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TNPSC Daily Current Affairs – May 2022

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TNPSC Daily Current Affairs – April 2022

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Current Affairs in English – 31 March, 2022

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

India and the WHO have agreed to establish a global traditional medicine centre in Jamnagar:

  • The World Health Organization and the Government of India signed a memorandum of understanding to create the Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in Gujarat.
  • According to a WHO statement, the onsite opening of the new WHO global centre for traditional medicine in Jamnagar, Gujarat, India, will take place on April 21, 2022.

NATIONAL NEWS

IONS Maritime Exercise 2022 (IMEX-22) concludes in Arabian Sea:

  • The first edition of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) Maritime Exercise 2022 (IMEX-22) was held from March 26 to 30, 2022, in Goa and in the Arabian Sea.
  • The Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) is a series of biennial meetings between the littoral states of the Indian Ocean region, to increase maritime security cooperation, discuss regional maritime issues, and promote friendly relationships among the member states.
  • The forum was established in 2007.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually attends 5th BIMSTEC Summit:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has participated in the 5th Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Summit.
  • The theme of the Summit was “Towards a Resilient Region, Prosperous Economies, Healthy People”.
  • BIMSTEC is an international organisation of seven South Asian and Southeast Asian nations. These are Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.

Cabinet approved $808 million programme to improve and accelerate the performance of MSME:

  • The government authorised a World Bank-backed programme costing around USD808 million on Wednesday to aid and improve the functioning of the country’s MSMEs

Virat Kohli tops in Duff & Phelps Celebrity Brand Valuation Report 2021:

  • Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli was ranked as the most valued celebrity for the 5th consecutive time in 2021.
  • Rank Name Brand Value (In Millions)
  • 1 Virat Kohli            USD 185.7
  • 2 Ranveer Singh      USD 158.3
  • 3 Akshay Kumar      USD 139.6

SPORTS

Canada reaches Football World Cup for first time since 1986:

  • Canada has qualified for the Qatar 2022 football World Cup for the first time in 36 years, after thoroughly beating Jamaica 4-0 in Toronto.
  • Canada becomes the 20th team to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup which will feature 32 nations vying for the ultimate prize in Qatar from November 21 to December 18.

APPOINTMENTS

IFS officer Renu Singh appointed Forest Research Institute (FRI) director:

  • Dr Renu Singh has been appointed by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) as the next director of the Forest Research Institute (FRI) in Dehradun.
  • Singh joined as FRI director after AS Rawat, director-general, ICFRE, handed over his additional charge of director FRI to her.

IMPORTANT DAYS

World Backup Day 2022 observed on 31 March:

  • World Backup Day is marked every year on March 31. The day reminds us to protect our precious digital documents as we’ve become more reliant on technology.

International Transgender Day of Visibility 2022:

  • The International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) occurs annually on March 31 to raise awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide.
  • The day was founded by US-based transgender activist Rachel Crandall of Michigan in 2009.

PER DAY ONE INFO

National Anthem and Flag:

  • Date of adoption of National Flag of India = 22nd July 1947
  • Date of adoption of National Anthem of India = 24th January 1950
  • Date of adoption of National Anthem of India = 24th January 1950

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Current Affairs in English – 30 March, 2022

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

HURUN Global U40 Self-Made Billionaires 2022: India ranks 4th:

  • Hurun Research Institute has released the Hurun Global Forty and Under Self-Made Billionaires 2022.

  • The Hurun Report 2022 lists 87 Self-Made Billionaires in the world aged 40 and under, which is up by 8 from last year.

India’s Namit Malhotra on Oscars win for Dune:

  • This win was a proud moment for India as Namit Malhotra, the CEO and Chairman of Double Negative (DNEG), the studio that did the VFX for the film, brought home this honour.
  • DNEG Headquarters: London, United Kingdom
  • DNEG Founded: 1998, London, United Kingdom

NATIONAL NEWS

President Kovind Confers National Water Awards 2022:

  • The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind has presented the 3rd National Water Awards in New Delhi.
  • The first National Water Award was launched in 2018, by the Jal Shakti Ministry.
  • A total of 57 National Water Awards for 2022 have been conferred to states, organizations and others in 11 different categories.
  • Uttar Pradesh has been awarded first prize, followed by Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu.
  • The 2022 ‘Catch the Rain’ campaign will be implemented till November 30, 2022.
  • The ‘Best District’ awards for the north zone was bagged by Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) and Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar (Punjab)
  • In the “Best Village Panchayat” Category:Vellaputhur Panchayat, Chengalpattu District, Tamil Nadu

Museum of all former Prime Ministers of India inaugurates soon:

  • A museum of all former Prime Ministers, Pradhan Mantri Sangrahalaya (the Museum of Prime Ministers), has been built at Teen Murti Estate, in Delhi.
  • The Rs. 270 crore project will be inaugurated on April 14, 2022, at the Teen Murti Bhavan complex which was the residence of ex-PM Jawaharlal Nehru.

