1.Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the World Health Organization’s Global Center for Traditional Medicine in Jamnagar, Gujarat
Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of GCTM, the World Health Organization’s global center for traditional medicine , in Jamnagar , Gujarat . The Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth and the Director General of the World Health Organization , Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus were present on the occasion. Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bhutan Lotay Tsering, Prime Minister of Nepal Sher Bahadur Deuba conveyed their best wishes for this through video message. GCTM is the first and only center of traditional medicine in the worldwhich will emerge as an international center of global health. Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and Union AYUSH Minister Sarbananda Sonowal were also present on the occasion.
2.The International Monetary Fund has reduced India’s GDP growth forecast to 8.02 percent from nine percent.
In its latest World Economic Outlook report released by the International Monetary Fund , India’s GDP growth forecast for the fiscal year 2022-23 has been reduced to 8.02 percent from the earlier nine percent.have make. The fund has cited the negative impact of high oil prices on domestic consumption and private investment due to the Ukraine-Russia conflict. It suggested monetary tightening by central banks to keep inflation expectations under check amid global supply side disruptions. Earlier, the World Bank had cut India’s GDP estimate to eight per cent for the fiscal year 2022-23. Meanwhile, the Reserve Bank of India has also cut India’s growth forecast for the fiscal year 2022-23 to 7.02 per cent, while the second advance estimate of the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation said that the GDP during this period The growth of the product will be 8.9%. The fund has also lowered its global growth outlook for calendar year 2022 from 4.4% to 3.6%.
3.Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the first SAMICON India-2022 conference in Bengaluru
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the first SAMICON India-2022 conference in Bengaluru on April 29 . This information was given by Rajiv Chandrashekhar, Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. Mr. Chandrashekhar said that Samycon India will be a three-day conference. It is being organized to give India an important place in the global semiconductor value chain. He said that for the first time in the last 75 years a decisive initiative has been taken in this direction.
4.President Ram Nath Kovind assent to Criminal Procedure Act and Delhi Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Bill 2022
President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to the Criminal Procedure (Identity) Act 2022 . The object of this Act is to authorize the taking of measurements of accused and others for identification and investigation in criminal cases and to preserve their records. It gives legal or legal permission to take appropriate measurements of the body of persons whose fingerprints, palms, feet, photographs, eyelid and retinal scans, anatomical, biological specimens, and certain other measurements are required. This new act has been brought in place of the Prisoner Identification Act of 1920. The Ministry of Home Affairs will issue the notification on the date of commencement of the Act and notifying the rules under the Act. The President has also given assent to the Delhi Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Act 2022 . Its aimThe existing three municipal corporations of Delhi are to be merged to form a municipal corporation . During the budget session, Parliament had approved the Criminal Procedure (Identity) Bill 2022 and the Delhi Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Bill 2022.
5.Ukraine’s president calls for “state sponsor of terrorism” tag for Russia
Ukraine ‘s President Volodymyr Zelensky called on US President Joe Biden to call Russia a ” state sponsor of terrorism “.Tag demanded. Doing so would activate the harshest sanctions available to the US government against Russia. Any country can be designated as a “state sponsor of terrorism” by the US Secretary of State. Any country that has repeatedly provided support for acts related to international terrorism can be given this tag. So far, four countries have been tagged “state sponsors of terrorism” and they are Syria, Iran, North Korea and Cuba. This tag once given to a country can damage its financial system. The assets of that country present in America can be frozen. The US can also veto attempts by that country to obtain loans from the World Bank or the International Monetary Fund. The US can take any economic action against any country that continues to do business with the specified country.
6.Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman discussed several key issues with International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held a bilateral meeting with International Monetary Fund-IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva . Apart from issues of importance to India, the meeting discussed several major issues facing global and regional economies. In Washington, Mrs. Sitaraman and Ms. Kristalina Georgieva expressed concern over the impact of recent geological and political developments on the global economy and the challenges associated with rising energy prices as a result.
