resident Draupadi Murmu inaugurated and dedicated the new greenfield building of the High Court of Jharkhand


1 President Draupadi Murmu inaugurated and dedicated the new greenfield building of the High Court of Jharkhand

President  Draupadi Murmu  inaugurated   and dedicated   the new  greenfield building of the High Court  of  Jharkhand  and  the country’s largest court building . A virtual tour of the High Court spread over one hundred and 65 acres of land  was demonstrated to the President. Environment friendly The new High Court building of Jharkhand is equipped with energy efficient system. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that the judiciary should find more innovative ways to enhance people’s access to justice. He called for the use of rich linguistic skills and advanced technology to increase the reach of the people in the courts. On this occasion, the Chief Justice of the country  Justice DY ChandrachudJharkhand High Court Chief Justice  Sanjay Kumar Mishra , Supreme Court judge Justice Aniruddha Bose, Jharkhand  Governor  CP Radhakrishnan , Union Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal and Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren were present.

2 On the inauguration of the new Parliament House, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will establish the historical and holy “Sengol” in the new Parliament House.

History will repeat itself on Sunday, when  the new Parliament House  will be dedicated to the nation. Prime Minister  Shri Narendra Modi  will accept the  sacred symbol of fair and just governance  Sengol and install it in the new Parliament House. This is the same Sengol which   was accepted by the first Prime Minister of India, Shri Jawaharlal Nehru at his residence on the night of 14th August, 1947, in the presence of  several  leaders . Recalling the entire program that took place on the occasion of India’s independence, Home and Cooperation Minister Shri Amit Shah said, “Today, even after 75 years of independence, most of India is not aware of this event. It was a special occasion on the night of August 14, 1947, when Jawaharlal Nehru ji visited  the Thiruvaduthurai Adhinam (Monastery) in Tamil Nadu. Received Sengol from the Adhinams (priests) who had specially come. Sengol’s involvement with Pandit Nehru was precisely the moment when power was transferred by the British into the hands of Indians. What we are celebrating as independence is actually this very moment. “Sengol has a deep meaning. The word “sengol” is derived from the Tamil word “semmai”, meaning “righteousness”. It is blessed by the chief adhinam (priests) of a prominent religious monastery in Tamil Nadu. As the observer of ‘justice’, watching with his unwavering eye, The hand engraved Nandi sits on its top. Most importantly, the person holding the Sengol has the ‘order’ (‘aanai’ in Tamil) to rule justly and fairly and this is what is most noteworthy – chosen to serve the people. Those who have gone should never forget this. The same Sengol of 1947 will be prominently installed by Prime Minister Modi near the Speaker’s seat in the Lok Sabha. It will be displayed for the viewing of the nation and taken out on special occasions.

3 Australia supported India’s permanent membership in the United Nations Security Council

Foreign Secretary  Vinay Kwatra  has said that  Australia  has   supported India’s permanent membership  of  the United Nations Security Council . Addressing the media in Sydney, Mr. Kwatra said that Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister of Australia Anthony Albanese also discussed a number of global and regional issues, including the Global South, the Quad, the Russia-Ukraine conflict and UN Security Council reform. When asked whether the issue of China was also included in the discussion, the Foreign Secretary said that as strategic partners both the countries are cooperating and taking meaningful steps to reduce the challenges.

4 WHO launches International Pathogen Surveillance Network (IPSN)

The India SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) , which  is responsible for surveillance and sequencing of COVID-19 variants in India  ,   has not issued a weekly bulletin since March 27, 2023 . The lack of genomic surveillance has raised concerns in terms of the country’s capacity to monitor new and potentially dangerous variants and in terms of response mechanisms. However, the Department of Biotechnology clarified that no specific variant of serious concern has been detected; But the WHO alert against COVID-19 has   recently   launched the International Pathogen Surveillance Network (IPSN) to strengthen global efforts in pathogen genomics. IPSN is a global network of pathogenic genomic agents, which is a WHO The Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence  is working to accelerate progress on pathogen genomics surveillance and improve public health decision-making. By strengthening the pathogen genomic surveillance ecosystem, IPSN enables the rapid detection of novel pathogens and the monitoring of the spread and evolution of diseases. Which can result in better public health responses. IPSN supports continuous disease surveillance and will help to detect and fully characterize new pathogen threats, either post-pandemic or pre-pandemic.

5 NGT issues directions to stop all mining activities in Son river bed in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh

The National Green  Tribunal (NGT)   has issued a direction to stop all mining activities in the Son river bed  in  Sonbhadra district  of  Uttar Pradesh . The directive  exposes illegal mining  , as well as imposes environmental compensation on mining companies. Son River, also known as  Sone River  , is a perennial river that flows through central India. The Son River   is the second largest southern (right bank) tributary of the Ganges River  after  the Yamuna River .

