1.India has been elected as the new President of the Association of Electoral Authorities of Asian Countries.
India has been elected as the new President of Association of Asian Election Authorities-AAEA from 2022 to 2024 . The decision was taken at the recently held executive meeting of the General Assembly in Manila , Philippines . Deputy Election Commissioner Nitesh Vyas led a three-member delegation of the Election Commission of India. He was accompanied by Manipur’s Chief Electoral Officer Rajesh Agarwal and Rajasthan’s Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Gupta .
2.NSO Survey: India’s unemployment rate was 8.7% in October-December 2021
Data from the National Statistical Office (NSO) showed that the unemployment rate for people above 15 years in urban areas declined from 10.3% to 8.7% between October and December 2021.happened. Unemployment rate (UR) is defined as the percentage of unemployed persons in the labor force. Among men, the unemployment rate in urban areas also declined to 8.3% in October-December 2021, which was 9.5% a year ago. It was 9.3% in July-September 2021. The data also showed that the unemployment or unemployment rate among women (aged 15 years and above) in urban areas also decreased from 13.1 per cent in the same period. It has come down to 10.5 per cent. It was 11.6% in July-September 2021. The labor force participation rate in the current weekly status (CWS) for persons aged 15 years and above in urban areas same as a year ago It remained unchanged at 47.3% in the October-December quarter of 2021 as compared to the period. It stood at 46.3% in July-September 2021. was 9%. Labor force refers to that part of the population that supplies labor to carry on economic activities for the production of goods and services. The working population ratio for persons aged 15 years and above in urban areas in October-December 2021 was 43.2%, up from 42.4% in the same period a year ago. It was 42.3% in July-September 2021.
3.13 more digital health services included under Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission
The National Health Authority under its flagship program Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission has successfully included 13 more digital health services in the last three months. With this, so far 40 digital healthcare apps have been added to the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission since its national launch in September last year. The Union Health Ministry has said that 16 government and 24 private apps are working under Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission.
4.Supreme Court stays 152-year-old sedition law till the government reconsiders
The Supreme Court ordered that the 152-year-old sedition law under Section 124-A of the Indian Penal Code should be effectively kept in abeyance until the central government reconsiders the provision. The apex court, in an interim order, has urged the central and state governments not to register any FIR till the provision is reconsidered. A bench of Chief Justice NV Ramana, Justice Surya Kant and Justice Hima Kohli said that all pending appeals and proceedings in respect of the allegations made under Section 124A be adjourned for the time being. The Court held that the judgment in respect of other sections can proceed without prejudice. The court also said that those who are already in jail under Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code, They can approach the respective courts for bail. It has also been ordered that the petitioners are free to approach the court for relief if a fresh case is registered. Simultaneously, the courts are requested to examine the relief sought keeping in view the order passed by the court. These instructions will remain in force till further orders.
5.Eun Suk-yol appointed as the new President of South Korea
Yoon Suk-yol sworn in as the 13th President of South Korea . Also took a pledge to rebuild the nation on the foundation of strong democracy and economy. To mark the beginning of the new administration, a midnight bull-ringing ceremony was held in the city of Seoul. 41,000 people became a part of his ceremony.
6.Climate Change Minister addresses the fifteenth session of the ‘Conference of Parties’ (COP) of the United Nations Convention on Prevention of Desertification (UNCCD)
Recently the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Bhupendra Yadav addressed the fifteenth session of the ‘ Conference of Parties ‘ (COP) of the ‘ United Nations Convention on Prevention of Desertification ‘ (UNCCD) in ‘ Cote d’Ivoire ‘ ( West Africa ). . COP-15 The fight against desertification, land degradation and droughtoccupies an important place in It will build on the findings of the second edition of the ‘Global Land Outlook’ and provide a concrete response to the interconnected challenges of land degradation, climate change and loss of biodiversity. UNCCD’s flagship publication, the Global Land Outlook (GLO), outlines the challenges of the land system and showcases transformative policies and practices and points to the adoption of cost-effective routes for sustainable land and water management. It is noteworthy that India had hosted the COP-14 conference on the United Nations Agreement on Preventing Lands from Being Sandy. The conference was held in New Delhi from September 2 to September 13, 2019. India is also its president at present.
7.Government schools in Tamil Nadu will now get breakfast along with mid-day meal
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin has announced that all government primary school students from classes 1st to 5th will be provided nutritious breakfast on all working days . Tamil Nadu is set to become the first state to offer breakfast along with mid-day meal . This includes the launch of integrated urban health centers within the corporation and municipal limits. He also announced to set up more urban medical facilities to meet the medical needs of the people more effectively.
