Monthly Current Affairs April 2022 With Video Lecture [Download PDF]

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MONTHLY CURRENT AFFAIRS MARCH 2022

State Of World Population 2022 Report

  • United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) – “Seeing The Unseen: The Case For Action In The Neglected Crisis Of Unintended Pregnancy” Was Launched. Rising Unintended Pregnancies: Between 2015 And 2019, There Were Roughly 121 Million Unintended Pregnancies Globally Each Year.
  • Lack Of Safe, Modern Methods Of Contraception: Globally, An Estimated 257 Million Women Who Want To Avoid Pregnancy Are Not Using Safe. Rising Rape-related Pregnancies: Nearly A Quarter Of All Women Are Not Able To Say No To Sex.
  • Rising Abortion: Over 60% Of Unintended Pregnancies, And Almost 30% Of All Pregnancies, End In Abortion. 45% Of All Abortions Performed Globally Are Unsafe. Impact Of Humanitarian Emergencies: Many Women Lose Access To Contraception And/or Experience Sexual Violence.

CJI Launched The Digital Platform “FASTER”

  • FASTER (Fast And Secured Transmission Of Electronic Records) Is A Digital Platform To Communicate Interim Orders, Stay Orders, Bail Orders, Etc., Of The Supreme Court To Authorities Concerned Through A Secured Electronic Communication Channel.
  • Why Is This Significant?
  • Ensure Timely Release Of Undertrials
  • Prevent Unnecessary Arrests
  • Ensure Fundamental Rights Of Prisoners Are Upheld
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) Based Portal ‘SUPACE’ In The Judicial System Aimed At Assisting Judges With Legal Research. eCourts Mission Mode Project Is A Pan-India Project, To Provide Designated Services To Litigants, Lawyers, And The Judiciary Through The ICT Enablement Of Courts.

Rupay Launched In Nepal

  • They Flagged Off The 35 Km Long Cross-border Passenger Train Services Between Jaynagar Of Bihar In India And Kurtha In Nepal. Inaugurated The Solu Corridor 132 kV Power Transmission Line & Substation In Nepal Built Under The GoI’s Line Of Credit.
  • The Two Prime Ministers Launched Rupay Card In Nepal. Following The Talks, Four MoUs Were Signed In The Presence Of Both Prime Ministers. Priority To Trade And Cross-border Connectivity Initiatives. Stressed The Need for Cooperation Between The Defence And Security Institutions.
  • PM Modi And Nepalese PM Sher Bahadur Deuba Held Delegation-level Talks In New Delhi. They Reviewed The Progress In The India-Nepal Partnership And Discussed Ways To Further Their Cooperation Agenda. They Jointly Launched Several Projects On The Occasion.

Australia Lifts ICC Women’s World Cup

  • Australia Has Lifted The ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Defeating England In The Final By 71 Runs At Hagley Oval In Christchurch. This Is The Record For The 7th Time Australia Women Have Won The World Cup. Alyssa Healy Was Declared Player Of The Match And Also The Player Of The Tournament.

Falguni Shah: Best Children’s Music Album @ Grammys

  • Indian-American Singer Falguni Shah Won A Grammy Award For A Colorful World In The Best Children’s Album Category. Presented By The Recording Academy To Recognize “Outstanding Achievement In The Music Industry” Of The United States. The Trophy Depicts A Gilded Gramophone.

Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill 2022

  • It Replaces The Identification Of Prisoners Act, Of 1920 And Allows Law Enforcement Agencies To Collect, Store, And Analyze Physical And Biological Samples Of Convicted Individuals And Other Persons.
  • Opposition Expressed Concerns As To The Right To Privacy Of A Person As It Allows Police To Take Measurements Of A Person Against Their Will.

