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1. Which country’s satellite ‘Merah Putih-2’ has recently been launched by SpaceX under its 300th Falcon 9 mission?

  1. Indonesia
  2. India
  3. Philippines
  4. Japan

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  1. Indonesia

2. Who is the first woman from a developing country to recently become the Director of the ‘Global Environment Facility’ of the World Bank?

  1. Ritu Bahri
  2. Radha Raturi
  3. Sonia Gokani
  4. Geeta Batra

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4. Geeta Batra

3. Who is the bowler who recently created the history of taking the most wickets for India in Tests at home?

 

  1. Kuldeep Yadav
  2. Ravichandran Ashwin
  3. Mohammed Shami
  4. Mohammad Siraj

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2. Ravichandran Ashwin

4. Who will launch the country’s first ‘Virtual ATM’?

  1. Paymart
  2. Paytm
  3. Airtel
  4. phonepe

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  1. Paymart

5. According to NITI Aayog’s Consumer Expenditure Survey, what is the average per capita monthly expenditure in rural areas in the country?

 

  1. Rs 5,773
  2. Rs 6,773
  3. Rs 4,773
  4. Rs 3,773

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4. Rs 3,773

6. Recently, how much budget has PM Narendra Modi released for the world’s largest grain storage scheme?

 

  1. Rs 1.25 lakh crore
  2. 50 thousand crore rupees
  3. 75 thousand crore rupees
  4. Rs 1.50 lakh crore

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  1. Rs 1.25 lakh crore

7. Where has Indian squash player Abhay Singh recently won the Goodfellow Classic PSA Challenger Tour?

 

  1. Spain
  2. Canada
  3. Britain
  4. France

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2. Canada

8. Who has recently developed India’s first septic tank cleaning robot ‘Homosep Atom’?

  1. IIT Mumbai
  2. IIT Rishikesh
  3. IIT Madras
  4. IIT Kanpur

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3. IIT Madras

9. Where has recently Union Minister Anurag Singh Thakur announced the establishment of A Film Certification Facility Office?

  1. Goa
  2. Andhra Pradesh
  3. Chandigarh
  4. Maharashtra

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3. Chandigarh

10. Who has recently launched “Savera” program for early detection of breast cancer?

  1. Haryana
  2. Uttar Pradesh
  3. Karnataka
  4. Odisha

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  1. Haryana

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National

MoHUA launched Swachhotsav, a three-week cleanliness campaign led by women

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri introduced ‘Swachhotsav’, a three-week campaign led by women under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban). Various events and activities will occur in cities to honor women from diverse backgrounds. Additionally, the Ministry announced the first edition of the Women Icons Leading Sanitation and Waste Management (WINS) Challenge-2023. This challenge aims to acknowledge impactful women entrepreneurs or enterprises dedicated to urban cleanliness. Nominations for the WINS Awards-2023 will commence on International Women’s Day.

International

Amir Tamim names Sheikh Mohammed as Qatar’s new prime minister

Qatar’s Amir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, named Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani as the new prime minister, replacing former Prime Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani. Sheikh Mohammed, who previously served as deputy prime minister, took over the role after Sheikh Khalid resigned. Sheikh Khalid had been appointed as Qatar’s prime minister and minister of interior in January 2020.

Qatar Quick Facts:

  • Capital: Doha
  • Currency: Qatari riyal
  • Emir of Qatar: Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

State

Manik Saha becomes the 13th Chief Minister of Tripura after taking the oath of office

Manik Saha was sworn in as Tripura’s 13th Chief Minister for the second time after the BJP won in the February 16 Assembly elections. Eight other ministers also took the oath. Governor Satyadeo Narayan Arya administered the oath to Mr. Saha and the other ministers in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Union Home Minister Amit Shah met with TIPRA Motha chief Pradyot Bikram Manikya Debbarma and 13 MLAs from his party. Four of the new ministers served in the previous government. The Council of Ministers in the 60-member House can have up to 12 members.

Key points for competitive exams:

  • Tripura Capital: Agartala
  • Tripura Governor: Satyadeo Narain Arya

Conrad Sangma has been inaugurated as the Chief Minister of Meghalaya for a second time

Conrad Kongkal Sangma took the oath as Meghalaya’s chief minister for the second time with Prime Minister Narendra Modi present. Governor Phagu Chauhan administered the oath to Sangma, along with his two deputies and nine other ministers. Sangma won from the South Tura constituency with a margin of 5,016 votes against Bharatiya Janata Party’s Bernard N Marak, according to the Election Commission of India data on March 2.

