Bank of Maharashtra launches “Project Banksakhi” in Odisha


1.NITI Aayog, a think tank of the Government of India, is developing the National Gender Index

NITI Aayog a National Gender Indexis in the process of developing. The National Gender Index aims to identify persistent gaps in gender equality to measure progress and make informed policy decisions. It will serve as a tool to map the progress of the States and Union Territories of India on defined gender matrix and lay the foundation for positive change. This information has been released in the Annual Report 2021-22 of NITI Aayog. NITI Aayog has also developed a draft State Energy and Climate Index to assess the performance of states on indicators such as viability and competitiveness of discoms; access, affordability and reliability of energy; Clean Energy Initiative; energy efficiency; production capability; and environmental sustainability and new initiatives. The index will help the states to manage their energy resources efficiently and provide better access to energy to the people.

2.US and its allies decide to separate ‘select’ Russian banks from ‘SWIFT’ system

In the wake of the Russian attack on Ukraine , the US and its allies have decided to isolate select Russian banks from the global financial communication system ‘ SWIFT ‘ and impose restrictive measures against Russia’s central bank . The leaders of the US, the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Britain and Canada on Saturday decided to set up a joint task force to track and crack down on the assets of banned Russian companies and oligarchs. Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT )It is the world’s leading banking communication service, connecting approximately 11,000 banks and financial institutions in more than 200 countries, including India. The Belgium-based system is considered very important for the smooth running of the global financial system and if Russia gets out of it, it will prove to be a big setback for it.

3.Delhi government to organize ‘Business Blasters Investment Summit and Expo’

Business Blasters Investment Summit and Expo with an aim to provide a big platform to young entrepreneurs from Delhi Govt .Will organize The summit will be held on March 5. During the event, 100 or more business ideas will be showcased by student entrepreneurs. This will provide an opportunity to various investors to invest directly in the project of their choice. Students who will qualify for the final round of this summit, along with getting exposure for their ideas, will be invited to visit Delhi University of Skills and Entrepreneurship (DSEU), Delhi Technological University (DTU), Netaji Subhas Technological University (NSUT), And there will be direct admission in various state universities like Indira Gandhi Delhi Women’s Technical University (IGDTUW). Investors from across the country have been invited to participate in the expo and to invest in the ideas of the students as well as encourage the student entrepreneurs from the government schools of Delhi.

4.Delhi government to launch ‘Delhi Science Innovation Hub’

“ Science Innovation Hub ” in a school run by it in Delhi Government Kautilya Enclave“Going to develop. Delhi Science Innovation Hub comprises of all modern and latest facilities, like a planetarium which is a museum to provide advanced knowledge of scientific culture and temperament to the students. With the help of Innovation Hub, students will be able to meet their growing educational needs. This hub will be developed because, there is always a public demand to provide adequate educational infrastructure, so that students can get quality education near their homes. Science Innovation Hub will be ready in two and a half years at a cost of more than Rs 5 crore. It will include an auditorium, a planetarium, a library, a museum with science and technology objects, art and model experiential galleries of the latest innovations and trends, collectibles, instruments, simulation systems equipment and materials.

5.Professor Deepak Dhar becomes the first Indian selected for the Boltzmann Medal

Physicist Professor, Deepak Dhar has become the first Indian to be awarded the Boltzmann Medal . The Commission on Statistical Physics of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) awards this medal once in three years for contributions to the field of statistical physics. The medal presentation ceremony will be held on the sidelines of the Statfizz28 conference to be held in Tokyo in August this year. He shared the medal with John J Hofield of Princeton University . Professor Dhar is currently Emeritus Faculty at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune.

6.Indian Air Force involved in Operation Ganga to evacuate Indian citizens from conflict-torn Ukraine

The Indian Air Force has joined the Ganga campaign to bring back Indians stranded in Ukraine . Three Indian Air Force aircraft departed from Hindon Airbase for Romania, Hungary and Poland. The IAF’s C-17 transport aircraft first took off for Romania. Tents, blankets and other humanitarian relief materials have been sent through these aircraft. In order to make Operation Ganga run faster, the Prime Minister asked the Indian Air Force to join this operation.

7.Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launches e-bill processing system

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched the e-bill processing system on March 2 . This will be another step to enhance transparency, efficiency and a faceless-paperless payment system. Suppliers and contractors will now be able to submit their claims online which will be trackable on real time basis. It was announced in this year’s Union Budget. In the inaugural session of the 46th Civil Accounts Day, Smt. Sitaraman referred to the efforts of the Government with technology to facilitate the campaign of financial inclusion in the country. 46th Civil Accounts Day was celebrated on 2nd March 2022 at Dr. Ambedkar International Centre, Janpath, New Delhi.

