1.Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a visit to Germany, Denmark and France from May 2 to 4.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Germany, Denmark and France from May 2 to 4 . This will be the first foreign visit of the Prime Minister this year. In the first leg of the visit, the Prime Minister will hold bilateral talks with German Chancellor Olf Scholz . The two leaders will also co-chair the 6th Indo-German Intergovernmental Dialogue. In the second phase, the Prime Minister will visit Copenhagen , the capital of Denmark . He is going there at the invitation of the Prime Minister of Denmark, Mate Friedrich . The Prime Minister will attend the 2nd India-Nordic Summit being hosted by Denmark. Mr. Modi will also hold talks with the Prime Minister of Denmark and Her Majesty Margaret II. Prime Minister for some time in the last leg of the visit Will stay in Paris . He will hold talks with French President Emmanuel Macron .
2.GIP is expected to provide a model for using the Trilateral Development Corporation (TDC) Fund
India and the United Kingdom have launched their Global Innovation Partnership (GIP) as both the countries seek to strengthen their innovation ecosystem to benefit start-ups. The GIP is expected to provide a model for using Trilateral Development Corporation (TDC) funds for projects with other countries like Germany, Japan, EU, France etc. to work with India in the field of development and innovation. are willing to. The GIP will be co-financed by India and the UK. TDC fund has been recently launched by India to involve the private sector with state support for investment in the Indo-Pacific region. The region includes the Indian Ocean, the central and western Pacific Oceans, and the seas that connect both Indonesia and beyond.
3.Meghalaya’s “e-Proposal System” initiative wins UN Award – World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum Prize 2022
The “ e-Proposal System ” initiative of the Planning Department of the Government of Meghalaya won the UN Award – World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum Prize 2022has won. The “e-Proposal System” is a part of the Meghalaya Enterprise Architecture, which eliminates 75% of the physical work of files in all government departments of the state. The Meghalaya Enterprise Architecture (MeghEA) project was launched with an aim to improve governance and service delivery for the people of the state by harnessing the power of various digital technologies. Enterprise Architecture (EA) is the process by which different organizations standardize and organize their information technology related infrastructure to achieve different business objectives. This initiative of Meghalaya State Government is spread across 6 different pillars which are Human Resources, Governance, Priority Sector, Entrepreneurship, Environment and Infrastructure. Through this initiative, Meghalaya will be made a high income state by 2030.
4.Palli: India’s first ‘carbon-neutral panchayat’
Palli village in Samba district of Jammu is carbon neutral, India’s first panchayat to be completely solar powered and all its records have become digital which will help in getting all the benefits of the central schemes easily. Prime Minister Modi inaugurated a 500 kW solar plant in this carbon-neutral panchayat. With this inauguration the parish has become the first panchayat in the country to become carbon-neutral. A 500 kW solar plant was installed in the parish in a record time of three weeks. The parish has taken a major step towards Glasgow’s goal of making the country carbon-neutral. The parish will now be seen as a model panchayat, and will inspire Jammu and Kashmir and other panchayats in India to become carbon-neutral. A total of 6 in the parish, 1500 solar panels have been installed in an area of 408 square meters. These solar panels will provide clean electricity to 340 houses located in the panchayat. The electricity generated will be distributed by the local power grid station. The central government is emphasizing on key technological measures, modes of payment and e-Swaraj with the aim of making the country’s Panchayats more powerful. To take the panchayats to new heights, the government’s plan is to improve the panchayats. Panchayats are also being encouraged to reduce the use of chemical fertilizers.
5.SIPRI report on world military expenditure released
A report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on World Military Expenditure stated that India was the third highest military spender in the world after the US and China . Global defense expenditure reached an all-time high in 2021 and stood at $2.1 trillion despite the COVID-19 pandemic. According to SIPRI data, the top five military spenders in the world are:
- United Kingdom
The top 5 countries account for 62% of the world’s global military spending. According to data released by SIPRI, India’s military spending stood at $76.6 billion in 2021, which is a 0.9% increase from 2020 and a 33% increase from 2012. India is facing ongoing border tensions and disputes with Pakistan and China. Therefore, India is constantly modernizing its armed forces and increasing its self-reliance in the production of weapons. The US accounted for 38% of the world’s military spending in 2021. China’s share is around 14%. According to this report, China’s military spending has increased for the 27th year in a row.
