1. Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2020 to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
The Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2020 will be presented to Bang Bandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman . Sultan of Oman Late Qaboos-bin-Said-Al-Said for the year 2019This award will be given to The Bang Bandhu and Sultan Qaboos were unanimously selected for the award in a meeting of the Jury, which was awarded under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The jury also included several dignitaries, including the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the leader of the largest opposition party in the Lok Sabha. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Bindeshwar Pathak of social service organization Sulabh were also among the prominent members of the jury. The Bang Bandhu is being awarded for his outstanding contribution in bringing social, economic and political changes in Bangladesh through non-violent and other Gandhian ways. The Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2019 will be presented to the Sultan Qaboos-bin-Said-Al-Said, Sultan of Oman. The Jury also unanimously chose his name for this award. He received social, non-violent methods in his country. Selected for this award for bringing economic and political changes. Sultan Qaboos was a visionary leader, whose modernization and mediation was praised all over the world. Gandhi Peace Prize, yearIs an annual award instituted by the Government of India in 1995 to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi . This award is for all persons beyond nationality, race, language, caste, creed or gender. Recent winners of the Gandhi Peace Prize include the Vivekananda Center, India (2015); Akshaya Patra Foundation, India and Sulabh International (jointly, for 2016); Singles Campaign Trust, India (2017) and Mr. Yohi Sasakawa, Japan (2018). The award carries Rs 1 crore, a citation, a plaque and an exquisite traditional material made of handicrafts / handlooms.
- Prime Minister launches Catch the Rain campaign on the occasion of World Water Day
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India’s development and self-reliance are dependent on water security and water connectivity. Inaugurating the campaign of rainwater conservation in a virtual way under the Jal Shakti Abhiyan on the occasion of World Water Day , Shri Modi said that water safety and water management are very important for our future generations. On this occasion, the Minister of Water Power and the Chief Ministers of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh signed an agreement to implement the Ken-Betwa Liaison Project . The project is an initiative under the National Perspective Plan for interlinking of rivers. Under this , Daudhan Dam for transporting water from Cane River to Betwa River .And a canal connecting the two rivers will be constructed. With this, one million 62 thousand hectare land will be irrigated every year. Apart from this, about 62 lakh people will be able to generate drinking water and 103 MW of electricity from the project. This project will prove to be very beneficial for Budhelkhand with heavy water scarcity. Panna, Tikamgarh, Chhatarpur, Sagar, Damoh, Datia, Vidisha, Shivpuri and Raisen districts of Madhya Pradesh and Banda, Mahoba, Jhansi and Lalitpur districts of Uttar Pradesh will be particularly benefited by this project.
- Ministry of Defense signed with Mahindra Defense Systems Limited
The Ministry of Defense signed a contract with Mahindra Defense Systems Limited to provide one thousand three hundred special light vehicles costing Rs.1,56 crore to the Indian Army . These vehicles will be inducted in the army in four years. Light special vehicles are modern type combat vehicles and will be supplied to various combat units of the Army for transportation of medium machine guns automatic grenade launchers and tank destroyer guided missiles. These vehicles have been designed indigenously and manufactured by Mahindra Defense Systems Limited. These combat vehicles are completely safe from small arms firing and will make small and independent units of the army available for action in the war zone.
- Bihar becomes first state to have ethanol policy
Bihar cabinet has ethanol production promotion policy gave Policy (Ethanol Production Promotion), approved in 2021, was the first Indian state to make ethanol promotion policyhas been made. This policy allows for the extraction of ethanol, which was limited to sugarcane, as well as surplus quantities of maize. The new policy will allow ethanol production in Bihar, which will be derived from all feedstocks allowed by the National Policy on Biofuels, 2018 and subsequently by the National Biofuels Coordination Committee. The Assembly was informed of the cabinet decision by Deputy Chief Minister Renu Devi as Industries Minister Shahnawaz Hussain was in the fray in West Bengal for campaigning. So far, the Government of India has allowed the production of B-heavy jaggery, C-heavy jaggery, cereals for human consumption, sugarcane juice, sugar, sugar syrup, surplus rice and ethanol for maize.
