Daily Current Affairs March 24, 2022

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  1. The Abel Prize for 2022 was awarded to American mathematician Dennis P. Sullivan:

 The Abel Prize is an annual gift from the King of Norway to one or more outstanding mathematicians. The Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters presents the 2022 Abel Prize to American mathematician Dennis Barnell Sullivan.

The purpose of the award is to “recognize his outstanding contributions to geography in its broadest sense and especially to its algebraic, geometric and dynamic aspects”. He is also a member of the American Mathematical Society. Tennis b. Sullivan Awards:

He has been awarded the Steel Prize, the Wolf Prize for Mathematics in 2010 and the Paulson Prize for Mathematics in 2014.

2.World TB Day is observed on March 24:

World Tuberculosis Day is observed on March 24 each year to raise awareness among the general public about the global epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and its efforts to eradicate the disease.

1882 marks the day Dr. Robert Koch announced the discovery of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis, which paved the way for the diagnosis and cure of the disease. The theme of World TB Day 2022 is: ‘Invest to End TB. Save lives.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the Director-General of the WHO.

WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

  1. The book “Unfilled Barrels: The Oil Story of India” by Richa Misra will be published:

Richa Misra’s book “Unfilled Barrels: India’s oil story” has been published. Richa Misra is a journalist at The Hindu Business Line.

The book highlights the key role of Keshav Dev Malaviya, a petroleum minister with a degree in oil technology in the 1970s, and the emergence of highly competitive private companies such as Cairn Energy from public sector entities including ONGC, and will also publish on Mukesh Ambani’s RIL.

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  1. World No. 1 tennis player Ashley Party announces retirement:

Australian female tennis player Ashley Party has announced her retirement from tennis at the age of 25.

He has won three Grand Slam singles titles – the French Open in 2019, the Wimbledon in 2021 and the Australian Open in 2022. In addition to playing tennis, he also played semi-professional cricket during the break from tennis between 2014-2016.

The party retires after winning three major singles titles at three different venues: the 2019 French Open, the 2021 Wimbledon and the Australian Open in January.

  1. March 24 is International Day for Truth and Rights:

Every year, March 24 is recognized by the United Nations as the International Day of Truth about gross human rights violations and the dignity of victims.

Purpose of the day:

This day aims to pay tribute to those who have dedicated their lives or lost their lives, fighting to promote and protect human rights for all.

March 24 commemorates “Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero” who was assassinated on March 24, 1980.

This day was declared in December 2010 by the United Nations.

  1. Wings India 2022, Asia’s largest civil aviation event launched:

Wings India 2022, Asia’s largest civil aviation event, departs today at Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad.

The fifth edition of the biennial event, co-hosted by Azadi Ka Amit Mahotsav, is entitled “India @ 75: A New Horizon for the Aviation Industry”.

The 4-day event is organized by the Ministry of Civil Aviation and FICCI.

Wings India 2022 is a testament to the Government of India’s commitment to making India the best civil aviation hub in the world, said Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Cynthia.

  1. India successfully tests BrahMos supersonic missile at Andaman and Nicobar:

In the Andamans and Nicobar, India successfully test-fired the surface-to-surface supersonic spacecraft BrahMos. This missile is faster than sound.

 The nine-meter-long missile is capable of traveling at three times the speed of sound and is capable of carrying a weight of 300 kg.

The extended missile hit its target accurately. Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhary said the BrahMos missile had been successfully tested.

  1. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir has reduced after the repeal of Section 370:

Nirmala Sitharaman has said that after the repeal of Section 370, the justice, democracy and economic opportunities of terrorism are reaching Jammu and Kashmir.

Responding to the budget debate for the Union Territory, he said there had been a significant drop in terrorism-related incidents and an increase in investment and employment in J&K. Various barriers to business growth have been removed and J&K’s Industrial Promotion Program provided by the Government of India has provided new impetus for development.

  1. Kerala was the first state to introduce carbon-neutral farming methods:

Kerala is set to become the first state in the country to introduce carbon-neutral farming methods in selected locations.

The government has allocated Rs 6 crore in the budget for this in 2022-23. In the first phase, carbon-neutral farming will be implemented in 13 farms in the Department of Agriculture and tribal areas.

Steps are also being taken to convert the state seed farm in Aluva into a carbon-neutral farm. In the second phase, model carbon neutral farms will be set up in all 140 assembly constituencies.

Governor of Kerala: Arif Mohammad Khan;

Capital of Kerala: Thiruvananthapuram;

Chief Minister of Kerala: Binarayi Vijayan.

  1. Devendra Jazaria is the first Para Athlete to receive the Padma Bhushan Award:

Devendra Jazaria became the first Para Athlete to receive the Padma Bhushan award. He has won several Paralympic medals, including gold at the 2004 Paralympics in Athens and the 2016 Rio Games, and silver at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Among women, Avani Lekara (para-shooter) won the Padma Shri in the sports category. She became the first Indian woman to win two Paralympic medals in the same sport and the first Indian woman to win Paralympic gold.

  1. IIT Madras has established a Policy Center in association with Aquamap Water Management:

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras is developing a new intermediate water management and policy center called ‘AquaMAP’ to solve India’s water problems.

Purpose:

The center will develop scalable models using modern technology to provide smart solutions to water problems.

As a source of feedback, these models will be installed in various parts of the country.

AquaMAP is one of the primary releases planned to deliver in the medium or long term. Established as an organization capable of solving complex real life water problems through federal approaches, providing solutions with wide impact and application.

  1. The Reserve Bank of India has revoked the license of the Kanpur People’s Co-operative Bank:

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has revoked the license of the People’s Cooperative Bank in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has revoked the license of People’s Co-operative Bank Limited, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh as the bank has sections 22 (3) (a), 22 (3) (b), 22 (3) (c), 22 (3). (d) and 22 (3) (e) – under Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949. Section 11 (1) and Section 22 (3) (d) – under Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 – ‘enacted the law applying to co-operative societies subject to changes.

  1. TBS Bank India Introduces Green Deposit Scheme:

TBS Bank India has announced the launch of its Green Deposit Plan for Corporate Customers. It provides an easy way for companies to support eco-friendly projects or ways. DBS Bank is one of the few banks in the world to integrate sustainable growth goals by providing credit and business credit solutions to sustainable and eco-friendly green sectors, and now offers green deposit products.

  1. North Korea tests ballistic missile at sea:

South Korea’s coalition leaders have said they have tested at least one suspicious ballistic missile into North Korean waters.

This is North Korea’s 12th round missile launch this year and came after throwing suspicious artillery into the sea. North Korea has also tested various new missiles. It is a hypersonic weapon and its first missile, launched in 2017, is capable of reaching Guam, the United States’ main military base in the Pacific.

  1. The federal government has set a target of building 220 new airports by 2025:

Central Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Cynthia has set a target of building 220 new airports by 2025.

In response to the Ministry of Civil Aviation’s request for subsidies for 2022-23, he said, “cargo aircraft for perishable food items will be increased by 30% in the next few years with 133 new aircraft.”

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