8.Delhi Government’s Chief Minister’s Free Sewer Connection Scheme
Under the ‘ Mukhyamantri Free Sewer Connection Scheme ‘, the New Delhi government will provide 100% sewer connectivity free of cost to 25,000 families of East Delhi. Delhi government will provide free sewer connections in 12 colonies of Mustafabad and Karawal Nagar. The colonies will include parts of Chandu Nagar, Rajiv Gandhi Nagar and Khajuri Khas. 19 crore has been allocated by the state government for the implementation of these connections. The board also decided to set up 30 RO plants in JJ colonies to augment drinking water supply. Each plant will provide around 50,000 liters of water per day. This supply will be completely free.
9.John Lee elected the next leader of Hong Kong
Former security chief John Lee Ka-chiu was recently arrested in Hong Kong .has been elected as the next leader of the The move is widely regarded as a move by the Chinese government to tighten its grip on the city. Carrie Lam is being replaced by John Lee after the city’s chief executive election. From July 1, 2022, Lee will begin his five-year term as chief executive of the city. In 2019, he was serving as security secretary when police launched a violent crackdown on pro-democracy protests. The protests began after a controversial bill was announced that would allow a person to be extradited to mainland China. Lee allowed Hong Kong’s police force to use rubber bullets, tear gas, water and even ammunition at certain times on all those protesting.
10.”European Political Community” : France
French President Emmanuel Macron believes that a ” European Political Community “ should be established which would be much broader than the current European Union (EU). The political community will also include nations that are not members of the European Union. Currently, there are 27 members of the European Union. The main goal of the political community would be to maintain the stability of the region. It will also consider moving the EU, as relying on it alone will not be enough. This community will allow democratic European countries to cooperate politically in a new space in the following areas:
- infrastructure investment
- freedom of movement
11.Home Ministry gives security clearance to new promoters of Jet Airways
Recently, the Union Home Ministry has given security clearance to the new promoters of Jet Airways . The security clearance will pave the way for the resumption of Jet Airways operations. Jet Airways’ operations were suspended in 2019 due to financial constraints . Naresh Goyal -owned Jet Airways took its last flight on April 17, 2019. In June 2019, insolvency proceedings were initiated for Jet Airways. In October 2020, the Committee of Creditors (CoC) of Jet Airways appointed Colrock Capital of the United Kingdom and Murari Lal Jalan , a UAE – based entrepreneur .Approved the resolution plan of the Union. Thus, the Jalan-Kalrock consortium is currently the promoter of Jet Airways. The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) had approved the resolution plan in June 2021. Last week, Jet Airways conducted its first test flight from Hyderabad to Delhi. After the test flight, Jet Airways will have to operate the proving flights after which it will get the Air Operator Certificate. Siddha flights are similar to commercial flights, but have Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) officers and airline officers on board the aircraft as passengers and cabin crew members.
12.Guruswami Krishnamurthy gets British honor ‘MBE’
Guruswamy Krishnamurthy , CEO of world-class British medical technology firm Penlon , has received the British Empire’s Most Outstanding Civil Division Award 2022, ‘ Honorary Member of the Order of the British Empire – MBE ‘. Guruswami Krishnamurthy hails from the Madurai region of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. British Honorary Awards are presented twice a year, first during the New Year and again in June, (the date of the Queen’s official birthday). The acceptance of this prestigious award is done by the Queen of Britain from Buckingham Palace, London, UK.
13.LIC’s Initial Public Offering (IPO): Key Points
India ‘s largest ever Initial Public Offering (IPO) by Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) . It is fully booked under all the offered categories. LIC’s IPO helped the central government raise Rs 21,000 crore as the government sold 3.5% stake in LIC. The size of this IPO is 16.2 crore equity shares but bids have been received for 47.77 crore equity shares. Its category-wise subscription is as follows:
- Policyholder – This portion has been subscribed to 6.11 times of the allotted quota.
- Employees – This part has got subscription of 4.39 times the allotted quota.
- Retail Investors – This segment has got subscription of 1.99 times the allotted quota.
- Qualified Institutional Buyers – This portion has been subscribed to 2.83 times of the allotted quota.
- Non-institutional investors – This segment has got subscription of 2.91 times the allotted quota.
