1.India and Japan complete 70 years of establishment of diplomatic relations
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed happiness on 28 April on the completion of 70 years of establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Japan . In a tweet, Shri Modi said that the relations between the two countries have strengthened in every field including strategic, economic and public relations. On this occasion, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has wished both the countries in a tweet in Hindi. Diplomatic relations between India and Japan were established on 28 April 1952.
2.Samba district in Jammu became the first district in the country to provide medical facilities to 100 percent families under Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana- Sehat Yojana
Samba district of Jammu division in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has become the first district in the country to cover 100% households under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana . This achievement was achieved after a special registration drive by the State Health Agency from April 11 to April 21 in Samba district. A total of 62 thousand six hundred 41 families in Samba district are eligible for Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana Golden Card. On this card, free treatment up to Rs.5 lakh can be done in all government and empaneled private hospitals.
3.EU and India to set up Trade and Technology Council
The European Union and India have agreed to establish a Trade and Technology Council with the aim of addressing challenges to ensure security and reliable technology in line with rapid geopolitical changes . The decision to set up such a council is the first for India with any of its partner nations. The European Union had already established such a council with the US. The agreement for the formation of this council was reached in a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. The two leaders also discussed the status of trade talks, with India and the EU resuming talks to reach a comprehensive free trade agreement as well as an investment agreement.
4.14th century monument Malcha Mahal to be renovated
The 14th century monument Malcha Mahal will be renovated by the Delhi government . It was built by the then Sultan Firoz Shah Tughlaq in 1325 AD and was used as a Hunting Lodge for a long time . Later it became the residence of the descendants of the Nawab of Awadh. It is believed that it came to be called ‘ Vilayat Mahal ‘ after the Begum of Awadh, Vilayat Mahal , who claimed that she was a member of the royal family of Awadh. He was granted the ownership of the palace by the government in the year 1985. Malcha Mahal with his daughter Sakina Mahal and son Rajkumar Ali Raza (Cyrus) after the Begum committed suicide in 1993.came under the ownership of. Rajkumar died in the year 2017 and his sister had passed away a few years before his death.
5.International Food and Hospitality Fair- Diet 2022
Asia’s largest international food and hospitality fair- Aahar 2022 is being organized by Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) in collaboration with India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi . This 36th edition of this fairIs. The fair started on April 26, 2022, and will continue till April 30, 2022. According to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, more than 80 exporters from various segments of agricultural products including Geographical Indication products, processed food, organic and frozen food products will participate in the fair. APEDA has set up dedicated stalls for exporters, women entrepreneurs, farmer producer organisations, startups and millet exporters from the North Eastern region and Himalayan states like Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has been established by an Act of Parliament under the administrative control of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The headquarters of the Authority is at New Delhi. Export promotion to APEDA and scheduled products such as fruits, vegetables, meat products, dairy products,
6.Battery Passport is planned to be developed by a group of companies in the automotive industry.
Germany ‘s Economy Minister Robert Habeck has announced that a group of companies in the country’s automotive industry plans to develop a ‘ Passport ‘ that will explore the environmental impact of European batteries . The consortium of 11 partners funded 8.2 million euros to develop a common set of standards for collecting and presenting data on European batteries . Umicore, BMW and BASF are some of the companies that offer this ‘ Battery Passport ‘.‘ effort involved. Under this framework, European batteries must have a QR code that will be linked to an online database where businesses, EV owners and regulators will be able to access information about the composition of the battery. This digital tool will also make it easier to recycle the raw material inside the battery. It will also help reduce the dependence of foreign suppliers in the region on resources such as nickel and lithium, which are needed for the production of batteries.
7.India ranks first in the world in real-time transactions : ACI Worldwide Report
According to the ACI Worldwide Report on Real-time Transactions , India’s real-time transactions have grown to 48.6 billion in the year 2021 . This is almost three times that of ChinaWhich is second only to India with 18 billion transactions. India’s transaction volume is more than seven times that of the US, UK, Canada, Germany and France combined which stands at 7.5 billion. Widespread adoption of real-time payments in 2021 has resulted in cost savings worth $12.6 billion for Indian consumers and businesses. This has helped in unlocking economic output of US$ 16.4 billion which is 0.56% of India’s GDP. The rise in the use of digital payments during the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the growth of QR code payments and UPI-based mobile payment apps among merchants, propelled real-time payments into 2021. Consumers are moving from cash to digital real-time payment methods, which means that the share of real-time payments in total payment volume will exceed 70% in 2026.
8.ISRO made space brick
Planning to build a house on Mars has been going on continuously for the last few years. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru have made space bricks , which can be used to build any structure on Mars. To make this special brick, simulant soil (MSS) i.e. replica clay and urea of Mars have been used by the scientists. Scientists have made space bricks with the help of bacteria-based technology. They first discovered the soil of Mars , bacteria named Sporosarcina pasteuri , guar gum , urea and nickel chloride .merged together. After this, this solution is poured into brick-shaped moulds. The bacteria converted the urea into crystals of calcium carbonate a few days later.
