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One Liners of the Day, 12 April 2022

National 

  • Shri Ram Nath Kovind, President of India, launched the five-day Madhavpur Ghed Fair in Madhavpur Ghed, Porbandar, Gujarat.
  • NITI Aayog has launched the State Energy & Climate Index (SECI) Round I. The State Energy & Climate Index (SECI) Round I ranks states based on six parameters: (1) DISCOM performance, (2) energy access, affordability, and reliability, (3) clean energy initiatives, (4) energy efficiency, (5) environmental sustainability, and (6) new initiatives.
  • According to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Umiya Mata Temple, a religious monument in Gujarat's Junagadh, has become a focal point for social consciousness. He explained that the temple assists the community's underprivileged people by offering free health care and religious and social activities.
  • During the launch of the 'Vikas Siri Sampat-1111′ plan in Dharwad, Chairman P Gopi Krishna said that the 1,111-day deposit pays 5.70% interest to the general public and 6.20% to senior persons. A minimum deposit of ten thousand rupees and a maximum amount of two crore rupees are permitted under this scheme.
  • According to a new study, contaminants such as microplastics may be causing growth anomalies such as skeletal malformations in Cauvery river fish. The research was published in the journal Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety.
  • According to the researchers, it is now conceivable to employ light as a fuel to propel microbots or micro-swimmers in real-world conditions to deliver selectively sensitive medications.
  • The Ministry of Earth Sciences recently informed the Lok Sabha that of the 6,907.18 km long Indian coastline on the mainland, approximately 34% is eroding, 26% is accreting, and the remaining 40% is stable.
  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah launched the Nadabet Seema Darshan Project along the India-Pakistan border in Gujarat's Banaskantha region on April 10, 2022.

International

  • Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has been named chief coordinator for the G20 meeting India will host in 2023.
  • International Pakistan's opposition leader, Shehbaz Sharif, was chosen as the country's 23rd Prime Minister in a vote in the National Assembly.
  • The education sector was one of those that suffered greatly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many countries, including India, had to close colleges and schools while encouraging online education. However, there were inconsistencies throughout the epidemic, and the repercussions were felt by students, particularly those from vulnerable groups.
  • According to the most recent NASA data, the space debris that resulted from India's anti-satellite tests in March 2019 appears to have fragmented or degraded. As a result, the country's contribution to space debris has dropped to its lowest level in the last four years.

Defence

  • Two Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters Mark-III from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) were inducted into the Indian Coast Guard (ICG). The helicopters will be based at the Coast Guard Aviation Squadron in Kochi. These were the ninth and tenth ALH in a series of sixteen.
  • A team of scientists from the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), the Indian Army, and the Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully conducted a high-altitude flight test of the indigenously produced helicopter-launched Anti-Tank Guided Missile 'HELINA.'

Science & Technology

  • The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, has introduced India's first Polycentric Prosthetic Knee, which aims to improve the lives of thousands of amputees. 'Kadam,' a polycentric knee for above-knee prostheses developed in partnership with the Society for Biomedical Technology (SBMT) and Mobility India, is also a 'Made in India' product.

Person in News

  • Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, Chief Minister of Assam, presented Nilamani Phookan, one of Assam's most known poets, with the country's highest literary prize, the 56th Jnanpith for the year 2021.
  • Shiv Kumar Subramaniam, an actor-screenwriter best known for his roles in the serials Mukti Bandhan and Meenakshi Sundareshwar, has died. He began his career as a screenwriter for the 1989 film Parinda, directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra.

Important Day

  • The International Day of Human Space Mission is observed yearly on April 12 to commemorate the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's first human space flight on April 12, 1961.
  • Every year on April 11, India observes National Safe Motherhood Day to raise awareness about proper access to care for women during pregnancy, childbirth, and postnatal services.
  • Every year on April 11th, World Parkinson's Day is commemorated to increase awareness of Parkinson's disease, a degenerative nervous system ailment.

Sports 

  • Ravichandran Ashwin of the Rajasthan Royals became the first player in IPL history to retire during the high-octane match against the Lucknow Super Giants.
  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) has selected Pakistan captain Babar Azam and Australia's run-machine Rachael Haynes the ICC Men's and Women's Players of the Month for March 2022.
  • Ravichandran Ashwin of the Rajasthan Royals became the first player in IPL history to retire during the high-octane match against the Lucknow Super Giants.

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