Page-44 of Current Affairs - April, 2022

Serbia: Aleksandar Vučić re-elected as President

Aleksandar Vučić has been re-elected as the President of Serbia. The pollster organizations CeSID and Ipsos had predicted victory for Vucic. Overview: The pro-European and centrist Alliance for Victory coalition was represented by Zdravko Ponos, a retired army general. The pollsters had predicted that Vucic’s Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) would win most of the votes ..

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Vinay Mohan Kwatra: New Foreign Secretary

The Indian government has named Vinay Mohan Kwatra who is the country’s ambassador to Nepal, as India’s next Foreign Secretary. He will be taking charge after incumbent Harsh Vardhan Shringla retires on 30th April. Overview: Vinay Mohan Kwatra is an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer and has 32 years of experience working in a range ..

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IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report- Highlights

The latest series of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report has highlighted that without immediate emissions reductions across all sectors, it would be difficult to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Overview: The report also stated that to keep the temperature checked to 1.5 degrees Celsius, the global emission of ..

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India’s Export in 2021-2022

In 2021-22 fiscal, the merchandise exports of India grew to touch a record high of USD 418 billion. This was due to higher exports of products including engineering goods, petroleum products, jewellery, etc. Overview: During 2021-22, the goods trade (imports and exports) of the country crossed USD 1 trillion. India’s imports also touched USD 610 ..

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Rajasthan: Gangaur festival

The Gangaur festival is celebrated in Rajasthan and some parts of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and West Bengal. It is one of Rajasthan’s most important festivals and is observed with great fervour across the state. Overview: The women worship Gauri, the wife of Lord Shiva during the period of this festival which is from March to ..

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6 years of Stand-Up India Scheme

On 5th April 2016, The Stand-up India scheme was launched by the Indian government. On 5th April 2022, it completed six years. Why was this scheme launched? This scheme was launched by the central government with the aim of encouraging entrepreneurship from the grass-root level so that job creation and economic empowerment can be fostered ..

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