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Current Affairs 31 March 2022

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Current Affairs 31 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. Assam-Meghalaya sign pact to end border dispute in 6 contested areas
  2. Banks Report Frauds Worth Rs 34,000 Crore In April-December 2021: RBI
  3. Grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi wins Delhi International Open Chess tournament
  4. Sri Lanka-India ink MoUs for defence, economic, education, religious cooperation
  5. Varnika ink manufacturing facility established by RBI in Mysuru, Karnataka
  6. Second P-81 aircraft squadron commissioned into Indian Navy
  7. SIDBI, Meghalaya Govt to develop MSME ecosystem
  8. ONDC to help small retailers serve customers with modern ways of delivery: Piyush Goyal
  9. NITI Aayog and FAO Launch Book Titled Indian Agriculture towards 2030
  10. Robert Abela sworn in as Malta’s Prime Minister
  11. Petascale Supercomputer PARAM Shakti at IIT Kharagpur Dedicated to the Nation
  12. Formula 1 – Max Verstappen wins Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after epic battle with Charles Leclerc
  13. Ajay Jayaram Announces Retirement After Almost 2 Decades of Being a Pro Badminton Player
  14. Moradabad 2nd in world in noise pollution: UN report

 News Details 

1. Assam-Meghalaya sign pact to end border dispute in 6 contested areas

  • Assam and Meghalaya decided to end their five-decade-old border dispute in six of the 12 contested locations that often raised tensions between the two states.
  • The agreement was signed in the presence of Union Home minister Amit Shah by Chief Ministers of Assam and Meghalaya Himanta Biswa Sarma and Conrad Sangma respectively.

2. Banks Report Frauds Worth Rs 34,000 Crore In April-December 2021: RBI

  • A total of 27 scheduled commercial banks and financial institutions have reported 96 cases of fraud, involving a total amount of Rs 34,097 crore in the nine months ended December.
  • While Punjab National Bank recorded the highest value of frauds worth Rs 4,820 crore, Bank of India recorded the highest number of frauds at 13, according to data from the Reserve Bank of India.
  • Minister of State for Finance : Bhagwat Karad.

3. Grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi wins Delhi International Open Chess tournament

  • Arjun Erigaisi came up with another inspired effort to annex the 19th Delhi International Open Chess tournament that concluded at the Tivoli Gardens in New Delhi.
  • Arjun got Rs 4 lakh rupees as the winner’s purse, he scaled past 2675 in live Elo ratings.
  • D Gukesh & Harsha Bharthakoti finished second & third respectively.

4. Sri Lanka-India ink MoUs for defence, economic, education, religious cooperation

  • Tightening the defence, economic, education, religious and cultural ties, multiple agreements were inked on the first day of Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar’s visit to Sri Lanka.
  • On the security front, an MoU was signed to establish a Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) with a grant of $6 million from India.

5. Varnika ink manufacturing facility established by RBI in Mysuru, Karnataka

  • Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das dedicated to the nation the Varnika ink manufacturing facility in Mysore, Karnataka.
  • Varnika has been set up by Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran (BRBNMPL), a wholly owned subsidiary of RBI.
  • BRBNMPL has set up Varnika with an annual ink manufacturing capacity of 1,500 MT to enhance the security of banknotes.

6. Second P-81 aircraft squadron commissioned into Indian Navy

  • Indian Naval Air Squadron 316, the second squadron of P-8I maritime reconnaissance aircraft – which were also deployed during the peak of India – China dispute in Ladakh region in 2020 – was commissioned into the Indian Navy.
  • The ceremony took place at INS Hansa, Goa.
  • The squadron, christened as ‘The Condors’.

7. SIDBI, Meghalaya Govt to develop MSME ecosystem

  • The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has joined hands with the Meghalaya government to develop an ecosystem for small and medium businesses.
  • SIDBI has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Meghalaya Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation Ltd (MiDFC) to develop the MSME ecosystem in the state.

8. ONDC to help small retailers serve customers with modern ways of delivery: Piyush Goyal

  • The Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) will ensure that small retailers get an equal opportunity to engage with big firms, protect their businesses and serve customers with modern ways of delivery system, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said.
  • ONDC received its certificate of incorporation as a private sector non-profit company on December 31, 2021.

9. NITI Aayog and FAO Launch Book Titled Indian Agriculture towards 2030

  • Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare (MoA&FW) Shri Narendra Singh Tomar today released a book titled Indian Agriculture towards 2030: Pathways for Enhancing Farmers’ Income, Nutritional Security and Sustainable Food and Farm Systems, at an event organized by NITI Aayog and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

10. Robert Abela sworn in as Malta’s Prime Minister

  • Robert Abela has been sworn in for his second tenure as Malta’s prime minister.
  • The ceremony was held at the Grand Master’s Palace in Valletta, where he was administered the oath of office by President George Vella.
  • Abela secured his mandate in the 2022 general election, where he led the Labour Party into another landslide victory with an almost 39,500 majority.
  • Malta’s Capital : Valletta.
  • Currency : Euro.

11. Petascale Supercomputer PARAM Shakti at IIT Kharagpur Dedicated to the Nation

  • “PARAM Shakti”, a Petascale Supercomputer ” at IIT Kharagpur, has been dedicated to the nation under Indian government’s National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) – a joint initiative of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and Department of Science and Technology (DST).

12. Formula 1 – Max Verstappen wins Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after epic battle with Charles Leclerc

  • Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands celebrates after he won the Formula One Grand Prix it in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia.
  • Max Verstappen won an intense race-long battle with Charles Leclerc to take his first victory of the season in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.
  • Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz and Red Bull’s Sergio Perez took third and fourth.

13. Ajay Jayaram Announces Retirement After Almost 2 Decades of Being a Pro Badminton Player

  • Indian badminton ace Ajay Jayaram who reached a career-best ranking of world number 13 in 2017 decided to call it quits after almost 2 decades of professional involvement in the sport.
  • Jayaram is the first Indian to win a medal at the Korean Open.

14. Moradabad 2nd in world in noise pollution: UN report

  • Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad is the second-most noise polluted city globally, according to the recent ‘Annual Frontier Report, 2022’ published by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
  • The area recorded noise pollution of an ear – splitting 114 decibels at its highest (dB) in 2021.

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