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International News

Pacifist approach to war in Ukraine is outdated: German Chancellor

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Sunday said that a pacifist approach to the war in Ukraine is outdated. "I respect all pacifism...but it must seem cynical to a citizen of Ukraine to be told to defend himself against Putin's aggression without weapons," he added. Olaf pledged to continue to support the Ukrainian government with money, aid and weapons.

China reopens makeshift hospital in Beijing to curb COVID outbreak

Authorities in China's Beijing have reopened a makeshift hospital amid a fresh outbreak of COVID-19 in the Chinese capital. Currently, there are 12 COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms in the hospital. Notably, the hospital had been only used during the SARS outbreak in 2003 and a COVID-19 outbreak in 2020, according to state media.

Liberal world order is under serious attack: US President Joe Biden

US President Joe Biden while addressing the White House Correspondents Association Dinner on Saturday, spoke about 'threats facing democracy' worldwide. He added, "I'm being deadly earnest. Overseas, the liberal world order that laid the foundation for global peace, stability and prosperity since World War II is genuinely, seriously under assault."


CIA's first-ever CTO Nand Mulchandani studied at a Delhi school

Nand Mulchandani, appointed as the US Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) first Chief Technology Officer (CTO), did his schooling at Delhi's Bluebells School International. He has a degree in Computer Science and Math from Cornell and a Master of Science in Management from Stanford Business School. The Indian-American also learned Public Administration at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.


US lists India, Russia and China on its intellectual property protection priority watch list 

India, China, Russia, and four other countries were added to the US's annual 'Priority Watch List' for intellectual property protection and enforcement. Argentina, Chile, Indonesia, and Venezuela are among the other countries on the Office of the United States Trade Representative's list.  US Trade Representative Katherine Tai indicated in her Special 301 Report on the adequacy and effectiveness of US trading partners' protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights that these nations will be the focus of particularly intense bilateral engagement in the next year.  Algeria, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Guatemala, Mexico, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam are among the countries on the Watch List, which require bilateral attention to address underlying IP issues.



Matter of pride for me to lead Indian Army: General Manoj Pande

A day after taking charge, Army Chief General Manoj Pande said it's a matter of pride for him that he has been asked to lead Indian Army. "It has a glorious past that maintained the security and integrity of the nation," he said. The Army chief added, "The geopolitical situation is changing rapidly and we have many challenges before us."

India's current Army, Navy & Air Force chiefs had graduated together from NDA

The three chiefs of India's armed forces- Army, Navy and Air Force- were batchmates of the 61st National Defence Academy (NDA) course. The Indian Army on Sunday shared a picture of the three military chiefs General Manoj Pande (Army), Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari and Admiral R Hari Kumar (Navy) and said, "Tri-services synergy at its best!

Suman Bery takes charge as NITI Aayog Vice Chairperson

Economist Dr Suman K Bery on Sunday took charge as the Vice Chairperson of NITI Aayog, according to an official statement. "NITI Aayog's challenge is with India's states, which is where economic development ultimately happens," the statement quoted Bery as saying. Bery has replaced Dr Rajiv Kumar, who had taken over as the Vice Chairperson in 2017.


Section 144 in UP's Gautam Buddha Nagar from May 1-31 amid COVID-19

In view of a rise in COVID-19 cases and the upcoming festivals, the administration of UP's Gautam Buddha Nagar has imposed section 144 of the CrPC from May 1 to 31. Offering Namaz or organising puja in public places will be banned during the period, the Police Commissionerate said. Protests or hunger strikes cannot be held without prior permission.

DMK stands for upliftment of workforce: TN CM Stalin on Labour Day

Speaking at an event on International Labour Day in Chennai, Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin said on Sunday that the DMK government stands for the upliftment of the workforce. "It is...DMK...that brought the use of bicycle rickshaws instead of hand-pulled rickshaws...For the first time in India, the DMK government provided free electricity to farmers in [Tamil Nadu]," he added.



Maharashtra became India’s 1st state to develop Migration Tracking System app

Maharashtra became the first state in India to develop a website-based Migration Tracking System (MTS) application to track the movement of migrant workers through individual unique identity numbers.  The MTS project aims to ensure the continuity of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) for migrant beneficiaries, such as children under the age of 18, lactating mothers, and pregnant women who are registered with Anganwadi centres.  Migration workers will be tracked to ensure the portability of the ICDS for their families in their destination districts within or outside the state until their return to their native places. ICDS is a centrally sponsored scheme implemented by the Ministry of Women and Child Development. It was launched in 1975.

