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Current affairs APRIL 2023
 Kolkata Metro becomes India's first metro train to
run under river
 India ranked 77th in the world's 'Most Criminal
Countries' ranking
 Solar Energy Corporation of India gets 'Miniratna
Category-I' status
 Justice Apresh Kumar Singh appointed as new Chief
Justice of Tripura High Court
 Aam Aadmi Party got the status of national party
 National Safe Motherhood Day -
www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
Kolkata Metro becomes India's first metro train to run under river
• On 12 April 2023, the Kolkata Metro reached Howrah from
Kolkata through a river tunnel for the first time in India, carrying
only officers and engineers. This tunnel is built across the
Hooghly River.
• Services on this route of Kolkata Metro will start from this year
itself. Once the services start, Howrah will become the country's
deepest metro station (33 meters below the surface).
www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
• General Manager of Kolkata Metro Railway: P Udaya Kumar Reddy
• MD of Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC): H N Jaiswal
www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
Ratnakar Patnaik appointed as new Chief Investment Officer of LIC
• On 11 April 2023 Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC)
appointed Ratnakar Patnaik as its new Chief Investment
Officer.
• Patnaik has replaced PR Mishra on this post. Earlier, Patnaik had
joined LIC in September 1990 as a direct recruit officer.
Life Insurance Corporation (LIC):
• Establishment: 1956
• Headquarters: Mumbai
www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
India ranked 77th in the world's 'Most Criminal Countries' ranking
• World of Statistics released the ranking of the world's "most criminal
countries" in which India is ranked 77th, while the US is at 55th and
the UK at 65th.
• As per the ranking, Venezuela has been ranked first as the most
criminal country, followed by Papua New Guinea in second place and
South Africa in third place.
• Turkey, Germany and Japan are among the least criminal
countries, ranked 92nd, 100th and 135th respectively.
www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487

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Current Affairs APRIL 2023 Part II

  • 1. Current affairs APRIL 2023  Kolkata Metro becomes India's first metro train to run under river  India ranked 77th in the world's 'Most Criminal Countries' ranking  Solar Energy Corporation of India gets 'Miniratna Category-I' status  Justice Apresh Kumar Singh appointed as new Chief Justice of Tripura High Court  Aam Aadmi Party got the status of national party  National Safe Motherhood Day - www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
  • 2. Kolkata Metro becomes India's first metro train to run under river • On 12 April 2023, the Kolkata Metro reached Howrah from Kolkata through a river tunnel for the first time in India, carrying only officers and engineers. This tunnel is built across the Hooghly River. • Services on this route of Kolkata Metro will start from this year itself. Once the services start, Howrah will become the country's deepest metro station (33 meters below the surface). www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
  • 3. www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
  • 4. • General Manager of Kolkata Metro Railway: P Udaya Kumar Reddy • MD of Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC): H N Jaiswal www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
  • 5. Ratnakar Patnaik appointed as new Chief Investment Officer of LIC • On 11 April 2023 Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) appointed Ratnakar Patnaik as its new Chief Investment Officer. • Patnaik has replaced PR Mishra on this post. Earlier, Patnaik had joined LIC in September 1990 as a direct recruit officer. Life Insurance Corporation (LIC): • Establishment: 1956 • Headquarters: Mumbai www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
  • 6. India ranked 77th in the world's 'Most Criminal Countries' ranking • World of Statistics released the ranking of the world's "most criminal countries" in which India is ranked 77th, while the US is at 55th and the UK at 65th. • As per the ranking, Venezuela has been ranked first as the most criminal country, followed by Papua New Guinea in second place and South Africa in third place. • Turkey, Germany and Japan are among the least criminal countries, ranked 92nd, 100th and 135th respectively. www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
  • 7. Countries with the ten highest crime rates • Venezuela (83.76) • Papua New Guinea (80.79) • South Africa (76.86) • Afghanistan (76.31) • Honduras (74.54) • Trinidad and Tobago (71.63) • Guyana (68.74) • El Salvador (67.79) • Brazil (67.49) • Jamaica (67.42) www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
  • 8. Shakib Al Hasan wins ICC Men's Player of the Month award for the second time • On 13 April, Shakib Al Hasan and Henriette Ishimwe won the ICC Men's and Women's Player of the Month awards for March 2023. • Shakib Al Hasan won the ICC Men's Player of the Month award for the second time and first win in July 2021. www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
  • 11. • Establishment - 15 June 1909 • Headquarters - Dubai, United Arab Emirates • Chairman - Greg Barclay • CEO - Geoff Allardyce • General Manager - Wasim Khan • Assistant - Asian Cricket Council www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
  • 12. Maharashtra government announces Vinayak Damodar Savarkar's birth anniversary as 'Swatantraveer Gaurav Din' • On 11 April, the Maharashtra government declared 28 May, the birth anniversary of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, as 'Swatantraveer Gaurav Diwas'. • Various programs will be organised to promote and propagate the thoughts and works of Veer Savarkar on Swatantraveer Gaurav Divas. • It aims to highlight Savarkar's contribution to India's independence movement, his ideology and his campaigns for social reforms and the eradication of untouchability. www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
