1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the summit on climate change at the invitation of US President Joe Biden.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the World Leaders’ Summit on Climate . The two-day summit will be organized through virtual medium. Mr. Modi will present his views in the session ‘ Our Collective Sprint 2030 ‘. The Prime Minister was invited by US President Joe Biden to attend this summit . Leaders of about 40 countries of the world are participating in the conference. During the conference, world leaders will discuss climate change, increasing climate activity, climate mitigation and adaptation, nature-based solutions, climate protection as well as raising money for technological innovations of clean energy. The conference is part of a series of global meetings focused on climate-related issues.
- India selected for three bodies of UN ECOSOC
India was recently elected to three UN bodies. They Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Commission (Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice ), the United Nations gender equality and women’s empowerment executive board (Executive Board of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women) and Executive of the Executive Board of the World Food Program Board(Executive Board of World Food Program). These three bodies operate under the United Nations Economic and Social Council. India’s term for these bodies will begin from January 1, 2022. Other countries elected to the Commission on Prevention of Crime and Criminal Justice through Secret Voting are Cuba, Chile, Paraguay, Dominican Republic, Brazil. Countries such as Bahrain, Austria, Bulgaria, Belarus, France, Canada, Libya, Ghana, Qatar, Pakistan, Togo and Thailand were also selected. Ukraine, Turkmenistan, Thailand, South Africa, Poland, Monaco, Kenya, Guyana, Egypt, Colombia, Cameroon, Bangladesh, Australia, Dominican Republic and Afghanistan were elected to the Executive Board of the United Nations Unit for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women .
- Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihida Suga postponed his visit to India due to growing cases of Kovid
Japan ‘s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has postponed his visit to India in view of the growing cases of Kovid . Mr. Suga was scheduled to visit India at the end of this month. The two countries have decided to postpone their foreign and defense ministerial talks to be held in Tokyo later this week. Cases of corono virus have increased in Japan, especially in cities such as Tokyo and Osaka.
- Central government extended health insurance scheme for one year under the Prime Minister’s Poor Welfare Package
The central government extended the health workers insurance scheme for one year under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Packageis. Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that the Prime Minister’s Poor Welfare Package has provided complete protection to the dependents of the Corona warriors who lost their lives during the Kovid epidemic. The insurance scheme for health workers under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana was launched in March 2020. It was launched for 90 days to provide insurance cover of up to Rs 50 lakh to health workers. Later the scheme was extended till March 24, 2021. The scheme provided relief to dependents of health workers who lost their lives fighting COVID-19. Health insurance provided under the scheme through New India Insurance Company.
- Andhra Pradesh started Jagannna Vidya Deewana scheme
The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh , YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has recently launched the Jagannanna Vidya Deewana Scheme for the year 2021-22672 crore under the first installment of Rs. It reimbursed fees of 10.88 lakh students. So far, a total of Rs 4, 879 crore has been disbursed under the Jagannanna Vidya Deewana scheme. The main objective of the Jagannath Vidya Deewana scheme is to provide scholarships to all the students who are not able to pay their fees due to financial burden. The scheme mainly focuses on the students pursuing higher education. It aims to provide fee reimbursement to more than 14 lakh students of the state. The scheme will directly deposit the amount in the accounts of the students’ mothers. Earlier, the money was transferred to the owners of the colleges. The number of students benefiting from the scheme has increased by 77,000 in 2020 as compared to 2020. In 2021, this number has increased to 88 lakhs.
- Online portal for trusted telecom equipment manufacturers launched
The Indian government has recently launched an online portal for acquiring telecom equipment from ” reliable sources ” . The sources to be listed in this portal will be identified by the highest cyber security offices in the country. This portal will list all the trusted companies and their equipment. This will help telecom operators in the country to get quality and reliable products. Currently the use of this portal is available only to selected operators. This portal is currently in its beta phase is. The Government of India will officially launch the portal in June 2021 after removing any errors in the portal.
- JMM: First party to declare electoral bond payer name
The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) is the first party to announce the name of the body that donated it through electoral bonds . A donation of Rs 1 crore was announced in the party’s 2019-20 contribution report. According to the contribution report of the ruling party in Jharkhand, the donation was made by aluminum and copper manufacturing company Hindalco . In a new report, the association said that the most common and popular sources of income for national and regional political parties in 2019-20 were donations through electoral bonds. This raises the question whether political parties are aware of the identity of donors who contribute through electoral bonds, as can be seen in this case.
8.Able to neutralize the double mutant strain of the Indian vaccine COVAXIN coronavirus: ICMR
The Indian Council of Medical Research recently announced that COVAXIN neutralizes the double mutant strain of COVID-19 . The National Institute of Virology recently demonstrated the potential of COVAXIN against the Brazilian version and the UK version. B.1.617 is a recently circulated double mutant version of COVID-19. It also carries the mutation of E484Q and mutation of L452R. In addition, scientists at the National Institute of Virology have isolated all variants of COVID-19. This includes the Brazilian version (B.188.8.131.52), the UK variant (B.1.1.7) and the South African variant (B.1.351).