8.Assam government has decided to establish ‘Namghar’ (Vaishnava Math) on social reformer Srimanta Sankardev.

On February 27, 2022, the Government of Assam decided to establish ‘ Namghars ‘ ( Vaishnava monasteries ) at the places where 15th century saint and social reformer Srimanta Sankardeva migrated from Batradav (Assam) to Cooch Behar (West Bengal) . Spent at least one night during the visit . The Assam government is also planning to start special bus service under ASTC for pilgrims to cover those places . The announcement was made during the 91st annual session of Shrimant Sankardev Sangha at Naharkatiya in Dibrugarh district . To meet the salary expenses of government employees6 crore per year to Mahapurush Shrimant Sankardev University . Srimanta Sankardeva was an Assamese saint-scholar, playwright, musician, poet, dancer, actor and socio-religious reformer of the 15th–16th centuries. He was an important figure in the cultural and religious history of Assam. He is widely credited with building past cultural relics and devising new forms of theatrical performance (ankiya naat, bhaona), music (Borgeet), literary language (Brajavali) and dance (Satriya). He was a multi-faceted spiritual leader of the 15th and 16th centuries. He was a great soul who infused the nationalist spirit among the Assamese people. Sankaradeva inspired the Bhakti movement in Assam like Guru Nanak, Namdev, Ramananda, Kabir, Basava and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

9.Madhya Pradesh included in Guinness Book of World Records

Ujjain has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for lighting more than 11 lakh diyas simultaneously on the occasion of Mahashivratri in Madhya Pradesh .

10.Kerala High Court bench justifies the ban imposed on Media One TV channel

A division bench of the Kerala High Court has upheld the order of a single bench with regard to the ban imposed on Media One TV channel . The court dismissed the petition of the channel owners, employees and the Kerala Journalists Association against the order of the single bench. Recently, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting refused to renew the broadcast license of Media One channel. This step is taken by the Ministry of Home Affairs.Raised after the rejection of security clearance for the renovation of Media One. A division bench of Chief Justice S. Manikumar and Justice Shaji P. Chali said that on perusal of confidential files submitted by the Ministry of Home Affairs, it was found that the renewal of Media One is a threat to national security. The single bench had also said in its order that after going through the intelligence reports, it was appropriate to set aside the security clearance of the channel.

11.Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses webinar on ‘Technology Samarth Vikas’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that technology will play an important role in making the country self-reliant. Technology Based Development in Union BudgetAddressing a webinar organized to discuss the implementation of the announcements related to AIDS, Shri Modi said that technology is a medium to empower the common citizen of the country and a strong foundation to make the country self-reliant. Shri Modi said that the government has taken many new initiatives to make the country self-reliant through technology. The budget for the year 2022-23 has broadly focused on fast emerging areas like artificial intelligence, geospatial systems, drones, semiconductors, genomics, space technology. Shri Modi said that science is universal but technology should be local. He has done animation, visual effects, There are huge employment opportunities for the youth in gaming and comics ie AVGC sectors. He emphasized on promoting the AVGC sectors to meet the demands of the Indian and global markets by building capacity.

12.Brisbane (Australia) hit by rain bomb incident

A variety of extreme meteorological events occur around the Earth . A rain bomb , sometimes referred to as a microburst , is one of them. Rain bombs are destructive in nature. Rain bombs are also known as wet microbursts. Most recently, Brisbane (Australia)The incident has caused many deaths due to power outages, and school closures as well as flash floods. A microburst is a small column of sinking air known as a downdraft that forms in a thunderstorm and is less than or equal to 2.5 miles in diameter. Microbursts can cause significant surface damage and can be life-threatening. Wet microbursts and dry microbursts are the two main varieties of microbursts. Wet microbursts are accompanied by a lot of precipitation.

13.India’s first ambulance for street animals launched in Tamil Nadu

India’s first ambulance for street animals has been launched in Chennai, Tamil Nadu . It has been started by the Blue Cross of India in collaboration with the International Animal Welfare Organization ” Four Paw “. Justice Dr. Anita Sumanth of Madras High Court launched the ambulance. The Stray Animal Care Program will be a “Hospital on Wheels” with an onboard vet to provide on-site treatment to injured and sick street animals. Apart from the Veterinarian, the Animal Ambulance will also include a Para Veterinary-Worker-cum-Driver. The ambulance will include a treatment table, two fans, an inverter, a fridge, and drawers for sterile products and bandages. It comes with a washbasin, an anti-skid shock-absorbing mat, a stretcher trolley, a retractable doctor’s seat, a retractable tarpaulin, dog catching equipment, two movable cages for keeping dogs and an overhead cupboard. Will come There will also be provision for giving intravenous fluids and oxygen on board.

