21st March 2022 Current Affairs
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21st March 2022 Current Affairs is provided below:
1. International Day of Forests:
- Observed on 21st March
- Also known as World Forestry Day
- Theme 2022: Forests and Sustainable Production and Consumption.
2. International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination:
- Observed on 21st March
- Theme 2022: Voices for Action Against Racism.
3. Digital Payment to Non-internet users:
- BPCL becomes the first to provide its customers with a voice-based digital payment option for booking LPG cylinders.
- Customers who do not have access to a smartphone or the internet can use this feature to book cylinders and pay via the UPI 123PAY system.
4. Sports Icon Award:
- Award to Former Indian Cricketer Suresh Raina
- Awarded by the Maldives government.
5. Sportstar Aces Award 2022:
- Sportstar of the Year (Male) – Neeraj Chopra
- Sportstar of the Year (Female) – Mirabai Chanu
- Sportswoman of the Year (Individual sports) – Lovlina Borgohain
- Para Athlete of the year (Female) – Avani Lekhara
- Special Recognition Award – Pramod Bhagat, Arif Khan
- Sportswoman of the Year (Team Sports) – Savita
- Sportsman of the Year (Team Sports) – Rupinder Pal Singh.
- Lifetime Achievement Award – Ajit Pal Singh
6. F1 Bahrain Grand Prix 2022:
- Won by Charles Leclerc at the Bahrain International Circuit, a motor racing circuit in the west of Bahrain.
7. International Arbitration and Mediation Centre:
- The Foundation stone was laid by CJI N.V.Ramana in Hyderabad.
- IAMC Hyderabad is India’s first arbitration centre for alternative dispute resolution.
8. International Adolescent Health Week:
- Observed from March 20 to March 26
- Theme 2022: Transition.
9. Rapid Rail of India:
- 82km long Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Rapid Rail Corridor.
- It is a first of its kind system in which trains run at 180kmph.
10. Best Tableaux:
- The Ministry of Civil Aviation has been conferred with the Best Tableaux trophy for republic day 2022.
- The tableau showcased Regional Connectivity Scheme – UDAN.
- Besides it, Buddha statue at Gaya, Mahaparinirvana stupa, Kushinagar, Humayun tomb, Konark sun temple, Hampi temple, Ajanta caves.
- About UDAN:
- Regional Air connectivity scheme.
- To provide airline tickets at an affordable rate to the people.
- Launched on 21st October 2016
- Started on 27th April 2017
- Motto: Let the common citizen of the country fly.
- Under the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
11. LAMITYE 2022:
- 9th Joint Military exercise between the Indian Army and Seychelles defence forces.
- Biennial training event
- The Ministry of environment and forest climate change celebrates international forest day to make forest conservation – a Janbhagidari initiative.
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