Daily Current Affairs 15th April, 2022

Daily Current Affairs 15 April 2022 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.

NATIONAL NEWS

PM Modi inaugurates Pradhan Mantri Sangrahalaya in New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Pradhan Mantri Sangrahalaya in New Delhi saying India’s democracy inspires the country to accept innovation and new ideas.

  • He said, every government after independence has contributed to taking India to the height where it is today.
  • Prime Minister said this museum has also become a living reflection of the shared heritage of each government. Saying that the museum is an inspiration at a time when the country is celebrating 75 years of Independence, Prime Minister said the Sangrahalaya will serve as a gateway of knowledge, ideas, and experiences for them.
  • The Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya is built at Delhi’s Teen Murti Estate and covers the lives and contributions of all the 14 former Prime Ministers of the country . Guided by the vision of Mr. Modi to honour the contribution of all the Prime Ministers of India towards nation-building, the Sangrahalaya is a tribute to every Prime Minister since Independence, irrespective of their ideology or tenure in office. It is an inclusive endeavour led by Mr. Modi, aimed at sensitizing and inspiring the younger generation about the leadership, vision and achievements of all our Prime Ministers.

Centre approves 61 applications under PLI scheme for Textile sector with investment of Rs 19,077 crore
The government has approved 61 applications with an investment of 19 thousand 77 crore rupees under the production linked incentive, PLI, scheme for Textile sector .

  • Last year, the Union Cabinet had approved the Production Linked Incentive Scheme for Textiles. Under it, the incentives worth 10 thousand 683 crore rupees will be provided over five years. The scheme will promote production of high-value Man-Made fabrics, Garments, and Technical Textiles in the country.

Cabinet approves signing of MoC between India and Japan in Decentralized Domestic Waste Water Management
The Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval for a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) signed between the Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation of Ministry of Jal Shakti and the Ministry of the Environment of Japan in the areas of Decentralized Domestic Waste Water Management.

  • The collaboration with Japan through the MoC shall prove to very fruitful in areas such as Decentralized Domestic Wastewater Management and Effective reuse of treated wastewater using Johkasou technology.
  • The Union Cabinet also approved the signing of Bilateral Memorandum of Understanding, MoU between Securities and Exchange Board of India and Manitoba Securities Commission, Canada.

Centre releases Rs 2,94,718 cr as Food Subsidy to FCI, State govts under PMGKAY and NFSA in 2021-22
The Centre has released 2,94,718 crore rupees as Food Subsidy to Food Corporation of India and State Governments under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana- PMGKAY and National Food Security Act in 2021-22.

  • Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in a statement said that this release of food subsidy is about 140 percent of the Food Subsidy released during 2020-21 and about 267 per cent of the Food Subsidy released during 2019-20.
  • A total of 1,175 Lakh Metric Tonnes of foodgrain that include procurement of Wheat during the Rabi Marketing Season 2021-22 and Paddy in Kharif Marketing Season 2021-22 has been achieved.

Govt approves continuation of revamped Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan till March 2026
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the continuation of the revamped Centrally-sponsored scheme of Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan from the first of April 2022 to the 31st of March 2026.

  • It will be extended to all States and Union Territories of the country.
  • The total outlay for this scheme is 5,911 cr rupees with Central share of three thousand seven hundred crore rupees and State share will be two thousand two hundred eleven crore rupees.

Centre releases 10th and 11th Edition of Status Paper on Government Debt
The Central Government released the 10th and 11th Edition of the Status Paper on the Government Debt . It provides a detailed analysis of the overall debt position of the government.

  • This paper enhances transparency by providing a detailed account of debt operations during the year 2019-20 and 2020-21 and an assessment of the health of the public debt portfolio based on internationally accepted debt performance indicators.
  • Conventional indicators of debt sustainability which is Debt/ GDP ratio, interest payment to revenue receipts and  shares of short-term debt in total debt indicate that the debt profile of the government is comfortably placed in terms of debt sustainability parameters.

Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry launches ‘SVANidhi se Samriddhi’
Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry launched ‘SVANidhi se Samriddhi’ program in additional 126 cities across 14 States and Union Territories. With the expansion of scheme, 28 lakh street vendors and their families will be benefited.

  • The Ministry said, SVANidhi se Samriddhi, an additional program of PM-SVANidhi was launched in January this year in 125 cities in Phase one, covering approximately 35 lakh street vendors and their families.

Pan-India electronic trading portal, e-NAM, completes 6 years
National Agriculture Market (e-NAM), a pan-India electronic trading portal has completed six years on 14th April 2022 . The flagship programme integrates physical wholesale mandis and markets of different States and Union Territories to facilitate online trading of agricultural commodities.

  • Launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on this day in 2016, e-NAM is completely funded by the Central Government and is being implemented by the Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium.
  • Farmers are free to register on e-nam portal and sell their produce.
  • A total of 1000 mandis of 18 states and 3 union territories have been integrated with e-nam platform and more than one crore 72 lakh farmers have registered on this platform so far.

Indian Air Force, IIT Madras sign MoU for developmental projects to support IAF requirements
Indian Air Force and IIT Madras have signed an MoU for various developmental projects to support the requirements of the IAF. Joint Partnership between IAF and IIT Madras aims to accelerate IAF’s indigenisation efforts for achieving Atma Nirbhar Bharat.

  • IAF has identified key focus areas involving technology development and finding indigenous solutions towards sustenance of various weapon systems.
  • IIT Madras will provide consultancy duly supported by research for feasibility studies and prototype development.

Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin announces birthday of Dr BR Ambedkar to be celebrated as ‘equalitarian day’ in state
Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin has announced that the birthday of Dr BR Ambedkar will be celebrated as the ‘equalitarian day’ in the state . In a suo motu statement in the state Assembly, he said, select books of Dr Ambedkar will be translated into Tamil by the government.

