1.NITI Aayog plans to launch National Data Forum in May
NITI Aayog National Data Forum in May to provide easy access to information based on government data and analytics to the publicplanning to launch. This will encourage decision making and research for data collection. 2020 was envisioned to create a platform that aims to standardize data collection through government sources and provide granular analysis. The portal will help policy makers, academicians and researchers to analyze the data easily without having to process them. Initially, 200 datasets from more than 46 Ministries will be available on this portal. Later village level data will also be linked to this portal. At present, many government departments have public dashboards with options to download the data. Some image files are available and some are in PDF format which makes compiling their information difficult.
2.Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya launched e-Sanjeevani tele-consultation facility at one lakh health and wellness centers
Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya launched the e-Sanjeevani tele-consultation facility at one lakh centers through video conferencing on the completion of four years of Ayushman Bharat health and welfare scheme on April 16, 2022 . Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Mandaviya said that the health and care centers will bring a big revolution in the field of health in the coming days. At present more than one lakh 17 thousand health and wellness centers are functioning in the country. He said that through the e-Sanjeevani facility, common citizens will be able to take advice from the big doctors of the country. He said that from April 18 to 23, a health fair would be organized in every block of the country.
3.India will supply wheat to Egypt
Egypt , the world’s largest importer of wheat from Ukraine and Russia , approves India as one of the wheat suppliershas given. India will supply around one million tonnes of wheat, of which 2,40,000 tonnes will be supplied in April. Egypt buys 11 to 12 million tonnes of wheat a year from Ukraine, Russia and other countries. Following complaints of Indian wheat infected with ‘Karnal Bunt’ disease in India, after a rigorous process of screening and field visits to quarantine facilities by the Egyptian authorities in India, the export was approved. The officials visited wheat fields in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab to check the quality of wheat produced in the country. In FY23, India aims to export 10 to 11 million tonnes of wheat as global demand picks up after the Russia-Ukraine crisis. From Russia, Egypt has imported wheat worth about $1.8 billion, and from Ukraine about $610.8 million.
4.India has been elected to the four main bodies of the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
India has been elected to four major bodies of the United Nations Economic and Social Council , including the Science and Technology Commission for Development . The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations system established by the United Nations Charter in 1945. It also includes 54 members of the United Nations elected by the General Assembly. It is the central forum of the United Nations for dialogue and innovative discussions on sustainable development. It coordinates the work of 14 specialized UN agencies, ten functional commissions and five regional commissions, receives reports from nine UN funds and programmes, and issues policy recommendations to the UN system and member states.
5.263 million people will go into poverty in 2022: Oxfam report
According to a new report by Oxfam , more than 1.25 billion people will go into poverty in 2022 . The report also said that the worldwide financial crisis will be driven by the rise in prices due to the Russia-Ukraine crisis and the economic crisis related to COVID-19 . The Russia-Ukraine crisis with COVID-19 is further widening the gap between rich and poor around the world. Since the start of the pandemic, around 3.3 billion people worldwide are living below the poverty line, with a new person becoming a billionaire every 26 hours. The Oxfam report’s estimates are based on World Bank estimates as well as earlier research conducted by the World Bank and the Center for Global Development. The report was released ahead of the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
6.Vagshir submarine to be launched on April 20
The sixth submarine Vagshir under the Scorpene project will be launched on April 20 . It has been built by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders of Mumbai in collaboration with French . This Scorpene vehicle is a Kalavari class diesel-electric submarine. It is equipped with state-of-the-art navigation, tracking system and can easily mislead the enemy with low noise. It also includes a variety of weapons.
7.Central government to set up marine botanical park with special economic status in Tamil Nadu
The Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Dr. L. Murugan has said that the Central Government will set up a Marine Botanical Park with special economic status in Tamil Nadu . He said that this would be the first project of its kind in India and would be started under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana . He said that the state government has been asked to start the work on this project after deciding the project site and acquiring the land. He also said that the Center has an implementation plan for this project costing twenty thousand crore rupees .
8.Prime Minister’s Award of Excellence for Best Work in Innovation Category for UDAN Scheme
The ambitious regional connectivity scheme ” Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik ” of the Ministry of Civil Aviation – Prime Minister ‘s Award for Excellence in Excellence for Excellence in Excellence for Udaanhas been selected for. The award was instituted by the Central Government to recognize the best work done by various Districts, State Government Establishments. The ministry said that the UDAN scheme emphasized on last mile air connectivity by adopting good governance and quality standards. The award carries a trophy, a citation and an incentive amount of Rs.10 lakh. The award will be given to the Ministry of Civil Aviation at a function organized on April 21 on the occasion of Civil Services Day. In a short span of five years, 415 flight routes were connected to 66 airports. These also include heli ports. More than 92 lakh people benefited from this. Various regions across the country have benefited from the UDAN scheme, including the Hill States, North East Region and Islands.
