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Champai Soren Sworn in as Jharkhand CM

On 2nd February, 2024, Champai Soren, a JMM leader, took oath as the twelfth Chief Minister of Jharkhand, succeeding Hemant Soren, who was remanded to five days in Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody in connection with an alleged land scam.

Key Points

  • Champai Soren's Pledge: After the oath, Champai Soren pledged to continue Hemant Soren's work in strengthening tribal rights. He expressed commitment to addressing issues in health, education, agriculture, and law and order while keeping public interest in mind.
  • Special Assembly Session: Champai Soren chaired his first Cabinet meeting, deciding to convene a special two-day session of the Jharkhand Assembly starting February 5.
  • ED Remand for Hemant Soren: Former CM Hemant Soren, arrested in a money laundering case linked to an alleged land scam, was granted five days of ED custody by a special court. The Supreme Court refused to intervene, directing him to approach the High Court.

World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) Award 2022

On 31st May, 2022,World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) Award, 2022 was awarded to Jharkhand state by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the for its efforts to control tobacco consumption.

  • According to the report of the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS)-1, when the National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) was launched in Jharkhand in 2012, the tobacco prevalence rate in the state was 51.1 per cent, of which 48 per cent were non-smoking users.
  • Each region of the World Health Organization would receive a maximum of 6 World No Tobacco Day Awards. Two of the awardees might also receive special recognition through the WHO Director -General Special Recognition Award.
  • The nominee of the award may be a group, an individual, or government department or ministry that made a significant contribution to the Tobacco Control.
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