- 1. Three-day Swasthya Chintan Shivir- Health Summit at Kevadiya in Gujarat has been inaugurated.
- 2. C Lalengliana passed away at Shillong in Meghalaya.
- 3. International No Diet Day: 6 May
- 4. Archana Gulati has been appointed as India public policy head by Google.
- 5. India’s ‘first’ tribal health observatory to be opened in Odisha.
- 6. Ronnie O'Sullivan wins World Snooker title for seventh time.
- 7. Jammu and Kashmir Delimitation Commission finalized Delimitation Order for the UT of Jammu and Kashmir.
- 8. A new draft of National Youth Policy (NYP) has been prepared by the government.
- 9. Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor assumed the charge of Director General (Inspection and Safety) of Indian Air Force.
- 10. India's first 'Flow Chemistry Technology Hub' opened in Hyderabad.
- 11. India-Germany to start Indo-German Partnership for Green and Sustainable Development.
- 12. IIT Bombay signed an agreement with IMD for developing a weather forecasting app.
- 13. India registers 6.2% increase in death rate during 2020.
- 14. An indigenous hydrogen fuel cell vessel will be built by Cochin Shipyard.
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Topic: Summits/ Conferences/ Meetings
1. Three-day Swasthya Chintan Shivir- Health Summit at Kevadiya in Gujarat has been inaugurated.
- Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated Swasthya Chintan Shivir- Health Summit.
- Government is organizing Swasthya Chintan Shivir as a part of the 14th Convention of the Central Council of Health and Family Welfare (CCHFW).
- It is being organized from 5th to 7th May, 2022. Its objective is to review the implementation of policies relating to medical and public health sectors.
- Its another objective is to recommend ways and means for better implementation of policies relating to medical and public health sectors.
- Health Ministers of different States and Union Territories and members of NITI Aayog are participating in it.
- Central Council of Health & Family Welfare (CCHFW):
- It is an apex advisory body of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW).
- It was established under Article 263 of the Constitution. It was set up to provide advice to the Department of Health on policymaking.
Topic: Personality in News
2. C Lalengliana passed away at Shillong in Meghalaya.
- He was Director-General of News Services Division of All India Radio.
- He was Indian Information Service (IIS) Officer of 1964 batch.
- He retired from the Indian Information Service (IIS) in 1997.
(Source: News on AIR)
Topic: Important Days
3. International No Diet Day: 6 May
- Every year on 6 May, International No Diet Day is observed to raise awareness about the consequences of dieting.
- It is dedicated to encouraging a healthy way of life. The day is observed to tackle the issues related to diet and body awareness.
- In 1992, first International No Diet Day was celebrated in the UK. It was started by Mary Evans.
Topic: National Appointments
4. Archana Gulati has been appointed as India public policy head by Google.
- She worked as a joint secretary of digital communications at NITI Aayog till March 2021.
- She also worked as a senior official at Competition Commission of India between 2014 and 2016.
- Last year, Rajiv Aggarwal was hired by Meta Platforms Inc as its head of policy.
- In 2019, Anand Jha joined Walmart as India public policy officer.
Topic: State News/ Odisha
5. India’s ‘first’ tribal health observatory to be opened in Odisha.
- It will be first of kind health observatory to establish a repository on the health of the tribal population.
- In this regard, a memorandum of understanding has also been signed between principal secretary Ranjana Chopra and the director of RMRC Sanghamita Pati.
- The Tribal Health Observatory (TriHOb) has been designed to be an effective, evidence-based and policy-oriented centre.
- It will help in analysing disease burden, health-seeking behaviour and the healthcare delivery system of tribal in Odisha.
- ‘Mo School’ Abhiyan Chairperson Sushmita Bagchi launched a tribal family health survey. It would be the first of its kind comprehensive survey for tribal communities.
- It will also give information about the reach of the health programmes of the government and also suggest corrective measures.
6. Ronnie O'Sullivan wins World Snooker title for seventh time.
- Ronnie O'Sullivan has won the World Snooker title after beating Judd Trump 18-13 in the final.
- He equalled the record of Stephen Hendry of winning seven world titles.
- O'Sullivan is the oldest World Championship finalist at an age of 46.
- Ronnie O'Sullivan has won the world titles in the years 2001, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2020. O'Sullivan has won total of 39 titles in his career.
- World Snooker Championship:
- It is an annual snooker tournament founded in 1927.
- It is played at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.
- It becomes a knockout tournament in 1969.
Topic: Indian Polity
7. Jammu and Kashmir Delimitation Commission finalized Delimitation Order for the UT of Jammu and Kashmir.
- Of the 90 assembly constituencies in the region, 43 will be for Jammu and 47 for the Kashmir region.
- Out of nine Assembly Constituencies reserved for Scheduled Tribes, six are in Jammu region. Three are in the Kashmir Valley.
- Assembly seats in Jammu and Kashmir were last time delimited in 1995. This delimitation was based on 1981 Census. Current delimitation is based on 2011 Census.
- Number of Parliamentary Constituencies in the region is five.
- Anantnag region in the Valley and Rajouri and Poonch of Jammu region have been combined into one Parliamentary Constituency.
