SEBI launches ‘Manthan’ Ideathon


1.Government of India will launch Ambedkar Young Entrepreneur-Mentor Program

The government is going to launch a scheme to help aspiring entrepreneurs who belong to the SC and OBC community and have failed to get venture capital funds (VCF) . The name of this proposed scheme is Ambedkar Young Entrepreneur-Mentor Program . As the VCF scheme could not make good progress despite being in operation for many years, the need for this program was felt and it was formulated. Under the VCF scheme, the government provides financial assistance up to Rs 15 crore to the Scheduled Caste entrepreneurs for a maximum period of 6 years.

2.State of World Population Report released

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) publishes the State of World Population (SoWP) report annually . The 2022 edition of this report has been released recently. The recently released State of World Population Report 2022 has been titled ” Seeing the Unseen: The case for action in the neglected crisis of unintended pregnancy “. Between 2015 and 2019 , there was an increase in unintended pregnancies , numbering around 121 million annually worldwide.Was. Modern and safe methods of contraception were lacking and around 257 million women worldwide are not using such methods of contraception to avoid pregnancy. During the first 12 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a disruption in the contraceptive supply, which has led to a reported 1.4 million unintended pregnancies. The report said there has been an increase in rape-related pregnancies. Humanitarian emergencies have increased with the ongoing Ukraine-Russia war, with many women facing sexual violence.

3.Union Minister of State for Culture Meenakshi Lekhi launches Delhi website Temple 360

The Union Minister of State for Culture, Meenakshi Lekhi launched the website Temple 360 ​​in a program organized in Delhi under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav . Temple-360 is a website where one can visit temples of their choice anytime and from anywhere in the country. With the help of this website, the grandeur of holy Hindu pilgrimage sites can also be seen in digital form. The platform will be able to visit 12 Jyotirlingas and Char Dham from anywhere on the Temple 360 ​​website .

4.Agreement between Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority, Adani Ports of India and SEZ to create an Indian Economic Zone in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority has signed an agreement with Indian company Adani Ports and SEZ Limited to set up an Indian Economic Zone at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Shilp Nagar in Mirsarai , Chattogram. This economic zone will provide facilities to Indian investors in Bangladesh. The Indian Economic Zone will be constructed in an area of ​​857 acres at an estimated cost of Taka 964 crore . For this, India will provide a loan of USD 11 crore 5 million . It will be the second largest Indian economic zone after Japan’s economic zone among economic zones being built in Bangladesh with intergovernmental cooperation .

5.Country’s first skill championship Junior Skills 2021 for school students

The country’s first skill championship Junior Skills 2021 for school students was held in New Delhi . Cash prizes, certificates and medals were presented to more than 60 winners. Atul Kumar Tiwari , Additional Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship felicitated the winners. National Skill Development Corporation’s Initiative – Junior Skills Championship is a skill competition for school students in the country and has been started in partnership with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE ). The gold medalists in the competition will have the opportunity to go to the World Skills Competition in Shanghai in October this year where participants from different countries will participate. It was also announced that the second season of Junior Skills will be renamed asIndia Skills Jr. Its new logo will also be released soon.

6.President dissolves the National Assembly in Pakistan on the recommendation of Prime Minister Imran Khan

In Pakistan , President Arif Alvi dissolved the National Assembly following the advice of Prime Minister Imran Khan . Imran Khan also requested the President to hold fresh elections. The move was taken after the deputy speaker of the National Assembly refused to move a no-confidence motion. Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri rejected the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan calling it against Article 5 of the Constitution . Deputy Speaker Suri presided over the session after opposition parties moved a no-confidence motion against Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser . Pakistan’s Information Minister Fawad ChaudhryHas said that loyalty to the country is a fundamental duty of every citizen under Article 5. While addressing the nation, Imran Khan asked people to be ready for elections. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farooq Habib said that fresh elections will be held in the country within 90 days.

7.Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur launched six new and rare reference materials developed by National Dope Testing Laboratory

Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur launched six new and rare reference materials ( RMs) developed by the National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) . NDTL said that these Rare Reference (RMs) are indigenous and purest forms of chemicals required for anti-doping analysis in all WADA accredited laboratories across the world. In less than a year, six reference materials have been developed by NDTL in collaboration with National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER)-Guwahati and CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM), Jammu .

8.About 96 percent of the post offices in the country have been linked to the core banking system.

The government has said that the process of implementing Post Office Savings Scheme – Any Time – Any Where ie Anytime and Anywhere is underway. With this , the facility of online money transfer from postal accounts to bank accounts will be available. To implement this Any Time-Anne Where scheme, about 96 percent of the post offices across the country have been connected to the core banking system. There are a total of one lakh 58 thousand 526 post offices in the country out of which one lakh 52 thousand 514 have been brought under the core banking system. This will not only help the existing savings account holders of the post office, but the new ones will also be motivated to open the post office savings account easily. NEFT for online transfer from post office accounts to bank accounts and from bank accounts to post office accountsAnd RTGS facility will also be made available. The government is also taking measures to provide intermediate data rate IDR-connectivity, Virtual Private Network-VPN connection and V-SAT connectivity .

