PM Modi virtually addressed 14th Foundation Day of Umiya Mata Temple.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that the Umiya Mata Temple, a religious site in Gujarat’s Junagadh, has now become a central focus for social consciousness.
  • He explained that the temple helps the underprivileged members of the community by providing free health treatment as well as religious and social activities.
  • NRSC will develop Bhuvan-Aadhar portal for providing information and locations about the Aadhaar centres across India.
  • The portal will provide the facility of complete geographic information, retrieval, analysis, and reporting for Aadhaar centres with a high-resolution backdrop of natural-colour satellite images.

DRDO conducts successful flight-test of anti-tank guided missile "Helina".

  • A team of scientists from Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Indian Army and Indian Air Force (IAF) jointly conducted the successful flight-test of the indigenously developed helicopter launched Anti-Tank Guided Missile HELINA on April 11, 2022 at high-altitude ranges.
  • The flight trials were conducted from an Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH), and the missile was fired successfully, engaging a simulated tank target in the Pokhran desert ranges.
  • HELINA is one of the most advanced anti-tank weapons in the world.
  • The missile has a maximum range of 7 kilometers.
  • It has been developed by Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad.

Assamese poet Nilamani Phookan conferred with 56th Jnanpith Award.

  • Assam CM, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma presented the country’s highest literary award, the 56th Jnanpith for the year 2021 to one of the most celebrated poets of Assam, Nilamani Phookan.
  • Nilmani Phookan is the 3rd person to win the Jnanpith Award from Assam after Mamoni Roisom Goswami and Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya.
  • The Award carried a Citation, a shawl, and Rs 11 lakh.
  • The octogenarian was awarded the Padma Shri in 1990 and received the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship in 2002.
  • He was selected as an Emeritus Fellow for a period of two years by Cultural Department, Govt of India in 1998.
  • Assam Sahitya Sabha also conferred Sahityacharya honour to him.
  • The notable works of Phukan are Xurjya Henu Naami Aahe Ei Nodiyedi, Kabita and Gulapi Jamur Lagna.

President Ramnath Kovind Inaugurates Madhavpur Ghed Fair in Gujarat.

  • The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated five-day long Madhavpur Ghed Fair on April 10, 2022, at Madhavpur Ghed, Porbandar in Gujarat.
  • The Madhavpur Ghed Fair is being organised by the Government of Gujarat in association with the Ministry of Culture since 2018 every year to celebrate the sacred union of Lord Krishna and Rukmini.
  • The Madhavpur Fair connects Gujarat with north-east region in an integral bond.

Dr Manoj Soni appointed as Chairman of UPSC.

  • Academician and former Vice Chancellor, Dr Manoj Soni has been appointed as the Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) with effect from April 05, 2022.
  • He succeeds Pradip Kumar Joshi.
  • Dr Soni will have a tenure of upto June 27, 2023.
  • He had earlier served as the Vice-chancellor of two universities, namely Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University and MSU of Baroda.
  • UPSC currently has 6 Members, including one Chairman.

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