- Announcement of 67th National Film Awards 2019
The 67th National Film Awards for the year 2019 were announced . The Malayalam film Marakkar Arabikkadilinte Simham directed by PriyadarshanHas been selected for the award for Best Film. Announcing the awards, Chairman of the jury of feature films N. Chandra told that Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan will be awarded the best director award for his Hindi film Bahtar Hurren. Actor Manoj Bajpai will be given the best actor award for the Hindi film Bhonsle and Dhanush for the Tamil film Asuran. Mr. Chandra said that Kangana Ranaut has been announced for the award of Best Actress for Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi and Film Panga. Vijay Sethupathi will be awarded the Tamil Film Super Deluxe Best Co-Actor Award, while Pallavi Joshi will be awarded the Co-Actress Award for the Hindi film The Tashkent Files. B. Prak has been selected for the best male playback singer for his song Teri Mitti Mein — in the Hindi film Kesari. Savani Ravindra has been selected for the Best Female Playback Singer Award for the song Runna Petala in the Marathi film Bardoh. D. Imman has been declared the best music director award for music direction in the Tamil film Vishwasam. Enlightened Banerjee has been awarded for playback music in the Bengali film Jyeshtputra. Prabha Varma has been announced the best lyricist award for the lyrics in the Malayalam film Kolambi. Raju Sundaram of Telugu film Maharishi has been chosen for best dance direction. Sikkim has been awarded the most sensitive state for films. The Best Film Award in the Non-Feature Film category has been awarded to Hemant Gaba’s An Engaged Dream. Sohini Chattopadhyay has won the Best Film Critic Award. Radha has been awarded the Best Animation Film in the Non-Feature Film category. Best Arts and Culture Film Awarded to Shrikhetra-Roo-Sahijat of Odia has gone. The Best Narration Award for Non-Feature Film will be given to Sardavid Attenborough’s English film Wild Karnataka. The Best Music Direction Award for Non Feature Film has been announced for Bishakhjyoti’s Hindi film Krantikarshi Guruji – Ahead of Times. The best book on cinema has been awarded to Sanjay Suri’s A Gandhian Affair: India’s Curious Portrait of Love in Cinema.
- Center asked states and UTs to increase the difference between two doses of Kovishield from four to eight weeks.
Center Technical Advisory Group were identified on vaccination and Kovid national expert on vaccination team – Anijivisi the states based on the recommendation of vaccination and the UT Kovishild the interval 8 weeks increased 4 between the two doses wrote about is. This decision to increase the interval between the two doses will only apply to coviculated vaccines and will not apply to covicin. After scientific evidence surfaced, it was decided to increase the gap between the two doses at the 20th meeting of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization – NTAGI and National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for Kovid-19, NEGVAC. Earlier this interval was 4 to 6 weeks.
- The Parliament passed the Insurance Amendment Bill, 2021, after it was approved by the Lok Sabha.
After getting approval from the Lok Sabha, the Insurance Amendment Bill, 2021 was passed by the Parliament. The Rajya Sabha has already passed it. The Bill provides for amending the Insurance Act of 1938 , which will increase the FDI limit in Indian insurance companies to 74 percent from the present 49 percent . It also has a provision to remove restrictions on ownership and control of insurance companies.
- Maharashtra farmers start fresh fruit cake ‘movement’
Fruit growers in rural Maharashtra have started an innovative ‘ movement ‘ to promote fresh fruit cakes as a healthier alternative, rather than traditional bakery-made cakes . According to farmers and agricultural experts, the aim of this ‘Sahaj’ movement is to encourage farmers and their families to increase their intake of fruits in their diet and to find a new way to sell their produce in times of epidemics. As part of the movement, farmers, their families and various tenant organizations are encouraging locally made cakes using fruits such as watermelons, oysters, grapes, oranges, pineapples and bananas, celebrating special events.
- Parliament approves Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation Amendment Bill-2021
After the Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation Amendment Bill-2121 has been passed in the Rajya Sabha, the Bill has got the approval of the Parliament. The Lok Sabha had already approved the Bill to amend the Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation Act 1957. It has a system of bridging the gap between different types of mines. The bill provides for allowing mines of all minerals other than nuclear minerals to be sold in the market for fifty percent of their production.
