13th April 2022 Current Affairs

13th April 2022 Current Affairs

13th April 2022 Current Affairs

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1. Anti-Human Trafficking Cell:

  • Launched by the National Commission for Women
  • Aims to raise awareness among women and girls and facilitate capacity building and also to increase the responsiveness of law enforcement agencies.
  • About National Commission for Women:
  • Statutory Body under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990
  • Estb: 31 January 1992
  • 1st head : Jayanti Patnaik
  • Current Head (8th): Rekha Sharma

2. 99% World’s Population breathes Poor Quality Air:

  • Reported by WHO
  • Nitrogen Dioxide(NO2): A common urban pollutant and precursor of particulate matter and ozone. It is mostly produced by human-generated fuel combustion often through automobile traffic.
  • About WHO:
  • Estb: 7 April 1948
  • HQ: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Head: Tedros Adhanom

3. Vinay Mohan Kwatra has been appointed the new Foreign Secretary of India replacing the current foreign secretary, Harsh Vardhan Shringla.

4. International Day of Street Children:

  • Observed on 12th April
  • Theme 2022: “4th Step in Consortium for Street Children’s 4 steps to Equality campaign”.

5. AVSAR Portal and Ratle Hydel Power Project:

  • Launched by J&K
  • The portal aims at providing real-time information on pre-placement activities and job opportunities available for J&K youths.
  • The 850 MW Ratle Hydel Power Project on the Chenab River in Kishtwar district of Union Territory of J&K.
  • J&K Union Territory was formed on 31 October 2019
  • Governor – Manoj Sinha

6. 1st National Symposium under QuEST:

  • Hosted by IIIT Hyderabad
  • Quantum Enabled Science and Technology program
  • It focuses on the latest research and developments in the areas of Quantum Computing, Quantum Information Science and Quantum Technology.

7. 38th Siachen Day:

  • Observed on 13th April
  • To commemorate the courage of the Indian Army under “Operation Meghdoot”
  • The Siachen glacier is the highest battleground on the earth.

8. Tree City of the World:

  • Mumbai has been recognised
  • By the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO)
  • UN FAO HQ: Rome, Italy; Est: 16 Oct 1945; Head: Qu Dongyu

9. IAF signs with IIT Madras:

  • The partnership aims to accelerate IAF’s indigenization efforts for achieving Atma Nirbhar Bharat.
  • IAF Rising Day: 8 October 1932

10. Jallianwala Bagh Massacre:

  • 103rd anniversary on 13th April 2022
  • Happened on 13th April 1919
  • Jallianwala Bagh is located in Amritsar, Punjab.
  • The British government killed the peaceful protestors for gathering against the arrest of leaders Saifuddin Kitchlew and Sathyapal Malik.

11. 1st Khelo India National Ranking Women Archery Tournament Held in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand.

12. International Turban Day:

  • Observed on April 13
  • The day marks the 553rd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev and the festival of Baisakhi.
  • The turban is also known as ‘dastar’ or ‘pagri’ or ‘pag’.
  • Guru Nanak Dev – the founder of Sikhism and is the first of the ten Sikh gurus.

13. Top 10 busiest airports in the world 2021:

  • Released by the Airports Council International
  • Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, USA has topped the list.

14. Tropical Storm ‘Megi’:

  • A deadly tropical cyclone that devastated the Philippines.
  • Also known as Tropical Storm ‘Agaton’.

15. Samathuvapuram:

  • TN government has inaugurated Periyar memorial Samathuvapuram at Pilipakuttai in Namagiripettai panchayat union in Namakkal district.
  • The Samathuvapuram scheme was announced in 1997, by the then DMK government, to eradicate caste division and promote equity.
  • The first samathuvapuram was inaugurated by M. Karunanidhi on 17 August 1998 in the Melakottai village near Thirumangalam, Madurai.

16. Seema Darshan Project:

  • Inaugurated by the Union Home Minister Amit Shah
  • Inaugurated at Nadabet which is located on the Indo-Pak border in the Banaskantha district of Gujarat.
  • Aim to provide an opportunity to the people to visualize the life and work of BSF personnel.

17. 100th Anniversary of Har Gobind Khorana:

  • Born in 1922
  • Indian Nobel Prize winner.
  • Indian – American biochemist
  • He was awarded the Nobel prize in 1968 for the interpretation of the genetic code and its function in protein synthesis.
  • He deciphered DNA and wrote the dictionary for our genetic language.

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