7.PM Narendra Modi inaugurates and lays foundation stone of several development projects at Banas Dairy Complex in Gujarat
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Banas Dairy Complex at Deodar in Banaskantha district of North Gujarat .Dedicated several development projects to the nation and laid the foundation stone of some. He dedicated the new dairy complex and potato processing plant at Deodar to the nation. More than six hundred crore rupees have been spent on its construction. About three million liters of milk will be processed daily from this plant and about 80 tonnes of butter, one lakh liters of ice cream, 20 tonnes of khoya and six tonnes of chocolate will be produced. The Potato Processing Plant will produce various processed products of potatoes. These include French Fries, Potato Chips, Aloo tikkis etc. are included. Many of these products will also be exported to other countries. These plants will empower the local farmers and give a boost to the rural economy of the region. The Prime Minister also inaugurated the Banas Community Radio Station. The establishment of this radio station is to provide key scientific information related to agriculture and animal husbandry to the farmers. The Prime Minister inaugurated the Organic Fertilizer and Bio-Gas Plant at Dama. He also laid the foundation stone of four Gobar Gas Plants of 100 ton capacity at Khimana, Ratanpura-Bhildi, Radhanpur and Thawar.
8.Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package Insurance Scheme for health sector corona warriors extended for one hundred and 80 days
The Central Government has extended the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package Insurance Scheme for the corona warriors of the health sector for another one hundred and 80 days . The Health Ministry has said that this decision has been taken with the objective of continuing to provide complete protection to the dependents of health workers. A letter in this regard has been issued to all the States and Union Territories. March 2020 to provide a comprehensive personal accident cover of Rs.50 lakh to 22 lakh 12 thousand health care providers including community and private health workersPradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package Insurance Scheme was launched in So far, the claims of one thousand 905 health workers who died while on duty related to Kovid have been settled.
9.UGC decides to frame rules for academic collaboration between Indian and foreign higher educational institutions
The University Grants Commission-UGC has decided to frame rules for academic collaboration between Indian and foreign higher educational institutions for training, offering educational programs of joint and dual degree . This was announced by UGC Chairman Professor M. Jagadesh Kumar . He said that this regulation pertains to three different programs of training, joint and dual degree.
10.Defense Secretary inaugurates two day National Level Pollution Response Exercise of Indian Coast Guard at Mormugao Port, Goa
Defense Secretary Dr. Ajay Kumar inaugurated the 8th edition of the two day National Level Pollution Response Exercise – ‘NATPOLREX- VIII’ on April 19, 2022 . It was organized by the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) at the Mormugao Port of Goa .being on. The objective of ‘NATPOLREX-VIII’ is to enhance the preparedness and response capacity of all stakeholders in dealing with maritime spills. In addition, it aims to implement the procedures and guidelines contained in the National Oil Spill Disaster Contingency Plan (NOSDCP) at the national and regional level under the SACEP MoU, of which India is a member state. During this exercise various components of NOSDCP were implemented to validate and improve contingency plans and to evaluate the preparedness of resource agencies as well as stakeholders to deal with any maritime spill disaster at sea. Over 85 participants from 50 agencies participated in the exercise, including 29 observers from 22 friendly countries and international organizations and two Coast Guard ships from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
11.NCX India organized by National Security Council Secretariat
Recently the National Cyber Security Incident Response Exercise (NCX India) was organized by the National Security Council Secretariat . NCX India is being organized as a hybrid exercise of ten days duration from 18 to 29 April 2022. Its objective is to provide training to senior management and technical personnel of Government/Critical Sector Organizations and Agencies on contemporary cyber threats and management of cyber incidents and response . The platform for training is being provided by CyberXer Technologies , an Estonian cyber security company that is globally recognized for conducting several large cyber exercises.
12.Inflation based on Wholesale Price Index (WPI) in India rose to 14.55% in March
The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation in India rose to 14.55% in the month of March due to the recent increase in electricity prices and rising edible oil prices .It’s done. The WPI-based inflation rate stood at 7.89% in March 2021. The increase was attributed to a record increase in the prices of mineral oil, crude petroleum and natural gas and basic metals as the Russia-Ukraine conflict has disrupted global supply chains. The wholesale price index measures changes in the prices of goods sold by wholesalers to other businesses. It is published by the Office of the Economic Advisor, Ministry of Commerce and Industry. It is the most commonly used inflation indicator in India. In the year 2017, the base year for All India WPI was revised from 2004-05 to 2011-12.
13.InspectIR COVID-19 Breathalyzer : Now Kovid-19 can be detected by breath test
An emergency use authorization has been granted by the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for a COVID-19 test that uses breath samples from a person. This authorized device has been named InspectIR Covid-19 Breathalyzer and is manufactured by InspectIR Systems .Developed by a company named. The device is roughly the size of a carry-on luggage and can accurately test a person’s coronavirus in minutes. The technology uses gas chromatography-mass spectrometry to identify and separate chemical mixtures and rapidly screen for five compounds that are linked to COVID-19 infection in a person’s breath. Huh. Using a single-use sanitary paper straw, a person sends a sample of their breath to the device and then the device searches for and identifies chemicals and compounds that have been linked to COVID-19. A positive result given by this tool is still considered predictable and the result still needs to be confirmed with an RT-PCR test. This tool can prove to be a game-changer for large-scale screening of COVID-19 in an area.
