Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: March 25, 2022

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for March 25, 2022


– UGC makes CUET (Common University Entrance Test) mandatory for undergraduate admissions to central universities; Class 12 marks won’t count
– Bihar: All 3 MLAs from Vikassheel Insaan Party join BJP making it the largest party in Assembly at 77 ahead of RLD with 75
– Former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ramesh Chandra Lahoti dies at 81 in New Delhi
– Foreign Minister of the Sultanate of Oman, Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood Albusaidi visits India


– Price of diesel sold to bulk users increased by Rs. 25/litre by Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs)
– Govt. raises minimum support price for jute; new MSP ₹250 higher over last year
– Defence Ministry bans import of 107 strategically important sub-systems to promote domestic manufacturing
– UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) report lowers India’s 2022 GDP growth to 4.6%
– RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das inaugurates Reserve Bank Innovation Hub (RBIH) in Bengaluru
– Federal Bank, RBIH partner to advance digital financial inclusion for women
– Nepal adopts UPI (unified payment interface) developed by India for digital transactions
– Maruti Suzuki names Hisashi Takeuchi as new Managing Director and CEO


– UN Security Council defeats Russia humanitarian resolution on Ukraine that would have acknowledged Ukraine’s growing humanitarian needs — but without mentioning the Russian invasion that caused the escalating crisis
– First wildlife bond issued by World Bank to save Africa’s black rhino
– GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) creator Stephen Wilhite dies at 74 in US
– NATO extends term of Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg for an year till 30 September 2023.
– US mathematician Dennis Sullivan awarded 2022 Abel prize by Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
– Poland expels 45 Russian diplomats; Warsaw says they were involved in espionage
– Russia to accept payments only in roubles for gas deliveries to “unfriendly countries” which include all EU members
– US: Madeleine Albright, first female secretary of state, dies at 84
– World Tuberculosis Day observed on March 24; theme: ‘Invest to End TB. Save Lives
– International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims observed on March 24


– WTT Contender Doha 2022: India table tennis players win two medals: Achanta Sharath Kamal wins bronze in men’s singles; G Sathiyan & Manika Batra win silver in mixed doubles
– Athletics: Avinash Sable improves his own national record in the men’s 3000m steeplechase



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