Current Affairs | March 2-3, 2022

Current Affairs | March 2-3, 2022

This post, written in the manner of Daily GK one-liners, presents a concise summary of everyday events on March 2-3, 2022, to aid you in your preparation for the upcoming Kerala PSC, UPSC, SSC, Banking, Railways, and other competitive examinations.

Daily Current Affairs

March 2-3, 2022

Important Days & Events

March 3

  • World Hearing Day.
    • Theme – To hear for life, listen with care!
    • By WHO.
  • World Wildlife Day.
    • Theme – Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration.
World Wildlife Day

March 2

  • 73rd death anniversary of Sarojini Naidu.
    • First woman Governor in the Dominion of India (United Provinces).
    • Second female President of the Indian National Congress (1925). 

New Appointments

  • New Chairman of NAAC  Dr. Bhushan Patwardhan.
    • NAAC  
      • National Assessment and Accreditation Council.
      • an autonomous body under UGC.
      • Formed on – September 5, 1994.
      • First Director – Prof. Arun Nigavekar.
      • Founding Chairman – Prof. Ram Reddy.
  • New MD & CEO of LIC Mutual Fund  T. S. Ramakrishnan.

National & International


  • What is India's position in the 16th edition of Knight Frank's The Wealth Report 2022? Third.
    • most number of billionaires’ population globally in 2021 (145 billionaires).
    • 1st – USA (748) & 2nd – China (554).
    • City-wise in India: 1st – Bengaluru & 2nd – Delhi.
  • Top-performing state in India with a population of over one crore in terms of per capita net state domestic product at current prices growth rate – Telangana
    • As per the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation data.
    • Telangana –
      • Formed on – 2014 June 3.
      • Capital – Hyderabad.
      • Governor – Tamilisai Soundararajan.
      • CM – K. Chandrashekar Rao.
      • Main Rivers – Godavari, Krishna, Tungabhadra, Bhima, Manjira, Musi & Paleru.
  • Which organization is behind the development of a National Gender Index to track progress and identify remaining gaps in gender equality in order to make informed policy decisions? Niti Aayog.
  • What is India's rank in Global Gender Gap Report 2021 published by the World Economic Forum? 140. (out of 156).
  • 'How Indians View Gender Roles in Families and Society' report was released by  Pew Research Center.
  • The Union government has authorized the production and import of machine-made polyester national flags. Which statute was amended to do this? 2002 Flag Code of India.
  • Which city hosted the 3rd edition of the NIC Tech conclave? New Delhi.
    • Theme  Next-Gen Technologies for Digital Government.
    • Organized by  National Informatics Centre NIC.
  • Kukis are the tribal people of – Manipur, Mizoram & Assam.
  • What did President Ram Kovind inaugurate in Rashtrapati Bhavan's President's Estate with the goal of publicizing the value of Ayurvedic herbs and their benefits for the people? Arogya Vanam.
    •  6.6 acres of land with 215 types of medicinal plants have been developed in the shape of a human sitting in the Yoga Mudra.
Arogya Vanam
  • In which Indian state was the first ambulance for street animals launched? Tamil Nadu (Chennai).
    • Jointly by Blue Cross of India and the international animal welfare organization 'Four Paw.'
  • Who resigned as the MD and director of the board of BharatPe? Ashneer Grover,
    •  co-founder & MD of BharatPe, 
  • Which bank announced the launch of 'Project Banksakhi' in Odisha? Bank of Maharashtra (BoM).
    • Jointly with Mahagram.
  • Name the integrated watershed development project in Rajasthan established by PNB Housing Finance's CSR arm, Pehel Foundation –  Jal Khushhali.
    • along with SM Sehgal Foundation, a Gurugram-based NGO.

Projects & Schemes

  • The Webinar on 'PM GatiShakti: Creating Synergy for Accelerated Economic Growth' was organized by – Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).
  • Name the Ministry of Earth Sciences initiative, which is presently in its third phase and aids in the forecast of Monsoon climate and weather – Monsoon Mission (III).
    • First launched in – 2012.
  • International Monsoons Project Office (IMPO) has been inaugurated at – Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune.
  • As part of International Women's Week, Smrithi Irani, the Minister of Women and Child Development, has initiated a project that emphasizes psycho-social well-being and aims to enhance the mental health of women in India. Identify the Project – Stree Manoraksha Project.
    • in collaboration with NIMHANS (National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences), Bengaluru.
  • The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) is prepared to launch a new scheme for a guaranteed return scheme, which would give savers and salaried individuals an investing alternative. What's the name of this scheme? Minimum Assured Return Scheme (MARS).


