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Current Affairs One-Liner: 15th March 2023

Published on March 15, 2023
  • India’s first Air cooled condenser is installed by NTPC named as “Super Critical Plant” to demonstrate water conservation.
  • Paytm has collaborated with Government of Andhra Pradesh for Andhra Pradesh Global Investors Summit. Paytm’s One 97 Communications has signed this deal.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 14th March 2023
  • The World Air Quality Report for the year 2022 was published by IQAir, a Switzerland-based air quality technology company, on March 14, 2023.
    • The report ranks the world’s most polluted countries and cities based on the World Air Quality Index (AQI). According to the report, about 90% of the global population in 2022 experienced unhealthy air quality. India is at the eighth rank in terms of the world’s most polluted country in the world.
  • The Global Terrorism Index (GTI) is a report published annually by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) which provides a comprehensive summary of the key global trends and patterns in terrorism since 20001. The latest report is the Global Terrorism Index 2023 which was published on March 14, 2023.
    • According to the report, attacks have become more deadly with the lethality rising by 26%. Terrorism deaths are down 9%, although this is attributed to the Taliban’s transition from terror group to state actor. Attacks almost halved in the last year, from 1,331 in 2021 to 695 in 2022.
    • According to the Global Terrorism Index 2023 report, India ranked 13th on the index, marking only a marginal decrease from the previous year. Afghanistan retains the top spot on the list of the country impacted by terrorism for the fourth consecutive year. India’s score is 7.175, while Afghanistan which ranks no. 1 on the list, has a score of 8.822.
  • Sweden Business Council has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Government of Maharashtra to evolve and develop sustainable infrastructure to reduce waste.
  • According to a study by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri), India is still the world’s largest importer of military equipment, despite an 11% decline in arms purchases between 2013–17 and 2018–22.
  • India and US has collaborated to co-operate in the private sector market of semi-conductors. This will reduce their dependency on China.
  • According to Landslide Atlas, which is prepared by Hyderabad’s National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) of ISRO, Uttrakhand’s Rudraprayag district is prone to landslides the highest.
  • SBI raised Rs.3717crores by AT-1 bonds.
  • Odisha Government has approved Rs.500crores for the new Scheme “Livelihoods Cluster Development initiative” under the Mukhya Mantri Janajati Jeebika Mission.
  • Important days:
    • 15th March: World Consumer Rights Day                                                                    Theme: Empowering Consumers through Clean energy transitions.
  • Awards and Recognitions:
    • Patricia Joan Keller McCormick: First diver to win 3-metre springboard and 10-metre platform in Olympics
    • Denmark: 1st country to open underwater Burial site for Carbon dioxide
    • Sashidhar Jagdishan: Won the Business Standard Banker of the Year 2022

Question:

Q.1 Paytm has collaborated with Government of Andhra Pradesh for Andhra Pradesh Global Investors Summit. Paytm’s _________has signed this deal.
a.Roots
b. One 97 Communications
c. Solar
d. Zeroth

Q.2 Which is the 1st country to open underwater Burial site for Carbon dioxide?
a. Russia
b. Denmark
c. Switzerland
d. Zimbabwe

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