Nand Moolchandani of Indian origin became the first CTO of CIA


1.Promotion of export of tissue culture plants/plants through APEDA

Recently, through the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) , in order to encourage the export of tissue culture plants , the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) approved tissue culture laboratories across India. In association with “ Promotion of export of botanicals, live plants, tissue culture plants and planting material such as cut flowersOrganized a webinar on. Its objective is to promote the export of tissue culture plants. It is a process of producing new plants from a small piece of plant tissue in a ‘suitable growth medium’ or by removing cells from the growing tips of the plant. The ‘growth medium’ or ‘culture solution’ is very important in this process because it is used to grow plant tissue and it contains various plant nutrients in the form of ‘jelly’ which is known as plant hormones. They are known to be essential for the growth of plants.

2.IMD predicts Cyclone Asani to turn into ‘severe cyclone’

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted Cyclone Asani to intensify into a ‘ severe cyclone ‘ in the south-eastern regions of the Bay of Bengal . Cyclone Asani has been named by Sri Lanka . It means ‘ wrath ‘ in Sinhala . Cyclones to hit India in 2020-21 were: Taucate, Yas, Nisarga, Amphan, India has a biennial cyclone season which is from March to May and October to December but on rare occasions cyclones occur in the months of June and September as well. A tropical cyclone is a strong circular storm that originates in warm tropical oceans and is characterized by low atmospheric pressure, high winds and heavy rain. Typical characteristics of tropical cyclones are clear skies, warm temperatures, and an area of ​​low atmospheric pressure in the eye or center of a cyclone.

3.The government told the Supreme Court – it will reconsider and re-examine the provisions of Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code on sedition

The Central Government told the Supreme Court that it has decided to reconsider and re-examine the provisions of Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code on sedition.has done. The government has urged the apex court not to hear the petitions related to it till this work is completed. The Home Ministry has said in an affidavit that the Prime Minister is of the view that at this time the country is celebrating the elixir of freedom, so it is necessary that efforts should be made to reduce the burden of colonial laws that have lost their usefulness. The Supreme Court will hear the petitions filed in this regard tomorrow. Retired Major General SG Vombatkere and Editors Guild of India and others have filed petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Section 124A. The maximum punishment under this section is imprisonment for life. The Center has filed its reply on these petitions.

4.Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as Prime Minister in Sri Lanka, curfew across the country

In Sri Lanka , Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned as Prime Minister following anti-government protests across the country . Health Minister Professor Channa Jayasumana has also submitted his resignation letter to the President. He has resigned after the violent clashes in Colombo over the economic crisis in Sri Lanka. Supporters of the ruling party stormed the main protest site in Colombo. They attacked anti-government protesters. During this there were also clashes with the police. Meanwhile, curfew has been imposed across Sri Lanka. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared a state of emergency on Friday.

5.Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY), Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) and Atal Pension Yojana (APY) complete 7 years of providing social security

Celebrating the 7th anniversary of three social security (Jan Suraksha) schemes, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) , Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) and Atal Pension Yojana (APY) , by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi on May 9, 2015 . Kolkata, West BengalPMJJBY, PMSBY and APY were launched from The above three social security schemes are dedicated to the welfare of citizens recognizing the need to secure human life from unforeseen risks/losses and financial uncertainties. In order to ensure economic security to the people of the unorganized sector of the country, the government has launched two insurance schemes – Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) along with Atal Bima Yojana to meet old age needs. Pension Scheme (APY) was launched. PMJJBY and PMSBY provide low cost life/accident insurance cover to the people, whereas APY provides an opportunity to save presently to get regular pension in old age.

6.Nand Moolchandani of Indian origin became the first CTO of CIA

Indian-origin Nand Moolchandani has been appointed as the first Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) , the United States ‘ first line of defence . Prior to this, he served as the CTO and acting director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center under the US Department of Defense. He also served as CEO of several successful startups such as Oblix (acquired by Oracle), Datarmina, OpenDNS, and ScaleXtreme and ScaleXtreme. Prior to joining the CIA, Moolchandani most recently served as CTO and acting director of the United States Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center.

7.Ministry of Skill Development signs MoU with ISRO to launch its training program

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Space Research Organization with the goal of augmenting the technical workforce in the Department of Space , ISRO . Mr. Rajesh Agrawal, MSDE Secretary E, and Mr. S. Somnath, Secretary, Department of Space/Chairman ISRO signed the MoU. The objective of this initiative is to establish a formal framework for short-term courses to provide training for skill development and capacity building of ISRO technical professionals in the space sector in the country as per the requirements of the industry. The program will teach over 4000 ISRO technical professionals over the next five years.