Piyush Goyal inaugurates Indian Jewellery Exposition Centre building in Dubai:

  • The Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal has inaugurated the Indian Jewellery Exposition Centre (IJEX) building in Dubai.

SIDBI partnered with Meghalaya to grow the MSME ecosystem:

  • SIDBI, a financial institution for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, has announced that it has signed a MoU with the Government of Meghalaya’s MiDFC

SPORTS

The men’s and women’s team has won gold in the National Cross Country Championship:

  • In Kohima ,Nagaland, India, on March 27. Darshan Singh of the Services and Varsha Devi of the Railways finally defended their men’s and women’s titles in the National Cross Country Championships.

APPOINTMENTS

Shashi Sinha named as new Chairman of Broadcast Audience Research Council India:

  • The board of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India has elected IPG Mediabrands India CEO Shashi Sinha as the new chairman.
  • Broadcast Audience Research Council Founded: 2010
  • Broadcast Audience Research Council Headquarters: Mumbai
  • Broadcast Audience Research Council CEO: Nakul Chopra

Himanta Biswa Sarma re-elected as President of Badminton Association Of India:

  • The incumbent president of the Badminton Association of India (BAI), Himanta Biswa Sarma has been re-elected unopposed for a second four years term, from 2022 to 2026.
  • Badminton Association of India Founded: 1934
  • Badminton Association of India Headquarters: New Delhi

BOOKS

A book titled ‘Spoorthi Pradatha Sri Somayya’ authored by K Syam Prasad:

  • Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, released a book titled ‘Spoorthi Pradatha Sri Somayya’ authored by Syam Prasad.
  • The book is based on the life story of late Shri Somepalli Somaiah, a social worker from Andhra Pradesh. He inspired youth to dedicate their lives to social welfare.

PER DAY ONE INFO

Heads:

  • Who started the Self-Respect Movement: Periyar
  • Who started the Suthantheera Party; Rajaji
  • Who introduced the k2 scheme: Kamarajar

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Current Affairs in English – 29 March, 2022

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

US, Philippines kick off ‘Balikatan 2022’ largest-ever military drills:

  • The United States military and the military of the Philippines kicked off the military drill Balikatan 2022.
  • Philippines Capital: Manila
  • Philippines Currency: Philippine peso
  • Philippines President: Rodrigo Duterte

NATIONAL NEWS

India’s first steel road featured in Gujarat:

  • Surat, Gujarat, features a road created entirely of steel waste, which is one of the best instances of sustainable development.

DRDO successfully test-fire Indian Army “MRSAM” Missile:

  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has conducted two successful flight tests of the Indian Army version of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile.
  • Chairman DRDO: Dr G Satheesh Reddy
  • DRDO Headquarters: New Delhi
  • DRDO Established: 1958

Actress Deepika Padukone named in inaugural TIME100 Impact Award:

  • Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has been named as one of the awardees of the TIME100 Impact Awards 2022.
  • Apart from Deepika, six other global leaders have also been honoured with the award. The awards were presented at the Museum of the Future in Dubai.

Pramod Sawant takes oath as Chief Minister of Goa for 2nd term:

  • Pramod Sawant took oath as the Chief Minister of Goa on March 28, 2022, for the second straight five-year term.

‘Ishan Manthan’ Festival organised in New Delhi:

  • Union Minister for Culture, Tourism & DONER, G Kishan Reddy has inaugurated the three-day North-East festival called ‘Ishan Manthan’ at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts in New Delhi.

Mahatma Gandhi’s grand daughter launched a Website ‘Modi Story’:

  • The granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi ‘Sumitra Gandhi Kulkarni’ has inaugurated the web portal ‘Modi Story’.

SPORTS

Max Verstappen wins 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix:

  • Max Verstappen (Red Bull – Netherlands) has won the Formula One 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix at Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Saudi Arabia.

