22 March - World Water Day 2022

35th Surajkund International Crafts Mela Kicks-off in Haryana.

  • The Governor of Haryana, Bandaru Dattatraya and Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal formally inaugurated the 35th edition of the world famous Surajkund International Crafts Mela at Surajkund in Faridabad district of Haryana.
  • The Mela is open from March 19 to April 04, 2022, from 12.30 pm-9.30 pm.
  • In 2022, the Theme State is Jammu & Kashmir and Uzbekistan is the partner nation.
  • It provides an opportunity for the artisans from all over India to showcase their talent and the richness and diversity of the handicrafts, handlooms, and the cultural heritage of India.
  • The event is organized jointly by the Surajkund Mela Authority & Haryana Tourism in collaboration with Union Ministries of Tourism, Textiles, Culture and External Affairs.

SBI to set up Innovation, Incubation and Acceleration Centre in Hyderabad, Telangana.

  • State Bank of India (SBI) will set up an Innovation, Incubation and Acceleration Centre (IIAC) at Hyderabad, Telangana.
  • The objective of this Innovation, Incubation and Acceleration Center is to build in-house capability to improves its current performance and drive higher top-line growth through innovation.
  • The center will be operational in about six to nine months’ time from on-boarding a consultant.

Pankaj Advani wins Asian Billiards title for 8th time.

  • Indian cueist Pankaj Advani has defeated Dhruv Sitwala to win his eighth title at the 19th Asian 100 UP Billiards Championship 2022.
  • It was held in Doha, Qatar.
  • Overall this is Advani’s 24th international title and 8th Asian crown.

Suresh Raina felicitated with "Sports Icon" award at Maldives Sports Awards 2022.

  • Former India cricketer Suresh Raina has been awarded the prestigious Sports Icon award at the Maldives Sports Awards 2022 on March 17, 2022.
  • The Maldives government felicitated Raina for his various achievements throughout his career.
  • Rains was nominated alongside 16 international sportspersons, including former Real Madrid player Roberto Carlos, Jamaican Sprinter Asafa Powell, former Sri Lankan captain and cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya and Dutch football legend Edgar Davids among others.

Charles Leclerc wins F1 Bahrain Grand Prix 2022.

  • Charles Leclerc (Ferrari- Monaco) has won the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix 2022.
  • Carlos Sainz Jr. (Ferrari – Spain) came second while Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Great Britain) came third.
  • This was the first Formula One race of 2022.

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