President of India takes a historic sortie in a Sukhoi 30 MKI fighter aircraft.

  • President Draupadi Murmu took a trip to the strategic Tezpur Airforce station in Assam, where she embarked on a flight aboard a Sukhoi 30 MKI fighter jet.
  • President Murmu is the third President and second woman President to undertake such a sortie.

Commonwealth champion Sanjita Chanu slapped with 4-year ban by NADA.

  • Sanjita Chanu, a two-time Commonwealth Games (CWG) gold medalist in weightlifting, has been banned for four years after failing a dope test.
  • Sanjita tested positive for Drostanolone Metabolite, an anabolic steroid on the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) prohibited list.
  • Sanjita had won gold in 48kg ahead of Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Mirabai Chanu at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
  • At the 2018 edition of the CWG in Gold Coast, she was crowned champion in the 53kg category.

MUDRA scheme completes 8 years.

  • The PM MUDRA Yojana has completed 8 years of its inception on April 8, 2023.
  • As per the government data, around Rs 23.2 lakh crore has been sanctioned in 40.82 crore loan accounts under this scheme since its inception.
  • About 68% of accounts under the scheme belong to Women entrepreneurs.
  • 51% of accounts belong to entrepreneurs of SC/ST and OBC categories.
  • MUDRA Yojana:
    • Launched: 2015
    • Aim: To facilitate easy collateral-free micro-credit of up to Rs 10 lakh

India’s tiger population up from 2,967 to 3,167 in 2022.

  • In the latest tiger census data released by PM Narendra Modi, the tiger population in India is projected to reach 3,167 in 2022.
  • On the occasion of completion of 50 years of Project Tiger, the PM also launched the International Big Cat Alliance.
  • It aims to protect and conserve the seven major big cats around the world, including tigers and lions.
  • Additionally, he released a booklet named Amrit Kaal Ka Tiger Vision, which outlines the vision for tiger conservation in the next 25 years.

Bharat Biotech wins award at World Vaccine Congress 2023.

  • Bharat Biotech was awarded the Best Production/Process Development award as a part of the Vaccine Industry Excellence(ViE) awards at the World Vaccine Congress 2023.
  • Bharat Biotech is the world’s first producer of intranasal Covid-19 vaccine, iNcovacc.
  • The Congress was held during April 3-6 in Washington, USA.
  • Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech was the only Indian company in the list of VIE awards

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