Swiss Open Badminton title 2022: PV Sindhu won the title:

  • India’s P.V. Sindhu has defeated Busanan Ongbamrungphan of Thailand to win the women’s singles title at the Swiss Open Super 300 badminton tournament.

PER DAY ONE INFO

General Knowledge:

  • The line that divides India in two – Tropic of Cancer
  • The line that divides Australia in two – Tropic of capricorn
  • The line that divides South Africa in two – The Equator

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Current Affairs in English – 28 March, 2022

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

UNEP Report: Dhaka is world’s most noise polluted city:

  • Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, has been ranked as the most noise polluted city globally, according to the recent ‘Annual Frontier Report, 2022’.
  • As per the report, the city recorded noise pollution of 119 decibels at its highest (dB) in 2021
  • Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad came second in the list with noise pollution of 114 decibels. Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan is third, with maximum noise pollution of 105 dB.
  • UNEP Headquarters: Nairobi, Kenya
  • UNEP Head: Inger Andersen
  • UNEP Founder: Maurice Strong

NATIONAL NEWS

PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana extended by half a year:

  • The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has extended the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY) scheme for another six months, till September 2022, in order to show care and compassion towards the underprivileged and vulnerable parts of society (Phase VI).

Western Naval Command conducts security exercise ‘Prasthan’ in Mumbai Offshore:

  • The Western Naval Command of the Indian Navy organised an offshore security exercise, ‘Prasthan’ in the Offshore Development Area (ODA) off Mumbai.
  • Chief of Naval Staff: Admiral R Hari Kumar
  • Indian Navy Founded: 26 January 1950.

An auspicious celebration of spirit of the Tribe culture: Aadi Bazaar

  • Aadi Bazaars – A Celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Culture and Cuisine, a new one opened on March 26th, 2022 in Ekta Nagar, in Gujarat’s Narmada district.

Smriti Irani inaugurates ‘Bharat Bhagya Vidhata’ mega Red Fort Festival:

  • Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Irani has inaugurated the ten-day mega Red Fort Festival, ‘Bharat Bhagya Vidhata’ at Red Fort in Delhi.
  • The ministry has collaborated with the Dalmia Bharat Group (DBG) to organise the event as DBG has adopted the Red Fort as its Monument Mitra.
  • The festival will commemorate the heritage, culture and diversity of every part of India.

IMPORTANT DAYS

GoI designates October 5 as National Dolphin Day:

  • The Union Ministry for Environment, Forest and Climate Change has designated the 5th of October to be celebrated as National Dolphin Day.

Earth Hour 2022 Celebrated on 26th March:

  • Earth Hour 2022 is being marked on March 26, 2022. The Earth Hour 2022 theme will focus on ‘Shape Our Future.
  • World Wide Fund Headquarters: Gland, Switzerland
  • World Wide Fund Founded: 29 April 1961, Morges, Switzerland
  • World Wide Fund President and CEO: Carter Robert

World theatre Day 2022 celebrates on 27th March:

  • World Theatre Day is celebrated annually on March 27, promoted by the International Theatre Institute (ITI).

APPOINTMENTS

Lt. Gen. Vinod G. Khandare appointed as Adviser in Defence Ministry:

  • Lieutenant General Vinod G. Khandare (retired) has been appointed as Adviser in the Ministry of Defence, providing strategic insights and advise on matters relevant to defence strategy.

AWARDS

Oscars Awards 2022: 94th Academy Awards 2022 announced:

  • The 94th Academy Awards returned to the Dolby Theater in Hollywood as the top films from the last year were honoured by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role: Will Smith, “King Richard”
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role: Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye)
  • Best Picture: CODA
  • Best International Feature Film: Drive My Car
  • Documentary Short Subject: The Queen of Basketball
  • Best Directing: Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog)
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Ariana DeBose (West Side Story)’
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Troy Kotsur (CODA)
  • Best Makeup & Hairstyling: The Eyes of Tammy Faye
  • Best Cinematography: Dune
  • Best Original Score: Hans Zimmer (Dune)
  • Best Visual Effects: Dune
  • Best Animated Feature Film: Encanto
  • Best Animated Short Film: The Windshield Wiper
  • Best Costume Design: Cruella
  • Best Original Screenplay: Kenneth Branagh (Belfast)
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: Sian Heder (Coda)
  • Best Live Action Short Film: The Long Goodbye
  • Best Sound: Dune
  • Best Documentary Feature: “Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)”
  • Best Original Song: “No Time To Die” from “No Time to Die,” music and lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell
  • Best Production Design: Dune
  • Best Film Editing: Dune

Cochin International Airport bagged ‘Covid champion’ award at Wings India 2022:

  • The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) has won the ‘Covid champion’ award at Wings India 2022.
  • The Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru won two the ‘Best Airport’ under the General Category and the ‘Aviation Innovation’ Award at the event.

