03 March - National Security Day

03 March - National Safety Day

Ujjain, MP Creates Guinness Record by Lighting 11.71 Lakh Diyas.

  • Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh has created a Guinness record by lighting 11.71 lakh clay lamps (diyas) in 10 minutes.
  • The diyas were lighted as part of the Shiv Jyoti Arpanam Mahotsava on the occasion of Mahashivratri on March 01, 2022.
  • With this they broke the earlier record of lighting 9.41 lakh diyas created in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh on 03 November 2021.
  • Ujjain is also known as Land of Mahakal.
  • The certificate was received by Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

India ranks 120 in Sustainable Development Report 2021 – SDG Index; Top- Finland.

  • India has been ranked at 120th position in the Sustainable Development Report 2021 or Sustainable Development Index 2021.
  • The Index has been topped by Finland.
  • The Index measures the country’s total progress towards achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
  • These 17 Sustainable Development Goals were adopted by the UN General Assembly in September 2015 as a part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • The top 5 countries in this ranking are:
    • 1- Finland;
    • 2- Sweden;
    • 3- Denmark;
    • 4- Germany;
    • 5- Belgium.
  • In this Index, countries are ranked by a score out of 100.
  • India has a score of 60.07. Last year India’s rank was 117.

WCD Minister Smriti Irani launches "Stree Manoraksha Project".

  • The Ministry of Women and Child Development (MoWCD) has launched the Stree Manoraksha Project to improve the mental health of women in India.
  • The project was launched by Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani on day 2 of the week long International Women’s Day week celebrations on March 02, 2022.
  • The initiative has been launched in collaboration with NIMHANS, a world-renowned centre for mental health, neurosciences and allied fields, based in Bengaluru.
  • The project would focus on capacity building of One-Stop Centres (OSC) across India on the tools and techniques as to how to handle the cases of women approaching the One Stop Centres, particularly the women who have suffered violence and distress, with due sensitivity and care.
  • The initiative will extend mental health training to 6000 OSC functionaries under the project.

Tata Motors launches "Anubhav"- showroom on wheels to tap rural markets.

  • Tata Motors has launched a mobile showroom (showroom on wheels) named Anubhav, to target rural customers by increasing their reach in rural areas and providing them with a doorstep car buying experience.
  • Tata Motors will deploy a total of 103 mobile showrooms across the country, to enhance the Tata Motors brand awareness in rural India.
  • These mobile showrooms will be operated by dealerships under Tata Motors’ supervision and guidance.
  • All the dealerships will define monthly routes for these vans on which they will ply and cover the targeted village or tehsil.

ISSF World Cup: Shri Nivetha, Esha, Ruchita win gold in women’s 10m air pistol.

  • In shooting, the Indian trio of Shri Nivetha, Esha Singh and Ruchita Vinerkar made India proud by winning the gold medal in the women’s 10m air pistol team event at ISSF World Cup in Cairo, Egypt, on March 02, 2022.
  • With this win, India is leading the medal table with three medals, including two gold and a silver.
  • Andrea Katharina Heckner, Sandra Reitz and Carina Wimmer of Germany settled for the silver medal.

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