14.Guidelines on Pharmaceutical Innovation and Entrepreneurship issued for educational institutions to motivate Indian pharma industry
Recently the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers has issued Guidelines on Pharmaceutical Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Educational Institutions to motivate the Indian Pharma Industry .Issued. The Department of Pharmaceuticals has established National Institutes of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPERs) as institutions of national importance to impart quality education and conduct high-end research. This department will soon come up with a ‘Policy for Promoting Research and Development and Innovation in Pharma-MedTech Sector in India’. Bringing it too. The objective of these policy guidelines is to convert academic research into innovative and commercially viable technologies. To contribute to the self-reliant India mission by creating a strong ecosystem for entrepreneurial activities. To encourage the faculty and students for entrepreneurship. Ensuring availability of resources for pre-incubation and providing common facilities for potential inventors and entrepreneurs. India is the largest provider of generic drugs globally. It supplies 50% of the global demand for various vaccines, 40% of the demand for generic drugs in the US and 25% of the total drug demand in the UK (United Kingdom). The Indian pharmaceutical market is estimated to be worth US$ 40 billion while pharmaceutical companies export medicines worth US$ 20 billion. Although it is 1. It is a small part of the US$27 trillion global pharmaceutical market. India ranks third globally in terms of pharmaceutical production by volume and 14th by value. India has a share of over 30% in the global generic drug market but less than 1% in the New Molecular Entity (NME). New Molecular Unit (NME) Ideal compound that has not previously been approved for use in humans.
15.Andaman and Nicobar Islands to get gas plant
Recently the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has approved relaxation of laws governing regulation of coastal areas which has paved the way for setting up of gas powered plants in Andaman and Nicobar Islands . The Island Coastal Zone Regulation-ICRZ, 2019 , limits infrastructure development on vulnerable coastal stretches. National Coastal Zone Management Authority (NCZMA)has recommended that gas-based power plants be allowed only on islands with geographical areas of more than 100 square kilometres, within the Island Coastal Regulation Zone. This is expected to lead to the commissioning of a dual-fuel power plant powered by both diesel and LNG. Interest in the development of the Andaman region has increased after the policy efforts of NITI Aayog. One proposed project is to develop the Greater Andaman region or the southernmost part of the island group. The proposals include construction of a 22 square kilometer airport complex, a transshipment port (TSP) in the South Bay at an estimated cost of Rs 12,000 crore, a rapid transport system along the coast, a free trade zone and a warehousing complex on the south-west coast. Huh.
16.Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal chairs the meeting of the India-Oman Joint Commission
Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal, along with Oman Commerce Minister Kais bin Mohammed Al Yousuf, chaired the 10th India-Oman Joint Commission meeting. Shri Goyal tweeted that they discussed on increasing economic cooperation in various fields. He said that after the India-UAE Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, India would like to enhance trade cooperation with the Gulf Cooperation Council.
17.Prasar Bharati and ORTM of Madagascar. The MoU was signed yesterday between
Cooperation in Broadcasting Sector – Prasar Bharati and ORTM of Madagascar for coordination. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Abhay Kumar, Ambassador of India to Madagascar and ORTM. The agreement was signed in Antanarivo, the capital of Madagascar. Madagascar National Television – TVM will broadcast Prasar Bharati programs in culture, education, science, entertainment, sports, news and other areas of mutual interest. Both sides will explore opportunities to co-present in topics of mutual interest and arrange training for TVM personnel in India. This agreement has come into force.
18.Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu releases ‘Modi@20: Dreams Meet Delivery’
The book ‘ Modi @ 20: Dreams Meet Delivery ‘ written on Prime Minister Narendra Modi was released in a grand program organized at Vigyan Bhawan , Delhi . Country’s Vice President M. Venkaiah NaiduWhile releasing the book, PM Modi said that PM Modi is such a leader who showed the world that dreams can really come true. Home Minister Amit Shah and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar were present on this special occasion, including several ministers of the Central Government and other dignitaries. Modi @20: Dreams Meet Delivery depicts the political life of PM Modi over the last 20 years, from his tenure as the Chief Minister of Gujarat to becoming the Prime Minister of India. During this period, he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat for about 13 years and the Prime Minister of the country for the last eight years. This book is a compilation of articles written by eminent intellectuals and experts of the country. This book is edited and compiled by Bluecraft Digital Foundation .
19.Indian Railways arranges separate seats for babies
Indian Railways has made separate seats for infants in trains . Northern Railway has started this facility in Lucknow-New Delhi Mail in the initial phase . The lower seat in the train will be reserved for women so that the child will be able to travel with his mother without any inconvenience. This facility has been provided on two seats in the air-conditioned coach of the train. No separate fee will be charged for this seat.
20.Surviving Soldiers of Operation Dudhi honored by Assam Rifles
Recently , the surviving soldiers of Operation Dudhi were honored by the Assam Rifles . In 1991, 72 terrorists were killed in a single counter-insurgency operation in Jammu and Kashmir by the Assam Rifles .had gone. This operation was carried out by the Assam Rifles, it was carried out in Jammu and Kashmir from 1990 to 1992. A team of 15 soldiers killed 72 Pakistan trained terrorists. This is the most successful counter-terrorism operation by any security force so far. The battalion had killed 72 terrorists and arrested 13 others. The Assam Rifles contingent had left the battalion headquarters at Chowkibal for routine patrolling. Patrolling was done to check the vacant Dudhi post due to winter. Soldiers Ram Kumar Arya and Kameshwar Prasad were martyred in the fierce shelling that took place till the late night of 5 and 6 May. During this mission, R.K. Yadav was injured. This operation was started on 3 May 1991. The mission was carried out by a column consisting of a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) along with 14 other ranks under the command of Naib Subedar Padam Bahadur Chhetri.
