Rajasthan becomes first state to cross 10 GW solar capacity


1.President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates new permanent campus of Indian Institute of Management in Nagpur

President Ram Nath Kovind at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) NagpurInaugurated the permanent campus of Addressing the inaugural function, President Kovind said that now every student coming out of this institute is going to become very capable. He said that from here on out I am sure that the ecosystem of IIM-Nagpur will inculcate the mindset of the students to become job creators instead of job seekers. During this, Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Dharmendra Pradhan and Maharashtra Ministers Nitin Raut and Subhash Desai were also present. This campus has been set up at Dahegaon Mauja, Nagpur, Maharashtra. Many new facilities have been added to this campus, which has facilitated learning both inside and outside the classroom. Its foundation stone was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and it was inaugurated in August 2015. This institute was started in the year 2015 in Nagpur.

2.President Ram Nath Kovind on a seven-day visit to Jamaica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines from 15th

President Ram Nath Kovind will pay a seven-day visit to Jamaica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines from the 15th of this month . This will be the first visit by an Indian Head of State to these countries . Mr. Kovind will be in Jamaica from 15th to 18th of this month. He will visit St. Vincent and the Grenadines from 18th to 21st of this month.

3.Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu releases Prakash Singh’s book – The Struggle for Police Reforms in India

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has stressed the need to upgrade the skills of police personnel to effectively deal with cyber crimes, economic crimes and online frauds. Shri Naidu said this while addressing an event after the release of the book – The Struggle for Police Reforms in India by Prakash Singh , a former Indian Police Service officer, in New Delhi . He urged the policemen to be polite towards the common man. Shri Naidu said that the Center and the States should work together to bring about police reforms. He expressed happiness over the many initiatives taken by the government towards better policing.

4.Madhya Pradesh government launched the second phase of Ladli Laxmi Yojana

Madhya Pradesh government has started the second phase of Ladli Laxmi Yojana . This scheme is an innovative initiative to enable girls to get higher education and make them self -reliant. In this scheme, Gram Panchayats who have done remarkable work for the nutrition, health and education of daughters as well as for economic empowerment, skill enhancement and protection of rights will be honored as Ladli Friendly Panchayats. Till April this year in Madhya Pradesh, more than 42 lakh girls have been registered under Ladli Laxmi Yojana. So far, a scholarship amount of Rs 231 crore has been paid to more than 9 lakh girl students. The birth rate of girl child in the state has increased from 927 to 956 per thousand.

5.Haryana launches Vehicle Movement Tracking System (VMTS) mobile app

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has launched a Vehicle Movement Tracking System (VMTS) to track vehicles carrying sand and other mining materials .Mobile app launched. The app will be used at different checkpoints in all the districts of Haryana. In this all vehicle details including vehicle type, vehicle number, commuting and driver details will be stored. Unregistered person will not be allowed to enter the sand mining area. This app is designed and developed in-house by National Informatics Centre, Haryana. The app will be used at different checkpoints in all the districts of Haryana and will provide vehicle details like vehicle number, vehicle type, where it is coming from, where it is going and driver details, such as name, driver mobile number and driver will be punched with the license no. In case the vehicle has to move between the source and destination check point, the officers may mark the vehicle’s exit from the initial check post as interim exit and at the destination checkpoint it will be marked as final exit.

6.Rajasthan becomes first state to cross 10 GW solar capacity

According to Mercom ‘s India Solar Project Tracker , Rajasthan has become the first state in the country to have 10 GW of cumulative large-scale solar installations on a large scale.has crossed. Rajasthan has a total installed power capacity of 32.5 GW. Renewable energy contributes 55% of the installed power capacity. While thermal energy contributes 43%, and nuclear energy contributes the remaining 2%. Solar is the major source in Rajasthan, accounting for about 36% of the electricity capacity mix and 64% of renewable energy. According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, over 16 GW of solar projects are currently under construction in Rajasthan. Rajasthan’s Solar Energy Policy 2019, which aims to achieve the target of 30 GW of solar power by the financial year 2024-25. As of December 2021, India’s cumulative solar installed capacity is 55GW. Within 55GW, grid-connected utility-scale projects contribute 77%.

