Current Affairs Quiz 8th March 2022 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. Which state government has announced Matrushakti Udaymita Scheme to provide support to women entrepreneurs, on International Women’s Day?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय महिला दिवस पर किस राज्य सरकार ने महिला उद्यमियों को सहायता प्रदान करने के लिए मातृशक्ति उदयमिता योजना की घोषणा की है?

(a) Maharashtra / महारष्ट्र

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Gujarat / गुजरात

(d) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. Haryana govt announced Matrushakti Udaymita Scheme to support women entrepreneurs

Haryana government has announced Matrushakti Udaymita Scheme to provide support to women entrepreneurs, on International Women’s Day.

Under the scheme, the women whose family annual income is less than 5 lakh rupees based on Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) verified data, will be provided access to soft loans by financial institutions to the extent of 3 lakh rupees.

Subsequently, the interest subvention of 7% will also be provided for three years through the Haryana Women Development Corporation.

Q.2. Which state government will implement ‘Aama Yojna’, a scheme for helping non-working mothers & ‘Bahini Scheme’ benefitting girl students of the state?

कौन सी राज्य सरकार गैरकामकाजी माताओं की मदद करने के लिए एक योजना आमा योजनाऔर राज्य की छात्राओं को लाभान्वित करने वाली बहिनी योजनालागू करेगी?

(a) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(b) Sikkim / सिक्किम

(c) Gujarat / गुजरात

(d) Bihar / बिहार

(e) Meghalaya / मेघालय

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. Sikkim Government will launch Aama Yojna & Bahini Scheme

Chief Minister of Sikkim, Prem Singh Tamang has announced that the State Government will soon implement ‘Aama Yojna’, a scheme for helping non-working mothers & ‘Bahini Scheme’ benefitting girl students of the state.

Aama Yojna scheme aims to inculcate the habit of saving among non-working mothers in the state and hence the Government will provide them Rs. 20,000 each in their bank accounts annually.

The scheme covers only those whose names are enrolled in the electoral roll of the state and a sum of Rs.100 crores has been allocated for it in the budget.

The aim of Bahini Scheme is to reduce the dropout rate of girl students due to lack of accessibility/availability of Sanitary Napkins & also to ensure menstrual health and hygiene.

Under this scheme, over 18,000 girl students who study in class 9 and above are provided with free sanitary napkins in the state.

Q.3. India’s first indigenously developed Flying Trainer ‘HANSA-NG’ has successfully completed sea-level trials at Puducherry. It has been designed and developed by __________________________________.

भारत के पहले स्वदेशी रूप से विकसित फ्लाइंग ट्रेनर हंसाएनजीने पुडुचेरी में समुद्रस्तरीय परीक्षण सफलतापूर्वक पूरा कर लिया है। इसे ___________________________ द्वारा डिजाइन और विकसित किया गया है।

(a) National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) / राष्ट्रीय अनुसंधान विकास निगम

(b) Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL) / रक्षा अनुसंधान और विकास प्रयोगशाला

(c) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) / हिंदुस्तान एयरोनॉटिक्स लिमिटेड

(d) Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) / रक्षा अनुसंधान और विकास संगठन

(e) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) / वैज्ञानिक और औद्योगिक अनुसंधान परिषद

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(e)

Exp. India’s first indigenous Flying Trainer HANSA-NG successfully completed sea level trials at Puducherry

India’s first indigenously developed Flying Trainer ‘HANSA-NG’ has successfully completed sea-level trials at Puducherry from 19th February to 5th March.

It has been designed and developed by CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The objectives of sea level trials are to evaluate handling qualities, climb / cruise performance, balked landing, structural performance including positive & negative G, power plant and other systems performance.

HANSA-NG was flown from Bengaluru to Puducherry, covering a distance of 140 nautical miles in 1.5 hours at a cruising speed of 155 km/hr. HANSA-NG was piloted by Wing Commander (Wg. Cdr.) K V Prakash and Wg. Cdr. Dilip Reddy of Aircraft & Systems Testing Establishment (ASTE), and the flight was monitored by NAL designers and Wg. Cdr. Reeju Chakraborty as Flight Test Director from telemetry.

Q.4. Google Cloud has entered into a multi-year strategic partnership with which company to help fast-track company’s innovation and cloud strategy?

Google क्लाउड ने कंपनी के नवाचार और क्लाउड रणनीति को फास्टट्रैक करने में किस कंपनी के साथ बहुवर्षीय रणनीतिक साझेदारी की है?

