Current Affairs PDF

Current Affairs 9 March 2022

AffairsCloud YouTube Channel - Click Here

AffairsCloud APP Click Here

We are here for you to provide the important Recent and Latest Current Affairs  9 March 2022, which have unique updates of Latest Current Affairs 2022 events from all newspapers such as The Hindu, The Economic Times, PIB, Times of India, PTI, Indian Express, Business Standard and all Government official websites.

Our Current Affairs January 2022 events will help you to get more marks in Banking, Insurance, SSC, Railways, UPSC, CLAT and all State Government Exams. Also, try our Latest Current Affairs Quiz and Monthly Current Affairs 2021 PDF which will be a pedestrian to crack your exams.

Read Current Affairs in CareersCloud APP, Course Name –  Learn Current Affairs – Free Course – Click Here to Download the APP
We are Hiring – Subject Matter Expert | CA Video Creator | Content Developers(Pondicherry)

Click here for Current Affairs 8 March 2022


9th Sri Lanka-India Naval Exercise ‘SLINEX-21’ begins in Visakhapatnam, APSRI LANKA - INDIA BILATERAL MARITIME EXERCISE SLINEX 07-10 MAR 22

The 9th edition of Sri Lanka-India Naval Exercise, ‘SLINEX-21’, a Bilateral Maritime Exercise is being held at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh (AP) from March 7-10, 2022 between Indian Navy (IN) and Sri Lanka Navy (SLN). SLINEX is conducting in two phases, the Harbour Phase at Visakhapatnam on March 7-8, and Sea Phase on March 9-10 in the Bay of Bengal.

  • It aims at enhancing inter-operability, improving mutual understanding and exchanging best practices for multi-faceted maritime operations between both navies. 
  • The 8th edition of SLINEX-20 was conducted off Trincomalee, a port city of Srilanka in October 2020.

IN- INS (Indian Naval Ship) Kirch, a guided missile corvette 

  • Other participants from IN include INS Jyoti, a Fleet support tanker, Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH), Seaking and Chetak Helicopters and Dornier Maritime Patrol Aircraft.

SLN- SLNS Sayurala, an advanced offshore patrol vessel.
Key Points:
i.The Harbour Phase includes professional, cultural, sporting and social exchanges.
ii.The Sea Phase include surface and anti-air weapon firing exercises, seamanship evolutions, aviation operations, including cross deck flying, advanced tactical manoeuvres and special forces operations at sea.
iii.This exercise caters to India’s policies of ‘Neighbourhood First’ and ‘Security and Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR)’.

iv.The military exercise between India and Sri Lanka is Mitra Shakti.

MoS MSME Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma Launched 2022 International Summit on Plastics Recycling & Waste ManagementMinistry of MSME organizes Mega Summit on Plastics Recycling & Waste Management

On 4th March 2022 Union Minister of State for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma inaugurated 2-day 2022 International Summit on Plastics Recycling & Waste Management, organised by Ministry of MSME in association with the All-India Plastics Manufacturers’ Association (AIPMA) from 4th to 5th March, 2022 at New Delhi, Delhi, India.

  • The Ministry of MSME also launched two special initiatives, ‘Sambhav’ and ‘Svavlamban’ to promote entrepreneurship amongst youth, especially in aspirational Districts all across India.

About the Summit:
i.The Mega International Summit emphasises on ‘Know your Waste and how Recycling is the right thing to do, which is to be done in a right way’.
ii.The summit will be attended by more than 350 MSMEs physically and more than 1000 MSMEs virtually from all over India including international delegates from different countries.
About Sambhav & Svavlamban:
i.As part of the Iconic Week Celebrations under Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Ministry of MSME is conducting Sambhav- National Level Awareness Program (NLAP) in Webinar Mode from 28th February 2022 to 31st march 2022 in 1300 colleges across India through its field offices
ii.The ministry also launched Svavlamban a special drive under which more than 200 Nukkad Natak has been organised in 46 Aspirational Districts in order to promote entrepreneurship amongst youth population and spreading awareness on Schemes of Ministry of MSME and its Initiatives.
About Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME):
Union Minister – Narayan Tatu Rane (Rajya Sabha Maharashtra)
Minister of state – Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma (Jalaun,Uttar Pradesh)

