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Indian Railways’ 1st Gati Shakti Cargo Terminal commissioned in Asansol Division of Eastern Railway.

  • The Indian Railways has commissioned the first Gati Shakti Multi-Modal Cargo Terminal’ (GCT) in Asansol Division of Eastern Railways, under the PM GATI-SHAKTI programme.
  • This private siding of Maithan Power Limited was commissioned by the Asansol division at Thaparnagar in Jharkahnd.
  • This is the first Gati Shakti Multi Modal Cargo Terminal (GCT) commissioned in the Indian Railways network since the launch of the GCT policy in December 2021.
  • The commissioning of this terminal will enhance the earnings of Indian Railways by around Rs. 11 crores per month.
  • Indian Railways will set up around 500 multi-modal cargo terminals under the PM GATI-SHAKTI programme within 4-5 years, in line with PM Narendra Modi’s vision of Gati Shakti and the Railway Ministry’s Policy regarding GCT.

India emerges as largest importer of arms in 2017-21: SIPRI Report.

  • The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released its latest report on Trends in International Arms Transfer, 2021.
  • As per the report, India and Saudi Arabia emerged as the largest importers of arms between 2017-21.
  • Both the two countries accounted for 11% of all global arms sales.
  • The report placed India at the top of the list.
  • Largest Arms Exporters in 2017-21:USA, with 39% share, retained its standing as the world’s largest arms exporters during 2017-21.

List of Winners of BAFTA Award 2022.

  • The 75th edition of the British Academy Film Awards, also known as BAFTA Award, was held on 13 March 2022 at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
  • The awards, presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), honours the best national and foreign films of 2021.
  • Given below is the list of winners at the 2022 BAFTAs in main categories
    • Best Film – The Power of the Dog
    • Best Director – Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog
    • Best Actress in Leading Role – Joanna Scanlan, After Love
    • Best Actor in Leading Role – Will Smith, King Richard
    • Best Supporting Actress – Ariana DeBose, West Side Story
    • Best Supporting Actor – Troy Kotsur, CODA

Shreyas Iyer and Amelia Kerr named ICC Players of the Month for February 2022.

  • Shreyas Iyer, the fast-rising India batter, has won the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for February 2022.
  • Among the women category, New Zealand all-rounder Amelia Kerr bagged the ICC Women’s Player of the Month award for February 2022.

Ranjit Rath appointed as Chairman & MD of Oil India Ltd.

  • Ranjit Rath has been appointed as the next Chairman and Managing Director of Oil India Limited (OIL).
  • He will replace current chairman and managing director Sushil Chandra Mishra, who will superannuate on June 30, 2022.
  • Presently Rath is the chairman and managing director of Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd (MECL).

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