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Daily News Digest:14 April 2022

DISCOVERY OF MEGALITHIC STONE JARS IN ASSAM

Several megalithic stone jars have been discovered in Assam's Dima Hasao district. This discovery has shed light on possible linkages dating back to the second millennium BC between Southeast Asia and India's northeast region.

WORLD PARKINSON'S DAY 2022

On April 11th, World Parkinson's Day is commemorated to increase awareness of Parkinson's disease, a degenerative nervous system ailment.

103 YEARS OF JALLIANWALA BAGH MASSACRE

The horrible Jallianwala Bagh Massacre occurred 103 years ago, on April 13, 1919. It is still considered one of the country's darkest days in history. On this day, British Empire General Reginald Dyer ordered his men to open fire on the peaceful protesters at Jallianwala Bagh. The forces' firing killed around 379 people, and the entire nation was stunned as a result of this atrocity.

VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA - COMMONWEALTH GAMES IN 2026

The Commonwealth Games will be held in Victoria, Australia, in 2026. During the games, emphasis will also be placed on bolstering the region's economy.

WTO PROJECTION ON GLOBAL TRADE GROWTH

Following the impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has reduced its global trade growth prediction from 4.7 percent to 3 percent. The WTO has also warned of a potential food crisis caused by price increases.

AVSAR- ‘CONNECT TO OPPORTUNITIES INITIATIVE’

Manoj Sinha, the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, has launched the AVSAR-'Connect to Opportunities Initiative. It is a dedicated portal that will be used to link Union Territory job seekers with the industry.

‘HELINA’ ANTI-TANK GUIDED MISSILE

On April 12, 2022, Helina, the Nag missile's helicopter-launched Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM), was tested. Following a successful test in Pokhran's desert region on April 11, 2022, the testing was carried out in the country's northern high-altitude mountain regions.

THE STATE ENERGY AND CLIMATE INDEX PUBLISHED BY NITI AAYOG

NITI Aayog has launched the State Energy and Climate Index (SECI). It is a first-of-its-kind index that intends to track the efforts made by India's states and UTs in the energy and climate sectors. The parameters of this index were developed with the country's aspirations for clean energy transition and climate change in mind.

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THE STATE ENERGY AND CLIMATE INDEX PUBLISHED BY NITI AAYOG

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AVSAR- ‘CONNECT TO OPPORTUNITIES INITIATIVE’

Context Manoj Sinha, the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, has launched the AVSAR-'Connect to Opportunities Initiative. It is a dedicated portal that will be used to link Union Territory job s ...

4 months ago

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