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31st May, 2022 Current Affairs

31st May, 2022 Current Affairs
31st May, 2022 Current Affairs

Two newly-elected members of Rajya Sabha Aneel Prasad Hegde and Ravichandra Vaddiraju take oath

  • Two newly-elected members of Rajya Sabha Aneel Prasad Hegde and RavichandraVaddiraju took oath.
  • RajyaSabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu administered oath to them in Parliament House to. JD(U) leader Mr. Hegde has been elected from Bihar while TRS leader Mr. Vaddiraju from Telangana.

NHA launches public dashboard for Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

  • The National Health Authority under its flagship scheme of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) has launched a public dashboard for real-time information on the scheme.
  •  The ABDM public dashboard displays detailed information on the core registries under the mission - Ayushman Bharat Health Account numbers, Health care Professionals Registry and Health Facility Registry. As per the dashboard, the total number of Ayushman Bharat Health Account numbers created are over 22 crore and over 16.6 thousand health care professionals have registered in the Health care Professionals Registry.
  • Chief Executive Officer of National Health Authority Dr. R.S. Sharma said - Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission is built on the principles of accessibility, transparency, inclusivity and inter-operability.
  • The ABDM public dashboard puts the updated information related to the scheme in the public domain to ensure all stakeholders have access to the data in a transparent manner.

Geological Survey of India: Bihar has India’s largest gold reserves

  • A survey by the Geological Survey of India has stated that a gold reserve around 222.88 million tonnes including 27.6 tonnes of mineral-rich ore are present in the Jamui district of Bihar.
  •  The Nitish Kumar government in Bihar has now decided to give permission for the exploration of what is being called as India’s largest gold reserve.
  • The State Mines and Geology Department is in consultation with agencies engaged in the exploration, including GSI and the National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC), for the exploration of gold reserves in Jamui.
  • The top official added that the consultation process had started after analysing the survey findings which indicated the presence of gold in areas such as Karmatia, Jhajha and Sono in the Jamui district.
  • The Bihar government is likely to sign a memorandum of understanding with a central agency or agencies for G3 (preliminary) stage exploration within a month’s time, adding that in certain areas G2 (general) exploration can also be carried out.

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India’s foremost documentary film festival MIFF 2022 begins

  • The 17th edition of the Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short Fiction, and Animation films (MIFF-2022) began with a colourful opening ceremony at the Nehru Centre, Worli in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • MIFF 2022 has got an overwhelming response from filmmakers across the world, receiving a whopping eight hundred 8 film entries from 30 countries.
  • Out of these, one hundred 2 films will be screened under the Competition Category – 35 in international competition and 67 in the national competition. 18 Films will be screened under the ‘MIFF Prism Category’.
  • In commemoration of Bangladesh’s 50 years of Independence, the country has been chosen as the ‘Country of Focus this year.
  •  A special package of 11 films from Bangladesh including the critically acclaimed film ‘Hasina- A Daughter’s Tale’ will be presented at MIFF 2022.


IRDAI Established Committees to Recommend Changes to Insurance Industry

  • The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has formed various committees through the General Insurance Council (GIC) to suggest reforms in several areas of general, reinsurance, and life insurance, including regulation, product, and distribution, among others, in order to overhaul the industry.
  • According to a GIC spokesman, these panels include leaders of private and public sector insurance companies, members of Irdai, and representatives from the GIC. IRDAI established GIC to serve as a liaison between the insurance regulator and the non-life insurance business.

North India’s first Industrial Biotech Park inaugurated at Kathua in J&K

  • Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha and Union minister Jitendra Singh inaugurated the north India’s first Industrial Biotech Park constructed at Ghatti near Kathua.
  •  The Industrial Biotech Park at Kathua will transform the economy and enable scientists to tackle the challenges of climate change. The enabling infrastructure will fuel a new wave of innovation and impact various sectors, from health and agriculture to cosmetics and materials.
  • With new biotech capabilities and innovation, J&K, bestowed with more than 3500 medicinal plant species, will be able to harness market advantages in the most effective way and help the farmers to generate more income, asserted the Lt Governor.
  • The new Industrial Development Scheme has enabled J&K to fetch investment of more than Rs. 38,800 crore as of date, which also includes proposals of 338 industrial units associated with the biotech sector in some way or the other.
Published date : 31 May 2022 06:25PM

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