9.NASA का Space Equity Action Plan
The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has released an equity action plan aimed at making space more accessible . This new plan supports the efforts of the US government regarding plans to make space accessible. This Equity Action Plan deepens commitments to identify and address barriers limiting opportunities in under-represented and under-served communities. This framework will add fairness as a core component to each of NASA’s missions to make space more accessible to all.
10.National Framework for the Elimination of Malaria
The National Framework for Elimination of Malaria (NFME) 2016-2030 outlines India’s strategies to eliminate the disease by the year 2030 . This framework has been developed with an aim to eliminate malaria from the country and contribute to better quality of life, health. NFME defines objectives, targets, strategies and timelines which will serve as a roadmap for planning and advocating for malaria eradication in India in a phased manner. As per the respective epidemiological situation of the States and Union Territories, necessary guidelines are being issued. Conforms to the NFME Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance Malaria Elimination Roadmap and the WHO Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016–2030 (GTS).
11.Cabinet also allowed conversion of 2G mobile services to 4G at security places in Naxal areas
The Union Cabinet has approved the Social Services Obligation Fund for conversion of 2G mobile services into 4G services at security locations in Left Extremism affected areas . Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Singh Thakur said that this will provide better internet and data service in these areas. He said that under this project, two thousand 542 mobile towers would be upgraded to provide 4G services in LWE areas.
12.Antyodaya Abhiyan launched from Independence in New Delhi
Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Giriraj Singh will launch the Antyodaya Abhiyan from Azadi in New Delhi . As part of the year-long celebrations of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav , the objective of this ninety-day long campaign is to reach out to the grassroots people beneficial schemes of the Central Ministries in 75 districts of 28 States and Union Territories . These districts are associated with the birthplace of 99 freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of the country . The campaign will involve all rural stakeholders, such as families of freedom fighters, Panchayati Raj Institutions, women and youth groups and students.
13.MSME Minister Narayan Rane launched MSME. Sustainable – Zero Defect Zero Effect Certification Scheme launched
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises – MSME Minister Narayan Rane inaugurated MSME in New Delhi . Sustainable – Zero Defect Zero Effect – Z.E.D. Certification Scheme launched. This MSME It is an initiative to encourage and enable the U.S. to adopt Zero Defect Zero Effect solutions to achieve maximum quality while ensuring minimum impact on the environment. By securing ZED certification, MSMEs can substantially reduce wastage, increase productivity, increase environmental awareness, save energy, make optimum use of natural resources and expand their markets. Under the scheme, MSMEs will get subsidy on the cost of ZED certification as per the following structure:
- Micro Enterprises: 80%
- Small Enterprises: 60%
- Medium Enterprises: 50%
MSMEs run by Women/SC/ST or MSMEs running in NER/Himalayan Region/LWE/Island Areas/Aspirational Districts will get an additional 10% relaxation. In addition to the above, there will be an additional 5% relaxation for MSMEs that are also part of the Ministry’s SFURTI i.e. SFURTI or Micro and Small Enterprises – Cluster Development Program (MSE-CDP). Apart from this, every MSME who takes the pledge of ZED will be offered Rs 10,000 as a reward for participating in it.
14.PM inaugurates and lays foundation stone of several cancer hospitals including Dibrugarh Cancer Hospital
The Prime Minister visited the Assam Medical College , Dibrugarh and dedicated Dibrugarh Cancer Hospital and six other oncology hospitals to the nation. He also laid the foundation stone of seven more cancer hospitals in the state, virtually from there. The Prime Minister said the health sagesalso discussed. He said that the government is trying to ensure that there is no disease, so programs related to yoga, fitness are being run. Second, if the disease does occur, it should be detected at an early stage. For this, lakhs of new testing centers are being built across the country. The third focus is that people should get better first aid facilities near their homes. For this, the primary health centers are being improved. The Prime Minister said that the fourth effort is to provide free treatment to the poor in the best hospital, for this, under schemes like Ayushman Bharat, free treatment of up to five lakh rupees is being given by the Government of India. The fifth focus is to reduce dependence on big cities for good treatment. He said that for this the government is investing heavily on health infrastructure. at the sixth point, The Prime Minister said that the government is addressing the shortfall in the number of doctors. In the last seven years, more than 70 thousand new seats have been added for MBBS and PG. The seventh focus of the government is digitization of health services. The government is trying to get rid of long lines and other problems for treatment. For this many schemes have been implemented.
15.The Ministry of External Affairs said that this is not the appropriate time to re-issu visas to Chinese tourists due to the Kovid epidemic.
The Ministry of External Affairs has said that due to the Kovid epidemic , this is not an opportune time to start issuing tourist visas again for tourists from China . Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said in New Delhi that China has also suspended the issuance of most types of visas to Indians from November 2020 .
16.PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate Semicon India Summit in Bangalore and Global Patidar Business Summit in Surat
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Semicon India Conference 2022 . This three-day conference in Bangalorewill be in The conference is being organized to provide a platform to rapidly advance India’s ambition to make India a global semiconductor hub and develop a chip design and manufacturing ecosystem. Industry federations in this conference, Eminent experts from research organizations and academia will participate. They will discuss the government’s role and efforts and policy and talent in creating a conducive development environment for the semiconductor ecosystem in the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Global Patidar Business Summit (Global Patidar Business Summit) – GPBS, tomorrow through video conferencing in Surat, Gujarat. This conference is being organized under Mission-2026 to accelerate the social and economic development of Sardardham Patidar community. This summit is held every two years. The first two summits were held in Gandhinagar in 2018 and 2020 and the current summit is being held in Surat.
