The President made a historic sortie in the Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jet


1. The President made a historic sortie in the Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jet

President  Smt. Draupadi Murmu  made   a historic sortie in a Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter aircraft  at  Tezpur Air Force Station  in  Assam . The President, who is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces,   flew for about 30 minutes covering the Brahmaputra  and  Tezpur Valley and also had views of the Himalayas during the flight before returning to the Air Force Station. The aircraft   was flown by Group Captain Naveen Kumar, Commanding Officer of 106 Squadron. The aircraft flew at an altitude of about two kilometers above sea level and at a speed of about 800 kilometers per hour. President Murmu, the third President and the second woman President to make such a flight  Are. The President’s flight in the Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter aircraft is a part of his efforts to engage with the armed forces, as the Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces. In March 2023, the President  had visited INS Vikrant  and interacted with officers and sailors on board the indigenously built aircraft.

2. PM attends 125th anniversary celebrations of Sri Ramakrishna Math

The Prime Minister  , Shri Narendra Modi,   attended the 125th anniversary celebrations  of  the Sri Ramakrishna Math,  at Vivekananda House, in  Chennai  ,  Tamil Nadu . On reaching the venue of the event, the Prime Minister paid floral tributes and   performed puja and meditation in Swami Vivekananda ‘s room. The Prime Minister   also released a book written on  the Holy Trinity on the occasion. Ramakrishna Math  and  Ramakrishna Mission,  started   by  Swami Ramakrishnananda in Chennai in the year 1897  , are spiritual organizations engaged in various forms of humanitarian and social service work.

3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched several projects in Telangana and Tamil Nadu

Prime Minister  Narendra Modi  inaugurated   the first phase  of  the new Integrated Terminal Building  at  Chennai Airport . With this, the airport’s  capacity  will be three crore passengers per year . Presently it is two crore thirty lakh passengers every year. On completion of the second phase, the airport will handle 35 million passengers per year. The total cost of this project is two thousand 467 crore rupees. Shri Modi boards the  Chennai-Coimbatore Vande Bharat Express from Chennai at MGR Chennai Central Railway Station in Chennai The train was also flagged off. This will reduce the travel time between the two cities by at least one hour. The new Vande Bharat will benefit people in and around Coimbatore, Salem, Erode and Tiruppur, businessmen associated with the textile industry, IT professionals and students. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also inaugurated the 37 kilometer long new broad gauge rail line section between Tiruthuraipundi and Agasthiyampalli. It has been prepared at a cost of Rs 294 crore. This line will facilitate the transportation of edible and industrial salt in and around Nagapattinam district. The Prime Minister also flagged off the DEMU train service between Tiruthuraipundi and Agasthiyampalli. Shri Modi also inaugurated the thrice-weekly express train service between Tambaram and Sengottai on the occasion. This is the first regular train service from Chennai to Thiruvarur – Karaikudi section.

4. PM flags off Secunderabad-Tirupati Vande Bharat Express at Secunderabad Railway Station in Hyderabad, Telangana

The Prime Minister  flagged off the Secunderabad-Tirupati Vande Bharat Express  at  Secunderabad Railway Station  in   Hyderabad  ,  Telangana . The Secunderabad-Tirupati Vande Bharat Express connecting IT City, Hyderabad to Tirupati, the abode of Lord Venkateswara is the second Vande Bharat train to be introduced from Telangana within a short span of three months. This train will reduce the travel time between the two cities by about three and a half hours and will be especially beneficial for the pilgrims. On the occasion, the Prime Minister was accompanied by the Governor of Telangana, Dr. Tamilisai Sundararajan, Union Minister for Railways, Shri Ashwini Vaishnav and Union Minister for Tourism, Shri G. Kishan Reddy were also present.

5. Joint military exercise ‘X Kavach’ concludes at Andaman and Nicobar Command

 The Andaman and Nicobar Command  (ANC) conducted a large-scale joint military exercise ‘ X Kavach ‘  involving assets of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. The exercise, which began on February 23, 2023, will conclude on April 7, 2023. The exercise was aimed at fine-tuning joint combat capabilities and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and enhancing inter-operability and operational synergy between the armies. The ‘Shatrujeet Brigade’ of the Army, Armed Forces Special Operations Division (AFSOD), Special Forces of the Navy and amphibious troops of the ANC carried out amphibious landings, airborne operations, heliborne operations and special operations off the coast on a remote island in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Participated in multi-domain exercises involving rapid entry of forces.