Central Govt approved continuation of Swatantrata Sainik Samman Yojana till FY26Govt sanctions Rs 3,274 cr for continuation of freedom fighters pension scheme till 2026

On March 7, 2022, the Central Government has approved the continuation of Swatantrata Sainik Samman Yojana (SSSY) for Financial Years 2021-22 to 2025-26. The total outlay SSSY is Rs 3,274.87 crore.

  • Under SSSY freedom fighters and their eligible dependents are given pension and other financial benefits, till 2025-26.

Key Points:
i.The proposal for continuation of the SSSY was received from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)  under Union Minister Amit Shah.
ii.The Central government is committed to remember the sacrifices of freedom fighters during the year of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
iii.Presently, there are 23,566 SSSY beneficiaries across India. The amount of pension has been revised from time to time and Dearness Relief (DR) is also given since August 15, 2016.

IAF Postpone Its Firepower Demonstration Ex Vayu Shakti

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has decided to postpone its firepower demonstration, Exercise Vayu Shakti, which was scheduled to be held in Pokhran ranges in Rajasthan on 7th March 2022. The reason for deferring the exercise was not disclosed. 

  • IAF’s 148 aircraft were scheduled to demonstrate their capabilities at Exercise Vayu Shakti.
  • The postponed dates will be intimated subsequently. The last edition of Vayu Shakti was held in February 2019.

Exercise Vayu Shakti takes place at Pokhran range every three years to demonstrate its readiness to conduct full-spectrum operations.


RBI Launches UPI for feature phones ‘UPI123Pay’ and 24*7 helpline ‘DigiSaathi’UPI123Pay RBI launches new UPI service for feature phonesOn 8th march 2022 the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) launched two landmark initiatives UPI123Pay and DigiSaathi.

  • With the new facility, both smartphone and feature phone holders can now easily transact digitally.

Key points:
i.UPI123PAY for feature phones will have all of the necessary smartphone features. This initiative will improve digital payments to a higher level, paving the way for a cashless economy.
ii.DigiSaathi will help customers address queries in the digital payments umbrella including cards in two languages – english and hindi and also working towards all vernacular languages.
About Reserve Bank of India (RBI):
Establishment – 1st April 1935
Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra
Governor – Shaktikanta Das
Deputy Governors – Mahesh Kumar Jain, Michael Debabrata Patra, T. Rabi Sankar, M. Rajeshwar Rao.
>> Read Full News

Axis Bank Rolls out ‘HouseWorkIsWork’ Initiative to Bring Educated Women to WorkforceAxis Bank rolls out 'HouseWorkIsWork' initiativeAxis Bank Limited has started the ‘HouseWorkIsWork’ initiative that provides opportunities to those women who want to rejoin the professional space as the urban educated women’s participation in the workforce is still not at desired levels.

  • Aim – To give confidence to women about their employment and also about the skills they possess that could fit in various job roles in a bank.

Key Highlights:
i.There are many women who are willing to extend to all formats of work not only GIG-A, including women who want to come and work in branches.

  • GIG-A-Opportunities is Axis Bank’s new platform for alternative work models to attract the finest talent, with a promise of growth with flexibility, diversity and inclusivity.

ii.Axis Bank pays a suitable salary package as per their suitability to the job, skill-set and experience.
About Axis Bank Limited:
Establishment – 1993(Commenced Operation-1994)
Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra
Managing Director (MD) & CEO – Amitabh Chaudhry
Tagline – Badhti Ka Naam Zindagi

RBI releases booklet ‘BE(A)WARE’ on modus operandi of Financial FraudsRBI releases booklet on modus operandi of financial frauds

