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Current Affairs Today Headline- 17 March 2022

Current Affairs Today‘s headlines for 17 March 2022 by Miliposts.

International News

  • Karolina Bilawska of Poland is the winner of Miss World 2021, Mr. Saini of USA and Olivia Yeses of Cote d’Ivoire are the first and second runners-up.
  • Ukraine, Russia draw up tentative peace plans to end the war, including a ceasefire and withdrawal of Russian forces if Ukraine abandons NATO membership ambitions and accepts limits on its armed forces.
  • The International Court of Justice ordered Russia to immediately suspend its invasion of Ukraine.
  • The President of Ukraine said that Ukraine won a complete victory in its case against Russia at the ICJ.
  • Addressing a joint session of the US Congress, President Zelensky said Ukraine is grateful to the US for their overwhelming support.
  • US, Russia make first high level contact after attack on Ukraine, NSA Jake Sullivan talks with General Nikolay Petrushev on Ukraine crisis.
  • Elon Musk to resign from Endeavor Board of Directors
  • Emergency UN Security Council meeting convened by US, UK, France, Albania, Ireland, Norway to discuss the humanitarian situation in Ukraine on March 17.
  • The US announced an additional $800 million in security assistance to Ukraine, including 800 anti-aircraft systems, 9,000 anti-armor systems, shotgun and grenade launchers, and 7,000 small arms such as drones.

National News

  • British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss will visit India by the end of March.
  • You can send cricketer Harbhajan Singh to Rajya Sabha.
  • The Union Health Minister held a meeting with Dr. VK Paul, NITI Aayog, Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS, Secretary Pharma and Secretary Health, on rising COVID cases in South East Asia and European countries.
  • Retired Judge of Jharkhand High Court Harish Chandra Mishra has been appointed as the new Lokayukta of Delhi.
  • Sri Lanka’s Finance Minister, Basil Rajapaksa met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and briefed him about the initiatives taken by both the countries to enhance bilateral economic cooperation.
  • India invited the Lithuania side to join the International Solar Alliance.
  • Jasprit Bumrah moves up to 4th position, Virat Kohli slips to 9th spot in ICC Men’s Test Rankings.
  • Dr. Inderbir Singh Nijjar took oath as the Pro-tem Speaker of the Punjab Legislative Assembly.
  • A green triangle named after Mahatma Gandhi was inaugurated in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually address the closing ceremony of the 96th Common Foundation Course at LBSNAA on March 17.
  • Congress G23 leaders suggested adopting a model of collective and inclusive leadership as the ‘only way’ for the party.
  • Mukesh Ambani is the richest person in Asia with a net worth of $103 billion, Gautam Adani is richer than $49 billion in a year.
  • Parliamentary panel points to ‘low’ selection of male NCC cadets in armed forces, refers to ‘training deficiencies’.

Environmental News

  • A massive 7.1 earthquake struck 297 km northeast of Tokyo, Japan, causing power outages in nearly 2 million homes.
  • An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 struck 119 km north of Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar at around 9:40 pm last night.
  • Heat wave warning has been issued in West Madhya Pradesh till March 17.
  • Guinness World Records has certified the Solar Tree installed at the Center of Excellence for Farm Machinery as the world’s largest solar tree.

 

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