8th April 2022 Current Affairs

8th April 2022 Current Affairs

8th April 2022 Current Affairs

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8th April 2022 Current Affairs is provided below:

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1. Exercise ‘Khanjar 2022’:

  • 9th edition of India – Kyrgyzstan joint special forces exercise.
  • Held in Himachal Pradesh.

2. QS World University Rankings 2022:

  • IIT Bombay – 65th rank
  • IIT Delhi – 72nd rank

Top 3 QS World University Rankings:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of Oxford
  • Stanford University and the University of Cambridge.

3. Russia Suspended from Human Rights Council:

  • The United Nations General Assembly has approved a resolution to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council.
  • It is the second-ever suspension of a country from the council.
  • The Human Rights Council is based in

4. Gaofen -303 satellite:

  • China successfully launched a new Earth observation satellite Gaofen-3 03.

5. RBI Monetary Policy 2022: Key rates Unchanged:

  • The Reserve Bank of India’s Six Member Monetary Policy Committee is headed by RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das.
  • Policy Repo Rate: 4.00%
  • Reverse Repo Rate: 3.35%
  • Marginal Standing Facility Rate: 4.25%
  • Bank Rate: 4.25%
  • CRR: 4%
  • SLR: 18.00%

6. Gujarat Govt to receive Rs 7,500 Cr Loan from World Bank, AIIB:

  • The Gujarat government’s Mission School of Excellence project, which aims to improve education quality in the state, will receive a loan worth Rs 7,500 crore.
  • World Bank:
  • Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States.
  • Formation: July 1944.
  • President: David Malpass.
  • Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank(AIIB):
  • Headquarters: Beijing, China
  • Membership: 105 Members
  • Formation: 16 January 2016
  • Head: Jin Liqun.

7. Anti-Human Trafficking Cell:

  • Launched by the National Commission for Women
  • To improve effectiveness in tackling cases of human trafficking, raising awareness among women and girls.
  • About National Commission for Women:
  • Formed: 31 January 1992.
  • Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Executive: Rekha Sharma

8. TamilNadu government forms State Education Policy Committee:

  • 13 Member Panel
  • Headed by Delhi High Court retired Chief Justice D Murugesan.
  • The panel would give its recommendation to frame the new education policy within a year.

9. ‘AVSAR’ Scheme:

  • Airport as Venue for Skilled Artisans of the Region.
  • An initiative of the Airport Authority of India.
  • The scheme allocates space to Self Help Groups at its airports for selling/showcasing the self-made products of their region.

10. Cabinet approves extension of Atal Innovation Mission till March 2023:

  • Set up by the NITI Aayog in 2016.
  • To promote innovation and entrepreneurship across the length and breadth of the country.

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