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI)  released a booklet titled “BE(A)WARE”. It provides information on the common modus operandi used by fraudsters and precautions to be taken while carrying out various financial transactions.
i.The booklet will  enhance public awareness about financial frauds perpetrated on innocent customers. 
ii.It also provides  safeguards against commonly used fraudulent techniques like  SIM swaps, vishing/phishing links, lottery,  fake loan websites and digital apps etc. 
iii.According to the Ombudsman Offices & Consumer Education and Protection Cells (CEPCs) of RBI,  sharing of confidential information by the customers, knowingly or unknowingly is one of the major causes leading to the financial frauds in India.
About  Reserve Bank of India (RBI):
Headquarters- Mumbai, Maharashtra
Founded- 1 April 1935
Governor-Shaktikanta Das

Star Health Introduces Women-Centric Medical Insurance PolicyStar Health introduces women-centric medical insurance policyOn 8th March 2022 Star Health and Allied Insurance Company Limited, a health insurance company launched ‘Star Women Care Insurance Policy’, a woman-centric comprehensive health cover specially designed to protect the health-care needs of women at every stage of their lives.

  • Policy can be purchased through premiums that can be paid in quarterly or half-yearly instalments, and this policy can also be taken for 1 year, 2 year or 3-year terms.

Key features:
i.The Star Women Care Insurance Policy is available as both an individual policy and a floater policy

  • Individual Sum – Insured only for females aged between18 years and 75 years.
  • Floater Sum Insured – Adult 18 years to 75 years with at least one female in the family along with the spouse and dependent children.
  • Dependent Children: 91 days to 25 years for all children.Daughter Can Continue as a dependent child if Un-married and/or Un-employed beyond 25 yrs and max up to 30 yrs, and beyond 30 yrs she will be treated as an Adult.

ii.It covers in-patient hospitalisation, Delivery, Day Care treatment, Road Ambulance, Air Ambulance, Organ Donor Expenses, and Pre & Post hospitalisation expenses.

  • Additional benefits include AYUSH Treatment, Rehabilitation and pain management , Ante-Natal Care (Pregnancy Care), In Utero Fetal Surgery/Repair, Bariatric Surgery, Optional Cover (Lump sum on diagnosis of Cancer), Coverage for modern treatments, Medical and Tele-Health consultations.

iii.The policy also provides health cover for new-born child / children of up to 25% of the sum insured from day 1 and 100% of sum insured from the next subsequent year onward.

  • It includes room rent of the insured mother if the insured child is less than 12 years old and is hospitalised in the ICU.

iv.Insured can avail 5% discount while buying the policy online at This discount is available for the first purchase and on subsequent online renewals of the policy, as per the press release.
About Star Health and Allied Insurance Company Limited:
Headquarters – Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Wholetime Director & CEO – V. Jagannathan

HDFC MF launches LaxmiForLaxmi  financial empowerment initiative for women.HDFC MF launches financial empowerment initiative for women

On 7 March 2022, HDFC Mutual Fund (HDFC MF) launched an exclusive women led financial empowerment initiative #LaxmiForLaxmi. It will connect women investors to a woman financial expert through a unique missed call service. 
To support women investors in the  journey to become financially independent while making mutual fund investments accessible to them.
Key points:
i.The woman financial expert will provide guidance and resolve queries to women investors.   
ii.It  is an extension of HDFC Mutual Fund’s Investor Education campaign #BarniSeAzadi  which was launched in 2021.
iii.The initiative will  financially  empower and provide support to  women, by women. 
About HDFC Mutual Fund:
MD & CEO-Navneet Munot
Headquarters- Mumbai, Maharashtra


Google Cloud & Flipkart Enters Strategic Alliance to Advance Innovation in a Digital-first FutureFlipkart partners with Google Cloud to improve customer service

