22 March 2015 Current Affairs

Novak Djokovic Won Indian Wells Open Tennis Men’s Singles

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic won his fourth Indian Wells Open Tennis Men’s Singles title. In the final match he defeated Switzerland’s Roger Federer by  6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-2 score . This win at Indian Wells Open was the 50th tour-level title for Djokovic. With this fourth title in Indian Wells, he also became the 12th player in the Open Era to win 50 titles, surpassing his coach, Boris Becker, of 49 trophies.

Sarath Fonseka Becomes Sri Lanka’s First Field Marshal

Sri Lanka’s new government on 22 March conferred the country’s highest military rank of field marshal to former army chief Sarath Fonseka, who was jailed on alleged treason charges by the previous regime of Mahinda Rajapaksa, for achieving the victory over terrorism. With this Fonseka became the first Sri Lankan to receive this highest military title which is honorary in nature.

India Becomes 3rd Biggest Steel Producer Overtakes US

India has overtaken the US to become the third-largest steel producer in the world with a production of 14.56 million tonnes (MT) in first two months of the year. India has been the fourth-largest steel producer for the past five years, behind China, Japan and the US. It was revealed in the Data compiled by World Steel Association (WSA).

World Water Day Observed Across The World

World Water Day was observed on 22 March 2015 with the theme “Water and Sustainable Development”.  World Water Day is observed to preserve and ration consumption of water. The United Nation is observed annually on 22 March to draw attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of fresh water resources. In 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) recommended to celebrate an international day of freshwater. The UN General Assembly accepted the recommendation of UNCED and celebrated first World Water Day on 22 March 1993.

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