- India ranked 56 in Global Home Price Index
India has dropped 13 places to 56th position in the last global domestic price index for the quarter ended December 2020 . As compared to its 43rd rank a year earlier, Knight Frank’s Global House Price Index shows that India saw a 3.6% year-on-year (YoY) decline in domestic prices as the global situation declined. India was the weakest performing country during the fourth quarter in 2020, with domestic prices falling by 3.6%, followed by a 3.3% decline in Morocco. According to the report, New Zealand (19%), Russia (14%), US (10%), Canada and UK (both 9%)For example, in the past three months, the rankings have increased due to the increase in demand for housing in the markets. The index tracks the circulation in mainstream housing prices in 56 countries and regions around the world using official data. In a 12-month percentage change for the period Q4 2019 – Q4 2020, Turkey continues to top the annual ranking with prices at 30.3%, followed by New Zealand at 18.6% and Slovakia at 16.0%.
- Indian Navy conducts PASSEX with Royal Bahrain Navy
On March 18, the Indian Navy (Indian Navy) the operation resolution in the Persian Gulf under the Royal Bahrain Naval Corvette al-Muharraq with (Al Muharraq) passage exercises done (PASSEX). PASSEX is regularly conducted by the Indian Navy with units of friendly foreign navies visiting each other’s ports or during a voyage at sea. The objective of this exercise is to promote inter-connectivity and to show the commitments of both India and Bahrain to build cooperative partnerships to meet emerging maritime challenges.
- Partnered with United Nations Project Service Office, Dennandmark Government, to help Water Life Mission in Bundelkhand and Vindhya region of Uttar Pradesh
The United Nations Project Services Office (UNOPS) formed a partnership with the Government of Denmark to help the Central Government’s ambitious program, the Water Life Mission , in Uttar Pradesh on the occasion of World Water Day . The objective of this partnership between the Danish government and UNOPS is to provide strategic technical support for the Water Life Mission (Water Program). Focus on establishing measurable delivery models in 11 districts located in Bundelkhand and Vindhya region of Uttar Pradesh struggling with water scarcity. Will focus. This would be in line with the priorities laid down in the guidelines related to the operation of the Water Life Mission.
- PowerGrid signs agreement for 74 percent stake in Jayprakash PowerVentures
India’s power ministry a Maharatnas Public Enterprises, the Power Grid Corporation of India ‘s Jaiprakash Pavarvenchars Ltd. (Jepisiel) has signed an agreement to purchase shares of JP Power Grid Ltd JV (JPL) 74 percent stake acquired is. Till now Powergrid had a 26 percent stake in the venture. Following this acquisition, JPL has now become a wholly owned entity by PowerGrid. JPL-JV has completed a 214 km long EHV power transmission project for power generation from Karcham-Wangtu project in Himachal Pradesh. The project will supply power to Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
- TRIFED signed an MoU with the Government of Arunachal Pradesh for implementation of Minimum Support Price in Van Dhan Yojana and Small Forest Produce Scheme
TRIFED has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 19 March 2021 for implementation of Minimum Support Price in Van Dhan Yojana and Small Forest Produce Scheme in Arunachal Pradesh in association with the Government of Arunachal Pradesh . As part of its mission to increase the livelihood of tribals (both forest dwellers and artisans) and work towards tribal empowerment, TRIFED is launching several programs and initiatives. The Department of Rural Development of the state of Arunachal Pradesh will act as the nodal agency for the implementation of the scheme, while the Arunachal Pradesh State Rural Livelihoods Mission (ARSRLM) will be its implementing agency. Under this agreement, 100 Van Dhan Vikas Kendras are planned to be set up in the state this year.
- Bangladesh will open more haats on the Mizoram border to expand trade and connectivity with India
Bangladesh has taken the initiative to open more Border Haats along the Mizoram border of India . Bangladesh Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi has said that some new border haats will be started soon. He said that there are many possibilities to increase trade and connectivity between Bangladesh and Mizoram. After a meeting with Mizoram’s Trade and Industry Minister Lalthangliana in Dhaka, Mr. Munshi stated that Mizoram has expressed interest in increasing trade and commerce connectivity through the establishment of Seema Haat and land ports. He said that Mizoram has also expressed interest in the use of the Chattagram port. Mizoram’s Trade Minister said that there is a huge demand for Bangladeshi items like readymade garments in Mizoram, while the state can supply items like bamboo, wood, ginger, sugar and stone to Bangladesh.