14.SpaceX launches US spy satellite NROL-85
A US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) spy satellite was launched into orbit by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California on April 17, 2022 . NROL-85The satellite, named, was the agency’s second mission this year. Following this launch, the rocket’s first stage detached from the upper stage and landed back on Earth. It was the 114th booster that was successfully recovered by SpaceX. NROL-85 is the first NRO mission to reuse SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket booster. In 2019, SpaceX received a contract from the US Air Force to launch NROL-87 and NROL-85. NROL-85 is a classified satellite for US NRO, so not much information is available about this satellite. At the request of the NRO, SpaceX did not broadcast any photos of the rocket’s upper stage, and the launch webcast ended after the first stage had landed.
15.Environment clearance process changed
The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has made several changes in the environment clearance process for project development projects . These proposals and changes came in the form of two office memoranda and two notifications issued between 11 and 12 April 2022. Environment clearance is mandatory for 39 types of development projects. The developmental projects include hydropower, mining, thermal power etc. The approval process has been outlined by the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) notification issued in 2006.
16.FEMA rules amended for LIC IPO
Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) by the government to pave the way for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) up to 20% in Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) .The rules have been amended. The central government is going to reduce its stake in LIC through an initial public offering (IPO). In February, LIC filed a draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) for issuance of IPO before SEBI. In the month of March, SEBI had approved the draft papers. LIC is currently in the process of submitting a Request for Proposal with some changes. Following Cabinet approval, on March 14, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) amended the FDI policy to facilitate foreign investment ahead of LIC’s mega public offer. The FEMA notifications were required to implement provisions issued by DPIIT, including changes to the FDI policy that would allow foreign portfolio investors to subscribe to LIC shares.
17.Vikram Dev Dutt appointed Air India Asset Holding CMD
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the appointment of Vikram Dev Dutt as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Air India Asset Holding (AIAHL) with effect from 27 January 2022 in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary to the Government of India . Prior to this, Dutt was in charge as CMD of Air India , until the airline was handed over to the Tata Group . Air India Asset Holding (AIAHL) was set up in 2019 by the government to hold debt and non-core assets of Air India Group. The government had announced on October 8, 2021 that the Tata group had won the bid to acquire Air India for Rs 18,000 crore.
18.India Pulse and Grains Association appointed Bimal Kothari as its President
The India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA) , the apex body for India’s pulses trade and industry , has appointed Bimal Kothari as the new President with immediate effect . Kothari replaces Jitu Bheda, who was the president of IPGA since 2018. One of the key founding members of the association, Kothari has been the Vice President of IPGA since 2011, when it was formed. Bimal Kothari took over as the third president of the association after Pravin Dongre and Jitu Bheda.
19.Ethosh Digital sets up its first IT training and service center in Leh
Ladakh ‘s Additional Director General of Police SS Khandare opened Ethosh Digital ‘s first IT Training and Services Center in Leh , marking the first step in building the IT sector. Ethosh Digital is a California-based multinational company specializing in digital communications and AR-VR products. Ethosh Digital was assisted by Aseem Foundation, a Pune-based NGO that works in India’s border areas in the areas of education, business, health, sports and sustainable development, to set up the first IT office in Ladakh.
20.Trishakti Corps organized the former Kirpan Shakti in West Bengal
Exercise Kripan Shakti , an integrated fire power exercise was recently conducted by the Trishakti Corps of the Indian Army at the Teesta Field Firing Range (TFFR) near Siliguri , West Bengal . The exercise was led by Lt Gen Tarun Kumar and General Officer Commanding Trishakti Corps. The aim of the exercise is to showcase the combined prowess and synchronization capabilities of the Indian Army and the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) to fight in an integrated battle.