8.Around Rs 3,633 crore allocated for world’s biggest film revival project- Anurag Thakur

Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said that under the National Film Heritage Mission , around Rs 3,633 crore has been allocated for the world’s biggest film revival project . This mission was launched in 2016 with an outlay of Rs.597 crores . It aims to preserve, restore and digitize the legacy of cinema. During his visit to the National Film Collection of India in Pune, Shri Thakur said that films are a part of our culture and the significant contribution made by the film industry in the last 100 years has made India the largest film industry in the world.

9.First train of Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) handed over to NCRTC

The first train of India’s first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) was recently handed over to the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) . These trains are 100% indigenous . This is in line with the Government’s Make in India program and the ambition of a self- reliant India . The trainset was designed at Alstom ‘s Hyderabad Engineering Center and is manufactured at Alstom’s factory in Savli (Gujarat) . Propulsion systems and electricals are manufactured in Maneja (Gujarat) .The Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) is an 82.15 km long semi-high speed rail corridor connecting Delhi, Ghaziabad and Meerut. This corridor is under construction. It is one of the three rapid rail corridors planned under the first phase of the Regional Rapid Transport System (RRTS) project of the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC). National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) is a joint venture company of the Government of India and the states of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. It is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).

10.Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor appointed as Director General (Inspection and Security)

Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor has taken over as the Director General (Inspection and Security) of the Indian Air Force at Air Headquarters New Delhi . The Air Marshal is a graduate of the National Defense Academy and was commissioned into the Flying Branch of the Indian Air Force in December 1985 as a transport pilot. The Air Force officer has over 7700 hours of flying experience on various aircraft enlisted in the Indian Air Force and is a qualified Flight Instructor.

11.Case of ‘monkeypox’ confirmed in United Kingdom

Recently health officials in the United Kingdom have confirmed a case of ‘ monkeypox ‘, a rare viral infection similar to smallpox , in a person who had recently traveled to Nigeria . Monkeypox is a viral zoonosis (virus transmitted from animals to humans)which has symptoms similar to those seen in the past in patients with smallpox, although it is less severe clinically. It has emerged as the most important orthopoxvirus with the eradication of smallpox in the year 1980 and later the end of smallpox vaccination. There are four species of ‘Genus Orthopoxvirus’ that infect humans: Variola (smallpox), monkeypox, vaccinia (Buffalo pox) and cow pox. Monkeypox is a viral zoonotic disease (a disease transmitted from animals to humans) and is recognized as a disease similar to smallpox in monkeys , hence the name monkeypox. It is an endemic disease of Nigeria .

12.Worldwide the population of existing bird species has declined or is suspected to have declined by about 48% : State of the World’s Birds

According to a new review from the ‘ State of the World’s Birds ‘, the population of existing bird species worldwide has declined or is suspected to have declined by about 48%.Is. State of the World’s Birds is an annual review of environmental resources. Since birds are highly visible and sensitive indicators of environmental health, their loss indicates widespread loss of biodiversity and threats to human health and well-being. The increasing impact of the human footprint on the natural world and climate change has been attributed to the threat of nearly half of the 10,994 recognized extant species of birds. Population trends were stable in about 4,295 or 39% of species, with 7% or 778 of species having an increasing population trend, while the population trend of 37 species was unknown. The study reviewed changes in avian biodiversity using data from the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Conservation of Nature to reveal changes in trends in all global bird species.

13.Signing of an MoU for installation of solar panels on rooftops of the premises of Central Armed Police Forces and National Security Guard

Solar Energy Corporation of India has signed an MoU with the Ministry of Home Affairs for installation of solar panels on the roofs of the premises of the Central Armed Police Forces and the National Security Guard . Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla and Secretary in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy were present. The MoU is a major step towards supplying green energy to the country’s security forces and reaffirms the government’s resolve towards a sustainable future.

14.A delegation led by Agriculture Minister visited Israel based agricultural companies

A delegation led by Narendra Singh Tomar , Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, visited Israel – based Green 2000 – Agricultural Equipment and Know How Ltd and Netafim Ltd , agriculture companies. Shri Tomar interacted with the concerned stakeholders on various issues in the field of agriculture development. The delegation interacted with the experts and resource persons of these companies on various developmental aspects related to modern farming practices. They discussed prominently on nursery practices, planting material of fruit trees and vineyards, post-harvest technology, greenhouse farming, micro and smart irrigation systems, and improved dairy and poultry farming.

15.Central government releases revenue deficit grant of Rs 7,183.42 crore to states

Recently, the Department of Expenditure (Ministry of Finance) released Rs 7,183.42 crore as revenue deficit grant to 14 states . This is the second monthly installment of the Post Devolution Revenue Deficit (PDRD) grant to the states. The 14 states recommended by the Fifteenth Finance Commission for Post-Transfer Revenue Deficit (PDRD) grants during 2022-23 are Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab , Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttarakhand and West Bengal. The eligibility of the states was determined by the Fifteenth Commission taking into account the devolution determined on the basis of the interval between the assessment of the revenue and expenditure of the state.

