1.President Ram Nath Kovind launches Jal Shakti Abhiyan–Catch the Rain-2022 in the country, presents 3rd National Water Awards
President Ram Nath Kovind launched the Jal Shakti Abhiyan – Catch the Rain 2022 to ensure water security in the country . This campaign will run till 30th November this year . The President said that this year the campaign will focus on the development of underground water sources and expansion of the catchment area . Mr. Kovind said that the government is making all efforts to ensure water security and conserve water bodies. The President presented the 3rd National Water Awards in New Delhi on the occasion . 57 awards were given to states, organizations and individuals in 11 categories . Uttar Pradesh first in the best state category ,Rajasthan was given second prize and Tamil Nadu third. The Ministry of Jal Shakti had presented the National Water Awards for the first time in the year 2018. The Government of India had launched ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan’ in 2019. Also, ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’ was also launched in the same year. On ‘World Water Day’ on 22 March last year, the Prime Minister launched the ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain’ campaign, which was conducted in all the districts of rural and urban areas of the country during the pre-monsoon and during the monsoon period. Was.
2.Assam and Meghalaya government sign historic agreement to resolve border dispute
The Chief Minister of Assam , Shri Himanta Biswa Sarma and the Chief Minister of Meghalaya , Shri Konrad K. in the presence of the Union Home Minister, Shri Amit Shah , in New Delhi . Sangma for settlement of disputes in six areas out of total twelve areas of inter-state boundary dispute between the states of Assam and Meghalaya . Signed a historic agreement. The agreement will resolve the long-standing dispute between the two states at six of the 12 places along the 884.9-km-long border. The Home Minister said that 70 per cent of the border disputes between the two states have been resolved with the signing of this agreement and hoped that a solution would be found for the remaining six places as well. Assam shares a 2743 km border with Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and West Bengal. It has border disputes with Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Manipur. In July 2021, there was a fierce armed conflict between the personnel of Assam and Meghalaya Police in Cachar district of Assam. Six Assam Police personnel were killed in a clash with Mizoram policemen. After which the Center had to intervene in the matter. There are 36 villages in six locations, covering an area of 36.79 sq km, in respect of which an agreement has been reached.
3.In Pakistan, Leader of Opposition Shahbaz Sharif moves no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan
In Pakistan , Leader of the Opposition Shahbaz Sharif has increased pressure on Prime Minister Imran Khan by moving a no-confidence motion against him in the National Assembly . 161 members of the National AssemblyIntroduced it after voting in favor of bringing the bill. National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri announced that the debate on the motion would begin on March 31. The opposition needs at least 172 votes of MPs to pass the no-confidence motion. Meanwhile, Shahzain Bugti of Jamhoori Watan Party, another ally of Imran Khan, has also pulled out of the ruling coalition. The number of ruling members in the 342-member lower house has now come down to 178. The Balochistan Awami Party has already come into the opposition, which has increased the trouble of Imran Khan. The opposition has the support of 163 members and now needs only nine more votes.
4.World Bank approves USD 358 million financial aid for Bangladesh
World Bank approved USD 358 million financial aid for Bangladesh . This approval has been given with a view to improve road safety and reduce traffic accidents on high risk highways and district level roads. This is the first dedicated road safety project in South Asia with the help of the World Bank . This will help Bangladesh to improve road safety management and reduce the loss of human life. According to an annual report by the Bangladesh Road Safety Foundation-RSF, at least 6,284 people were killed and 7,468 were injured in road accidents there in 2021.
5.Reserve Bank of India Note Mudran Pvt Ltd sets up Varnika Ink manufacturing unit at Mysore, Karnataka
Reserve Bank of India Note Mudran Private Limited (BRBNMPL) has set up an ink manufacturing unit named Varnika in Mysore, Karnataka with an annual ink manufacturing capacity of 1,500 metric tonnes to enhance the security of banknotes . has established. Reserve Bank of India Note Mudran Private Limited (BRBNMPL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of RBI. Shaktikanta Das (Governor of RBI) has dedicated Varnika, the ink manufacturing unit of Reserve Bank of India Note Mudran Private Limited (BRBNMPL) to the nation.
