Current Affairs of March 2023

Updated 31 March 2023

The US athlete who has been awarded a gold medal for her performance in the 400 meters in 2012 London Olympics due to disqualification of Russian athlete, Natalya Antyukh, the original gold medalistMs Lashinda Demus
The 2nd edition of joint military exercise held at Aundh in Pune from 16 to 29 Mar 2023 with participation of 25 nations of the African continent and India was namedAfrica-India Field Training Exercise (AFINDEX-2023)
The Malayalam actor, film producer and former Member of Parliament who passed away on 26 March 2023Mr. Innocent V. Thekkethala
The multi-domain exercise conducted by the Indian Army and Indian Air Force in the North-Eastern Sector in the second week of March was namedVayu Prahar
The Argentine-American mathematician who has been awarded 2023 Abel PrizeLuis Caffarelli
The place in U.P. at which a hockey stadium has been named after India's hockey star, Rani RampalRae Bareli
The theme of World Meteorological Day observed on 23 March 2023 The Future of Weather, Climate and Water across Generations
The annual bilateral maritime exercise between the Indian Navy and the Royal Navy, held from 20 to 22 Mar 23 off the Konkan coast in the Arabian Sea was namedKonkan 2023
The places in India which have featured in the TIME’s World’s Greatest Places of 2023 Mayurbhanj and Ladakh
The Tamil writer who has been chosen to be awarded the Saraswati Samman 2022 by the KK Birla Foundation for her 2019 memoir Surya VamsamMs. Sivasankari
The RBI Governor who has been awarded the Governor of the Year in the Central Banking Awards 2023Shri Shaktikanta Das
Asia's biggest international food and hospitality fair held in New Delhi from 14 to 18 Mar 2023 is named AAHAR 2023
The third edition of the coordinated multi-lateral anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise for long-range maritime reconnaissance (MR) ASW aircraft conducted by the US Navy from 15 to 30 March with participation of India, Japan, Canada and South Korea is namedEx. Sea Dragon 2023
The multilateral air exercise involving Air Forces from Finland, Sweden, South Africa, United States of America, UK, Singapore and India conducted from 06 Mar to 24 March at Waddington in UK is namedEx. Cobra Warrior
The noted Hindi writer whose satirical novel Pagalkhana has been selected for the 2022 Vyas Samman by the KK Birla FoundationShri Gyan Chaturvedi
The station in Karnataka under South Western Railway zone where the longest platform in the world (1.507 km) was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra ModiSSS Hubballi
The bilateral armour exercise conducted from 06-13 March 2023 at Jodhpur Military Station by Singapore Army and Indian Army was namedExercise Bold Kurukshetra
The multilateral maritime exercise conducted by the French Navy in the Indian Ocean from 13 to 14 March 23 with participation of Australia, India, Japan, UK and USA is namedEx La Perouse 2023
The former leader of Nepali Congress who has been elected as the 3rd President of NepalShri Ram Chandra Paudel
The Indian actor, director, producer, comedian, and screenwriter who passed away on 09 March 2023Satish Kaushik
The Indian weightlifter who has been named 2022 BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year, becoming the first athlete win it twice in a rowMs. Mirabai Chanu
The Hindi short story writer, novelist and poet who has been awarded the 2023 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International LiteratureVinod Kumar Shukla
The team which has won the Santosh Trophy 2022-23 defeating Meghalaya in the finals played in Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaKarnataka
The maiden joint military exercise between Indian Army and French Army conducted at Pangode Military Station, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on 07th and 08th March 2023 is namedEx. FRINJEX-23
The multilateral maritime exercise conducted by U.S. Africa Command from 26 Feb to 16 Mar 23 in the East African coastal regions and the West Indian Ocean is named (INS Trikhand of Indian Navy also participating)Ex Cutlass Express
The 2022 Nobel Peace laureate and human rights activist from Belarus who has been sentenced to 10 years on charges of smuggling cash and financing protestsAles Bialiatski
The joint exercise conducted by the Indian Air Force and Japanese Air Self Defence Force from 01 to 02 March 2023 is namedExercise Shinyuu Maitri 23
The type of aircraft procurement of which has been approved by the Union Cabinet from Hindustan Aeronautics LimitedHTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft

2023 IBA Women's World Boxing Championships

Venue: K.D. Jadhav Indoor Hall, New Delhi

Held from 15 to 26 March 2023

Medals Tally


Indian Medal Winners

  1. Nitu Ghangas (Minimumweight)
  2. Nikhat Zareen (Light Flyweight)
  3. Lovlina Borgohain (Middleweight)
  4. Saweety Boora (Light Heavyweight)

New Chief Ministers

The following have been re-elected as Chief Minsters of their states after the recently held Assembly elections.

