World Press Photo of the Year 2022: Kamloops Residential School


1.Vice President Venkaiah Naidu presents Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship, Awards and National Awards of Lalit Kala Akademi

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu presented Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship , Sangeet Natak Puraskar and Lalit Kala Akademi National Awards to eminent artists for the year 2018 at a special function held in New Delhi . Four artists were awarded Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowships while 40 others were awarded Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards. Lalit Kala Akademi Awards were given to 23 personalities . Tabla players Zakir Hussain , Jatin Goswami , Dr. Sonal Mansingh and Tiruvidaimarudur Kuppiya Kalyanasundaram Was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship. He was honored for his distinguished contribution in the field of art. Lalit Kala Akademi honored three outstanding artists Himmat Shah , Jyoti Bhatt and Shyam Sharma with prestigious fellowships. On this occasion, Union Culture Minister G. Kishan Reddy were also present.

2.Indian Army and DRDO successfully test-fired Pinaka Mk-I Advanced Rocket System and Pinaka Area Daniel Munison Rocket System

The Pinaka Mk- Sophisticated- EPRS Rocket System and Pinaka Area Denial Munition Rocket System have been successfully flight tested by the Defense Research and Development Organization and the Indian Army at the Pokhran Firing Range. A total of 24 rockets of various capacities have been fired during the last 15 days. With these tests the initial phase of technical proficiency of EPRS has been successfully completed and now the industry partners are ready for the rocket system manufacturing chain. The Pinaka rocket system has been developed by the Pune-based Ordnance Research and Development Establishment, assisted by another Pune-based unit of DRDO – the High Energy Materials Research Laboratory. Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy, Chairman, DRDO has congratulated the teams for completing the flight trials in record time.

3.Madhya Pradesh government launched Mukhyamantri Udyog Kranti Yojana

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will launch the Udyam Kranti Yojana . According to officials, according to the gazette announcement of the MSME department , the MP Mukhyamantri Udyam Kranti Yojana was first announced in November 2021, but it was never executed. Under this scheme, loans ranging from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 50 lakh will be given to the youth for self-employment.

4.Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has launched a unique partnership ‘Athwas’ in Srinagar.

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha launched ‘ YAS ‘, a unique partnership between residents and officials for the rejuvenation of the world famous Dal Lake in Srinagar . Shri Sinha said that with the cooperation of the citizens, the cleanliness of Dal Lake will be done. He said that in the last two years several efforts have been made to clean the Dal Lake and conserve other water bodies in Jammu and Kashmir. 373 crore has been allocated for the development and conservation of Dal and Nagin lakes in this year’s budget.

5.Approval of the appointment of Katnzie Brown Jackson as a judge in the Supreme Court of America, she will be the first black woman in this position

The US Senate has approved the appointment of Katnzie Brown Jackson as a judge of the Supreme Court . In the Senate, 53 votes were cast for Jackson against 47. She will be the first black woman justice of the Supreme Court . In addition to Democrats and independents, three Republican lawmakers also supported Jackson. President Joe Biden has described Jackson’s appointment as historic for America.

6.Government of India gives nod for new nuclear power plants

The Government of India has given in-principle approval for five new sites for future nuclear power plants . Union Minister of State for Atomic Energy and Space Jitendra Singh said that the government has given administrative approval. The government has also given financial approval for the construction of 10 indigenously built 700 MW Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) which will be installed in fleet mode. By 2031, the country’s nuclear capacity is expected to reach 22,480 MW. At present, there are 22 reactors operating in the country with a total capacity of 6,780 MW . In January 2021, a reactor KAPP-3 producing 700 MW of connected to the grid. In addition, 10 reactors are currently in various stages of construction and they will add a total capacity of 8,000 MW once completed.

7.Global Wind Report 2022 released

According to the Global Wind Report 2022 , 2021 is the second best year for the wind power sectorBut wind power installations need to be scaled up rapidly so that it can achieve net-zero goals. This report is published by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The report states that 93.6 GW of capacity was installed in 2021 while it was 95.3 GW in 2020. The cumulative capacity of wind power has increased to 837 GW. In 2021, 21.1 GW offshore wind segments were installed. The report calls for a significant increase in capacity installation to achieve the net-zero targets. The report states that wind power capacity at current speeds will not be able to meet the goal of limiting global warming to net-zero and 1.5°C by 2030. To meet the zero-zero target by 2050, global wind power installations will have to quadruple.