Former SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar joined Indifi Technologies as advisor

Online lending platform, Indifi Technologies has appointed former chairman of SBI, Rajnish Kumar as an advisor. Presently, he sits on the boards of HSBC Asia Pacific, L&T Infotech, Hero MotoCorp and BharatPe.  As an advisor, he will engage with the management on the company’s growth strategy and provide guidance in the financial services sector. In this capacity, Kumar will engage with the management on the company’s growth strategy and provide guidance in the financial services sector.  In his earlier assignments, he has also served as the Managing Director of National Banking Group and as the Managing Director of Compliance and Risk at SBI. He was previously appointed as a non-executive director at HSBC’s Hong Kong-headquartered Asia unit; Baring has also served as Senior Advisor to Private Equity Asia, and as an Advisor to Kotak Investment Advisors.  He recently joined the International Strategic Advisory Board of Dun & Bradstreet, a global provider of business decision data and analytics.

Anshul Swami, former retail chief of RBL Bank, named as MD-CEO of Shivalik Small Finance Bank

Anshul Swami has been named managing director and chief executive officer of Shivalik Small Finance Bank. Swami's nomination has already been accepted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).  Swami succeeds Suveer Kumar Gupta, who co-founded the bank and guided it through its transformation from an urban co-operative to a local finance institution. According to insiders, Gupta will now serve as an adviser to the Board of Directors.

Telangana and Google have inked a MOU on Digital Economy for Young and Women entrepreneurs

Google signed a MoU with the Telangana government to bring the benefits of the digital economy to the state's young and women entrepreneurs, and officially off the construction of its three million square foot headquarters in the city from the ground up.  Telangana IT and Industries Minister K T Rama Rao was present when the MoU was signed.  For decades to come, a 3 million sq ft energy-efficient campus designed with sustainability will be a hallmark for Hyderabad.  Throughout its design, the three million square foot structure prioritises sustainability and energy efficiency.  Google will work with the government through its various arms to provide scholarships for Google Career Certificates to Telangana's youth, support women entrepreneurs through digital, business, and financial skills training, and support the government's efforts to modernise schools with digital teaching and learning tools and solutions under the new initiative.  The US-based Corporation will also support the state government's attempts to improve public transportation and the use of digital technologies in agriculture as part of the cooperative endeavour.

Banking , Business and Economy News


Murdoch, Shankar's Bodhi Tree to invest $600 million in ALLEN Career Institute

Bodhi Tree, the investment firm backed by James Murdoch and former Disney executive Uday Shankar, is investing $600 million in ALLEN Career Institute. Bodhi Tree said that its investment in the 33-year-old test prep institute is strategic in nature. Founded by Rajesh Maheshwari in 1988, ALLEN operates 138 classroom centres in 46 cities across India and the Middle East.


Bank of Baroda launched a new feature ‘bob World Gold’ for senior citizens 

Bank of Baroda has launched “bob World Gold”, a new feature on its bob World mobile banking platform for seniors and the elderly. It is a unique digital banking platform that has been designed to provide its senior customers with a simple, smooth and secure mobile banking experience.  This platform has easy navigation, large fonts, sufficient spacing and clear menus. The idea behind bob World Gold was to look at every element from the lens of this demographic and understand their specific requirements from a digital banking platform.

World Bank approved $47 million program for India’s Mission Karmayogi program

The World Bank has approved a USD 47 million projects to support the Government of India's Mission Karmayogi, a national program to build civil service capacity. There are nearly 18 million civil servants employed across India, with approximately two-thirds at the state government and local authority levels.  The Bank's financing aims to support the Government's objectives of enhancing the functional and behavioural competencies of approximately four million civil servants. It will focus on three components: the development and implementation of competency frameworks; the development of an integrated learning platform; and program monitoring, evaluation, and management.

Air Asia to merge by Tata Group with Air India

The Tata Group has been attempting to improve Air India's performance since its takeover in January 2022. That includes its on-time performance. The Tata's most recent job is to consolidate their aviation operations. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has already been notified of Air India's intention to merge with AirAsia India.  Regardless of how the relevant markets are defined, the airline claims that the Proposed Combination will neither transform the competitive environment or have a significant negative impact on competition in India.

Awards News

BRO's Atal Tunnel Receives 'Best Infrastructure Project' Award

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) engineering marvel, Atal Tunnel, built-in Rohtang in Himachal Pradesh, received the Indian Building Congress (IBC) 'Best Infrastructure Project' award in New Delhi.  More than thirty state-of-the-art infrastructure projects were nominated for the award. The IBC jury selected the strategic tunnel as the 'Best Project for Excellence in Built Environment' in 2021.  The tunnel, built using the New Austrian Tunnelling Method (NATM), was dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 3, 2020.  It is equipped with a semi-transverse ventilation system, where large fans separately circulate air throughout the tunnel. For evacuation during emergencies, an emergency tunnel has been integrated into the tunnel cross-section beneath the main carriageway.  Fires inside the tunnel will be controlled within an area of 200 metres, and fire hydrants are provided at specific locations throughout the tunnel.  Pollution sensors continuously monitor the air quality in the tunnel, and if the air quality is below the desired level, fresh air is injected into the tunnel via two heavy-duty fans on each side of the tunnel.

