AspirantWorld One liners : 3rd April

• The World Economic Forum released the Global Gender Gap Report for the year 2021. India’s ranking on the index fell 28 places. Among the 156 countries in the index, India ranks 140th. As a result, India became the third worst performing country in South Asia. According to the index, India has so far closed 62.5% of its gender gap. In 2020, India ranks 112th among 153 countries. The economic participation and opportunity sub-index also declined.

• The Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects (GGP) is a financial aid program in Japan. GGP is provided by Japan for development projects designed to meet the diverse basic human needs of people in more than 100 countries, including India. Japan initiated grant assistance for grassroots projects in 1989. Currently, grant assistance for grassroots projects has been provided to more than 100 countries/regions including India.

• Jal Jeevan Mission was initiated by PM Modi on August 15, 2019, and its goal is to provide tap water for everyone by 2024. Recently, this has achieved a new achievement, which is to provide tap water to 40 million rural households. At present, more than one third of rural households with 72 million kronor obtain drinking water through tap water.

• Every year, UN member states commemorate World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. Measures will be taken that day to raise people’s awareness of autism spectrum disorder. There are a total of 7 health-specific United Nations Days. World Autism Awareness Day is one of seven. It has been under observation since 2008. Autism is a developmental disorder.

• Rahul Gandhi (Congress leader) promised in a video that Article 244 (A) of the Constitution will be implemented to safeguard the interests of the people in most tribal areas of Assam. Article 244(A) of the Constitution allows the establishment of “autonomous states” in certain tribal areas of Assam. The Congress government inserted it into the Constitution in 1969.

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