6.PM Narendra Modi to address peace, unity and development rally in Dipuh region of Assam
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a tour of Assam . He will address the Peace, Unity and Development rally at Dipuh in Karbi Anglong district , which will boost peace initiatives in the region. During this, the Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of various projects costing more than five hundred crore rupees in the field of education . These projects include laying of foundation stone of Veterinary College at Dipuh, Degree College at West Karbi Anglong and College of Agriculture, Kolonga, West Karbi Anglong. These projects will create new skills and employment opportunities in the region.
7.The Union Cabinet has approved the 540 MW Kwar Hydroelectric Project in Kishtwar District of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Economic Action Committee of the Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi , has given its approval for the construction of 540 MW Kwar Hydroelectric Project on Chenab River in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir at a cost of over Rs 45 billion . Chenab Valley Power Projects Private Limited will implement this project. It is a JV company between NHPC and JKSPDC. Nineteen thousand seven hundred and 50 lakh units of electricity will be generated from this project and it will be commissioned in about four and a half years.
8.Union Cabinet approves signing of MoU between India and Chile for cooperation in the field of Disability
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the signing of MoU between India and Chile for cooperation in the field of disability . The bilateral MoU will encourage cooperation between the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Government of India and the Government of Chile through joint initiatives in the field of disability. This will strengthen the bilateral ties between India and Chile. India-Chile relations are cordial and friendly based on commonality of views on a wide range of issues. The year 2019-20 is the 70th year of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
9.Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the inauguration of Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital in Fiji via virtual medium
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the relationship between India and Fiji is based on a shared heritage of human service. In his video message at the inauguration of Sri Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital in Fiji, Mr Modi said that India has contributed to the socio-economic development of Fiji. Children’s Heart Hospital is a one-of-a-kind hospital not only in Fiji but in the entire South Pacific region. The Prime Minister paid homage to the Brahmalin Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister Modi congratulated the Prime Minister of Fiji, Frank Bainimarama , on his birthday and expressed hope that the ties between the two countries will further strengthen under his leadership.
10.Government abolishes recommendation quota of MPs in Kendriya Vidyalayas
The Central Government abolished the recommendation quota of MPs as per the guidelines for admission in Kendriya Vidyalayas for the year 2022-23 .have make. Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan-KVS This order of the Central Government has come a week after the action of withholding the special provision for admission including MP quota till further orders. KVS Under the Special Right to Admission Scheme, a Member of Parliament was empowered to recommend a maximum of ten students from his constituency for admission in classes I to IX. There was a demand of the MPs for a long time that the recommendation quota should be abolished or their number should be increased. KVS As per the revised guidelines issued by the Board, many changes were made under the special provision of admission policy. According to them, apart from the MP quota, KVS 100 children of employees of the Ministry of Education, children of Parliamentarians and their dependents,
11.Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu at All India Radio FM in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. Inaugurated one hundred meters high tower of 10 kW capacity of the center
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated a 100 meter high tower with 10 kW capacity at All India Radio FM station in Nellore , Andhra Pradesh . On this occasion, he called upon the media to follow the principles of ethical journalism and follow the responsibility in the compilation of news. Soon after his arrival at AIR studio, Shri Naidu delivered a special speech through live broadcast and dedicated the FM Tower to the residents of Nellore. He expressed happiness that when he was the Minister of Information and Broadcasting, he had laid the foundation of Nellore All India Radio and today programs are being broadcast from this station.
12.In order to bring transparency in governance in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed all ministers and public servants to declare their movable and immovable assets.
All ministers and public servants in Uttar Pradesh will have to declare their movable and immovable assets . Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced several measures to bring transparency and accountability in the working of the government. After the high level meeting, the Chief Minister said that the conduct of the people’s representatives is very important for a healthy democracy. Keeping this spirit in mind, all ministers and public servants should make a public declaration of all movable and immovable property in the name of themselves and their family members. The Chief Minister also directed all the ministers to stay in the capital Lucknow on Monday and Tuesday. They were also advised to undertake extensive tours and stay overnight in the districts.
13.Government to organize Northeast Festival in all eight North Eastern states
The government will organize a North- East festival in all the eight northeastern states from April 28 under the Amrit Mahotsav of Azadi . The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region has said that the purpose of this seven-day festival is not less than anyone.To showcase the achievements of the North East region with the spirit of During the festival, information will be given about the beauty of North East and its achievements in various fields. These programs will be organized in all the areas of importance for the development of the North East. These include infrastructure, investment potential, energy needs and the role of women in the development of the Northeast. Each day in this seven-day long festival will be based on different themes, these include –
- Investment potential and future energy requirements of the North East region in Shillong on 29th April,
- Tribal Welfare and Border Management in Itanagar on 30th April,
- Smart City Revolution in North East in Gangtok on 30th April,
- Role of women in development of North East in Agartala on 1st May
- Eco tourism in North East region at Aizawl on 2nd May,
- Possibility of agricultural horticulture and organic products in North East in Dimapur on May 2,
- The sports potential of North East will be celebrated as a Parallel Sports Week.