(a) Paytm / पेटीऍम

(b) Byju’s / बायजू

(c) Flipkart / फ्लिपकार्ट

(d) Tata Consultancy Services / टाटा कंसल्टेंसी सर्विसेज

(e) Amazon / अमेज़न

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. Google Cloud and Flipkart entered into a multi-year strategic partnership

Google Cloud and Flipkart have entered into a multi-year strategic partnership to help fast-track Flipkart’s innovation and cloud strategy.

This partnership will propel Flipkart into its next phase of growth and advance its vision of onboarding India’s next 200 million shoppers and lakhs of sellers, the company claims.

Through this, Flipkart aims to deliver robust app access and performance even during peak purchase seasons with heightened traffic.

Q.5. Which Mutual Fund has launched a women-led financial empowerment initiative ‘LaxmiForLaxmi’ which will connect women investors to a woman financial expert near them through a unique missed call service?

किस म्यूचुअल फंड ने महिलाओं के नेतृत्व वाली वित्तीय सशक्तिकरण पहल लक्ष्मी फॉर लक्ष्मीशुरू की है जो एक अद्वितीय मिस्ड कॉल सेवा के माध्यम से महिला निवेशकों को उनके पास एक महिला वित्तीय विशेषज्ञ से जोड़ेगी?

(a) ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund / आईसीआईसीआई प्रूडेंशियल म्यूचुअल फंड

(b) HDFC Mutual Fund / एचडीएफसी म्यूचुअल फंड

(c) Axis Mutual Fund / एक्सिस म्यूचुअल फंड

(d) UTI Asset Management / यूटीआई एसेट मैनेजमेंट

(e) Yes Mutual Fund / यस म्यूचुअल फंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. HDFC Mutual Fund launched women-led financial empowerment initiative ‘LaxmiForLaxmi’

HDFC Mutual Fund has launched a women-led financial empowerment initiative ‘LaxmiForLaxmi’ which will connect women investors to a woman financial expert near them through a unique missed call service.

The female financial expert will guide and address the queries of the woman investor. Through this initiative, HDFC Mutual Fund aims to support women investors in their journey to become financially independent while making mutual fund investments accessible to them.

Q.6. Union Labour and Employment Minister Bhupender Yadav has launched the ‘Donate-a-Pension’ program under the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan (PM-SYM) pension scheme. PM-SYM scheme was launched in which year?

केंद्रीय श्रम एवं रोजगार मंत्री भूपेंद्र यादव ने प्रधानमंत्री श्रम योगी मानधन (PM-SYM) पेंशन योजना के तहत दानपेंशनकार्यक्रम की शुरुआत की है। PM-SYM योजना किस वर्ष शुरू की गई थी?

(a) 2014

(b) 2016

(c) 2017

(d) 2019

(e) 2020

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. Labour Ministry has launched Donate-a-Pension programme

Union Labour and Employment Minister Bhupender Yadav launched the ‘Donate-a-Pension’ program in New Delhi.

It is an initiative under the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan (PM-SYM) pension scheme. Under the programme, workers in the unorganised sector with the age group of 18 to 40 years can register themselves and deposit a minimum of 660 to 2400 rupees every year depending on their age.

After they attain 60 years, they will receive the minimum assured pension of three thousand rupees per month.

Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan Yojana (PM-SYM) is a voluntary and contributory pension scheme launched in 2019, to ensure protection for unorganized workers, whose monthly income is below Rs. 15,000, age group of 18 – 40 years.

They should not be engaged in Organized Sector (member of EPFO/NPS/ESIC) or an income tax payer. Each subscriber under PM-SYM shall receive, a Minimum Assured Pension of Rs. 3,000 per month after attaining the age of 60 years.

If a subscriber dies during the receipt of the pension, the spouse of the beneficiary shall be entitled to receive 50% of the pension as Family Pension.

Q.7. Which country will host a virtual meeting of agriculture ministers from the G7 countries to discuss the impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on world food security?

विश्व खाद्य सुरक्षा पर रूसयूक्रेन संघर्ष के प्रभाव पर चर्चा करने के लिए कौन सा देश G7 देशों के कृषि मंत्रियों की एक आभासी बैठक की मेजबानी करेगा?

(a) Germany / जर्मनी

(b) France / फ्रांस

(c) India / भारत

(d) United States / संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

(e) UK / यूनाइटेड किंगडम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. Germany will host virtual meeting of G7 agriculture ministers

Germany government has announced that it will host a virtual meeting of agriculture ministers from the G7 countries to discuss the impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on world food security.

