The Hindu+PIB Current Affairs 22 March 2019

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Integral Coach Factory becomes World’s Largest Rail Coach Manufacturer

Indian Railways Integral Coach Factory (ICF) has become the world’s largest rail coach manufacturer after surpassing top Chinese manufacturers. ICF has manufactured 2,919 coaches from April 2018 to February 2019 as compared to 2,600 coaches by Chinese manufacturers.

UN World Happiness Report 2019: India Slips Past Pakistan, China in List of Happiest Nation

Indians are not as happy in 2019 as they were in 2018 and the country figures at 140th place, seven spots down from last year, on UN World Happiness Report– 2019.

1st High-Level Dialogue on Indo-Pacific Cooperation held in Jarkarta

The first ever High-Level Dialogue on Indo-Pacific Cooperation (HLD-IPC) was held in Jakarta, capital of Indonesia. It was organized by Government of Indonesia and saw participation of 18 countriesIndo-Pacific region including India.

NASA has discovered a pulsar speeding through space

NASA has discovered a pulsar hurtling through space at nearly four million kilometres an hour — so fast that it could travel the distance between Earth and the Moon in just six minutes.

SpiceJet joins global airlines grouping IATA as member

SpiceJet is the first Indian budget carrier to join the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which has over 290 airlines as members.The membership allows SpiceJet to explore and grow its collaborations with international member airlines of IATA through interlining and code shares

Krem Um Ladaw: India’s deepest shaft cave discovered in Meghalaya

India’s deepest shaft cave Krem Um Ladaw has been discovered in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills district during the annual ‘Caving in the Abode of the Clouds Expedition’.Overall 2019 expedition explored and mapped 12.3 kms of new cave passage.


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