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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