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Current Affairs 22 March 2022

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Current Affairs 22 March 2022 includes all newspapers such as The Hindu, The Economic Times, Business Standard, Times of India, PTI, Indian Express, and all Government official websites.

 News Headlines 

  1. Shankar Prasad Sharma appointed as new Nepal envoy to India
  2. Karnataka Bank bags award ‘Best MSME Bank of the year – Winner’
  3. Narasinghapettai nagaswaram bags GI tag
  4. All England Open 2022 : Lakshya Sen settles for silver after defeat against Viktor Axelsen in final
  5. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc Wins Bahrain GP; Carlos Sainz 2nd, Lewis Hamilton 3rd
  6. Amazon.com has completed the acquisition of MGM Studios
  7. Banks Board Bureau recommends names for chiefs of Union Bank, IOB and Punjab & Sind Bank
  8. Bangladesh top in South Asia in terms of women on board of listed companies
  9. IIT Madras launches Sudha Gopalakrishnan Brain Centre to map human brains at cellular level
  10. NMDC signs MoU with IIT Kharagpur for Drone-Based Mineral Exploration
  11. PM Modi inaugurated centenary year celebrations of Mathrubhumi
  12. Dredging Corporation of India has signed a historic Ship Building Agreement for the First Make in India Project
  13. Mumbai Releases Climate Action Plan to Zero Out Carbon Emissions by 2050
  14. Delhi govt launches ‘My EV’ portal for purchasing, registering e-autos; buyers to get additional relief

 News Details 

1. Shankar Prasad Sharma appointed as new Nepal envoy to India

  • President Bidya Devi Bhandari appointed Dr Shankar Prasad Sharma as the Ambassador to India.
  • President Bhandari appointed Sharma to the post as per the recommendation of the Council of Ministers in line with the Article 282 of the Constitution of Nepal.
  • Post of Nepal’s envoy in New Delhi was vacant after Ambassador Nilambar Acharya, was recalled some six months ago.

2. Karnataka Bank bags award ‘Best MSME Bank of the year – Winner’

  • Karnataka Bank has bagged ‘Best MSME Bank of the year – Winner’ award among private sector Banks at the 8th Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises’ s Excellence Awards Ceremony and Summit instituted by ASSOCHAM at New Delhi.
  • The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India is a non-governmental trade association and advocacy group based in New Delhi, India.
  • Karnataka Bank has been focusing on the MSME sector with various digital products.

3. Narasinghapettai nagaswaram bags GI tag

  • Nagaswaram made in Narasinghapettai in Thanjavur district has been granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag on the application filed by the Thanjavur Musical Instruments Workers Co-operative Cottage Industrial Society Ltd.
  • Narasinghapettai, a village near Thiruvidaimarudur, has an inseparable place in the world of Carnatic music.

4. All England Open 2022 : Lakshya Sen settles for silver after defeat against Viktor Axelsen in final

  • World No.1 Viktor Axelsen of Denmark defeated Lakshya Sen in the men’s singles final of All England Open Badminton Championship in Birmingham.
  • Sen became only the fifth Indian after Prakash Nath (1947), Prakash Padukone (1980, 1981), Pullela Gopichand (2001) and Saina Nehwal (2015) to reach the final of the prestigious tournament.
  • All England Open 2022, PRIZE MONEY USD 1,000,000.

5. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc Wins Bahrain GP; Carlos Sainz 2nd, Lewis Hamilton 3rd

  • Charles Leclerc won a close battle with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen before taking a classy victory as Ferrari took a one-two in a dramatic season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix.

6. Amazon.com has completed the acquisition of MGM Studios

  • com Inc announced that it has completed its $8.5 billion acquisition of MGM, bringing together the legendary film studio behind “Rocky” & “James Bond” with the online retailing behemoth as it seeks to attract more customers through streaming video.
  • MGM gave a plethora of content to produce and deploy to entice users to Amazon’s fast-shipping and streaming club Prime.

7. Banks Board Bureau recommends names for chiefs of Union Bank, IOB and Punjab & Sind Bank

  • While A Manimekhalai, executive director at Canara Bank, has been recommended as the MD & CEO of UBI, Ajay Kumar Srivastava, Executive Director at IOB, has been recommended for the post in the same bank.
  • Swaroop Kumar Saha has been recommended for the position at the Punjab & Sind Bank.

8. Bangladesh top in South Asia in terms of women on board of listed companies

  • Bangladesh tops in South Asia in terms of women on board of listed companies.
  • Bangladesh tops the list in South Asia in terms of women on board of listed companies, says a study conducted by International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE).

9. IIT Madras launches Sudha Gopalakrishnan Brain Centre to map human brains at cellular level

  • The Indian Institute of Technology Madras has launched the Sudha Gopalakrishnan Brain Centre that aims to power the “Global Project” to map the human brain at the cellular and connectivity levels, with a focus on high-resolution brain imaging.
  • IIT Madras plans to train hundreds of undergraduate and postgraduate students at this Centre in neuroscience and computing.
  • Prof K. VijayRaghavan, principal scientific adviser to the government of India.

10. NMDC signs MoU with IIT Kharagpur for Drone-Based Mineral Exploration

  • National Mineral Development Corporation Ltd. (NMDC), Country’s largest Iron Ore producer, a CPSE under Ministry of Steel signed a MoU with IIT Kharagpur for drone-based mineral exploration.
  • NMDC has been exploring minerals for six decades for a wide range of minerals such as Copper, Rock phosphate, Limestone, magnesite, Diamond, Tungsten and Beach sands amongst others.

11. PM Modi inaugurated centenary year celebrations of Mathrubhumi

  • The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the centenary year celebrations of Mathrubhumi, via video conferencing.
  • The Prime Minister paid tribute to all the leading personalities in the journey of the newspaper.
  • Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals, Mathrubhumi was born to strengthen India’s freedom struggle.

12. Dredging Corporation of India has signed a historic Ship Building Agreement for the First Make in India Project

  • Dredging Corporation of India has signed a historic Ship Building Agreement for the First Make in India Project for Construction of First Beagle Series 12 Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger of 12000 Cubic Meter capacity at Cochin Shipyard Limited.
  • Ship Building Agreement would also benefit from the Shipbuilding Financial Assistance Policy (SFAP) (2016) of the Ministry of Port.
  • Dredging Corporation of India Ltd, Visakhapatnam is a listed dredging company in India.

13. Mumbai Releases Climate Action Plan to Zero Out Carbon Emissions by 2050

  • The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has unveiled the Mumbai Climate Action Plan (MCAP) – a comprehensive strategy to tackle the challenges of climate change in the city and achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
  • The BMC also revealed that there are certain infrastructure projects (worth Rs 40,000 crore) that are working towards making Mumbai climate resilient.

14. Delhi govt launches ‘My EV’ portal for purchasing, registering e-autos; buyers to get additional relief

  • The Delhi government launched an online portal “My EV” for the purchase and registration of electric autos in the city.
  • The government will also provide a 5 percent interest subvention on the purchase of e-autos on loans under the Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy, an official statement said, adding Delhi has now become the first state to provide such a facility.

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