20th April 2022 Current Affairs
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20th April 2022 Current Affairs is provided below:
1. Jan Nigrani:
- A grievance redressal app launched by Jammu and Kashmir government.
- Intend to help people lodge their complaints related to various schemes online.
2. Yemen President resigns:
- Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, the president of Yemen has stepped down under the pressure from Saudi Arabia.
- Yemen Capital – Sana’a
- Yemen Currency – Yemeni rial
3. Smart Cities, Smart Urbanisation Conference:
- Held at Surat, Gujarat
- Organised by the ministry of housing and urban affairs
- In 2015, PM Narendra Modi launched the Smart Cities Mission which has been a part of the agenda for Urban rejuvenation.
4. India’s first portable solar rooftop system was inaugurated in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
5. E-Kitab Kosh:
- It is an online library initiative
- Launched by the Jammu and Kashmir
- Providing access to a repository of learning resources in 5 languages. They are English, Hindi, Urdu, Dogri and Kashmiri.
- National Level Pollution Response Exercise
- Held at Mormugao harbour, Goa
- It aims at validating the procedures and guidelines as contained in the National Oil Spill Disaster Contingency Plan (NOSDCP)
7. The UN Chinese Language Day is observed on April 20 annually.
8. SC reconstitutes expert committee for Delhi-Dehradun Corridor Project:
- 12 member committee
- Headed by Sukhbir Singh Sandhu, Chief Secretary of Uttarakhand.
- Formed by the National Green Tribunal.
About Delhi-Dehradun Corridor Project:
- It is a 12 km elevated wildlife corridor to enable the unhindered movement of animals.
- The expressway will reduce the distance between Delhi and Dehradun from 235 km to 210 km, and the travel time from 6.5 hours to 3 hours.
9. Global AYUSH Investment & Innovation Summit 2022:
- Held at Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
- The AYUSH sector has increased to more than $18 billion from less than $3 billion in 2014.
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