6. PM lauds Mudra Yojana on completion of 8 years

 So far,  more than 40 crore 82 lakh loans  have been  sanctioned under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana, whose total cost  is more than Rs 23 lakh crore . 21 percent loans have been sanctioned to new entrepreneurs. 8th April  was the 8th anniversary  of Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana  . Prime Minister Narendra Modi  in the year 2015 The scheme was launched with the objective of providing collateral-free easy loans up to Rs 10 lakh to non-corporate, non-agricultural small and micro-entrepreneurs for income-generating activities. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the scheme has made credit easy and hassle-free for micro enterprises and has helped a large number of young entrepreneurs to set up their businesses. He said that a large number of women, SC, ST and OBC entrepreneurs have accounts under the scheme. Ms. Sitharaman has said that the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana has helped in creating a large number of employment opportunities at the grassroots level and has proved to be a game changer as well as a boost to the Indian economy.

7. Government to launch a special scheme for financial assistance to prisoners unable to pay fine and bail amount

The Center has   decided to launch  a special scheme to provide financial assistance to those prisoners who are unable to pay their fine amount or bail amount  . This scheme will help poor prisoners. These prisoners belong to socially backward or underprivileged communities and are educationally and economically weak. This scheme will help them to come out of jail. The Ministry of Home Affairs  has said that the plan has been finalized after detailed consultations with the concerned parties. According to the ministry, the central government will provide financial assistance to the states, which will provide relief to indigent prisoners who fail to take bail or pay fine.

8. Bangladesh Electricity Development Board gets 450 MW power from Adani Power’s Godda plant

Recently,  Bangladesh Electricity Development Board- BPDB  has got 450 MW power  from  Adani Power  ‘s  Godda plant . Later it was increased to 750 MW. Prior to the commencement of commercial supplies,  the Adani Power Plant at Godda in Jharkhand  had tested the quality of operation for 14 days. Power Grid Company of Bangladesh- PGCB It had built a 134-km transmission line from the Chapainwabganj border to the Bogra sub-station to receive power from Adani Power’s Godda plant. Bangladesh is currently importing 1,160 MW of power from India. It is receiving 1000 MW power from Berhampur in West Bengal via Bhermara in Kushtia and 160 MW power from Suryamoni in Tripura via Comilla Deli. India is the only country with which Bangladesh has cross border electricity trade.

9. Union Minister Kiren Rijiju inaugurates Dogri translation of Indian Constitution at Jammu University

Union Minister for Law and Justice  Kiren Rijiju  released   the Dogri translation  of  the Indian Constitution  at  the University of Jammu . Speaking on the occasion, he said that this Dogri translation of the Indian Constitution is important in providing justice to the common man. Professor Umesh Rai, Vice-Chancellor, University of Jammu, said that this translation has been made possible after three years of hard work and joint efforts of the Law Department of the Central Government and the University.

10. 13th edition of Olive Crown Awards held in Mumbai

13th edition   of  Olive Crown Awards Mumbai, India It was held in 2006 to appreciate individuals and corporates promoting sustainability or ‘green advertising’. The award is presented by the International Advertising Federation. The awards cover 17 categories, including ‘Green Agency of the Year’ and ‘Green Campaign of the Year’. Notable winners include P.N. Mohan, who won the prestigious ‘Green Crusader of the Year’ award for his commitment to the restoration of seven lakes near Chennai. Kirloskar Limitless received the Gold Award in the category ‘Corporate Crusader of the Year’ for their work on ‘A Minute for Nature’. Famous Innovations won 10 awards across categories, while Chirag Rural Development Foundation and People for Animals Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center were awarded the ‘Green NGO of the Year’

11. India Achieves 100% Rice Fortification Target

A total of 269 districts in 27 states  of   India  have started distribution of fortified rice  under  the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) under the Rice Fortification Programme. Has done and thus achieved the 100 percent target set by March 2023 for the second phase under the Rice Fortification Scheme. The objective of this program is to supply fortified rice in every social security coverage scheme of the Government of India in a phased manner by the year 2024. During the second phase of Rice Fortification Program, 105 Lakh MT of fortified rice under TPDS was lifted and distributed to 27 States/UTs, while about 29 Lakh MT was raised by the States/UTs under Integrated Child Development Services and PM Poshan MT of fortified rice was lifted. Thus a total of about 134 LMT fortified rice was lifted during the financial year 2022-23. Now under Phase III, the department is all set to complete the coverage of all districts except wheat consuming districts before the target date of March 2024. fortification iron, It is the process of increasing the nutritional value of staple foods such as rice by adding important vitamins and minerals including iodine, zinc, vitamins A and D. These nutrients may or may not be present in the food prior to processing.

