Phayeng Village of Manipur has been tagged as India’s first carbon-positive settlement.A village is given the carbon-positive tag if it sequesters more carbon than it emits, slowing the accumulation of greenhouse gases and mitigating the effects of climate change.Phayeng is a scheduled caste village of the Chakpa community in Imphal West district.As part of the carbon-positive village project, Phayeng will receive a grant of Rs10 crore in phases to facilitate afforestation in the catchment of river Maklang that flows along the village.
The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO).This day dedicated to spreading awareness about equal healthcare facilities worldwide, the importance of health and wellness.Theme: ‘Universal Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere.’World Health Organisation Formation: 7 April 1948Headquarters Geneva, SwitzerlandHead Director-General: Tedros Adhanom
The Group of Seven (G7) countries have called for more role of women in the peace process. The Foreign Ministers of this organization have said that women’s participation is more likely to finalize peace agreements.As the preparations for the Summit of the seven most developed nations in the world, the G7 leaders in their meeting, chaired by France in Dinard’s Northern French resort in August last year, also said that sexual and gender-based violence during wars To prevent this, all the countries around the world should be united.According to the UN Women’s Agency, between 1990 and 2017, women participated in only two percent of mediators, eight percent negotiators and five percent witnesses and signatories in all major peace process. France specifically highlighted gender inequality during his tenure as President of G7 so that a system could be established that during the war, sexual violence could be prevented from being used as a weapon. Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Dreion said that the countries had agreed on a roadmap to adopt the mechanism.
Senior BJP leader and defense minister Nirmala Sitharaman dismissed the recent media report about Pakistan’s F-16 fighter planes.Addressing a press conference in Vadodara, he said that those who wrote the news should make proper study of the ‘technical and factual’ evidence provided by the Indian Air Force regarding the use of F-16.Ms. Seetharaman said that the electronic signature of the aircraft intercepted by the Air Force radar was of F-16 fighter aircraft.This electronic signature, which is a type of vibration or radiation during flight, is unique to each aircraft like a human signature. It was clear that the electronic signature was intercepted by the IAF, it was F-16.Defense Minister was referring to the media report printed in a foreign policy magazine in the US, claiming that all the F-16 fighters given to Pakistan by the US were recently found intact during physical calculations.Ms. Seetharaman said that our Air Force showed pieces of AMRAM missile found on Indian soil before air strikes.This missile can only be fitted on F-16. How did such a missile reach the Indian soil, if F-16 was not used.
5.US will declare Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization:-
Taking an unexpected step, the US will declare Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization. America’s reputable newspaper The Wall Street General has quoted sources as saying that President Donald Trump administers a long-awaited decision on Monday. Along with that, the defense officials were assessing the effect it would have. Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp was formed after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The Trump administration had banned the international agreement last year after breaking the nuclear agreement with Iran last year. After declaring a foreign terrorist from the United States, the organization will not be able to deal with any American company or personally. If so, then there is a provision for punishment in American law.
Indian women’s football team defeated Nepal 3-1 in the second round of the second round of the Olympic-2020 qualifiers. This is India’s second consecutive victory in the tournament. India had won from Indonesia in the first match. Somdev Ranganathan scored 60th and Nepal skipper Ashalata Devi in the 78th minute for Nepal against India, while Poonam Magar of Nepal scored a suicide goal in the sixth minute. Niru Thapa scored for Nepal
In table tennis, India’s young paddlers clinched seven gold, three silver and two bronze medals in the Ghana Junior & Cadet Open, a ITTF Junior circuit event.Ananya Chande and Diya Chitale, both from Maharashtra, proved to be stars of the weekend, accounting for nine medals – seven gold, one silver and one bronze. Ananya also cornered a silver in the junior doubles along with Ruby Chan of England and a bronze in the junior girl’s singles.Mainak Nistala and Arnav Manoj Karnavar added to the rich tally, combining to win two silver medals in the cadet boy’s doubles and the team bracket where they went down fighting to the Nigerian pair of Taiwo Mati and Jamiu Ayanwale.
All India Football Federation president Praful Patel has become the first Indian to be elected as a member of the FIFA Executive Council. He got 38 out of 46 votes.Mr Patel was one of the eight candidates vying for the spot in the election which was held during the 29th Asian Football Confederations Congress in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. The membership in the council will be for four years, from 2019 to 2023
Border guarding force Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) along with Sky Running Association of India organised the National Sky Running Championship at Mountaineering and Skiing Institute of ITBP at Auli in Uttarakhand.This is the first time such championship was organised at a high altitude of up to 4000 metres.The high altitude marathon was organised for both junior and senior categories from April 4 to April 5, 2019.Various athletes from ITBP, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Uttarakhand participated in the championship.The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) is one of the seven Central Armed Police Forces of India, raised on 24 October 1962, under the CRPF Act.The ITBP was intended for deployment along India’s border with Tibet.
Chennai-based Lakshmi Vilas Bank is set to merge with Indiabulls Housing Finance in a share-swap deal.It reflects the trend of consolidation in the financial services sector.The boards of both entities approved the merger proposal.The shareholders of Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) will get 14 shares of Indiabulls Housing Finance (IBHF) for every 100 equity shares held in the bank.Lakshmi Vilas Bank Headquarters: Chennai