Current Affairs - March, 2022

Expansion of Business Blasters Programme

The Delhi government has announced the extension of its Business Blasters programme to the private schools of Delhi. Overview: The Business Blasters programme was launched in 2021. Under this programme, students who are studying in classes 11 and 12 are mentored and then provided a financial capital of Rs 2,000 as seed money so that ..

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‘Desh ke Mentor’ Programme

The Desh ke Mentor programme was launched in October 2021 by the state government of Delhi. This programme was launched with the aim of connecting students who are studying in classes 9 to 11 with voluntary mentors. Overview: The people who are aged between 18 to 35 can sign up to be mentors under this ..

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IONS Maritime Exercise 2022

From 26th to 30th March 2022, the maiden edition of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) Maritime Exercise 2022 (IMEX-22) was conducted in the Arabian Sea and at Goa. Overview: This exercise was conducted with the aim of enhancing the interoperability of the participating nations in the area of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) ..

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Raising and Accelerating MSME Performance

The Union Cabinet has approved the “Raising and Accelerating MSME Performance” (RAMP) programme that is also supported by the World Bank and will cost Rs 6,062.45 crore. Overview The newly launched RAMP scheme would commence in the Financial Year 2022-23. The recommendations for the RAMP scheme were made by KV Kamath Committee, U K Sinha ..

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100% Electrification of Konkan Railways

The Konkan Railway Corporation has finished electrification of its entire 741-kilometer route that stretches from Roha, Maharashtra to Thokur, Karnataka. Overview: This electrification of the 741-kilometer stretch will bring about savings of fuel amounting to Rs 150 crore. It will also reduce the dependence on diesel along with ensuring pollution-free, seamless operations. By December 2023, ..

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