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A)
March 21st
B)
March 22nd
C)
March 23rd
D)
March 24th

Correct Answer : Option (B) - March 22nd

Note : Bihar Diwas is celebrated every year on March 22nd to mark the formation of the state of Bihar. It was on March 23, 1912, the Britishers carved out the state from Bengal. Bihar Diwas is celebrated as a public holiday in the state. The 2022 theme of the day is 'Jal, Jeevan, Hariyali’, signifying the prosperity in the state which is also rich in its cultural heritage.

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Published On : March 22, 2022
A)
Assam
B)
Bihar
C)
Gujarat
D)
Punjab

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Punjab

Note : Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann has declared a public holiday on "March 23rd" on the occasion of Shaheed Diwas. Punjab State Assembly also passed a resolution to install statues of Shaheed Bhagat Singh and Babasaheb Ambedkar in the Assembly. Shaheed Diwas or Martyrs' Day is commemorated on 23rd March every year to pay homage to freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar, who were hanged to death by the British on this day in 1931.

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Published On : March 22, 2022
A)
Armenia
B)
Uzbekistan
C)
Turkmenistan
D)
Kazakhstan

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Turkmenistan

Note : Serdar Berdimuhamedow has been sworn in as the President of Turkmenistan. Berdimuhamedow succeeds his father and former president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, who became president in 2006 and served till 2022. It must be noted that the presidential elections in Turkmenistan are held every seven years. Serdar Berdymukhamedov, secured 72.97 per cent of the votes election to lead the gas-rich country.

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Published On : March 22, 2022
A)
China
B)
Israel
C)
Japan
D)
Australia

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Japan

Note : Japan will invest 5 trillion Yen or Rs 3.2 lakh crores in the next five years in India, informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 14th India-Japan Annual Summit held in New Delhi, India on March 19, 2022. PM Modi emphasised that there has been progress in the economic partnership between India- Japan economic partnership and that Japan is one of the largest investors in India.

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Published On : March 21, 2022
A)
March 20th
B)
March 21st
C)
March 22nd
D)
March 23rd

Correct Answer : Option (A) - March 20th

Note : Nowruz 2022 was celebrated in several countries across the world on March 20, 2022. Nowruz translates into new day and it marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. The Iranian New Year is celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm among various Parsi communities across the world including India.

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Published On : March 21, 2022
A)
March 22nd
B)
March 21st
C)
March 20th
D)
March 19th

Correct Answer : Option (B) - March 21st

Note : International Day of Forests is observed every year on March 21st since 2012. The International Day of Forests theme is “Forests and sustainable production and consumption”. The theme for each World Forest Day is chosen by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF).

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Published On : March 21, 2022
A)
2005
B)
2007
C)
2010
D)
2012

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 2012

Note : The International Day of Forests was established in 2012 by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. The UN General Assembly had proclaimed 21st March as the International Day of Forests to celebrate the importance of all types of forests.

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Published On : March 21, 2022
A)
5 years
B)
10 years
C)
12 years
D)
15 years

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 10 years

Note : The government has increased the timeline for startups to convert debt investments (convertible note) made in the company into equity shares  up to ten(10) years. Earlier this limit was five(5) years.

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Published On : March 21, 2022
A)
March 19th
B)
March 20th
C)
March 21st
D)
March 22nd

Correct Answer : Option (C) - March 21st

Note :

Every year on March 21st, "World Down Syndrome Day" is commemorated as a global initiative to increase awareness about the hereditary disorder. An individual with Down Syndrome has an extra chromosome. According to the United Nations, the global incidence of Down Syndrome is estimated to be between 1 in 1,000 and 1 in 1,100 live births. Every year, between 3,000 and 5,000 infants worldwide are born with this chromosomal abnormality. It is not yet known why this syndrome occurs, but it has always been a part of the human condition.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a baby is born with 46 chromosomes on average. “Babies with Down syndrome have an extra copy of one of these chromosomes, chromosome 21,” states the CDC, adding that “trisomy” is the medical term for having an extra copy of a chromosome. As a result, Trisomy 21 is another name for Down Syndrome. This extra copy alters the way the baby's body and brain develop, posing mental and physical challenges for the child.
 
History : The first World Down Syndrome Day was observed in 2006. Then the Brazilian Federation of Associations of Down Syndrome worked with Down Syndrome International and its members to launch an extensive campaign to generate international support. In November 2011, the General Assembly adopted a resolution by consensus to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day every year. The next month it declared March 21 as World Down Syndrome Day.
 
The UNGA decided that World Down Syndrome Day will be observed on this day each year with effect from 2012. Since then, all member-states, international organisations, and civil society organise various events to raise awareness about this condition every year on March 21.
 
World Down Syndrome Day 2022 Theme : The theme of World Down Syndrome Day this year is “Inclusion Means”. It calls for making efforts to include people with down syndrome in all matters of life and not discriminate against them..

Source : NDTV

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Published On : March 21, 2022
A)
March 21st
B)
March 20th
C)
March 19th
D)
March 18th

Correct Answer : Option (A) - March 21st

Note :

We live in a world where people use racial slurs often, sometimes without even realising that the words are hurting the sentiments of others and sometimes intentionally discriminating an individual or community based on their racial or ethnic group, typically one that is a minority or marginalised. 
 
To address the sensitive issue, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on March 21th. 
 
On this day in 1960, the police in Sharpeville, South Africa had opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid "pass laws". 
 
Some years later in 1979, the General Assembly adopted a programme of activities to be undertaken during the second half of the Decade for Action to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination. 
 
It was decided that a week of solidarity would be organised annually in all States with the people struggling against racism and racial discrimination, beginning on March 21. 
 
The theme of the 2022 edition of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is "VOICES FOR ACTION AGAINST RACISM"
 
The focus is : highlighting the importance of strengthening meaningful and safe public participation and representation in all areas of decision-making to prevent and combat racial discrimination..

Source : WIO News

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Published On : March 21, 2022