22nd March 2019 Daily Current Affairs

22nd  March 2019 Daily Current Affairs: Dear Students, Here is 22nd March 2019 Daily important Current Affairs. We are providing you Today’s Important Current Affairs, which have unique updates of all daily events from all newspapers. It helps you for SSC, Railway, State PSU & all competitive exams. Happy Reading……

IMPORTANT DAYS

World Water Day

  • World Water Day is celebrated every year on March 22. The World Water Day theme 2019 is “Leaving no one behind”.
  • World Water Day was first observed in 1993 by the United Nations General Assembly. This year is 26th World Water Day.

Appointment

Former hockey captain Sardar Singh appointed in Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Standing committee.

  • Former hockey captain Sardar Singh has been elected in the athletes standing committee,  for the culture standing committee , Rajeev Mehta .
  • Hockey India secretary general Mohd. Mustaque Ahmad is in the media standing committee, while Athletics Federation of India president Adille Sumariwala and Lalit Bhanot have been elected in the sports for the environment and sports standing committees respectively.
  • All the members have been elected for a four-year term from 2019 to 2023.

AWARDS

Chennai City crowned I-League champions

  • Chennai City FC has officially crowned the I-League champion in front of representatives of other clubs and bigwigs of All India Football Federation (AIFF) at a function in Chennai. 
  • I-League CEO Sunando Dhar praised Rohit Ramesh, the owner of Chennai City, for the brand of football his team had dished out in the tournament.

Kane Williamson gets Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for Men’s Player of the Year

  • Kiwi captain Kane Williamson claimed the coveted Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for Men’s Player of the Year at the New Zealand Cricket (NZC) awards. Williamson also took home the Test Player of the Year award and the Redpath Cup for First Class batting. Ross Taylor, Trent Boult and Colin Munro also received major awards, while teenaged all-rounder Amelia Kerr was a big winner among the women.
  • Like Williamson, the 18-year-old Kerr also bagged 3 awards- the Women’s ODI Player of the Year, Phyl Blackler Cup for women’s domestic bowling and the Venus Cup for Secondary Schools Female Player of the Year.

INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL NEWS

  India and Sri Lanka to conduct joint military exercise Mitra Shakti VI

  • India and Sri Lanka are to conduct joint military exercise Mitra Shakti VI from 26 March to 8 April at Sri Lanka.
  • The exercise aims to build and promote close relations between armies of both the countries and to enhance the ability of joint exercise commander to take military contingents of both nations under command.

Jagmeet Singh made history in the House of Commons

  • Indian-origin Jagmeet Singh made history in the House of Commons, a component of Canada’s Parliament, as the first non-white leader of a major opposition party in the country.
  • Jagmeet Singh the leader of the New Democratic Party, was elected in federal by-elections held on February 25.

Abu Dhabi signed to host T10 League for next five years

Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi, will be the new home of T10 cricket for the next five years, starting with the 2019 season. The first match of the T10 League 2019 will be held on October 23.

India’s deepest shaft cave discovered in Meghalaya

·        India’s deepest shaft cave Krem Um Ladaw has been discovered in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills district during the annual ‘Caving in the Abode of the Clouds Expedition’.

·        This comes a year after the world’s longest sandstone cave Krem Puri was discovered in Meghalaya. With all these discoveries, Meghalaya has become one of the top caving regions of the world.

First Ever High-Level Dialogue On Indo-Pacific Cooperation (HLD-IPC) Held In Jakarta

  • The first-ever High-Level Dialogue on Indo-Pacific Cooperation (HLD-IPC) was held in Jakarta, capital of Indonesia. It was organized by the Government of Indonesia and saw the participation of 18 countries Indo-Pacific region including India.
  • It was the first forum for the 18 countries to discuss the concept of Indo-Pacific. Its theme was ‘Towards a Peaceful, Prosperous, and Inclusive Region’.

CBSE Launches Shiksha Vani App

  • The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) launched a new podcast app ‘Shiksha Vani’. This app will disseminate crucial information to students and parents in a timely manner.
  • The CBSE board also mentioned that its first episode, on the evaluation process of Class 10th and twelveth board examinations, has been released on the platform. This episode is helpful for all the students, as when the examinations proceed, the episode helps students understand how their completed papers will be evaluated.

Chuddies enters Oxford English Dictionary in its March update

  • Identifying it is an Indian English word in origin, the entry for chuddies in the Oxford English Dictionary provides its meaning: “Short trousers, shorts. Now usually: underwear; underpants.”

India one of the world’s fastest-growing large economies: IMF

  • The  International Monetary Fund (IMF)has said, India has been one of the fastest growing large economies in the world. India has of course been one of the world’s fastest-growing large economies of late, with growth averaging about 7 per cent over the past five years.
  • IMF Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States
    Membership: 189 countries

SPORTS

India clinch SAFF Women’s Championship for the fifth time

  • In football, India has clinched the SAFF Women’s Championship for the fifth time in a row, defeating hosts Nepal 3-1 in the final at Biratnagar. In the first half, Dalmia Chhibber of India scored the first goal of the match which was equalled by Nepal’s Sabitra Bhandari.
  • This was India’s 23rd straight victory in the championship since its inception in 2010.

India lose Jr. Davis and Fed Cup hosting rights, to be held in Bangkok now

  • After the Balakot air strikes, Pakistan’s air space was shut down and it has resulted in India losing the hosting rights for the Fed Cup and junior Davis Cup . A total of 16 Davis Cup team were to travel to India for the annual competition.
  • Both the competitions will now be held in Bangkok, Thailand.

Blossom-themed Olympic torch unveiled for Tokyo 2020 Games

  • The torch design for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games was unveiled exactly a year before the flame is due to arrive in Japan from Greece.
  • The theme of the Tokyo Games is reconstruction from the 2011 disaster and the torch relay will begin in Miyagi prefecture another area deeply affected on March 20 next year.

Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway launched

  • In an effort to develop coaches from the grassroots level and enable them to meet the requirements and the ever-growing demands of international hockey, the sport’s governing body in India launched the Education Pathway for Hockey India Coaching.
  • The meticulously designed programme aims to provide certification to those candidates who are already coaches or wish to pursue coaching as a career.

OBITUARIES

Renowned Indian artist Haku Shah passes away

  • Renowned Indian artist Haku Shah, best known for his themes of tribal and folk art, passed away following a cardiac arrest at his home in Ahmedabad. He was 85.
  • Fondly known as“Haku bhai”, the award-winning artist also set up the first of it’s kind Crafts Village – Shilpgram in Udaipur in Rajasthan in the 1980s.

Kannada Actor L.V. Sharada passes away

L V Sharada who played an iconic role in the award-winning movie Phaniyamma passed away in Bengaluru. She entered the Kannada filmdom through ‘Vamsha Vruksha’ (1971) and won the state award for best actress in her debut role ‘Kathyayini’. She was78.

 

 

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