Daily Current Affairs March 21, 2022

Daily Current Affairs March 21, 2022
Daily Current Affairs March 21, 2022
  1. March 21 is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination:
  • The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on March 21 to remind people of the negative effects of racism.
  • Theme of International Day 2022: “Voices for Action Against Racism”
  • Purpose: Emphasizes the importance of strengthening meaningful and secure public participation and representation in all areas of decision making to prevent and combat racism.

2.March 21 is observed as International Forest Day:

  • International Forest Day (also known as World Wildlife Day) is celebrated on March 21 each year.
  • The main purpose of this day is to create awareness about the importance of all types of forests.
  • Theme for 2022: “Forests and sustainable production and consumption.”
  • The United Nations General Assembly has declared March 21, 2012 as International Forest Day (IDF).

  1. 2022 World Sparrow Day is observed on March 20:
  • World Sparrow Day (WSD) is celebrated on March 20 each year.
  • This day is to raise awareness about the house sparrow and the dangers it faces.
  • The purpose of World Sparrow Day is to raise awareness and protect birds around the world.
  • The theme of World Sparrow Day 2022 is “Love the Sparrows”.
  • World Sparrow Day was founded by Mohammad Dilawar.
  • The first World Sparrow Day was held in
  • Established the 2011 World Sparrow Awards.

4.CAMS is initiated by the Central Registration Agency under NPS:

  • The live and opening of the Central Record Keeping Agency (CRA) under the National Pension System (NPS) has been announced by Computer Age Management Services Limited (Games).
  • It is the Registration and Transfer Agency of the largest mutual funds (SEBI Regulated Business) in India.
  • Purpose:
  • CAMS was selected as CRA by the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) to expand the services available to NBS subscribers and the ecosystem.
  • The National Pension Scheme (NPS) is a scheme launched by the Central Government on January 1, 2004 to assist in the formation of the Pension Committee.

  1. NCRTC launches India’s first express train for Delhi-Meerut route:
  • Boxes for the Delhi-Meerut Expressway were launched by the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC). In the coming months, the distribution of these semi-high-speed aerodynamic train sets will begin.
  • A total of 210 cars for the first Regional Rapid Transit System Corridor are being delivered from the sawley manufacturing plant.
  • It will provide regional transport services on the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut route, as well as local transport services in Meerut. The 82-km Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS route with a total of 25 stations is now under construction.

6.2022 International Happiness Day is observed on March 20:

  • International Happiness Day is observed around the world on March 20 every year. The United Nations began celebrating this day in 2013.
  • But the resolution was passed on July 12, 2012. This resolution was initiated by Bhutan. Indicates the importance of national happiness.
  • International Joy Day 2022 Theme: The theme of Joy Day 2022 is to be calm, smart and loving.

7.DCS Board re-appoints Rajesh Gopinathan as MD and CEO:

  • The IT Consultancy Services (TCS) Board of IT Major has announced the reappointment of Rajesh Gopinath as Managing Director (MD) and CEO (CEO) for five years. Under his leadership, it has strengthened its position to $ 22.2 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021.
  • His second term begins on February 21, 2022 and ends on February 20, 2027.
  • Rajesh Gopinathan was first appointed CEO and MD of TCS in 2017.
  • Tata Consultancy Services Founded: 1 April 1968;
  • Tata Consultancy Services Headquarters: Mumbai.
  1. March 20, 2022 is celebrated as World Oral Health Day:
  • World Oral Health Day is celebrated on March 20 every year.
  • Purpose of the day:
  • Raises global awareness of oral hygiene and the importance of oral hygiene so that governments, health associations and the public can work together to achieve healthier oral health. Can live a happy life.
  • Theme of World Oral Health Day 2021-2023: Be proud with your mouth.

  1. President Ramnath Govind presents the Padma Awards 2022 at the Civil Investment Festival-I:
  • President Ramnath Govind presents two Padma Vibhushans, eight Padma Bhushans and 54 Padma Shri awards for the year 2022 at the Civil Investment Ceremony-I on March 28 at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
  • Radhe Shyam and General Pipin Rawat (posthumously) were among the prominent recipients of the Padma Vibhushan at the investment ceremony. Ghulam Nabi Azad, Gurmeet Bawa (after death), n. Chandrasekaran, Devendra Jazaria, Rashid Khan, Rajiv Mehrishi, Dr. Cyrus Poonavalla and Sachithananda Swamy receive the Padma Bhushan awards.
  • A total of 128 Padma Awards will be presented this year.
  • The list of recipients includes four Padma Vibhushans, 17 Padma Bhushans and 107 Padma Shri awards. The Interior Ministry said 34 of the award recipients were women.

