1.UN General Assembly suspends Russia from Human Rights Council
Russia has been suspended from the United Nations ‘ main human rights body (UNHRC) . 93 countries voted in favor of a resolution demanding suspension from the United Nations Human Rights Council . While 24 countries voted against it , while 58 countries including India did not vote., Following the vote, the United Nations General Assembly suspended Russia from the Human Rights Council. India’s representative to the United Nations TS Tirumurti said during the discussion that India has been at the fore in protecting human rights. We believe that all decisions should be taken respecting due process and within a democratic framework. This also applies to international organizations, especially the United Nations.
2.World Bank, AIIB to give Rs 7,500 crore loan for schools in Gujarat
A high level delegation from the World Bank is visiting Gujarat to review the state of education in the state. The delegation, led by the Bank’s Director of Global Education , Jaime Saavedra , assessed the Excellence Schools Mission project worth Rs 10,000 crore . This mission is for the next five years and it will benefit a total of 41 thousand schools including 35 thousand one hundred 33 government schools and five thousand 8 hundred 47 government aided schools in the state. The World Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank have approved a loan of USD 1 billion for the project .
3.Animal Husbandry and Dairying Department launched ‘Ek Swasthya (One Health)’ pilot project in Uttarakhand
The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD) , Government of India has undertaken a pilot project in the state of Uttarakhand to implement the One Health Scheme framework by One Health Support Unit .is introduced. The main objective of the unit is to develop a national level One Health Roadmap based on the inputs from the implementation of the pilot project. An Inter-Ministerial One Health Committee, headed by the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, has been set up to lead the implementation of the One Health Support Unit. A Project Steering Committee (PSC) has been constituted under the chairmanship of Secretary (AHD), Government of India with representatives from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, ICAR, civil society, International Development Organization and in the field Working experts are involved.
4.Ramdarash Mishra will be honored with Saraswati Samman 2021
The KK Birla Foundation announced that renowned poet and litterateur Professor Ramdarash Mishra will be honored with the prestigious Saraswati Samman, 2021 for his collection of poems ‘ Main To Yahan Hoon ‘. The recipients are selected by a selection committee, currently headed by Dr. Subhash C. Kashyap.Huh. Prof. Ramdarash Mishra was born on 15 August 1924 in Dumri village of Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh, Mishra has excelled in various branches of Hindi literature. Established in 1991, Saraswati Samman is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the country. It is given every year to an outstanding literary work written in any Indian language by an Indian citizen and published within the last 10 years. It carries a citation, a plaque and a cash prize of Rs 15 lakh.
5.Alexander Vucic has been re-elected as the President of Serbia.
Aleksandar Vucic was re-elected as the President of Serbia for a second term by winning the Serbian presidential election 2022 . The Serbian Progressive Party (SNS)is related to. He defeated his opposition presidential candidate Zdravko Ponos, a retired army general, while his United for Victory coalition received 13.1%. Aleksandar Vucic has been serving as the President of Serbia since 2017, and since 2012 he has served as the President of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS). He has served as the President for two terms from 2014 to 2016 and 2016 to 2017. In 2017, he was elected as the country’s president for the first time and replaced Tomislav Nikoli. Serbia is a landlocked country located in Southeast Europe.
6.XE variant of coronavirus
Recently a 50-year-old woman in Mumbai is likely to be infected with the newly discovered ‘XE’ variant of coronavirus. The XE variant is a sub-variant of Omicron . Omicron is responsible for the third wave of Covid-19 in India. However, the XE variant has not yet been found in India. So far there is no indication that it is more dangerous than the other variants. The Omicron variant, which is responsible for over 90% of infections detected in the year 2022, has two major sub-variants BA.1 and BA.2. The XE variant is called ‘recombinant’. This means that it includes mutations in the Omicron BA.1 variant as well as the BA.2 variant.