6 Ministry of Education and World Bank organize one-of-its-kind workshop on School-to-Work Transition under STARS program

School-to-Work Transition  under  the STARS Program  in  Mumbai  by  the Ministry of Education  and  the World Bank Organized a unique workshop of its kind. The workshop was co-chaired by Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Secretary, School Education and Mr. Atul Kumar Tiwari, Secretary, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. The workshop was also attended by the Secretaries of Department of Education and Skill from the Six Star States i.e. Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Odisha, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh along with State Project Directors of Holistic Education, concerned officers and representatives. One of the key components of the STARS program is strengthening vocational education and the school-to-work transition. The workshop focused on discussion on convergence of vocational and skill as well as skill gap analysis of six star states and Uttar Pradesh.

7 Congress MLA UT Khadar appointed Speaker of Karnataka Assembly

 In  Karnataka , Congress MLA  UT Khadar has been  unanimously   elected  Speaker of the Assembly . Chief Minister  Siddaramaiah  expressed hope that the debate and discussion in the House would be of a high standard under the guidance of Speaker UT Khadar. In the year 2018, UT Khadar was honored for playing an active role during the legislative session and set a record for asking the highest number of questions in the House.

8 Madhya Pradesh government announced to regularize more than six thousand illegal colonies in the state

The Bharatiya Janata Party  government   in  Madhya Pradesh  has announced to regularize more than six thousand illegal colonies in the state. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced a program that illegal colonies built by December 31, 2022 would be regularised. The Chief Minister also announced that municipalities and panchayats would provide all basic facilities including roads, electricity, water and drains in these colonies. He also said that the amount of development fee will not be taken from the residents of these colonies. The Chief Minister also announced that a meal would be provided to the poor and laborers in urban areas for Rs.5.

9 Ministry of Civil Aviation launched the 5.1 version of Regional Connectivity Scheme – Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik

Ministry of Civil Aviation launched the 5.1 version  of  Regional Connectivity Scheme –  Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik  . Its objective   is to increase connectivity to the last end and remote areas of the country through helicopters . This round has been specially designed for helicopter routes. The ministry said that the fare has been cut by 25 percent. Due to this reduction, passengers will be able to fly by helicopter. The ministry said that as part of earlier efforts to extend the benefits of the scheme to the hilly and north-eastern states, 46 helicopter routes are operational.

10 Airavat ranked 75th in Top 10 Supercomputing 500 list

Artificial Intelligence (AI) supercomputer ‘Airavat’  installed   at  C-DAC, Pune  has  been  ranked 75th in the world .  The 500 leading global supercomputing list was announced at the 61st International Supercomputing Conference (ISC 2023)  in  Germany . In this, India has been placed at the top position among AI supercomputing countries all over the world. This system is artificial intelligence (AI) in India.  But has been established under the national program. 200 Artificial Intelligence Petaflops Mixed Precision Peak Compute Capacity Concept (PoC) AI Research Analytics and Knowledge Perfusion Platform (AIRAWAT) funded by MeitY and implemented by C-DAC, Pune. Peak compute capacity (double precision, Rpc)  is  13 petaflops .

11 76th World Health Assembly begins in Geneva

The 76th World Health Assembly  , an important global health event,   is being held in Geneva, Switzerland from May 21 to May 30. This annual gathering  serves as a platform for representatives from all member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) to  come together and address health issues affecting people worldwide. In this, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare,  Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya delivered the keynote address at an event organized during  ” Heal in India and Heal by India “.

12 WHO member states agree on funding of $6.83 billion for 2 years

The WHO  recently   agreed to a budget of   US$ 6.83 billion  for   the next  two years at the 76th World Health Assembly (WHA), a historic 20% increase in assessed contributions. represents. Assessed contributions, which are membership fees paid by countries based on their wealth and population, have seen their share of World Health Organization (WHO) funding decline over the years. This decline has been offset by voluntary contributions, which now account for more than three-quarters of the organization’s funding. The reliance on voluntary contributions raises questions about the governance and stability of the organization. The top contributors to the WHO in the year 2020-2021 were Germany, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Commission. However, there are concerns about fixed contributions and their potential impact on WHO’s resilience. The WHO has said that the current unequal distribution of funds,

13 Launch of Sagar Parikrama Yatra Phase-V

Sagar Parikrama Yatra Phase-V , an ambitious initiative of the Government of India, was recently   launched by Union Minister Purushottam Rupala . The objective of this phase  is to address the challenges faced by fishermen and other stakeholders  , promote their economic upliftment through various government schemes. Sagar Parikrama Yatra Phase-V   was inaugurated at Karanja,  a coastal town located in  Raigad district of Maharashtra . The event saw the participation of around 6,000 fishermen, fish farmers and distinguished guests, emphasizing the importance of this endeavour.

