DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21 MARCH 2016
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1. 21 MARCH OBSERED AS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FORESTS
i. 21st March is observed as International Day of Forests in all over the world.
ii.The day is observed to raise awareness about the importance of all types of forests and of trees outside forests.
iii.Theme of the day 2016 is “Forests and water”.
2. HS PRANNOY WINS 2016 SWISS OPEN GRAND PRIX GOLD BADMINTON TITLE
i. Ace Indian shuttler HS Prannoy has grabbed 2016 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament in the men’s single category.
ii.He defeated Marc Zwiebler of Germany to won the title Basel, Switzerland
iii.In Women’s Single it was won by He Bingjiao from China after defeating Wang Yihan
iv.Men’s Doubles is won by Denmark pair of Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen after defeating Chinese Taipei pair of Lee Sheng-mu and Tsai Chia-hsin.
v. Women’s Doubles is won by Japanese pair of Shizuka Matsuo and Mami Naito after defeating Japanese pair of Naoko Fukuman and Kurumi Yonao .
3. YOGESHWAR DUTT GRABBED THE GOLD MEDAL IN ASIAN OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT
i.Indian grappler Yogeshwar Dutt has grabbed a Gold medal in the Asian Olympic Qualification tournament in the 65 kg freestyle category.
ii.In the final match he defeated Katai Yeerlanbieke from China in the 65 kg freestyle category held at Astana in Kazakhstan.
iii.After this victory he secured an Olympic quota place for India in 2016 Rio Olympic games.
4. EARTH HOUR 2016 OBSERVED ACROSS THE WORLD ON 19 MARCH 2016
i. The tenth edition of World Wide Fund for Nature’s Earth Hour was observed across the World on 19 March 2016 from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm local time.
ii.Earth Hour 2016 encouraged people to explore and adopt a cleaner and more sustainable lifestyle by embracing renewable energy solutions.
iii. In the 2016 Earth Hour millions of people around the world took part in the event for the global climate change awareness campaign.
iv.More than 178 countries and territories participated in the event .
5. INDIAN AIR FORCE SUCCESSFULLY CONDUCTED EXERCISE IRON FIST IN POKHRAN
i. The Indian Air Force successfully conducted Exercise Iron Fist in Pokhran, Rajasthan.
ii.The day and night exercise was aimed at demonstrating IAF’s combat and fire power about its commitment and capabilities in safeguarding the national interests.
AIR CHIEF MARSHAL: ARUP RAHA
6. PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI LAUNCHED KISAN SUVIDHA MOBILE APP
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Kisan Suvidha mobile application for farmers.
ii.It will provide information on subjects such as weather, seeds,market prices, pesticides, fertilizers, and agriculture machinery.
iii.Kisaan Suvidha is mobile app developed to help farmers by providing relevant information to them quickly.