17.Ministry of Railways signed an MoU with Center for Development of Telematics
Ministry of Railways signed an MoU with Center for Development of Telematics- C-DOT for strong collaborative work partnership for coordination and resource sharing . This agreement is about C-DOT’s telecommunication solutions and provision of telecommunication services in providing and implementing services in Railways. Under this agreement, C-DOT and Ministry of Railways will work together for modernization of telecommunications in railways for public safety and services. It supports the development of 5G use cases in Indian Railways, Internet of Things, Unified Network Management System, Network Management System, Video Conference Software, Chatting Application Router and Switches in line with the World Standards, Make in India Policy using LTE-R. will be used.
18.Aditya Birla Capital names ‘Vishakha Mule’ as next CEO
Vishakha Mulay has been appointed as the next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aditya Birla Capital . The company said in its stock filing that the Board of Directors has approved the appointment based on the recommendations of the Nomination, Remuneration and Compensation Committee. She will replace Ajay Srinivasan. According to the exchange filing, Ajay Srinivasan continues to hold other responsibilities within the group.
19.A.P. Abdullakutty elected chairman of Haj Committee
A.P. Haj Committee of India to Abdullakuttyhas been elected as the chairman of. For the first time in history, two women have been elected as the Vice-Chairman of the Haj Committee – Munnavari Begum and Mafuza Khatoon. The Ministry of Minority Affairs is the nodal ministry for Haj pilgrimage in India. Haj pilgrimage for Indian pilgrims is conducted either through Haj Group Organizers (HGOs) approved by the Haj Committee of India (HCoI), or the Ministry of Minority Affairs. The Government of India, under sub-section (11) of section 4 of the Haj Committee Act 2022, appointed C. Mohammad Faizi as a member of the Haj Committee of India (HCoI) for a period of 3 years till March 31, 2025. His tenure has come into effect from 21 April 2022. The Haj Committee of India (HCoI) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Minority Affairs.
20.Sir David Attenborough receives Champions Of The Earth Lifetime Achievement Award
The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has honored Sir David Attenborough with the Champions of the Earth Lifetime Achievement Award . He is a biologist, natural historian and a well-known broadcaster. This award has been given to him for his ‘dedication to research, documentation and advocacy for the protection and conservation of nature’.
21.Indian Air Force organizes a national level Logistics Seminar ‘Logistice Vayu – 2022’
A National Seminar on Logistics Management was organized in Air Force Auditorium on 28th April, 2022 in New Delhi . Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal VR Choudhary inaugurated the seminar and delivered his keynote address. A document on IAF’s philosophy of logistics titled ‘Tenets of Logistics’ and a book on the history of logistics in IAF titled ‘Footprints in Sands of Time’ were released. The Logistics Proof in the context of the concept of Logistics Operations, the ‘Tenets of Logistics’ in the IAF, underscores the need for linkages with key functional areas, technology leverage to conduct business processes and support services.
22.ONGC signs MoU with Norway’s Equinor to collaborate on E&P, clean energy
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Equinor ASA , a Norwegian state-owned multinational energy company . A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on 26 April 2022 in New Delhi for cooperation and partnership in the areas of upstream exploration and production , midstream, downstream and clean energy options including Carbon Capture Utilization and Sequestration (CCUS) . Equinor is Norway’s leading operator of ocean fields, with a presence in approximately 30 countries around the world.
23.India launches Digital India RISC-5 (DIR-5) program for next generation microprocessors
In realizing the ambition of self-reliance and as an important step towards ” Aatmanirbhar Bharat “, Shri Rajiv Chandrashekhar announced the Digital India RISC-5 Microprocessor (DIR-5) program, which aims to help India in the times to come. , to achieve worldwide manufacturing capacity of microprocessors and to achieve commercial silicon and its mass production agreements by December 2023 .
24.Former Meghalaya Chief Minister J. D. Rimbai passes away
Former Meghalaya Chief Minister James Dringwell Rimbai passed away at the age of 88. He was born on 26 October 1934 in Meghalaya. The Meghalaya government had declared three days of state mourning from April 21 to April 23, 2022. A mark of respect for his sad and sudden demise. He entered electoral politics in 1982 and contested the Legislative Assembly election from Jirang constituency, which he won. Rimbai, a veteran politician , was elected the Chief Minister of Meghalaya on 15 June 2006 and served as Chief Minister till March 2007.
25.Former Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki passes away
Former President of Kenya , Mwai Kibaki passed away at the age of 90. He led the country from 2002 to 2013 . In 2007, more than 1,100 people were killed in bloody ethnic clashes following the controversial elections held during his reign. However to prevent such unrest he accepted a new constitution with various reforms. During his reign, there was uncontrolled corruption and huge expenditure on major projects, which ruined the country and increased the country’s debt.