22 March 2023 : Latest Current Affairs 22nd March
Important Current Affairs 22nd March 2023
In this article, we will discuss all the Current Affairs of 22nd March including national, international, banking, finance, sports, awards, and many others. So if you are interested to know about the latest 22nd March 2023 current affairs then read this article till the end.
Current Affairs of 22nd March – National News
1. C-20 India Inception meeting conducted in Nagpur
◉ The Orange City in Nagpur, Maharashtra will host the Civil20 India (C-20) Inception meeting from March 20–21, 2023.
◉ It is one of the empowered groups, which gives a platform for Civil Society Organisations to convey the people’s goals to the world leaders in G20.
◉ The inaugural event was attended by Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and Spiritual leader Mata Amritanandmayi.
◉ 30 speakers and about 250 delegates attended the two-day inception meeting.
◉ Together with other tourism destinations, the delegates also visited the wildlife in the Pench Tiger Reserve in Nagpur.
2. NGEL inked a deal with Indian Oil Corporation Limited for setting up renewable energy projects
◉ A joint venture agreement was struck between NTPC Green Energy Limited (NGEL), a fully owned subsidiary of NTPC Ltd, and Indian Oil Company Limited (IOCL) for the establishment of renewable energy projects to meet the refineries’ power needs.
◉ NGEL has set a lofty goal of generating 60 GW of renewable energy over the next ten years.
The signing of the deal will enable it to meet the Government of India’s renewable energy ambitions.
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3. TIME list of World’s Best Sites of 2023 unveiled
◉ Two Indian locations have been included in TIME magazine’s annual list of the “World’s Best Places” for the year 2023.
◉ Ladakh and Mayurbhanj, two locales in India, are among the chosen locations.
◉ The high-altitude region of Ladakh is renowned for its mesmerizing scenery, beautiful lakes, and snow-capped mountains.
◉ A lesser-known location in the eastern state of Odisha is Mayurbhanj.
4. Ratan Tata is given the “Order of Australia” for fostering cross-border relations
◉ For significant service to Australia-India bilateral relations, particularly commerce, investment, and philanthropy, Indian industrialist and philanthropist Ratan Tata has been named an Honorary Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO).
◉ Ratan Tata is the Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons, former Chairman of the Tata Group, and one of the world’s richest businesspeople.
◉ Ratan Tata has been a prominent and active proponent of stronger links between Australia and India, notably campaigning for an India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement, due to be finished in 2022.
5. India’s Cotton Corporation has named Lalit Kumar Gupta as its new CMD.
◉ Lalit Kumar Gupta has been appointed as the new Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) for a period of five years.
◉ The PESB panel recommended him for the position of CMD of CCI.
◉ Now, he is employed as Director (Finance) at the same organization.
◉ CCI is a public sector organization that reports to the textiles ministry.
6. Bombay Jayashri has been selected for the 2023 Sangita Kalanidhi Award
◉ Famous Carnatic vocalist Bombay Jayashri has been selected for the Sangita Kalanidhi award for 2023 by the Music Academy.
◉ She is one of the best Carnatic musicians of today, taught originally by his parents and afterward by TR Balamani and violinist Lalgudi G. Jayaraman.
◉ She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2021.
◉ The Nritya Kalanidhi Award for dancing has been granted to Vasanthalaxmi Narasimhachari. She has specialized in Bharatnatyam and Kuchipudi.
7. Nepali batsman Aasif Sheikh got the 2022 CMJ Spirit of Cricket Award
◉ Nepali batsman Aasif Sheikh was selected as the winner of the Christopher Martin-Jenkins Spirit of Cricket Award 2022.
◉ The Prize is presented every year by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), UK in partnership with the BBC.
◉ The CMJ Spirit of Cricket Award was developed in 2013 by MCC and the BBC in memory of former MCC President and BBC Test Match Special commentator Christopher Martin-Jenkins (CMJ), who was enthusiastic about promoting the spirit of the game.
◉ Sheikh was awarded for his sporting conduct demonstrated in a Men’s T20 International against Nepal and Ireland in February 2022.
8. India to host 2023 SAFF Championships in Bengaluru
◉ The 2023 edition of the SAFF Championship, South Asia’s marquee international competition, will be held in Bengaluru from 21 June to 3 July 2023.
◉ This was announced by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) (AIFF).
◉ For the fourth time overall and the first time since the 2015 edition, which took place in Thiruvananthapuram, India will host the competition.
◉ All the member associations of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) are slated to participate in the 13th edition of the event.
9. Sergio Perez won the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2023
◉ Red Bull driver Sergio Perez won the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2023.
◉ Max Verstappen came in second position.
◉ Two-time champion Fernando Alonso finished third in his Aston Martin.
◉ He was closely followed by the Mercedes combination of George Russell and Lewis Hamilton.
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10. Launch of the book “Women and Men in India 2022” by Inderjit Singh Rao
◉ The 24th edition of “Women and Men in India 2022” was introduced in New Delhi by Minister of State (Independent Charge) Rao Inderjit Singh for the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI).
◉ It covers a wide range of themes, including political engagement, education, employment, health, and demographic factors.
◉ The book contains disaggregated data by gender, rural-urban divide, and geographical region, which helps to comprehend the variations and inequities between diverse groups of men and women in India.
11. World Down Syndrome Day is on March 21.
◉ World Down Syndrome Day is observed annually on 21 March.
◉ Purpose – To promote awareness about Down syndrome and support individuals who are living with this condition.
◉ Theme: With Us, Not For Us in 2023
12. International Day of Forests is on March 21.
◉ International Day of Forests is held every year on 21 March.
◉ Goal – To create awareness about the value of forests, woodlands, and trees in our lives.
◉ Theme: Forests and health in 2023
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