Flipkart, a leading digital commerce entity has entered into a multi-year strategic partnership with Google Cloud to accelerate Flipkart’s innovation and cloud strategy by Digital-first future Strategy.
This will drive Flipkart into its next phase of growth and advance its vision of onboarding India’s next 200 million shoppers and lakhs of sellers.
Features of the partnership:
Under this partnership, Google Cloud will support Flipkart in, 
i.Scale on Google Cloud’s infrastructure to reach more Flipkart customers

  • Using the secure and scalable global infrastructure and advanced networking technologies of Google Clouds, Flipkart will deliver robust app access and performance during peach purchase season with increased traffic. 

ii.Accelerate data-led innovation to unlock customer insights

  • Flipkart will enhance its data platform more efficient by deploying Google Cloud’s advanced data analytics and machine learning technologies. 

iii.Advancing productivity and collaboration globally with Google Workspace.

  • Flipkart will expand its use of the flexible, innovative solution across its rapidly growing workforce to create innovative human-centred employee experiences and deepen connections in this new hybrid work environment.

Key Points:
i.Under this partnership, Google Cloud will enable Flipkart to accelerate digital transformation, power productivity and advance Flipkart’s innovation agenda. 
ii.Both the companies will work together to drive technological innovations and help Flipkart drive breakthrough businesses in the future.
About Flipkart: 
CEO– Kalyan Krishnamurthy
Launched in October 2007 
Headquarters– Bengaluru, Karnataka  


Mary Kom becomes Brand Ambassador of Lupin Limited’s Shakti campaignLupin signs boxing champion Mary Kom as brand ambassador

Mary Kom, the six-time World Boxing Champion signed with Lupin Ltd., as the Brand Ambassador for its Women’s Cardiovascular Health Awareness Initiative Shakti Campaign’.
About the Shakti Campaign:
Objective: To increase awareness on heart diseases among women as coronary heart diseases are the leading cause of death for women in India and yet awareness levels on the issue remain inadequately low.
i.This campaign is aimed at engaging with the target audience across India through multiple activities, both offline and online through interactive social media sessions, sharing informative videos from doctors, and in-clinic awareness activities for patients to establish a better understanding of cardiovascular diseases among women.
ii.It will also help them to improve their health and significantly contribute to the wellbeing of society as they are its backbone and play a pivotal role in shaping the nation.
iii. A Facebook Live session is held featuring Mary Kom along with Lupin CEO Vinita Gupta & leading cardiologists to draw attention to the myths surrounding cardiovascular diseases in women on 8th March 2022 (International Women’s Day).
About Lupin Limited:
Lupin is an innovation-led transnational Indian Multinational Pharmaceutical company.
Founder – Desh Bandhu Gupta
Managing director – Nilesh Gupta
CEO- Vinita Gupta

Establishment – 1968
Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra


IPC banned Russian, Belarusian athletes from Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics over Ukraine crisis

International Paralympic Committee(IPC) has banned the athlete’s entries from the Russian Paralympic Committee(RPC) and National Paralympic Committee(NPC) Belarus (83 athletes from Russia and Belarus which hosted troops for Moscow’s attack) for the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics due to the war in Ukraine. 

  • Previously IPC has stated that the athletes from both countries would be allowed to compete as neutrals in the games.
  • The IPC joins range of sporting bodies like Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), Union of European Football Associations(UEFA) etc, that have banned the participation of Russians and Belarusians, which includes football, track, basketball, hockey, and others.

Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics scheduled to take place from 4th to 13th March 2022 & it marks the 13th Winter Paralympic Games.


Former Pakistani President Rafiq Tarar passed awayFormer Pakistani President Rafiq Tarar dies at 92

Veteran politician, former Supreme Court judge and President of Pakistan, Rafiq Tarar passed away at the age of 92 years due to prolonged illness. 
i.Muhammad Rafiq Tarar was born on 2 November 1929 in  Peer Kot, Pakistan.
He served as a Supreme Court judge from 1991 to 1994.

  •  He also served as the Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court from 1989 to 1991.

ii.Later, he became Pakistan’s  President for the period of  1997 to  2001.