Meghalaya:

  • Capital: Shillong
  • Chief Minister: Conrad Kongkal Sangma
  • Governor: Phagu Chauhan

Women in Kerala celebrate Attukal Pongala with great enthusiasm

On March 7, thousands of women gathered at Attukal Bhagavathy temple for Attukal Pongala, the ninth day of a 10-day women-focused festival. At 2:30 pm, 300 priests were appointed for a sanctification ceremony, and Thiruvananthapuram city is bustling with festivity.

Appointments

Group Captain Shaliza Dhami is the first woman to lead a frontline combat unit in the Indian Air Force

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has appointed Group Captain Shaliza Dhami as the first woman officer to lead a frontline combat unit in the Western sector. This marks the first time in IAF history that a woman has been chosen to command a frontline combat unit, specifically a missile squadron in the Western sector.

 

Savlon India names Sachin Tendulkar as the world’s first ‘Hand Ambassador’

Savlon named Sachin Tendulkar as its first ‘Hand Ambassador’ for its Swasth India Mission. The campaign includes videos with Sachin Tendulkar’s hand as the main focus, highlighting the significance of hand hygiene.

Banking

Kotak Mutual Fund starts ‘DigitALL’ campaign for International Women’s Day

Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company (Kotak Mutual Fund) started a digital campaign named ‘DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality,’ advocating for digital inclusion for everyone using the hashtag #IncludeAll. The campaign video features female employees from Kotak group sharing how they support and empower other women by teaching them digital skills.

RBI reports a 50% surge in daily UPI transactions, reaching 36 crore

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das mentioned that payments via UPI have surged significantly over the last year. Daily transactions have reached 36 crore, a 50% increase from 24 crore in February 2022. In terms of value, these transactions amount to Rs 6.27 lakh crore, up by 17% from Rs 5.36 lakh crore in February 2022. Das shared this information during the launch of the Digital Payments Awareness Week at the RBI headquarters.

Summits and Conferences

The 23rd Commonwealth Law Conference kicks off in Goa

The 23rd Commonwealth Law Conference began with an opening ceremony led by Goa Governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai. It’s taking place from March 5-9, 2023, and notable attendees include Union Minister for Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju and Chief Minister of Goa Dr. Pramod Sawant. Over 500 delegates from 52 countries are participating in the five-day conference.

ASEAN-India Business Summit of 2023

The 5th ASEAN-India Business Summit happened on March 6, 2023, in Kuala Lumpur. Speakers and attendees from ASEAN and India met to talk about improving business connections, connectivity, and supply chain strength through stronger cooperation between ASEAN and India. The Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology spoke at the summit.

 

The gathering of Qatar’s ministers to discuss cooperation among southern countries

A meeting on South-South Cooperation was held during LDC5 to find practical solutions to support the goals of the DPoA. It involved representatives from the global South, traditional development partners, and was organized by OHRLLS, Qatar (host country), Malawi (Chair of LDCs), and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation.

Awards

Union Minister of State, Dr. L. Murugan, presents the 8th National Photography Awards

Dr. L. Murugan, the Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, awarded the 8th National Photography prizes in New Delhi. Thirteen awards were given out today, with six awards each for the Professional and Amateur categories. The theme for the Professional category was “Life and Water,” and for the Amateur category, it was “Cultural Heritage of India.”

David Chipperfield won the 2023 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Sir David Alan Chipperfield, a renowned civic architect, urban planner, and activist, has been chosen as the 2023 Laureate of The Pritzker Architecture Prize, widely recognized as the most prestigious award in architecture worldwide. Chipperfield’s distinguished career spans more than 40 years and encompasses over 100 projects, covering a variety of building types such as civic, cultural, and academic structures, as well as residences and urban planning initiatives across Asia, Europe, and North America. His extensive portfolio reflects a diverse range of architectural styles and locations, showcasing his significant impact on the built environment over the past four decades.

Important Days

International Women’s Day in 2023 celebrated the theme, honored historical achievements, and highlighted pertinent facts

Every March 8, the world observes International Women’s Day to promote women’s rights. In 2023, the focus was on issues like gender equality, abortion access, and ending violence against women. The United Nations marked the day with the theme “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality.”

March 8, 2023, marked No Smoking Day

Every March 8th, we observe No Smoking Day. Quitting smoking is tough, even though we know it’s bad for us. This year’s focus is on how quitting can make our brains healthier. The day aims to support people who want to quit and raise awareness about smoking’s health effects.

Obituaries

Sad news: Satish Kaushik, a seasoned actor and director, has passed away at the age of 67

Actor, writer, and director Satish Kaushik, aged 67, has passed away. Born on April 13, 1965, in Haryana, Kaushik began his film journey in the early 1980s after graduating from NSD and FTII. He was a versatile Indian artist, known for his work in acting, comedy, writing, directing, and producing. Starting from theatre, he later ventured into Bollywood.

 

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