1. PM addresses World Bank event ‘Making it Personal: How Behavioral Change Can Tackle Climate Change’
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the World Bank ‘s program ‘ Making it Personal: How Behavioral Change Can Tackle Climate Change ‘ through a video message . The Prime Minister acknowledged his personal association with the cause and expressed happiness that it is becoming a global movement. Prime Minister Shri Modi emphasized that global institutions have an important role to play in encouraging countries around the world. Referring to the World Bank Group’s proposed increase in climate finance from 26 percent to 35 percent as a share of total financing, he said the focus of this climate finance is usually on traditional aspects.
2. Union Home Minister Amit Shah to present Maharashtra Bhushan Award to senior social worker Dr. Dattatreya Narayan
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will present the Maharashtra Bhushan Award to senior social worker Dr. Dattatreya Narayan at Kharghar in Navi Mumbai . Padma awardee Dr. Narayan is also known as Appa Saheb Dharmadhikari . The Government of Maharashtra had decided to confer the Maharashtra Bhushan Award for the year 2022 on Dr. Appa Saheb Dharmadhikari. Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde , Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis , State Culture Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar and family members of Dr. Dharmadhikari will also be present in this programme.
3. Trial run of metro built under Hooghly river in Kolkata successful
Kolkata Metro created history by moving the first Metro rake from under the river Ganga (Hooghly) to Howrah Maidan . After a long wait, the country’s first metro train ran under the river Ganges. This is the first underwater metro project in India . Metro services on this route from Kolkata to Howrah are expected to start this year itself. When this service starts, Howrah will become the deepest metro station in the country . It is 33 meters below the surface . Two tunnels have been made for the metro under the river.
4. Nandini Gupta of Rajasthan became the winner of Femina Miss India 2023, will represent India in Miss World 2024 contest
Nandini Gupta from Rajasthan was crowned as the winner of Femina Miss India at the 59th edition of Femina Miss India 2023 Grand Finale held in Imphal . While 19-year-old Shreya Poonja from Delhi was declared the first runner-up and Thounaojam Strela Luwang from Manipur was declared the second runner-up. This year the panel of judges included Femina Miss India Universe 2002 and mentor Neha Dhupia, boxing icon Laishram Sarita Devi, choreographer Terence Lewis, film director and writer Harshvardhan Kulkarni and renowned designers Rocky Star and Namrata Joshipura. Winner Nandini Gupta Miss World 2024 Contest Will represent India in Nandini, 19, hails from Kota , one of the country’s biggest coaching hubs for engineering and medical aspirants.
5. The Constable Examination for General Duty in the Central Armed Police Forces can now be given in 13 regional languages apart from Hindi and English
The Constable Examination for General Duty in the Central Armed Police Forces can now be conducted in 13 regional languages apart from Hindi and English . This historic decision has been taken on the initiative of Home Minister Amit Shah to increase the participation of local youth in the Armed Police Forces and to encourage regional languages. The question papers of this examination will also be available in Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Urdu, Punjabi, Manipuri and Konkani languages. This decision will be effective from January 1 next year.
6. For the first time, women from Wansoi village were allowed to enter Morang and play drums
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated the people of Wansoi village in Nagaland for adopting an equal attitude towards women. Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha S. Fangon Konyak had informed in a tweet that for the first time, the women of Wansoi village were allowed to enter Morang and beat the drum . allowed to play. Due to tradition, till now the entry of women in Morang was prohibited. Responding to Ms. Konyak’s tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that this important step will strengthen the dignity and empowerment of women. Morang is a major institution of the Nagas, and is also the center of social life for all unmarried male members of the society. It is the place for young boys to learn about social practices and beliefs from their elders.
7. Ratnakar Patnaik appointed new Chief Investment Officer of LIC
Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has appointed Ratnakar Patnaik as its new Chief Investment Officer . Patnaik has replaced PR Mishra on this post . Patnaik had joined LIC in September 1990 as a direct recruit officer. In addition, the Life Insurance Corporation of India appointed PC Packroy as the Chief Risk Officer of the corporation . Packre will replace Tablesh Pandey who is now the Managing Director of the corporation.
8. HDFC Bank signed MoU with Export Import Bank of Korea
HDFC Bank has signed a Master Interbank Credit Agreement with Export-Import Bank of Korea with an aggregate value of US$ 300 million . The signing ceremony took place in GIFT City, Gujarat and is aimed at helping HDFC Bank raise foreign exchange funds , which will be used to support Korea-related businesses.
9. Employment rate in India rises to 36.9% in March quarter
According to the latest data released by the Central Center for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) , India’s employment rate improved slightly in the March quarter , increasing by 0.3% from the previous quarter. In March 2023, India’s employment rate is set to increase from 36.6% to 36.9% . While the number of unemployed persons decreased by almost two million, it is clear that many people were able to get jobs.