6.Country’s first steel road built in Gujarat
The country’s first steel road has been built in Gujarat . This steel road made of steel waste is of 6 lanes. Right now only trials are being done, so only 1 kilometer long 6 lane road has been made. The road has been built in Hazira Industrial Area in Surat, Gujarat . ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India collaborated on steel slag road with Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) India , Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) and government think tank NITI Aayog . The road was constructed entirely from 1000 per cent processed steel slag. Steel slag is a major source of concern for the steel industry as it is considered a waste product.
7.Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the Griha Pravesham program of more than five lakh beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Gramin in Madhya Pradesh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the beneficiaries after attending the Griha Pravesam program of 5 lakh 21 thousand houses built in Madhya Pradesh under the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana . Speaking on the occasion, Shri Modi said that these 5 lakh 21 thousand houses built in villages under this scheme are not only houses but are proof that the poor of the country are getting empowered.
8.Commissioning Ceremony of INAS 316 Held
Indian Navy ‘s second P-8I aircraft squadron , Indian Naval Air Squadron 316 , has been inducted into the Indian Navy. The ceremony was held at INS Hansa, Goa . Indian Navy Chief Admiral R. Hari Kumar was the chief guest of the event. The commissioning of INAS 316 is a significant achievement towards enhancing maritime security and surveillance in the Indian Ocean region . INAS 316 CO ‘ Condors‘, which is one of the largest birds of the earth flying with the help of huge wings. The insignia of this squadron depicts a ‘condor’ searching the vast blue expanse of the sea. The ‘Condors’ are known to have an excellent sensing capabilities, powerful and sharp nails and large massive wings, embodying the capabilities of the aircraft and the roles envisaged by the squadron. INAS 316 will operate Boeing P-8I aircraft, a multirole, Long Range Reconnaissance Anti-Submarine Warfare (LRMR ASW) aircraft that can be armed with a range of air-to-ship missiles and torpedoes. The squadron is specifically assigned for the four new P-8I aircraft procured under the Option Clause contract and for the prevention, detection and destruction of any threat in the IOR. This plane December 30, Operating from Hansa since 2021 and the squadron is integrated with full spectrum surface and subsurface naval operations. INAS 316 is commanded by Commander Amit Mohapatra, a skilled Boeing P-8I pilot with vast operational experience.
9.Central Consumer Protection Authority directs closure of ‘Sure Vision’ advertisement and imposes a fine of Rs 10 lakh on false and misleading claim
The Central Consumer Protection Authority has directed the closure of the ‘Sure Vision’ advertisement and imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on a false and misleading claim. The Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) has recently passed an order against Sure Vision India in relation to misleading advertisements of the product for the claims of its efficacy in the advertisement of “Sure Vision”. It claims that “Sure Vision naturally improves eyesight, relieves eye fatigue, exercises the ciliary muscle; is the world’s best unisex correction material”. The company has failed to justify its claims regarding its efficacy in advertising its product.
10.Indian Army issues RFI for supply of Articulated All-Terrain Vehicle
Articulated All-Terrain Vehicles to be deployed in Ladakh and Kutch by Indian ArmyRFI (Request for Information) i.e. ‘Request for Information’ has been issued for the supply of RFI is a formal process of collecting information from potential suppliers of a good or service. It is a dual-cabin, tracked (entirely supported and driven by caterpillar tread), amphibious (both water and land) vehicle. It is used for off road mobility i.e. movement in roadless areas. The special design of the device exerts less pressure on the soil and facilitates maneuverability in different areas of snow, desert and mud in pull and push mode between the two cabins. The ballistic protection in the cabin body provides protection to the soldiers in it from small arms firing. These vehicles can reach places where wheeled vehicles are prone to extreme snow, Cannot reach due to mud or swamp. Thus, they can be very effective for patrol and quick deployment in strategic situations.
