22 Mar 2023: Current affairs for IAS/PCS, Banking, IBPS, SSC, Railway etc

This section contains daily current affairs taken from all major newspapers and magazines like - The Hindu, Indian Express, PIB, Live Mint, RSTV etc.

These current affairs are written in a easy to remember format and are useful for UPSC, IAS/PCS, Banking, IBPS, SSC, Railway, UPPSC, RPSC, BPSC, MPPSC, TNPSC, MPSC, KPSC and other competition exams.

India's most valuable celebrity of 2022

Ranveer Singh has been named India's most valuable celebrity of 2022, surpassing cricketer Virat Kohli who held the top spot for five years. - According to a report by Kroll.

World Happiness Report 2023

The 2023 World Happiness Report has been released, and it shows that Finland remains the happiest country in the world for the sixth year in a row.

India's position in the World Happiness Report has improved from 136 to 126.

Exercise AFINDEX-23

The Africa-India Field Training Exercise (AFINDEX-2023) has begun in Pune with the participation of 100 participants from 23 African countries.

The exercise aims to improve interoperability and operational readiness for UN peacekeeping missions, and focuses on Humanitarian Mine Action and Peace Keeping Operations.

"World Trade Center" To Come Up In

Merlin Group has partnered with the World Trade Centers Association to develop a World Trade Center in Kolkata that will cover an area of 3.5 million square feet.

The project, which is being built in Salt Lake, West Bengal, is estimated to require an investment of approximately Rs 1,500 crore.

Asian Billiards title

Pankaj Advani, the Indian cue sports champion, has retained his Asian Billiards title in the 100-up format.

World Water Day 2023

World Water Day is observed on March 22 each year to emphasize the significance of water.

The focus of World Water Day 2023 is on the theme of "Accelerating the change to solve the water and sanitation crisis".

Christopher Martin-Jenkins Spirit of Cricket Award

Aasif Sheikh, a wicketkeeper from Nepal, has been awarded the 2022 Christopher Martin-Jenkins Spirit of Cricket Award for his act of sportsmanship during a T20 international match.

He refused to run out Ireland's Andy McBrine, who was accidentally tripped over by Kamal Airee, the bowler.

Judges also highly commended England’s Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes.

Pennaiyar River Dispute

The SC deadline for the formation of an Inter-State River Water Dispute Tribunal to resolve the disagreement over the Pennaiyar River has elapsed.

The Pennaiyar River, also known as Thenpannai flows through Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and empties into the Bay of Bengal.

The Inter-State River Water Disputes Act, 1956, allows for the resolution of water disputes through a Tribunal, and its decisions are final and binding, with the same force as an order or decree of the Supreme Court.

Bangalore, Hosur, Tiruvannamalai, and Cuddalore are the important cities on the banks of Pennar river.

MD & CEO of Invest India

Manmeet K Nanda has been appointed as the new MD and CEO of Invest India, a prestigious organization.

Invest India is a non-profit organization that serves as the national investment promotion and facilitation agency of India.

It was established in 2009 under the aegis of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, GoI.

PM Narendra Modi invited to G7 Summit

Japanese PM Fumio Kishida has formally invited PM Narendra Modi to the G7 Summit after both had a delegation-level talk at Delhi's Hyderabad House.

The India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership is based on our mutual democratic values and respect of the rule of law at the international platform.

The 49th G7 summit will be held from 19 to 21 May 2023 in Hiroshima, Japan.

The International Group of Seven (G7) is an intergovernmental political forum consisting of United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan; additionally, the European Union (EU) is a "non-enumerated member".

Sangita Kalanidhi Award 2023

The Music Academy has announced that the Sangita Kalanidhi award for 2023 will be presented to Bombay Jayashri, a Padma Shri awardee and renowned Carnatic vocalist.

She received her initial training in Carnatic music from her parents.

Asia's largest 4-metre liquid mirror telescope

Asia's largest 4-metre International Liquid Mirror Telescope was inaugurated at Devasthal, Uttarakhand.

World's Top 10 Billionaires list - Hurun

Mukesh Ambani (9th), the Chairman of Reliance Industries and the richest man in Asia, is the only Indian to be ranked among the top 10 billionaires in the world.

Rank 1 - Elon Musk
Rank 2 Jeff Bezos
Rank 3 Bernard Arnault