Current Affairs 22nd March, 2016: Krishi Karman Award for Himachal Pradesh Conferred by Modi

Current Affairs 22nd March, 2016: Krishi Karman Award for Himachal Pradesh Conferred by Modi

CV Kunhiraman Literary Prize for M Sukumaran

22.3.2016: Malayalam writer M Sukumaran is chosen for the CV Kunhiraman Literary Prize.  The award carries 10,001 rupees, a statuette and citation.  M Sukumaran is a renowned writer and his works deal with the plight of dispossessed.  He also won the Kerala Sahithya Academy award for his book Marichittillathavarude Smarakangal in the year 1976.

Krishi Karman Award for Himachal Pradesh Conferred by Modi

22.3.2016: Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented Krishi Karman Award to Himachal Pradesh for achieving highest production food grains in the year 2014-15.  The award was handed over to agriculture minister Sujan Singh Pathania.  Himachal Pradesh achieved a production of 16.73 lakh tones in 2014-15 from 15.41 lakh in 2011-12.

22nd March Observed as World Water Day

22.3.2016: Twenty second of March every year is observed as World Water Day.  The theme of this year’s World Water Day is ‘Water and Jobs’.  The day was first marked at United Nations conference in 1992.  The day is observed to raise awareness among people about water issues.

Asian Rich List 2016 Released

22.3.2016: Britain’s Asian Rich List 2016 is released in London.  Hinduja brothers topped the list with a personal fortune of around 16.5 billion pounds.  This is the fourth time that GP Hinduja and SP Hinduja topped the list.  Lakshmi Niwas Mittal stood second in the list.  The third riches Asian is Sri Prakash Lohia, the chairman of Indorama Corporation.  Others in the list are Arora Brothers, Cyrus Vandrevala and so on.

5th National Photography Awards Presented by Arun Jaitley

22.3.2016:  Union information and broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley presented the 5th national photography awards.  Life time achievement award was also given on this occasion.  Life time achievement award was given to Bhawan Singh.  Himanshu Thakur won the amateur photographer award and Javed Ahmed Dar won the professional photographer award.  A total of twelve awards were presented to amateur and professional photographers.  These awards were presented in an occasion on twenty first of this month.