As the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) 2022 preparatory exam day approaches, candidates should remember to keep up with the latest news and happenings along with reviewing what they have studied so far. From Birbhum violence to IPL, here’s your weekly dose of current affairs.
The Supreme Court of Calcutta has ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to take over the investigation into the Birbhum violence case in West Bengal. CBI will take over the case from the West Bengal Police and submit a progress report to the HC on 7 April. By March 21, miscreants had set fire to 10 houses in the district’s Bogtui village, killing at least 8 people, including women and children.
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Russia Strike Ukraine Theater
On March 16, Russia launched an airstrike on Ukraine’s Mariupol Drama Theater, where nearly 1,300 people had sought refuge amid the war between the two nations. The Ukrainian government has said about 300 people were killed in the airstrike.
Yogi Adityanath Sworn in as UP CM for 2nd Consecutive Term
Yogi Adityanath has been sworn in as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh for the second time in a row. He became the first CM to do so for a second consecutive term after completing a five-year term as CM in the state. Along with him, Keshav Prasad Maurya and Brajesh Pathak were sworn in as deputy prime ministers. The BJP-led alliance won the parliamentary election by taking 273 of the 403 seats in the state.
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IPL 2022 starts
The 15th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) kicked off on March 26. A total of 10 teams are participating this year. In addition to the regular eight teams, two new teams have been formed: Lucknow Supergiants and Gujarat Titans. The number of games has also been increased to 74. Previously there were 60. The game will last more than two months. The first match was between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders, later winning the match by six wickets.
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