Haryana first state in India with 100% electrified railway network


1. Indian Space Research Organization successfully completed the mission of self-landing reusable launch vehicle

Indian Space Research Organisation- ISRO  has   successfully completed the Reusable Launch Vehicle Autonomous Landing Mission (RLV LEX) mission of reusable launch or automatic  landing . The launch vehicle  RLV LEX was  successfully tested   at the test range at Chitradurga in Karnataka . Air Force  Chinook helicopter during test took the launch vehicle to an altitude of four and a half kilometers and released it. From there, the launch vehicle made an automatic landing on the airstrip at a speed of 350 km per hour. During this he met all the ten criteria. With this successful test, India has come closer to making a reusable launch vehicle. ISRO chairman S. Somnath has congratulated the scientists associated with the test.

2. Sudesh Dhankhar got PhD degree, did commendable work on sustainable development and ground water conservation

 Sudesh Dhankhar , wife of  Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar,  has   been awarded PhD in Economics  for her work on  sustainable development and groundwater conservation  in  Jhunjhunu district  of  Rajasthan .  The title was conferred on Mrs. Dhankhar  at a convocation ceremony at Banasthali Vidyapeeth in Tonk  district  . Mrs. Dhankhar   was conferred this title by the Governor of Rajasthan , Kalraj Mishra . Mrs. Dhankhar, a native of Rajasthan, has been active in the field of water conservation apart from social issues like women empowerment.

3. Vice Admiral Sanjay Jasjit Singh, AVSM, NM takes over as Vice Chief of the Naval Staff

Vice Admiral Sanjay Jasjit Singh , AVSM, NM   assumed charge as the Vice Chief of the Naval Staff on 01 April 2023. Vice Admiral Sanjay Jasjit Singh, after taking over, paid homage to the gallant soldiers at the National War Memorial in New Delhi on 02 Apr 23 and reviewed the Guard of Honor at South Block. Vice Admiral Sanjay Jasjit Singh is a graduate of the National Defense Academy, Pune and was commissioned into the Executive Branch of the Indian Navy in 1986.

4. Using English words in official work in Italy can lead to a fine of up to one lakh pounds

Using English or other foreign words in official work  could lead to fines of up to a million pounds  , according to a new draft law introduced in  Italy .  This draft has been introduced  in the House  by Fabio Rampelli, which  has been supported by the Prime Minister of Italy, Giorgia Meloni . The draft calls for fines for all foreign languages, but specifically targets English. The draft states that the use of the Italian language is declining due to English and that since the UK itself is no longer part of the European Union, there is no justification for the use of English.

5. Anjali Sharma of Himachal conquered Mount Kilimanjaro in traditional dress

Information and Broadcasting Minister  Anurag Thakur  has  congratulated Anjali Sharma  of   Kangra  district  of  Himachal Pradesh  for conquering Mount Kilimanjaro  in  Africa  wearing  Luanchadi . Luanchdi is the traditional dress of Himachal Pradesh.

6. Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra tea gets European GI tag

The European Union (EU)  has   granted Geographical Indication (GI) tag  to  Kangra tea . This will help the tea growers of Kangra to export their produce to Europe. Kangra tea has a rich history that was first introduced in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh in the mid-19th century. British formal officials were interested in developing tea plantations in India and in 1852 Dr. Jameson, a British civil surgeon, planted tea seeds in the Kangra Valley.

7. The revenue from GST in March 2023 was Rs 1.6 lakh crore

 The revenue received from  Goods and Services Tax  in  March 2023 was Rs 1.6 lakh crore, which  is 13 percent more  than the same period last year. According to a Finance Ministry statement, since the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax, the tax collection has crossed Rs 1.5 lakh crore for the fourth time in the current financial year. The total tax collection for the year 2022-23 stood at Rs 18.10 lakh crore, which was 22 per cent higher than the previous year.

