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Current Affairs 23 March 2022

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Current Affairs 23 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. N Biren Singh Takes Oath As Manipur CM For Second Time
  2. NPCI set to launch UPI Lite for small value transactions in offline mode
  3. IIT Madras launches AquaMAP for improving water use in agriculture
  4. Pushkar Singh Dhami gets second term in Uttarakhand, Pramod Sawant in Goa
  5. Ministry of Civil Aviation confers with “Best Tableaux” Trophy for Republic Day 2022
  6. Kuwaiti becomes hottest place on earth, temperature reaches 53.2 degrees Celsius
  7. NITI Aayog to organize 5th Edition of Women Transforming India Awards on March 21
  8. Hyderabad FC win maiden Indian Super League trophy
  9. Sri Lanka to host Asia Cup T20 tournament from August 27 to September 11
  10. India-Indonesia hold second security dialogue in Jakarta
  11. Moody’s cuts India’s GDP forecast to 9.1%
  12. Pritzker Prize 2022: Francis Kéré becomes first African to win ‘Nobel of architecture’

 News Details 

1. N Biren Singh Takes Oath As Manipur CM For Second Time

  • N Biren Singh was sworn in as the chief minister of Manipur for the second time at the Raj Bhavan.
  • Singh, along with five cabinet ministers, were administered oath by Governor La Ganesan.

2. NPCI set to launch UPI Lite for small value transactions in offline mode

  • The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) is set to launch UPI Lite, which would enable small value transactions in an offline mode.
  • At present, it will be near offline but will require a smartphone.
  • It is set to go live with pilots in the next 1 week or 10 days.
  • NPCI has designed the UPI Lite – on-device wallet functionality for UPI users.

3. IIT Madras launches AquaMAP for improving water use in agriculture

  • The principal scientific advisor to the government of India, Vijay Raghavan, inaugurated a new water management and policy centre, AquaMAP, at IIT Madras that will focus on improving the agricultural water use efficiency.
  • IIT Madras is collaborating with IIT Dharwad around the broad theme of ‘Data Science for Water Security and Agriculture Sustenance’ and AquaMAP is a national water centre.

4. Pushkar Singh Dhami gets second term in Uttarakhand, Pramod Sawant in Goa

  • Pushkar Singh Dhami will continue as the Uttarakhand chief minister.
  • In Goa, Pramod Sawant was unanimously elected the leader of the BJP legislature party, paving the way for him to take over as the chief minister for a second term.
  • (Retd.) Gurmit Singh – Hon’ble Governor of Uttarakhand.
  • Shri P. S. Sreedharan Pillai – 22nd & current Governor of the State of Goa.

5. Ministry of Civil Aviation confers with “Best Tableaux” Trophy for Republic Day 2022

  • The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) was conferred with “Best Tableaux” Trophy.
  • The award ceremony took place in the Ministry itself with a small delegation of Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) officials present for the same.
  • Republic Day 2022 marks the first time when the Ministry of Civil Aviation tableau took part.

6. Kuwaiti becomes hottest place on earth, temperature reaches 53.2 degrees Celsius

  • Kuwait reached a scorching temperature of 53.2 degrees Celsius (127.7 degrees Fahrenheit), making it among the hottest places on earth.
  • It was so hot in Kuwait last summer that birds dropped dead from the sky.
  • Sea horses boiled to death in the bay.
  • Dead clams coated the rocks, their shells popped open like they’d been steamed.

7. NITI Aayog to organize 5th Edition of Women Transforming India Awards on March 21

  • NITI Aayog’s Women Entrepreneurship Platform will confer to seventy five women in its fifth edition of the Women Transforming India Awards on March 21.
  • The Awards will be conferred on seventy five women achievers to celebrate their contribution towards a Sashakt Aur Samarth Bharat.

8. Hyderabad FC win maiden Indian Super League trophy

  • Goalkeeper Laxmikant Kattimani made three stunning saves as Hyderabad FC clinched their maiden Indian Super League title after defeating Kerala Blasters in the penalty shootout in the summit clash.
  • Hyderabad beat Kerala 3-1 in the shootout after the match ended 1-1 in the regulation and extra-time.

9. Sri Lanka to host Asia Cup T20 tournament from August 27 to September 11

  • Sri Lanka will host the Asia Cup T20 tournament from August 27 to September 11, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) announced after its annual general meeting.
  • All five Test teams of the continent — India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and hosts Sri Lanka — will feature in the tournament, along with one more Asian side that will be decided after a qualifier tournament.

10. India-Indonesia hold second security dialogue in Jakarta

  • The 2nd India-Indonesia Security Dialogue (IISD) was held in Jakarta.
  • It was co- chaired by the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal & Security Affairs of Indonesia, Mohammad Mahfud & National Security Adviser Ajit Doval.
  • They also discussed several shared priorities, including review of the current global & security issues, countering terrorism & violent extremism, etc.

11. Moody’s cuts India’s GDP forecast to 9.1%

  • Moody’s Investors Service has reduced its projection on India’s economic growth in calendar year 2022 to 9.1% from 9.5%, citing high fuel prices & potentially elevated fertilizer costs that could weigh on government finances & limit planned capital spending.
  • Moody’s also cut the global growth forecast for 2022 by 0.7% to 3.6%, citing the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war.

12. Pritzker Prize 2022: Francis Kéré becomes first African to win ‘Nobel of architecture’

  • The latest edition of Dezeen Debate features Burkinabè architect Diébédo Francis Kéré, who has won this year’s Pritzker Architecture Prize.
  • Born in Gando, Burkina Faso, Kéré is the first African and the first Black architect to win the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize, which has been awarded annually since 1979.

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