Current Affairs This Week (17-04-2022)

  • Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya, a museum dedicated to all 14 former Prime Ministers of India since Independence (The New Indian Express)

  • PM Svanidhi
    The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has been implementing Prime Minister Street Vendors Atmanirbhar Nidhi (PM Svanidhi), a central sector scheme, since June 1, 2020. The scheme aims at providing an affordable working capital loan to street vendors (Source: The Print)
  • Gandhi Award for Leprosy, 2021
    Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday conferred the International Gandhi Award for Leprosy, 2021 to Dr. Bhushan Kumar of Chandigarh and Sahyog Kushtha Yagna Trust, Gujarat at a function in New Delhi. (Source: newsonair.gov.in)
  • Russian cruiser Moskva
    Moskva, formerly Slava, was a guided missile cruiser of the Russian Navy. The ship, 600-foot, 12,500-tonne, was the lead ship of the Project 1164 Atlant class, named after the city of Moscow. The ministry announced late on Thursday that the Moskva had sunk on stormy seas after a fire caused by exploding ammunition. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Parboiled rice
    The parboiled rice refers to rice that has been partially boiled at the paddy stage, before milling. This reduces the chances of the rice kernel breaking during milling. Parboiling also increases the nutrient value of the rice. Also, parboiled rice has a higher resistance to insects and fungi (Source: The Indian Express)
  • Quote of the week
    They cannot make history who forget history. – Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was an Indian jurist, economist and Dalit leader who headed the committee drafting the Constitution of India from the Constituent Assembly debates, served as Law and Justice minister in the first cabinet of Jawaharlal Nehru (Source: Wikipedia).

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