Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: March 27, 2022

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for March 27, 2022

SANSAD RATNA AWARDS

– Sansad Ratna Awards 2022 presented to Parliamentarians in New Delhi
– Award given by Prime Point Foundation
– Former Karnataka chief minister M Veerappa Moily and former Tamil Nadu health minister H V Hande awarded Lifetime Achievement APJ Abdul Kalam Award
– Lok Sabha: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Supriya Sule, Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) MP N K Premachandran and Shiv Sena MP Shrirang Appa Barne awarded ‘Sansad Vishisht Ratna’ award
– Lok Sabha: Trinamool Congress MP Saugata Roy (West Bengal), Congress MP Kuldeep Rai Sharma (Andaman and Nicobar Islands), and BJP MPs Bidyut Baran Mahato (Jharkhand), Heena Vijayakumar Gavit (Maharashtra) and Sudhir Gupta (MP) awarded Sansad Ratna Award
– Rajya Sabha: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Amar Patnaik (Odisha) and NCP MP Fauzia Tahseen Ahmed Khan (Maharashtra) awarded for their performance in 2021 under the ‘sitting members’ category
– Rajya Sabha: Communist Party of India (Marxist) MP K. K. Ragesh (Kerala) awarded under the ‘retired members in 2021’ category

INDIA

– Government of India and World Health Organisation sign agreement to establish the Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in Jamnagar, Gujarat
– University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) advise students to exercise due diligence while making decision to choose where to pursue higher education; cautions about travel restrictions imposed by China
– President awards President’s Colour to Indian Naval Ship (INS) Valsura in Jamnagar, Gujarat
– Doctor-population ratio is 1:834 in the country: MoS for Health Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar
– Citizen’s Tele-Law mobile app downloaded by 35,257 persons; provides legal information and offers dispute redressal
– North-East festival ‘Ishan Manthan’ being held at IGNCA, New Delhi: March 25-27
– 10-day mega festival ‘Bharat Bhagya Vidhata’ starts at Red Fort in Delhi
– National Dolphin Day to be celebrated every year on October 5: Environment Minister Bhupendra Yadav
– Offshore security exercise ‘Prasthan’ conducted off Mumbai by Western Naval Command
– All 5 nominees of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) from Punjab including industrialist Sanjeev Arora and cricketer Harbhajan Singh elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha
– SC allows UPSC aspirants with disabilities to apply for IPS
– 26th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) in Thiruvananthapuram: Costa Rican film ‘Clara Sola’ (Spanish) wins Golden Crow Pheasant (Suvarna Chakoram) for the Best Film
– Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India elects Shashi Sinha as new Chairman
– Treat ayurvedic doctors at par with allopathic counterparts: SC
– Maharashtra Assembly passes Bill making use of Marathi language mandatory in all local authorities
– Haryana government abolishes 3% reservation for sportspersons in govt. jobs
– BJP MLA Ritu Khanduri becomes first woman speaker of Uttarakhand Assembly

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– India’s foreign exchange reserves declined by USD 2.597 billion to USD 619.678 billion during the week ended March 18
– Cabinet approves extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY) for another 6 months (April-September, 2022)
– Defence Ministry signs contract with L&T for acquisition of 2 MPVs (Multi-Purpose Vessels) for Indian Navy for Rs.887 crore
– NTPC adds 42.5 MW of power generation capacity at Ramagundam floating solar project in Telangana
– India and UK conclude 2nd round of talks for India-UK Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
– Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) wins ‘Covid champion’ award at Wings India 2022 in Hyderabad
– Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog & GIZ Project Her&Now join hands to end gender-based barriers for Women Entrepreneurs across India
– Delhi-NCR real estate developer Supertech declared ‘bankrupt’ by the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT)

WORLD

– Gilbert Houngbo from Togo appointed next Director-General of International Labour Organization (ILO)
– Earth hour observed from 8.30 to 9.30 PM on March 26; theme: “Shape our Future”
– IMF approves $44 bn extended arrangement for Argentina to tackle inflation
– Sri Lanka to set up ‘North-East Development Fund’, probe cases of enforced disappearances of Tamils during Civil War

SPORTS

– Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma re-elected President of Badminton Association of India for another four years
– 2022 World Para Athletics Grand Prix held in Dubai

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