StateChief MinisterPolitical Party
MeghalayaShri Conrad SangmaNational Peoples Party
TripuraDr. Manik SahaBhartiya Janata Party
NagalandShri Neiphiu RioNationalist Democratic Progressive Party

95th Academy Awards (Oscars)

Best Picture- Everything Everywhere All at Once directed by Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert

Best Director - Daniel Kwan &, Daniel Scheinert for Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Actor - Brendan Fraser for The Whale

Best Actress - Michelle Yeoh for – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Animated Film - Guillermo del Toro's Pinoccho directed by Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson

Best International Feature Film - All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany) – directed by Edward Berger

Best Documentary (Short Subject) - The Elephant Whisperers directed by Kartiki Gonsalves

Best Original Song - "Naatu Naatu" from RRR – Music by M. M. Keeravani; Lyrics by Chandrabose.

Most nominations - Everything Everywhere All at Once (11)

Most wins - Everything Everywhere All at Once (7)

Indian entry in the International Feature Film category - Chello Show (Gujarati) (Not nominated)

Important Days of March

Zero Discrimination Day: 01 March 2023

Designated by: UNAIDS

First Observed in: 2014

Theme: Save lives: Decriminalise

World Wildlife Day: 03 March 2023

Designated by: United nations General Assembly

Theme: Partnerships for Wildlife Conservation

First Observed in: 2014

World Hearing Day: 03 March 2023

Designated by: W.H.O.

Theme: Ear and hearing care for all! Let’s make it a reality

First Observed in: 2007

International Women's Day: 08 March 2023

Designated by: U.N.O.

Theme: DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality

First Observed by UN in: 1975

World Kidney Day: 09 March 2023 (2nd Thursday of March)

Designated by: International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF)

Theme: Kidney Health for All – Preparing for the unexpected, supporting the vulnerable

First Observed in: 2006

International Day of Mathematics: 14 March 2023

Designated by: International Mathematical Union

Theme: Mathematics for Everyone

First Observed in: 2020

World Consumer Rights Day: 15 March 2023

Designated by: Consumers International

Theme: Empowering consumers through clean energy transitions

First Observed in: 1983

International Day to Combat Islamophobia: 15 March 2023

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 2023

International Day of Happiness: 20 March 2023

Designated by: UN General Assembly

Theme: Be Mindful, Be Grateful, Be Kind.

First Observed in: 2013

International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination: 21 March 2023

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 1966

Theme: 75th anniversary of UDHR - an impetus to combat racism

International Day of Forests: 21 March 2023

Designated by: UN General Assembly

Theme: Forests and health

First Observed in: 2013

World Poetry Day: 21 March 2023

Designated by: UNESCO

First Observed in: 2000

World Down Syndrome Day: 21 March 2023

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 2012

Theme: With Us Not For Us

World Water Day: 22 March 2023

Designated by: UN General Assembly

Theme: Accelerating Change

First Observed in: 1993

World Tuberculosis Day: 24 March 2023

Designated by: WHO

Theme: Yes! We Can End TB!

First Observed in: 1982

International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims: 24 March 2023

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 2011

International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade: 25 March 2023

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 2008

Theme: Fighting slavery’s legacy of racism through transformative education

World Theatre Day: 27 March 2023

Designated by: International Theatre Institute, France

First Observed in: 1961

World Happiness Index 2023

Released by: Sustainable Development Solutions Network, powered by the Gallup World Poll data


Global Terrorism Index 2023

Released by: Institute for Economics and Peace, Sydney

2.Burkina Faso8.564
29.Sri Lanka4.839