G.K. Update 26,April 2016 (English)
1. 25 APRIL IS OBSERVED AS WORLD MALARIA DAY
World Malaria Day is observed annually on 25th April.
The day is observed to recognise the global efforts to control preventable vector borne disease malaria.
The Theme of the day is “End Malaria For Good”.
Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease most commonlytransmitted by an infected female Anopheles mosquito.
- WORLD IMMUNIZATION WEEK 2016 ORGANISED WITH CAMPAIGN CLOSE THE IMMUNIZATIONGAP
World Immunization Week 2016 is being organised in allover the world from 24 April and 30 April 2016.
The week’s campaign is ‘Close the Immunization Gap’ and it seeks to achieve global vaccination targets by 2020.
The 2016 campaign focuses on the need for immunization amongadolescents and adults – throughout life.
The week is organised by the WHO with an aim to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease.
- WRESTLER SANDEEP TOMAR QUALIFIED FOR RIO OLYMPICS IN 57-KG FREESTYLE CATEGORY
Wrestler Sandeep Tomar won a bronze medal finish on the final day of the 1st World Olympic qualifying tournament at Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
He secured his Olympic quota place for India in the men’s 57kgfreestyle category
Now Sandeep became the fourth Indian wrestler after Yogeshwar Dutt , Narsingh Yadav , and Hardeep Singh to book a berth for the Rio Games.
- UNION GOVERNMENT CONSTITUTED PANEL TO DOUBLE FARMERS’ INCOME BY 2022
Union government constituted the inter-ministerial panel to prepare a blueprint for doubling farmers’ income by 2022.
The panel will be headed by Ashok Dalwai, Additional Secretary at the Union Agriculture Ministry.
The panel will prepare a plan to shift farm policies from being production-oriented to income based ones.
- SALMAN KHAN NAMED AS INDIAN CONTINGENT’SGOODWILL AMBASSADOR FOR 2016 RIO OLYMPICS
Bollywood actor Salman Khan was named as the goodwillambassador of the Indian contingent for the upcoming Olympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
It is the first time when a Bollywood superstar has been chosen as agoodwill ambassador for the Indian contingent at the Olympics.
He was chosen by the Indian Olympic Association from a list of two to three candidates including Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan.
- PRIME MINISTER CONFERS AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN IMPLEMENTATION OF PRIORITY PROGRAMMES
The PM Narendra Modi conferred awards for excellence in implementation of priority programmes on the occasion of 10th Civil Services Day today.
For the priority programme Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana Nagaon, Assam was awarded in North East and Hill States category and Chandigarh in UTs.
Under Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), West Sikkim and Bikaner, Rajasthan were awarded in North East & Hill states and Other States category respectively.
The Prime Minister also released two books named The ChangeMakers and Transforming India.
- 24 APRIL OBSERVED AS NATIONAL PANCHAYATI RAJ DIWAS
Every year April 24 is observed as National Panchayati Raj Diwas across India.
The day marks the passing of the Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992 that came into force with effect from 24 April 1993.
It had led a defining moment in the history of India which helped indecentralization of political power to the grassroots level.