Weapons Of Mass Destruction Amendment Bill, 2022

  • Lok Sabha Passed The Weapons Of Mass Destruction And Their Delivery Systems (Prohibition Of Unlawful Activities) Amendment Bill, 2022 With A Voice Vote.
  • The 2005 Act Prohibits Unlawful Activities (Such As Manufacturing, Transport, Or Transfer) Related To Weapons Of Mass Destruction, And Their Means Of Delivery.
  • Weapons Of Mass Destruction Are Biological, Chemical, Or Nuclear Weapons. The Present Bill Bars Persons From Financing Any Prohibited Activity Related To Weapons Of Mass Destruction And Their Delivery Systems.
  • To Prevent Persons From Financing Such Activities, The Central Government May Freeze, Seize, Or Attach Their Funds, Financial Assets, Or Economic Resources (Whether Owned, Held, Or Controlled Directly Or Indirectly).
  • It May Also Prohibit Persons From Making Finances Or Related Services Available For The Benefit Of Other Persons In Relation To Any Activity Which Is Prohibited.

CA, CWA & CS (Amendment) Bill 2022

  • The Bill Seeks To Amend The Chartered Accountants Act, 1949, The Cost And Works Accountants Act, 1959, And The Company Secretaries Act, 1980.
  • The Bill Proposes To Strengthen The Disciplinary Mechanism Under These Acts And Provide For Time-bound Disposal Of Cases Against Members Of The ICAI, ICWAI, ICSI.
  • The Legislation Also Adds That Firms Must Register With The Institutes By Making An Application To The Respective Councils Of The Institutes. The Councils Must Maintain A Register Of Firms With Details Such As Pendency Of Any Actionable Complaint Or Imposition Of Penalty Against The Firms.
  • The Bill Also Empowers The 3 Councils To Constitute Multiple Boards And The Presiding Officer, And 1 Of 2 Members Must Not Be A Member Of The Institutes And Will Be Nominated By The Central Government From A Panel Of Persons Provided By The Councils.

IMF Lauds India’s PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana

  • IMF Said It Prevented The Increased Prevalence Of Extreme Poverty In The Country During Covid-19. The Report Demonstrated That The Program Provided Insurance To The Poor And Prevented An Increase In The Prevalence Of Extreme Poverty In The Country.
  • Doubling Of Entitlements In 2020 During The Pandemic Helped Maintain Extreme Poverty At The Low 0.8 Percent Level. It Also Said, Without Any Food Subsidies, Extreme Poverty In The Pandemic Years Would Have Increased By 1.05 Percent.
  • Poverty In The Country Declined The Fastest During The Period 2014 To 2019. The Social Safety Net Provided By The Expansion Of The Country’s Food Subsidy Program Absorbed A Major Part Of The Pandemic Shock.

Agriculture Exports Touch Historic High Of 50 Billion

  • India’s Agriculture Exports Have Touched A Historic High Of 50 Billion US Dollar In 2021-22. Compared To 41 Billion Dollars, In 2020-21. Highest Ever Exports Have Been Achieved For Staples Like Rice, Wheat, Sugar, And Other Cereals.
  • Wheat Has Recorded An Unprecedented Growth Of More Than 273 Percent, Jumping Nearly Four-fold From 568 Million Dollars In 2020-21 To Around 2119 Million Dollars In 2021-22. India Has Captured Nearly 50% Of The World’s Market For Rice.

Govt Constitutes AVGC Promotion Task Force

  • Task Force For Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming, And Comics, AVGC To Recommend Ways To Realize And Build Domestic Capacity For Serving Indian Markets And The Global Demand.
  • The AVGC Sector In The Country Has The Potential To Capture 40 Billion Dollars Of The Global Market Share By The Year 2025, With An Annual Growth Of Around 25 To 30% And Creating 1,60,000 New Jobs Annually. 
  • The Task Force Will Frame A National AVGC Policy And Boost Employment Opportunities. It Will Recommend A National Curriculum Framework For Graduation, Post-graduation, And Doctoral Courses In AVGC Related Sectors. The Task Force Will Submit Its First Action Plan Within 90 Days.