9.Crop insurance policy distribution in ‘Meri Policy Mere Haath’ campaign by Agriculture Minister in famous cattle fair of Barmer

During the famous Tilwara cattle fair in Barmer district of Rajasthan , Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar presented the crops under the ‘ Meri Policy, Mere Haath ‘ campaign of the Government of India’s ambitious Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) in a grand Kisan Samagam today. Distributed insurance policy. The nationwide campaign ‘Meri Policy Mere Haath’ was launched on 26 February last from Indore (Madhya Pradesh) . It is a great achievement that this campaign has successfully reached 50 lakh farmers with their crop insurance policy in a short span of time, which will be continued in the days to come.

10.SEBI launches ‘Manthan’ Ideathon

SEBI Chairperson, Madhabi Puri Buch has launched ‘ Manthan ‘ Ideathon to promote innovations . India is currently well positioned to develop and utilize technology in the securities market sector to provide customized solutions at the lowest cost to every individual across the country. The Manthan will be conducted for a period of 6 weeks. It is organized by SEBI on NSE, BSE, CDSL, NSDL, CAMS, KFintech, MCX and being done in collaboration with The event will help in the creation of various innovative solutions as well as ideas revolving around the securities market of the country. Various practical ideas emanating from the ‘churning’ can be upgraded into various prototypes and possibilities through hackathons. Interested persons can register for this Ideathon on the website ‘’ from 30th March to 14th May. The top ten winners of the Ideathon will be given a cash prize of Rs 5,00,000.

11.Karnataka approves renewable energy policy

The Karnataka State Government has approved the Karnataka Renewable Energy Policy for the period 2022-2027 . The policy will seek to uphold the state’s reputation as a leader in the field of renewable energy. The policy aims to generate 10 GW of renewable energy generation capacity in the state in the next five to be achieved. By 2027, the policy aims to achieve a share of 1 GW of energy generated from rooftop solar alone. In the state of Karnataka, several renewable energy parks will be set up in the coming years. These parks will also include some hybrids. Under this policy, Karnataka will be developed as a hub for manufacturing of renewable energy equipment. The focus will also be on hybrid power generation units and floating solar power projects in various hydroelectric stations in the state of Karnataka.

12.Mahesh Verma becomes chairman of NABH

Indraprastha University Vice-Chancellor Mahesh Verma has been appointed as the new chairman of the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) . NABH is a constituent board of the Quality Council of India (QCI). It is responsible for setting standards for quality and certified hospitals and other healthcare facilities. NABH is also a member of the board of the Asian Society for Quality in Healthcare (ASQua).

13.UP becomes India’s top vegetable producer

Uttar Pradesh has become the top producer of vegetables , overtaking West Bengal in second place with a difference of one million tonnes in the 2021-22 crop year (CY) (July-June) after two years from 2020 receiving. Vegetable production in Uttar Pradesh is expected to be 29.58 million tonnes (mt) in the 2021-22 crop year (July-June), down from 29.16 million tonnes in 2020-21, while West Bengal’s production declines in 2021-22. It is expected to be 28.23 million tonnes, as against 30.33 million tonnes in 2020-21. Other top producers of vegetables as per data for the current year 2021-22 include 20.59 million tonnes in Madhya Pradesh, 17.77 million tonnes in Bihar and 16.78 million tonnes in Maharashtra.

14.ICC Women’s World Cup Cricket: Australia won the title for the seventh time

Australia beat England by 71 runs in the Women’s World Cup final played in Christchurch New Zealand . After winning the toss in the final of the Women’s World Cup 2022 , England decided to field first. His decision proved to be completely wrong and the Australian team dominated the match from the beginning and made a huge score of 356 runs for five wickets. In this huge score of Australia, Alyssa Healy scored a record-breaking 170 runs. He faced 138 balls for his innings and hit 26 fours. Apart from Healy, Rachel Haynes (68) and Beth Mooney (62) also played half-centuries.

15.Adidas Unveils Official Al Rihla FIFA World Cup Ball for Qatar 2022

Al Rihla – The official match ball for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 has been unveiled by Adidas. It is the 14th World Cup ball from Adidas and is designed to accommodate the fastest playing speeds, as it flies through the air faster than any other World Cup ball. Al Rihla delivers the highest level of accuracy and reliability in the sporting arena, designed from the inside out using data from extensive testing in Adidas laboratories, wind tunnels and on-pitch. The ball was also made with the environment in mind, with all components carefully considered and Al Rihla was the first World Cup ball to be made entirely from water-based ink and glue.

16.Army Medical Corps celebrated its 258th Raising Day

The Indian Army celebrated the 258th Raising Day of the Army Medical Corps on 3 April 2022 . The motto of the core is ” Sarva Santu Niramaya “, which means “Let all be free from disease and disability”. The Army Medical Corps has excelled in providing health care to UN peacekeeping forces in war and peacetime and in disaster management to civilian officials in defense forces and foreign missions.

17.International Children’s Book Day: 02 April

International Children’s Book Day – (ICBD) is organized annually on 2 April by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) . IBBY is an international non-profit organization to inspire a love of reading and draw attention to children’s books. In 22022, Canada “Stories are wings that help you soar every day.” The theme is International Children’s Book Day. Every year, a different international section of IBBY organizes children’s books on or around April 2 (which is the birthday of classic children’s book author Hans Christian Andersen). The host country chooses a theme and invites a renowned author and illustrator to create a message for children around the world.