Snow leopard conservationist Charudutt Mishra wins Whitley Gold Award

Noted snow leopard expert and wildlife conservationist Charudutt Mishra has won the prestigious Whitley Gold Award for his contribution to involving indigenous communities in the conservation and recovery of big cat species in Asia’s high mountain ecosystems.  Princess Anne presented the award to Mishra at London’s Royal Geographic Society. This is his second Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) Award. He got the first in 2005.  Mishra is co-founder of Mysore (Karnataka)-based Nature Conservation Foundation and executive director of the Snow Leopard Trust.  Mishra established India’s first community-based initiatives to save the endangered snow leopard. These include innovative livestock insurance programmes to boost income and discourage retaliatory killings and locally-managed wildlife reserves on community land.

Ardeshir B K Dubash honoured with highest diplomatic award by Peru Government

The former Honorary Consul of Peru in Mumbai, Ardeshir B.K. Dubash has received the Order of “Merit in the Diplomatic Service of Peru Jose Gregorio Paz Soldan” by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru.  Ambassador of Peru in India, H.E. Carlos R. Polo has conferred the award to him. Dubash was designated as Honorary Consul of Peru in 1973. The Order of Merit was instituted in 2004, named after José Gregorio Paz Soldán.  The Order of Merit, which was instituted in 2004, takes its name from Jose Gregorio Paz Soldan, a distinguished Peruvian official who established the Peruvian diplomatic service and who held the office of Minister of Foreign Affairs on three different occasions.




SRH's Umran Malik bowls the fastest delivery of IPL 2022

SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) fast bowler Umran Malik on Sunday bowled the fastest delivery of IPL 2022, clocking 154 kmph against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Umran overtook Gujarat Titans (GT) fast bowler Lockie Ferguson, who had clocked 153.9 kmph. Umran has bowled four of the five fastest deliveries in IPL 2022.

CSK defeat SRH as Dhoni becomes oldest Indian captain to win a T20 match

CSK defeated SRH by 13 runs to register their third victory in IPL 2022. With the win, MS Dhoni became the oldest Indian captain to lead a side to victory in a T20 match at the age of 40 years and 298 days. Opener Ruturaj Gaikwad top-scored for CSK with 99(57) and CSK pacer Mukesh Choudhary took four wickets.


Carolina Marin wins her 6th European Championships title


Former world number one shuttler Carolina Marin won her sixth European Championships title after beating Kirsty Gilmour of Scotland by 21-10 and 21-12 on Saturday. The 28-year-old shuttler, who made her comeback after a gap of ten months, said, "I feel extremely happy...Being able to come back and play my first tournament of the season is bigger."

LSG defeat DC to win 3rd match in a row, move to 2nd on the points table

LSG defeated DC by six runs to register their third victory in a row in IPL 2022. With the win, LSG have moved to the second position on the points table. LSG captain KL Rahul top-scored in the match with 77(51), while LSG pacer Mohsin Khan registered bowling figures of 4-0-16-4.

Science and Technology

New Space India Limited and OneWeb signed for satellite launches

One Web, a Bharti group company, and New Space India Limited, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation, have signed a satellite launch deal. The Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, is expected to launch New Space in 2022.  OneWeb's whole in-orbit constellation of 428 satellites, or 66% of the intended total fleet, will be added to the global network to enable high-speed, low-latency connectivity.  This launch contract follows a separate agreement announced in March 2022 between OneWeb and SpaceX to allow the firm to resume satellite launches.  The upcoming launches will add to OneWeb's total in-orbit constellation of 428 satellites, accounting for 66% of the planned total fleet, in order to build a global network that will deliver high-speed, low-latency satellite broadband services to rural and remote areas around the world, including India.  OneWeb is launching a global fleet of 648 low-earth-orbit satellites.

Important Days

World Veterinary Day 2022: 30th April

World Veterinary Day is observed on the last Saturday of April every year. This year it falls on 30th April 2022. World Veterinary Association was established with an objective to provide global leadership for the veterinary profession and promote animal health and welfare and public health through advocacy, education, and partnership.  The theme for World Veterinary Day 2022 is “Strengthening Veterinary Resilience”. This essentially means providing veterinary doctors with all kinds of help, and resources they require in their journey.  In 2001 World veterinary Association came up with World veterinary day. It all started with an international veterinary congress meeting led by a person named John Gamgee who was a veterinary college professor.

International Jazz Day 2022 Observed on 30 April

International Jazz Day is celebrated every year around the world on 30 April. This day is observed to promote Jazz and raise awareness about its significance.  According to United Nations, Jazz is recognised for promoting peace, dialogue among cultures, diversity, and respect for human rights and human dignity, eradicating discrimination, promoting freedom of expression, fostering gender equality, and reinforcing the role of youth for social change.  The theme for International Jazz Day 2022 is 'A Call for Global Peace and Unity'. It focuses on the importance of unity and peace through dialogue and diplomacy.  The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) proclaimed 30 April as International Jazz Day on November 2011.


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