10. NSE launches India’s first REITs and InvITs index
NSE Indices Limited, a branch of National Stock Exchange (NSE), has launched the country’s first Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) and Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT) index. It is an investment vehicle that gives ownership of a revenue generating real estate or infrastructure asset. Mukesh Agarwal, CEO, NSE Indices, said the objective of the index is to track the performance of REITs and InvITs that are publicly listed and traded on the NSE. REITs and InvITs are recognized as strong alternative financial instruments for raising funds against cash-generating infrastructure and real estate projects.
11. Appointed Rat Jar in New York City
New York has appointed the city’s first Rat Jar to combat the rat menace . New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced that Kathleen Corradi has been named the city’s first director of rodent mitigation. Kathleen Corradi has been appointed the first ‘Rat czar ‘ in the county’s most populous city, to combat a growing rat population.
12. WhatsApp started ‘Stay Safe with WhatsApp’
Instant messaging platform WhatsApp has launched a new user safety campaign to reassure users of its online security controls and secure messaging experience. The campaign educates users about the in-built product features and security tools of WhatsApp. This will help people avoid the dangers of online scams, frauds and account tampering. This campaign is going to run for three months.
13. Book “The Great Bank Robbery: NPS, Scams and the Future of Regulation” released
Pattabhi Ram and Sabyasachi Das have co-authored a new book titled “ The Great Bank Robbery: NPS, Scams and the Future of Regulation ”, which discusses the 11 scams that marred India’s independence (1947). It has since rocked. The book is published by Rupa Publications India Pvt Ltd.
14. SBI launches its coffee table book “The Banker to Every Indian”
State Bank of India (SBI) headquartered in Mumbai (Maharashtra) has launched its coffee table book titled “ The Banker to Every Indian ”, which celebrates 75 years of Indian Independence and 200 years of SBI established in 1955. is celebrating. This coffee table book details the history of the bank since independence.
15. Turkish Navy has world’s first drone carrier ship
The Turkish Navy has received its first aircraft carrier, the TCG Anadolu , which is expected to house the world’s first air wing composed mainly of unmanned aircraft (drones) . Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said the vessel will host several manned and unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as the TB3 from the Bayraktar family, the latest prototype being tested on the carrier’s flight deck. The TB3 is a naval drone with foldable wings designed for ship decks and short runways, while its vision and beyond-sight communication capabilities allow it to operate from remote locations. TCG Anadolu is based on Spain’s flagship, Juan Carlos I, with a displacement of 27,436 tons and a top speed of approximately 21 knots.
16. Shakib and Ishimwe win ICC Player of the Month award for March 2023
The ICC has announced the winners of the ICC Player of the Month Awards for March 2023 , Bangladesh ‘s Shakib Al Hasan has been named as the ICC Men’s Player of the Month, while Henriette Ishimwe of Rwanda has been named the ICC Women’s Player of the Month. Month is selected. Shakib Al Hasan won the ICC Men’s Player of the Month award for the second time, having won the first time in July 2021.
17. Platinum Jubilee i.e. 75th anniversary of the establishment of Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh is celebrating its platinum jubilee i.e. 75th anniversary of its formation . Himachal Pradesh came into existence on 15th April, 1948 . It was declared a Union Territory on November 1 , 1956 . In 1966 , the hilly areas of Punjab were also included in Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh was granted full statehood on January 25, 1971 and was the 18th state in the country.
19. World Art Day: 15 April
World Art Day is celebrated every year on 15th April all over the world to promote art . Many people interested in art display their art on this special occasion. Let us inform that for the first time World Art Day i.e. World Art Day was celebrated on April 15, 2012. This day was celebrated as an official celebration in the year 2015 in Los Angeles. After which it was announced to celebrate ‘World Art Day’ in the 40th session of the UNESCO General Conference in the year 2019 and since then on this special day people hold exhibitions at different places and art lovers celebrate this day as a festival. Are.
19. World Chagas Disease Day: 14 April
World Chagas Disease Day is observed every year on 14 April to raise awareness about the deadly disease caused by the Trypanosoma cruzi parasite . This disease is also known as American trypanosomiasis, silent disease or silent disease . In humans, the disease is transmitted by the triatomine bug , commonly known as the kissing bug . Without treatment, Chagas disease can cause severe heart and digestive changes and can be fatal. Chagas disease can be transmitted to humans through various means such as consumption of contaminated food, blood transfusions, or contact with infected wild animals. The theme for 2023 is Time to integrate Chagas disease into primary health care., to introduce universal care and surveillance at the most decentralized level of the most comprehensive health system.
20. National award winning actress Uttara Bawkar passed away
National Award winning and noted actress Uttara Bawkar passed away in Maharashtra’s Pune city after a prolonged illness . Uttara Bawkar, who learned the nuances of acting at the National School of Drama, has played Padmavati in ‘Mukhyamantri’, Meena in ‘Meena Gurjari’, Desdemona in Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’ and a mother in playwright Girish Karnad’s play ‘Tughlaq’ in various popular plays. I played a memorable character.