05 April - United Nations International Day of Conscience 2022

06 April - International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2022

Union Minister Bhupender Yadav launches Mascot "Prakriti" and Green Initiatives for Effective Plastic Waste Management.

  • The Union Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC), Shri Bhupender Yadav launched a mascot and various green initiatives taken by MoEFCC and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
  • The mascot named Prakriti, will spread awareness among people about small changes that can be sustainably adopt in our lifestyle for a better environment.
  • The green initiatives launched will ensure Plastic Waste Management (PWM) in the country.
  • The initiative is in line with the vision of Prime Minister,Shri Narendra Modi to phase out Single Use Plastics (SUPs) by 2022.

RBI fixes WMA limits for the State Governments/UTs to Rs 47,010 crore.

  • The Reserve Bank has decided to reduce the Ways and Means Advances (WMA) for States Governments and Union Territories (UTs) from Rs 51,560 crore to Rs 47,010 crore, considering improvement in the pandemic situation.
  • These norms will be effective from April 01, 2022.
  • RBI had raised the WMA limit to Rs 51,560 crore for all States/UTs in October 2021, due to the uncertainties related to Covid-19. The higher WMA was applicable till 31 March 2022.

SBI signs MoU with Border Security Force to offer curated benefits through CAPSP Scheme.

  • The State Bank of India (SBI) has signed a MoU with the Border Security Force (BSF) to provide solutions for financial security to BSF personnel through the Central Armed Police Salary Package (CAPSP) Scheme.
  • The MoU will offer bouquet of benefits to the serving security forces, retired personnel as well as family pensioners.
  • These may include complimentary Personal and Air Accidental Insurance (Death) cover, additional cover in case of on-duty death, and Permanent Total Disability / Partial Disability cover, support in child education and the marriage of girl children of deceased BSF personnel among other benefits.

Author Devika Rangachari pens book on Lakshmibai titled "Queen of Fire".

  • A book titled Queen of Fire has been authored by award-winning children’s writer and historian Devika Rangachari.
  • The novel is all about the brave queen and warrior Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi, focusing on her journey as a queen, soldier, and statesman.
  • The book is meant for readers aged 13-17.
  • It has been published by Penguin Random House India in April 2021.

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan releases book titled "Birsa Munda – Janjatiya Nayak" written by Prof. Alok Chakrawal.

  • Union Minister of Education and Skill Development, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan released a book titled Birsa Munda – Janjatiya Nayak on April 05, 2022, during an event in New Delhi.
  • The book has been written by Prof. Alok Chakrawal, Vice Chancellor, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh.
  • This book brings forward the struggle of Bhagwan Birsa Munda and the contribution of forest dwellers in the freedom movement.

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