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Today Top Current Affairs 8 March 2022

Today Top Current Affairs 8 March 2022 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related govt exams, covering the top news, Major Issues, Top 10 Current News of the day, Important events in National Current News, and International Current News.

National News

Labour Ministry launches ‘Donate-a-Pension’ initiative

Union Labour and Employment Minister Bhupender Yadav have launched the ‘Donate-a-Pension (‘डोनेट-ए-पेंशन’)’ programme under Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan (PM-SYM) for people to contribute to the pension fund of their support staff on 7th March 2022 (Monday).

  • “Launched ‘Donate-a-Pension’ programme is an initiative under (PM-SYM) pension scheme and people can donate the premium contribution of their immediate support staff such as domestic workers, drivers, helpers etc.
  • 18-40 years aged unorganised sector workers can register themselves and deposit a minimum of Rs 660 to 2400 every year.
  • They will get the minimum assured pension of Rs 3,000 per month when they will turn in 60.

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9th India-Sri Lanka Bilateral Maritime Exercise SLINEX

THE NINTH (9th) edition of the India-Sri Lanka bilateral maritime exercise named SLINEX is being conducted from 07 March to 10 March 2022 at Visakhapatnam.

  • the main purpose of this exercise is 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) has been scheduled in two phases. The first phase named the harbour phase will be held at Visakhapatnam on March 7 and 8.
  • followed by the sea phase will be conducted on March 9 and 10 in the Bay of Bengal.
  • From the India Side, the Indian Navy will represent INS Kirch, a guided missile corvette.
  • Sri Lanka Navy will represent SLNS Sayurala, an advanced offshore patrol vessel.

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Axis Bank and Airtel partners to boost India’s digital ecosystem

Bharti Airtel and Axis Bank announced a strategic partnership to strengthen the growth of India’s digital ecosystem through a range of financial solutions.

  • The main objective of the partnership is to enable access to credit and various digital financial offerings from Axis Bank to Airtel’s 340 million-plus customers.
  • The partnership will offer first-of-its-kind co-branded credit card ‘Airtel Axis Bank Credit Card’ with industry-leading benefits, pre-approved instant loans, Buy Now Pay Later offerings.

About Axis Bank –

  • CEO: Amitabh Chaudhry
  • Headquarters: Mumbai
  • Founded: 1993, Ahmedabad

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India win a Gold Medal in women’s 25m pistol team event at Cairo ISSF World Cup 2022

Indian Rahi Sarnobat, Esha Singh and Rhythm Sangwan have clinched gold in the women’s 25m pistol team event on the penultimate day of the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup in Cairo on 6th March 2022 (Sunday).

  • Indian team defeated Singapore’s Shun Xie Teo, Xiu Hong Teh and Ling Chiao Nicole Tan, 17-13.
  • On the other hand, Anish Bhanwala, Gurpreet Singh and Bhavesh Shekhawat have received a silver medal in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Team event.
  • Germany’s Christian Reitz, Oliver Geis and Florian Peter beat the Indian men’s 25m pistol team of Anish Bhanwala, Gurpreet Singh and Bhavesh Shekhawat by 17-7.

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ISSF World Cup 2022: India tops medal table with 7 medals including 4 golds

India has received a total of seven medals including four gold, two silver and one bronze medal and topped the medals tally. the ISSF World Cup 2022 was held in Cairo, Egypt.

  • Followed by Norway stood at second place with six medals including three gold, one silver and two bronze and France was third with 3 gold medals.

Indian Medal Winners list at ISSF World Cup 2022

Gold Medals –

1.Women’s 25m pistol teamRahi Sarnobat, Esha Singh and Rhythm Sangwan
2.Men’s 10m air pistolSaurabh Chaudhary
3.Women’s 10m air pistol teamEsha Singh, Nivetha Paramanantham, Ruchira Vinerkar
4.25m rapid fire pistol mixed teamRhythm Sangwan and Anish Bhanwala

Silver Medals –

1.Women’s 10m air pistol eventEsha Singh
2.Men’s 25m rapid fire pistol teamGurpreet Singh, Anish Bhanwala and Bhavesh Shekhawat

Bronze Medals

1.50m rifle 3 positions mixed team eventShriyanka Sadangi and Akhil Sheoran

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Science Technology

Microsoft to set up India’s largest data centre region in Hyderabad

Tech giant Microsoft will establish its fourth data centre in Hyderabad, Telangana, with an investment of over Rs 15,000 crore, announced on 7th March 2022 (Monday).

  • The 4th Microsoft data centre in India will be one of the largest data centres in India and will be operational by 2025.
  • The Data Centre will help customers thrive in a cloud and AI-enabled digital economy and will become part of the world’s largest cloud infrastructure.
  • Along with it, it will also provide the entire Microsoft portfolio across the cloud, data solutions, artificial intelligence (AI), productivity tools, and customer relationship management (CRM) with advanced data security, for enterprises, start-ups, developers, education, and government institutions.

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Former Australian wicketkeeper Rod Marsh passes away at 74

Australian cricket great Rod Marsh has passed away at the age of 74 after suffering a heart attack at a charity event. Rod Marsh was widely regarded as one of the finest wicketkeepers to ever play the game

  • he played 96 test matches and 92 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) for Australia.
  • He was the 1st Australian wicketkeeper to score a Test century.
  • He made his debut in 1970 before retiring in 1984 and made a world-record 355 Test dismissals.

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Important Days

RBI will observe Digital Payments Awareness Week (DPAW)

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is going to observe Digital Payments Awareness Week (DPAW) between 7th March 2022 and 11th March 2022.

  • It will be observed to celebrate the 17th Foundation Day of the Department of Payment and Settlement Systems (DPSS) on March 7 which is responsible for managing Payments Systems in India.
  • The theme of Digital Payments Awareness Week (DPAW) 2022 is: “Outreach and Availability of Digital Payments”.

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International Women’s Day 2022

Every year, International Women’s Day is observed on March 8 to honour the social, economic, and cultural achievements of women from all areas of life.

  • The main objective of this day is to honour a woman’s accomplishments while also raising awareness about bias.
  • This day is celebrated for their extraordinary contributions to society, remarkable triumphs and unmatched fearlessness.
  • The theme of International Women’s Day 2022 is “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow”.

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