21.BRO to build world’s tallest tunnel connecting Himachal Pradesh with Ladakh
BRO Director General Lt Gen Rajeev Choudhary announced that the World’s Highest Tunnel at Shinku La Pass at 16,580 feet to connect the Border Roads Organization Himachal Pradesh and Ladakhwill build. He said this while opening the strategically important Himachal to Zanskar road Shinku La pass, where more than half a dozen vehicles ply from Zanskar side towards Manali. According to PTI’s Lt Gen Rajeev Choudhary, the Border Roads Organization (BRO) will start construction of the tunnel connecting Zanskar Valley in Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh by July this year. He said the Center has already set up a ‘Mission Joint’ of BRO to complete this ambitious project. He said that the construction of this tunnel will be completed by 2025 and it will change the economy of Zanskar Valley.
22.flood crisis in south africa
Storms hit the eastern coastal city of Durban in South Africa during the past week , causing landslides and massive flooding , resulting in the deaths of more than 440 people. Meteorologists have reported the storm to be not tropical. Instead, they were a part of the South African weather system known as the ” cut-off low “.which can bring cold weather and heavy rains. It is very common in the region and their frequency increases during spring and autumn. Some of these systems are very intense, causing heavy hail, rain, heavy snow and strong destructive winds. Every year, Durban is flooded, but not as severe as it was recently. The city is built on a hilly area and has many valleys that facilitate flooding. If the soil in hilly areas is not stabilized properly then landslides will happen. Some experts have pointed out that Durban’s storm-drainage system is not well-maintained, which has led to such massive flooding recently.
23.Released a new children’s book titled “The Boy Who Wrote a Constitution: A play for Children on Human Rights”
On the occasion of Dr. BR Ambedkar ‘s 131st birth anniversary , a new book titled “The Boy Who Wrote a Constitution: A play for Children on Human Rights” by Rajesh Talwar which is a fact-based play on his childhood memories of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar Has been released. It is published by Ponytail Books . Books written by Talwar include The Vanishing of Subhas Bose , Gandhi , Ambedkar, and the Four-Legged Scorpion and Aurangzeb .
24.Greco-Roman wrestlers Sunil, Arjun and Neeraj won three bronze medals for India on the first day of the Asian Wrestling Championships in Mongolia
On the first day of the Senior Asian Wrestling Championships in Mongolia , Greco-Roman wrestlers performed brilliantly to win three bronze medals for India. Sunil Kumar won the bronze medal in the 87 kg weight category by defeating Bart Bayar Lut Bayar of Mongolia 5-0. In the 55 kg weight category, Arjun Hala Kurki defeated Dawabandi Ardene 10-7 in the playoffs to win the bronze medal. Neeraj in 63 kg weight categorydefeated Islon John Bakhramov of Uzbekistan 7-4 to win the bronze medal. Sajan Bhanwal and Prem Kumar were disappointed. Twenty wrestlers in freestyle and Greco-Roman category in men’s category and ten wrestlers in women’s category are participating in the tournament. Sports Authority of India has sanctioned one crore 28 lakh rupees for the participation of Indian wrestlers in the competition.
25.Karnataka appoints Robin Uthappa as brand ambassador of Brain Health Initiative
The Karnataka State Government in association with NIMHANS and NITI Aayog launched the Karnataka Brain Health Initiative (Ka-BHI) in January . Indian cricketer Robin Uthappa has recently been appointed as the brand ambassador of Karnataka- Brain Health Initiative (Ka-BHI) . Training of doctors in three pilot hospitals and preparations for starting brain health clinics have also started.
26.Haryana won the 12th Senior Men’s National Hockey Championship
Haryana clinched the title after beating Tamil Nadu 3-1 in a shootout in the final of the 12th Senior Men’s National Hockey Championship after a draw in regular time . The match ended at 1-1 in regular time. The tournament was held from 6 to 17 April, 2022 in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh . Haryana has won the trophy for the first time since 2011. Karnataka defeated Maharashtra 4–3 in the 3rd/4th place classification match.
27.world liver day
World Liver Day on 19 April every year across the world to create awareness about the importance of liver and its related diseases .is organized. The liver performs various complex functions, including detoxification and digestion, to keep the human body healthy. It is known that the liver is the second largest organ of the human body and plays an important role in the digestive system. The liver functions mainly in the human body to combat infectious diseases, control blood sugar, remove toxins from the body, control cholesterol levels, and aid in blood clotting. Liver diseases can arise in a person due to various reasons, including unhealthy lifestyle and eating style, excessive use of alcohol and fast food and excessive weight and type 2 diabetes etc. Apart from this, liver diseases can also be genetic. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), liver diseases are the 10th most common cause of death in India.