Current Affairs 22nd March, 2015: Sania Mirza, Martin Hingis win Indian Wells Open Tennis Doubles Trophy
Rajendra Singh, Environmental Activist won Sweden’s Stockholm Water Prize
22.3.2015: Rajender Singh, Environmental activist is conferred the Stockholm Water Prize for 2015. He will be handed over this award on 26th August this year. He will receive this award from Sweden King Carl XVI Gustaf. The award carried $150,000 cash and a sculpture.
Sarath Fonseka, former Army Chief of Sri Lanka it given the title Field Marshal
22.3.2015: Sarath Fonseka, former Army Chief of Sri Lanka was conferred the highest military rank of field marshal by Sri Lanka government. He is the first to receive this title. Sarath Fonseka was jailed on treason charges by previous government of Sri Lanka.
Katherine Viner is the new editor-in-chief of The Guardian
22.3.2015: Katherine Viner is soon going to take charges as editor-in-chief of The Guardian.. she is presently serving as deputy editor of the Pulitzer prize winning news paper. She is going to be the first woman to hold this post in the history of the news paper. She is going to succeed Alan Rusbridger.
Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis win Indian Wells Open Tennis Tournament
22.3.2015: Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis are the winners of Indian Wells Open Tennis Tournament Women’s doubles trophy. This is the second doubles trophy for Sania Mirza this year and 24th title in her career. The tourney was held in California.
World Water Day Observed on March 22nd
22.3.2015: 22nd March is observed world wide as Water Day. This day is to observe to make people understand the significance and value of water. Water the sustainable development is the theme of World Water day, this year. Water is finite resource and we should conserve it.
Mithivirdi Nuclear Power Plant in Bhavnagar gets Clearance from MoEFCC
22.3.2015: Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change gave coastal regulatory zone not for the 6,000 MW Mithivirdi Nuclear Power Plant going to be set up in Bhavnagar district. The project is being opposed by farmers and social activists. This project is going to be a big boost for Nuclear Power Corporation of India.
India is the third biggest steel producer in the world
22.3.2015: India was holding fourth place as the biggest steel producer in India since last five years. This year, it replaced America to become the third biggest steel producer. The first two positions are held by China and Japan. India produced 14.56 million tonnes of steel in first two months.