International Women’s Day 2022 – March 8 International Women's Day - March 8 2022

The United Nations (UN)’s International Women’s Day (IWD) is annually observed across the globe on 8th March to recognise women’s achievements regardless of divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic, or political. 

  • The theme of International Women’s Day (IWD) 2022 is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”. The theme calls for climate action for women by women. 

i.The Ministry of Women and Child Development (MoWCD) celebrated International Women’s Day Week from 1st to 8th March 2022 as an ‘Iconic Week’ as a part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. 
ii.On the eve of International Women’s Day, MoWCD, Ministry of Education(MoE) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) partnered and launched the landmark ‘Back to School’ campaign – “Kanya Shikhsa Pravesh Utsav” to bring back out of school adolescent girls in India to the formal education and/or skilling system. 
>> Read Full News


Himachal CM presents ~Rs 51,365 crore Budget for 2022-23; MLALAD fund raised to Rs 2crHimachal CM presents Budget for 2022-23

i.The Chief Minister (CM) of Himachal Pradesh (HP), Jai Ram Thakur who also holds the state’s finance portfolio, tabled ~Rs 51,365 crore State Budget 2022-23 in the state Assembly, HP. It was his 5th and last budget for the fiscal 2021-22 of the current Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government.
ii.FY23 budget focuses more on the poor and social security.
iii.No new tax has been proposed in the Budget.
iv.An 8.3% growth rate for HP is forecasted in FY22 after contracting in 2020-21 and registering a negative growth of 6.2%.
v.An increase in the Member of Legislative Assembly Local Area Development (MLALAD) fund from the existing Rs 1.80 crore to Rs 2 crore is proposed in the budget. This has been increased by Rs 20 lakh.
About Himachal Pradesh (HP):
Governor– Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar
Wildlife Sanctuary– Kanawar Wildlife Sanctuary; Khokhan Wildlife Sanctuary
Airports– Kullu Manali Airport; Shimla Airport; Kangra Airport
>> Read Full News

Finance Minister Of Telangana Proposed Budget For The Year 2022-23Telangana Budget 2022-23 Highlights

The Finance Minister (FM) of Telangana Harish Rao presented the budget of Rs 2.56 lakh crore for the financial year 2022-23. The budget focused on infrastructural development of the state, healthcare, security and agriculture.
i.The budget includes revenue expenditure of Rs 1,89,274.82 crore and capital expenditure of Rs 29,728.44 crore.
Proposals Of The Budget For The Financial Year 2022-23:

  • Rs 3,330 crore allocated to Palle Pragathi, or transformation of villages and Rs 1,394 crore allocated to Pattana Pragathi or development of towns.


  • The total cultivated area in Telangana has been increased from 1.31 crore acres in 2014-15 to 2.09 crore acres in 2020-21 with the help of Mission Kakatiya, irrigation projects and Rythu Bandhu with the total of Rs 50,448 crore.
  • The Telangana government waives crop loans up to Rs 75,000.

Other Schemes:
i.Reduction in the age limit for social security (Aasara) pensions from 65 years to 57 years
Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) And Per Capita Income:
i.The Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) for the year 2021-22 shows a growth rate of 19.1% at Rs 11,54,860 crore against Gross domestic product (GDP) (national) growth rate of 8.9%.
About Telangana:
Chief Minister – K. Chandrashekar Rao
Formation of Telangana – The 29th State of India, formed in June 2014.
>> Read Full News

Rajasthan Govt. comes up with a new policy to promote cattle rearing

The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot has announced the launch of ‘Camel Protection and Development Policy’ in the Budget 2022-23.

  • Ever since the State Govt. of Rajasthan had declared Camel (Camelus dromedarius) as its State Animal in 2014, there had been a steady decline in its population.
  • To address this issue, a new policy for rearing, protection, and overall development of the state animal is proposed with a budget of Rs 10 crore in the next financial year by the CM of Rajasthan.