- Its summit will be celebrated in Imphal on 3 May.
The closing ceremony of this festival will be held in Guwahati on 4th May.
14.Farmer Participation Priority Under our campaign organized crop insurance school across the country
As a part of the ongoing Farmer Participation, Priority Hamari campaign under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav , the Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in a special ‘Fasal Insurance Pathshala ‘ campaign under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) ran away. The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare of India will organize ‘Crop Insurance Pathshala’ under the ‘Farmer Partnership Priority Our Campaign’ as a public participation movement. This campaign is being run from 25 to 30 April under the Amrit festival of Azadi. Under this campaign, all the insurance companies with the participation of at least 100 farmers will be working at the Block/Gram Panchayat/Village level for all the 7 days of the campaign period.Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) – will organize ‘Crop Insurance Pathshala’ .
15.Forest fire can reduce solar power generation in India: Study
A new study by Aryabhata Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES) and National Observatory of Athens (NOA) , Greece has found that forest fires can reduce solar power generation in India . Scientists use remote sensing data for researchStudied the effect of aerosols and clouds on the solar energy potential in the Indian region along with model simulations and in-depth analysis. Large scale development of solar power system requires proper planning and estimation of solar potential. Forest fire, also called bush or vegetation fire or forest fire, can be described as any uncontrolled and non-scheduled combustion or burning of plants in a natural system such as forest, meadow, brush land or tundra. which consumes natural fuel and expands depending on environmental conditions. (eg, wind, topography). The incidence of forest fires is increased by human activities, such as land clearing, extreme drought or in rare cases lightning. Forest fires require three conditions: fuel, oxygen, and a heat source.
16.A community radio station called Doodh Vani
Recently a community radio station named Doodh Vani during Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘s visit to GujaratA community radio station dedicated to animal husbandry was inaugurated. Banas Dairy Community Radio Station has been established in Banaskantha district by Co-operative Milk Producers Association which is also known as Banas Dairy. It is the first community radio station in the country entirely dedicated to cattle ranchers. Doodh Vani Community Radio Station has been established with the objective of providing necessary scientific information to the farmers which is relevant for animal husbandry and agriculture. Banas Dairy was established in the year 1969 and is a division of Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation which is owned by Ministry of Cooperatives, Government of Gujarat. It is located in the Banaskantha district of Gujarat and is the largest milk producer organization in Asia. The headquarter of Banas Dairy is located in Palanpur.
17.Robert Golob elected as Prime Minister of Slovenia
In the prime ministerial election of Slovenia , Robert Golob defeated the three-time prime minister, Janez Jansa . State election officials have confirmed that the Freedom Movement won about 34% of the vote, compared to about 24% for the governing conservative Slovenian Democratic Party. In the election, 7% of the votes went to the New Slovenia Party, a little over 6% to the Social Democrats and only 4% to the Left.
18.India to host 21st World Congress of Accountants 2022
According to Debashish Mitra , President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) , India is all set to host the 21st World Congress of Accountants (WCOA), the Kumbh of Accountants, for the first time in its 118 years of existence . About 6000 top accountants from 130 countries will participate in the Congress. The event will run from November 18 to 21 in which India will overtake France.
19.World Bank agrees to provide USD 600 million financial assistance to Sri Lanka
The World Bank has agreed to provide financial assistance of USD 60 million to Sri Lanka to meet imports of essential commodities . The media department of the President of Sri Lanka said in a statement that the World Bank would soon release $400 million in financial assistance. According to the statement, the World Bank has said that it will continue to assist Sri Lanka in its recovery from the current economic crisis. Sri Lanka’s foreign exchange reserves have fallen by 70 per cent in the past two years, making it one of the biggest financial crises since its independence in 1948. Earlier this month, Sri Lanka also held talks with the International Monetary Fund to provide financial assistance.
20.NTPC signs MoU with Energy Vault for gravity based energy storage technology
NTPC Limited , the largest power generation utility in India, has acquired Energy Vault Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:NRGV, NRGVWS) (“EnergyVault”) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with . The MoU aims to collaborate and formalize a long-term strategic partnership for the deployment of Energy Vault’s EVXTM gravity-based energy storage technology and software solutions based on the results of a joint feasibility study. The technology also offers beneficial use of coal ash for the manufacture of composite blocks. Energy Vault’s gravity based energy storage system.