PER DAY ONE INFO

Top Awards:

  • India’s highest award – Bharat Ratna
  • The highest award in the field of literature – the Jnana Peeta Award
  • The highest award in the field of sports -Khel Ratna Award
  • The highest award of the Department of Defense -Param Vir Chakra

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Current Affairs in English – 25 March, 2022

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

First wildlife bond issued by World Bank to save Africa’s black rhino:

  • The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD) has issued the Wildlife Conservation Bond (WCB).
  • World Bank Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States
  • World Bank Formation: July 1944
  • World Bank President: David Malpas

Malaysia to host 4 nations for Bersama Shield 2022 military exercise:

  • Malaysia to host 4 nations for Bersama Shield 2022 military exercise:
  • Malaysia will host armed forces from 4 nations namely, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom in the annual Bersama Shield 2022 training exercise.
  • Malaysia Capital: Kuala Lumpur
  • Malaysia Currency: Malaysian ringgit
  • Malaysia Prime Minister: Ismail Sabri Yaakob

NATIONAL NEWS

Indian Psychiatric Society national conference begins in Visakhapatnam:

  • The 73rd Annual National Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society (ANCIPS) has been organized in Visakhapatnam from today to the 26th of March.

Government set the target to create 220 new airports by 2025:

  • Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia stated on Wednesday that the Government has set a target of building 220 new airports by 2025.
  • “Cargo flights for perishable food items will be boosted by 30% in the next few years, with 133 new flights,” he stated.

Yogi Adityanath take Oath as UP Chief Minister for 2nd Term:

  • Yogi Adityanath takes oath as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh for his second term in office.

IMPORTANT DAYS

International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members 2022:

  • The United Nations observes the International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members on 25 March every year.
  • The International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members is marked each year on the anniversary of the abduction of Alec Collett, a former journalist who was working for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) when he was abducted by armed gunman in 1985. His body was finally found in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley in 2009.

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade 2022:

  • International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade is marked on 25 March.
  • 2022 Theme: “Stories of Courage: Resistance to Slavery and Unity against Racism”.

APPOINTMENTS

Hisashi Takeuchi named as MD and CEO of Maruti Suzuki:

  • Hisashi Takeuchi (from Japan) has been appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Maruti Suzuki.
  • Maruti Suzuki Founded: 1982, Gurugram
  • Maruti Suzuki Headquarters: New Delhi

AWARDS

Mario Marcel wins the Governor of the year award 2022:

  • Mario Marcel, the Governor of the Central Bank of Chile, has won the Governor of the year award at the Central Banking Awards 2022.

PER DAY ONE INFO

India:

  • India’s first Finance Minister – Shanmugam Chetty
  • First President of India – Rajendra Prasad
  • India’s first Prime Minister – Nehru

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Current Affairs in English – 24 March, 2022

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Hottest place on earth:

  • Kuwait becomes hottest place on earth, records 53.2 degree Celsius
  • Kuwait reached a scorching temperature of 53.2 degrees Celsius (127.7 degrees Fahrenheit), making it among the hottest places on earth.
  • Kuwait Capital: Kuwait City
  • Kuwait Currency: Kuwaiti dinar

NATIONAL NEWS

Pushkar Singh Dhami takes oath as 11th CM of Uttarakhand:

  • Pushkar Singh Dhami has taken oath as 11th Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. He will take over the reins of the state for the second time in a row.

Nagaland became first paperless assembly by implementing e-Vidhan application:

  • Nagaland has created history by becoming the first State Assembly in the country to implement the National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA) programme to become completely paperless.
  • Nagaland Capital: Kohim
  • Nagaland Chief Minister: Neiphiu Rio
  • Nagaland Governor: Jagdish Mukhi (additional charge)

Kerala becomes 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.
  • Kerala Governor: Arif Mohammad Khan
  • Kerala Capital: Thiruvananthapuram
  • Kerala Chief Minister: Pinarayi Vijaya

IIT Madras established Policy Centre along with AquaMAP Water Management:

  • The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras builds a new interdisciplinary water management and policy centre known as ‘AquaMAP’ to address India’s water issues.

