07.03.22 CGPSC Daily Current Affairs


1.7 lakh kids become malnutrition-free in Chhattisgarh: Women and Child Development

Citing a survey of women and child development, the state government claimed that the rate of child malnutrition has reduced to 19.86% from 30.13% in Chhattisgarh. In Chhattisgarh, nearly 1.70 lakh children have become free from malnutrition with the successful implementation of Mukhyamantri SuposhanAbhiyaan (Chief Minister’s Nutrition Campaign) which started on October 2, 2019, said officials.

As per officials of women and child development, MukhyamantriSuposhanAbhiyaan proved to be successful in reducing malnutrition rate in Chhattisgarh. According to the data of the “VajanTyohar” (weight festival) organized by the Department of Women and Child Development in the state from 2016 to 2022, the rate of malnutrition has dropped down continuously.
Women and child development department takes the weight of all the children in a particular period and determines the nutritional level during weight festival. In July 2021, weight of about 22 lakh children was taken by the department within 10 days and nutritional assessment was done. The state government has ensured that the data of the weight festival is verified by external agencies as well. Quoting the National health Survey-5, state officials said that the rate of malnutrition has reduced in Chhattisgarh. The national average for malnutrition is 32.1 per cent, while that in Chhattisgarh is 31.3 per cent. Thus malnutrition in Chhattisgarh is less than the national average. Besides, according to the National Family Health Survey-4 year 2015-16, the rate of malnutrition in Chhattisgarh was 37.7 %, while the national average rate at that time was 35.8 %.

According to the survey report of NFHS-5, the rate of malnutrition in the state of Chhattisgarh has come down by 6.4 per cent and this rate has dipped to just 31.3 per cent now. The report of National Family Health had said that efforts made by the Chhattisgarh Government to reduce malnutrition have shown positive results, said state’s health officials.




The TRAPPIST-1 star system is home to the largest batch of roughly Earth-size planets ever found outside our solar system. Discovered in 2016 some 40 light-years away, these seven rocky siblings offer a glimpse at the tremendous variety of planetary systems that likely fill the universe.


Its mass is about 9% of the Sun and its radius is slightly larger than the Jupiter. It has a surface temperature of about 2,290 °C and is about 39 light years from the Sun.

In 2016, scientists found three planets orbiting this star using the Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope (TRAPPIST) in La Silla Observatory, Chile.

India-Sri Lanka maritime exercise SLINEX begins in Visakhapatnam

THE NINTH edition of the India-Sri Lanka bilateral maritime exercise SLINEX is underway at Visakhapatnam with an aim to enhance interoperability and improve mutual understanding between the navies of the two neighbouring countries in the strategically significant Indian Ocean Region.


SLINEX (Sri Lanka–India Naval Exercise) is being conducted in two phases. The first one, the harbour phase at Visakhapatnam on March 7 and 8, followed by the sea phase on March 9 and 10 in the Bay of Bengal.


SLINEX aims to enhance interoperability, improve mutual understanding and also exchange best practices and procedures for multi-faceted maritime operations between both navies.




India moving towards electric mobility from internal combustion engine: NHEV

A working group from National Highway for EV (NHEV) has met NitiAayog to discuss the new battery swapping policy. NHEV has been pushing for public charging stations across the country. As part of the plan, it was discussed that two of the major express highways will be getting electric two-wheelers and three-wheelers.



A proposal was discussed under which all 30 NHEV charging stations on Jaipur-Delhi and Noida-Agra e-highways are going to have 20 two-wheelers and 20 three-wheelers electric vehicles with battery-swapping technology.


Start-up Village Entrepreneurship Programme (SVEP)


Start-Up Village Entrepreneurship Programme (SVEP) is implemented by DeendayalAntyodayaYojana –National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM), Ministry of Rural Development, as a sub-scheme since 2016. With an objective to support the rural poor come out of poverty, supporting them setup enterprises and provide support till the enterprises stabilize, SVEP focusses on providing self-employment opportunities with financial assistance and training in business management and soft skills while creating local community cadres for promotion of enterprises.


SVEP addresses three major pillars of rural start-ups namely – finances, incubation and skill ecosystems. Activities under SVEP are strategically designed to promote rural enterprises, one of the key areas is to develop pool of community resource persons – enterprise promotion (CRP-EP) who are local and support entrepreneurs setting-up rural enterprises. Another key area is to promote the block resource center (BRC) in SVEP blocks, to monitor and manage the community resource persons.





HANSA-NG is an advanced flying trainer. It is powered by Rotax Digital Control Engine. It has other special features like composite lightweight airframe, glass cockpit, bubble canopy with wide panoramic view, electrically operated flaps, etc.


HANSA-NG is indigenously designed and developed by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research -National Aerospace Laboratories (CSIR-NAL). It is a two-seater aircraft and a revamped version of the HANSA, which was developed 30 years ago.


NMCG awarded ‘Special Jury Award’ for Ganga rejuvenation 


The 9th edition of the FICCI Water Awards were organised at the FICCI’s 7th India Industry Water Conclave, held virtually on March 02 and 03, 2022.


National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has been awarded the ‘Special Jury Award’ at the 7th India Industry Water Conclave and the 9th edition of the FICCI Water Awards.

NMCG has been awarded for its effort in reviving River Ganga and bringing about a paradigm shift in water management.



 ICC Women’s World Cup New Zealand 2022 


The ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 has kicked off on March 04, 2022, in New Zealand. This is the 12 edition of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, being held in New Zealand from March 04 to April 03, 2022.


Total 8 teams are participating which includes, New Zealand, Australia, England, South Africa, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and West Indies.T