  1. Manipur Chief Minister Bron Singh has been re-elected for the second time:
  • Nongthombam Biren Singh (born 1 January 1961) is a BJP Manipur state politician, former footballer and journalist.
  • Inaugurated as the Chief Minister of Manipur on 15 March 2017. Piren Singh is the first Chief Minister of Manipur to be sworn in on behalf of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
  • He served in the Border Security Force from 1979–1993.
  • Capital of Manipur: Imphal
  • Founded: 21 January 1972.
  1. NATO Military Training ‘Gold Response 2022’ Launched in Norway:
  • The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has organized a massive military exercise called ‘Gold Response 2022’ in Norway from March 14, 2022. And it will continue until April 01, 2022. The exercise is held every second year in Norway for NATO allies.
  • Partners Gold Response is a long-planned and defensive exercise in which Norway and its allies train in defending Norway against external threats. The exercise was planned and announced long before the war in Ukraine.
  • About 30,000 troops from 27 countries are participating in the 2022 edition with about 220 aircraft and more than 50 ships. This is the largest ‘Gold Response’ exercise conducted in Norway since the 1980s.
  • NATO President: Jens Stoltenberg;
  • NATO Founded: 4 April 1949, Washington, DC, USA;
  • NATO Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium.
  1. 2022 Surajkund International Craft Mela takes place in Haryana:
  • The Mela runs from March 19 to April 4, 2022. Celebrates Indian cultural heritage and folk traditions.
  • Surajkund Mela 2022 Status Overview Theme: This mela attracts over one million visitors including thousands of foreign visitors.

Purpose of this event:

  • This to enhance the vast culture and talents of the country’s indigenous artisans.
  1. Jay Shaw’s tenure as President of the Asian Cricket Council has been extended by one year:
  • The Annual General Meeting of the Cricket Council of Asia was held in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka.
  • The Cricket Council of Asia (ACC) has extended the term of its current chairman Jay Shaw by one year.
  • Jai Shah has been the Secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) since 2019. Shah was first appointed chairman of the ACC in January 2021.
  • Nasmul Hasan has been appointed as the new chairman of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (PCB).
  • Asian Cricket Council President: Amitabh Chaudhary;
  • Asian Cricket Council Headquarters: Colombo, Sri Lanka;
  • Asian Cricket Council established: 19 September 1983; Asian Cricket Council members: 25 associations;
  • Asian Cricket Council Parent Organization:
  1. Maldives Government honors Suresh Raina with ‘Sports Icon’ Award:
  • Former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina has been awarded the prestigious ‘Sports Icon’ award at the Maldives Sports Awards 2022.
  • The Maldivian government has presented Raina with the award in recognition of her various achievements.
  • Raina was nominated with 16 international athletes.
  • He was the first Indian to score 6000 and 8000 runs in his Twenty20 career and the first cricketer to reach 5,000 runs in the IPL.
  • He also holds the record for most fifties in Champions League T20 history.

  1. Pankaj Advani wins Asian Billiards title for the 8th time:
  • Pankaj Arjan Advani is an Indian billiards and former professional snooker player. He is a 23-time International Billiards and Snooker Federation World Champion.
  • He has won 16 billiards world titles, the IBSF World Billiards Championship 15 times and the World Team Billiards Championship once.
  • Indian quiz Pankaj Advani defeats Dhruv Sidwala to win eighth title at 19th Asian 100 UP Billiards Championship 2022 It was held in Doha, Qatar. Overall, this is Advani’s 24th international title and 8th Asian crown. Earlier, Advani had advanced to the finals after overcoming a tough challenge from Myanmar’s Bauk Chau.
  1. F1 Bahrain Grand Prix 2022 Ferrari’s Charles Leklerk wins motor race:
  • Charles Leklerk (Ferrari-Monaco) from Monaco wins the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix 2022 at the Bahrain International Circuit, the motor racing circuit west of Bahrain.
  • Carlos Science Jr. (Ferrari – Spain) was second and Louis Hamilton (Mercedes-Great Britain) was third.
  • This is the first Formula One race of 2022.
  1. NMTC has signed an agreement with IIT Karachi for drone based mineral exploration:
  • NMDC Ltd, the country’s largest iron ore producer, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for drone-based mineral research at IIT Karachi.
  • Established to carry out the regulation and monitoring of drone use and operations in India now working in other industries such as agriculture, urban planning, forestry, mining, disaster management, surveillance and transport.
  1. K. Vijayragavan, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, has launched AquaMAP, the new Water Management and Policy Center of the Government of India:
  • The Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser inaugurated the new Water Management and Policy Center, AquaMAP, at IIT Madras.
  • Purpose of AquaMAP :
  • Our world is facing the effects of climate change and pressure on biodiversity. Thus, its purpose is to renew our air, water and land and make sustainable development vital
  • Furthermore, water consumption in the agricultural sector is the highest of all needs, so focusing on improving agricultural water utilization potential is one of AquaMAP’s key hubs. ”
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