9th April 2022 Current Affairs

9th April 2022 Current Affairs

9th April 2022 Current Affairs

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9th April 2022 Current Affairs is provided below:

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1. Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana(PMMY) completes 7 years:

  • MUDRA – Micro Units Development & Refinance Agency.
  • Introduced by Arun Jaitley on 28th February 2015 during Union Budget 2015-16.
  • Launched on April 8, 2015
  • For providing loans up to Rs.10 lakh to the non-corporate, non-farm small/micro-enterprises, along with the creation of income-generating activities.
  • Central government scheme to ‘fund the unfunded.’
  • Loans are given by Commercial Banks, Regional Rural Banks, Small Finance Banks, Micro Finance Institutions and NBFCs.
  • 3 Categories of Loans are Provided. They are,
  • Shishu – Loans up to Rs.50,000
  • Kishore – Loans from Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 5,00,000
  • Tarun – Loans from Rs. 5,00,000 to Rs. 10,00,000
  • MUDRA MD & CEO – Vinay Hedaoo
  • HQ : Mumbai

2. India Contributes $72,124 to UNESCO fund for the elimination of doping in sports in 2022:

  • India is a signatory to UNESCO Anti-Doping Convention.
  • Ratified in 2007.

About UNESCO:

  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.
  • HQ – Paris, France
  • Estb: 16 Nov 1945
  • D-G: Audrey Azoulay
  • ‘Tomb of Sand’ shortlisted for International Booker Prize:
  • Authored by Geethanjali Shree
  • 1st Hindi language work of fiction to be shortlisted for the prize.

4. India’s first case of the XE variant of coronavirus disease was reported from Mumbai:

  • According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the new subvariant ‘XE’, which is a hybrid strain of two Omicron sub-variants, could be the most transmissible coronavirus strain ever discovered.

5. Book Released:

  • Book – ‘Not Just a Nightwatchman: My Innings with BCCI’
  • Author – Vinod Rai (Former CAG)

6. World Press Photo of the Year 2022:

  • A photograph by Canadian photographer Amber Bracken titled “Kamloops Residential School” has won the 2022 World Press Photo of the Year award.
  • Photo Story of the Year Prize – Matthew Abbott

7. 20th Meeting of NTCA:

  • National Tiger Conservation Authority
  • Held in Pakke tiger reserve in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • For the first time in history, the NTCA meeting happened outside the national capital.
  • Project Tiger – 1973 in cooperation with WWF.
  • NTCA was established in December 2005.

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