Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: March 8, 2022

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for March 8, 2022


– PM Modi speaks to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy; seeks continued support in evacuation of Indians from Sumy
– Prasar Bharati signs MoU with Yupp TV, an over-the-top (OTT) platform, to expand reach of Doordarshan (DD India) around the world
– Indo-Pacific Military Health Exchange conference being co-hosted by India’s Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) and US Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) from March 7 to 10
– Ninth edition of SLINEX (Sri Lanka–India Naval Exercise) being held at Visakhapatnam from March 7 to 10


– Government approves continuation of Swatantrata Sainik Samman Yojana (SSSY) pension scheme for freedom fighters for Financial Years 2021-22 to 2025-26
– Govt launches Donate-a-Pension programme; an initiative under the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan (PM-SYM) pension scheme
– Labour and Employment Minister Bhupender Yadav launches e SHRAM on the UMANG app; e-Shram portal is for registration of informal sector workers
– Union Minister for MSME, Narayan Rane launches Special Entrepreneurship Promotion Drive for Women – “SAMARTH” on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2022
– CBI arrests former NSE MD Chitra Ramkrishna in a case registered in May 2018
– Bharti Airtel, Axis Bank launch Airtel Axis Bank Credit Card


– Palestine: India’s representative at Ramallah Mukul Arya found dead in embassy
– China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi calls Russia Beijing’s “most important strategic partner”
– Rafiq Tarar, Pakistan’s ex-President and Supreme Court judge, dies at 92
– Poet Sonia Sanchez wins Edward MacDowell Medal, a lifetime achievement honour in US


– ISSF World Cup in Cairo: Indian win gold in women’s 25-metre sports pistol team event



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