Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Scholz sign Joint Declaration for Green and Sustainable Development PartnershipPrime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Scholz sign Joint Declaration for Green and Sustainable Development Partnership


1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Scholz sign Joint Declaration for Green and Sustainable Development Partnership

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz signed a Joint Declaration of Intent on Green and Sustainable Development Partnership at the India-Germany Intergovernmental Consultations in Berlin Many ministers of both the countries also participated in this biennial consultation. Germany has made an advance commitment of 10 billion Euros of additional development assistance by 2030 for sustainable development and climate cooperation . Prime Minister Modi thanked Germany for this. The trade talks were co-chaired by Prime Minister and Chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholz. On this occasion, Prime Minister Modi invited the industry to invest in India.

2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen hold delegation level talks in Copenhagen

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen held diplomatic level talks. They reviewed the Green Strategic Partnership. This partnership is the first such arrangement between India and Denmark. Shri Modi reached Copenhagen , the capital of Denmark, on the second leg of his three-nation European tour . He was received at the airport by Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen. Several agreements were signed between the two countries in various fields. These include a letter of intent on cooperation and excellence in the water resources sector and smart laboratories in India. PM with the Prime Ministers of Denmark, Iceland, Sweden and Norway, 2nd India-Nordic SummitWill participate in

3. Rajasthan’s Miyan Ka Bada Railway Station renamed as ‘Mahesh Nagar Halt’

In an official name-change ceremony held on April 30, 2022, the ‘ Mian Ka Bada ‘ railway station in Balotra area of ​​Rajasthan ‘s Barmer district was renamed as ” Mahesh Nagar Halt “. Union Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat , Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Kailash Choudhary and others attended the function.

4. Chhattisgarh government launched ‘Mukhyamantri Mitan Yojana’- a scheme for doorstep delivery of public services

On 1st May 2022, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister(CM) Bhupesh Baghel launched ‘ Mukhyamantri Mitan Yojana ‘ (Mitan means friend), which will be implemented on a pilot basis in 14 municipal corporations including Raipur, Durg, Bilaspur and Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh . Under this scheme, the residents of Chhattisgarh can avail around 100 public services at their doorstep. In the first phase, 13 services in 14 municipal corporation areas have been included under the ‘Mitan’ scheme, as announced by the CM in his budget speech for the financial year 2022-23. People can contact ‘mitan’ (designated person) on toll free number (14545) for service under the scheme.

5. President Ram Nath Kovind laid the foundation stone of Bhagwan Mahavir Super-Speciality Hospital at Rohini in New Delhi

President Ram Nath Kovind laid the foundation stone of Bhagwan Mahavir Super-Speciality Hospital at Rohini in New Delhi . Shri Kovind said that it is very auspicious to lay the foundation stone on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya . He said that service works are given importance in Jainism . He said that by the year 2023, a state-of-the-art Bhagwan Mahavir Super Specialty Hospital with 250 beds would be ready. He said that it is a matter of happiness that in this super specialty hospital, high quality health services will be made available to all sections of the society at affordable rates and free of cost to the poor.

6. Union Home and Cooperation Minister Shri Amit Shah inaugurated the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) Bengaluru campus

Union Home and Cooperation Minister Shri Amit Shah inaugurated the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) campus in Bengaluru . The Chief Minister of Karnataka Shri Basavaraj Bommai , the Home Minister of Karnataka Shri Araga Gyanendra, the Minister of State for Home Shri Nishith Pramanik and the Union Home Secretary were also present at the inauguration ceremony . NATGRID CEO informs that NATGRID Solutions services 11 Central Agencies and Police of all States and Union Territories Will be available to It will connect user agencies with data holders, giving them access to real-time information needed for intelligence services and investigations. For the development of NATGRID solution, C-DAC Pune has been roped in as technology partner and IIT, Bhilai as project management consultant. National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) is a powerful intelligence gathering mechanism. The cost of this project is around Rs 3400 crore, it was conceptualized after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack. NATGRID will collect data related to immigration entry and departure, air travel, credit card purchases, banking and financial transactions, tax payers, telecommunications and train passengers.

7. Government launches e-commerce platform ‘ONDC’ to onboard local Kirana stores

The government launched a pilot project, the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) , a neutral, open source, non-profit, e-commerce platform aimed at mom-and- pop shops (small, family-owned or independent businesses) stores and grocery storeshave to be empowered. 50 (targeted) retailers and sellers will get to showcase their products on seller apps like GoFrugal, GrowthFalcons, Digit and eSamudaay that are connected to the ONDC network. The products will be delivered through Goodbox, the only logistics provider that has been onboarded so far. For payments, buyers can use PhonePe and Paytm to get on the network and buy goods from sellers. ONDC has an ambitious target of connecting around 30 million sellers spread across 100 cities in six months.

