1.World Food Prize 2022 to climate research scientist ‘Cynthia Rosenzweig’
Recently the World Food Prize Foundation announced the name of Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig from the United States of America , the winner of the World Food Prize 2022 . Rosenzweig was selected for the award for his research ‘ Understanding the relationship between climate and food systems and how both will change and forecast in the future ‘. Leading nutritionist Dr. Shakuntala Harak Singh Thilstad won the award in the year 2021 and Dr. Ratan Lal , an Indian American soil scientist won the award in the year 2020 . The World Food Prize is a major international honor to recognize the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.
2.Odisha to build India’s first tribal health observatory
ST and SC Development Department signed an MoU with Regional Medical Research Center (RMRC), Bhubaneswar for setting up a Tribal Health Observatory (TriHOb) , which is located in Odisha .It is the first in the country to ensure equality in tribal health. According to the Department of Information, the Tribal Health Observatory (TriHOb) is the “first in the country” such system, and aims to establish an effective, evidence-based and policy-oriented centre. It will systematically and continuously monitor disease burden, good health practices and healthcare delivery system in relation to tribal health in the state. Sushmita Bagchi, chairperson of the ‘Mo School’ campaign, also inaugurated a tribal family health survey among tribal groups during the event. This study will lay the foundation for further longitudinal cohort studies and implementation policy-oriented research. This study will provide an idea about the accessibility of health programs and policy interventions and suggest curriculum improvements wherever necessary. ‘Mo School’
3.Ministry of Textiles organizes a National Conference on PM Mitra Scheme
Ministry of Textiles has launched PM Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel Park (PM Mitra) scheme.Organized a national conference on The ‘PM Mitra’ park will be developed in Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode through a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), which will be owned by the Central and State Governments. Each ‘Mitra’ park will have an incubation centre, a common processing house and a common effluent treatment plant and textile facilities such as a design center and testing centre. This ‘Special Purpose Vehicle’/master developer will not only develop the industrial park but also maintain it during the concession period. Under this scheme, the central government will provide development capital assistance of Rs 500 crore for each greenfield ‘Mitra’ park and Rs 200 crore for each brownfield park for the development of common infrastructure. Greenfield means a completely new project, to be taken up from zero level,
4.Joint Declaration of Intent on Indo-German Green Hydrogen Task Force signed
The Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy, Shri R.K. Singh and Germany ‘s Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Change Dr. Robert Habeck signed a joint declaration of intent on the Indo-German Hydrogen Task Force . India has emerged as one of the world leaders in energy transit with the fastest rate of development of renewable energy capabilities in the world. He told his German counterpart that in India we have a transparent bidding system, an open market, an accelerated dispute resolution system and we are globally acknowledged as one of the most attractive destinations for investment in RE.
5.Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises inaugurates ‘Enterprise India National Coir Conclave 2022’ in Tamil Nadu
The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises organized ‘ Enterprise India National Coir Conclave 2022 ‘ in Coimbatore , Tamil Nadu .’ inaugurated. The event is being organized as a coordinated effort between the State and Central Governments to promote the production of coir and coir products and identify new areas of application. ‘Run for Coir’ is also being organized on 6th May, 2022 to promote the use of coir as a naturally degradable, eco-friendly product. Dignitaries in this race, Over a thousand people are expected to attend, including college students and the general public. Coir is a substance abundantly produced by the ‘coconut palm’ found in nature as a byproduct of coconut. It is a naturally occurring fibrous material found on the outside of the coconut shell that is processed for use naturally. Coir has been used for centuries by sailors as a rope for tying luggage and for ship cables.
6.Hyderabad to host India’s first-of-its-kind flow chemistry technology hub
Telangana government in collaboration with industry partners has launched a Flow Chemistry Technology Hub (FCT Hub) at Dr. Reddy’s Institute of Life Sciences (DRILS) . Inaugurating the Hub, Jayesh Ranjan , Principal Secretary, Industries & Commerce (I&C) and Information Technology (IT) , said that, it is the first of its kind in our country and a promoter for the pharma business in India.
7.RailTel and WHO inaugurate Mobile Container Hospital in Visakhapatnam
RailTel Corporation of India Limited had designed and installed Health Cloud at Visakhapatnam campus of Andhra Pradesh Med Tech Zone (AMTZ) . Andhra Pradesh Med Tech Zone (AMTZ) is the world’s first integrated medical device manufacturing centre . Inauguration of the Health Cloud, built on the premises of AMTZhas done it. RailTel has also provided complete technical support for teleconsultation solution for Mobile Container Hospital, designed and manufactured at AMTZ, which has all the required hospital set-up for ready-to-operation in remote areas. It can also be driven on wheels. It comes with a health ATM for dispensing medicines through a mobile app with digital payment interface.
8.Tokyo Olympian discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur temporarily suspended
Olympian discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur has been provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) after she tested positive for a banned substance. Kamalpreet was tested on March 29, after which the banned substance Stanozolol was found in her sample, due to which she was suspended. Consumption of this substance violates World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules. Kaur had made it to the Tokyo Olympic final by finishing sixth with a throw of 63.7m .
9.BCCI bans journalist Boria Majumdar for 2 years in Wriddhiman Saha case
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has banned journalist Boria Mazumdar for two years . He was found guilty of threatening and attempting to intimidate wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha in an internal investigation . The BCCI’s Apex Council during its meeting last week considered the report of the three-member committee and decided to ban Mazumdar from engaging in any cricket or interviewing cricketers for two years.
10.62nd Foundation Day of Border Roads Organization
The Border Roads Organization (BRO) celebrated its 62nd Foundation Day on 07 May 2022 . The Border Roads Organization (BRO) was established on May 7, 1960 and is a premier road construction body under the Ministry of Defence .serves as. It is worth noting that this organization is playing a leading role in providing road connectivity in the border areas. It undertakes road construction and maintenance work in the eastern and western border areas to meet the strategic requirements of the army. In the early years after independence, India had the responsibility of protecting and developing the economically backward remote areas of the North and North-East with insufficient road connectivity and security of about 15000 km long, and BRO was responsible for this responsibility. Working fast enough to complete. Apart from this, the Border Roads Organization has also constructed roads in friendly countries like Bhutan, Myanmar, Afghanistan etc.
11.161st Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore
On May 07, 2022 , the 161st birth anniversary of the world famous poet, litterateur and philosopher Rabindranath Tagore is being celebrated across the country. Rabindranath Tagore was born on May 07, 1861 in Calcutta (now Kolkata) of the Bengal Presidency in British India . His childhood name was Robindronath Thakur .Was. Rabindranath Tagore, rich in versatility, greatly influenced Bengali literature and music. In addition, he revitalized Indian art with contextual modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Rabindranath Tagore was also a moralist, poet, musician, artist and Ayurveda researcher. He started writing poetry at the age of just 8 and at the age of 16 his first collection of poems was published. Rabindranath Tagore believed that proper education does not explain facts, Rather, it arouses curiosity. Rabindranath Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in the year 1913 for his poetic work ‘Gitanjali’ and thus was the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize. ‘Gitanjali’ was originally written in Bengali language and later it was translated into English. The Indian national anthem (Jana Gana Mana), the national anthem of Bangladesh (Amar Sonar Bangla) is also composed by him. The national anthem of Sri Lanka is also believed to be inspired by his compositions. It is to be known that it was Rabindranath Tagore who gave the title of ‘Mahatma’ to Mahatma Gandhi.