21.HDFC Bank launches ‘Express Car Loan’
Private Sector Lender HDFC Bank Launches 30 Minute ‘Express Car Loan’It is an end-to-end digital new car loan solution for both existing and non-customers. The bank has integrated its loan application with automobile dealers across India. This is the industry’s first automotive lending experience. This is expected to change the way automobile financing is done in India. This facility will be made available at all branches of the bank, dealerships and eventually at third party aggregator platforms. This wider, faster, more convenient and inclusive digital journey for car buyers will simplify the automobile buying process and boost car sales across India, especially in semi-urban and rural locations. Since it has integrated its loan application with vehicle dealers across India, it expects that 20%-30% of customers will use this loan facility up to Rs.20 lakh. Currently, this facility is available only for four wheelers,
22.SEBI constitutes advisory committee for ESG related matters
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has constituted a committee to advise on matters relating to Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) in the securities market . The committee is headed by Navneet Munot , Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HDFC Mutual Fund.will do. Essentially, the Committee’s terms of reference will include the Business Responsibility and Sustainability Report, ESG Ratings and an increase in ESG investment. It will examine disclosures/metrics relevant to the Indian context and suggest areas for assurance and a plan for implementation. The committee includes industry experts like Tata Chemicals MD and CEO R Mukundan, NTPC executive director C Shiva Kumar, Axis Bank chief risk officer Amit Talgeri, ESG head Cipla, Amit Tandon, institutional investors. Advisory Services, JN Gupta, Founder and MD, Stakeholders Empowerment Services, Rama Patel, Director Crisil Ratings and Ramnath.
23.UPI sets record for highest number of transactions in April 2022
According to the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) , India’s leading digital payments platform Unified Payments Interface (UPI) recorded 5.58 billion transactions worth Rs 9.83 trillion in April 2022 . This is the highest ever number of transactions recorded by UPI. Monthly UPI recorded a transaction count of 5.4 billion rupees 9.6 trillion rupees in March 2022, indicating an increase of 3.33% in April as compared to March. % increased and the value of the transaction increased by almost 100%. In April 2021, UPI processed 2.64 billion transactions worth Rs 4.93 trillion. UPI had breached the USD 1 trillion mark in transaction values in the financial year 2021-22.
24.BJP world’s largest party with 18 crore members- Nadda
BJP President Jagat Prakash Nadda said that since the beginning of the Lok Sabha with only two members, the number of BJP members has increased to 302 today and BJP has become the world’s largest party with 18 crore members . On the last day of his two-day visit to Rajasthan , Shri Nadda inaugurated the party’s district office at Hanumangarh . He also inaugurated nine other District Headquarters through video conference from Hanumangarh and also participated in Bhoomi Pujan of four District Offices.
25.24th Deaflympics: Abhinav Deshwal wins gold in men’s 10m air pistol
Abhinav Deswal has won India’s second gold medal in shooting at the 24th Deaf Olympics in Caxias do Sul , Brazil . He was tied with silver-winning Ukrainian Oleksiy Lezhebnik before winning gold in the shoot-off. India has won four medals in the shooting competition at the 24th Deflympics . Dhanush Srikanth won the gold medal in the men’s 10m air rifle, while Shaurya Saini won the bronze medal in the same event. Then in the women’s 10m air pistol, Vedika Sharma targeted for the bronze medal.
26.Jyoti Yaraji breaks national record in 100m hurdles
In the Cyprus International Athletics , India’s Jyoti Yaraji won the gold medal breaking the national record in the women’s 100m hurdles in Limassol . He crossed the finish line of this race in 13.23 seconds, breaking the national record held for 20 years to win the gold medal.
27.5,000 Meter Race: Indian athlete Avinash Sable breaks 30-year-old record
Indian athlete Avinash Sable broke a 30-year-old record in 5000m . Avinash set a new national record with a time of 13:25.65 at the Sound Running Track Meet in San Juan Capistrano , USA . The 27-year-old from Maharashtra broke the old record of 13:29.70 set by Bahadur Prasad in 1992 . Avinash finished 12th in the raceBut during this time he made a national record in his name. Sable’s growth in athletics has been phenomenal. Till about seven years ago, he was posted as a constable in the army in Siachen. Due to the severe cold, they were transferred to a small cantonment in the desert town of Lalgarh Jattan, near the Pakistan border in Rajasthan. The boy, who walked 12 km to go to school and back, had a lucky chance when he was selected to join a training group for a cross-country race organized by the Army.