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Daily News Digest:10 April 2022

DISTRICT GANGA COMMITTEE'S DIGITAL DASHBOARD

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister for Jal Shakti, unveiled the 'Digital Dashboard for District Ganga Committees (DGCs) Performance Monitoring System' (GDPMS) on April 6, 2022.

INDIA'S AGRICULTURE EXPORTS IN 2021-22

India's agricultural exports, including plantation and marine goods, reached a new USD 50 billion in FY 2021-22. This is a 20% increase over the previous year.

ONE HEALTH PILOT PROJECT

The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD) has initiated a pilot project in Uttarakhand to implement the One Health Framework by the One Health Support Unit, in conjunction with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)

ECONOMIC UPDATE FOR EAST ASIA AND THE PACIFIC, WORLD BANK

In its most recent economic update, the World Bank cut its Pacific and East Asia growth expectations. The projections have been reduced to 5% from 5.4% in October 2021.

AUKUS: COLLABORATION ON HYPERSONIC WEAPONS

With its competitors, China and Russia fast developing in cutting-edge defence technology, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States will begin collaborating on expanding defence capability and hypersonic missile strikes.

ADO 2022 (ASIAN DEVELOPMENT OUTLOOK)

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) expects India's GDP growth to slow to 7.5% in 2022-23, down from 8.9% in 2021-22. According to the research, growth would peak in 2023-2024, reaching 8%.

POSITIVE PAY SYSTEM

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced instructions for implementing the Positive Pay System for the country's banks. This method has been in place since January 1, 2021, to protect banks from check fraud.

THE INDIA – ANTARCTIC BILL

Around 40 years after India initially joined the Antarctic Treaty, the Indian government introduced the Indian Antarctic Bill-2022. This measure was introduced to keep track of and control operations at the research outposts in Antarctica.

RUSSIA'S SUSPENSION FROM UNHCR

After charges that its soldiers abused human rights in Ukraine, Russia was expelled from the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The General Assembly of the United Nations (UNGA) has voted to suspend Russia.

INDIA'S NURSE-TO-POPULATION RATIO

In India, the current nurse-to-population ratio sits at 1.96:1000. The Union Health Ministry informed the Rajya Sabha of this.

WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION (AMENDMENT) BILL

The Weapons of Mass Destruction and Their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Amendment Bill, 2022, was passed by the Lok Sabha. The Weapons of Mass Destruction and Their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Act, 2005 was amended by the Bill.

ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR SEMICONDUCTOR MISSION

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has constituted an expert advisory committee. This committee was formed to carry out the government's ambitions to make India a global leader in semiconductor manufacture, innovation, and design.

GLOBAL WIND REPORT 2022

According to the Global Wind Report, 2022, the wind energy sector enjoyed its second-best year in 2021, however, wind energy installations must be considerably enhanced if net-zero goals are to be met.

APPROVAL IN PRINCIPLE FOR NEW NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS

The Indian Government has given prior consent to five future nuclear power plant locations.

IMF ON GARIB KALYAN ANNA YOJANA

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) applauded India's efforts to distribute food. They claimed that the nation avoided a surge in extreme poverty by ensuring food security through the government's Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana initiative (PMGKAY).

NEAR IDENTICAL TWIN OF JUPITER PLANET

Recently, astronomers discovered a planet that is nearly identical to Jupiter. Jupiter's newly discovered twin is also positioned at an exact distance from its star as Jupiter is from the Sun.

FORBES BILLIONAIRES 2022

The Forbes billionaires 2022 list has been released, compiling a list of the world's wealthiest people, who this time were impacted by the Russia-Ukraine conflict, a coronavirus pandemic, and sluggish markets. Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, topped Forbes' list for the first time, with $219 billion. Elon Musk is the richest person on the Forbes billionaires list, with a net worth of $219 billion, followed by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who has a net worth of $171 billion.

10 LARGEST FRESHWATER LAKES IN THE WORLD

The majority of the world's drinking water is stored in freshwater lakes. Even though freshwater looks to be little compared to saltwater, there is a lot of it on the earth. We'll look at the world's ten largest freshwater lakes to help you understand the importance of freshwater in the world. These are the largest bodies of non-brackish or saline water. Freshwater lakes are lakes that contain freshwater that is neither brackish nor saltwater.

QS WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS BY SUBJECT 2022

QS Quacquarelli Symonds announced the 12th edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022. The subject-wise rankings of institutes around the world are composites of numerous lists. The QS World University Rankings by Field are published annually to assist prospective students in identifying the top universities in a specific subject.

DRAFT GUIDELINES FOR NATIONAL REGISTER OF DOCTORS

The National Medical Commission (NMC) has produced draught rules for doctors to register to practise medicine. The instructions offered principles for constructing a dynamic national medical register in which each NEET student will be assigned a unique ID. Students' professional qualifications, such as super-speciality training and post-graduation, will be added to the ID.

RBI MONETARY POLICY APRIL 2022

The Reserve Bank of India, led by Governor Shaktikanta Das, has delivered the April 2022 monetary policy update.

IBBI AMENDS THE VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION TIMEFRAME

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has revised the regulations governing the voluntary liquidation process. The timelines for the distribution of profits from realisation have been shortened to guarantee a faster departure for enterprises. These new regulations will take effect on April 5, 2022.

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