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WORLD ART DAY 2022: April 15

World Art Day is observed across the globe on 15 April to promote the development and appreciation of art. The day was established by the International Association of Art (IAA), a UNESCO partner, to raise international awareness about fine arts.The date was chosen to commemorate the birthday of Leonardo da Vinci.

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Government launches country’s biggest ever Quiz Contest "Sabka Vikas Mahaquiz"

MyGov under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology is organising the Sabka Vikas Mahaquiz Series, which is part of an outreach effort to build awareness in citizens. The quiz aims to sensitise the participants about the various schemes and initiatives and how to avail the benefits.The quiz series will deepen government engagement at grassroot level.

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Sabka Vikas Mahaquiz launched on 14th April as a tribute to Dr BR Ambedkar

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Govt approves continuation of revamped Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan till March 2026

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the continuation of the revamped Centrally-sponsored scheme of Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan from the first of April to the 31st of March 2026. It will be extended to all States and Union Territories of the country.This has been done to develop governance capabilities of Panchayats

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Cabinet approved Rs 5,911 crore for Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan

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Pan-India electronic trading portal, e-NAM, completes 6 years

National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) is a flagship programme integrates physical wholesale mandis and markets of different States and Union Territories to facilitate online trading of agricultural commodities. Launched in 2016, e-NAM is completely funded by the Central Government and is being implemented by the Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium.

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India to host Street Child Cricket World Cup in 2023

India will host the Street Child Cricket World Cup in 2023. Organised by Street Child United and Save the Children India. In 2019, this championship was held in London where eight teams competed, and Team India South lifted the cup after beating hosts England.

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Madagascar joins India-backed Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

Madagascar became the 30th country to join the India-backed Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure that aims to help small island nations develop resilience to deal with the adverse impact of climate change.The CDRI is a global partnership that aims to promote the resilience of infrastructure systems to climate and disaster risks ensuring sustainable development

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PM had launched the CDRI during his address at the UN Climate Action Summit in 2019

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Axis Bank inks USD 150 mn partial guarantee pact with ADB to support supply chain financing

Axis Bank has collaborated with Asian Development Bank for a partial guarantee programme with initial outlay of USD 150 million aimed at supporting supply chain financing for impact sectors.Special focus will be towards ESG aother priority sectors, re-affirming both institutions’ commitments to positive developmental and environmental impact in the country.

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TCS gets deal from UK Financial Ombudsman Service to drive digital transformation

The Ombudsman has partnered with TCS to enhance and futureproof its digital services capabilities, to help achieve its goal of preventing complaints and unfairness, and for better serving and supporting its customers. TCS is the largest IT service provider by revenue in the UK with roughly 18,000 employees and is a significant contributor to the UK economy.

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Indian Coast Guard Commissions Latest Advanced Light Helicopter MK-III Squadron In Bhubaneswar

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has commissioned the latest Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH-Dhruv) MK-III squadron. The major variants of Dhruv are classified as Dhruv Mk-I, Mk-II, Mk-III & Mk-IV. These helicopters are equipped with state-of-the art equipment like Surveillance Radar, Electro Optic Pod, Medical Intensive Care Unit, High Intensity Search Light, SAR Homer.

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IIT Madras launches first affordable, Made-In-India prosthetic knee called 'Kadam'

IIT Madras researchers have launched the country’s first Made-in-India polycentric prosthetic knee. Called ‘Kadam’, the affordable prosthetic knee can transform the lives of thousands of above-knee amputees through not just mobility with ease, but also increased community participation, access to education, livelihood opportunities and overall well-being.

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Govt enhances authorised share capital of three public sector general insurance companies

The government has enhanced authorised share capital of three public sector general insurance companies – National Insurance Company Limited,Oriental Insurance Company Limited and United India Insurance Company. This will facilitate capital infusion of ₹5,000 crore in these companiesNotification has amended merger schemes of 1973 related with these three insurance companies

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TCS-led consortium bags Rs 550-crore order to deploy 4G gears in BSNL

A TCS-led consortium has bagged Rs 550 crore order from BSNL for deploying indigenously designed 4G network.The TCS consortium will initially deploy 6,000 mobile towers for BSNL 4G services.Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw had informed Parliament that indigenous 4G telecom network will soon be rolled out across India with the BSNL planning to install about 1.12 lakh tower

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RBI imposes penalties on Axis Bank, IDBI Bank

Reserve Bank of India said it has imposed a penalty of Rs 93 lakh on Axis Bank for various violations, including KYC guidelines. The central bank has also slapped a fine of Rs 90 lakh on IDBI Bank. The penalties are based on deficiencies in regulatory compliance and is not intended to pronounce upon the validity of any transaction or agreement entered by customers.

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RBI: NBFCs-UL, NBFCs-ML to have compliance function by April 1, CCO by Oct 1, 2023

Non banking finance companies in the Upper Layer and Middle Layer should put in place a board approved policy and compliance function including the appointment of a Chief Compliance Officer latest by April 1, 2023 and October 1, 2023, respectively. This follows the RBI’s guidelines on Scale Based Regulations for NBFCs.

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VP presents International Gandhi Award for Leprosy

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu=conferred the International Gandhi Award for Leprosy, 2021 to Dr. Bhushan Kumar of Chandigarh and Sahyog Kushtha Yagna Trust, Gujarat at a function in New Delhi. The annual award was instituted by Gandhi Memorial Leprosy Foundation. Dr. Bhushan Kumar and Sahyog Kushtha Yagna Trust have been working diligently to raise awareness about leprosy

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