PVSM, AVSM, NM Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi takes command of Indian Navy as 26th Chief of Naval Staff

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1 PVSM, AVSM, NM Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi takes command of Indian Navy as 26th Chief of Naval Staff

PVSM, AVSM, NM  Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi has assumed command of the Indian Navy as the 26th Chief of the Naval Staff   on April 30, 2024  . He  succeeds Admiral R Hari Kumar, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC  , who retires after an illustrious career in the Indian Navy. Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi is an alumnus of Sainik School, Rewa and National Defense Academy – Khadakwasla. He was commissioned into the executive branch of the Indian Navy on July 1, 1985. He is a communications and electronic warfare expert.

2 Alok Shukla received the 2024 Goldman Prize for his Hasdev Arand movement

Chhattisgarh  ‘s environmental activist and   convenor of  Chhattisgarh Bachao Andolan Alok Shukla  has   been selected for the 2024 Goldman Environment Award . The Goldman Environment Prize,  also known as the Green Nobel  , is awarded annually to grassroots environmental champions around the world. Hasdev castor forest area of ​​Chhattisgarh is considered the lungs of Chhattisgarh from environmental point of view. The area is rich in coal and in 2010 the government auctioned two coal blocks to private companies for coal mining. Alok Shukla founded Hasdev Aranya Bachao Sangharsh Samiti to save the forest area and its ecosystem.

3 Justice Dinesh Kumar takes charge as presiding officer of SAT

Justice (Retd) Dinesh Kumar  took charge as the Presiding Officer  of  the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT)  on 29 April 2024  . The Government of India appointed Justice Dinesh Kumar for a term of four years. Before assuming charge as the presiding officer of SAT, Justice Dinesh Kumar was the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court. He retired from the post in February 2024. The appointment of a presiding officer to the SAT comes four months after Justice Tarun Agarwal retired in December 2023. Justice (retd) Dinesh Kumar along with Dheeraj Bhatnagar also took charge as technical members of the tribunal. They are appointed for a term of four years or till they attain the age of 67 years, whichever is earlier. Dheeraj Bhatnagar had retired from the post of Principal Chief Income Tax Commissioner of Delhi. The other member of the three-member set is Meera Swarup.

4 Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport will be the world’s largest airport

Dubai , known for its futuristic and innovative approach, has recently  launched a ground-breaking airport project to create  the world’s largest capacity airport upon completion. This was announced  by the Ruler of Dubai  Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum . The government   has approved the design of new passenger terminals at the upcoming Al Maktoum International Airport . Sheikh Mohammed has an ambitious vision to establish an entire city around the airport in Dubai South. This newly established city will serve not only as an airport, but also as the world’s airport, its port, its urban center and a new global hub. The Al Maktoum International Airport project with an estimated cost of AED 128 billion (approximately $34.85 billion or approximately Rs 2.9 lakh crore) is a strategic initiative of Dubai Aviation Corporation.

5 60-year-old Alejandra Marisa Rodriguez wins the title of Miss Universe Buenos Aires 2024

60-year-old Alejandra Marisa Rodriguez  created   history by winning the title of Miss Universe Buenos Aires 2024 . Alejandra Rodriguez is a lawyer and journalist by profession. Alejandra  is a resident of La Plata, Argentina  . Alejandra Rodriguez emerged victorious after competing against 34 contestants ranging in age from 18 to 73, leaving behind traditional beauty standards. Earlier, only women between 18 to 28 years of age could participate in this competition. But in September 2023, the Miss Universe Organization has removed the age limit for participating in these competitions. Alejandra Rodriguez’s success shows that confidence and charm transcend age barriers.

6 Krishna Ella of Bharat Biotech becomes the new president of IVMA

Bharat Biotech  co-founder  Krishna Ella  was   appointed president of the Indian Vaccine Manufacturers Association (IVMA) for a  two-year term from April 2024 to 2026  . Krishna Ella has assumed this charge replacing Adar C Poonawala. Krishna Ella aims to strengthen collaboration between vaccine manufacturers, researchers as well as policy makers to accelerate vaccine development and improve production. The Indian Vaccine Manufacturers Association (IVMA), is taking various steps aimed at supporting developing countries’ access to affordable vaccines.

7 IAF and Indian Navy induct Rampage missile to enhance strike capabilities

Rampage missiles  that   can dodge  air defense systems have been inducted into the fleet of the Indian Air Force and Navy  . Supersonic or hypersonic Rampage is capable of destroying targets up to 250 kilometers away. Defense sources said the Air Force has equipped Sukhoi-30 MKI and MiG-29, Jaguar fighter aircraft with Rampage missiles. The Navy has also added missiles to its fleet for MiG-29 naval fighter aircraft. The firepower capability of Indian fighter aircraft has further increased with the inclusion of air-to-ground Rampage missiles.  This missile can hit a longer distance than  the Spice-2000 used in the Balakot air strike in 2019.   The Rampage missile, known as  the High-Speed ​​Low Drag-Mark 2 Missile,  has been developed by Israel .

