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TNPSC DAILY CA APRIL 04 - English

 ENGAGEMENT WITH INDO - PACIFIC GOES BACK SEVERAL CENTURIES

Synopsis: 

  • India’s engagement with the Indo-Pacific goes back several centuries and the country stands for an open, balanced, rules-based and stable international trade regime in the strategically vital region, President Ram Nath Kovind 
  • Interacting with young students at the prestigious Institute of International Relations here  President Kovind said India’s approach is based on cooperation and collaboration and is elaborated through the vision of SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region).

Key Highlights:

  • SAGAR guides our approach towards both the Indian Ocean and the Indo-Pacific regions,” in a statement issued by the External Affairs Ministry
  • While ‘Indo-Pacific’ is a recent addition to the geopolitical lexicon, India’s engagement with the Indo-Pacific region goes back several centuries. The dynamism and vitality of the region make it a global economic centre.
  • We stand for an open, balanced, rules-based and stable international trade regime in the Indo-Pacific,” the president in a veiled reference to China which has been acting aggressively in the region.
  • India, the U.S. and several other world powers have been talking about the need to ensure a free, open and thriving Indo-Pacific in the backdrop of China's rising military manoeuvring in the resource-rich region.
  • China claims nearly all of the disputed South China Sea, though Taiwan, the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam all claim parts of it.
  • Beijing has built artificial islands and military installations in the South China Sea. China also has territorial disputes with Japan in the East China Sea.
  • The president connectivity with the Central Asian countries remains a key priority for India, which is a member of both the International North-South Transport Corridor and the Ashgabat agreement.

 

13 NEW DISTRICTS EMERGE IN ANDRA PRADHESH 

Synopsis

  • Andhra Pradesh today created 13 new districts taking the total number to 26.
  • Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy digitally inaugurated 13 new districts in the state from his office camp in Tadepalli in the Guntur district.

Key Highlights:

  • Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, during his election campaign for the 2019 Assembly elections, promised to transform every Lok Sabha constituency into one district if his party came to power.
  • There are 25 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state. An additional district was formed by dividing the tribal areas in East Godavari and Visakhapatnam.
  • The revenue line has been raised from 51 to 73. In this context, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy inaugurated the 13 newly formed districts with a video presentation at Thadepalli in Guntur district.
  • Websites and manuals of the new districts were published. The Chittoor district will be divided into two and the Chittoor-headquartered Chittoor district and the Tirupati-headquartered Balaji district will be operational from today.
  • Meanwhile, the government has ordered the appointment of collectors and SPs for the newly formed districts. They are set to begin their mission from today.

 

500-KG GP BOMB TO  IAF

Synopsis:   

  • O.F.K. The 500 kg factory-made bomb will enhance the attack capability of the Indian Air Force. In the first phase, 48 bombs were handed over to the Air Force.
  • Experts from various companies in the defense sector were involved in the preparation of this bomb.

Key Highlights:

  • OFK manufactures military ammunition in Jabalpur area of ​​Madhya Pradesh. The factory (Kamaria Arms Factory) was started in 1943. The factory manufactured and supplied ammunition during World War II.
  • The factory manufactured and supplied various explosives during the 1962 war with China and the 1965 and 1971 wars with Pakistan.
  • Weapons and ammunition for paramilitary forces were also seized by the OFK. The factory is preparing.
  • In this case the O.F.K. The factory has produced a bomb weighing 500 kg. It is the largest bomb ever made entirely locally.
  • The bomb was delivered yesterday for the use of the Indian Air Force.
  • Founded in 1943, the factory is one of the main units of ammunition production, according to the OFK website.
  • It provided supplies during World War II. After independence, the factory played a key role in supplying various types of ammunition to the Armed Forces during the Chinese War of 1962 and the Pakistan Wars of 1965 and 1971.
  • The factory also supplies ammunition to paramilitary forces. The factory also supplies ammunition to paramilitary forces.
  • Currently, the manufacturing process is carried out with the latest combination of hardware components manufacturing, ammunition filling and ammunition assembly.
  • The factory has three divisions for the production of various types of ammunition, namely the ammunition component and engineering division, the small arms ammunition division and the ammunition filling division.

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COIMBATORE  GIRL VAISHNAVI SHINES IN ASIAN YOGA MEET 

Synopsis

  • Coimbatore girl Vaishnavi shone in the first Asia level yoga competition in Thailand recently by winning two gold medals in the junior category (13 to 15 years) and the overall championship.
  • Talking to reporters here, Vaishnavi said she had given over 1,000 performances and won more than 200 gold medals, including 60 in national-level yoga competitions held at Kochi, Gujarat and Bengaluru among other places.

Key Highlights:

  • Over 150 participants from Singapore and Thailand, apart from India, took part in the meet held in Bangkok.
  • A standard X student of Park Global School here, Vaishnavi has received various awards and titles including “Yoga Rani” and “Yoga Natchathra” and “Young Achiever Award” from India Yoga Association and Government of Tamil Nadu.
  • Talking to reporters here, Vaishnavi said she had given over 1,000 performances and won more than 200 gold medals, including 60 in national-level yoga competitions held at Kochi, Gujarat and Bengaluru among other places.
  • Park Global School CEO Anusha Ravi lauded her achievement and said the institution was offering Vaishnavi free education and sponsoring gymnastics training and supporting all her endeavours.

 

 AUSTRALIA WINS ICC WOMEN’S CRICKET WORLD CUP  2022

Synopsis

  • Australia beat England by 71 runs in the finals to claim their seventh Women’s World Cup on April 03, 2022, at Hagley Oval in Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Australia posted a record of 356 on the board. In reply, Nat Sciver waged a lone battle and remained unbeaten on 148 but it was not enough as England was bowled out for 285 in 43.4 overs.

Key Highlights:

  • Alyssa Healy of Australia scored 170 runs in the match, the highest individual score made by any cricketer, male or female, in the World Cup Final. She was also the leading run-scorer in the tournament with 509 runs.
  • The Player of the Tournament went to Alyssa Healy. Sophie Ecclestone of England was the leading wicket-taker in the tournament, with 21 dismissals. The 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup was the 12th edition of the Women’s Cricket World Cup.
  • The tournament was held in New Zealand from 4 March to 3 April 2022.England dropped a few chances and they were made to pay heavily.
  • Then, spinners Alana King and Jess Jonassen took three wickets each as Australia defeated England by 71 runs in the summit clash.
  • Australia have again won 12 ODIs on a trot, and the side did not drop even a single game in the ICC Women's World Cup 2022.
  • They have won seven out of the 12 World Cups that have taken place in women's cricket.
  • Since 2017, Australia have won two T20 World Cup titles (2018 and 2020), and now they have a 50-over World Cup title as well.
  • In the 50-over World Cup in New Zealand, Australia did not lose a single game and won nine consecutive matches to secure the title.

 

 

 

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