PM Modi inaugurates Pradhan Mantri Sangrahalaya at Teen Murti Complex in New Delhi.

  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya (or Prime Ministers’ Museum) on April 14, 2022, on the occasion of 132nd birth anniversary of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar, as well as to commemorate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.
  • PM Modi also bought the first ticket of the museum before its inauguration.
  • The museum is a tribute to each of the 14 prime ministers of India since Independence, irrespective of their ideology or tenure.
  • Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya is located at the Teen Murti complex in New Delhi and has integrated the erstwhile Nehru Museum (now designated as Block I) with the newly constructed building (designated as Block II).
  • The museum has employed cutting-edge technology-based interfaces to encompass heterogeneity in content and frequent rotation of display.
  • Built at a cost of Rs 271 crore, the total area of the two blocks is over 15,600 square metres.

Vice President presents International Gandhi Award for Leprosy, 2021.

  • Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu presented the International Gandhi Awards for Leprosy, 2021 to Dr. Bhushan Kumar of Chandigarh under the Indian nomination (individual) category and Sahyog Kushtha Yagna Trust, Gujarat under the institutional category.
  • The award was given during a function in New Delhi on April 13, 2022.
  • The annual award has been instituted by Gandhi Memorial Leprosy Foundation to recognise the work of individuals and organisations who have worked tirelessly to fight this disease and the prejudices associated with it.
  • The award commemorates the compassion that Gandhiji possessed and service he rendered towards people afflicted with leprosy.

R Pragganandhaa beat D Gukesh to win Reykjavik Open chess tournament.

  • Young Indian Chess Grandmaster R Pragganandhaa has won the prestigious Reykjavik Open chess tournament on April 12, 2022.
  • The final was played between R Praggnanandhaa and compatriot GM D Gukesh.
  • The 16-year-old Praggnanandhaa scored 7½/9 to finish half-point ahead of Gukesh.
  • The 2022 Reykjavik Open was a nine-round Swiss tournament, which took place at the Harpa Music and Conference hall in Iceland, from April 6-12.

Uttarakhand to launch "Him Prahari" scheme for ex-servicemen & youngsters.

  • The Government of Uttarakhand is set to implement the Him Prahari Scheme which is meant for ex-servicemen and youngsters.
  • The Uttarakhand Govt is seeking the cooperation of the Union Government to implement the scheme in areas bordering the Uttarakhand.
  • The scheme will also prioritise settling ex-servicemen in areas bordering the state.
  • The scheme is aimed at stopping the migration of people from Uttarakhand and will focus on areas where migration occurs at a rapid phase so that people stay put, and not move out.
  • The estimated expenditure of the scheme is around Rs 5.45 crore.
  • The Him Prahari Scheme was announced by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Uttarakhand unit in its 2022 Election Manifesto.

Tim Southee wins Sir Richard Hadlee Medal at New Zealand Cricket Awards 2022.

  • New Zealand pace bowler Tim Southee has been awarded the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal at the New Zealand Cricket (NZC) Awards on April 14, 2022.
  • This is Southee’s first Sir Richard Hadlee Medal in his 14-year-long career.
  • He has been awarded for his consistency throughout the 2021-22 season.
  • Sir Richard Hadlee medal is the highest cricketing honour of New Zealand (Black Cap).

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