AspirantWorld One liners : 1st April

• India will participate in French naval exercises in the Bay of Bengal this month. This is the first French naval exercise that the Indian Navy will participate in. The exercise is called La Perouse. Japan, Australia and the United States of America will participate in the exercise. According to the French Embassy, from March 30 to April 1, two French navy ships, Surcouf and Tonnerre, made a port call at Kochi.

• The Manipur state government has sought the help of the center to alleviate the forest fire at the top of Shirui Mountain in Ukhrul District, Manipur. Shirui Kashong Peak is one of the tourist attractions in the Ukhrul area of Manipur. It is 2835m above sea level. Barry Lily and the river that traverses Ukhrul. Shirui Kashong Peak is located in the Ukhrul district of Manipur.

• Cherry Blossom is the national flower of Japan. This is why it is also called Japanese Cherry and Sakura. It is the flower of many trees of the genus Prunus or Prunus Cerasus. They usually refer to ornamental cherry trees. Cherry blossoms have been found in Uttarakhand, Himalayas, Sikkim, Cha Jam and Kashmir regions of India, and Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling in the northern regions of West Bengal.

• River Front Development Project – Rejuvenation of Sabarmati This is a project of environmental improvement, social progress and urban rejuvenation that will give Ahmedabad a new look. The project will reclaim about 200 hectares of land from the riverbed. It is one of the rivers that flows westward together with the Narmada River and the Tapti River. It originated in Aravalli Hill near Tepur Village in Udaipur District, Rajasthan.

• The government of Jharkhand announced that it will retain 75% of private sector positions and provide locals with salaries of up to 30,000 rupees. The bill will deal with shops, institutions, mines, businesses, industries, companies, associations, trusts, Limited Liability Partnership firms, and anyone who employs ten or more people as private sectors and entities. Every employer is required to register employees on the designated portal.

• The central government plans to issue a 14-digit identification number for each piece of land in India within one year. Subsequently, it will integrate its land records database with income court records and bank records and Aadhaar numbers on a voluntary basis. In 2021, Unique Land Parcel Identification Number (ULPIN) scheme was launched in 10 states. It will be promoted across India in March 2022.

• A financing agreement was signed for the development of STP and sewage treatment networks for the Digha and Kankarbagh areas of Patna. The scope of the project includes the development of a Sewage Treatment Plants with a capacity of 150 MLD and a sewage treatment network of more than 453 kilometers in the Digha and Kankarbagh areas of Patna State, which is one of the most populous cities on both sides of the Ganges.

• Investment Opportunities in India’s Healthcare Sector Report was released by NITI Ayog. The report outlines investment opportunities in various areas of healthcare in India, including hospitals, medical equipment, health insurance, telemedicine, home healthcare, and medical value travel. Since 2016, India’s healthcare industry has been growing at a compound annual growth rate of approximately 22%.

• A group of lepidopterists discovered a new butterfly species in India. The species is named Nacaduba sinhala ramaswamii Sadasivan. It was found in Agasthyamalais in the Western Ghats. The new taxa of Lycaenid butterflies belong to the genus Nacaduba. The blue line is a small butterfly belonging to the Lycaenidae subfamily. Their distribution ranges from India and Sri Lanka to the entire Southeast Asia, Australia and Samoa.

• The 6th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the New Development Bank was attended by Ministry of Finance via video conference. The BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) established the New Development Bank (NDB) at the 6th BRICS Summit held in Fortaleza, Brazil in 2014.

• Indian and United States special forces ended their joint training exercises. About Vajra Prahar 2021: The 11th edition of the “Indo-US Joint Special Forces Exercise-VAJRA PRAHAR 2021” was held at the Special Forces Training School in Baklo, Himachal Pradesh.

• The Prime Minister paid tribute to the people of Rajasthan on State Day. About formation of Rajasthan: Every year State Day of Rajasthan is celebrated on 30th March. Rajasthan, formerly known as Rajputana, was established on March 30, 1949. The state is mainly composed of Rajputs lands, including 19 former princely states, two chiefships and the Ajmer-Merwara districts of the British.

• In India, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Delhi) held a publicity and publicity campaign for the Ministry of Science and Industrial Research-Promoting the innovation of individuals, start-ups and MSME (DSIR-PRISM) programs. DSIR-PRISM has been supporting individual innovators to achieve inclusive development in India.

• The winners of the first International Ranger Awards were announced. The award is provided by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) to 10 professionals around the world. The award was established in 2020 under the cooperation of IUCN WCPA, International Rangers Federation, Global Wildlife Sanctuary and conservation allies.

• Each and every year, Odisha celebrates Utkal Divas on April 1. The tradition of this celebration has a history of 84 years. The Statehood Day of Odisha is celebrated as Utkal Divas. As the ninth-largest state, the state has rich mineral resources. It is a major supplier of raw materials such as coal and iron ore, and its raw materials are distributed all over the country. On April 1, 193 Odisha state was established.

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