8. 2nd Energy Transition Working Group meeting begins in Gandhinagar, Gujarat

 Under India’s chairmanship of  the G-20 , the second  meeting  of the Energy Transformation Working Group  has begun in Gandhinagar in Gujarat . More than 100 delegates from G-20 countries, special invitees and international organizations are participating in the meeting. In the meeting, there will be in-depth discussions on priority areas of energy. The first meeting of the working group was held in Bengaluru in February this year, in which six priority areas were identified by the member countries. These include addressing technology gaps, availability of low-cost finance for energy transfer, energy security and promoting energy transformation through a diversified supply-chain.

9. Finland becomes 31st NATO member after Turkey’s approval

Turkey  ‘s parliament has   officially approved Finland ‘s bid  to become  the 31st member  of  NATO . The vote means that all 30 current NATO members have now ratified Finland’s joining. Finland and Sweden formally joined in May, abandoning their military non-alignment following Russia’s start of war on Ukraine last February. applied to join NATO. NATO, or the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, is an intergovernmental military alliance established in 1949. It was formed as an organized defense pact between North American and European nations, designed to prevent imperialist expansion and protect the United States from possible Soviet aggression during the Cold War.

10. Haryana first state in India with 100% electrified railway network

 In  March 2023, the Indian Railways  completely  electrified the railway network  of  the state of Haryana , making it  the first state in the country. has achieved 100% electrification of its railway network. Railways has completed 100% electrification of 1,701 km of existing broad gauge rail network in Haryana. Broad gauge routes of seven Zonal Railways in India have achieved the target of 100% electrification. These railways are East Coast Railway (ECoR), North Central Railway (NCR), North Eastern Railway (NER), Eastern Railway (ER), South Eastern Railway (SER), West Central Railway (WCR) and Central Railway. (CR). This achievement is an important step to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote the developing transport in the country. Indian Railways has set a target that it will achieve 100% electrification of its broad gauge routes by December 2023, and these seven Zonal Railways This milestone achieved by the Institute is an important step towards achieving this goal.

11. Space System Design Lab inaugurated in Ahmedabad

The Space System Design Lab was  recently   inaugurated by the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Center (IN-SPACe)  in  Ahmedabad . The Space System Design Lab aims to help space start-ups turn their innovative ideas into implementable models more quickly and reduce research and development costs. The main focus of the IN-SPACe Design Lab is to enable start-ups in the space sector to create prototypes with the least number of iterations, thus significantly reducing the turnaround time and research and development costs for start-ups. In turn, this will help non-governmental organizations to play an important role in the development of cutting-edge space technologies.

12. Indian-origin robotics engineer to head NASA’s newly-established Moon to Mars program

Indian-American  engineer  Amit Kshatriya  , who specializes in software and robotics, has   been appointed as the first head of NASA  ‘s recently established  Moon to Mars program . The program is designed to establish a long-term lunar stay, which is important in preparation for future missions to Mars.

13. World Bank approves US $ 363 million to Karnataka for rural water supply program

The World Bank  ‘s Board of Executive Directors   approved a $363 million loan  to provide  two million rural households in the southern Indian state  of  Karnataka with clean drinking water supplies through water connections  to their homes  . A World Bank statement said that about 77 per cent of Karnataka’s area is arid or semi-arid and remains vulnerable to drought and floods due to climate-change-induced changes in rainfall patterns. There is scarcity of ground water in this area and the quality of water is also continuously deteriorating.

14. Tata Power approves reappointment of Praveer Sinha as CEO & MD

Tata Power  has   reappointed Praveer Sinha as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director of the company. The term of his re-appointment will be from May 1, 2023 to April 30, 2027, subject to the approval of the members of the company. His current term is to end on April 30, 2023.

15. Hitachi Payment Services names Sumil Vikamse as MD

Hitachi Payment Services , an integrated payment solutions provider and a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, has   appointed Sumil Vikamsey as MD  , in addition to his responsibilities as CEO – Cash Business. He will also be inducted on the board of the company with effect from April 1, 2023. He will replace Rustam Irani.

16. BJP leader Rajendra Rathore elected Leader of Opposition in Rajasthan Legislative Assembly

 In  Rajasthan  , senior  Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Rajendra Rathore  has   been elected as the Leader of the Opposition in the state assembly . Former BJP state president Satish Punia has been made deputy leader of the opposition in the assembly. Mr. Rathod was unanimously elected Leader of the Opposition in the presence of BJP State President CP Joshi, in-charge Arun Singh and other senior leaders. Till now he was holding the post of deputy leader in the state assembly.

