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National Air Sports Policy 2022

On 7th June, 2022, the Ministry of Civil Aviation launched National Air Sport Policy 2022 (NASP 2022).

  • Vision: India as one of the top air sports nations by 2030.

Indigenous Warships ‘Surat’ & ‘Udaygiri’ Launched

On 17 May 2022, two indigenous frontline warships of Indian Navy were launched concurrently at Mazgaon Docks Limited, Mumbai.

INS Surat: A Project 15B Destroyer

  • ‘INS Surat’ is the fourth ship of Project 15B Destroyers.

Global Food Policy Report 2022 on ‘Climate Change and Food Systems’

On 12th May 2022, the Global Food Policy Report 2022 on ‘Climate Change and Food Systems’ was released by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

The Report on Climate Change & its Effects

  • Climate change is a growing threat to our food systems, with impacts becoming increasingly evident.

New Finds at Rakhigarhi - A Harappan Site

A recent three-month-long excavation (in 2022) at Rakhigarhi – a 5,000-year-old Harappan site has revealed new insights of this settlement.

So far, seven mounds have been excavated in Rakhigarhi, each of which has revealed a range of artefacts. This time, the digging was done in three of the seven mounds, out of which mounds number 6 and 7 have been notified by ASI as sites of national importance.


Breed-Wise Report of Livestock and Poultry

On 12th May 2022, Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Shri Parshottam Rupala released the Breed-Wise Report of Livestock and Poultry based on 20th Livestock Census.

  • The breed-wise data collection was done along with 20th Livestock Census during the year 2019.

SC Freezes Sedition Law

On 11th May 2022, the Supreme Court of India freezed a colonial era sedition law until its re-examination.

  • The Supreme said, “We hope and expect that the State and Central Governments will restrain from registering any FIR, continuing any investigation or taking any coercive measures by invoking Section 124A of IPC while the aforesaid provision of law is under consideration.”

Progress from NFHS-4 (2015-16) to NFHS-5 (2019-21)

On 5th May 2022, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya released the National Report of the fifth round of National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5) at Gujarat's Vadodara.

The NFHS-5 National Report lists progress from NFHS-4 (2015-16) to NFHS-5 (2019-21).


Draft National Youth Policy 2021

The Government has reviewed the existing draft National Youth Policy, 2014 and prepared a new draft National Youth Policy (NYP).

  • The draft NYP envisages a ten-year vision for youth development that India seeks to achieve by 2030.

Dr. Ambedkar Centres of Excellence (DACE) Scheme

On 22nd April 2022, the Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment and Chairman of Dr. Ambedkar Foundation (DAF) launched the Dr. Ambedkar Centres of Excellence (DACE) Scheme from Banaras Hindu University.

The scheme will be implemented in 31 Central Universities across the country.


NITI Aayog and UNICEF India sign SoI on SDGs focusing on Children

On 21st April 2022, NITI Aayog and UNICEF India signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a focus on children.

  • The SoI seeks to formalize a framework of cooperation to launch the first report on the ‘State of India’s Children: Status and Trends in Multidimensional Child Development’.

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