7.’Global report on food crisis’ released

The 2022 Global Report on the Food Crisis was published recently, highlighting acute food insecurity globally. This report has been published by Global Network Against Food Crises (GNAFC) . This report focuses on countries and regions where the magnitude and severity of the food crisis exceed local resources and capabilities. About 193 million people in 53 countries or territories experienced a crisis or worse level of acute food insecurity in 2021. Globally, about 40 million more people experienced acute food insecurity at a level of crisis or worse in 2021 than in 2020. About 6 million people in Ethiopia, southern Madagascar, South Sudan and Yemen were classified as having the most severe stage of acute food insecurity.

8.IBM President Arvind Krishna elected to the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

IBM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Arvind Krishna has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York . The bank announced that 60-year-old Krishna has been selected as a ‘Class B Director’. Krishna will hold the post till December 31, 2023, the statement said. Arvind Krishna, who studied at IIT Kanpur, will join the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He has been selected as Class B director by the bank. He is currently the Chairman and CEO (Chairman and Chief Executive) of IBM. Prior to his tenure as IBM’s CEO, Krishna, 60, was senior vice president of Cloud and Cognitive Software. He also headed IBM Research. He was general manager of the development and manufacturing organization for IBM Systems and Technology Group.

9.InterGlobe Aviation appoints Venkataramani Sumantran as Chairman of the Board of Directors

InterGlobe Aviation announced that Venkataramani Sumantran has been named the chairman of the IndiGo Board . Sumantran has worked in America, Europe and Asia during his career spanning more than 37 years. He is a corporate leader, technocrat and educationist. Sumantran is the Managing Director and Chairman of the strategic advisory firm Celeris Technologies. Melvetil Damodaran had resigned from his post on Tuesday after turning 75. Sumantran will take over Melvetil Damodaran.

10.Telangana government expands insurance coverage under ‘Nethanna Bima’ scheme

The Telangana State Government has announced the extension of insurance coverage for handloom and power loom weavers under the ‘ Nethanna Bima ‘ ( Weavers Insurance ) scheme . Insurance coverage of Rs 5 lakh for weavers under the state government insurance schemeExtended orders have been issued. Now the insurance coverage fixed for weavers is at par with the insurance coverage of farmers. More than Rs 29 crore have been sanctioned for implementing the scheme during this year. The cabinet sub-committee had proposed to cover more than 55 thousand handloom and powerloom and allied weavers in the state. The insurance coverage will be extended to weavers in the age group of 18 to 59 years. Insurance benefit will be given to the family of the death of the weaver or ancillary worker. The scheme is likely to be launched next month. A senior official of the handloom department said the department has been directed to prepare draft guidelines and submit them to the government for implementation of the scheme.

11.One lakh people suffer from Thalassemia and Sickle Cell Anemia in India

Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda has said that there is a need to run awareness programs at the national level to tackle the problem of Thalassemia , involving various ministries, state governments, teachers and students, Anganwadi and ASHA workers. He was addressing a webinar on the challenges of Thalassemia in 2022, on World Thalassemia Day, in New Delhi . The Ministry of Tribal Affairs along with other Ministries and Thalassemia Association organized the event. About one lakh people suffer from Thalassemia and Sickle Cell Anemia in India .

12.Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia and Justice Jamshed Burjor Pardiwala appointed as judges of the Supreme Court

President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Chief Justice of Guwahati High Court Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia and Gujarat High Court Justice Jamshed Burjor Pardiwala to the Supreme Court . The Law Ministry has issued a gazette notification regarding their appointment. In exercise of the power conferred by Article 223 of the Constitution of India, the President has appointed Justice Shri Nongmikapam Kotiswar Singh , the senior most junior judge of the Gauhati High Court, to discharge the duties of the office of Chief Justice.

