Current Affairs in English – 16 March, 2022


Maternal Mortality in India:

  • Kerala has yet again emerged on top when it comes to maternal and child health, with the State recording the lowest Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR).
  • Kerala, Telangana, and Maharashtra are included in the top 3 states with the lowest MMR in India.
  • The Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) has worsened in West Bengal, Haryana, Uttarakhand, and Chhattisgarh.
  • The maternal mortality ratio (MMR) has drastically improved in UP, Rajasthan, and Bihar.
  • Italy, Norway, Poland, and Belarus have the lowest MMR in the world.

Nation’s first AI & Robotics Technology Park (ARTPARK) :

  • The country’s first Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Technology Park (ARTPARK) was launched in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

World Peace Center:

  • India’s first ‘World Peace Center’ will be established in Gurugram
  • Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti organisation established by Ambassador of Peace, Eminent Jainacharya Dr Lokeshji will establish India’s first World Peace Center in Gurugram, Haryana.

Mission Indradhanush: Odisha topped in full immunization with 90.5% coverage:

  • According to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS)-5, Odisha became the top state in the list of full immunizations in India with 90.5% coverage under Mission Indradhanush.
  • Odisha Capital: Bhubaneswar
  • Odisha Governor: Ganeshi Lal
  • Odisha Chief Minister: Naveen Patnai

‘Gender Samwaad’ organised by the Ministry of Rural Development:

  • Over 3000 State Mission employees and members of SHGs from 34 states logged in to attend the third edition of ‘Gender Samwaad,’ organised by the DAY-NRLM.
  • The event was held as part of the Amrit Mahotsava‘s Iconic Week commemoration theme of ‘Naye Bharat ki Naari.‘


National Vaccination Day:

  • In India, the National Vaccination Day (also known as National Immunisation Day (IMD)) is observed on 16 March every year, to convey the importance of vaccination to the entire nation.
  • The day was first observed in the year 1995.
  • The theme for National Vaccination Day or National Immunisation Day 2022 is “Vaccines Work for all”.


[email protected]: Dreams Meet Delivery’:

  • A book titled ‘[email protected]: Dreams Meet Delivery’ released soon
  • The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced to release a book on the life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi titled [email protected]: Dreams Meet Delivery.


A poem ‘Monsoon’ published by Sahitya Akademi:

  • Sahitya Akademi, India’s National Academy of Letters has published a book-length poem ‘Monsoon’ by Indian poet-diplomat Abhay K.
  • Sahitya Akademi was established on 12th March in 1954.
  • Its logo was designed by Satyajit Ray himself and Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru was its first President.
  • The first book published by the Academy was Bhagwan Buddha by D.D. Koshambi in 1956.
  • It was a translation from Marathi into Hindi.


Special Name:

  • Iron Man of India – Vallabhbhai Patel
  • Father of the Constitution of India -B .R Ambedkar
  • Father of the Indian Renaissance – Rajaram Mohan Roy
  • The father of Indian revolutionary ideas -Bipin Chandra Paul,

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