Static GK based on Current Affairs March 22

Static GK based on Current Affairs

1. The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) extended the tenure of Jay Shah as ACC President, its Executive Board, and Committees until 2024. The decision was taken by ACC AGM in Colombo, Sri Lanka. 

➤ About Asian Cricket Council (ACC):
● The ACC is subordinate to the International Cricket Council (ICC). The council is Asia’s regional administrative body & responsible for organising the Asia Cup tournaments.

● Headquarters- UAE

● Founded- 1983

➤ Recent Appointments – 

● Lt Gen Manoj Pande Appointed As Next Army Vice Chief

● Shersingh B Khyalia appointed as CEO of Adani Power

● Dr. S Somanath – New Chairman and Space Secretary of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

● Alka Mittal – 1st woman Chairman and MD (CMD) of ONGC

● Vinay Kumar Tripathi – New Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Railway Board

● VS Pathania – 24th Director General (DG) of the Indian Coast Guard


2. The Arjuna & Padma awardee cueist, Pankaj Advani won his eighth title at the 19th Asian 100 UP Billiards Championship 2022 in Doha, Qatar. 

● This is the 40th international title and 8th Asian crown won by Pankaj Advani.

➤ About Pankaj Advani:

i.Pankaj Advani is an Indian billiards and former professional snooker player. He has won 16 billiards world titles and the World Team Billiards Championship once.

ii. He is known by his nicknames- ‘The Prince of India’, ‘The Golden Boy’ and ‘The Prince of Pune’.

➤ Awards Received by Pankaj Advani – 

● Arjuna Award for Billiards and Snooker 

● Padma Bhushan 

● Padma Shri

● Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award


3. Indian Wells Masters, also known as the Indian Wells Open and BNP Paribas Open held in California, United States from March 7 2022 to March 20, 2022.

● Taylor Harry Fritz, an American professional tennis player, beat Rafael Nadal to win the ATP Indian Wells Masters.

➤ Winners List

● Men’s singles           – Taylor Fritz, United States

● Women’s singles     – Iga Swiatek, Poland

● Men’s doubles          – John Isner, United States, and Jack Sock, United States

● Women’s doubles     – China Xu Yifan, and China Yang Zhaoxuan


4. World Sparrow Day (WSD) is annually observed in more than 50 countries across the world on 20th March to create awareness and celebrate the ecological significance of sparrows, or common house sparrows (Passer domesticus).

● Theme – The theme for WSD is “I LOVE Sparrows”.

➤ Important Days of March

● 1 March – Zero Discrimination Day

● 1 March – World Civil Defence Day

● 3 March – World Wildlife Day

● 4 March – National Safety Day

● 8 March – International Women’s Day

● 10 March – CISF Raising Day

● 12 March – Mauritius Day

● 14 March – International Day of Action for Rivers

● 15 March – World Consumer Rights Day

● 16 March – National Vaccination Day

● 20 March – International Day of Happiness

● 21 March – World Forestry Day

● 21 March – World Down Syndrome Day

● 22 March – World Water Day

● 23 March – World Meteorological Day

● 24 March – World Tuberculosis (TB) Day

● 27 March – World Theatre Day

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5. Karnataka Govt. develops Dishaank App for Land Survey Records.

● The Dishaank is a mobile application, which is developed to provide seamless access of land records to the people of Karnataka. 

➤ About Karnataka – 

● C.M. – Basavaraj Bommai

● Governor – Thaawar Chand Gehlot

● Capital – Bangalore

➤ famous Dance Styles – 

● Bharatanatyam

● Kuchipudi

● Dollu Kunitha

● Puja Kunitha

● Pata Kunitha

● Bhootha Aradhane

● Nagamandala

● Gorava Kunitha

● Kamsale

● Yakshagana

● Togalu Bombeaata

● Krishna Parijatha

● Carnatic Music

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