  • 14. Maharashtra • Capital - Mumbai • Chief Minister - Eknath Shinde • Governor - Ramesh Bais • State Industries Minister - Uday Samant www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
  • 15. A new Uranium Isotope 'Uranium-241' discovered • A team of nuclear physicists of Japan has discovered a previously unknown uranium isotope with atomic number 92 and mass 241. • The study has been published in the journal Physical Review Letters and the new isotope has been named Uranium-241. www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
  • 17. Uranium Element • Uranium is a naturally occurring chemical element with the symbol U and atomic number 92. • It is a heavy metal that is radioactive and is found in small amounts in rocks and soil around the world. • Uranium has many isotopes, which are atoms that have the same number of protons but different numbers of neutrons. • Uranium has three isotopes in its natural state, U-234, U-235 and U- 238. • Other isotopes that are not found in natural uranium are U-232, U-233, U-236, and U-237. www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
  • 18. Solar Energy Corporation of India gets 'Miniratna Category-I' status • Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has been accorded the status of Miniratna Category-I Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) on10th April, 2023. • Its formal announcement has been issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India. • SECI has achieved this feat in a short span of time due to its consistent performance, mobility and flexibility in operations. • It is making steady progress towards achieving the Prime Minister's 'Panchamrit' goals and achieving 500 GW non-fossil fuel based non- fossil fuel based capacity by 2030. www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
  • 20. Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) • It is a Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) under the administrative control of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), set up on 20th Sept, 2011. • Managing Director - Suman Sharma www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
  • 21. Sanjeevani Project launched by the Government of Himachal Pradesh • To support small dairy farmers and cattle rearers, the state government launched a project called Sanjeevani on April 9 to enhance their livelihood. • The Sanjeevani project uses telemedicine and technology to provide convenient and high-quality livestock care services to farmers' doorsteps, potentially preventing outbreaks and reducing turnaround time for services. • The Animal Husbandry Department of Himachal Pradesh collaborated with Bharat Financial Inclusion Limited (BFIL) for the National Animal Disease Control Programme-Mobile Veterinary Van (NADCP-AHD- MVU) project. www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
  • 23. Himachal Pradesh • Chief Minister - Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu • Governor - Shiv Pratap Shukla • Capitals - Shimla (Summer), Dharamsala (Winter) www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
  • 24. International Day of Human Space Flight: 12 April • The International Day of Human Space Flight is observed every year on 12 April. • The United Nations General Assembly designated 12 April as the International Day of Human Space Flight through a resolution passed on 7 April 2011. • The day is celebrated in honour of Yuri Gagarin, a Russian cosmonaut, the first human to orbit the Earth on April 12, 1961. • On June 16, 1963, Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to orbit the Earth aboard the Vostok 6 spacecraft. • On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to step on the surface of the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission. www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
  • 26. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) • It is the national space agency of India. • Established - 15 August 1969 • Founder - Vikram Sarabhai • Headquarters - Bengaluru • Parent Organization - Space Commission • Assistant - Vikram Sarabhai Space Center www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
  • 27. Justice Apresh Kumar Singh appointed as new Chief Justice of Tripura High Court • On 11th April 2023, Justice Apresh Kumar Singh was appointed as the new Chief Justice of Tripura High Court by the Central Government. • Apresh Kumar replaced Justice T Amarnath Goud, who was serving as the Acting Chief Justice of the Tripura High Court from November 2022. • The Tripura High Court was established on 23 March 2013 following an amendment to the Constitution of India and the North-Eastern Areas Act of 1971. www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
  • 29. Chief Justice of High Court • Allahabad High Court - Uttar Pradesh - Pritinkar Diwakar • Andhra Pradesh High Court - Andhra Pradesh - Prashant Kumar Mishra • Chhattisgarh High Court - Chhattisgarh - Ramesh Sinha • Delhi High Court - Delhi - Satish Chandra Sharma • Gauhati High Court - Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Mizoram, Nagaland - Sandeep Mehta • Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court - Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh - N Kotiswar Singh • Jharkhand High Court - Jharkhand - Sanjay Kumar Mishra www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
  • 30. • Karnataka High Court - Karnataka - Prasanna B. Varale • Kerala High Court - Kerala, Lakshadweep - S Manikumar • Madhya Pradesh High Court - Madhya Pradesh - Ravi Malimath • Meghalaya High Court - Meghalaya - Sanjib Banerjee • Orissa High Court - Odisha - S Muralidhar • Patna High Court - Bihar - K Vinod Chandran • Punjab and Haryana High Court - Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh - Ravi Shankar Jha • Sikkim High Court - Sikkim - Biswanath Somadar • Telangana High Court - Telangana - Ujjal Bhuiyan www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
