Daily GK Update: 28th March 2022

By Vijay Kumar|Updated : March 28th, 2022

 Honours & Awards

1. CODA wins 94th Academy award for 'Best Picture'

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  • The 94th Academy Award ceremony was presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 27, 2022.
  • Best picture - CODA
  • Best Actress - Jessica Chastain
  • Best Director - Jane Campion (Third female winner of the best director award after Chloe Zhao in 2021 and Kathryn Bigelow in 2010)
  • Best Actor - Will Smith
  • Best Original Song - Billie Eilish (Her first Academy Award)
  • Most awards - Dune (6)

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 National & International Appointments

2. Pramod Sawant sworn-in as CM of Goa

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  • Pramod Sawant takes oath as a CM of Goa for the 2nd consecutive term.
  • Governor PS Sreedharan Pillai administered him the oath of office at Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee Stadium, Panaji.
  • In the recent state Assembly polls, the BJP won 20 seats in the 40-member state Assembly.
  • Pramod Sawant wins from Sanquelim constituency.
  • Rajya Sabha - 1
  • Lok Sabha – 2

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3. Covid champion award to Cochin International Airport Ltd

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  • The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) has received the 'Covid champion' award at Wings India 2022.
  • Wings India is an Asia's largest event on civil aviation, jointly organised by the Ministry of Civil Aviation and FICCI at the Begumpet airport in Hyderabad.
  • CIAL was selected for this award for successfully implementing of a meticulous project named 'Mission Safeguarding' during the pandemic time.
  • CIAL MD-S Suhas
  • Civil Aviation Minister-Jyotiraditya Scindia

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 Summits & Conferences

4. Anurag Thakur launched TEJAS skilling project in UAE

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  • Union Minister Shri Anurag Thakur has launched Training for Emirates Jobs and Skills (TEJAS), a Skill India International Project to train overseas India.
  • The project aimed to create pathways for Indian work force to get equipped for skills and market requirements in the UAE.
  • Tejas aims at creating a 10,000 strong Indian workforce in UAE during the initial phase
  • The Dubai Expo commenced in October last year with the participation of 192 countries.

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 Sports

5. Railway lifts Obaidullah Khan Hockey Cup

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  • Indian Railways’ men Hockey team won the Obaidullah Khan Heritage Hockey Cup held at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
  • CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated the tournament at Major Dhyanchand Stadium, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
  • Arjun, player of Railway’s was adjudged Man of the Tournament.
  • Obaidullah Gold Cup was started in year 1931.
  • It was last played in year 2016.
  • Last time, in the year 2016, the tournament was won by BPCL and Railways team was runners up.

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 State Affairs

6. Gujarat gets India's first 'steel road'

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  • The Hazira Industrial Area, Surat has got the first 'steel road' which is made up of steel waste.
  • The road was built with 100 % processed steel slag.
  • The steel slag road has been built by ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India with CSIR India and the CRRI and Niti Aayog.
  • Director General of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research - Shekhar C. Mande
  • CSIR-CRRI - Dr. Ranjana Aggarwal, Additional charge of Director

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7. Wilfried Brutsaert wins the Stockholm Water Prize 2022

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  • The eminent hydrologist Wilfried Brutsaert has been awarded with the Stockholm Water Prize 2022.
  • He received this prestigious award for his groundbreaking work to quantify environmental evaporation, helping to make accurate predictions of the impact that climate change has on local rainfall patterns and water sources.
  • He is also known as 'Mr Evaporation'.
  • World Water Day - 22 March
  • World Water Day theme - Groundwater, making the invisible visible

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 National & International Organizations

8. Moradabad is the second noisiest city in world

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  • According to the Annual Frontier Report, 2022 published by United Nations Environment Programme observes that Bangladesh's Dhaka is the noisiest city in the world.
  • Noise pollution limit by WHO -
  • Residential area -55 dB
  • Traffic and business sectors - 70 dB
  • Top 5 noise polluter - Dhaka (Bangladesh), Moradabad (UP, India), Islamabad (Pakistan), Rajshahi (Bangladesh), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
  • Top 5 quietest cities - Irbrid at 60 dB, Lyon, Madrid, Stockholm, and Belgrade

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 National & International Appointments

9. Former CAG Vinod Rai appointed as Chairman of Kalyan Jewellers

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  • Kalyan Jewellers board announced that former CAG Vinod Rai to be appointed as the chairman and independent non-executive director of the board.
  • Vinod Rai served as the 11th Comptroller and Auditor General of India
  • Founder of Kalyan Jewellers, TS Kalyanaraman will continue as MD on the company’s board.
  • Current CAG - Girish Chandra Murmu
  • Headquarters of Kalyan - Thrissur, Kerala
  • Kalyan Jewellers CEO - Sanjay Raghuraman

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 Defense

10. DRDO conducted successfully test-fires two of MRSAM at Chandipur

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  • DRDO has conducted two successful flight tests of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) at Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha.
  • This MRSAM is a Surface-to-Air Missile developed which is jointly by DRDO and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).
  • The MRSAM Army weapon system includes multi-function radar, mobile launcher system and other vehicles.
  • DRDO - Dr G Satheesh Reddy (Chairman)

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 State Affairs

11. Ritu Khanduri becomes first woman speaker of Uttarakhand Assembly

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  • Ritu Khanduri was elected unopposed as the first woman speaker of the Uttarakhand Assembly.
  • Ritu Khanduri won the 2022 assembly elections from the Kotdwar.
  • Recently, Pushkar Singh Dhami sworn in as Chief Minister of Uttarakhand
  • Governor of Uttarakhand - Gurmit Singh
  • Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly - 70 seats
  • Rajya Sabha - 3 seats
  • Lok Sabha - 5 seats

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Daily GK Update: 28th March 2022

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