12. Konda Reddy tribe facing uncertainty due to Polavaram irrigation project

Pochavaram village  is set to be rehabilitated  as part of  the resettlement and rehabilitation (R&R)   caused by  the Polavaram irrigation project, with the Polavaram-Konda Reddy tribe  facing uncertainty.  The Konda Reddy community, classified as a Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG) in Andhra Pradesh, live on both banks of the Godavari River (East and West Godavari districts) in the hilly forest area of ​​Khammam (Telangana) and Srikakulam (Andhra Pradesh) . They live in the interior forest areas due to which they are cut off from the main stream. Traditionally they practiced shifting cultivation but recently some of them have adopted settled agriculture and horticulture. Collecting non-timber forest products and making baskets are their sources of livelihood.

13. ‘Nagaraja Theera’ was celebrated at Sri Muchilottu Temple in Kuthiravattam, Kozhikode.

Thirra ,   also known as  Theyyam Thirra , a ritual dance performed in  the groves and temples of  the Malabar region  in  Kerala , India Is. This art form is performed by artists from the Malaya community known as “Perumalayans”. It is usually performed during the annual temple festival known as Utsavam. Family deities like Bhagwati and Shiva are worshiped in these forms. Thira is a sub-division of Theyyam and is similar to the Theyyam dance, except that in Thira the performer is believed to be near God rather than representing God. The purpose of Thira, is seen as a way of bringing the deities into one’s life. Toddy, an alcoholic drink, plays an important role as an offering to the gods and almost all the performers dance under its influence, which helps to create the feeling of being “possessed”. The artist belongs to the Peruvannan caste, Those who are given prime importance in Thira. Both high caste Brahmins and low caste tribals have an important place in worship in Kerala.

14. Israeli police raid on Al-Aqsa Mosque

Recently,  the Israeli police  at the Al-Aqsa  mosque  in  Jerusalem The raid sparked a strong reaction from Palestinians in the West Bank and the wider Arab and Muslim world. The incident underscores the sensitivity and importance of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which has been a flashpoint for deadly violence in Jerusalem over matters of sovereignty and religion. The Al-Aqsa Mosque is located in the center of the Old City of Jerusalem on a hill that Jews call Har ha-Bayit or Temple Mount and Muslims call it Al-Haram al-Sharif. -Haram al-Sharif) or The Noble Sanctuary. The Al-Aqsa Mosque is considered by Muslims to be the third holiest site in Islam, after Mecca and Medina. The Al-Aqsa Mosque complex contains two Muslim holy places: the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, also known as the Qibli Mosque. Which was built in the 8th century AD. The complex holds great religious significance for Muslims, and any perceived threat or encroachment on it draws a strong reaction from the Muslim world. The Temple Mount is the holiest site for Jews, who believe that the Biblical King Solomon built the first Temple there 3,000 years ago. The second temple was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD. However, the Temple Mount is also a disputed site, with claims by both Jews and Muslims.

15. PM pays tributes to freedom fighter Babu Jagjivan Ram on his birth anniversary

The Prime Minister   paid tributes to freedom fighter Babu Jagjivan Ram on his birth anniversary. He was popularly known as Babuji, the national leader, freedom fighter, social justice crusader, champion of the downtrodden and an outstanding Parliamentarian. He was born  on April 5, 1908  in  Chandwa, Bihar. I was born in a Dalit family. In the year 1931, he became a member of the Indian National Congress (INC). In the year 1935, he proposed in a session of Hindu Mahasabha that drinking water wells and temples should be opened for untouchables. In the year 1935, he appeared in Hammond Commission in Ranchi and for the first time demanded voting rights for Dalits. When Jawaharlal Nehru formed the interim government, Jagjivan Ram became its youngest minister. He died on July 6, 1986 in New Delhi. His memorial at his cremation site is named Samta Sthal (Place of Equality).