Mexico's Guadalajara city named as "World Book Capital" by UNESCO for the year 2022.

  • Guadalajara, Mexico was named World Book Capital for the year 2022 by the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, on the recommendation of the World Book Capital Advisory Committee.
  • The city, already a UNESCO Creative City since 2017, was selected for its comprehensive plan for policies around the book to trigger social change, combat violence and build a culture of peace.
  • Cities designated as UNESCO World Book Capital undertake to promote books and reading and to organize activities over the year.
  • As the twenty-second city to bear the title since 2001, Guadalajara follows Tbilisi (2021) Kuala Lumpur (2020).

PM Modi honoured with "Sanman Patra" from Takht Sachkhand Sri Hazur Sahib.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi was honoured with Sanman Patra from Takht Sachkhand Sri Hazur Sahib.
  • It shows the respect and affection earned from the Sikh community.
  • Significantly, Takht Sachkhand Sri Hazur Sahib is one of the five Takhts of Sikhism.

Jamtara of Jharkhand becomes the 1st district in the country to have "Library in every village".

  • Jamtara in Jharkhand has become the only district in the country where all gram panchayats have community libraries.
  • This district with a population of about eight lakh has a total of 118 gram panchayats under six blocks and each panchayat has a well-equipped library which is open for students from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Career counselling sessions and motivational classes are also held free of cost here.
  • Most of these libraries, whose details, GPS location, photographs and contact numbers, have been provided on the district's official website, were set up around two years ago with the assistance of Deputy Commissioner Faiz Aq Ahmed Mumtaz.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh released a book "The Bravehearts of 1971".

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh felicitated over 300 war-veterans of the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh in Assam on 23 April 2022.
  • On the occasion, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also released a book The Bravehearts of 1971.
  • The book discusses a war between West Pakistan (now Pakistan) and East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).
  • It resulted in Bangladesh’s independence from Pakistan.

Asian Wrestling Championships 2022: India concludes campaign with 17 medals.

  • Indian star wrestler Deepak Punia settled for silver in men's freestyle 86kg event after losing in the finals against Kazakhstan's Azamat Dauletbekov on the final day of Asian Wrestling Championships 2022 in Ulaanbaatar on April 24, 2022.
  • India concluded its campaign with a total of 17 medals, one gold, five silvers and 11 bronze medals.
  • Ravi Kumar Dahiya won the solitary gold medal with a comprehensive 12-2 win by technical superiority over Kazakhstan's Rakhat Kalzhan in the 57kg men's freestyle final.

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