- ITBP Water Sports and Adventure Institute inaugurated in Tehri
Uttarakhand ‘s Tehri dam in the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) by water sports and adventure Institute (WSAI) that went founded. The institute was inaugurated by Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday. ITBP’s Mountaineering and Skiing Institute at Auli will run the institute independently, providing training in sports and adventure activities related to air, water and land. Training in kayaking, rowing, canoeing, water skiing, para-gliding, para-sailing, scuba diving, paddle boating, speed boating, kite surfing, jet skiing etc. will also be imparted at this institute. In addition, water rescue and life saving courses will be conducted here. Every year at this institution, a target has been set to train at least 200 youth in water sports.
- People’s Bank of China Report on India’s Demographic Advantage
People’s Bank of China recently a report on demographicsIs released. According to this report, China’s strict birth policies have led to a decrease in the power of work and the problem of a growing population. This report also said that the Chinese government should liberalize birth policies to deal with the problems of increasing age. China will experience negative growth after 2025. After 2025, China will face a decrease in consumer demand. China’s working population has been declining since 2010. This has significantly affected the supply side of China’s economy. This will affect China very badly as the Chinese government plans to drive its growth through domestic consumption. This report said that the gap between India and China has been narrow. On one hand, China’s economic growth has been faster than India. On the other hand, China’s demographic dividend is disappearing. Above all, India’s economic growth is fast approaching China. China’s declining birth rate and increasing population will become more severe in ten years. On the other hand, India’s demographic structure will be greatly adapted in ten years. India’s labor force will be more than millions of people in China. By 2050, India’s demographics will have a wider workforce and less elderly population. This will help India to grow at a faster rate.
- Government removed import duty from Remdesivir
Recently, the central government has Remedesivir on duty waivedIs done. With this move of the government, Kovid-19 patients will be able to get affordable medical facilities. This move by the Government of India will increase the remodecyvir drug supply and reduce the cost. According to this notification issued by the Ministry of Finance, import duties were removed from Remedacevir active pharmaceutical ingredients, injections and specific substances used in the manufacture of Remedesivir. This order will be in force till 31 October this year. Remedacivir has been approved as investigational therapy for patients who are on oxygen with moderate and severe symptoms. Remedacivir should be used in cases where oxygen is required. Apart from this, the central government has asked all the states and union territories to ensure judicious use of Remedesivir, to prevent black marketing or hoarding of drugs.
- HLL Lifecare Limited will buy about fifty thousand metric tons of imported medical oxygen
HLL Lifecare Limited will purchase about fifty thousand metric tons of imported medical oxygen , which will be distributed to various hospitals of the central and state governments in the country. This company which makes health care products comes under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The company issued a global tender on the 16th of this month, which calls for the supply of medical grade oxygen as soon as possible.
- Priyanka Mohite becomes the first Indian woman to conquer Mount Annapurna
Western Maharashtra ‘s Satara of Priyanka Mohite (Priyanka Mohite) has the world’s tenth highest mountain peak Mount Annapurna are conquered, who went on to become the first Indian woman climber achievers. Mount Annapurna is a massif of the Himalayas located in Nepal , which includes a peak of more than 8,000 meters and is considered one of the most difficult mountains to climb.
- Cabinet approves subsidy for urea produced through coal gasification
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs recently approved a subsidy for urea that would be produced by TFL. TFL (Talcher Fertilizer Plant) is a government-run fertilizer plant. TFL will commission a new fertilizer plant in Odisha . This plant coal gasification(coal gasification). Government of India will provide subsidy for setting up this plant. It will be the only plant in India to produce nitrogenous soil nutrient through the coal gasification process. Talcher Fertilizers Fertilizer Corporation of India (Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers), one of Gail and Coal India The joint venture. Talcher Fertilizers will establish a urea plant base on coal gasification technology at an estimated investment of Rs 13,277 crore. The plant has an annual capacity of 27 million tonnes per annum. The plant is expected to be completed by 2023. It is currently experiencing delays due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
- India lost $ 14 billion due to Amfan cyclone
The World Meteorological Organization has recently released the ” State of the Global Climate 2020 ” report. 2011–2020 was the hottest decade on record. Kovid-19 and extreme weather events in the world were a double blow to millions. Cyclone Amphon is the most expensive tropical cyclone on record in the northern Indian Ocean . The cyclone caused major losses in May 2020 near the India-Bangladesh border . Due to this cyclone, India has about 14 billion dollarsThere was an economic loss of. 2020 is one of the three hottest years on record. The global average temperature increase was 2 ° C by 2020 compared to pre-industrial levels. The pre-industrial level refers to the period before 1850. India recorded one of the two most rainy monsoon seasons since 1994. The average rainfall between June and September was 9% higher than the long-term average. There were about 2,000 deaths during the monsoon season due to floods, landslides and heavy rains. Global average carbon dioxide concentrations exceed 410 million per million. This is 148% higher than the pre-industrial levels.
