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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 21 March 2016

Mar 21, 2016 19:05 IST

Jagranjosh.com brings the Current Affairs Recap of the Day to provide the reader a tool to recap and revise the important current affairs of the day in bulleted form. It will be helpful in preparation for competitive exams like IAS/PCS, SSC, Bank, MBA and etc.

•    He became the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal in the Asian 20 Kilometer (km) Race Walk Championships on 20 March 2016 - Gurmeet Singh

•    He won the Hero Indian Open title of golf played at the Golf Course in New Delhi 20 March 2016 - Shiv Shankar Prasad Chawrasia

•    State that received Krishi Karman Awards 2014-15 in the Category – III states (foodgrain production less than 1 million tonnes) on 19 March 2016 – Tripura

•    State that received Krishi Karman Awards 2014-15 for the production of coarse cereals in the individual crops category - Karnataka

•    The Union Ministry that notified new Plastic Waste Management Rules to curb over 6000 tonnes of uncollected plastic waste generated daily by industries on 18 March 2016-  Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change  

•    The theme of the World Sparrow Day 2016 that was observed on 20 March 2016- Rise for the SPARROW-Experience the power of one

•    The theme of the International Day of Forests 2016 that was observed on 21 March 2016 - Forests and Water

•    The mobile application that was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide information on agriculture-related matters to farmers on 19 March 2016- Kisan Suvidha

•    The theme of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2016 observed on 21 March 2016 is - Challenges and Achievements of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action

•    The former Prime Minister of Denmark who passed away on 20 March 2016 in Copenhagen is - Anker Joergensen

•    The famous fashion designer appointed as an advisor to the Khadi and Village Industries Commission for promotion of khadi in India and across the world is - Ritu Beri

•    The badminton player who won the men's singles title at the 2016 Swiss Open is - HS Prannoy

•    The Indian wrestler who won a gold medal in the Asian Olympic Qualification tournament held in Astana, Kazakhstan is - Yogeshwar Dutt

•    The first bank to commence the sale of Indian Gold Coin in the domestic market is - Indian Overseas Bank

•    ICC suspended Bangladesh’s Arafat Sunny and Taskin from bowling in international cricket due to their – Illegal bowling action

•    The city in which Cisco announced to set up an Internet of Everything (IoE) Innovation Centre will be set up to foster regional innovation – Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

•    On this day, the Earth Hour 2016 was observed – 19 March 2016

•    It is with this company the Government of Andhra Pradesh signed a MoU to design and implement the AP Fiber Net project – Cisco


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