16.New draft of National Youth Policy prepared

A new draft of the National Youth Policy has been prepared by the Central Government of India . The new draft has been prepared by the government after reviewing the existing National Youth Policy, 2014 . The draft policy envisages a ten-year vision for youth development, which India wants to achieve by 2030. The Department of Youth Affairs has sought suggestions and comments from all stakeholders across the country with regard to the draft National Youth Policy. Suggestions, as well as comments regarding the new draft policy, should be sent within 45 days i.e. by 13 June 2022. This policy is aligned with the country’s Sustainable Development Goals and it also seeks to unlock the potential of the youth of the country.

17.L&T Infotech and Mindtree merged

Recently, Larsen & Toubro (L&T) announced the merger of its two software companies, Larsen & Toubro Infotech (LTI) and Mindtree . Larsen & Toubro Infotech (LTI) has a market capitalization of Rs 1.03 lakh crore, while Mindtree has a market capitalization of Rs 65,285 crore. Now this combined entity will be called LTIMindtree. Mindtree CEO Debashish Chatterjee will head the joint entity of “LTIMindtree”.

18.Maharana Pratap Singh’s birth anniversary

The birth anniversary of Maharana Pratap Singh is celebrated on 9 May . Maharana Pratap was the 13th king of Mewar (present day Rajasthan) . Rana Pratap Singh, also known as Maharana Pratap , was born on May 9, 1540 in Kumbhalgarh , Rajasthan . Maharana Udai Singh IIHe ruled the kingdom of Mewar from his capital Chittor. The city of Udaipur (Rajasthan) was founded by Udai Singh II. In the year 1576, the Battle of Haldighati was fought between Maharana Pratap Singh of Mewar and the army of Mughal Emperor Akbar, in which the Mughal army was led by Raja Man Singh of Amer. Maharana Pratap fought this war valiantly, but was defeated by the Mughal army. It is said that while taking Maharana Pratap out of the battlefield, his loyal horse named ‘Chetak’ gave his life, after the year 1579 the influence of the Mughals on Mewar diminished and Maharana Pratap moved to Kumbhalgarh, Recovered western Mewar including Udaipur and Gogunda. During this period he also built a new capital Chavand near present-day Dungarpur. January 19, Maharana Pratap died in 1597. After the death of Maharana Pratap, his son Rana Amar Singh took his place and fought valiantly against the Mughals, although in the year 1614, Rana Amar Singh made a treaty with Emperor Jahangir, son of Akbar.

19.8-9 May 2022: A time of remembrance and reconciliation for those who lost their lives during World War II

The United Nations has marked 8-9 May each year as a ‘ time of remembrance and reconciliation for those who lost their lives during World War II ‘ . On this day tribute is paid to all the victims of World War II. This year marks the 77th anniversary of World War II. On March 2, 2010, by resolution 64/257, the General Assembly called on all member states, organizations of the United Nations system, non-governmental organizations and individuals to pay tribute to all the victims of World War II in an appropriate manner on 8–9 May. invited to. A special meeting of the General Assembly was held in the second week of May 2010 in memory of all the victims of the war. That day was the sixty-fifth anniversary of the end of World War II.

20.Victory Day celebrated in Russia

May 9 is celebrated as ” Victory Day ” in Russia . Soviet Union in defeating Nazi Germany in World War IIVijay Diwas Day is celebrated in memory of the role of It was first celebrated in 1965 under Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev. Victory Day is marked by a military parade in Moscow, and Russian leaders traditionally stand at Vladimir Lenin’s grave in Red Square to watch it. On June 22, 1941, German forces launched an invasion of the Soviet Union. Operation Barbarossa is the code name for the German invasion of the Soviet Union. Conquering the Western Soviet Union and creating more Lebensraum (living space) for Germany was the main reason for the German invasion. re-established the Soviet Union. Hitler was confident that the war would not last more than three months; His soldiers did not even bother to bring winter clothes. By 1943, the Germans had suffered heavy losses from the severe Russian winter and guerrilla offensive.

21.PM condoles the death of eminent litterateur Dr. Rajat Kumar Kar

The Prime Minister , Shri Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the demise of eminent litterateur Dr. Rajat Kumar Kar . Eminent Oriya litterateur Rajat Kumar Kar passed away at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar . Rajat Kumar Kar was awarded the Padma Shri in 2021 for literature and education . He was known for his remarks on TV and radio for six decades during the annual Rath Yatra. He was a skilled speaker of Jagannath culture. He was also instrumental in the revival of the dying Pala art of Odisha. He was a prolific writer on Upendra Bhanja literature. He has also written seven non-fiction. He has also written some books on Lord Jagannath.