Ministry of Civil Aviation & FICCI organized ‘WINGS INDIA 2022’ in Hyderabad:

  • Ministry of Civil Aviation (MOCA) and FICCI are jointly organizing Asia’s largest event on Civil Aviation (Commercial, General and Business Aviation), titled ‘WINGS INDIA 2022’.
  • The theme of the event: [email protected]: New Horizon for Aviation Industry.
  • FICCI Founded: 1927
  • FICCI Headquarters: New Delhi
  • FICCI President: Sanjiv Meht
  • FICCI Secretary General: Dilip Cheno
  • FICCI Director-General: Arun Chawla

TAMIL NADU NEWS

Tamil Nadu’s Narasingapettai Nagaswaram got geographical identification tag:

  • Geographical Indication tag has been awarded to the Narasingapettai Nagaswaram under the category of musical instruments of class 15.
  • Narasinghapettai nagaswaram is a classical wind music instrument that is traditionally made in a village near Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu.

IMPORTANT DAYS

World Tuberculosis Day observed on 24th March:

  • The theme of World TB Day 2022 – ‘Invest to End TB. Save Lives.’
  • The date marks the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium that causes TB, which opened the way towards diagnosing and curing this disease.
  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the WHO’s Director-General.
  • WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

International Day for the Right to the Truth: 24th March:

  • International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims every year.

AWARDS

Abel prize for 2022: American mathematician Dennis P. Sullivan:

  • The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has awarded the Abel Prize for the year 2022 to American Mathematician Dennis Parnell Sullivan.
  • The citation mentions that the award has been given, “For his groundbreaking contributions to topology in its broadest sense, and in particular its algebraic, geometric and dynamical aspects.”

Padma Bhushan:

  • Devendra Jhajharia became 1st para-athlete to receive Padma Bhushan
  • Devendra Jhajharia became the first para-athlete to receive the Padma Bhushan award.
  • He has won many Paralympic medals, including gold at the 2004 Paralympics in Athens and 2016 Rio Games, and a silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

PER DAY ONE INFO

Peaks:

  • India’s highest peak – Godwin Austin
  • The highest peak in South India – Anaimudi
  • The highest peak in Tamil Nadu – Thottapetta

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Current Affairs in English – 23 March, 2022

NATIONAL NEWS

IQAir’s 2021 World Air Quality Report: Delhi world’s most polluted capital:

  • New Delhi has been ranked the world’s most polluted capital city for the second consecutive year as per IQAir’s 2021 World Air Quality Report.
  • New Delhi is followed by Dhaka (Bangladesh), N’Djamena (Chad), Dushanbe (Tajikistan) and Muscat (Oman) as the top five most polluted capital cities respectively

EX-DUSTLIK between Indian and Uzbekistan armies begins:

  • The 3rd edition of the joint training exercise named EX-DUSTLIK between the Indian army and Uzbekistan army.
  • Uzbekistan Capital: Tashkent
  • Uzbekistan President: Shavkat Mirziyoyev
  • Uzbekistan Currency: Uzbekistani soʻm

Knight Frank: India Placed 51st in Global House Price Index Q4 2021:

  • India has improved its rank by five spots to be placed at 51st position in the ‘Global House Price Index Q4 2021’ released by property consultant Knight Frank.

West Bengal celebrated ‘Dol Utsav’ or ‘Dol Jatra’:

  • West Bengal celebrated the ‘Dol Utsav’ or ‘Dol Jatra’, the festival of colours, marking the onset of the spring season.
  • West Bengal Capital: Kolkata
  • West Bengal Governor: Jagdeep Dhankha
  • West Bengal Chief minister: Mamata Banerjee

9th India-Seychelles Joint Military Exercise ‘LAMITIYE-2022’ begins:

  • The 9th edition of the Joint Military Exercise ‘LAMITIYE-2022’ between the Indian Army and Seychelles Defence Forces (SDF) was held from March 22 to 31, 2022 at Seychelles Defence Academy (SDA).
  • Seychelles Capital: Victoria
  • Seychelles President: Wavel Ramkalawan
  • Seychelles Continent: Africa

IMPORTANT DAYS

Shaheed Diwas or Martyrs’ Day Observed On 23rd March:

  • Every year, the Nation was observed on March 23rd as Martyrs Day (Shaheed Diwas or Sarvodaya Day).
  • Also, 30 January is observed as Martyr’s Day or Shaheed Diwas in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi.