Some Statistics on Camels in India:
i.About 85% of the country’s camels are found in Rajasthan followed by Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh.
ii.The total Camel population in the country is 2.5 Lakhs in 2019, decreased by 37.1% (reduction of 1.5 lakhs) over previous Census of about 4 lakhs in 2012.
iii. According to the 2019 animal census, the number of camels in Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Meghalaya and Nagaland officially fell to zero, while in 2012, these states had 45, 03, 07 and 92 camels respectively.
iv.According to the information given in the Parliament, the number of camels in Rajasthan in 2012 was 3,25,713 which reduced to 2,12,739 marking a reduction of about 1,12,974 (i.e.,34.69% decrease).
Steps taken by Rajasthan Govt. to protect its Camels:
Besides making it the state animal, it has also made
i.Rajasthan Camel (Prohibition of Slaughter and Prohibition of Temporary Migration or Export Regulations) Act to stop its slaughter and prohibit its temporary migration out of the state.
ii.A dedicated National Research Centre on Camel (NRCC), Jorbeer, Bikaner, Rajasthan.
About Rajasthan:
Governor – Kalraj Mishra
Tourism Tagline – The ‘Incredible State of India ‘
UNESCO World Heritage Site: 

  • Jaipur City, Rajasthan (2019)
  • Hill Forts of Rajasthan – six majestic forts – Chittorgarh; Kumbhalgarh; Sawai Madhopur; Jhalawar; Jaipur & Jaisalmer (2013)

Chhattisgarh CM launches ‘Kaushalya Matritva Yojana’ for safe Motherhood

On 7 March 2022, the Chief Minister (CM) of Chhattisgarh  Bhupesh Baghel in Raipur launched the ‘Kaushalya Matritva Yojana’ by handing cheques of Rs 5,000 each to five women beneficiaries for the safe motherhood practices.
Note- International Women’s Day is observed on 8 March. 
Key points:
i.It aims to help women financially for the nutrition of themselves and their child after pregnancy. It will also prevent female foeticide.
ii.Under this scheme, financial assistance of Rs 5000 will be provided to women for  bringing up their second girl child. 

  • The entire expenditure of this scheme will be borne by the Chhattisgarh government . 

iii.In the event the CM also released the books-  ‘Kanya Vivah Yojana’ Coffee Table Book, Sakhi One Stop Center Telephone Directory, and brochures of schemes related to women empowerment. 
About Chhattisgarh:
Governor- Anusuiya Uikey
Capital– Raipur
Dance- Saila Dance,Karma, Sua Nacha

Microsoft to Set up its Datacentre in the Region in Hyderabad, Telangana; 4th Data centre in IndiaTelangana govt, Microsoft to set up firm's largest data centre region

Microsoft Corporation(Microsoft) announced its intent to establish its latest datacenter region in Hyderabad, Telangana. This will be Microsoft’s largest datacenter investment in India. The Hyderabad datacenter region, the 4th datacentre in India, will be an addition to the existing network of three regions in India across Pune, Mumbai, and Chennai.

  • This investment is in line with Microsoft’s commitment to supporting customers thrive in a cloud and Artificial intelligence (AI) -enabled digital economy and become part of the world’s largest cloud infrastructure.
  • This will also be one of the largest foreign direct investments (FDIs), that the state of Telangana has attracted. 

About the Hyderabad Datacentre: 
i.The new data centre region in Hyderabad will spread across three sites: Chandanvelly, Ellikatta, and Kottur.
ii.Over the next 15 years, Microsoft will spend over Rs 15,000 crore on the project. 
iii.A data centre region essentially means a set of data centres spread across a wide expanse of land.
iv.The datacentre will deliver advanced data security and cloud solutions that will help enterprises, start-ups, developers, education, and government institutions.
v.This will offer the entire Microsoft portfolio across the cloud, data solutions, AI, productivity tools, and customer relationship management (CRM) with advanced data security, for enterprises, start-ups, developers, education, and government institutions.
Key Points:
i.This is in line with Microsoft’s commitment to strengthen India’s economic resurgence and evolution as an important innovation hub. 
ii.This will also be one of the largest foreign direct investments (FDIs) the state has attracted. 
Note: Hyderabad hosts one of the largest Microsoft offices in the world.
About Microsoft Corporation(Microsoft):
Chairman& CEO– Satya Nadella
Headquarters– Redmond, Washington, United States of America

