PM Narendra Modi attends Buddha Jayanti celebrations at Mayadevi Temple in Lumbini, Nepal


1. PM Narendra Modi attends Buddha Jayanti celebrations at Mayadevi Temple in Lumbini, Nepal

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi was received by the Prime Minister of Nepal Sher Bahadur Deuba on his arrival in Lumbini in Nepal. Shri Modi offered prayers at Mayadevi Temple on the occasion of Buddha Purnima . A meeting was also held between the two leaders. In this, discussions were held to further strengthen India-Nepal relations. PM visits Lumbini Monastery , a center of Buddhist culture and heritagealso participated in the foundation stone laying ceremony. This center is being constructed with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. It will be a world class center providing information on the spiritual aspects of Buddhism to pilgrims and tourists from all over the world. It will be a building which will use modern technology of energy, water and waste management. The center will have prayer hall, meditation centre, library, exhibition hall, restaurant and other facilities. This is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s fifth visit to Nepal since 2014 and Lumbini’s first.

2. Ramgarh Poisonous Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan has been notified as the 52nd reserve reserve of the country

  • Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Bhupendra Yadav has said that Ramgarh Poisonous Tiger Reserve has been notified in Rajasthan . Shri Yadav said in a series of tweets that this is the 52nd sanctuary of the country. Is. This will conserve biodiversity in the region and promote tourism and development. He said that the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to preserve wildlife. The area of ​​this newly notified tiger reserve will lie between Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in the north-east and Mukundra Hill Tiger Reserve in the south. This will give way for the tigers to come from the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. The Union Minister said that the diversity of trees and plants in the new sanctuary is important for research and education. Shri Yadav said that the historical cultural sites like Bhimlat and Ramgarh Mahal will boost tourism and provide employment opportunities to the local communities.

3. ISRO completes static testing of HS200 for Gaganyaan program

  • Recently, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has launched a Human-Rated Solid Rocket Booster (HS200) for the Gaganyaan program .Static testing has been completed. The booster engine is part of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk-III (GSLV Mk-III) rocket that will carry Indian astronauts into space. The GSLV Mk-III rocket used for the Gaganyaan mission will have two HS200 boosters that will provide thrust for lift-off. The HS200 is a 20 m tall solid booster with a diameter of 3.2 m and is the world’s second largest powered booster using solid propellant. The HS200 satellite launch vehicle is a human-rated version of the GSLV Mk-III’s S200 rocket booster, known as LVM3. Since Gaganyaan is a crewed mission, its reliability and safety will be enhanced to meet the ‘Human Rating’ requirements in GSLV Mk-III.

4. 1st Incredible India International Cruise Conference, 2022 held

  • Recently the first Incredible India International Cruise Conference, 2022 was held. India is working on the National Tourism Policy to give impetus to the tourism industry . The conference was jointly organized by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).done by. The two-day event discussed strategies, policy initiatives and port infrastructure to develop India as a cruise hub, the potential of river cruise tourism and the role of technology in the post-pandemic world. Driven by rising demand and disposable income, the Indian cruise market has the potential to grow 10x over the next decade. India is a great cruise destination, with its 7,500 kms. India’s many attractions with long coastline and vast river systems are yet to be unveiled to the world. Realizing its potential, the Government of India is determined to establish India as a global cruise hub with state-of-the-art infrastructure for both ocean and river cruises. Global stakeholders have shown keen interest in promoting cruise tourism in India. Adopting modern technology with proper infrastructure will definitely make India one of the top tourist destinations in the world.

5. Anna Qabale Duba won the Global Nursing Award

  • Anna Kabale Duba of Kenya was awarded the Aster Guardian Global Nursing Award 2022 at an award ceremony held in Dubai . Out of 24,000 nurses, 10 were selected as the top 10 finalists, of whom 1 won the award. She is the first graduate of her village. She also won the title of Miss Tourism Kenya 2013 while studying Nursing. She has advocated for education and gender equality in her community. A school has been built by him in his village under the Kabale Duba Foundation. This school was built so that children can study in the morning and adults can read in the afternoon. More than 100 adults and 150 children are participating in this community literacy programme.

