resigned as MD & Director of the board of BharatPe

  • Ashneer Grover, co-founder and Managing Director (MD) of BharatPe, a leading Indian fintech company, has resigned as the MD and director of the board of BharatPe.
  • Ashneer Grover, who owns a 9.5% stake worth Rs 1915 crore in BharatPe, will continue as the single largest individual shareholder of the company. 
  • BharatPe became the 19th Indian startup to become a unicorn in 2021.
  • Shashwat Nakrani, the co-founder of BharatPe, owns 7.8% and Sequoia Capital India, a venture capital (VC) investor and the largest shareholder of BharatPe, holds 19.6%, followed by Coatue at 12.4% and Ribbit Capital at 11%.
  • As of August 2021, Tiger Global, Steadview Capital, and Beenext together hold a 60.4% stake in BharatPe.

About BharatPe:

  • Founded: 20 March 2018
  • Founders: Ashneer Grover, Shashvat Nakrani
  • Headquarters: New Delhi

Amitabh Bachchan appointed as brand ambassador of UpGrad

Amitabh Bachchan appointed as brand ambassador of UpGrad

  • India’s online higher education company, UpGrad, roped in legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan as its Brand Ambassador.
  • He will support upGrad’s brand value through endorsements and promotions of services to emphasize the importance of LifeLongLearning for progressive career growth.
  • Startup India Learning Program is a free online Entrepreneurship program by Startup India, a GOI initiative. Invest India in collaboration with UpGrad has developed this program. The aim is to help entrepreneurs get their ideas and ventures to the next level through structured learning.
  • It has recently unveiled its marketing campaign #AssNahinAssetBano (don’t be an ass, be an asset) focusing the annual appraisal period in a corporate world.

Note: List of brand ambassador

  • MediBuddy: Amitabh Bachchan
  • Brand Ambassador and investor of Krishi Network: Pankaj Tripathi
  • Gaming app A23: Shah Rukh Khan
  • Khadi & handicrafts of Bihar: Manoj Tiwari
  • Adidas: Manika Batra
  • ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ Brand Ambassadors of Gurugram: Tanishka Kotia & Riddhika Kotia
  • Dish TV India Limited’s DTH brand D2H: Rishabh Pant

Science

NASA launched next-generation GOES-T satellite for NOAA to track hazardous weather

  • US space agency, NASA, successfully launched the third in a series of four next-generation weather satellitesGeostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES), from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.
  • The satellite is named as GOES-T. Once the satellite gets positioned in its geostationary orbit it will be renamed from GOES-T to GOES-18.
  • GOES-T will be used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to forecast weather and hazardous environmental conditions in the Western Hemisphere.

About NASA:

  • Founded: 1 October 1958
  • Headquarters: Washington D.C., United States
  • Administrator: Bill Nelson (14th Administrator)

Book and Author

A new book titled “The Millennial Yogi” authored by Deepam Chatterjee

A new book titled “The Millennial Yogi” authored by Deepam Chatterjee

  • Former Indian Army Captain, Deepam Chatterjee has authored a new book titled “The Millennial Yogi: A modern-day parable about reclaiming one’s life”.
  • This is a book that mixes mysticism and music that takes readers on a journey of awakening. The book talks about Jayshankar Prasad, or Jay, who has a shady-yet-mercurial rise in his journey as an entrepreneur and Vini, a mystic monk.

Important day

3 March: World Wildlife Day

  • World Wildlife Day is celebrated on March 3 every year to raise awareness about issues that impact wildlife. 
  • This year, World Wildlife Day will celebrate forest-based livelihoods and seek to promote forest and forest wildlife management models and practices so that humans and animals can co-exist.
  • On December 20, 2013, The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), at its 68th session, decided to proclaim March 3, the day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as World Wildlife Day.
  • Theme 2022: ‘Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration’.

3 March: World Hearing Day

  • 3 March is annually observed as World Hearing Day to raise awareness on preventing deafness and hearing loss. It is also observed to promote ear and hearing care across the world.
  • The campaign is held every year by the Office of Prevention of Blindness and Deafness of the World Health Organization (WHO). At its headquarters in Geneva, WHO organizes an annual World Hearing Day event.
  • WHO created this day to raise awareness to avoid deafness in 2007 and the holiday was renamed from International Ear Care Day to World hearing day in 2016.
  • Theme 2022: “To hear for life, listen with care”

Obituary

Bollywood film critic, writer Jaiprakash Chouksey passed away

  • Film critic, writer Jaiprakash Chouksey passed away at his home in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore city.
  • Chouksey, 82, had been suffering from lung cancer for the last seven years and his condition had deteriorated over the last three months, according to the film writer’s son Raju Chouksey.
  • Chouksey has penned scripts and dialogues for several films including ‘Shayad’ (1979), ‘Qatl’ (1986), and ‘Bodyguard’ (2011), and was also involved in writing for television serials.

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