Indian Navy successfully test fires extended range BrahMos land attack missile.

  • The Indian Navy successfully test-fired the long range version of the BrahMos cruise missile on March 05, 2022 from the stealth destroyer INS Chennai.
  • The purpose of the trial was to demonstrate the accuracy of an extended-range land attack Brahmos supersonic cruise missile.
  • The missile hit its intended target with pinpoint accuracy.
  • The BrahMos is a supersonic cruise missile manufactured by an Indo-Russian joint venture.

Mithali Raj becomes 1st woman cricketer to appear at six Cricket World Cups; Overall 3rd cricketer.

  • Indian women cricket captain Mithali Raj has become the first woman to appear in six World Cups.
  • She is the only third cricketer overall to play six world cup after Sachin Tendulkar and Javed Miandad.
  • She has played in the ICC women’s cricket world cup events in 2000, 2005, 2009, 2013, 2017 and now in 2022.
  • The ICC women’s cricket world cup 2022 is being held in New Zealand.

Union Fisheries Minister Parshottam Rupala inaugurates "Sagar Parikrama" initiative from Gujarat.

  • As a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava, the Union Ministry for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying has organised Sagar Parikrama initiative, to understand the challenges, experiences and aspirations of fishermen community.
  • The programme will be held in phased manner in states that have a coastline.
  • To begin with, Gujarat will mark the first state under this initiative.
  • The Union Minister for Fisheries, Shri Parshottam Rupala inaugurated the Sagar Parikrama on March 05, 2022 from Gujarat.

HANSA-NG successfully completes sea level trials at Puducherry.

  • India’s first indigenously developed Flying Trainer HANSA-NG, successfully completed the sea-level trials at Puducherry from February 19 to March 5.
  • The aircraft has been designed and developed by CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), under the aegis of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
  • HANSA-NG was flown from Bengaluru to Puducherry on February 19, covering a distance of 140 nautical miles in 1.5 hours at a cruising speed of 155 km/hr.

The Queen Of Indian Pop: The Authorised Biography Of Usha Uthup by Srishti Jha.

  • The biography of pop icon Usha Uthup titled The Queen of Indian Pop: The Authorised Biography of Usha Uthup was released on February 28, 2022.
  • The book was originally written in Hindi titled Ullas Ki Naav by author Vikas Kumar Jha.
  • The Queen of Indian Pop: The Authorised Biography of Usha Uthup is the English translation of the book, translated by the writer’s daughter Srishti Jha.
  • The book is published by Penguin Random House India (PRHI).

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