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Current Affairs One-Liner: 5th March 2022

Published on March 05, 2022
  • The biodegradable nanoparticles which are an alternative to chemical-based insecticides are created by IIT Kanpur. The biodegradable nanoparticles will help to protect crops from bacterial and fungal illnesses. It is named biodegradable-carbonoid-metabolite (BioDCM). IIT Kanpur collaborated with C. Kannan and D. Mishra of ICAR-Indian Institute of Rice Research, and also with R Balamurugan and M. Mandal of the Hyderabad University’s School of Chemistry to develop this biodegradable nanoparticle.
  • Ujjain, which is an ancient city in Madhya Pradesh has created a Guinness record by lighting 11.71 lakh clay lamps (diyas) in 10 minutes as a part of the ‘Shiv Jyoti Arpanam Mahotsava’ on the occasion of Mahashivratri.
  • Static Part: 
    • CM of Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
    • Governor of Madhya Pradesh: Mangubhai C. Patel
Current Affairs One-Liner: 5th March 2022
  • The ‘Sagar Parikrama’ to showcase Marine fisheries sector wealth from 5th March 2022. The tour will focus on developing a sustainable balance between the use of marine fisheries resources for national food security and the livelihoods of coastal fisher communities. It will help to protect the marine ecosystem. The initiative will be commenced by Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairy, Parshottam Rupala. It will be hosted by the ministry in partnership with National Fisheries Development Board, Gujarat Department of Fisheries, Indian Coast Guard, Fishery Survey of India, Gujarat Maritime Board, and fisherman groups.
  • 5th United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 5.2): It was held in a hybrid format under the theme of ‘Strengthening Actions for nature to achieve the sustainable development goals.’ It was held in Nairobi, Kenya. India was represented by Union Minister for Environment, Forest, and Climate Change, Bhupender Yadav.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of UNEA: Nairobi, Kenya
  • 19th India-US Military Cooperation Group (MCG) meeting: It was held in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. Discussions were held between Air Marshal BR Krishna, Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC) from India, and Lieutenant General Stephen D Sklenka, Deputy Commander, US Indo-Pacific Command from the US. The discussed to enhance defence engagements between both the nations.
  • Important Days and Themes: 4th March 2022: World Obesity Day
    • Theme: ‘Everybody Needs to Act’
    • 4th to 10th March 2022: National Safety Week
  • Obituaries: Alan Walbridge Ladd Jr.: He was an American film industry executive and producer. He was also the President of 20th Century Fox.
    • Shane Warne: He was a Legendary Australia spinner.
  • India signed HCA with ITU
  • DST partnered with Intel India
  • TDB signed MoU with Skyshade Daylights Private Limited
  • License of Sarjeraodada Naik Shirala Sahakari Bank Cancelled
  • PayU partnered with VTEX

Question: 

Q.1 Who represented India at the 5th United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 5.2)?
a. Hardeep Singh Puri
b. Dharmendra Pradhan
c. J. P. Nadda
d. Bhupender Yadav
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