The Chief Minister Of TN Inaugurated India’s Largest Floating solar power project At ThoothukudiTN CM launches SPIC’s floating solar unit at Thoothukudi

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M. K. Stalin inaugurated India’s largest floating solar power plant constructed at a cost of Rs 150.4 crore. The floating plant is established in Southern Petrochemicals Industries Corporation Limited (SPIC) factory at Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu to provide clean energy.
It aims to provide environmentally sustainable power generation and to reduce carbon footprint
i.The floating power plant has the capacity to produce 42 million units of electricity per annum.
ii.The solar power plant is owned by Greenam Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AM International.
iii.It is the SPIC’s part of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) progress, to produce renewable energy.
Note: TN Chief Minister MK Stalin also laid the foundation stone for India’s first international furniture park spread over 1,156 acres at Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu.
About The Floating Power Plant:
i.SPIC worked with France-based floating solar power specialists and global leader Ceil & Terre for the constructions and designs.
ii.The 48-acre floating solar power plant has been set up on a large water reservoir that spans 62-acres. The solar arrays are placed on floating structures on a water body. 
iii.The plant provides the energy to the SPIC and Greenstar fertilisers factories.
iv.The 25.3 MegaWatt Direct Current / 22 MegaWatt Alternate Current floating solar power plant project aligns with their strategy to implement new-age green and sustainable technology. 
v.The solar panels on the water reduces the evaporation upto 60 percent.
About AM International:
Founder & Chairman – Ashwin Muthiah
Headquarters – Singapore


List of Less Important News – Click Here

*****Click Here View – AC Excluded News*****

Current Affairs Today (AffairsCloud Today)

S.noCurrent Affairs  9 March 2022
19th India-Sri Lanka Naval Exercise SLINEX-21 begins in Visakhapatnam, AP
2Ministry of MSME: Organises Mega Summit on Plastics Recycling & Waste Management, Launches Special Drive to Promote Entrepreneurship
3Central Govt approved continuation of Swatantrata Sainik Samman Yojana till FY26
4IAF Postpone Its Firepower Demonstration Ex Vayu Shakti
5RBI Launches UPI for feature phones ‘UPI123Pay’ and 24*7 helpline ‘DigiSaathi’
6Axis Bank Rolls out ‘HouseWorkIsWork’ Initiative to Bring Educated Women to Workforce
7RBI releases booklet ‘BE(A)WARE’ on modus operandi of Financial Frauds
8Star Health Introduces Women-Centric Medical Insurance Policy
9HDFC MF launches LaxmiForLaxmi financial empowerment initiative for women.
10Google Cloud & Flipkart Enters Strategic Alliance to Advance Innovation in a Digital-first Future
11Mary Kom becomes Brand Ambassador of Lupin Limited’s Shakti campaign
12IPC banned Russian, Belarusian athletes from Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics over Ukraine crisis
13Former Pakistani President Rafiq Tarar passed away
14International Women’s Day 2022 – March 8
15Himachal CM presents Rs 51,365 crore Budget for 2022-23; MLALAD fund raised to Rs 2cr
16Finance Minister Of Telangana Proposed Budget For The Year 2022-23
17Rajasthan Govt. comes up with a new policy to promote cattle rearing
18Chhattisgarh CM launches ‘Kaushalya Matritva Yojana’ for safe Motherhood
19Microsoft to Set up its Datacentre in the Region in Hyderabad, Telangana; 4th Data centre in India
20The Chief Minister Of TN Inaugurated India’s Largest Floating solar power project At Thoothukudi