7.Forbes Billionaire 2022: World’s richest people
Forbes , which compiles a list of the world’s richest people, has released its list of billionaires of 2022, this time scuttled by the impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the coronavirus pandemic and sluggish markets. Elon Musk , the founder of Tesla and SpaceX has topped the Forbes list for the first time with a net worth of $219 billion . Elon Musk leads the Forbes billionaires list with a net worth of $219 billion, followed by Amazon chief Jeff Bezos at $171 billion.are with. The US has the largest number of billionaires with 735 billionaires with a net worth of $4.7 trillion, including Elon Musk, who for the first time topped the list of billionaires in the world. China (including Macau and Hong Kong) remains in second place, with 607 billionaires collectively worth $2.3 trillion. Forbes uses stock prices and exchange rates as of March 11, 2022 to calculate net worth. Mukesh Ambani is ranked 10th on the global list , followed by fellow industrialist and Adani Group founder Gautam Adani , whose wealth has grown by nearly $40 billion from the previous year to an estimated $90 billion.
8.A new book titled Decoding Indian Babudom by Ashwini Srivastava
A new book titled Decoding Indian Babudom written by Ashwini Srivastava and published by Vitasta Publishing Pvt Ltd was released. This is the first book of its kind by a journalist covering India’s bureaucratic system. It throws light on the working of administrative system and governance of India from the point of view of common man. The author recommends “15 Sutras” to achieve good and effective governance which can bring in investments by increasing the confidence of the businessmen in the administration.
9.99% of the world’s population is breathing polluted air: WHO
According to the World Health Organisation ‘s air quality database 2022 update , almost 99% of the planet’s population breathe polluted air that exceeds the WHO air quality limit and is also a threat to people’s health. According to WHO data, more than 6,000 cities in 117 countries are monitoring their air quality, but residents are still exposed to nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter .affected by unhealthy levels of People living in low- and middle-income countries have the greatest exposure to nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter. Through these findings, WHO has highlighted the importance of taking steps to curb the use of fossil fuels and reduce the level of air pollution. For the first time, the data has provided a ground measure of the annual mean nitrogen dioxide concentration, a common urban pollutant. The data also measured particulate matter with a diameter smaller than or equal to 2.5 microns (PM2.5) or 10 microns (PM10).
10.India’s contribution of 72 thousand 124 dollars to the UNESCO fund for the elimination of doping in sports
The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has contributed $ 72 thousand 124 on behalf of India to the UNESCO Fund for the Elimination of Doping in Sports in 2022 . In accordance with the resolution of 7COP held in Paris in September 2019, all concerned nations had agreed to contribute one percent of their regular budgets to the UNESCO Fund for the Elimination of Doping in Sports. Accordingly, India has released India’s increased contribution to the UNESCO Fund for the Elimination of Doping. UNESCO has thanked India for this and appreciated the contribution of the Government of India to the fight against doping.
11.India’s trade deficit in 2021-22: Key points
India’s trade deficit widens by 87.5% from $102.63 billion in 2020-21 to $ 192.41 billion in 2021-22 It is done. Total exports touched a record margin of $417.81 billion in the last financial year, with imports rising to $610.22 billion for the same period, registering a trade gap of $192.41 billion. The country’s merchandise imports in the period April, 2021 to March, 2022 were $610.22 billion, a growth of 54.71% over the period April, 2020 to March, 2021 which was recorded at US$ 394.44 billion. In March 2022, the country’s trade deficit stood at $18.69 billion, while it stood at $192.41 billion during the entire period of 2021-22. India’s monthly merchandise exports exceeded $40 billion for the first time and reached $40.38 billion in March 2022. This is an increase of 14.53 percent from $35.26 billion in March 2021. Exports were up 87.89 per cent in March 2022 as compared to $21.49 billion in March 2020. In March 2022, India’s trade imports stood at USD 59.07 billion, an increase of 20.79% from USD 48.90 billion in March 2021. This is an increase of 87.68% from $31.47 billion as compared to March 2020. In March 2022, non-petroleum exports were recorded at USD 33 billion, a growth of 4.28% as compared to USD 31.65 billion in March 2021. Compared to March 2020, exports have seen an increase of 74% from USD 18.97 billion. In March 2022, non-petroleum imports were recorded at $40.66 billion, up 5.26% from $38.63 billion recorded in March 2021. A growth of 74% has been seen from $97 billion. In March 2022, non-petroleum imports were recorded at $40.66 billion, up 5.26% from $38.63 billion recorded in March 2021. A growth of 74% has been seen from $97 billion. In March 2022, non-petroleum imports were recorded at $40.66 billion, up 5.26% from $38.63 billion recorded in March 2021.
