Page-7 of Current Affairs - March, 2022

PV Sindhu- Winner of Swiss Open 2022

P V Sindhu won the Swiss Open 2022 defeating Busanan Ongbamrungphan of Thailand in the finals of the Swiss Open Super 300 badminton tournament held in Basel, Switzerland. Overview: This is her second title this season as she had earlier in January won the Syed Modi India International. She is the second Indian woman to ..

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50,000 ODF Plus Villages

The milestone of having 50,000 open defecation-free (ODF) Plus villages has been crossed by the country. Overview: The top-performing states under this programme are Telangana which has 13,960 ODF Plus villages. It is followed by Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh. In 2020, the Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen Phase-II was launched with the aim of ensuring ..

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Rough-toothed Dolphins

Rough-toothed dolphins are dolphin species that are generally founded in the tropical and deep warm waters around the globe. In 1823, Georges Cuvier first described this species. Overview: The scientific name of this species is Steno bredanensis. This species is the only member of the genus Steno. Steno in Greek means narrow, which describes the ..

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Prasthan Offshore Security Exercise

‘Prasthan’ is an offshore security exercise that was conducted in Mumbai’s Offshore Development Area (ODA) on 23rd March 2022. This exercise was conducted under the aegis of the Western Naval Command’s Headquarters. Overview: This exercise is conducted every six months. This exercise was led by the Indian Navy. The participants of this exercise were from ..

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Warming of Tropical Indian Ocean

Jitendra Singh, MoS Ministry of Earth Sciences, has told Rajya Sabha that a rapid increase in ocean warming has been experienced by the tropical Indian Ocean. It has been observed that there was around a 1-degree Celsius (°C) average rise in sea surface temperature over the period of 1951 to 2015, which is equivalent to ..

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UNEP ‘Annual Frontier Report, 2022’

In the UNEP Annual Frontier Report 2022 which is titled ‘Noise, Blazes and Mismatches’, Dhaka has been ranked as the noisiest city in the world which is followed by Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh. Overview: Five Indian cities have been ranked in this list of being among the noisiest cities of the world which are Asansol, Jaipur, ..

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