8 Hema Malini, Saira Banu and 8 others get Pandit Lachhu Maharaj Award

Famous Hindi film superstars  Hema Malini  and  Saira Banu and eight other prominent personalities  from the field of art and culture   will be honored with  the prestigious  Pandit Lachhu Maharaj Award . The award  will be given at a ceremony to be held in LucknowUttar Pradesh  on   31 August 2024 . This decision   was taken in a meeting held at Bhatkhande Sanskriti University, Lucknow under the chairmanship of  Professor Mandvi Singh,  Vice Chancellor of the University . Pandit Lachchu Maharaj Bellet Foundation Secretary and Pandit Lachhu Maharaj’s senior disciple Kumkum Adarsh ​​were also present in the meeting. Lachchu Maharaj Award, instituted in the memory of famous Kathak exponent Lachchu Maharaj, has not been given since 2014. In such a situation, Pandit Lachhu Maharaj Ballet Foundation has decided to honor 10 personalities this year. No award has been announced for the year 2020 due to COVID-19.

serial number award winner award for the year related to place exponent of dance genre
1 Uma Sharma 2015 New Delhi Kathak
2 Rama Vaidyanathan 2016 New Delhi Kathak
3 Uma Dogra 2017 Jaipur Kathak
4 Hema Malini 2018 Mumbai Narrator, film actress
5 Saira Banu 2019 Mumbai Narrator, film actress
6 Sandhya Puricha, President of Sangeet Natak Akademi 2018 Mumbai Bharatnatyam
7 Dr. Malabika friend 2021 Kolkata Kathak
8 Prachi Shah 2022 Mumbai Narrator, film actress
9 Asim Bandhu Bhattacharya 2023 Mumbai Kathak
10 Pandit Rajendra Ganganai 2024 Jaipur Kathak

9 IREDA gets prestigious ‘Navratna’ status from the government

According to a recent filing with the government stock exchanges,  the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) , a public sector undertaking, has been granted the prestigious ‘ Navratna ‘ status by the government. This prestigious title takes the total number of Navratna PSEs (Public Sector Undertakings) in India to 17. The company will now have  the power to invest up to Rs 1,000 crore without prior approval from the government  , allowing faster decision-making and project execution.

10 India Today Group’s AI anchor Sana wins two major awards at INMA Global Media Awards

India Today Group  ‘s  AI anchor Sana  won   two awards  at  the International News Media Association Global Media Awards  held in  London . Sana, the AI-powered news anchor developed by India Today Group, has won the first prize in the ‘ Best Use of AI in Customer-Facing Products ‘ category at the International News Media Association’s 2024 Global Media Awards. The award recognizes Sana’s role in transforming newsroom dynamics by combining human expertise with AI innovation to create a unique news experience. Additionally, SANA has also been awarded the ‘ Best in South Asia for AI-Led Newsroom Transformation ‘ award, highlighting the collaborative efforts of SANA and India Today Group in fostering innovation and excellence in the region’s media landscape. Is. Sana’s success is a testament to the transformative power of AI in shaping the future of journalism. Sana engages the audience with precision, empathy and credibility, epitomizing the synergy between human ingenuity and technological advancement. It marks a new era in storytelling and information dissemination. India Today Group expressed its gratitude to the INMA World Media Congress for recognizing the outstanding contribution of Sana and the dedicated team of the Group, whose unwavering commitment propels them towards new horizons in media excellence.

11 Hamza Yousuf resigns from the post of Scottish First Minister

Scotland  ‘s  first Muslim First Minister  and  Scottish National Party (SNP)  leader  Hamza Yousaf  has announced his resignation amid political turmoil. The decision follows the collapse of the SNP’s coalition with the Scottish Greens, triggering opposition no-confidence motions. Joseph cited his refusal to compromise his values ​​and principles for political power, amid challenges including a funding scandal and the departure of former leader Nicola Sturgeon.

12 KV Kamath received honorary doctorate degree in  MAHE

Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)  conferred   Honorary Doctorate  on  KV Kamath, Chairman , National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development  and   Chairman,  Jio Financial Services Limited, at a special convocation ceremony on  April 29, 2024.  The event celebrated Kamath’s extraordinary leadership in banking, finance and sustainable development, recognizing his significant contributions to India’s financial sector and global impact.

13 Deloitte India’s Economic Outlook: FY24 and FY25 GDP Growth Predictions

Deloitte India  has revised  its GDP growth forecasts for FY24 and FY25  with a significant increase in estimates . Consultancy  estimates   strong GDP growth of 7.6-7.8% for FY24 , up from previous estimate of 6.9-7.2%  . Looking to FY25, Deloitte expects GDP to expand by 6.6%, driven by strong economic activity fueled by rising consumption expenditure.

14 Rohit Sharma to captain Indian team for 2024 T20 Cricket World Cup

The five-member senior men’s cricket selection committee,  headed by  Ajit Agarkar  , announced  the 15-member Indian squad  for  the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup  . The 9th ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup will be held from June 1-29, 2024. It is being co-hosted by the West Indies and the United States.  Of the 15 players selected, including captain Rohit Sharma  and  Virat Kohli,  nine had played in the 2022 ICC T20 World Cup. In this World Cup, India was out of the competition after losing to England in the semi-finals. Indian team for 2024 T20 World Cup: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Hardik Pandya (Vice-Captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (WK), Sanju Samson (WK), Shivam Dubey, Ravindra Jadeja, Akshar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Siraj.

15 MS Dhoni is the first player to win 150 matches in the history of IPL.

 In  the 46th match  of  IPL 2024, the teams of Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad  were face to face. In this match played at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai,   Chennai Super Kings team won by 78 runs. With this, MS Dhoni created history in IPL. MS Dhoni has played 259 matches in IPL so far. He is the player who has played the most matches in this league. MS Dhoni   has been a part of 150 won matches during this period. With this he has become the first player in the history of IPL to win 150 matches. Till now no player has been able to reach MS Dhoni in terms of winning most matches in IPL.