Daily Current Affairs: March 22, 2022

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Important Days

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – 21 March

  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed every year on 21 March to address the issues of racial discrimination and to create awareness about the need for the elimination of racial discrimination.
  • The theme of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2022 is ‘Voices for action against racism’.


World Water Day – 22 March

  • World Water Day is celebrated on 22 March annually to raise awareness about the conservation of water resources. This day also aims to highlight how several regions globally are facing a shortage of freshwater due to over-exploitation of the natural resource.
  • World Water Day was first observed by the United Nations (UN) in 1993.
  • The theme for World Water Day 2022 is ‘Groundwater, making the invisible visible’.


National News

Pramod Sawant was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Goa for the second consecutive term

  • Pramod Sawant was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Goa by Goa Governor P. S. Sreedharan Pillai. His part won 20 seats out of 40 seats in the Goa Assembly election in 2022.
  • Pramod Sawant serves as the thirteenth and current Chief Minister of Goa. He is an Ayurveda Medical practitioner by profession.


  • Capital: Panaji
  • Chief Minister: Pramod Sawant
  • Governor: P. S. Sreedharan Pillai
  • National Park: Mollem National Park


Karnataka Government launches the ‘Dishaank’ app to provide easy access to land records

  • Karnataka Government has launched the ‘Dishaank’ mobile applications to provide easy access to land records to the people of Karnataka.
  • The Dishaank app leverages Karnataka’s decision to digitise all land records (under the Bhoomi project) since 1990.
  • This mobile application was developed under the Karnataka Geographical Information System (K-GIS) program of the Karnataka State Remote Sensing Applications Center (KSRSAC).


  • Capital: Bengaluru
  • Chief Minister: Basavaraj Bommai
  • Governor: Thaawarchand Gehlot
  • National Parks: Anshi National Park, Kudremukh National Park, Bandipur National Park, Bannerghatta National Park, Rajiv Gandhi (Nagarahole) National Park


Pushkar Singh Dhami takes oath as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand for the second consecutive term

  • Pushkar Singh Dhami took oath as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand for the second consecutive term. His part won 47 seats out of 70 seats in the Uttarakhand Assembly election in 2022.
  • He serving as the tenth and the current Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. He was appointed as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand for the first time in 2021.


  • Capital: Dehradun
  • Chief Minister: Pushkar Singh Dhami
  • Governor: Lieutenant General Gurmit Singh
  • National Parks: Corbett National Park, Gangotri National Park, Govind Pashu Vihar National Park, Nanda Devi National Park, Rajaji National Park, Valley of Flowers National Park


International News

Kuwait becomes the hottest place on earth, temperature reaches 53.2 degrees Celsius

  • Kuwait became the hottest place on earth to reach a temperature of 2 degrees Celsius (127.7 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • Earlier, Prime Minister Kuwait Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah offered a years-old promise to cut emissions by 4 per cent by 2035.


  • Capital: Kuwait City
  • Currency: Dinar
  • Prime Minister: Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah


The ninth edition of India-Seychelles joint military exercise ‘LAMITIYE 2022’

  • The ninth edition of the joint military exercise ‘LAMITIYE 2022’ between the Indian Army and Seychelles Defence Forces (SDF) was held at Seychelles Defence Academy (SDA), Seychelles.
  • This exercise is being conducted at the Seychelles Defence Academy (SDA) from 22 March 2022 to 31 March 2022.
  • The main objective of this joint training exercise is to build and promote bilateral military relations in addition to exchanging skills, experiences and good practices between both armies.


Serdar Berdymukhamedov was elected as the President of Turkmenistan

  • Serdar Berdymukhamedov was elected as the President of Turkmenistan after he won the Presidential elections recently held in Turkmenistan. He succeeded his father Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov.
  • Presidential elections in Turkmenistan were held every seven years.


GDP Predictions

Fitch Ratings projects India’s FY23 GDP growth at 8.5 per cent

  • Fitch Ratings projected India’s real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth estimate for the fiscal year 2023 (FY23) to 8.5 per cent by a massive 180 basis points on the back of soaring global energy prices.
  • Earlier, it had revised India’s economic growth estimates for FY22 at 8.4 per cent.


Acquisitions and Mergers

PhonePe acquires GigIndia to strengthen enterprise offerings

  • PhonePe has acquired Pune-based GigIndia, a network for freelance micro-entrepreneurs to strengthen enterprise offerings.
  • Through this acquisition, PhonePe will leverage GigIndia’s network of freelance microentrepreneurs to help corporates and enterprises acquire more customers and scale up their distribution channels.


Science and Technology

IIT Madras launches AquaMAP for improving water use in agriculture

  • IIT Madras has launched a new interdisciplinary water management and policy centre named ‘AquaMAP’ for improving water use in agriculture and solving water problems in India.
  • AquaMAP was developed under the collaboration with IIT Dharwad around the broad theme of ‘Data Science for Water Security and Agriculture Sustenance’.
  • AquaMAP is a national water centre. It aims at providing solutions for complex and challenging water problems by designing and evolving smart and optimal water management practices.


IIT Madras partners with TCS to launch M. Tech in industrial artificial intelligence

  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has partnered with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to launch a web-enabled, user-oriented programme on Industrial AI that is targeted at upskilling employees incorporates in the applications of AI to industrial problems.
  • This is the eighteen-month course that was designed in consultation with TCS, will be offered by IIT-Madras in a completely online live teaching mode through virtual classrooms.



Mali’s former Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubèye Maiga passed away at 67

  • Former Prime Minister of Mali Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga passed away at the age of 67. He served as Prime Minister of Mali from 2017 to 2019.
  • He resigned from that post after the killings of more than 160 Fulani civilians and protests against the state for continued insecurity.


  • Capital: Bamako
  • Currency: West African CFA Franc
  • President: Assimi Goita
  • Prime Minister: Choguel Kokalla Maiga


Ranks and Indices

Delhi becomes the most polluted capital city in 2021: World Air Quality report

  • As per the World Air Quality Report was prepared by Swiss organisation IQAir, Delhi topped the list of capital cities for the fourth year in a row with the highest average annual PM2.5 concentration.
  • The thirty-five cities out of the top fifty cities with the worst air quality were in India.
  • This report is based on PM2.5 data from 6,475 cities in 117 countries around the world.
  • The top five most polluted countries in 2021 were Bangladesh, Chad, Pakistan, Tajikistan and India.


Sports News

Venezuela’s Yulimar Rojas creates a new world triple jump record

  • Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela surpassed her own women’s triple jump world record with a leap of 74 metres to win the gold medal at the 2022 World Indoor Championships held in Belgrade, Serbia.
  • She beat her previous outright best of 67 metres set at the Tokyo Games 2020.
  • Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk of Ukraine won the silver medal with 14.74 metres. Kimberly Williams of Jamaica won the bronze medal with 14.62 metres.


Taylor fritz defeated Rafael Nadal to win the men’s singles title in the 2022 BNP Paribas Open

  • American tennis player Taylor Fritz won the men’s singles title in the 2022 BNP Paribas Open by defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain. BNP Paribas Open also known as The Indian Wells Masters (or) the Indian Wells Open.
  • Iga Swiatek of Poland defeated Maria Sakkari of Greece to win the women’s singles title in the 2022 BNP Paribas Open.

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