8.Two separate SEBI panels to review ownership norms of MFs, trustees

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has set up two separate expert groups to examine the roles, eligibility criteria and functions of sponsors and trustees in asset management firms (AMCs) . A sponsor is like a promoter who brings in capital to set up an AMC, while a trustee plays a supervisory role and is tasked with protecting the interests of investors. Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC MD and CEO Balasubramaniam will chair the working group on sponsorships. Meanwhile, the working group on MF trustees will be headed by Manoj Vaish , an independent trustee of Mirae MF .

9.World Press Photo of the Year 2022: Kamloops Residential School

A photograph by Canadian photographer Amber Bracken titled Kamloops Residential School has won the 2022 World Press Photo of the Year award. Photo shows children’s clothes hanging on crosses in memory of more than two hundred children who died of abuse, neglect and disease at Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia. Ms Bracken’s photo also won a singles award in the regional North and Central America category.

10.NTCA meeting for the first time outside the national capital in Arunachal Pradesh

The 20th meeting of the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) was held under the chairmanship of the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Bhupender Yadav , at Pakke Tiger Reserve , Arunachal Pradesh . For the first time in the history of NTCA, its meeting outside the national capitalHui. In order to get first-hand information about tiger reserves, local issues, etc., the Union Minister directed NTCA meetings to be held outside Delhi in forest areas or in tiger reserves. Union Minister releases Standard Operating Procedure on reintroduction and supplementation of tigers in forests, Forest Fire Audit Protocol for Tiger Reserves, Technical Manual on Effectiveness Assessment (MEE) of Management of Tiger Reserves in India prepared by NTCA Did.

11.RBI imposes fine of Rs 93 lakh on Axis Bank and IDBI Bank

The Reserve Bank of India announced that it has imposed a penalty of Rs 93 lakh each on IDBI Bank and Axis Bank for various violations related to KYC norms. RBI, on the other hand, said that the penalty is based on regulatory compliance issues and is not intended to rule on the legality of any transaction or arrangement with its customers.

12.Infosys and Rolls-Royce launch ‘Aerospace Engineering and Digital Innovation Centre’

IT major Infosys and industrial technology major Rolls-Royce have established their joint aerospace engineering and digital innovation center in Bengaluru, Karnataka .has opened. The center has been established to provide high-end R&D services integrated with advanced digital capabilities for Rolls-Royce’s engineering and group business services from India. As part of this collaboration, Infosys and Rolls-Royce will combine their aerospace, engineering and digital services capabilities to explore opportunities to drive digital and engineering innovation and associated cost optimization strategies. The collaboration between Infosys and Rolls-Royce has been strengthened through strategic deals that aim to bring mutual benefits to both the organizations over the next seven years.

13.Former CAG Vinod Rai’s book ‘Not Just a Nightwatchman: My Innings with BCCI’

In 2017, Vinod Rai , former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) and Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief, has written a book titled Not Just A Nightwatchman: My Innings with BCCI in which the former official talks about his 33 months in the BCCI. completed the term. In the book, Rai – whose tenure overseeing the administration of one of the world’s richest sports bodies ended in September 2019 – makes some big revelations.

14.’Tomb of Sand’ becomes first Hindi novel to be selected for International Booker Prize

In the history of International Booker Prize , the novel ‘ Tomb of Sand ‘ by Geetanjali Shree has become the first Hindi language novel to be shortlisted for the prestigious literary award. The novel has been translated into English by Daisy Rockwell. The Tomb of Sand book will compete with five other novels from around the world. The literary prize comes with a cash prize of £50,000, split equally between the author and the translator.

15.Arya.Ag joins United Nations Global Compact Network India , a platform for commerce grain, has voluntarily joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) in India to conform to Universal Sustainability Principles and achieve UN SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) by 2030. The UNGC is a non-binding United Nations agreement that encourages businesses and firms around the world to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies and report on their implementation.

16.China successfully launched new satellite Gawfen-3 03 for earth observation

China successfully launched a new Earth observation satellite Gaofen-3 03 from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on a Long March-4C rocket on April 07, 2022 . The new satellite will form part of its land-sea radar satellite constellation, forming a network with the Gawfen-3 and Gawfen-3 02 satellites in orbit. They will then capture reliable, stable Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images to help Beijing protect its maritime rights and interests. Earth Observation (EO) satellites produce a large number of SAR images every day, which, among other things, are all-weather operations, characterized by high spatial resolution.