The German Minister of Agriculture and Food, Cem Özdemir, said that the meeting would also focus on how to stabilize food markets. Germany holds the rotating presidency of the Group of Seven most-advanced economies this year.

Q.8. Reserve Bank of India has launched a booklet named “BE(A)WARE” to enhance public awareness about financial frauds perpetrated on gullible customers. Where is the headquarters of RBI?

भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक ने भोलेभाले ग्राहकों पर होने वाली वित्तीय धोखाधड़ी के बारे में जन जागरूकता बढ़ाने के लिए  BE(A)WARE नामक एक पुस्तिका लॉन्च की है। आरबीआई का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Mumbai / मुंबई

(b) Delhi / दिल्ली

(c) Kolkata / कोलकाता

(d) Ahmedabad / अहमदाबाद

(e) Noida / नोएडा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. RBI released “BE(A)WARE” booklet on modus operandi of financial frauds

Reserve Bank of India has launched a booklet named “BE(A)WARE” to enhance public awareness about financial frauds perpetrated on gullible customers.

The booklet gives information on the common modus operandi used by fraudsters and precautions.

The booklet elaborates on safeguards against commonly used fraudulent techniques, such as SIM swaps, vishing/phishing links, lottery, etc., including fake loan websites and digital apps.

Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Governor: Shaktikanta Das

Q.9. Which bank has sanctioned a loan of Rs 1,000 crores to Jammu and Kashmir Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation Ltd (JKIDFC) to widen credit growth and funding infrastructure development across the nation?

किस बैंक ने जम्मू एंड कश्मीर इन्फ्रास्ट्रक्चर डेवलपमेंट फाइनेंस कॉरपोरेशन लिमिटेड (JKIDFC) को देश भर में क्रेडिट ग्रोथ और फंडिंग इंफ्रास्ट्रक्चर डेवलपमेंट को बढ़ाने के लिए 1,000 करोड़ रुपये का ऋण मंजूर किया है?

(a) Central Bank of India / सेंट्रल बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

(b) Indian Overseas Bank / इंडियन ओवरसीज बैंक

(c) IndusInd Bank / इंडसइंड बैंक

(d) Bank of Baroda / बैंक ऑफ बड़ौदा

(e) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. Indian Overseas Bank extended Rs 1,000 crores loan to JKIDFC

The Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) has sanctioned a loan of Rs 1,000 crores to Jammu and Kashmir Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation Ltd (JKIDFC) under an agreement signed by both entities. Rs 500 crore has already been disbursed by the bank.

This funding by the bank is a part of its business plan to widen credit growth and funding infrastructure development across the nation. IOB is one of the first public sector banks to lend to JKIDFC.

Through this funding, implementing departments now speed up the pace of projects which are under execution at various levels of completion.

Q.10. Banks Board Bureau (BBB) has launched a development programme for public sector bank management with the goal of boosting the quality of bank boards. Who is the present Chairperson of BBB?

बैंक बोर्ड ब्यूरो (बीबीबी) ने बैंक बोर्डों की गुणवत्ता बढ़ाने के लक्ष्य के साथ सार्वजनिक क्षेत्र के बैंक प्रबंधन के लिए एक विकास कार्यक्रम शुरू किया है। बीबीबी के वर्तमान अध्यक्ष कौन हैं?

(a) Rajkiran Rai G / राजकिरण राय जी

(b) Soma Sankara Prasad / सोम शंकर प्रसाद

(c) Ravi Mittal / रवि मित्तल

(d) Bhanu Pratap Sharma / भानु प्रताप शर्मा

(e) Sunil Mehta / सुनील मेहता

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. Banks Board Bureau launched programme for improving quality of PSU bank boards

The Banks Board Bureau (BBB) has launched a development programme for public sector bank management with the goal of boosting the quality of bank boards.

The nine-month Directors’ Development Programme (DDP) is made for directors of Public Sector Banks and financial institutions with the main objective of improving director effectiveness and increasing their impact on boards.

This programme is aimed to help the directors think about the business’s future and upgrade themselves to be a source of wisdom and counsel for management and stakeholders in order to improve PSB’s performance levels in the world scenario.

The curriculum, developed in partnership with IBA and others, will assist in empowering and enriching the board of directors, which is crucial for decision-making. The Banks Board Bureau was established in 2016 as a headhunter for state-owned banks and financial organisations. It was also given the job of working with the boards of directors of all PSBs.

Chairperson: Bhanu Pratap Sharma

Q.11. Zeta has partnered with which of the following company to power next-gen credit processing for banks, fintechs?

