Top Current Affairs 15 April 2022



Top Current Affairs 15 April 2022

This post contains the current affairs for 15 April 2022. These current affairs are important for banking exams, insurance exams and other competitive exams like IBPS PO and Clerk, SBI PO and Clerk, RBI Assistant and Grade B, etc. You can also attempt our Current Affairs Quiz after reading our daily current affairs.

GDP Rate

World Bank Projects India’s growth forecast 8% for FY23

  • The World Bank has slashed the GDP growth forecast for India in FY2022/23 to 8 percent in its bi-annual “South Asia Economic Focus” report, due to the negative impact of the war in Ukraine on FY23 growth.
  • Earlier in January 2022, growth forecast for FY23 was estimated at 8.7 percent.

National

PM Modi inaugurates Pradhan Mantri Sangrahalaya at Teen Murti Complex in New Delhi

  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya (or Prime Ministers’ Museum) on April 14, 2022, on the  occasion of 132nd birth anniversary of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar, as well as to commemorate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.
  • PM Modi also bought the first ticket of the museum before its inauguration.
  • The museum is a tribute to each of the 14 prime ministers of India since Independence, irrespective of their ideology or tenure.
  • Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya is located at the Teen Murti complex in New Delhi and has integrated the erstwhile Nehru Museum (now designated as Block I) with the newly constructed building (designated as Block II).
  • The museum has employed cutting-edge technology-based interfaces to encompass heterogeneity in content and frequent rotation of display.
  • Built at a cost of Rs 271 crore, the total area of the two blocks is over 15,600 square metres.


Vice President presents International Gandhi Award for Leprosy, 2021

  • Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu presented the International Gandhi Awards for Leprosy, 2021 to Dr. Bhushan Kumar of Chandigarh under the Indian nomination (individual) category and Sahyog Kushtha Yagna Trust, Gujarat under the institutional category.
  • The award was given during a function in New Delhi on April 13, 2022.
  • The annual award has been instituted by Gandhi Memorial Leprosy Foundation to recognise the work of individuals and organisations who have worked tirelessly to fight this disease and the prejudices associated with it.
  • The award commemorates the compassion that Gandhiji possessed and service he rendered towards people afflicted with leprosy.

Appointment

Centre re-appoints Iqbal Singh Lalpura as Chairperson of National Commission for Minorities

  • Centre has re-appointed Iqbal Singh Lalpura, as the Chairperson of the National Commission for Minorities. He is a retired IPS officer of Punjab-cadre.
  • Lalpura was first appointed as Chairman in September 2021, However he resigned from the post in December to contest as the BJP candidate from Ropar assembly constituency, which he lost.
  • The National Commission for Minorities was set up by the Government of India under the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992.
  • Union Government has notified six religious communities as minority communities.These are Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Zoroastrians and Jains.

Sports

Tim Southee wins Sir Richard Hadlee Medal at New Zealand Cricket Awards 2022

  • New Zealand pace bowler Tim Southee has been awarded the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal at the New Zealand Cricket (NZC) Awards on April 14, 2022.
  • This is Southee’s first Sir Richard Hadlee Medal in his 14-year-long career. He has been awarded for his consistency throughout the 2021-22 season.
  • Sir Richard Hadlee medal is the highest cricketing honour of New Zealand (Black Cap).
  • For other category awards click here

R Pragganandhaa beat D Gukesh to win Reykjavik Open chess tournament 

  • Young Indian Chess Grandmaster R Pragganandhaa has won the prestigious Reykjavik Open chess tournament on April 12, 2022.
  • The final was played between R Praggnanandhaa and compatriot GM D Gukesh.
  • The 16-year-old Praggnanandhaa scored 7½/9 to finish half-point ahead of Gukesh.
  • The 2022 Reykjavik Open was a nine-round Swiss tournament, which took place at the Harpa Music and Conference hall in Iceland, from April 6-12.

Days

World Art Day 2022: 15 April

  • The World Art Day is observed every year on 15 April to celebrate fine arts and promote awareness of creative activity around the world.
  • The day was declared by the International Association of Art (IAA), an NGO working in official partnership with UNESCO.
  • The first celebration of World Art Day was held on April 15, 2012.
  • The date has been selected in honor of the birthday of Leonardo da Vinci, the famous painter of Mona Lisa.
  • He was chosen as a symbol of world peace, freedom of expression, tolerance, brotherhood and multiculturalism as well as art’s importance to other fields.

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