Current Affairs in English – 21 March, 2022

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Military Exercise ‘Cold Response 2022’ :

  • NATO military exercise ‘Cold Response 2022’ begins in Norway
  • The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has organised the massive military drill ‘Cold Response 2022’ in Norway.
  • NATO chief: Jens Stoltenberg
  • NATO Founded: 4 April 1949, Washington, D.C., United States
  • NATO Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium

NATIONAL NEWS

UN World Happiness Report 2022:

  • India has improved its rank by three spots to acquire 136th position in the United Nations’ World Happiness Report for the year 2022, which ranked 146 countries.
  • In 2021, India’s rank was 139.
  • Afghanistan has been ranked as the unhappiest country in the world, at 146th position.

First five country:

  • Finland
  • Denmark
  • Iceland
  • Switzerland
  • The Netherlands

APPOINTMENTS

Rajesh Gopinathan re-appoints as MD and CEO of TCS for five years:

  • The board of IT major, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has announced the re-appointment of Rajesh Gopinathan as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
  • Tata Consultancy Services Founded: 1 April 1968
  • Tata Consultancy Services Headquarters: Mumbai.

AWARDS

Pankaj Advani Won Asian Billiards title for 8th time:

  • Indian cueist Pankaj Advani has defeated Dhruv Sitwala to win his eighth title at the 19th Asian 100 UP Billiards Championship 2022.
  • Overall this is Advani’s 24th international title and 8th Asian crown

Suresh Raina felicitated with ‘Sports Icon’ award by Maldives government:

  • Former India cricketer Suresh Raina has been awarded the prestigious ‘Sports Icon’ award at the Maldives Sports Awards 2022.

IMPORTANT DAYS

World Oral Health Day:

  • The World Oral Health Day is marked every year on March 20.
  • The theme for World Oral Health Day 2021-2023 is: Be Proud Of Your Mouth.

21st March observed as International Day of Forests:

  • The International Day of Forests (also known as World Forestry Day) is celebrated every year on March 21.
  • The theme for 2022 is “Forests and sustainable production and consumption.”

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination:

  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March to remind people about the negative consequences of racial discrimination.
  • The theme “VOICES FOR ACTION AGAINST RACISM”.

PER DAY ONE INFO

India:

  • Andhra Pradesh is the first linguistically divided state of India
  • Number of Islands in India -8
  • Number of States in India -28
  • The largest river in India is the Ganges

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