PM Modi addresses inaugural session of "JITO Connect 2022".

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the inaugural session of Jain International Trade Organisation’s JITO Connect 2022 via video conferencing.
  • JITO Connect 2022 is being organized in Pune. It is a three day event which will be held from 6th to 8th May.
  • JITO Connect provides a platform for growth of business and industry through mutual networking and interaction.
  • In this event, several sessions will be held on various issues related to business and economy.
  • The headquarters of JITO Connect is in Mumbai.
  • It is a worldwide body of traders, industrialists, various activists and professionals from the Jain community in various fields.

Cameroonian activist Cecil Nadjebet wins Wangari Maathai Forest Champions Award 2022.

  • Activist Cécile Ndjebet, of Cameroon won the 2022 Wangari Maathai Forest Champions Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to preserving forests and improving the lives of people who depend on them.
  • Presented by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), which is chaired by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the award was conferred at a ceremony during the XV World Forestry Congress in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
  • Wangari Maathai, the Forest Champions Award recognises inspiring individuals who have helped preserve, restore and sustainably manage forests.
  • Wangari Maathai award instituted in 2012 in the memory of Kenyan environmentalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Prof. Wangari Maathai.

Railway Police Force signs MoU with Kailash Satyarthi's Bachpan Bachao Andolan Sanstha to prevent child trafficking.

  • The RPF and the Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation signed an agreement to battle human trafficking in trains.
  • Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) was founded by Nobel Peace Prize awardee Kailash Satyarthi in the year 1980.
  • Its aim is to end any form of violence against children and to build a nation where all children are free, healthy and safe and get a good education.
  • Under the MoU, Bachpan Bachao Andolan will support RPF by sharing appropriate communication material, creating awareness through voice messages and video clips etc.

Adani Wilmar Limited becomes India's largest FMCG company.

  • Adani Wilmar Ltd (AWL) has trounced Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) from the position of largest FMCG company of India.
  • The food & FMCG segment registering double digit growth.
  • In Q4FY22, Adani Wilmar Limited reported 40 per cent jump in revenue from operations to ₹14,960 in January to March 2022.

India's total fertility rate reduced from 2.2 to 2.0.

  • The report of the fifth round of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5) revealed that the total fertility rate of India has declined from 2.2 to 2.0 indicating the significant progress of population control measures.
  • The Total Fertility Rate (TFR) which is measured as the average number of children per woman, has come down from 2.2 to 2.0 at the national level between NFHS-4 and 5.
  • There are only five states in India, which are above the replacement level of fertility of 2.1. including Bihar (2.98), Meghalaya (2.91), Uttar Pradesh (2.35), and Jharkhand (2.26) Manipur (2.17).

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