Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: March 31, 2022

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for March 31, 2022.

INDIA

  • Lok Sabha passes Delhi Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2022; three Municipal Corporations to be unified into one
  • Rajya Sabha passes bill to omit Bhogta community from ST list in Jharkhand
  • I&B Ministry directs merger of film media units under NFDC (National Film Development Corporation); media units are: Films Division, Directorate of Film Festivals, National Film Archive of India, and Children’s Film Society, India with the National Film Development Corporation Limited
  • Two Medium Range Surface to Air Missiles (MRSAMs) tested off the Odisha coast at Integrated Test Range, Chandipur
  • Rajasthan Day celebrated on March 30
  • Foreign Minister of Mexico, Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón visits India
  • Germany’s NSA Jens Plötner visits India

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Lok Sabha passes Chartered Accountants, the Cost and Works Accountants and the Company Secretaries (Amendment) Bill 2021
  • Cabinet approves over Rs 6062 crore, World Bank assisted ‘Raising and Accelerating MSME Performance’ (RAMP) for MSMEs
  • Coal and Mines Minister Pralhad Joshi launches auction of 122 coal/lignite mines Including 18 new mines
  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to supply 15 Light Combat Helicopters to Indian Air Force for Rs. 3,887 cores
  • Tamil Nadu’s investment promotion agency, Guidance, wins ‘Best Investment Promotion Agency Award’ in Asia Oceania region in UAE
  • Road transport and highways ministry asks DRDO’s CFEES (Centre for Fire, Explosive and Environment Safety) to investigate the fire instances in an Ola S1Pro and an Okinawa Praise Pro e-scooters
  • US bank Citigroup sells Indian consumer banking businesses to Axis Bank for Rs 12,325 crore
  • IDBI Bank to sell its 25% stake in Ageas Federal Life Insurance Company (AFLI) to Ageas Insurance International NV
  • SBI to buy entire share of 3 stakeholders in SBI Global Factors (SBIGFL)
  • Unrestricted imports of pulses, tur and urad, to continue till the end of 2022-23: Govt
  • Karnataka govt. moves SC against its HC’s decision quashing law banning online betting

WORLD

  • BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) summit organised in Colombo
  • China hosts meetings of ‘Extended Troika’ format and foreign ministers of neighbouring countries of Afghanistan in Tunxi on March 30-31
  • of refugees fleeing Ukraine crosses four million mark says UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) Filippo Grandi
  • Crisis in Ukraine will have catastrophic impact on global hunger, says UNWFP (UN World Food Program) head David Beasley
  • Israel: 5 killed in shooting spree outside Tel Aviv; shooter identified as Palestinian from the West Bank.

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