13.26 lakh new demat accounts were opened every month in the financial year 2021-22 in India

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman has said that 26 lakh new demat accounts were opened every month in the financial year 2021-22 in India. In the year 2019-20, their number was four lakh per month, which increased three times to 12 lakh per month in the year 2020-21. This shows the willingness and risk appetite of young investors. Smt. Sitaraman addressed the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of National Securities Depository Limited-NSDL in Mumbai . The Finance Minister also launched the Eklavya program of the market to increase investor awareness.

14.Launch of “CAPF Rehabilitation” Portal for Retired Central Armed Police Force and Assam Rifle Personnel

Ministry of Home Affairs has launched “CAPF Rehabilitation ” portal to help retired Central Armed Police Force and Assam Rifle personnel to get employment in private security agencies . The Ministry has said that the Welfare and Rehabilitation Board-WARBThis portal, launched through M.P., will help the retired personnel to get employment again. For this they have to upload their personal details and their subject of specialization and desired place of employment on the website. The Ministry clarified that a portal is already in operation by the Ministry for the registration of Private Security Agencies under the Private Security Agency Regulation Act. The ministry also said that now both the websites have been integrated where both the employers and the employers will be able to access the data of the retired personnel on a single platform.

15.Canara Bank ties up with ASAP to launch ‘Skill Loan’

Canara Bank has launched Skill Loans in association with Additional Skill Acquisition Program (ASAP) , Kerala under the Department of Higher Education . Under this facility, loans ranging from Rs 5,000 to Rs 1.5 lakh will be provided. This loan will be provided to the students undergoing any skill training in skill training programs who are taking part in skill development program offered by ASAP Kerala or any other central or state government recognized agencies.

16.Nepal’s mountaineer Kami Rita Sherpa made a world record by climbing Mount Everest for the 26th time

Nepal ‘s veteran mountaineer Kami Rita Sherpa has made a world record by climbing Mount Everest for the 26th time . An 11-member team led by Kami Rita reached the summit of Mount Everest yesterday. With this, Kami Rita broke her own previous record of 25 times. Born in the year 1970 in Solukhumbu district of Nepal , Mr. Kami had scaled Everest for the first time in May 1994 . According to the Nepal Tourism Department, three hundred and 16 climbers had applied to climb Everest this season.

17.Asian Games to be held in Wangzhou, China postponed indefinitely due to outbreak of Omicron variant

The Asian Games to be held in Wangzhou , China have been postponed indefinitely due to the situation arising out of the Omicron variant outbreak in China . The city of Wangzhou is in Zhejiang province, two hundred kilometers from the Kovid -affected Shanghai . The games were to be held from 10 to 25 September. The Asian Olympic Council announced that a new date for the Games would be announced later. Cases of Kovid infection are being reported in China and there is a lockdown in most parts of the country. In such a situation, three major sporting events to be held in China this year, including the Asian Games, have been postponed.

18.Thomas and Uber Cup badminton tournament tournament begins in Bangkok

The Thomas and Uber Cup badminton tournament competition began in Bangkok . Veteran Indian player PV Sindhu , Lakshya Sen and Kidambi Srikanth will present the Indian challenge in this competition. In world badminton, the Thomas Cup is the men’s championship and the Uber Cup is the women’s championship. 16 teams are participating in both the competitions.

19.May 8: World Red Cross Day

World Red Cross Day , also known as World Red Cross or Red Crescent Day , is observed annually on 8 May . It is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Henry Dunant, the founder of the Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). On May 8, 1948, the resolution for an annual International Red Cross Day was adopted and it was officially declared as World Red Cross (or Red Crescent Day). Therefore, the first Red Cross Day was celebrated in 1948. It is celebrated annually to alleviate the suffering of the people and enable them to lead a dignified life.

20.May 8: World Thalassemia Day

World Thalassemia Day is observed every year on 8 May . Its aim is to create awareness about Thalassemia and prevent transmission of the disease to other people. It is also celebrated to provide better quality of life to the people suffering from Thalassemia. World Thalassemia Day is being celebrated since 1994 . It is organized by Thalassemia International Federation . Thalassemia is a genetic blood disorder characterized by abnormal hemoglobin production. There are two major types of Thalassemia – Alpha Thalassemia and Beta Thalassemia.