22nd March 2018 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.World Water Day is observed on 22nd March. This Year theme is ‘Nature for Water’ – exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.
2.The Union Cabinet approved the launch of the Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM), the scheme will provide a cover of Rs.5 lakh per family per year.
3.The NITI Aayog and Piramal Foundation entered into a Statement of Intent (SoI) to work closely with the District Collectors and Key officers of ‘Aspirational Districts’ to support their transformation in terms of healthcare, education, and nutrition.
4.The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has introduced billing through ‘Point of Sale or PoS’ handheld machines in trains.
5.The Kerala government has declared jackfruit as its official fruit.
6.The Singapore’s Changi Airport has been named the world’s best airport for the sixth consecutive year by consultancy firm Skytrax, While the Mumbai airport has been ranked 63rd.
7.India successfully tests fired the Brahmos supersonic cruise missile at Pokhran test range in Rajasthan.
8.NHAI Received Best Design Pavilion Award at 105th Indian Science Congress at Imphal.
9.Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Les Payne has passed away.