8. MoPSW to build India’s first indigenous hydrogen-fuelled electric vessel at Cochin Shipyard

The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) is set to build India’s first indigenous hydrogen-fuelled electric ships at the Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) . The hydrogen fuel cell vessel based on low temperature proton exchange membrane technology (LT-PEM) called Fuel Cell Electric Vessel (FCEV) is expected to cost around Rs 17.50 crore. 75% of the cost will be borne by the Government of India.

9. INS Gharial provides vital medical assistance to Sri Lanka under Mission Sagar IX

INS Gharial Security and Growth for All in the Region (Mission Sagar) IX with the overarching objective of providing critical medical assistance to Sri Lanka during the ongoing crisis Reached Colombo on 29 April 2022 and distributed more than 760 kg of 107 types of vital life saving medicines. The shipment was received by Sri Lanka’s Minister of Health, Hon Channa Jayasumana and will be supplied to the University of Peradeniya Hospital. In line with the Government of India’s SAGAR vision – Security and Growth for All in the Region – the Indian Navy conducts a number of deployments under the name ‘Mission Sagar’ to assist friendly maritime nations in the Indian Ocean region. Since May 2020, the Indian Navy has successfully completed eight such missions with ten ships deployed to 18 friendly countries.

10. Indian Bank launches its first digital product PAPL under WAVE project

Public sector lender Indian Bank has introduced its first digital product, Pre-Approved Personal Loan (PAPL) , which aims to provide instant loan disbursement to customers through a three-step process. PAPL is a part of the bank’s project – World of Advanced Virtual Experience (WAVE). Shanti Lal Jain, MD & CEO, Indian Bank launched the project in the presence of the Bank’s Executive Directors, Imran Amin Siddiqui and Ashwini Kumar. Digital Transformation Initiative- World of Advanced Virtual Experience “WAVE” was launched by Indian Bank in January 2022.

11. Religare Broking partners with Spice Money to help open demat accounts in rural India

Religare Broking Limited has partnered with Spice Money Limited to provide access to a platform for people in rural India to invest in capital markets. This partnership will facilitate rural India to get access to demat account and invest in capital market related products. Under this partnership, Spice Money representatives will assist rural citizens to open demat accounts and apply for the initial public offering (IPO) of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) and invest in other products in the future.

12. Gaganyaan will be injected into the unmanned module 170x408km

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) , as part of its Human Spaceflight (Gaganyaan) mission , will launch the 170×408 km Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark 3 (GSLV-Mk3) or Human-Rated Launch Vehicle (HRLV) through 2023. (KM) has finalized the launch of the first unmanned mission in orbit or G1. G2 will be the second unmanned mission after the G1 mission, both of which are precursors to the final manned mission, or H1.

13. BHEL signs MoU with GE Power for development of Integrated Electric Propulsion System

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with GE Power Conversions to develop and promote Integrated Electric Propulsion System for the Indian Navy . The MOU can leverage the rapid absorption of advanced technology by the Indian Navy combining indigenous manufacturing to promote ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’. It drives increased ship energy requirements, including pulse power for propulsion, high-power sensors, service loads and defense systems. GE’s naval technologies are shock-rated and proven on naval applications ranging from 3MW to 110MW, and include Naval electric motors and generators, switchboards, power converters, power management, and automation and control systems.

14. Biswa Bhushan Harichandan launched the book ‘Paramadharma’ written by KRBHN Chakraborty

Andhra Pradesh (AP) Governor Biswa Bhushan Harichandan released a Telugu book titled “Paramdharma” written by KRBHN Chakraborty , Secretary, State Election Commission of Andhra Pradesh . The book was released during a program organized at Raj Bhavan. The Chief Minister unveiled a book titled “ Combating Corruption in India – Role of Anti Corruption Agencies ” authored by HRC member Dr. G Srinivasa Rao .

15. Rashid Kidwai wrote a new book titled “Leader, Politician, Citizen”

” Leader, Politician, Citizen: Fifty Figures Who Influenced India’s Politics ” by author-journalist Rasheed Kidwai compiles the stories of 50 personalities who have influenced India’s political landscape. The book is published by Hachette India. The foreword of the book is written by Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament (MP) (Lok Sabha). Teji Bachchan, Phoolan Devi, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Jayalalithaa, APJ Abdul Kalam and Karunanidhi are among the 50 personalities featured in the book.