- Fifty thousand rupees prize announced for the heroic work of railway employee Mayur Shelke
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has announced an award of fifty thousand rupees for the heroic work of railway employee Mayur Shelke . On May 19th of this month, Mayur showed amazing courage and saved the life of a child who fell on the railway track from the platform. Not caring for his life, Mayur got on the track and rescued the child from the train coming from the front and brought him to a safe platform. Mayur Shilke works as a pointsman at Wangni railway station in the Mumbai division of Central Railway.
- 9 innovators from Bangladesh ranked in the 30-person list of Forbes Under-30 Innovators
9 innovators from Bangladesh have ranked in the 30-person list of Forbes Under-30 innovators for ten industries related to Asia . Forbes released the sixth annual list of entrepreneurs in this category for 2021. About 300 entrepreneurs, group leaders and trailblazers from across Asia participated in this competition. Thirty top entrepreneurs include names of individuals who have discovered new opportunities in a challenging environment arising out of the Kovid epidemic. Names of nine Bangladesh entrepreneurs have been included under the categories Technology, Social Impact and Retail and e-commerce.
- Ram Navami: 21 April
Ram Navami is a major festival of Hinduism . This festival is celebrated to commemorate the birth day of Lord Shri Ram . Rama Navami is celebrated on the ninth day of Chaitra month (21 April 2021). As Lord Rama introduces morality, goodness and truth, this festival holds an important place among Hindus and is celebrated as a big religious festival. It is celebrated on the Navami of the Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month. Lord Shri Ram is considered to be the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He was the son of King Dasaratha of Ayodhya. He was born on the ninth day of the month of Chaitra. Ram Katha and Ramayana are lectured on the occasion of Rama Navami. Apart from this, people do bhajan-kirtan and worship. This festival symbolizes the victory of good over evil and symbolizes the establishment of religion over unrighteousness.
- Public service day
To underline the importance attached to officials working in public administration each year on April 21 the National Civil Service Day is held. Also, this day provides an opportunity to the civil servants to introspect and think about the future along with the challenges of changing times. It may be noted that April 21, 1947 the first home minister of independent India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, while addressing the first probationary officers of the civil service in Metkaॅf House Delhi civil servants ‘ steel frame of India ‘ (Steel Frame of India) said. Civil Service Day for the first time on 21 April 2006 at Vigyan Bhawan , DelhiWas celebrated In the British era, the term ‘civil service’ was used for civil servants involved in the administrative jobs of the British East India Company. Charles Cornwallis is known as the father of civil services in India .
- World Creativity and Innovation Day
‘ World Creativity and Innovation Day ‘ on 21 April every year with the aim of raising awareness about the important role of creativity and innovation in various aspects of human development’Is organized. The primary purpose of this day is to encourage the common people to use new ideas, take new decisions and take steps towards making the world better through creative thinking. The United Nations had passed a resolution in connection with celebrating 21 April every year as ‘World Creativity and Innovation Day’ in the year 2017 and this day was organized for the first time in the year 2018. According to the United Nations, innovation, creativity and large-scale entrepreneurship can accelerate economic growth and job creation. According to statistics, the cultural and creativity industry generates a total of $ 2.25 billion in revenue and 29.5 million jobs globally.
- Famous Bengali poet Shankh Ghosh passed away
Famous Bengali poet Shankh Ghosh died in Kolkata. He was 89. Recently he was found to be corona infected and was undergoing treatment at home. Shankh Ghosh received several literary awards including Jnanpith, Rabindra Puraskar and Sahitya Akademi and was awarded the Padma Bhushan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condoled the demise of Bengali poet and litterateur Shankh Ghosh.
- Former RBI Governor Maidavolu Narasimham passed away
Reserve Bank of India (RBI), a former governor Madavolu Narasimham have died (Maidavolu Narasimham). He was famous as the “Father of Indian Banking Reforms”. He was the 13th Governor of RBI and served from 2 May 1977 to 30 November 1977. He was known for chairing two high-powered committees on banking and financial sector reforms.
- Former US Vice President Walter Mondale passes away
United States ‘s 42nd Vice former American politician who served as a diplomat and lawyer Walter Mondale has died (Walter Mondale). He served as Vice President from 1977 to 1981 under President Jimmy Carter. He also served as the US Ambassador to Japan from 1993 to 1996 under Bill Clinton.
- 22 patients died due to leakage in oxygen tank at Kovid Hospital in Nashik, Maharashtra
In Maharashtra , 22 patients died in a Kovid hospital in Nashik district due to a lack of oxygen following a leak in an oxygen tank . The state government has announced a grant-in-aid of Rs five lakh to the kin of those who lost their lives in the incident . Nashik Minister in-charge Chhagan Bhujbal said that there were 157 Kovid patients admitted to the hospital, of which 131 were on oxygen support and 15 on ventilator.