Daily Current Affairs – 21 March 2017

  • World Forestry Day -21 March.

  • India ranked 122 out of 155 in world happiness report 2017.

  • WTA released its ranking on Monday in which Angelique Kerber from Germany ranked top followed by Serena Williams from (USA).

  • P V Sindhu silver medallist 2016 Rio Olympics won top prize of Sports Person of the Year award at Mahindra Scorpio TOISA in Mumbai, also won Jury’s choice for Badminton Player of the Year award.

  • Bills Gates occupied 1st place in 4th consecutive year, of World’s Richest Billionaire in Forbes, he is the co-founder Microsoft.  US led countries with most billionaires followed by China & Germany.

  • Major Rohit Suri, honoured with Kirti Chakra nation’s 2nd highest gallantry award from president for his contribution in surgical strike against Pakistan, he killed 4 terrorist.
    Naib Subedar Vijay Kumar too received Shaurya Chakra for the surgical strike operation along with 17 other commandos awarded with Republic day gallantry award at defence investiture ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan.


  • Vidya Pillai won silver medal at World Women’s snooker championship in Singapore.

  • Justice Navniti Prasad Singh appointed as chief justice of Kerala high court.

  • Gujrati poet Chinu Modi passed away.

  • “MERA I MOBILE” an app especially design for rural customer launched by ICICI Bank. It will not only help them to access banking service but also provide information on agri service. It is the 1st unique banking app which offer agri related information available in 11 languages.

  • Ganga-Yamuna declared as living entity by high court of Uttarakhand. Aims are to protect conserve & preserve the water.

  • Five Indians made their name in the list of World economic forum’s 100 young global leaders list, i.e.
  1. Vijay Kumar Sharma
  2. Shruti Shibulal
  3. Ambrish Mitra
  4. Hindu SenGupta
  5. Rwitwika Bhattacharya

  • TO execute social housing project in Mauritius, India & Mauritius ink pact for USD 20 million, as per the agreement NBCC India (National building construction corporation) will undertake the construction of 700 duplex type house of 50 sq meter floor area.

  • Govt of India designated 14 Olympians as ‘’National observes’’, for 12 sports disciplines.
  1. Athletics P T Usha, and Bobby George
  2. Archery- Dr Sanjeev Kumar Singh
  3. Badminton-aparna popat
  4. Boxing-Mary Kom & Akhil Kumar
  5. Hockey-Jagbir Singh
  6. Shooting-Abhinav Bindra
  7. Tennis-Somdev Devvarman
  8. Weight lifting-karnam malleswari
  9. Wrestling-Sushil Kumar
  10. Football- I M Vijayan
  11. Swimming- khajan singh
  12. Table Tennis- Kamlesh Mehta

They will assist the govt. SAI, NSF’S and the Indian Olympic association in their functioning.


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