Sunday, March 27, 2022

DAILY GK 22 MARCH 2022

 

DAILY GK  22 MARCH 2022

 

1.       14TH INDIA-JAPAN SUMMIT 2022 IN NEW DELHI

·         The Prime Minister (PM) of Japan, Fumio Kishida, was on a two-day visit to India to attend 14th India-Japan summit 2022 on March 19-20,2022 in New Delhi, Delhi.

·         The last India-Japan summit took place in 2018 in Tokyo.

·         PM Narendra Modi gifted Fumio Kishida a ‘Krishna Pankhi’, a sandalwood artefact by master artisans in Churu in Rajasthan

·         Both sides finalized 7 loans from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) JICA Loans worth Rs 20400 crores for projects in connectivity, water supply and sewerage, horticulture, healthcare, and biodiversity conservation in various Indian States.

 

2.       INDIAN ECONOMIST JAYATI GHOSH ENTERS THE UN’S ADVISORY BOARD ON EFFECTIVE MULTILATERALISM

·         United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres has appointed Jayati Ghosh, an Indian development economist, to a new 12-member high-level Advisory Board on Effective Multilateralism in the UN.

·         The Advisory Board on Effective Multilateralism will be co-chaired by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former Liberian President and Nobel laureate, and Stefan Lofven, former Swedish Prime Minister.

·         The new advisory board will be tasked with building on the ideas in ‘Our Common Agenda,’ such as the importance of women and girls and the need to consider the interests of young people and future generations, to make concrete recommendations for more effective multilateral arrangements on a variety of key global issues.

 

3.       ASIAN BILLIARDS CHAMPIONSHIP 2022

·         The Arjuna & Padma awardee cueist, Pankaj Advani won his eighth title at  the 19th Asian 100 UP Billiards Championship 2022 in Doha, Qatar. 

·         PankajAdvani defeated compatriot Dhruv Sitwala by six frames.

·         Pankaj Arjan Advani has won 16 billiards world titles and  the World Team Billiards Championship once.

·         He is known by his nicknames- ‘The Prince of India’, ‘The Golden Boy’ and ‘The Prince of Pune’.

 

4.       F1 SEASON-OPENING BAHRAIN GP

·         Ferrari’s driver Charles Leclerc (Monaco) won the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix 2022 of Formula one (F1) held at Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain. 

·         Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain) driving Mercedes secured third .

 

5.       INDIAN WELLS MASTERS 2022

·         Indian Wells Masters, also known as the Indian Wells Open and BNP Paribas Open held in California,United States.

·         Taylor Harry Fritz, an American professional tennis player, beat Rafael Nadal to win the ATP Indian Wells Masters, snapping the 21-time Grand Slam champion’s streak of 20 consecutive triumphs.

·         Women’s singles  won by IgaSwiatek , Poland

 

6.       WORLD SPARROW DAY 2022 – MARCH 20

·         World Sparrow Day (WSD) is annually observed in more than 50 countries across the world on 20th March to create awareness and celebrate the ecological significance of sparrows, or common house sparrows (Passer domesticus).

·         The theme for WSD is “I LOVE Sparrows”.

 

7.       INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS 2022 – MARCH 20 

·         The United Nations(UN)’s International Day of Happiness is annually observed across the globe on 20th March to recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world.

·         As per United Nations Development Programme(UNDP), the theme of International Day of Happiness 2022 is “Build Back Happier”.

 

8.       WORLD ORAL HEALTH DAY 2022 – MARCH 20

·         World Oral Health Day(WOHD) is annually observed across the world on 20th March to create awareness about the importance of oral health.

·         The three-year campaign theme 2021-2023 of World Oral Health Day is “Be Proud of Your Mouth”.

 

9.       INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FORESTS 2022 - MARCH 21

·         Since 2013, the International Day of Forests (IDF) has been observed annually on March 21 to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests.

·         The IDF 2022 was observed on the theme ‘Forests and sustainable production and consumption’.

·         It is being organized by the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO),

·         This year’s caters to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12 i.e. Responsible Consumption and Production.

 

10.    INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION 2022 – MARCH 21 

·         The United Nations(UN)’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is annually observed across the globe on 21st March to address the issues of racial discrimination and to create awareness about the need for the elimination of racial discrimination.

·         The observance remembers the victims of the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa, 

·         The theme of  International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2022 is “Voices for Action against Racism”.

 

11.    WORLD POETRY DAY 2022: MARCH 21, 2022

·         Every year on March 21st, World Poetry Day celebrates humanity’s most treasured forms of cultural and linguistic expression and identity.

·         The International Decade of Indigenous Languages (IDIL) 2022–2032, headed by UNESCO, kicks off on March 21, 2022, with World Poetry Day

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