17. A book titled “War and Women” authored by Dr MA Hassan was released

Dr. M A Hassan  ‘s book, “ War and Women ” was launched during the 52nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Switzerland. The event was organized by the Bangladesh Freedom Fighters Parliament in Europe. The book was released at the Serpentine Cafeteria inside the United Nations Building. The book throws light on the suffering of Bengali women who were victims of sexual violence during the 1971 war.

18. Vani Tripathi Tiku’s book “Why Can’t Elephants be Red??”

Indian censor board  member and actress  Vani Tripathi Tiku  has written her first children’s book titled “ Why Can’t Elephants be Red?? Which is published by Niyogi Books. The book is about Akku, a two year old girl who is imaginative, adventurous and growing up in Gurgaon and Singapore. Akku’s experiences such as playing with her pets, swimming and trying new foods inspire her curiosity and happiness. She enjoys drawing and coloring, and her imagination is filled with such bizarre things as colorful elephants, whiskered crabs and hornless sloths. The story ends with Akku tackling his biggest adventure yet, his first day at school.

19. Rajiv K Mishra takes over as Chairman and Managing Director of PTC India

PTC India Limited  said  Rajeev K Mishra  has taken over as its Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) with immediate effect. Prior to this, Mishra served as Executive Director of PTC since October 2011 and was responsible for operations, business development, retail and advisory services.

20. In the final of Madrid Spain Master Badminton Tournament P.V. Sindhu’s necklace

Olympic medalist  and  former world champion PV Sindhu   has lost in the final of the Madrid Spain Masters badminton tournament . In the final, Sindhu   was defeated by Indonesia  ‘s  Gregoria Mariska Tunjung 21-8, 21-8 in straight games. Whereas,  Kenta Nishimoto  of  Japan  has won the men’s singles title. Nishimoto defeated second seeded compatriot Kanta Tsuneyama 15-21, 21-18, 21-19.

21. Runner Lashinda Demus awarded Olympic gold medal after a decade

 More than a decade after the  2012 London Games , Lashinda Demus,  a sprinter from  the United States,  has been awarded  an Olympic gold medal  at the age of 40,  and Zuzana Hejnova  of  Czechia  and  Kalisz Spencer  of  Jamaica a silver medal. Was awarded the Bronze Medal. The International Olympic Committee stripped Natalya Antyukh, the original gold medalist in the 400 meters hurdles, of her title due to her involvement in the Russian doping scandal. Antyukh beat Demus by just 0.07 seconds at the London track. Historical evidence recovered from the Moscow testing laboratory database allowed the Athletics Integrity Unit to disqualify Antyukh’s results from July 2012 to June 2013.

22. Novelist and short story writer Sarah Thomas dies

Noted author  Sarah Thomas  passed away at her residence due to age-related ailments. She was 89 years old. He   wrote 17 novels and over 100 short stories . His first novel, “ Jeevitham Enna Nathilaunched his writing career. One of his notable works, “Muripadukal” was adapted into a film titled “Manimuzhakam” by director PA Bakkar. Thomas was awarded the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award twice. He was first awarded the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in 1979 for his novel ‘Narmadi Pudva’. For the second time, in 2010, he was awarded the Academy Award for his contribution to Malayalam literature. Feature films have also been made in Malayalam on four of Thomas’s books. His second novel ‘Muripadukal’ was made into a film named ‘Manimuzhakkam’, which won several national and state awards.

23. Former Indian cricketer Salim Durrani passed away in Jamnagar, Gujarat

Former Indian cricketer Salim Aziz Durrani  passed   away in Jamnagar, Gujarat . He was 88 years old and was ill for a few days. Mr. Durrani scored 1,202 runs in 29 Tests for India  at an average of 25.004  and took 75 wickets.  Mr. Durrani took 23 wickets in India’s spectacular victory against England in 1961-62 . Mr. Durrani   also acted in the 1969  Hindi film  Ek Masoom  and  the 1973  film  Charitra .