Current Affairs for SSC CGL Exams - 22 March 2022

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Current Affairs for SSC CGL Exams - 22 March 2022


Bihar Diwas is being celebrated on 22 March

  • Bihar Diwas or Bihar Day is celebrated across the state every year on March 22 to mark the formation of the state. Bihar Diwas 2022 is celebrated to remember that on this day Britishers carved out the state of Bihar from Bengal back in 1912. The theme of Bihar Diwas 2022 is ‘Jal, Jeevan, Hariyali’ signifying the prosperity in the state which is also rich in its cultural heritage.
  • Bihar Diwas or Bihar Day is celebrated across the state every year on March 22 to mark the formation of the state of Bihar. Bihar Diwas 2022 is celebrated to acknowledge and remember that on this day Britishers carved out the state from Bengal back in 1912. Bihar Day is also a public holiday in the state.
  • On Bihar Diwas 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his greetings on the occasion. In a tweet on Bihar Day, he wished that the state which is rich in historical and cultural heritage establishes new records in development.
  • Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Bihar Diwas 2022 also extended his wishes to the people of Bihar and hoped that the state will continue to progress. He tweeted, “Let us all pledge to take our state to new heights through unity, brotherhood, and the social harmony.”


World Poetry Day celebrated on 21st March

  • Held every year on 21 March, World Poetry Day celebrates one of humanity’s most treasured forms of cultural and linguistic expression and identity. Practiced throughout history – in every culture and on every continent – poetry speaks to our common humanity and our shared values, transforming the simplest of poems into a powerful catalyst for dialogue and peace.
  • UNESCO first adopted 21 March as World Poetry Day during its 30th General Conference in Paris in 1999, with the aim of supporting linguistic diversity through poetic expression and increasing the opportunity for endangered languages to be heard.
  • World Poetry Day is the occasion to honour poets, revive oral traditions of poetry recitals, promote the reading, writing and teaching of poetry, foster the convergence between poetry and other arts such as theatre, dance, music and painting, and raise the visibility of poetry in the media. As poetry continues to bring people together across continents, all are invited to join in.


Moody's lowers India's GDP forecast for CY22 to 9.1%

  • Rating agency Moody’s on Thursday scaled down India’s economic growth forecast by 40 basis points to 9.1 per cent in CY2022 due to adverse effects of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on the global economy.
  • Last month, it had revised India’s economic growth estimates in CY2022 upwards to 9.5 per cent from 7 per cent on stronger-than-expected recovery after lockdowns in 2020 and the Delta wave in 2021. Moody’s, in a statement, said India is particularly vulnerable to high oil prices given that it is a large importer of crude oil. Because the country is a surplus producer of grain, agricultural exports will benefit in the short term from high prevailing prices.
  • High fuel and fertiliser costs would weigh on government finances down the road, potentially limiting planned capital spending. “For all of these reasons, we have lowered our 2022 growth forecasts for India by 0.4 percentage point,” it said.
  • “We now expect the economy to grow by 9.1 per cent this year, followed by 5.4 per cent in 2023. Our forecast revisions also factor in the somewhat stronger underlying momentum than we had not accounted for previously,” Moody’s added.

::Science and tech::

ISRO successfully test-fires solid fuel based booster stage of SSLV

  • The ground testing of the newly developed solid booster stage (SS1) for the new launch vehicle of ISRO i.e. Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) was carried out today, March 14 2022 at Satish Dhawan Space Centre Sriharikota at 1205 hrs.
  • All the propulsion parameters during the test are found satisfactory and closely matching with the predictions.
  • SS1 motor is a three segmented solid propulsion stage incorporating many new technologies and innovative processes which includes bond-free joint between the segments, high power electro mechanical actuator with digital control electronics, optimized ignitor and simultaneous propellant casting of all segments, which have been successfully validated in the ground test.
  • The successful test of solid booster stage has given sufficient confidence to proceed with the first developmental flight of SSLV (SSLV-D1) which is scheduled in May 2022. The remaining stages of SSLV i.e. SS2 & SS3 stages have successfully undergone necessary ground tests and are ready for integration.


Pankaj Advani won the Asian Billiards Championship for the eighth time

  • Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani defeated compatriot Dhruv Sitwala by six frames to win his eighth title at the 19th Asian 100 UP Billiards Championship 2022 in Doha on Saturday.
  • This is Advani's 40th international title and 8th Asian crown.
  • Against Sitwala, a two-time Asian Billiards champion, Advani won the first frame before following it up with a smooth century break to extend the lead to 2-0.
  • In the third frame, Advani opened up a 84-14 lead and went up three frames to nil and resorted to white pot at 87 and positioned it well for a red in-off the spot.
  • Sitwala fought back and pulled one back when his famed opponent missed a red early in the frame. He came up with a 82 break to reduce the lead.
  • Advani won the fifth frame to establish a 4-1 lead and stormed ahead to take the sixth too.
  • Sitwala capitalised on a miss by his countryman to take the seventh frame before Advani re-focussed to capture the eighth frame despite an impressive break by his opponent for a 6-2 triumph.

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