Zeta ने बैंकों, फिनटेक के लिए नेक्स्टजेन क्रेडिट प्रोसेसिंग को पावर देने के लिए निम्नलिखित में से किस कंपनी के साथ साझेदारी की है?

(a) American Express / अमेरिकन एक्सप्रेस

(b) Diners Club International Limited / डाइनर्स क्लब इंटरनेशनल लिमिटेड

(c) Mastercard / मास्टरकार्ड

(d) VISA / वीजा

(e) RuPay / रुपे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. Zeta partnered with Mastercard to power next-gen credit processing for banks, fintechs

Zeta, a banking tech unicorn and provider of next-gen credit card processing to banks and fintechs and Mastercard announced a 5-year global partnership.

As part of the agreement, the firms will go to market jointly to launch credit cards with issuers worldwide on Zeta’s modern, cloud-native, and fully API-ready credit processing stack.

Mastercard has underscored the partnership by making a financial investment in Zeta.

Q.12. Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has signed an MoU with Indian Banks Association (IBA) to collaborate on capacity building for financial creditors on topics related to insolvency, bankruptcy and related subjects. Who is the current Chairperson of IBBI?

इन्सॉल्वेंसी एंड बैंकरप्सी बोर्ड ऑफ इंडिया (IBBI) ने दिवाला, दिवालियापन और संबंधित विषयों से संबंधित विषयों पर वित्तीय लेनदारों के लिए क्षमता निर्माण पर सहयोग करने के लिए भारतीय बैंक संघ (IBA) के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं। IBBI के वर्तमान अध्यक्ष कौन हैं?

(a) Atul Kumar Goel / अतुल कुमार गोयल

(b) Navrang Saini / नवरंग सैनी

(c) Arun Kumar Mishra / अरुण कुमार मिश्रा

(d) Suresh N Patel / सुरेश एन पटेल

(e) Ravi Mittal / रवि मित्तल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(e)

Exp. IBBI signed an MoU with IBA to collaborate on capacity building

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI), an insolvency regulator signed an MoU with Indian Banks Association (IBA) to collaborate on capacity building for financial creditors on topics related to insolvency, bankruptcy and related subjects.

The MoU was signed during the workshop on ‘Committee of Creditors: An Institution of Public Faith’ organised jointly by IBBI, SBI and IBA at New Delhi.

The timely resolution of insolvency cases can be undertaken by the Committee of Creditors (CoC) and Resolution Professionals / Interim Resolution Professionals (IRPs).

The CoC, formed under the regulation 21 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), 2016 is the supreme decision-making body in the Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP), that affects the resolution of insolvency of the corporate debtor.

Ravi Mittal is the present Chairperson of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India.

Atul Kumar Goel is the present chairman of Indian Banks’ Association (IBA).

Q.13. Bharti Airtel has partnered with which bank to launch a Credit Card that will offer benefits such as cashbacks, special discounts, digital vouchers and complimentary services to Airtel’s more than 34 crore customers?

भारती एयरटेल ने क्रेडिट कार्ड लॉन्च करने के लिए किस बैंक के साथ साझेदारी की है जो एयरटेल के 34 करोड़ से अधिक ग्राहकों को कैशबैक, विशेष छूट, डिजिटल वाउचर और मानार्थ सेवाओं जैसे लाभ प्रदान करेगा?

(a) Federal Bank / फेडरल बैंक

(b) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(c) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(e)

Exp. Bharti Airtel partnered with Axis Bank to issue co-branded credit card

Bharti Airtel partnered with Axis Bank Limited to launch ‘Airtel Axis Bank Credit Card’ that will offer benefits such as cashbacks, special discounts, digital vouchers and complimentary services to Airtel’s more than 34 crore customers.

This partnership will also cover future collaboration on cyber security, data and cloud centres.

The partnership helps in penetrating into tier-2 and tier-3 markets by enabling higher adoption of digitised payments for financial offerings.

Financial offerings will include co-branded credit cards, pre-approved instant loans and buy now pay later offerings among others.

Q.14. Microsoft has announced to set up India’s largest datacentre region in ________________________.

माइक्रोसॉफ्ट ने _________________ में भारत का सबसे बड़ा डाटासेंटर क्षेत्र स्थापित करने की घोषणा की है।

(a) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(b) Mumbai / मुंबई

(c) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(d) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(e) Pune / पुणे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(c)

Exp. Microsoft to set up India’s largest datacentre region in Hyderabad

Tech giant, Microsoft has announced to set up its fourth data centre in India in Hyderabad, Telangana. Hyderabad Data centre will be one of the largest data centres in India and will be operational by 2025.

