Page-3 of Current Affairs - March, 2022

U.S. Defence Budget and Indo-Pacific Strategy

A proposed USD 1.8 billion for supporting the Indo-Pacific strategy of the USA was announced by President Joe Biden. To counter the malign behaviour of China another USD 400 million was also announced. Overview: Both these announcements are a part of the USD 773 billion annual defence budget that the US announced for the year ..

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Revised MGNREGA Wages

Fresh wage rates have been notified by the central government under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) for the financial year 2022-23. Overview: Out of 34 Union Territories and states, 21 of them have received hikes of less than 5 percent. A 5 percent hike has been given to 10 states. Mizoram, ..

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Permanent Body to Prevent Elephant Deaths on Railway Tracks

A permanent coordination committee has been set up by the Union Environment Ministry that also includes the Ministry of Railways to prevent the deaths of elephants on railway tracks. Overview: In 2018-19, 19 elephants were killed on railway tracks across the country. In 2019-20, 14 elephants were killed and in 2020-21 the number stands at ..

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CS Rajan: New CMD of IL&FS

CS Rajan has been appointed as the chairman of Infrastructure Leasing and Finance Ltd (IL&FS) and will take office after Uday Kotak’s term ends this week. CS Rajan has been appointed to this post for a period of six months. Overview: In September 2021, the government had extended the term of Uday Kotak by six ..

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Vinaya Samarasya Yojana

Vinaya Samarasya Yojana, an awareness programme has been announced by the government of Karnataka. This programme was announced with the aim of eradicating untouchability in Gram Panchayats located across the state. Overview: After a three-year-old Dalit boy named Vinay, this scheme has been named. Vinay’s family were residents of Koppal District’s Miyapur village. They were ..

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