11.Deepika Padukone receives ‘TIME100 Impact Award’ for Mental Health Awareness
Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has been named as one of the award winners of the Time 100 Impact Awards 2022 . The actress has been included in the TIME100 Impact Awards list for her work in raising mental health struggles and awareness through her LiveLive Laugh Foundation . The award honors global leaders who have gone above and beyond to advance their industries and the world. Apart from Deepika, six other global leaders have also been honored with this award. The awards were presented at the Museum of the Future in Dubai.
12.Malta’s Prime Minister Robert Abela sworn in for a second term
The Prime Minister of Malta , Robert Abela, has been sworn in for a second term after his ruling Labor Party’s landslide victory in the 2022 general election. He was administered the oath of office by President George Vella . Abela was first sworn in as Prime Minister in January 2020 after former Labor Party leader and Prime Minister Joseph Muscat resigned. It was the first electoral test for Abela, a 44-year-old lawyer, since taking over the small Mediterranean island nation in January 2020 following a Labor Party vote. Labor won a majority of around 40,000 votes over its Nationalist Party rivals – a huge difference in the small EU state which has just 355,000 registered voters.
13.Effective herbal formulation developed in combating tick infestation among milking animals
Recently a herbal formulation has been developed by the National Innovation Foundation (NIF) which has been found to be effective in combating tick infestation among dairy animals . NIF as a research program for field trial of poly herbal medicine Indian Council of Agricultural Research-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryanacollaborated with. Ticks are harmful because they are blood-sucking parasites that seriously affect the productivity of milch or dairy animals and concern the development of dairy farming as a major economic constraint. Tick-borne pathogens (TBP) are a major cause of loss of productivity and a concern for livestock welfare globally.
14.Economic Survey of Delhi 2021-22 released
According to the Economic Survey 2021-22 of Delhi , the capital of the country is one of the most prosperous states of the country . It ranks third in terms of per capita income after the states of Goa and Sikkim . This survey was conducted by the Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in the State Assembly of Delhi.had presented. In 2021-22, Delhi’s per capita income, which was three times the national average, has increased by 16.81 per cent year-on-year to Rs 4,01,982. Earlier, Delhi’s per capita income during 2020-21 was Rs 3,44,136. Delhi’s per capita income ranks third among all states and union territories, followed by Goa at first place and Sikkim at second place. Delhi has registered 10.23% GDP growth in the financial year 2021-22 while the national growth rate was 8.9% during this period. On financial parameters, Delhi fared better and posted a revenue surplus of Rs 1,450 crore in 2021-22, but registered a decline of 0.04 per cent. Also, the fiscal deficit of the state increased to Rs 9,972.96 crore during 2020-21 as against Rs 3,227.79 crore in 2019-20. According to this survey, the total number of motor vehicles on the road in Delhi as on 31st March 2022 was 122.53 lakhs, Which shows a year-on-year growth of 3.03 percent. The tree and forest cover area also increased to 342 sq km in 2021.
15.Framework released for geo-tagging of payment system touch points
The framework related to geo-tagging of payment system touch points has been released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) . This framework has been created as a part of RBI’s objective to deepen digital payments along with providing access to such services to all citizens of India. This system will help in monitoring the availability of various payment acceptance infrastructure such as QR codes , Points of Sale (PoS) terminals etc. Doing so would allow for monitoring that would support a variety of policy interventions to help optimize the delivery of payment infrastructure. To achieve the above objectives, it is of utmost importance to have a robust payment acceptance infrastructure available across the country.
16.Prime Minister’s Museum being built in Delhi
The Prime Minister’s Museum is being built at Teen Murti Estate in Delhi . It will be inaugurated on 14th April , which will be inaugurated by Dr. B.R. On the occasion of Ambedkar ‘s birth anniversary. The project was approved in 2018 and the deadline for completion was set by October 2020. The project is getting delayed for the past two years not only because of the lockdown due to the pandemic, but also due to issues of material duration as well as civil works. The total cost of this project is Rs 270 crore . Its inauguration was scheduled for 2021, but was delayed due to some last-minute changes. This museum is dedicated to all the 14 Prime Ministers of India.Will cover the lives of those who have played this role so far. Their contribution will also be displayed. Jawaharlal Nehru ‘s works and collections, however, will remain in the Nehru Memorial Museum, which was also his residence at one time. Speeches, rare photographs, newspapers, video clips, interviews and original writings will be on display in this museum . The museum will also display personal items such as caps, pens, letters, etc. as well as interactive digital displays. The focus will be on virtual reality and digital displays. This museum has been designed to accommodate all future prime ministers as well.
