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Current Affairs One-Liner : 20th March 2023

Published on March 20, 2023
  • National Institute of Ocean Technology to set up green, self-powered desalination plant in Lakshadweep.
  • Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport adjudged best airport in South Asia.
  • AgriUnifest has been inaugurated by Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar in Bengaluru.
Current Affairs One-Liner : 20th March 2023
  • Mayurbhanj and Ladakh are two of the 50 locations featured in the TIME Magazine’s list of World’s Greatest Places in 2023.
  • The World Happiness Index 2023 report has been published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network. The report assesses the overall level of happiness in more than 150 nations all around the world. According to the report, Finland has been named the world’s happiest country for the fifth year in a row.
    • India is placed in the 136th position in the World Happiness Index 2023. This is an improvement from last year, when India’s position was at the 139th spot on the list.
  • Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying Parshottam Rupala released an annual publication 'Basic Animal Husbandry Statistics 2022'.
  • Under the Stand-Up India scheme, 1.75 lakh loans amounting to Rs 39,517 crores as of February has been sanctioned since the launch in April 2016
  • Retail inflation declined marginally to 6.44% in February 2023
  • The US, Australia and Britain have announced an agreement to provide Australia with nuclear attack submarines
  • Union Minister Jitendra Singh said that Rs 2,177 crore is allocated for implementation of SMART scheme from 2021-22 to 2025-26.
  • Public sector Bank of Baroda (BoB) has partnered with the Government of Tamil Nadu (TN) to offer co-branded RuPay Platinum Debit Card in TN offering customised solutions to its users.
  • Road and Highways Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari revealed in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha that the Government of India (GoI) and the World Bank have signed a contract for the construction of the Green National Highway Corridors Project (GNHCP) with a total length of 781 km in 4 states such as Himachal Pradesh (HP), Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh (UP), and Andhra Pradesh (AP).
  • New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is organising a two-day Group-20 (G20)-themed flower festival at Central Park, Connaught Place, in the national capital, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  • The Indian armed forces are all set to introduce an indigenously developed Vayulink (‘Airlink’) system on the country’s north-eastern borders to identify friendly forces in war zones.
  • Appoinments :
    • Mr Gianni Infantino: re-elected as the president of the FIFA until 2027
    • Mr Ashwani Kumar: Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Director (CEO) in UCO Bank.
    • Mr K Krithivasan: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) designate of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
    • Shreya Ghodawat: India Ambassador of “She Changes Climate”
    • Mr Anup Bagchi: Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Obituary:
    • Richard Douglas Fosbury: American high jumper & Olympic gold medalist
  • Important days:
    • 20th march: International day of happiness Theme: Be mindful, be grateful, be kind


Q.1 Richard Douglas Fosbury has recently passed away. Which sport was he related with?
a. High jumper
c. Football
d. Cricket

Q.2 Public sector __________ has partnered with the Government of Tamil Nadu (TN) to offer co-branded RuPay Platinum Debit Card in TN offering customised solutions to its users.
a. Bank of Baroda
b. SBI
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