6. Czech Republic replaces Russia in UNHRC

  • The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in a secret ballot voted the Czech Republic to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Russia .Selected to replace. In the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), 157 countries voted in favor of the Czech Republic and 23 abstained from voting. The Czech Republic will remain in the UNHRC seat until 31 December 2023. Russia was suspended from the UNHRC by a vote in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) for human rights violations in Ukraine. Later, Russia announced that it had withdrawn from the UNHRC ahead of the vote. Although Russia is suspended from the UNHRC, it can participate in UNHRC sessions as it has observer status. In 2011, Libya was suspended from the UNHRC due to violence against protesters by forces supporting then-leader Muammar Gaddafi.

7. Frank Wilczek wins 2022 Templeton Prize

  • The 2022 Templeton Prize was presented to Frank Wilczek, a theoretical physicist . He has become the sixth Nobel laureate to receive the Templeton Prize . In the year 2004, he won the Nobel Prize in Physics along with H. David Politzer and David Gross . He won the prize for his discovery of asymptotic freedom in the strong interaction theory.

8. Haryana government launched ‘e-learning’ scheme

  • Haryana government has launched ‘ e-Adhigam ‘ scheme, under which around 3 lakh students will be provided with tablet computers to assist in their online education.will be provided. The state government has planned to provide gadgets to five lakh students. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar launched the ‘Advance Digital Haryana Initiative of Government with Adaptive Modules – Adigham’ scheme at Maharishi Dayanand University in Rohtak, Haryana. As per reports, the tablets will be given to class 11th students of government schools in Haryana. The list of recipients will include only those students who have taken admission in 11th class after passing high school (class 10) board exams. These devices come with personalized and adaptive learning software with pre-loaded content and 2GB of free data. Tablets are the new class of today’s era and through ‘e-books’ it has become a full-fledged classroom.

9. New Chief Executive Officer of REC Limited: Vivek Kumar Devangan

  • Vivek Kumar Devangan , a 1993 batch IAS officer of Manipur cadre, has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of REC Limited , Ministry of Power . In a top-level bureaucratic turmoil, the Center has named senior IAS officer Nidhi Chhibber as the chairman of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Vivek Kumar Devangan is now Additional Secretary, Ministry of Power. Nidhi Chhibber is Additional Secretary, Ministry of Heavy Industries. She is a 1994 batch Indian Administrative Service officer from Chhattisgarh cadre. She has been appointed as the Chairperson of CBSE with the position and salary of Additional Secretary to the Government of India.

10. Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launches text book Introduction to Indian Knowledge System – Concepts and Applications

  • The Union Minister for Education and Skill Development, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan released a textbook on ‘Introduction to Indian Knowledge Systems : Concepts and Practices (Introduction to Indian Knowledge System- Concepts and Applications)’. The curriculum of this textbook has been developed by the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore in collaboration with Vyas Yoga Sansthan, Bangalore and Chinmaya Vishwa Vidyapeeth, Ernakulam . It is written by Professor B Mahadevan , IIM Bangalore and Associate Professor Vinayak Rajat Bhat, Chanakya University, Bangalore; and co-authored by Nagendra Pawan RN working at the School of Vedic Knowledge Systems at Chinmaya Vishwa Vidyapeeth, Ernakulam.

11. India and Nepal sign six MoUs and MoUs in education and hydropower sectors

  • India-Nepal exchanged and signed six MoUs and agreements . These include the establishment of the Dr. Ambedkar Chair for Buddhist Studies at the University between the Indian Council of Cultural Relations and the Lumbini Buddhist University and the India Studies Chair at the University of Kathmandu. An agreement was also signed between the Kathmandu University and the Indian Institute of Technology to jointly launch a postgraduate degree as agreed. An agreement was also signed between SJVN Limited and Nepal Electricity Authority on the development and implementation of Arun IV project. The signing was done after the bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepal’s Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba in Lumbini.

