Current Affairs – March 31 2023

Current Affairs – March 31 2023

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Current Affairs – March 31 2023

1. Mohammad Shami becomes 7th Indian fast bowler to take 100 wickets in IPL

Gujarat Titans fast bowler Mohammad Shami on Friday became the seventh Indian fast bowler to take 100 wickets in IPL. The 32-year-old reached the 100-wicket mark in IPL by dismissing CSK’s Devon Conway in his second over in IPL 2023 opener at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Shami took 94 matches to reach 100 IPL wickets.

2. A book titled “War & Women” written by Dr MA Hasan released

During the 52nd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Switzerland, a book entitled “War and Women” was launched.

The author, Dr M A Hasan, presented the book, which highlights the suffering of Bengali women who were victims of sexual violence perpetrated by the Pakistan Army during the 1971 war. The event was organized by the Bangladesh Freedom Fighters Sansad in Europe, and it was considered a significant moment for raising awareness about the issue.

3. 51-year old Elon Musk becomes most followed Twitter user

Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, has achieved the highest number of followers on the platform, exceeding former US President Barack Obama, who held the record since 2020.

According to Guinness World Records, Twitter has around 450 million monthly active users, and Elon Musk has accumulated more than 133 million followers, which accounts for about 30% of the platform’s total users.

Musk assumed the role of CEO of Twitter on October 27, 2022, with 110 million followers, and within five months, his followers increased to 133 million. Previously, he ranked third after Barack Obama and Justin Bieber in terms of the most followed Twitter users.

4. International Transgender Day of Visibility 2023 observed on 31st March

Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual holiday observed on March 31st to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of transgender people, as well as to raise awareness of the discrimination and violence faced by the transgender community worldwide.

Transgender Day of Visibility is an important opportunity to celebrate the diversity of gender identities and expressions and to promote understanding and acceptance of the transgender community.

5. World Backup Day 2023 observed on 31st March

World Backup Day is an annual event that takes place on March 31st to raise awareness about the importance of data backup and protection.

The day encourages individuals and organizations to take proactive steps to safeguard their data and prevent the loss of important information due to hardware failure, cyberattacks, or other unforeseen events.

6. International Day of Drug Checking 2023 observed on 31st March

The International Day of Drug Checking is an annual event that has been observed since 2017 on March 31st.

The purpose of the day is to educate people about drugs and their effects and to promote harm reduction initiatives to reduce the risks associated with drug use.

The main objective is to raise public awareness about the availability of drug checking services and organizations worldwide. The day emphasizes the importance of harm reduction actions related to drugs and aims to decrease drug-related risks.

7. Satwiksairaj Rankireddy & Chirag Shetty win Swiss Open 2023 doubles title

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, the popular Indian doubles badminton pair, secured their first doubles title of 2023 by winning the Swiss Open Super 300 finals.

They were the second seeds in the tournament and played exceptionally well in the final match, winning the first set 21-19.

Although their opponents, Ren Xiang Yu and Tan Qiang from China, put up a good fight to take the game into a deciding set, Satwiksairaj and Chirag held their nerve and won the second set 24-22, closing out the match in 54 minutes.

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