1. Dutt Chand, a silver medalist at the Jakarta Asian Games, will be given the Chhattisgarh Virni Award.
Jakarta Asian Games 100 meters and 200 meters races in silver medal winner Duti few of Chhattisgarh Virni award will be given. The first edition of the award ceremony due to the Kovid epidemic will be held on April 14 through virtual medium. This award instituted by the Government of Chhattisgarh is given to Indian women for outstanding performance in various fields including sports. Odisha runner Dutichand was the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at the World University Games held in Italy in 2019 . He has a national record of completing 100 meters in 11 decimal seconds.
- US ban on a Pakistan-based organization for human trafficking
The US administration has announced a ban on a Pakistan- based organization linked to human trafficking . Abid Ali Khan Inland Organization is accused of sending people to America through human trafficking. In a statement, the US Department of Finance has confirmed the ban. This organization is accused of trafficking humans from Pakistan and Afghanistan and sending them to America.
- Defense Minister Rajnath Singh holds meeting with Defense Minister of Kazakhstan
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh held a meeting with Lieutenant General Nurlan Yermekbayev of Kazakhstan ‘s Defense Minister in New Delhi . During the meeting, the two Ministers discussed strengthening bilateral defense cooperation in various fields. Both sides agreed that the possibilities of cooperation in the defense industrial sector should be considered for mutual interest. The Defense Minister of Kazakhstan thanked Rajnath Singh for deploying the Kazakh forces to the United Nations Interim Force as part of the Indian battalion.
- Union Minister of Education Launches Microsensor Based Device ETD Nanosnifer
The Union Minister of Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launched the world’s first microsensor- based explosive device, ETD Nanosnifer , in New Delhi . Nanosnifer is developed with nanosniff technology. It is a startup of IIT Bombay. It is being launched in the market by Wehant Technologies , a startup of IIT Delhi . The 100% indigenous ETD nanosnifer device can detect explosives in just 10 seconds and can identify and classify them into different classes of explosives. It also detects all classes of military, conventional and home made explosives.
- The Prime Minister released the Hindi edition of Odisha History book written by Dr. Harekrishna Mahtab
The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi released the Hindi translation of the book ‘ Odisha History ‘ written by ‘ Utkal Kesari ‘ Dr. Harekrishna Mahtab . The book is available only in Oriya and English language till now. Sri Shankarlal Purohit has translated it into Hindi. Union Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and Lok Sabha MP from Cuttack Shri Bhartrihari Mahtab were also present on the occasion. The Prime Minister recalled Dr. Mahatab’s contribution to the freedom struggle and commended him for his struggle to improve the society. Mr. Modi said that during the emergency, Dr. Mahtab went to jail opposing the party under which he became the Chief Minister. The Prime Minister said that Dr. Mahatab went to jail to save freedom and democracy of the country.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds virtual meeting with Prime Minister of Netherlands
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the relationship between India and the Netherlands is based on the values of democracy and law. In a virtual summit meeting with Prime Minister Mark Rut of the Netherlands, Prime Minister Modi said that our approach to global challenges like climate change, terrorism and epidemics is the same. He said that we are also moving towards new areas like Indo-Pacific supply chain and global digital management.
- Signing of MoU between Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying and Ministry of AYUSH for applying Ayurveda and related subjects in Veterinary Science
Veterinary science in Ayurveda and related disciplines to apply April 7, 2021 the fisheries, animal husbandry and dairy Ministry of Animal Husbandry and Dairying Department and AYUSH MinistryA memorandum of understanding was signed between Under this, research and development will be promoted in Veterinary Science including research on new formulations of quality medicine through medicinal plants. This cooperation will help in developing a regulatory regime for the use of Ayurveda in the veterinary field for the benefit of animal health, animal husbandry community and society. This collaboration will create capacity in related areas through training, help in finding markets for herbal medicines on a continuous basis and provide services for agriculture, and preservation of medicinal plants. This collaboration will help in developing herbal animal medicine education program and will create awareness among dairy farmers and grain producing farmers about the use of herbal medicine and herbal agriculture.
- The Prime Minister presided over the meeting of the High Level Committee to celebrate the 400th light of Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur
Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘s 9th guru Sri Guruteg Bahadur Sikh ‘s 400th Lights presided over a meeting of high-level committee to organize. The meeting was conducted through video conferencing. He remembered the various contributions and sacrifices made by Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur for religious freedom. These representatives gave some information and suggestions for the festival and said that it is necessary to highlight various aspects of their lives. The Union Home Minister said that such collective efforts should be made to ensure that Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji’s message reaches everyone. The Secretary of Culture made a presentation on the suggestions made so far for the festival.
- Nirmala Sitharaman attends second virtual G20 Finance Ministers meeting
Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman has presented G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors(FMCBG) has participated virtually in the second meeting. The meeting was held under Italian chairmanship to discuss policy responses to global challenges to restore strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth. The G20 finance ministers and central bank governors discussed updates to the G20 action plan in response to COVID-19. They supported the financing needs of the weakest economies, progressed on the agenda of international taxation, Financial regulation issues related to promoting greener infections and epidemics were also discussed. Mrs Sitharaman urged all G20 members to ensure equal access and wide distribution of the vaccine. Mrs Sitharaman echoed global growth projections and underlined the need for continued coordination between the persistence of virus-associated uncertainties. The Finance Minister said that the G20 Action Plan has served as a good guidance tool and shaping the recovery is the mainstay of its current update.