12. Biologicals-E Ltd. slashes the price of Anti-Covid Vaccine Corbevax from Rs.840 to Rs.250

  • Hyderabad -based Kovid Vaccine Manufacturer Company Biological-E Limited has reduced the price of its vaccine Corbevax for private vaccination centers from Rs 840 to Rs 250 per vaccine , inclusive of GST. The company has said that the end consumer will have to pay Rs 400 per vaccine and this will be inclusive of all taxes and fees. The company has reduced the price of its vaccine to make the Kovid vaccine affordable and available to all children. The Corbevax COVID vaccine has been allowed to be administered to children between the ages of 5 and 12 in the country.

13. RBI imposes fine of Rs 59 lakh on KEB Hana Bank

  • The Reserve Bank of India has imposed a penalty of Rs 59 lakh on Korean bank KEB Hana Bank for non-compliance of certain norms related to ‘ rate of interest on deposits ‘ . The Korean Bank has been penalized for non-compliance with the directions issued by RBI on “Reserve Bank of India (Interest Rate on Deposits) Directions, 2016”. The statutory oversight for supervisory evaluation of KEB Hana Bank was conducted by RBI with reference to its financial position as on March 31, 2020. RBI, however, said the penalty is based on deficiencies in regulatory compliance and is not intended to impinge on the validity of any transaction or agreement entered into by the bank with its customers.

14. Swiggy reportedly acquired Dineout from Times Internet for $200 million

  • Swiggy announced the acquisition of Dining Out and restaurant tech platform Dineout from Times Internet . After the reportedly $200 million acquisition, Dineout will operate as an independent app and its founders will join Swiggy. Started in 2012 by 4 school friends, Dineout was bought by the Times in 2014.

15. Devasahayam Pillai canonized by Pope Francis at the Vatican

  • Recently Devasahyam Pillai has been canonized by Pope Francis (Catholic Church) in Vatican . They converted to Christianity in the 18th century in the then Travancore Kingdom . Devasahayam is the first common Indian person to be given the status of a saint, a title given to him by the Vatican for ‘tolerating increasing difficulties’. Devasahyam Pillai was born on 23 April 1712 in Nattalam village in Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu. He became a Catholic in the year 1745 and after converting to Christianity, he took the name ‘Lazarus’ which means “God is my help” but later he came to be known as Devasahyam.

16. Center and Tamil Nadu government signed an agreement to build a double layer high road to connect Maduravoyal with Chennai port

  • The Center and the Tamil Nadu government have signed an agreement to build a more than twenty kilometer long double layer high road connecting Maduravoyal to Chennai port . A Memorandum of Understanding for the major expressway project was signed between the National Highways Authority of India , the Chennai Port Trust and the Indian Navy in Chennai. Chief Minister MK Stalin, Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways General VK Singh and Naval Flag Officer Commanding Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Region, Rear Admiral Puneet Chadha were present on the occasion.

17. On Buddha Purnima

  • Buddha Purnima is celebrated to mark the birth of Gautam Buddha , the founder of Buddhism . It is also known as Vesak . In view of the contribution of Buddhism to the global society, this day was recognized by the United Nations in the year 1999 . It is celebrated as the ‘ Triple-Blessed Day ‘ for the birth, enlightenment and Mahaparinirvana of Tathagata Gautama Buddha. ‘ It is believed. Buddha Purnima usually falls on the full moon between April and May and is a state holiday in India. On this occasion, many devotees visit Mahabodhi Vihar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. Bodhi Vihara is the place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. The day of Vaishakh Purnima is a day of special significance for the Buddhists all over the world. Special celebrations take place in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Tibet, China, Korea, Laos, Vietnam, Mongolia, Cambodia, Singapore, Indonesia and Sri Lanka to mark the occasion.