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Current Affairs 14 April 2022

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Current Affairs 14 April 2022 includes all newspapers such as The Hindu, The Economic Times, Business Standard, Times of India, PTI, Indian Express, and all Government official websites.

 News Headlines 

  1. Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia flagged off Dornier, the First Made-in-India Commercial Flight.
  2. Netherlands lift fourth FIH Junior Women’s Hockey World Cup title, beating Germany 3-1
  3. ADB to provide USD 2 mn loan to support urban development in Nagaland
  4. Indian Army gets combat ready vehicles from Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL)
  5. BPCL collaborates with Microsoft to leverage cloud and AI to redefine customer experience
  6. UNDP announces $2.2 million in climate action grants for innovators across 19 countries, including India.
  7. Cabinet approves signing of MoU between SEBI and FRC, Mongolia
  8. President RamNath Kovind inaugurates National Conference on Mediation and Information Technology at Kevadia, Gujarat
  9. Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying launches One Health pilot project in Uttarakhand
  10. Shehbaz Sharif elected as new Prime Minister of Pakistan
  11. At 2+2 Dialogue India, US sign MoU to protect each other’s satellites
  12. Anti-Tank Guided Missile ‘HELINA’ Successfully Flight-Tested
  13. BCCI secretary Jay Shah appointed as Member Board Representative of ICC Cricket Committee
  14. Harsh V Shringla is G20 chief coordinator
  15. Infosys, Rolls-Royce launch Aerospace Engineering and digital innovation centre

 News Details 

1. Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia flagged off Dornier, the First Made-in-India Commercial Flight.

  • Alliance Air’s made-in-India Dornier 228 aircraft was deployed for its first commercial flight on Dibrugarh(Assam)-Pasighat(Arunachal Pradesh) route.
  • The Centre-run Alliance Air had in February signed an agreement with the government-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to lease two 17-seater Dornier 228 aircraft.
  • The airline received its first Dornier 228 on April 7.
  • It was India’s first commercial airline to fly Indian-made aircraft for civil operations.

2. Netherlands lift fourth FIH Junior Women’s Hockey World Cup title, beating Germany 3-1

  • The Netherlands lifted their fourth FIH Junior Women’s Hockey World Cup title after beating Germany 3-1 in the final at Potchefstroom, South Africa.
  • Netherlands defeated the Indian women’s hockey team 0-3 in the FIH Junior World Cup semifinals.

3. ADB to provide USD 2 mn loan to support urban development in Nagaland

  • The Asian Development Bank will provide a USD 2 million loan for designing climate resilient urban infrastructure, strengthening institutional capacity and improving municipal resource mobilisation in Nagaland.
  • Government of India and ADB signed the USD 2 million Project Readiness Financing (PRF) loan, the Manila- headquartered lender said in a release.

4. Indian Army gets combat ready vehicles from Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL)

  • Indian Army received the first lot of Infantry Protected Vehicles (IPMVS) from a private sector company which has produced and delivered the four-wheeled armoured combat vehicles.
  • These have been developed and manufactured at a facility in Pune and built on the strategic 8×8 Wheeled Armoured Platform (WhAP).
  • Sukaran Singh, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, TASL.

5. BPCL collaborates with Microsoft to leverage cloud and AI to redefine customer experience

  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL) and Microsoft announced a strategic cloud partnership aimed at accelerating the firm’s digital transformation and shaping the future of innovation.
  • Through a seven-year collaboration, Microsoft will provide infrastructure as a service (IAAS), platform as a service (PAAS), network and security services on the cloud.

6. UNDP announces $2.2 million in climate action grants for innovators across 19 countries, including India.

  • The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and partners of the Adaptation Innovation Marketplace (AIM) have announced $2.2 million in climate action grants for 22 local innovators across 19 countries, including India.
  • The initiative empowers local actors and contributes to the principles for locally led adaptation action, which have been endorsed by UNDP and partners.

7. Cabinet approves signing of MoU between SEBI and FRC, Mongolia

  • The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved a proposal for signing a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and the Financial Regulatory Commission, Mongolia (FRC).
  • Established in 2006, the Financial Regulatory Commission (FRC), Mongolia, is a parliamentary authority.

8. President RamNath Kovind inaugurates National Conference on Mediation and Information Technology at Kevadia, Gujarat

  • President of India Sh. Kovind addressed the inaugural ceremony of the National Conference on Mediation and Information Technology organized by the High Court of Gujarat at Kevadia in Narmada district.
  • Speaking on this occasion, the Chief Justice of India N. V. Ramana emphasized on resolving disputes through mediation.

9. Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying launches One Health pilot project in Uttarakhand

  • The key objective of the Unit is to develop a national One Health roadmap based on the learnings of the pilot project implementation
  • The Inter-ministerial One Health committee under the chairmanship of Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India has been established to lead the implementation of the One Health Support Unit.

10. Shehbaz Sharif elected as new Prime Minister of Pakistan

  • Shehbaz Sharif, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president, was elected unopposed as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan by Parliament on after rival candidate Shah Mahmood Qureshi announced that his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party will boycott the voting and staged a walkout.
  • He is the 23rd Prime Minister of Pakistan.

11. At 2+2 Dialogue India, US sign MoU to protect each other’s satellites

  • India and the United States signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which will clear the way for the ISRO’s ‘NETRA’ in Bengaluru to start collaborating with the American Combined Space Operation Center (CSpOC) to protect satellites of both the nations from natural and man-made threats.

12. Anti-Tank Guided Missile ‘HELINA’ Successfully Flight-Tested

  • India has successfully flight-tested Helina, an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM), in Pokhran.
  • The test was part of user validation trials of the third generation ‘fire and forget’ class missiles developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
  • The flight test was conducted by teams from DRDO, the Army and the Air Force.

13. BCCI secretary Jay Shah appointed as Member Board Representative of ICC Cricket Committee

  • BCCI secretary Jay Shah has been appointed to the ICC Cricket Committee as the Member Board Representative while Mahela Jayawardene was reappointed as Past Player representative.
  • The ICC Board confirmed that South Africa will host the inaugural ICC U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup, which will be held in January next year.

14. Harsh V Shringla is G20 chief coordinator

  • Foreign secretary Harsh V Shringla, who will retire at the end of this month, was appointed as India’s chief G20 coordinator, as the country assumes G20 presidency later this year after the Summit in Indonesia and prepares to host the 2023 event amid an emerging geo-political order.
  • His tenure will begin from May 1 and will hold post till December 2023.

15. Infosys, Rolls-Royce launch Aerospace Engineering and digital innovation centre

  • IT company Infosys and industrial technology firm Rolls-Royce launched a joint aerospace engineering research centre in Bengaluru.
  • In December 2020, the two companies had announced a collaboration for sourcing engineering and R&D services for Rolls-Royce’s civil aerospace business, whereby Rolls-Royce transitioned a significant part of its engineering centre capabilities.

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