Russia Suspended From The UN Human Rights Council

  • The UNGA Resolution Received A 2/3rd Majority Of Those Voting, Minus Abstentions, In The 193-member Assembly, With 93 Nations Voting In Favor And 24 Against. 58 Nations Including India Abstained From The Process.

State Energy And Climate Index (SECI): NITI Aayog

  • Gujarat, Kerala, And Punjab Have Emerged As The Top Three Performers States In The NITI Aayog’s State Energy And Climate Index (SECI). NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant Today Released The State Energy And Climate Index, SECI- Round One In New Delhi. The Top Three Performers Among The Smaller States Are Goa, Tripura, And Manipur.
  • The Report Will Be Useful For The States And UTs To Plan Better Policies And Efficiently Manage Their Energy Resources Given The Changing Climate.
  • The Report Aims To Rank States And Union Territories On Six Parameters. These Are Discoms’ Performance,  Access, Affordability And Reliability Of Energy, Clean Energy Initiatives, Energy Efficiency, Environmental Sustainability, And New Initiatives.
  • To Plan Better Policies And Efficiently Manage Their Energy Resources Given The Changing Climate.
  • Aims To the Rank States And UT’s On 6 Parameters: Discoms’ Performance,  Access, Affordability And Reliability Of Energy, Clean Energy Initiatives, Energy Efficiency, Environmental Sustainability, And New Initiatives.

4th India – USA 2+2 Dialogue

  • April 10-15: The Indian Delegation Will Be Led By Home Minister Rajnath Singh, And External Affairs Minister Jaishankar, And The US Will Be Represented By Secretary Of State Antony Blinken And Secretary Of Defence Llyod Austin.
  • The Dialogue Would Enable Both Sides To Undertake A Comprehensive Review Of Cross-cutting Issues In The India-US Bilateral Agenda Related To Foreign Policy, Defense, And Security To Provide Strategic Guidance And A Vision For Further Consolidating The Relationship.
  • Celebrate 75 Years Of Diplomatic Relations And Reaffirm The Importance Of India’s US Comprehensive And Global Strategic Partnership In Ensuring International Peace And Security. It Will Reaffirm The Shared Commitment To A Free, Open, And Prosperous Indo-Pacific Region.
  • The Inaugural India-US Ministerial 2+2 Dialogue Was Held In September 2018 In New Delhi. PM Modi Holds A Virtual Meeting With US President Joe Biden; To Review Bilateral Ties And The Indo-Pacific Region And Global Issues Of Mutual Interest.

RBI Proposes Card-less Cash Withdrawal Facility

  • Make Card-less Cash Withdrawal Facility Available Across All Banks And ATM Networks Using The Unified Payments Interface (UPI). The Absence Of the Need For A Card To Initiate Cash Withdrawal Transactions Would Help In Containing Frauds Like Card Skimming, Card Cloning, Etc.
  • Credit & Debit Cards Will Be Continued. Cardless Withdrawal Requests Can Be Initiated For A Minimum Of ₹100 Per Transaction And Up To A Maximum Of ₹10,000 Per Day Or ₹25,000 Per Month For A Beneficiary While The Limits Are Subject To Change As Per Regulatory Guidelines.

Australia To Host 2026 Commonwealth Games

  • The Australian State Of Victoria Will Host With All Sporting Events Taking Place Outside Of The State Capital Melbourne. However, The Opening Ceremony Will Be Held At Australia’s Largest Sports Stadium, The Melbourne Cricket Ground, Which Can Hold More Than 100,000 Spectators.

Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya

  • It Will Tell The Story Of How Our Prime Ministers Navigated The Nation Through Various Challenges And Ensured All-around Progress Of The Nation Through Displays Starting With The Freedom Struggle And The Framing Of The Constitution.

UGC Allows To Pursue Two Degrees At The Same Time

  • Students Can Pursue Two Academic Programmes Simultaneously In A Physical/Online Mode Either From Same University Or Different Universities. UGC Is Trying To Provide Flexibility Under The National Education Policy. Guidelines In This Regard Will Come Into Effect Soon.