- There will be an equal number (18) of Assembly Constituencies in each Parliamentary Constituency.
- Jammu and Kashmir Delimitation Commission:
- It had three members. It was headed by Justice (retired) Ranjana Prakash Desai.
- Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra and State Election Commissioner of Jammu and Kashmir K. K. Sharma were its ex-officio members.
- It was constituted by the Centre on March 6, 2020 for delimitation of Assembly and Parliamentary Constituencies in UT of Jammu and Kashmir.
(Source: News on AIR)
Topic: National News
8. A new draft of National Youth Policy (NYP) has been prepared by the government.
- Government has prepared draft NYP after a review of existing draft National Youth Policy, 2014.
- In the draft policy, a ten year vision has been envisaged for youth development that India wants to achieve by 2030.
- The objective of this National Youth Policy is to take comprehensive action for the development of youth in five priority areas. These priority areas are given next.
- Employment & entrepreneurship
- Youth leadership & development
- Health, fitness & sports
- Social justice
- Each priority area is based on the principle of social inclusion keeping in mind the interests of the disadvantaged sections.
(Source: News on AIR)
Topic: National Appointment
9. Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor assumed the charge of Director General (Inspection and Safety) of Indian Air Force.
- He was commissioned in the Flying Branch of the Indian Air Force in 1985 as a Transport Pilot.
- He is a Qualified Flying Instructor with more than 7700 hours of flying experience.
- He has served as Head of the Faculty and Senior Air Force Instructor at the College of Defence Management.
- Before the appointment, he was Commandant of the National Defence Academy.
- Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor is a recipient of the Vayu Sena Medal and Ati Vishist Seva Medal.
(Source News on AIR)
Topic: National News
10. India's first 'Flow Chemistry Technology Hub' opened in Hyderabad.
- Telangana government in association with multi-stakeholders has opened a Flow Chemistry Technology Hub (FCT Hub) in Hyderabad.
- The Hub is equipped with state-of-the-art flow chemistry equipment and it will promote scientific capability in pharma research and development.
- Flow Chemistry Technology Hub is the first of its kind in India. It is located at Dr. Reddy’s Institute of Life Sciences (DRILS), Hyderabad.
- It was formally inaugurated by Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary in the Telangana government.
- It will help in the adoption of flow chemistry from laboratory to manufacturing.
- Flow chemistry deals with the process of performing chemical reactions in a tube or pipe.
Topic: International News
11. India-Germany to start Indo-German Partnership for Green and Sustainable Development.
- PM Modi and German Chancellor Scholz decide to start an Indo-German Partnership for Green and Sustainable Development.
- Under the partnership, Germany will provide additional development assistance of €10 billion till 2030.
- Germany will provide this assistance to support India’s green growth plans.
- At the 6th round of Biennial Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC) in Berlin, PM Modi thanked Germany and Chancellor Scholz for development assistance.
- India and Germany signed a total of nine agreements during the IGC.
12. IIT Bombay signed an agreement with IMD for developing a weather forecasting app.
- IIT Bombay has joined hands with India Meteorological Department (IMD) to develop climate solutions.
- This agreement will help the institute in developing sensors and drone-based smart monitoring systems, climate-smart agriculture technology for water and food security, etc.
- The climate solutions will be developed for the stakeholder at the village, city and district levels.
- IIT Bombay aims to establish a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Climate Services and Solutions within the Interdisciplinary Program in Climate Studies (IDPCS).
- IIT Bombay has also set up the first-ever chair professorship in climate studies.
Topic: National News
13. India registers 6.2% increase in death rate during 2020.
- The Civil Registration System (CRS) report 2020, based on birth and death reports, has been released by the central government.
- As per the report, the number of registered births has come down from 2.48 crore in 2019 to 2.42 crore in the year 2020, a decrease of around 2.4%.
- According to the report, the number in terms of recorded deaths has increased from 76.4 lakh in the year 2019 to 81.2 lakh in 2020, an increase of 6.2%.
- Of the total registered deaths, males accounted for 60.2% and females 39.8%.
- Maharashtra, Bihar, Gujarat, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Assam, and Haryana are among the states and union territories that have contributed significantly to the increase in deaths from 2019 to 2020.
- CRS is a system for recording births, deaths, and stillbirths that is universal, continuous, compulsory, and permanent.
- Birth and death registration are done by the Registration of Birth and Death Act (RBD), 1969.
Topic: Infrastructure and Energy
14. An indigenous hydrogen fuel cell vessel will be built by Cochin Shipyard.
- As part of its efforts to achieve green shipping, the Cochin Shipyard (CSL) will develop and build the first indigenous hydrogen fuel cell vessel.
- The decision is part of India's efforts to promote green energy and alternative fuels that are both sustainable and cost-effective.
- Fuel cells powered by hydrogen are a cost-effective, environmentally friendly direct current (DC) power source that has already been used in heavy-duty bus, truck, and train applications, and are presently being developed for marine applications.
- The project would be implemented by CSL in partnership with Indian partners, and preparations have already begun.
- The hydrogen fuel cell vessel is projected to cost roughly 17.50 crore, with the Union government covering 75% of the cost.
- The project is supposed to help the country meet the goal set by the Prime Minister to become carbon neutral by 2070.