  • The announcement comes a day ahead of the birth anniversary of the architect of Indian Constitution, Dr Ambedkar.


INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Bangla New Year Pohela Boisakh celebrated in Bangladesh
After a gap of two years caused by the Covid 19 pandemic, the Bangla new year Pohela Boisakh was celebrated across Bangladesh on April 14 with enthusiasm and festivity.

  • In Dhaka, the festivities started early in the morning at the traditional and historic venue of Ramna Batamul. The cultural organisation Chhayanut started the programmes at the Batamul with rendering of the classical Ramkeli Raag followed by festive songs and other programmes at the venue.
  • Chhayanut President and Padma Awardee Sanjida Khatun gave the welcome address to herald the coming of the Bengali New Year 1429.

More than 77 million people slipped into poverty last year due to pandemic: UN
United Nations has said that more than 77 million people slipped into poverty in 2021 as governments struggled to service debts and secure early vaccine access. The UN in a report, said, rich countries managed to avoid the worst economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic but poorer ones continue to deal with debilitating debt.

  • On average, rich countries spend 3.5% of their revenue on servicing debt while less rich nations use up to 14% of revenue, according to the UN.
  • The report said some 20% of countries will not return to pre-2019 levels of GDP per capita by the end of 2023.


SPORTS

Odisha CM unveils logo of 2023 Men’s Hockey World Cup
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik unveiled logo of 2023 FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup at the Kalinga stadium in the capital Bhubaneswar. To be held in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Rourkela, the prestigious quadrennial tournament is scheduled from January 13 to 29.

  • Hockey India and its official partner Odisha will host the marquee event for the second consecutive time in the country after 2018.

India to host Street Child Cricket World Cup in 2023
India will host the Street Child Cricket World Cup in 2023. Organised by Street Child United and Save the Children India, the Street Child Cricket World Cup 2023 will welcome 22 teams from 16 countries to India next year.

  • In 2019, this championship was held in London where eight teams competed, and Team India South lifted the cup after beating hosts England.
  • This event will take place in September ahead of the ICC World Cup, and see street children and young people take part in a mixed-gender cricket tournament.

Rohit Sharma becomes 2nd Indian after Virat Kohli to score 10,000 runs in T20
Rohit Sharma has became only the second Indian after Virat Kohli to score 10 thousand runs in the T20 cricket . India and Mumbai Indians skipper achieved this milestone during the IPL 2022 match of Mumbai Indians against Punjab Kings in Pune.

  • Rohit Sharma became the seventh batter overall to reach the 10 thousand runs in T20s. West Indian legend Chris Gayle is leading the list of run-getters with 14,562 runs to his name followed by Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik (11698), West Indies Kieron Pollard (11474), Australia’s Aaron Finch (10499), Virat Kohli (10379) and Australia’s David Warner (10373).

Sports Ministry to spend Rs 190 crore on training of athletes and equipment for upcoming Commonwealth and Asian Games
Sports Ministry will spend 190 crore rupees on the training of athletes and equipment for the upcoming Commonwealth and Asian Games-2022.

  • The Ministry has finalized the Annual Calendar of Training and Competitions for 33 Sports disciplines and earmarked a sum of 259 crore rupees for the financial year 2022-23 as assistance to various National Sports Federations.
  • The budget has been decided based on detailed discussions with 33 National Sports Federations on their planned competition and training calendar for 2022-23.

Centre sanctions Rs 3.65 cr for international exposure trips of Indian Athletics, Yachting teams
The Centre sanctioned 3 crore 65 lakh rupees for international exposure trips of Indian Athletics and Yachting teams. These exposure tours have been scheduled this month ahead of the World Athletics Championship, the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games-2022.

  • The Indian Athletics middle and long-distance teams will undergo training-cum-competition in Colorado Spring in the United States of America from 15th April to 6th June this year. Similarly, the Indian Athletics 400-metre and 4×100 metres teams will undergo training-cum-competition in Antalya in Turkey from 10th April to 6th June this year. Meanwhile, the Indian Yachting Team will get training and participate in events in Spain and France this April.

Sports Authority of India releases Rs 7.22 crore as Out of Pocket Allowance to 2509 Khelo India Athletes
The Sports Authority of India has released a total of 7.22 crore rupees as an Out of Pocket Allowance (OPA) for a total of 2,509 Khelo India Athletes across 21 disciplines, including for the months of January to March 2022.

  • A financial assistance of 6.28 lakh rupees is allocated for each residential athlete training at the accredited academies as per the annual Khelo India scholarship scheme. That includes an out of pocket allowance of 1.20 lakh rupees.


AWARDS

Vice President confers International Gandhi Award for Leprosy, 2021
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu conferred the International Gandhi Award for Leprosy, 2021 to Dr. Bhushan Kumar of Chandigarh and Sahyog Kushtha Yagna Trust, Gujarat at a function in New Delhi.

  • The annual award was instituted by Gandhi Memorial Leprosy Foundation.
  • Mr. Naidu lauded the efforts of the recipients and said that both Dr. Bhushan Kumar and Sahyog Kushtha Yagna Trust have been working diligently to raise awareness about leprosy and in providing care to those afflicted with it.


BOOKS

Author Prem Rawat launches his book ‘Hear Yourself’ in Mumbai
Author Prem Rawat launched his book ‘Hear Yourself’ for Indian subcontinent in Mumbai. This New York Times bestseller book is already available in 58 countries and five languages.

  • The author said, this book is to help people understand their own potential. It will help them find peace in a noisy world. He also advised the audience that they have more wisdom in themselves than they perceive. This book is to help them develop better self-understanding.


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