77 Million People Slipped Into Poverty Last Year: UN

  • In 2021 As Governments Struggled To Service Debts And Secure Early Vaccine Access. Rich Countries Managed To Avoid The Worst Economic Impacts Of COVID, 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. Some 20% Of Countries Will Not Return To Pre-2019 Levels Of GDP Per Capita By The End Of 2023.

India To Host Street Child Cricket World Cup In 2023

  • Organized By Street Child United And Save The Children India,  It Will Welcome 22 Teams From 16 Countries To India Next Year. In 2019, It Was Held In London Where 8 Teams Competed.
  • And Team India South Lifted The Cup After Beating Hosts England. This Event Will Take Place In Sept Ahead Of The ICC World Cup And See Street Children And Young People Take Part In A Mixed-gender Cricket Tournament.

e-DAR Portal

  • MoRTH Developed The Portal Named ‘e-DAR’ (e-Detailed Accident Report). It Provides Instant Information On Road Accidents And Helps Accelerate Accident Compensation Claims, Bringing Relief To Victims’ Families.
  • Road Accidents Kill More Than 1.35 Million Globally (Global Status Report On Road Safety 2018) With 90% Of These Casualties Taking Place In The Developing Countries And 11% Alone Being Accounted For By India. The Accident-Related Deaths In India In 2019 Were 1,51,113 In Number.

Two Online Portals CROP And PQMS Launched

  • Comprehensive Registration Of Pesticides -CROP And Plant Quarantine Management System-  PQMS  Of The Plant Protection Division. The Portals Will Provide Hassle-free Service To The Traders Besides Helping Them With Export And Imports.
  • Country Has Registered A Quantum Jump In Agriculture Exports In Recent Times. Bringing Reforms, Promoting Research, And Use Of Innovative Technologies Is The Need Of The Hour To Give A Boost To The Agriculture Sector.

WHO Global Centre For Traditional Medicine

  • PM Modi Laid The Foundation Stone Of The WHO Global Centre For Traditional Medicine (GCTM) In Jamnagar Gujarat. PM Of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth And DG WHO Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus Were Also Present.
  • The WHO GCTM In India At Jamnagar, Gujarat, With Its Interim Office At The Institute Of Training And Research In Ayurveda (ITRA) In Gujarat. This Centre Will Be Supported By An Investment Of About USD 250 Million From The GoI.
  • To Harness The Potential Of Traditional Medicine From Across Through Modern Sci & Tech And Improve The Overall Health Of The Communities. And Help Countries Integrate Them Into Their Health Systems And Regulate Them.

Global AYUSH Investment And Innovation Summit

  • PM Modi Said That ‘Heal In India’ Can Become A Big Brand Of This Decade And Wellness Centers Based On Ayurveda, Unani, and Siddha Can Be Very Popular. Announced To Create A New Category For Indian VISA- Ayush VISA, So That Foreigners Can Avail of The Benefit Of Indian Expertise In the Ayush Sector.
  • PM Pravind Kumar Jugnauth And DG WHO Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus Were Also Present On This Occasion. Ayush Industry Has Grown 17% Per Year Since 2014 And It Is Projected To Be 23 Billion Dollars By The End Of This Year. That Is Why The Entrepreneurs Are Being Attracted In This Sector For Big Investment.
  • The 3-day Global Ayush Investment & Innovation Summit Will Witness 5 Plenary Sessions, 8 Roundtables, 6 Workshops, And 2 Symposiums.  About 90 Eminent Speakers And 100 Exhibitors Will Also Participate In The Summit.

