Current Affairs in English – 28 March, 2022


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


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.


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).


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.


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.


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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