  • 31. Aam Aadmi Party got the status of national party Status of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP): • Delhi (full majority government) • Punjab (full majority government) • Goa (6.77% vote and 2 seats) • Gujarat (12.91% vote and 5 seats) www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
  • 33. There are now six national political parties in the country: • Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) • Indian National Congress (INC) • Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) • Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)] • National People’s Party (NPP) • Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
  • 34. National parties and their leaders: • Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) – J.P. Nadda (President) • Indian National Congress (INC) – Mallikarjun Kharge (President) • Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) – Mayawati (President) • Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)] – Sitaram Yechury (General Secretary) • National People’s Party (NPP) – Conrad Sangma (President) • Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) – Arvind Kejriwal (National Convenor) www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
  • 35. What are the rules for a national party? • A party is granted the status of a national party based on fulfilling at least one of the three criteria. • First: The party must have secured at least 6% of the total votes in four or more states. • Second: The party must have won at least 2% of the total seats in the Lok Sabha (meaning 11 seats) from at least three states. The seats won should be from different states. • Third: The party must have been recognized as a state party in at least four states. www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
  • 36. According to the latest tiger census data in 2022, the number of tigers in India has increased to 3,167 • According to the latest tiger census data released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the number of tigers in India is set to reach 3,167 in 2022. • This figure shows a significant increase from the previous census figures of 1,411 in 2006, 1,706 in 2010, 2,226 in 2014 and 2,967 in 2018. • The Prime Minister launched the 'International Big Cat Alliance' to mark the completion of 50 years of 'Project Tiger'. • The Prime Minister also released a booklet titled 'Amrit Kaal Ka Tiger Vision', which outlines the vision for tiger conservation over the next 25 years. www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
  • 38. Project Tiger • Project Tiger was started in 1973 by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. • The initial reserves covered under Project Tiger were Jim Corbett, Manas, Ranthambore, Simlipal, Bandipur, Palamu, Sundarbans, Melghata and Kanha National Parks. The top states with the highest population of tigers in India are: • Madhya Pradesh - (526 tigers) • Karnataka - (524 tigers) • Uttarakhand - (442 tigers) www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
  • 39. World Homeopathy Day: 10 April • World Homeopathy Day is observed every year on 10th April to mark the birth anniversary of Dr. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of Homeopathy. • The Central Council for Research in Homeopathy (CCRH) under the Ministry of AYUSH organized a scientific conference on the occasion in New Delhi. • The conference was inaugurated by Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and its theme is 'Homoe Parivar - Universal Health, One Health, One Family'. www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
  • 41. • Samuel Hahnemann was born in Paris on 10 April 1755 and was a renowned physician and scholar. • AYUSH is the abbreviation of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia Society and aims to promote education and research of the above. • Establishment - 2014 • Responsible Ministers - Sarbananda Sonowal, Cabinet Minister www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
  • 42. Amit Shah launches Vibrant Village program at Kibithu border village in Arunachal Pradesh • Union Home Minister and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah on 10 April launched the 'Vibrant Villages Programme' at Kibithu, a border village in Anjaw district of Arunachal Pradesh. • 'Vibrant Village Programme' approved by the government with a central component of Rs 4800 crore including Rs 2500 crore specifically for road connectivity for the financial years 2022-23 to 2025-26. • Under the programme, 2967 villages in 46 blocks of 19 districts along the northern border in the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, and Himachal Pradesh and the Union Territory of Ladakh were identified for comprehensive development. www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
  • 44. • Establishment - 20 February 1987 • Capital - Itanagar (Executive Branch) • Governor - Kaivalya Trivikram Parnaik • Chief Minister - Pema Khandu • Official Animal - Gayal www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
  • 45. 'Subby' Subramaniam appointed Warrant Officer of UK's Royal Air Force (RAF) • Indian-origin man Subby Subramaniam has been commissioned as a Warrant Officer in the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom in April 2023. • Subramaniam will take over from Warrant Officer Jake Alpert, who previously held the role. Royal Air Force (RAF) • It is a branch of the armed forces of the United Kingdom that specialises in aerial warfare and space operations. • It was established on April 1, 1918, at the end of World War I. At that www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487
  • 47. National Safe Motherhood Day: 11 April • National Safe Motherhood Day is observed every year on 11 April. Its main objective is to raise awareness about maternal health, the need for proper medical care during pregnancy and postpartum. • In 2003, the Government of India declared 11 April as the National Safe Motherhood Day through the efforts of the White Ribbon Alliance India (WRAI) and the day was chosen to coincide with the birth anniversary of Kasturba Gandhi, a renowned social reformer. www.vidyaguru.in / SSC, Bank & Gen. Compt. / Call: 9650549487