  • Which countries abstained from UNSC Vote over Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine? India, China & UAE.
    • Russia, being the president and chair of the UNSC, vetoed the resolution.
    • United Nations Security Council – 
      • Formed in – 1945 October 24.
      • Headquarters – New York.
      • Members – 15 (5 permanent).
      • Permanent members – USA, UK, France, China & Russia.
  • The second largest city in Ukraine – Kharkiv.
  • What weaponry has Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch accused Russia of employing in Ukraine? Cluster bombs & vacuum bombs.
    • Vacuum bombs also known as Thermobaric weapons or aerosol bombs use oxygen from the air for a large, high-temperature blast which causes greater devastation in the area it is deployed.
  • Name the $500 million US deal to build power and road infrastructure projects in Nepal – Millennium Challenge Corporation Nepal Compact.
    • The biggest American financial pledge to Nepal so far was signed in 2017 by MCC, but it was stymied by red tape and accusations of undermining Nepal's sovereignty. 


  • In the 9th annual edition of Down To Earth Magazine's State of India's Environment 2022 report, what is Kerala's position in the state/UT-wise preparedness category to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030? First.
    •  released by – Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
    • Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change – Bhupender Yadav.
State of India's Environment 2022

  • Name the Malayali who has been appointed as the new General Manager Operations of the BCCI  Abey Kuruvilla.

Science & Technology

  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) GOES-T satellite was sent into orbit by which organization? NASA.
    • GOES-T – 
      • via Atlas V rocket.
      • 3rd satellite in the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)-R series.
      •  will be renamed GOES-18 after reaching geostationary orbit.
  • Name the Google subscription service launched in India that will provide Android device users access to over 1,000 apps and games without advertisements or in-app purchases – Play Pass.
Play Pass
  • Who is the new CEO of Digital India Corporation and the National e-Governance Division (NeGD) of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)? Abhishek Singh.
  • Which institution is now striving to create a first-of-its-kind AI-powered big data search engine to aid law enforcement? Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT-K) 
  • IIT Kanpur
    Which institute created a unique nanoparticle-based biodegradable carbonid-metabolite (BioDCM) capable of protecting agricultural crops, particularly rice crops, against fungal and bacterial infections? IIT Kanpur.
    • Metabolite  the final product of metabolism (also known as the process of food conversation that’s derived from naturally occurring common soil fungus).
  • Name the three-day event jointly organized by the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT-R) and National Institute of Hydrology Roorkee (NIH-R) – Roorkee Water Conclave (RWC).
    • Theme  Water Security for Sustainable Development.
    • Union minister for Jal Shakti  Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.

Armed Forces

  • New General Officer Commanding of Spear Corps – Lieutenant General R.C. Tiwari.
  • The 19th edition of the India-US Military Cooperation Group MCG meeting was held at – Agra (UP).
  • The Indian Navy recently staged an entertaining operational display as well as a colorful International City Parade at RK Beach in Visakhapatnam. It was a part of _____ exercise – MILAN-2022.  
  • Which Indian educational institution developed soft recovery system (SRS) technology for supersonic projectiles in collaboration with Ordnance Factory Medak (OFMK)? Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT-K).
    • Jointly with Lucknow-based thinktank Future Crime Research Foundation.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Who has been stripped of the Olympic Orders by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Ukraine? Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Chernyshenko (Deputy Prime Minister of Russia) & Dmitry Kozak (Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office).
    • International Olympic Committee – 
      • Founded –1894 June 23 (Paris).
      • Founder – Pierre de Coubertin.
      • Headquarters – Lausanne, Switzerland.
      • President – Thomas Bach.

Books & Authors

  • Author of 'Udaan Ek Majdoor Bachhe Ki' – Mithilesh Tiwari.
    • About Captain A.D. Manek, the founder of 'The Skyline Aviation Club' in 1986.


  • Name the First Indian Shooter who won the gold medal at the International Sports Federation World Cup – Saurabh Chaudhary.
    • Men’s 10m Air Pistol Event.
Saurabh Chaudhary
  • Venue of International Sports Federation World Cup – Egypt.
  • Host of 31st Southeast Asian Games – Vietnam.
    • Duration – May 12-23, 2022.
    • 40 sports with 526 events.
    • Vietnam is hosting the games for the second time, the first time being 2003.
  • Winners of Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 – Dabang Delhi.
    • Runner up – Patna Pirates.
  • Winners of 2nd LG Cup Ice Hockey Championship 2022 – Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre.
    • Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh – R.K. Mathur.

We hope you found our March 2nd and 3rd, 2022 Current Affairs post useful. Aspirants for the Kerala PSC and other competitive examinations should keep up to date on current events and static GK articles, which contribute to around 20-30% of questions in any job-oriented exam nowadays.

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