21.Shri Narayan Rane inaugurates a month long initiative “Enterprise India” to promote entrepreneurship culture in the country
The Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Shri Narayan Rane organized a grand program of the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav “ Enterprise IndiaInaugurated. Various Entrepreneurship Development Programs and programs organized during 27.04.2022 to 27.05.2022 with the objective of promoting “Enterprise India” entrepreneurship culture and creating awareness about various schemes and initiatives of Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises across the country. is a series of activities. The event focuses on ‘Jan Bhagidari’ and some of its major activities include conferences with industry associations, organizing entrepreneurship awareness programs through field offices, street plays in aspirational districts, special drives related to enterprise registration, MSME Sustainable Z Certification Scheme launch, ‘MSME Campaign’ in various states, MSME mega conferences and exhibitions are included.
22.Union Cabinet approves opening of Indian Mission in Lithuania
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the opening of a new Indian Mission in Lithuania in 2022 . to expand India’s diplomatic presence by the opening of the Indian Mission in Lithuania; strengthen political ties and strategic cooperation; enabling the growth of bilateral trade, investment and economic connectivity; To facilitate to further strengthen people-to-people contact; Allowing for greater continuity of political outreach in multilateral fora and garnering support for Indian foreign policy objectives. The Indian Mission in Lithuania will better assist the Indian community and protect their interests.
23.New premium quality variety of wheat developed for making soft and sweet chapatis
Researchers have developed a variety of wheat that has excellent cooking properties and can be used to make soft and sweet chapatis . This wheat variety called ‘ PBW-1 Chapati ‘ has been released for timely sowing under irrigated conditions at state level in Punjab. A flat and cooked food item made from wheat, chapati is an inexpensive, primary source of protein and calories and a staple of people in northwestern India. Punjab Agricultural UniversityThe Wheat Breeding Team of U.S. has developed a new variety using marker assisted selection for linked stripe rust and leaf rust gene LR-57/YR-40 against the background of PBW 175. He has maintained the parameters of making chapati by testing the separating material using various biochemical tests while developing this variety.
24.Tamil Nadu government to celebrate ‘Minority Rights Day’ on 18th December
Tamil Nadu government has announced that every year at the state level, 18 December will be observed as Minority Rights Day . The state government promotes the upliftment and economic advancement of minorities through effective implementation of schemes and welfare measures.
25.A Myanmar court today sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to five years in prison in a corruption case
A Myanmar court has sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to five years in prison for corruption . The news agency Reuters has given this news. There are 11 corruption cases against Suu Kyi. He is accused of accepting 11 kg of 400 grams of gold and a cash payment of USD 600,000 from Yangon Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein. Earlier, in December last year and in January this year, he was sentenced to six years in jail for breaking the telecom law relating to import of equipment, violating COVID norms and inciting against the army. Meanwhile, Suu Kyi had denied the allegations.
26.World Immunization Week 2022
World Immunization Week 2022 is being organized from 24-30 April . The theme of World Immunization Week 2022 is ‘ Longer Life for All ‘ and aims to unite people to the idea that vaccines make it possible to fulfill our dreams, protect our loved ones and live a long, healthy life. World Immunization Week is a health campaign coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO) observed annually in the last week of April. Its aim is to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages from disease. Vaccination represents a global health and development success, saving millions of lives every year. There are still about 20 million unvaccinated and under-vaccinated children in the world.
27.Khelo India Youth Games 2021 will be organized from June 4 to 13 this year.
Khelo India Youth Games 2021 will be organized from June 4 to 13 this year . Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur held virtual discussions with the Chief Minister of Haryana in the Organizing and Coordinating Committee meeting to review the preparations for the Games. Haryana Chief Minister said that a mascot and logo of Khelo India Youth Games will be released on 8th of next month in Panchkula . The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports said that apart from Panchkula, the Games will be organized in Shahbad, Ambala, Chandigarh and Delhi . The ministry said that in the age group of less than 18 years, about 8 thousand 5 hundred players will participate in a total of 25 sports including five indigenous sports of India.
28.Max Verstappen named ‘Laureus Sportsman of the Year 2022’
F1 champion Max Verstappen has been named the 2022 Laureus Sportsman of the Year , while Jamaican Olympic sprinter Ellen Thompson-Hera has been named Laureus Sportswoman of the Year . The awards recognize the biggest sporting achievements of 2021. One of the achievements of the previous year was the victory of the European Championship by the Italian men’s football team, which resulted in their second Laureus Team of the Year award.