- CSIR adopts 295 Atal Tinkering Labs set up across the country by Atal Innovation Mission
The 295 Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) , the nationwide flagship of the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) under NITI Aayog , has been officially adopted by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) , which develops scientific research and innovation culture among students Is an ambitious step towards doing. CSIR, with its 36 laboratories, has adopted 295 Atal Tinkering Laboratories and their students across the country. It is an unprecedented opportunity for young innovators across the country to learn from the best of the intelligent and scientists of the nation. With this opportunity, progressive students will become a source of vibrant inspiration for their schools, families and local communities.
- Finance Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman attended the 103rd meeting of the Development Committee meeting of the World Bank-IMF
Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman attended the 103rd meeting of the overall development committee through video conferencing . The agenda of the meeting included World Bank Group (WBG) and International Monetary Fund support for debt relief under the Common Framework and others; Kovid-19 epidemic: World Bank support for fair and affordable availability of vaccines by developing countries; Kovid-19 Response to Crisis for Rapid Improvement – Life and Livelihood Defense – Supporting Green, Flexible and Inclusive Development (Grid), including Life and Livelihood Defense.
- Devishankar Awasthi Award 2020 to Ashutosh Bhardwaj
The famous Devishankar Awasthi Award has been given to the prolific Hindi prose, journalist and critic Ashutosh Bhardwaj . Honored his work ‘ father’s death has been for (Pitra-Vadh)’. He was selected by the selection committee of Ashok Vajpayee, Nandkishore Acharya and Rajendra Kumar. Ashutosh Bhardwaj has been a native English journalist and his experiences in Bastar have been disputed in both Hindi and English. The book has been published in English as ‘The Death Trap’. Apart from this, his work on important subjects like modernism and nationalism has been quite famous in Indian novels. He has also been a fellow of the Shimla Institute of Advanced Studies and is writing independently.
- RBI Raises G-SAP for Systematic G-Sec Market
RBI has recently Government Securities Acquisition Program (Government Security Acquisition Programme), GSAP Lk0 announced. Under the program, the central bank will buy government bonds worth 1 trillion (or one lakh crore rupees). The first purchase of Rs 25,000 crore will be made on April 15, 2021. GSAP 0 will provide more convenience to the bond market. As the government’s borrowing increases this year, RBI has to ensure that there is no disruption in the Indian market. Buy the bonds. This program will help reduce the spread between the repo rate and the ten-year government bond yield. It will also help reduce the total cost of borrowing for the Center and the States in FY 2022.
- RBI decides to open RTGS, NEFT facilities for payment system operators
The central bank RBI has taken an important decision in the first monetary policy for the financial year 2021-22. Membership of RTGS and NEFT , a centralized payment system operated by RBI for non-bank payment institutions, has been allowed. With this proposal of RBI, non-bank payment systems like PPIs, card networks, wide level ATM operators will also be able to subscribe to RTGS and NEFT operated by the central bank.
- India’s contribution of USD 500,000 to UN Trust Fund for Counter Terrorism
India has opposed terrorism for the UN Trust Fund in excess contribution of $ 500,000 is made, which has more than $ 1 million contribution to the country office of the United Nations to combat terrorism. With this amount, India’s total contribution so far is $ 1.05 million. The Office of the United Nations for Counter-Terrorism, established in 2017, enhances coordination and cohesion among global counter-terrorism coordination compact entities to ensure balanced implementation of the four pillars of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. According to Proposition 71/291 of the General Assembly that established UNOCT in June 2017, the UN Trust Fund for Counter-Terrorism was transferred to UNOCT.
- The Great Khali formally inducted into WWE Hall of Fame 2021
The Great Khali has been inducted into the 2021 WWE Hall of Fame class . The Great Khali competed with several WWE veteran superstars, including John Cena, Batista, Sean Michaels, and fellow Kane in 2021, whom he defeated to win his first win at The Grandest Stage of them All, WrestleMania. Seven feet an inch tall and 347 Pond Causeney the Great Khali came into the limelight in 2006 by defeating The Deadman, the Undertaker, who was famous in WWE. The official name of The Great Khali is Dalip Singh Rana.
- Four sailors from India made history by qualifying for this year’s Tokyo Olympics
Four sailors from India have made history by qualifying for this year’s Tokyo Olympics . The pair of Vishnu Sarvanand and Ganapathy Chengappa and Varun Thakkar achieved this goal in the ongoing Asian qualifiers in Oman . Prior to this , Nethra Kumman became the first Indian woman sailor to qualify in the Laser Radial match at the Musnah Open Championship .
- CRPF’s Bravery Day: 09 April
Every year on 9 April , CRPF is celebrated as Shaurya Divas all over India . On 9 April 1965, a small contingent of CRPF wiped out 34 Pakistani soldiers in the Rann of Kutch against Pakistan. This was the first time a full-fledged infantry contingent fought successfully against the Pakistan Army. Six CRPF personnel lost their lives during this battle. To pay tribute to these brave soldiers, Shaurya Day is being marked every year.
- Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth-II of Britain, died at the age of 99
Prince Philip of Britain passed away. He was 99 years old. The Prince married Britain’s Princess Elizabeth in 1947, the longest reigning woman in British history.