Current Affairs | March 1, 2022

Current Affairs | March 1, 2022

This post, written in the manner of GK one-liners, presents a concise summary of everyday events on March 1, 2022, to aid you in your preparation for the upcoming Kerala PSC, UPSC, SSC, Banking, Railways, and other competitive examinations.

Current Affairs

March 1, 2022

Important Days & Events

March 1

Zero Discrimination Day 2022
  • Zero Discrimination Day.
    • Theme – Remove laws that harm, create laws that empower.
    • By United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
      • Formed on – July 26, 1994.
      • Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland.
  • World Civil Defence Day.
    • Theme – Civil defence and management of displaced populations in face of disasters and crises; role of volunteers and the fight against pandemics.
  • 17th Foundation Day of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights.
  • 20th Foundation Day of BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency).
    • Headquarters – SEWA Bhavan, New Delhi.

March 1 to 7

  • Janaushadhi Diwas Week.
    • 4th.
    • Theme – Jan Aushadhi-Jan Upyogi.
    • By the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.

March 1 to 8

  • International Women’s Day Week
    • by Ministry of Women & Child Development.

New Appointments

  • First Woman Chairperson of SEBI – Madhabi Puri Buch.
  • New Chairman of Bank of Baroda (BoB) – Hasmukh Adhia (Former Finance Secretary).

National & International


  • What is the name of the operation launched by Govt. of India to evacuate Indian nationals stranded in Ukraine? Operation Ganga.
    • Through land boundaries of Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia & Moldova.
    • Boeing 787 plane (Dreamliner) is the airline under operation.
    • Govt will bear the travel charges of the students.
Operation Ganga
  • The bi-lateral swap agreement of USD 75 million was signed between India and _____ – Japan.
  • What is India's rank on 17 SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) adopted as a part of the 2030 agenda by 192 United Nations member states? 120. (slipped by 3 places than in 2021).
  • Which eminent personality turned down the offer to become MD & CEO of Air India due to opposition raised by RSS? Ilker Ayci (former Chairman of Turkish Airlines).

Projects & Schemes

  • For how many years did the Indian government has approved the continuation of the Immigration Visa Foreigners Registration Tracking (IVFRT) Scheme? 5 years.
  • Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) was launched in – 2008.
  • Name the Ministry of Education's campaign to teach people 100+ phrases of everyday usage in as many as 22 scheduled Indian languages – Bhasha Certificate Selfie/Language Certificate Selfie.
    • To promote Bhasha Sangam mobile app.


  • World’s first plant-derived COVID-19 vaccine – Covifenz.
    •  developed by Medicago Inc. & GlaxoSmithKline Plc.
  • First country in the world to authorize the use of the plant-based COVID-19 vaccine, Covifenz – Canada.
  • Which country became the largest recipient of US-based COVID-19 vaccines? Bangladesh.
  • Name the world's largest cargo plane, which was destroyed near Kyiv during the Russian invasion –Antonov AN-225 Mriya.
Antonov AN-225 Mriya

  • Name the straits in the Black Sea that Turkey has blocked off to warships from any country, possibly limiting Russian vessels' transit from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea – Bosphorus & Dardanelles straits.
    • By implementing Montreux Convention.

Science & Technology

  • First electronic-waste eco-park of India will be set up in – Delhi.
    • Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi – Manish Sisodia.
  • What is the name of the new impact crater discovered by geologists near Heilongjiang Province of China? Yilan Crater.
    • The largest crater on Earth is under 100,000 years old.
  • China set a domestic record of launching how many satellites into space? 22.
    • via Long-March 8 rocker.
  • Which institute recently hosted the OCEANS 2022 conference, a bi-annual event of global marine researchers for the first time in India along with Indian Institute of Technology Madras Research Park at Chennai? National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT).

Armed Forces

  • What is the name of the 3rd edition of the annual joint military exercise between India and Japan?  Dharma Guardian 2022.
    • 12-day exercise.
    • From February 27 to March 10, 2022 
    • Location – Belgaum, Karnataka.
    • Between – 15th battalion of the Maratha Light Infantry regiment & 30th Infantry Regiment of Japanese Ground Self Defence Forces (JGSDF).

Awards & Recognitions

  • First Indian recipient of the Boltzmann medal – Prof. Deepak Dhar.
    • Shared the gold medal of 2022 with John J. Hopfield (Princeton University, US).
    • Awarded to physicists for their contributions to novel statistical mechanics results.
Prof. Deepak Dhar

Books & Authors

  • Autobiography of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin – Ungalil Oruvan (One Among You).


  • First Indian to win a silver in Para Archery World Championships – Pooja Jatyan.
    • Venue – Dubai (UAE).
    • Gold Medal Winner of Para Archery World Championships – Patrilli Vincenza (Italy).
  • Which country was stripped of its venue to host World Men's Volleyball Championship in March 2022? Russia.
  • Winner of Mexican Open for the 4th time – Rafal Nadal.
    • Defeated Cameron Norrie (UK).
  • Youngest and oldest person to win Mexican Open – Rafal Nadal.


Sonny Ramadhin
  •  Name the Legendary West Indies spinner who passed away at the age of 92 – Sonny Ramadhin.
    • Holds the record for throwing most balls in test innings (1957).

We hope you found our post on Current Affairs for March 1st, 2022, informative. Aspirants for the Kerala PSC and other competitive exams should stay current on current events and static GK articles, which account for around 20-30% of questions in any test nowadays.

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