IMF Global Growth Outlook 2022

  • IMF World Economic Outlook Report Slashed Its Global Growth Outlook For the Calendar Year 2022 To 3.6% From 4.4% Saying That Global Economic Prospects Have Worsened Significantly Due To Commodity Price Volatility And Disruption Of Supply Chains Caused By The War In Europe.
  • IMF Also Slashed Its Forecast For India’s FY23 GDP Growth To 8.2% From Earlier 9%. The IMF Cited The Negative Impact Of Higher Oil Prices Led By The Ukraine-Russia Conflict On Domestic Consumption And Private Investment. It Recommended Monetary Tightening By Central Banks.
  • Earlier, The WB Has Cut India’s GDP Forecast For FY22-23 To 8%. Meanwhile, RBI Has Also Sharply Cut India’s Growth Projection To 7.2% For FY22-23, While The Second Advance Estimate Of The Ministry Of Statistics Said That GDP Growth Would Be 8.9%.

India Post Payments Bank launches ‘Fincluvation’

  • Fincluvation – A Joint Initiative To Collaborate With Fintech Startup Community To Co-create And Innovate Solutions For Financial Inclusion. It Will Be A Permanent Platform Of IPPB To Co-create Inclusive Financial Solutions With Participating Start-ups.
  • IPPB And DoP Collectively Serve Close To 430 Million Customers Through Neighbourhood Post Office And At Their Doorsteps Via More Than 400,000 Trusted And Capable Post Office Employees And Gramin Dak Sevaks – Making It One Of The Largest And Most Trusted Postal Networks In The World.
  • It Invites Startups To Participate, Ideate, Develop, And Market Intuitive And Tailored Products And Services That Can Be Taken To The Customers. Startups Are Encouraged To Develop Solutions Aligned With Any Of The Following Tracks- Creditization – Digitization – Any Market-led Solutions.

PM Awards For Excellence In Public Administration

  • PM Modi Said The Nation Was Built By All Those Who Followed The Path Of Innovation With The Mantra Of ‘Nation First’. India At 100: The Next 25 Years Should Be Seen As A Single-time Unit. Each District In The Country Should Set Its Objectives And Aims For The Next 25 Years.
  • A Total Of 16 Awards For 5 Identified Priority Programmes And For Innovations In The Sphere Of Public Administration And Delivery Of Services Were Given This Year. The Awards Have Been Instituted With A View To Recognize The Extraordinary And Innovative Work Done By Districts.

400th Parkash Parv Of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur

  • 9th Guru Of Sikhism & This Year Mark The 400th Year Of His Birth. He Was The Youngest Son Of Guru Hargobind And Is Remembered As The Warrior Guru Who Fought For Religious Freedom. The Death Anniversary Of Guru Tegh Bahadur Is Commemorated As Shaheedi Diwas Every Year On November 24.
  • He Was Executed On The Orders Of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb And His Death Warrant Was Issued From Red Fort. He Was Killed Near The Premises Where A Gurudwara Stands Now. PM Modi Participated & Released A Commemorative Coin And A Postage Stamp On The Occasion.

New Vice-Chairman Of Niti Aayog Appointed

  • Dr. Suman K Bery Will Take Charge From May 1st. Earlier Served As DG Of The National Council Of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), Member Of The PM Economic Advisory Council, the National Statistical Commission, And the RBI Technical Advisory Committee On Monetary Policy.

7th Edition Of Raisina Dialogue

  • PM Modi Inaugurates The 7th Edition. President Of The EC Ursula Von Der Leyen Will Be The Chief Guest At The Dialogue. Several Former PMs Of Different Countries And Other Dignitaries Will Also Participate.
  • There Are 6 Broad Thematic Pillars Of The Dialogue Including Rethinking Democracy, End Of Multilateralism, Water Caucuses, And Achieving Green Transitions. Raisina Dialogue Will Have Around 100 Sessions With Over 210 Speakers From 90 Countries.

