TEST: Current Affairs MCQ – 21 March 2024

Current Affairs 21 March 2024

World Poetry Day 2024

Current Affairs 21 March 2024

  • Date: March 21st
  • Theme: “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants”
  • Significance:Honors iconic poets whose works expanded poetry’s influence across cultures.Highlights young poets building on past foundations.
  • History:Poetry, originating with the “Epic of Gilgamesh” around 2000 B.C., explores human emotions and experiences.UNESCO adopted World Poetry Day in 1999 to promote poetry movements globally and preserve endangered languages.

Current Affairs 21 March 2024

  • Date: March 21, 2024
  • Theme: “Forests and Innovation: New Solutions for a Better World”
  • History: Established by the UN in 2012; proposed by FAO in 1971; chosen for its equinox alignment.
  • Significance: Emphasizes forests’ role in ecosystems, biodiversity, and human well-being.
  • Celebrations: Includes events, tree planting, and education on sustainable forestry practices.

Current Affairs 21 March 2024

  • Award Details: Prabha Varma, a noted poet and litterateur, was awarded the prestigious Saraswati Samman for 2023 by the K K Birla Foundation for his novel ‘Roudra Sathwikam’.
  • Novel Description: ‘Roudra Sathwikam’ is a poetic work published in 2022 as a novel in poetic verse. It delves into the conflict between power and politics, individual and state, and art and power in a unique manner, transcending time and space.
  • Selection Process: The selection committee, headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri, chose Prabha Varma as the awardee.

 

 

  • The World Happiness Report 2024 ranks India at 126, the same as the previous year, based on life satisfaction, GDP per capita, social support, and life expectancy.
  • Nordic countries like Finland, Denmark, and Iceland top the list, with Finland securing the first place.
  • Factors contributing to Finland’s happiness include a strong bond with nature, work-life balance, a realistic perception of success, and a robust welfare system.
  • Younger generations generally report higher happiness levels, except in regions like North America, Australia, and New Zealand, where happiness declined among individuals under 30 from 2006-2010.

TEST: Current Affairs MCQ – 21 March 2024

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