24th March 2022 Current Affairs
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24th March 2022 Current Affairs is provided below:
1. 2nd India – Australia Virtual Summit:
- The Australian PM announces an investment package of about Rs.1,500 crore to boost ties with India in areas such as clean technologies, space and innovation.
2. 3rd Edition of Exercise Dustlik 2022:
- Joint training exercise between the armies of India and Uzbekistan.
- Conducted at Yangiarik, Uzbekistan.
3. 2021 World Air Quality Report:
- Released by the Swiss Organization IQAir
- Report says Delhi becomes the most polluted capital in the world.
- No cities in India met the WHO air quality guideline of 5𝛍g/m³.
4. SBI card and Nature’s Basket jointly launch the International Gourmet Card:
- Nature’s Basket SBI card, a first of its kind credit card.
- It will cater to the cardholder’s specific lifestyle spending demands, such as groceries and gourmet foods.
5. Book released:
- Book – The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World.
- Author – Dalai Lama(Tenzin Gyatso) and Archbishop Desmond
6. Biplobi Bharat Gallery:
- Inaugurated at Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata on the occasion of Shaheed Diwas.
- The gallery displays the contribution of the revolutionaries towards the freedom struggle of India and provides a holistic view of the events that led to 1947.
7. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras builds a new interdisciplinary water management and policy centre known as ‘AquaMAP’ to address India’s water issues.
8. Indian Psychiatric Society National Conference:
- 73rd Annual National Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society (ANCIPS) has been organized in
- Theme: ‘Bridging Minds.Connecting generations in the view of the growing generation gap and its impact on society.
9. 1st Para Athlete to receive Padma Bhushan:
- Devendra Jhajharia
- He has won a silver medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
10. Abel prize for 2022:
- Dennis P.Sullivan, an American mathematician.
- Awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.
- For his contribution to topology in its broadest sense, and in particular its algebraic, geometric and dynamic aspects.
11. Book released:
- Book: Unfilled Barrels India’s Oil Story
- Author: Richa Mishra
- The book highlights the key role played by Keshav Dev Malaviya, who was the then petroleum Minister.
12. World Tuberculosis Day:
- Observed on 24th March.
- Theme 2022: “Invest to End TB. Save Lives”
- To commemorate the date when Dr Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes TB in 1882.
13. International Day for the Right to the Truth:
- Observed on 24th March
- To pay tribute to Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero as he was murdered on 24th March 1980. He was actively engaged in criticizing violations of the human rights of the most vulnerable individuals in El Salvador.
14. Export Preparedness Index:
- Released by NITI Aayog in collaboration with the Institute of Competitiveness
- The index ranks all states and UTs on the basis of their export readiness and performance.
15. Gen.Vinod G. Khandare has been appointed as Advisor in the Ministry of Defence.
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