14 Ghaziabad-Aligarh Expressway: 100 km of road built in 100 hours

The Ghaziabad- Aligarh  Expressway   has registered a remarkable achievement with the construction of 100 km of road in a record time of 100 hours. This achievement is a testament to India’s progress in road infrastructure. This road built on the Ghaziabad-Aligarh Expressway is spread over about 100 kms. It  is constructed using bituminous concrete  , a durable and reliable material known for its strength and longevity. Ghaziabad Aligarh Expressway Private Limited has taken up the responsibility of building this remarkable road in collaboration with Larsen & Toubro Limited.

15 China and Russia sign agreement for Vladivostok port

China and Russia  have reached an important agreement that will enhance their economic cooperation and strengthen bilateral relations. The agreement   focuses on the use of the Russian port of Vladivostok  as  a transit hub for domestic shipments from China . The development aims to reduce transportation costs and support the revitalization of Northeast China’s industrial base. China has designated Vladivostok, a Russian port near the border, as a transit hub for its domestic shipments. The cargo from China’s Jilin province will be moved to Vladivostok, which will act as a key point for onward transportation. This strategic move is expected to streamline the transportation process and reduce costs, ultimately benefiting China’s economy.

16 MH60R helicopters successfully land and take off from INS Kolkata

The Indian Navy  recently achieved a significant milestone with its latest helicopter,  the MH-60R also known as Romeo . The helicopter   successfully carried out its maiden landing and take-off from the indigenously designed and built destroyer INS Kolkata . The development marks a major advancement in the anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare and surveillance capabilities of the Navy. The acquisition of MH-60R helicopters is part of the Indian Navy’s strategy to modernize its aging naval helicopter fleet. With the delivery of three helicopters so far, the Navy is on its way to upgrade its capabilities in various operational domains. The MH-60R helicopters offer advanced features and cutting-edge technologies that will enhance the Navy’s effectiveness in maritime operations.

17 Around 150,000 Indians lost their lives due to extreme weather events in the last 51 years

 According to  the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) ,  around  150,000 Indians lost their lives due to extreme weather events in the last 51 years . Is. The analysis done by WMO revealed that India has faced 573 climate related disasters between the years 1970-2021. This resulted in India having the second highest number of deaths in the Asia region after Bangladesh. These deaths (138,377) highlight the vulnerability of communities to weather-related hazards. The information is part of updated data released by the WMO, which stresses the urgent need for an effective early warning system and disaster management to reduce the impact of extreme weather events. Most weather events are those that involve unexpected, unusual, severe or unseasonal rainfall conditions that are caused by a specific location. Due to the changing climate, these can have serious effects on human life, ecosystems and economies. Some examples of severe weather events include heat wave, cold wave, tropical cyclone, drought, Flood and forest fire etc. According to the IPCC, many severe weather events have become more frequent and intense since the 1950s due to human-induced greenhouse gas emissions that drive global warming.

18 Proposal to keep 18 specific types of investors out of the purview of angel tax

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)  has announced a proposal to exempt  certain categories of investors  from levy of angel tax . The move aims  to encourage investment in startups  and reduce the burden of taxation. In addition, five new valuation methods have been introduced by the CBDT for resident investors, which expands the options over and above the Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) and Net Asset Value (NAV) methods.

19 Sourav Ganguly became the brand ambassador of Tripura Tourism

Former Indian cricket captain and   former  BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly  has   been roped in as the brand ambassador of Tripura Tourism .  Ganguly expressed his desire to become the brand ambassador for Tripura Tourism after meeting state Tourism Minister  Sushant Chowdhary at his residence in Kolkata. Ganguly’s selection as the brand ambassador of Tripura Tourism is expected to attract significant attention to the undiscovered tourist destinations of the state.

20 Liberalized Remittance Scheme (LRS): Economic freedom for investment, education and tourism abroad

The government,   in coordination with  the RBI  , has proposed amendments to the Foreign Exchange Management (Current Account Transactions) Rules. The amendment   seeks to include credit card transactions within the limit of $250,000  under  the Liberalized Remittance Scheme (LRS) . Any foreign remittance or purchase in excess of this limit would require prior approval from RBI. Liberalized Remittance Scheme is a facility provided by the Reserve Bank of India which enables resident individuals to remit a specified amount per financial year for specified purposes. Under the LRS, residents can freely transfer funds abroad without obtaining prior approval from the RBI, as long as the transactions fall within defined limits and permissible categories.