12.India’s economy to grow by 7.5 percent in FY 2023, ADB estimates
The Asian Development Bank projected a collective growth of 7 per cent for South Asian economies in 2022, with India, the largest economy in the sub-region, growing at 7.5 per cent in the current fiscal to eight per cent next year. However, the uncertainties arising from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, and tightening by the United States Federal Reserve pose risks to the outlook.
13.NTPC and GGL agree to blend green hydrogen with piped natural gas
With continued focus on environment, NTPC has taken the initiative of blending Green Hydrogen in GGL (Gujarat Gas Limited) Piped Natural Gas (PNG) network at NTPC Kawas . In the presence of Mohit Bhargava, CEO, NTPC REL & ED RE, NTPC and Sanjeev Kumar, MD-GGL & GSPL, a formal agreement was signed between the two firms. This Hydrogen Blending Project at NTPC Kawas is an unprecedented initiative and first of its kind in the country. It is a step towards making the Pak region carbon free and achieving energy self-sufficiency for the country.
14.Government sets up Semicon India Advisory Committee
The government has constituted an advisory committee for the Semicon India project, which aims to make the country a global leader in semiconductor manufacturing, design and innovation . Minister of Electronics and IT, Ashwini Vaishnav , will head the committee, with Rajiv Chandrashekhar , Minister of State, Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY), as Vice-Chairman. The convener MeitY will be the secretary. The Union Cabinet has recently approved ‘ Semicon India ‘program, which will spend a total of Rs 76,000 crore to strengthen the country’s semiconductor and showcase manufacturing ecosystem. Within Digital India Corporation, a dedicated and dedicated India Semiconductor Mission (ISM) has been set up to drive India’s ecosystem development strategies.
15.Andhra Pradesh CM dissolves cabinet to induct new ministers
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy dissolved his cabinet to induct new ministers. After the cabinet meeting held today, all the 24 ministers have resigned. The new ministers will take oath on April 11, 2022. Each of the newly formed 26 districts is likely to be represented in thenew cabinetAmidst political activities, Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy yesterday met Governor Biswa Bhushan Harichandan and told him that he would make changes in his cabinet. Assembly elections are to be held in the state in 2024.
16.India supplied petrol and diesel to Sri Lanka under Line of Credit
India has supplied fuel to Sri Lanka under Line of Credit . The Indian High Commission in the capital Colombo said in a tweet that 36,000 metric tons of petrol and 40 thousand metric tons of diesel reached Sri Lanka. This help is being provided by India to Sri Lanka under the oil loan assistance of 500 million dollars . Sri Lanka is currently facing a huge economic crisis. There is acute shortage of food and fuel in the country.
17.UGC to set up Bhima Bhoi Peeth in Delhi University and Guru Ghasidas University
The University Grants Commission will establish Bhima Bhoi Peeth at Delhi University and Guru Ghasidas University in Vilaspur , Chhattisgarh . This decision has been taken on the suggestion of Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan . He asked the UGC to conduct extensive research on the life and philosophy of Odisha ‘s saint poet Bhima Bhoi .
18.Ministry of AYUSH organizes Yoga Festival at Red Fort premises, New Delhi
India will organize the 8th International Day of Yoga on 21st June . Prior to that, Ministry of AYUSH is organizing Hundred Yoga Utsav programs at hundred places in the country. In this episode, on 7th April on World Health Day and 75 days before International Yoga Day , Yoga festival program at Red Fort ground in DelhiCelebrated. In which more than three thousand yoga seekers took part. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Union AYUSH Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, many Union Ministers, ambassadors of different countries, sports personalities and yoga gurus practiced yoga in this festival. The 75-day countdown is an important event to commemorate the International Day of Yoga every year. International Yoga Day- 2022 will help in improving the health of the people.