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One Liners of the Day, 9 April 2022

National

  • According to research published by the Council on Energy, Environment, and Water (CEEW), the intensity and frequency of forest fires have increased over the last two decades, as has the number of months in which forest fires occur.
  • The National Medical Commission (NMC) has produced draught rules for doctors to register to practice medicine. The instructions offered principles for constructing a dynamic national medical register in which each NEET student will be assigned a unique ID.
  • The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has issued revisions to 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.
  • According to a new paper titled 'Expanding Heat Resilience,' India's cities and districts must step up efforts to safeguard the vulnerable throughout the summer.
  • The National Health Authority has launched a new edition of the Health Benefits Package 2022 as part of the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana.
  • The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has created the "AVSAR" project to develop and provide opportunities for women, artists, and craftspeople. AVSAR is an acronym that stands for 'Airport as a Venue for Skilled Artisans of the Region.'
  • The Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana, or PMMY, is seventh. On April 8, 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced the project to provide loans of up to ten lakh rupees to non-corporate, non-farm small or micro-enterprises.
  • The University Grants Commission has approved the Bhima Bhoi Chair at Delhi University and the Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh.
  • The Union Cabinet has agreed to extend the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) till March 2023. According to the statement, AIM's aims include building 10,000 Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs), 101 Atal Incubation Centres (AICs), and funding 200 entrepreneurs through the Atal New India Challenges.
  • In Mumbai, the first instance of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) of the XE variant was recorded. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) published the results of its 11th genome sequencing, which found one sample positive for the XE variant and another positive for the Kappa variant.

International

  • Indonesia, the world's top producer and exporter of palm oil, is experiencing such severe domestic shortages that the government has been compelled to restrict exports and implement price controls.
  • On April 7, 2022, China launched a new Earth monitoring satellite. This satellite will join the country's land-sea radar satellite constellation. It will take photographs to aid China in protecting its maritime interests.
  • "Kamloops Residential School," a shot by Canadian photographer Amber Bracken, has won the World Press Photo of the Year award for 2022.

Economy & Business

    • The Reserve Bank of India, led by Governor Shaktikanta Das, has delivered the April 2022 monetary policy update.
    • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently issued recommendations for the country's banks to establish digital banking units (DBUs). In the Union Budget 2022-23, an announcement was made regarding the establishment of 75 DBUs in 75 districts.
    • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has appointed two expert groups to investigate the roles, qualifications, and functions of asset management business sponsors and trustees (AMCs).

 

  • The Reserve Bank of India has fined IDBI Bank and Axis Bank Rs 93 lakh each for several violations related to KYC norms.

Science & Technology

    • On April 8, 2022, SpaceX deployed three wealthy people in business and their astronaut escorts to the International Space Station. They will spend more than a week on the space station.
    • Infosys and Rolls-Royce, a leading industrial technology business, have opened a combined "aerospace engineering and digital innovation centre" in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
    • A galaxy known as HD1 may be the most distant object yet discovered by scientists. The brilliance of this galaxy could be attributed to a huge black hole at its centre or the formation of large primordial stars.
    • Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1) is an Axiom Space crew mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

 

  • The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has formed an animation, visual effects, gaming, and comics (AVGC) promotion task force. Within 90 days, the task force, which the I&B Secretary will direct, will produce its first action plan. There is representation from industry, academia, and state governments.

Sports

 

  • Riya Jadon, 13, won the DGC Ladies Open Amateur Golf Championship after a close battle with her older sister Lavanya Jadon. Riya, who shot 78, 80, and 74, also took home the junior girls championship. This year's tournament, which returned to the Delhi Golf Club after a two-year absence, drew over a hundred female golfers.

Defence

 

  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested the “Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet” (SFDR) booster on April 08, 2022, at the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Odisha. 

Important day

  • On April 8, 2022, the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) successfully flight tested a "Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet" (SFDR) booster at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha.

Books

  • In the history of the International Booker Prize, Geetanjali Shree's novel 'Tomb of Sand' has become the first Hindi language work of fiction to be shortlisted for the coveted literary prize.
  • Vinod Rai, CAG and chief of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) in 2017, has written a book titled "Not Just a Nightwatchman: My Inning with BCCI."

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