World Meteorological Day 2022:

  • World Meteorological Day is celebrated globally on March 23rd every year. The day is celebrated as the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
  • This year World Meteorological Day is celebrated keeping the theme of Early Warning and Early Action.
  • World Meteorological Organization Head: David Grimes.

March 22 observed as Bihar Day:

  • Bihar Diwas 2022 marks the 110th anniversary of the state’s founding. The annual Bihar Diwas is no longer limited to festivities hosted by the state government.

AWARDS

75 Women felicitated by NITI Aayog at 5th Women Transforming India Awards:

  • The Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) of the NITI Aayog organised the 5th edition of the Women Transforming India Awards (WTI).
  • As part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, to celebrate 75 years of India’s independence, the WTI Awards have been conferred 75 women achievers for their contribution towards a ‘Sashakt Aur Samarth Bharat’.

SPORTS

Lakshya Sen finishes runner-up; loses to Axelsen in final Of All England Championship’s:

  • Lakshya Sen, who won bronze at the World Championships, placed second at the 2022 All England Open Badminton Championships after losing to world number one Viktor Axelsen.
  • Only two Indians have ever won the prestigious All England Open Badminton Championships award:
  • Prakash Padukone (1981)
  • Pullela Gopichand (2001)

PER DAY ONE INFO

India:

  • Bernard Shaw of India – Annadurai
  • Rousseau of india -Periyar
  • Parrot of india -Amir Kusuru
  • Iron Man of India -Padel

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Current Affairs in English – 22 March, 2022

NATIONAL NEWS

HDFC Bank to launch “SmartHub Vyapar programme” & ‘AutoFirst’ app:

  • HDFC Bank has announced to launch the “SmartHub Vyapar programme” & ‘AutoFirst’ app the following two initiatives/application to give a digital push to small business loans.
  • HDFC Bank Headquarters: Mumbai
  • HDFC Bank Founded: August 1994
  • HDFC Bank CEO: Sashidhar Jagdishan
  • HDFC Bank Chairman: Atanu Chakraborty

IMPORTANT DAYS

World Poetry Day:

  • On 21st March, World Poetry Day is celebrated every year to recognise the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind.
  • World Poetry Day Headquarters: Paris, France
  • World Poetry Day Director-General: Audrey Azoulay
  • World Poetry Day Founded: 16 November 1945, London, United Kingdom

22nd March celebrates globally as World Water Day:

  • World Water Day is celebrated globally on 22nd March every year. The day aims to highlight the importance of freshwater.
  • The World Water Day theme 2022 is “Groundwater,
  • Making the Invisible Visible”.
  • Secretary-General of the United Nations: Antonio Guterres
  • The United Nations officially came into existence on 24 October 1945

BOOKS

‘Road to 1000’ book released by Sportstar and The Hindu group:

  • Sportstar and The Hindu group released a coffee-table book, ‘Road to 1000’, at the 2022 Sportstar Aces Awards at The Taj Mahal Palace hotel.

AWARDS

Neeraj Chopra wins Sportsman of the Year award: Sportstar Aces 2022

  • Tokyo Olympic gold medallist, Neeraj Chopra claimed the coveted ‘Sportstar of the Year (Male)’ award at the 2022 Sportstar Aces Awards.

SPORTS

BNP Paribas Open Tournament 2022:

  • The 2022 BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, also known as the 2022 Indian Wells Masters.
  • Category Winner
  • Women’s singles Iga Świątek (Poland)
  • Men’s Singles Taylor Fritz (United States)
  • Women’s Doubles Xu Yifan / Yang Zhaoxuan
  • Men’s Doubles John Isner / Jack Sock

APPOINTMENTS

Indian Economist Jayati Ghosh named as member of UN’s Advisory Board:

  • United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres has announced the appointment of Indian development economist Jayati Ghosh as a member of the UN’s newly established Advisory Board.

PER DAY ONE INFO

Newspapers:

  • India’s first newspaper – Bengal Gazette
  • Tamil Nadu’s first Tamil daily newspaper- Sudhesimithiran
  • India’s first Regional newspaper – Samvath Kaumudi

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