Microsoft already has a data centre in three Indian regions across Pune, Mumbai, and Chennai. The new data centre will add to the growing demand for Microsoft’s cloud services from both the private enterprises as well as the government sector.

To set up the data centre, Microsoft has signed a definitive agreement with the Telangana state government with a total investment of Rs 15,000 crore.

Q.15. Aarushi Verma from Delhi has been selected to represent India at the 2041 Climate Force Antarctica Expedition which is set to be held in March 2022. She is related to which sport?

दिल्ली की आरुषि वर्मा को 2041 जलवायु बल अंटार्कटिका अभियान में भारत का प्रतिनिधित्व करने के लिए चुना गया है जो मार्च 2022 में आयोजित होने वाली है। वह किस खेल से संबंधित हैं?

(a) Shooting / शूटिंग

(b) Table Tennis / टेबल टेनिस

(c) Badminton / बैडमिंटन

(d) High Jump / ऊंची कूद

(e) Javelin Throw / भाला फेंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(a)

Exp. Aarushi Verma selected to represent India at 2041 Climate Force Antarctica Expedition

Aarushi Verma, a national-level shooter and an environmentalist hailing from Delhi has been selected to represent India at the 2041 Climate Force Antarctica Expedition which is set to be held in March 2022.

Aarushi Verma is a national level shooter in Pistol and trap shooting and a State & Northern India Champion & National medalist, and an active environmentalist. She will be fully supported and sponsored by The Hans Foundation.

2041 Climate Force Antarctica Expedition is a global initiative to train and develop the next generation of sustainability champions and to help corporations with their sustainability solutions. This carbon negative’ expedition also aims to inspire, develop and train the next generation of leaders to promote a more sustainable future. This also includes the ‘Leadership on the edge’ program

2041 Climate Force is derived from the year which marks the Madrid Protocol protecting Antarctica from exploitation would come up for debate, revision, and/ or possible cancellation. The participants of the expedition will graduate as ‘Ambassadors for the Antarctic’.

Q.16. Who among the following has become first woman cricketer to appear at six Cricket World Cup?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन छह क्रिकेट विश्व कप में भाग लेने वाली पहली महिला क्रिकेटर बन गई है?

(a) Smriti Mandhana / स्मृति मंधाना

(b) Mithali Raj / मिताली राज

(c) Jhulan Goswami / झूलन गोस्वामी

(d) Shafali Verma / शैफाली वर्मा

(e) Harmanpreet Kaur / हरमनप्रीत कौर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(b)

Exp. Mithali Raj became first woman cricketer to appear at six Cricket World Cup

Indian women cricket team captain, Mithali Raj has become the first woman to appear in six World Cups. She is the only third cricketer overall to play six world cups after Sachin Tendulkar and Javed Miandad.

Sachin is the only Indian cricketer to feature in six World Cups. She has played in ICC women’s cricket world cup events in 2000, 2005, 2009, 2013, 2017 and now in 2022. 2022 edition of ICC women’s cricket world cup is being held in New Zealand.

In the women’s game, the Indian batter surpassed former New Zealand cricketers, Debbie Hockley and Charlotte Edwards of England. Fast bowler Jhulan Goswami stands second on the list with five World Cup appearances.

Q.17. On which date International Women’s Day is celebrated all over the world?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय महिला दिवस किस तारीख को पूरे विश्व में मनाया जाता है?

(a) 7 March / 7 मार्च

(b) 8 March / 8 मार्च

(c) 9 March / 9 मार्च

(d) 10 March / 10 मार्च

(e) 11 March / 11 मार्च

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(b)

Exp. 8 March: International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8 to recognise the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

The event celebrates women’s achievements and raises awareness about women’s equality and lobbies for accelerated gender parity.

International Women’s Day was observed for the first time in 1911. The United Nations began celebrating International Women’s Day in the International Women’s Year, 1975.

Q.18. What was the theme for International Women’s Day 2022?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय महिला दिवस 2022 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights

(b) Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives

(c) Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow

(d) Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world

(e) Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030

Answer & Explanation
Ans.18.(c)

Exp. 8 March: International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8 to recognise the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

The event celebrates women’s achievements and raises awareness about women’s equality and lobbies for accelerated gender parity.

International Women’s Day was observed for the first time in 1911. The United Nations began celebrating International Women’s Day in the International Women’s Year, 1975.

Theme 2022: “gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”.

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