17.HAL ties up with Israel Aerospace Industries

In a significant development, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to convert civilian passenger aircraft into Multi Mission Tanker Transport (MMTT) aircraft in India. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has been looking for the purchase of new mid-air refuelers for some time. HAL will convert pre-owned civil (passenger) aircraft into aerial refueling aircraft with cargo and transport capabilities under the new agreement. HAL said in a statement that the move will provide new capabilities and cost-effective solutions to India’s defense industry. As per the MoU, this includes passenger to cargo aircraft conversion as well as MMTT conversions. According to a defense official, the Boeing 767 passenger plane is likely to be converted.

18.Amazon ties up with three firms to launch its satellite internet

Amazon has signed agreements with three companies – Arianespace, Blue Origin and United Launch Alliance (ULA) – to deploy the majority of satellites for its Project Kuiper , which aims to deliver high speeds to a wide range of customers around the world. , to provide low-latency broadband. The company has finalized a total of 83 launches in a span of five years, marking one of the largest commercial purchases of launch vehicles in history.

19.Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences bans actor Will Smith from attending Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has barred actor Will Smith from attending the Oscars for ten years . This was done as a punishment for Smith slapping Chris Rock at the 2022 Academy Awards . The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which organizes the Oscars, announced the decision.

20.India won gold for the first time at the World Doubles Squash Championship in Glasgow

WSF in Glasgow In the World Doubles Squash Championship , India’s Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Saurav Ghosal created history by winning the gold medal in mixed doubles . This is India’s first ever gold in this championship . The second seeded Indian pair defeated the fourth seeded pair of Adrian Waller and Alison Waters of England to win the gold.

21.Riya Jadon wins 11th DGC Ladies Open Amateur Golf Championship

Thirteen-year-old Riya Jadon won the DGC Ladies Open Amateur Golf Championship , after a close fight with older sister Lavanya Jadon . Riya also won the Junior Girls Trophy with scores of 78, 80 and 74. Over a hundred women golfers took part in this year’s tournament, which resumed at the Delhi Golf Club after a gap of two years.

22.98th birth anniversary of Kumar Gandharva celebrated

On 08 April 2022, the 98th birth anniversary of Pandit Kumar Gandharva , a well-known singer of classical music , was celebrated. He was famous for his special singing style. He had refused to join the tradition of any gharana . His real name was Shivputra Siddaramaiah Komkalimath . He is known as ‘Kumar Gandharva’. He was born in a Kannada speaking Lingayat family in Sulebhavi near Belgaum district in Karnataka.was born on April 8, 1924. His interest in music became evident at the age of five. He performed his art on stage for the first time at the age of ten. He did his first concert in the year 1953 after recovery from Tuberculosis (TB) in the year 1952. However, tuberculosis had taken a toll on his body due to which he had to change his traditional method of singing and experiment with ragas. These experiments brought him both fame and criticism. Experimenting with traditional Hindustani classical music, he composed several new ragas, which he collectively named ‘Dhun Ugam Raga’. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in the year 1977 and the Padma Vibhushan in the year 1990. Pandit Kumar Gandharva died on 12 January 1992 in Dewas (Madhya Pradesh).

23.Shaurya Diwas: 9 April

Every year on 9th April , Shaurya Diwas of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is celebrated in the country. It is noteworthy that on April 9, 1965, a small contingent of CRPF thwarted the attack of Pakistani Brigade, during which 34 Pakistani soldiers were killed by CRPF in the Rann of Kutch (Gujarat) while thwarting Pakistan’s attack. At the same time, 6 CRPF personnel were martyred in this battle. To remember the bravery of CRPF jawans, April 9 is celebrated as Shaurya Diwas. Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is the main central police force of India from the point of view of internal security. CRPF was established as the Crown Representatives Police on 27 July 1939 .was done to The Central Reserve Police Force was created through the CRPF Act on December 28, 1949 . The main functional areas of the Central Reserve Police Force are crowd control, riot control, counter-insurgency measures, counter-insurgency measures, dealing with left-wing extremism, fighting the enemy in the event of war, in United Nations peacekeeping missions as per government policy. Participate etc.