17.’Ishan Manthan’ festival held in New Delhi
The Union Minister for Culture, Tourism and Donors, G Kishan Reddy inaugurated the three-day North-East festival named ‘ Ishaan Manthan ‘ at the Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts in New Delhi . The rich ethnicity and colors of North East India were celebrated in the three-day Ishaan Manthan event from March 25 to 27, 2022 . The event will give an opportunity to learn about the culture, art, music, folk dance, handicrafts and traditional cuisine of Northeast India. Ishaan Manthan is an attempt to celebrate the plural expressions of Northeast India. This is called ” North East Brainstorming “.The inaugural session also saw the release of two books, a book on folk culture titled ‘ Lok Beyond Folk ‘ edited by Mr. J. Nandalumar and ‘ Jewels of North East India ‘.
18.India’s Namit Malhotra’s DNEG Company wins Oscar for Dune
CODA may have got the Best Film Award at the Oscar Awards 2022 , but Dune has been discussed everywhere . The film won awards one after the other in 6 categories . For this film, the award for Best Visual Effects was won by DNEG Company . This is the company’s seventh and sixth Oscar award in the last eight years. The interesting thing is that the head of this company is Namit Malhotra . Namit is the son of Bollywood producer Naresh Malhotra and grandson of cinematographer MN Malhotra and his company was behind the spectacular VFX.
19.BJP MLA Ramesh Tavdkar elected as Speaker of the state assembly in Goa
BJP MLA in Goa Ramesh Tavdkar has been elected Speaker of the State Legislative Assembly . He defeated the candidate of United Opposition Congress MLA Alexio Sequeira by 24 votes against 15. Provisional Speaker Ganesh Gaonkar conducted the election of the Speaker’s post on the very first day of the new assembly session.
20.Two hundred increase in the number of one-horned rhinos in Kaziranga National Park
The number of one-horned rhinos in the Kaziranga National Park of Assam has increased by two hundred in the last four years . According to the latest census, there are a total of 2 thousand 613 rhinos in the park . In 2018, their number was 2 thousand 413. As per the census 903 female adult rhinos were found. There are also 146 children in the park.
21.US, Philippines begin largest ever military exercise ‘Balikatan 2022’
The United States Army and the Philippines Army began military exercise Balikatan 2022 . The Philippine-led annual exercise will take place in Luzon in the Philippines region near Taiwan from March 28 to April 8, 2022 . About 8,900 Filipino and American soldiers are participating in the military exercise, making it the largest Baliktan military exercise ever. According to the Army, the exercise will focus on “maritime security, amphibious operations, live-fire training, urban operations, aviation operations, counter-terrorism, and humanitarian aid and disaster relief”. The Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) gives US troops a legal basis to stay in a Southeast Asian country for bilateral exercises and regulates the conduct of US Armed Forces personnel.
22.Center extends import of tur and urad under free category till March 31, 2023
The Center has extended the import of tur and urad under the free category for one more year till March 31, 2023 . The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has said that this decision will allay the apprehensions of the people regarding the import policy of tur and urad in the next financial year. With this measure, pulses will be available to the consumers at reasonable rates.
23.Max Verstappen wins 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
Max Verstappen ( Red Bull – Netherlands ) has won the Formula One 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit in Saudi Arabia . Charles Leclerc (Ferrari-Monaco) finished second and Carlos Sainz Jr. (Ferrari-Spain) third. It was the second edition of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix and the second round of the 2022 Formula One World Championship. Lewis Hamilton managed to get a point on the board after finishing 10th.