25 March - International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members 2022

25 March - International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade 2022

PM Modi inaugurates Biplobi Bharat Gallery at Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata.

  • PM Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated Biplobi Bharat Gallery at Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata on March 23, 2022, via video conferencing, on the occasion of Martyrs’ Day of freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru.
  • The main objective of this new gallery is to highlight the important role played by the Revolutionaries and provide a holistic view of the events which led to India’s independence in 1947.
  • Biplobi Bharat Gallery will showcase the birth of the revolutionary movement, formation of significant associations by revolutionary leaders, spread of the movement, formation of Indian National Army, contribution of Naval Mutiny, among others.

American Mathematician Dennis P. Sullivan wins 2022 Abel Prize.

  • The Abel prize for the year 2022 has been awarded to American Mathematician Dennis Parnell Sullivan.
  • Mr Dennis has been awarded For his groundbreaking contributions to topology in its broadest sense, and in particular its algebraic, geometric and dynamical aspects.
  • Abel Prize is awarded by The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters for Outstanding scientific work in the field of mathematics.

1st wildlife bond issued by World Bank to save Africa’s black rhino.

  • The World Bank International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, (IBRD) has issued the Wildlife Conservation Bond (WCB) to support of South Africa’s efforts to conserve endangered species of Black Rhino.
  • Wildlife Conservation Bond (WCB) is also known as Rhino Bond.
  • It is a five-year $150 million Sustainable Development Bond.
  • It includes a potential performance payment from the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
  • The bond will contribute to protecting and increasing black rhino populations in two protected areas in South Africa namely the Addo Elephant National Park (AENP) and the Great Fish River Nature Reserve (GFRNR).

Govt sets Rs 1-trillion infrastructure lending target for DFI for 2022-23.

  • Central Government has set a target of about Rs 1 trillion for the National Bank for Financial Infrastructure and Development (NaBFID) for sanctioning loans to the infrastructure sector in the next financial year i.e 2022-23.
  • NaBFID is a government-backed Development Finance Institution (DFI) and will start operations in the first quarter of 2022-23.
  • KV Kamath is the chairman of NaBFID.

Malaysia to host 4 nations for Bersama Shield 2022 military exercise.

  • Malaysia will host armed forces from 4 nations namely, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom in the annual Bersama Shield 2022 training exercise.
  • Bersama means together in Malay.
  • The exercise will involve sea and air drills, mostly in international waters but also in part of Malaysia’s exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea.
  • The exercise, referred to as BS22, is conducted within the framework of the Five Power Defense Arrangements (FPDA).

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