Daily GK Update: 6th March 2022

By Stuti Mishra|Updated : March 7th, 2022

 National & International Appointments

1. Delhi High Court Chief Justice DN Patel to be next TDSAT chairperson

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  • Delhi High Court Chief Justice DN Patel has been appointed as the Chairperson of Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) for 4 years
  • He will succeed Justice Shiva Kirti Singh.
  • His tenure shall be governed by Tribunals Reforms Act, 2021 and Tribunal (Conditions of Service) Rules, 2021
  • TDSAT
    • Established: 2000
    • Aim: to adjudicate disputes and dispose of appeals protecting interests of service providers and consumers of the telecom sector
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 Science & Technology

2. Indian Navy successfully test-fires extended range BrahMos attack missile

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  • Indian Navy has successfully test-fired a long-range version of the BrahMos cruise missile on from the stealth destroyer INS Chennai.
  • Objective: to demonstrate the accuracy of an extended-range land-attack Brahmos supersonic cruise missile.
  • The missile hit its intended target with pinpoint accuracy with long-range precision strike capability.
  • BrahMos: Supersonic cruise missile manufactured by an Indo-Russian joint venture.
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 Defense

3. HANSA-NG successfully completes sea level trials at Puducherry

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  • India’s first indigenously developed Flying Trainer ‘HANSA-NG’ has successfully completed sea-level trials at Puducherry from 19th February to 5th March.
  • It has been designed and developed by CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
  • HANSA-NG was flown from Bengaluru to Puducherry, covering a distance of 140 nautical miles in 1.5 hours at a cruising speed of 155 km/hr
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 National & International Appointments

4. Manindra Mohan Shrivastava appointed as Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Cou

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  • Justice Manindra Mohan Shrivastava has been appointed as the Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court by President Ram Nath Kovind.
  • President appointed senior-most Judge of the Rajasthan High Court, to perform the duties of the office of the Chief Justice under Article 223 of the Constitution of India.
  • He will succeed Akil Abdulhamid Kureshi.
  • Prior to Rajasthan, he was heading the Tripura High Court.
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 Banking & Finance

5. RBI selects Intellect Design Arena for Cloud-Native Intellect Quantum

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  • Intellect Design Arena will implement upgraded version of Cloud Native Intellect Quantum Core Banking solution to power next stage of the RBI's digital transformation agenda
  • It is built on cutting edge API first, cloud-native and cloud-agnostic microservices architecture supported by set of packaged business component.
  • RBI’s operation is currently being supported by e Kuber
  • Intellect Design Arena: full-spectrum banking and insurance technology products company
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 National Affairs

6. Prime Minister inaugurates Pune Metro Rail Project

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  • Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has inaugurated 12km stretch of Pune Metro Rail Project.
  • Pune Metro Rail Project has been built at a cost of Rs 11,420 Crore.
  • It will have 30 stations.
  • Pune Metro: First metro project in India to have Aluminum body coaches, indigenously manufactured under the Make in India policy of GoI.
  • He also unveiled the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj at the premises of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC).
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 National & International Appointments

7. Nitin Chugh appointed as Deputy Managing Director of SBI

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  • Nitin Chugh has been appointed as the Deputy Managing Director (DMD) of the State Bank of India (SBI) to drive digital banking operations.
  • His tenure will be of 3 years.
  • He is a former Ujjivan Small Finance Bank CEO.
  • He has also served as Group Head of Digital Banking at HDFC Bank
  • SBI is an Indian Multinational, Public Sector Banking and Financial services statutory body, which is considered as largest bank of India
  • Chairperson of SBI: Dinesh Kumar Khara
  • HQs: Mumbai
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 Sports

8. Mithali Raj becomes first woman cricketer to appear at 6 Cricket World Cup

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  • Indian women cricket team captain Mithali Raj (39 years) has become the first woman to appear in six World Cups.
  • She is the only third cricketer overall to play six world cup after Sachin Tendulkar and Javed Miandad.
  • Sachin is the only Indian cricketer to feature in six World Cups
  • She has played in ICC women’s cricket world cup events in 2000, 2005, 2009, 2013, 2017 and now in 2022.
  • 2022 edition of ICC women’s cricket world cup is being held in New Zealand.
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 Summits & Conferences

9. Symposium on Imagining India@2047 through Innovations inaugurated

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  • Union Minister Jitendra Singh will inaugurate 3-Day symposium on ‘Imagining India@2047 through Innovations’ at the IITM Research Park, Chennai.
  • It will be held from 7th to 9th March, 2022.
  • Organized by: Dept of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) and IIT Madras
  • It is an effort to bring Govt and Citizens together by use of digital technology pursuing next-generation reforms and innovations with policy objective of Maximum Governance, Minimum Government.
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 Agreement

10. Paytm partners with IRCTC for unreserved and platform tickets

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  • Paytm has partnered with IRCTC to provide digital ticketing services to consumers through Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVM) installed at railway stations.
  • It is the first time that Indian Railways is providing a digital payment option for providing ticketing services through UPI on ATVMs
  • QR codes can be scanned on ATVMs installed at railway stations
  • Paytm Passengers have multiple payment options like Paytm UPI, Wallet, Postpaid (Buy Now, Pay Later), etc
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Daily GK Update: 6th March 2022

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