14.Bank of Maharashtra launches “Project Banksakhi” in Odisha

Public Sector Lender, Bank of Maharashtra (BoM) has announced the launch of “ Project Banksakhi ” in Odisha in association with Mahagram and Subivesh India Finance Services Pvt Ltd for online bank account opening . It will provide door-to-door and hassle free access to the people of Odisha to open bank accounts. The people of Odisha are using our innovative customer-friendly financial services and enjoying the best customer experience across digital and physical touchpoints.

15.Center approves continuation of seven sub-schemes for rehabilitation and relief of migrants and displaced

The Central Government has approved the proposal for continuation of seven sub-schemes under the flagship scheme on Rehabilitation and Relief of Migrants and Displaced . A total amount of one thousand 452 crores has been sanctioned for these sub-schemes during the period from 2021-22 to 2025-26 . Under the scheme, emphasis is laid on ensuring proper income of those people who were forced to migrate from their native place by bringing them into the economic mainstream. Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that with this step, assistance will be ensured to the beneficiaries. The scheme will also help the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, apart from those displaced from Chhamb, Tripura, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, apart from Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

16.Women’s Manoraksha Project launched for capacity building of One Stop Center

Launching the Women’s Manoraksha Project for capacity building of the One Stop Centre , Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani said that the project has been designed in such a way that it ends the cycle of violence against women. He said that the process of empowerment should start from childhood. He said that through the Women’s Manoraksha Project, the women facing atrocities have to be helped.

17.Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Shri Purushottam Rupala will inaugurate ‘Sagar Parikrama’ on March 5, 2022

Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Shri Purushottam Rupala , Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries , Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India and National Fisheries Development Board , Government of Gujarat , Fisheries Department, Indian Coast Guard, Fisheries Survey of India, Gujarat Maritime Board and various representatives of fishermen Will inaugurate ‘ Sagar Parikrama ‘ to be organized on 5th March 2022 in collaboration with Shyamiji Krishna Varma Memorial at Mandvi, Gujarat as part of ‘ Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav ‘This parikrama, starting from the beginning of the year, is an attempt to know the problems faced by the coastal fishermen. This parikrama will be organized in other districts of Gujarat and other states/UTs of the country in a phased manner.

18.UN releases report on climate change

The UN Climate Science Panel has warned in a major report that climate change is happening very quickly and humanity is not prepared for it. The report states that more than half of the world’s population is already exposed to dangerous climate impacts. This report states that by 2040, climate changeIt is expected to make the world hungry, sicker, far more dangerous and poorer with increasing threats. Governments have been asked to cut carbon emissions. By 2050, as seas rise, billions of people will face the risk of coastal flooding. According to this report, people, animals, plants, the economy and ecosystem are all at risk, with billions of people at risk and trillions of dollars in potential harm. Climate change is killing people and many more are dying of diseases, heat waves, air pollution, extreme weather and starvation. Even if global warming is limited to 1.5 °C, human life, livelihoods and security in North America will face risks from rising sea levels, severe storms and hurricanes, especially in the coastal areas of the region. Some places will become so hot that people will not be able to work outside and this will be a big problem in the agriculture sector.

19.India-Belgium completes 75 years of diplomatic relations

On February 25, 2022, a special logo was unveiled to commemorate 75 years of diplomatic relations between India and Belgium . Belgium was one of the first European countries to establish bilateral relations with India . The logo was released by the Belgian Ambassador to India Francois Delhe and Sandeep Chakraborty , who is the Joint Secretary and Head of the Europe West Division of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). This logo has a peacock, which is the national bird of India. The national flags of both the nations are depicted on either side of the peacock. The decision to establish diplomatic relations between India and Belgium was taken in January 1947 , when Jawaharlal NehruVK Krishna Menon was sent to Brussels to speak with the Belgian authorities . The Belgian government decided to establish diplomatic relations with India and open its embassy in Delhi in March 1947, five months before India’s independence . Since the establishment of diplomatic relations, there have been many high level visits between the two countries.

20.MyGov launches 14 episode “Sabka Vikas Mahaquiz” series

MyGov has launched “ Sabka Vikas Mahaquiz  series on 1st March, 2022 to create awareness among citizens about good governance . This is a one year long project. It has 14 episodes, hosted on . The objective of “Sabka Vikas Mahaquiz Series” is to make the participants aware about various government schemes and initiatives. The government is working to ensure basic needs through various programs and schemes for the overall welfare of all the citizens of the country, especially the poor and underprivileged sections of the society.

21.The sea phase of naval exercise MILAN-22 began on March 1, 2022

The sea phase of MILAN-22 has started from March 1, 2022 . A total of 26 ships, 21 aircraft and one submarine are participating in this multi-lateral naval exercise being conducted in the Bay of Bengal . This sea phase is scheduled till March 4 and involves advanced and complex exercises in all three dimensions of maritime operations. The maritime phase of MILAN is aimed at enhancing reciprocity and maritime cooperation and sharing of best practices among participating navies.