9.Insights from conversations in Pariksha Pe Charcha program can be accessed from NaMo Mobile App
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has informed that the insights gained from the conversations in the Pariksha Pe Charcha program can be accessed from the NaMo mobile app . In a tweet, Shri Modi said that he had a great pleasure interacting with the energetic exam warriors. He said that Pariksha Pe Charcha is an efficient platform to solve many problems related to examination as well as life.
10.Union Minister Shri Anurag Thakur to inaugurate 40th ‘Hunar Haat’ in Mumbai
‘ Hunar Haat ‘ is a trusted and preferred platform to preserve, protect, promote indigenous products. The 40th ‘Hunar Haat’ is being organized from April 16 to 27, 2022 at MMRDA Ground , Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) , Mumbai . It will be duly inaugurated by the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri Anurag Thakur . Union Minister for Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas NaqviBriefing the media about the salient features of 40th Hunar Haat in Mumbai, said that more than 1,000 artisans and craftsmen from 31 States/UTs are participating and showcasing a wide variety of goods.
11.50 percent discount on HRTC buses for women in Himachal Pradesh, free electricity up to 125 units for consumers
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has announced 50 percent discount on fare for women traveling in Himachal Road Transport Corporation buses. He also announced that 125 units of electricity would be provided free of cost to all consumers from July 1 . In a program organized on the occasion of Himachal Diwas in Chamba, Shri Thakur said that no charge of water supply would be taken from the families living in rural areas.
12.Twitter’s Board of Directors Launches a Limited-Term Shareholder Rights Plan Called ‘Poison Pill’
Twitter ‘s board of directors has launched a limited-term shareholder rights scheme called the ‘ Poison Pill ‘ that will help the world’s richest man, Elon Musk .Acquisition of a social media company can make it difficult for . The move would allow existing Twitter shareholders excluding Tesla chief Musk to buy additional shares at a discount, reducing Musk’s stake in the company and making it harder for him to garner most of the shareholders’ votes in favor of the acquisition. Will be done. With this move, no one will get more than 15 per cent stake in the company. At present, Musk owns about nine percent of Twitter’s shares. The Twitter board explained its defense plan to the US Securities and Exchange Commission and made a statement saying that Musk’s proposal to acquire Twitter was unwarranted and non-binding, which the plan needed to foil. .
13.(E-NAM) National Agriculture Market completes 6 years
National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) has completed 4 years of implementation . Keeping in view the need to make marketing of agricultural products easier for the farmers, e-NAM was launched by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 14th April 2016 with 21 mandis which is now 585 in 16 states and 2 union territories. reached the markets. Additional 415 mandis are also being linked under e-NAM which will soon take the total number of e-NAM mandis to 1000.
14.India’s Sajan Prakash won the gold and Vedant Madhavan won the silver medal in the Danish Open swimming competition in Copenhagen.
Sajan Prakash has won gold in 200m butterfly event and Vedant Madhavan has won silver medal in 1,500m freestyle competition in the swimming competition going on in Copenhagen , capital of Denmark . 28-year-old Sajan Prakash had broken the Olympics – A Standard Time in Rome last year. He became the first Indian swimmer to do so. 16-year-old Vedant Madhavan is a well-known actor. Madhavan’s son. He won a bronze medal at the Latvia Open in March last year. Last year itself, Vedaant had won four silver and three bronze medals at the Junior National Aquatic Championships.
15.Santosh Trophy football tournament begins in Malappuram, Kerala
In the opening match of Santosh Trophy football , West Bengal beat Punjab by 1-0. The match was played at the Kottapady Stadium in Malappuram , Kerala . Hosts Kerala team will play their first match against Rajasthan. The match will start at Payyanad Stadium in Manjeri.
16.Tamil Nadu beat Punjab in the final of National Basketball Championship
Tamil Nadu defeated defending champions Punjab 87-69 to clinch the men’s title in the final of the 71st Senior National Basketball Championship . In the women’s section, Railways won the title by defeating Telangana 131-82 with Poonam Chaturvedi’s 26 points . Tamil Nadu dominated the men’s final from the start and held a 50-33 17-point lead at half time. In the men’s section, Karnataka defeated Railways 96-79 to finish third. Tamil Nadu stood third in the women’s category. He defeated Kerala by 82-70.
17.Save Elephant Day 2022: 16 April
Save the Elephant Day is celebrated every year on 16 April to raise awareness about the dangers faced by elephants and the various difficulties they face in order to survive. Save Elephant Day aims to change this dangerous trend by educating people about elephants and their plight, encouraging everyone to do their bit and helping save elephants from extinction.