REVIEW QUESTIONS

  • National Civil Services Day
  • April 19
  • April 20
  • April 21
  • April 22

ANSWER: C

  • Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Was Executed On Orders Of
  • Humayun
  • Jahangir
  • Shah Jahan
  • Aurangzeb

ANSWER: D

  • WHO Global Centre For Traditional Medicine
  • Jamnagar
  • Gandhinagar
  • Ahmedabad
  • Vadodara

ANSWER: A

  • National Metallurgist Award 2021
  • Ministry Of Steel
  • Ministry Of Mines
  • Ministry Of Earth Sciences
  • Ministry Of Coal

ANSWER: A

  • 2nd Khelo India University Games
  • Karnataka
  • Odisha
  • Maharashtra
  • Gujarat

ANSWER: A

  • AIMA Outstanding PSU Of The Year
  • NMDC
  • ISRO
  • LIC
  • ONGC

ANSWER: B

  • Brand Ambassador For Brain Health Initiative (Karnataka Govt)
  • Rahul Dravid
  • Robin Uthappa
  • R Ashwin
  • Sachin Tendulkar

ANSWER: B

  • Current Mauritius PM 
  • Anerood Jugnauth
  • Pravind Jugnauth
  • Navin Ramgoolam
  • Ramana Jugnauth

ANSWER: B

  • World Hemophilia Day
  • April 15
  • April 16
  • April 17
  • April 18

ANSWER: C

  • World Heritage Day
  • April 15
  • April 16
  • April 17
  • April 18

ANSWER: D

  • FIH Junior Women’s Hockey World Cup 2021 Was Won By
  • England
  • India
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand

ANSWER: C

  • 2023 FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup Will Be Hosted By
  • India
  • England
  • Spain
  • New Zealand

ANSWER: A

  • Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Took Place In
  • 1918
  • 1919
  • 1920
  • 1921

ANSWER: B

  • Symbol Of Jain Tirthankara Mahavira
  • Bull
  • Lotus
  • Snake
  • Lion

ANSWER: D

  • Global Wind Report 2022 Released By
  • Global Renewable Energy Council
  • Global Energy Requirement Council
  • Global Wind Energy Council
  • Global Energy Output Council

ANSWER: C

  • National Time Release Study, 2022 Released By
  • NITI Aayog
  • World Customs Organization
  • World Trade Organization
  • Central Board Of Indirect Taxes And Customs

ANSWER: D

  • 1st Person To Be Awarded Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award
  • Rahul Deshpande
  • Asha Parekh
  • Jackie Shroff
  • Narendra Modi

ANSWER: D

  • Made In India Dornier Do-228 Is Produced By
  • DRDO
  • HAL
  • BHEL
  • Air India

ANSWER: B

  • International Homeopathy Day
  • April 8
  • April 9
  • April 10
  • April 11

ANSWER: C

  • Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana Was Launched In
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017

ANSWER: B

  • Saraswati Samman 2021 Awarded To
  • Ramanuja Mishra
  • Ramdarash Mishra
  • Ramakrishna Mishra
  • Rambihari Mishra

ANSWER: B

  • Operation Upalabdh Was Conducted By    
  • BSF
  • RPF
  • ITBP
  • CISF

ANSWER: B

  • World Skills Competition 2022 Will Be Held At
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Lyon
  • Shanghai
  • Madrid

ANSWER: C

  • _____ Won Silver @ Orleans Masters 2022 Badminton Tournament
  • B Sai Praneeth
  • Mithun Manjunath
  • Srikanth
  • P Kashyap

ANSWER: B

  • The First Edition Of Pariksha Pe Charcha Was In
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020

ANSWER: B

  • World Autism Awareness Day
  • April 1
  • April 2
  • April 3
  • April 4

ANSWER: B

  • World Energy Transitions Outlook 2022 Released By
  • International Renewable Energy Agency
  • International Energy Agency
  • World Energy Council
  • World Economic Forum

ANSWER: A

  • Armed Forces (Special Powers) Ordinance, 1942 Was Passed By
  • Lord Linlithgow
  • Lord Wavell
  • Lord Mountbatten
  • Lord Dalhousie

ANSWER: A

  • United Nations Population Fund Was Formed In
  • 1949
  • 1959
  • 1969
  • 1979

ANSWER: C

  • HQ Of United Nations Population Fund
  • Geneva
  • New York
  • Paris
  • London

ANSWER: B

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