22.First ‘Smart Managed EV Charging Station’ launched by BSES

SES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) , a subsidiary of Reliance Infrastructure , has launched India’s first ‘ Smart Managed EV Charging Station ‘ in New Delhi . BYPL is backed by Bombay Suburban Electric Supply (BSES) . Call it Fortum Charge and Driveand will be the first ever BYPL managed Smart EV Charging Station. The Smart Managed EV Charging Station can charge up to five electric vehicles at the same time. The station is located in BYPL’s 11 KV Sub Station Building, Mayur Vihar Extension, New Delhi. According to the company, more such smart EV charging stations will be started in South, West, East and Central Delhi in the coming time. It is different from traditional EV charging stations, as this EV charging station can be installed with BYPL’s SCADA system. BSES is also preparing to play a big role in the emerging EV sector. BSES is planning to set up more such smart EV charging stations for public use.

23.Supreme Court asks Central Government to analyze ‘One Rank One Pension’ (OROP) policy

Recently, the Supreme Court has asked the central government to analyze how many people in the armed forces are getting ‘ One Rank One Pension ‘.‘ (OROP) policy has benefited. The Court also observed that the Centre’s stand on ‘One Rank One Pension’ paints a much exaggerated picture as compared to the facilities actually extended to the pensioners of the Armed Forces. ‘One Rank, One Pension’ (OROP) means that Armed Services Personnel retiring in the same rank and for the same length of service other than the date of retirement shall be given uniform pension. Prior to ‘One Rank, One Pension’, ex-servicemen used to get pension as per the recommendations of the Pay Commission. Uttar Pradesh and Punjab have the highest number of OROP beneficiaries. Armed Forces Personnel, who had retired till June 30, 2014, are covered under this. The implementation of the scheme was based on the recommendation of the Koshyari Committee , a 10-member all-party parliamentary panel headed by Bhagat Singh Koshyari .

24.Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin’s autobiography Ungalil Oruvan released

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi launched the first volume of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin ‘s autobiography Ungalil Oruvan (One Among You) in Chennai. The first part of the autobiography contains experiences from his early life. In it, he traces his school and college days, adolescence, early political contributions, marital life and the MISA struggle, recounting the 23 years leading up to 1976.

25.Ashneer Grover resigns as MD and Director from BharatPe

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

26.Anoop Jalota released the book “Udaan Ek Mazdoor Bachcha Ki” written by Mithilesh Tiwari

Bhajan Samrat Anoop Jalota released the book ” Udaan Ek Mazdoor Bachcha Ki” by Captain Ed Manek at a glittering event organized by Shailesh B Tiwari of P Club Education Pvt Ltd in Mumbai . The author of this book is Mithilesh Tiwari . This book is about the life journey of Captain Eddie Manek, how he went from zero to peak in his career graph.

27.China’s Long March-8 rocket launches 22 satellites into space

China ‘s second Long March 8 rocket launched a domestic record 22 satellites for a range of commercial Chinese space companies . The Long March 8 was launched from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center at 10:06 pm on 26 February, with the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) later confirming the success of the launch. These satellites will be primarily used for commercial remote sensing services, marine environment monitoring, forest fire prevention and disaster mitigation. The mission marked the 409th flight of the Long March carrier rocket.

28.ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand from Friday

The 12th ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup is starting in New Zealand from Friday . The first match will be between New Zealand and West Indies . Eight teams are participating in the World Cup . This 31-day tournament will be played in a league format, in which all eight teams will play each other. The top four teams will qualify for the semi-finals. 31 matches will be played in six cities of New Zealand in the tournament.

29.31st Southeast Asian Games to be held in Vietnam

The 31st Southeast Asian Games will be held in Vietnam from May 12 to 23, 2022 . It is the largest sporting event in Southeast Asia and is a biennial event. The event was originally scheduled to take place in November 2021, but was postponed due to the COVID pandemic. The Games will have 40 sports with 526 events involving around 10,000 participants, the organizers announced at a press conference here. Vietnam’s capital Hanoi will be the main destination along with 11 neighboring areas including Quang Ninh, Phu Tho and Bec Ninh, reports Xinhua news agency. The motto of the 31st Southeast Asian Games is “For a Stronger Southeast Asia”.

30.Dabang Delhi defeated Patna Pirates to win the first Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) title

Dabang Delhi’s C defeated Patna Pirates 36-37 in the final of Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 in Bengaluru , Karnataka . Dabang Delhi defeated three time champion Patna Pirates. Pawan Sehrawat was awarded the Raider of the Season award for his 304 raid points in 24 matches . The winner of Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 got a cash prize of 3 crores.