1st April 2022 Current Affairs

1st April 2022 Current Affairs

1st April 2022 Current Affairs

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1. Uttar Pradesh(29.58MT) – Top Vegetable Producer in 2021-22:

  • Followed by West Bengal(28.23MT) and Madhya Pradesh(20.59MT).
  • Andhra Pradesh – Top Fruit Producer(18.01MT) followed by Maharashtra(12.30MT) and Uttar Pradesh (11.26MT).
  • MIDH Scheme: Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture scheme.
  • It is a centrally sponsored scheme implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare from 2014-15.
  • Objective: To have holistic growth of the horticulture sector covering fruits, vegetables, root and tuber crops, mushrooms, spices, flowers, aromatic plants, coconut, cashew and cocoa.

2. Cabinet Approval:

  • The Union Cabinet has approved $808 million for a new World Bank assisted scheme ‘Raising and Accelerating MSME Performance (RAMP)’.
  • RAMP – it was formulated along the lines of the recommendations made by the Upendra Kumar Sinha Committee, K V Kamath Committee.
  • Objective: Strengthening institutions and governance of the MSME programme, and support to market access, firm capabilities and access to finance.

3. UNFPA report:

  • The report titled: “State of World Population 2022: Seeing the Unseen”
  • The report states that nearly half of all pregnancies are Unintended annually.
  • The report examines how unintended pregnancies represent a global failure to uphold basic human rights.
  • The report states that more than 60% of unintended pregnancies end in abortion.
  • Around 45% of all abortions are unsafe which accounts for 5 to 13% of all maternal deaths recorded.
  • Only around 57% of women are able to make their own decisions regarding their sexual and reproductive rights.
  • About UNFPA:
  • United Nations Population Fund formerly known as the United Nations Fund for Population.
  • HQ: New York, USA.
  • Executive director: Natalia Kanem

4. Book Released:

  • Book:  The Tiger of Drass, Capt. Anuj Nayyar,23, Kargil Hero.
  • Author: Meena Nayyar and Himmat Singh Shekhawat.

5. Utkal (Odisha) Day:

  • Observed on 1st April.
  • It is celebrated in memory of the formation of the state as a separate state out of Bihar and Orissa Province on 1 April 1936.
  • Under British rule, Odisha was part of the Bengal presidency, which consisted of the present-day Bihar, West Bengal, and Odisha.

6. “FASTER” Software:

  • ‘Fast and Secured Transmission of Electronic Records’.
  • Launched by the CJI N.V. Ramana to transmit court orders swiftly.
  • The platform would be used by the court officials to instantly send e-copies of the orders through a secured electronic communication channel to the intended parties.

7. Loans for Prisoners:

  • Launched by the Government of Maharashtra.
  • It allows prisoners to obtain personal loans from banks of up to Rs. 50,000 to help their families improve their living conditions and meet expenses related to their legal matters.
  • This type of loan is called a “Khavti” loan.
  • It will be a first of its kind initiative in our country.

8. S. Raju takes over as Director-General of Geological Survey of India:

  • Estb: 1851
  • HQ: Kolkata, West Bengal.

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