Current Affairs 19th and 21st March, 2016: ICC Suspends Taskin and Sunny, Bangladesh Bowlers

Current Affairs 19th and 21st March, 2016: ICC Suspends Taskin and Sunny, Bangladesh Bowlers

Noor Inayat Khan Prize for Geetakshi Arora

21.3.2016: The first Noor Inayat Khan Prize for 2016 is given to an Indian student Geetakshi Arora studying in South Asia Institute.  This was announced by Inayat Khan Memorial trust in London.   The prize carries 1,000 pounds and also a certificate.  Noor Inayat Khan is the descendant of Tipu Sultan and an allied special operations executive agent during Second World War.

Olympic Berth for Yogeshwar Dutt

21.3.2016: Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt finished with a gold medal at the Asia Olympic Qualification Tournament in Kazakhstan.  This won him a place in upcoming Olympic Games quota.  Yogeshwar defeated Ju Song Kim.  Rio Olympics are going to be held in 2017 and this is the second quota for Indian wrestlers. Narsingh Pancham Yadav also bagged Olympic berth in men’s 74 kg freestyle division in Las Vegas.

ICC Suspends Taskin and Sunny, Bangladesh Bowlers

21.3.2016: Bangladesh bowlers Taskin and Sunny are suspended by International Cricket Council.  Their bowling actions are found to be illegal, said the officials.  Their bowling actions were reported during World T20 match against Netherlands played on 9th March in Dharamsala.  Saqlain Sajib will play in place of Sunny and Shuvagata Hom will replace Taskin in the World T20 series that is being played.

Gurmeet Wins Gold Medal at Asian Championships

21.3.2016: Gurmeet Singh won a gold medal in 20 kilometer Race Walk Championships. He is the first Indian to win the medal.  Gurmeet Singh completed the walk race in one hour twenty minutes and twenty nine seconds.  He defeated Isamu Fujisawan of Japan who finished second with one hour twenty minutes and forty nine seconds and won the silver medal.

World Forestry Day Celebrated on 21st March

21.3.2016:  Twenty first day of March ever year is celebrated every year as World Forestry Day.   The day is celebrated as international day of forests since 2013.  The day is celebrated to increase public awareness f the significance and contributions of forests for human.  The theme of this year’s day is ‘forests and water’.  22nd of March is celebrated as World Water Day.