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Russia suspends UN Human Rights Council

  • News of the suspension from the United Nations Human Rights Council has caused a great deal of controversy around the world. The UN Human Rights Council has passed a resolution condemning Russia for its military offensive against Ukraine
  • Russia's suspension was announced after 93 countries backed the resolution. It is noteworthy that India abstained from voting on this resolution
Order dissolving parliament invalid - Pakistan Supreme Court action verdict
  • Opposition parties in Pakistan have passed a no-confidence motion to oust Prime Minister Imran Khan. The vote on the resolution was canceled by the Deputy Speaker. Following this, Pakistani President Arif Ali Khan ordered the dissolution of parliament on the recommendation of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.
  • Opposition parties have stated they will not run in the by-elections. The Supreme Court of Pakistan quashed the order of President Arif Alvi during the hearing.
  • The judges ruled that Prime Minister Imran Khan was bound by the Constitution and therefore could not instruct President Arif Alvi to dissolve parliament.
  • A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan unanimously ruled that the vote of no-confidence was canceled by the Deputy Speaker and was unconstitutional.
Memorandum of Understanding with Taiwan-based Hong Fu Business Group to start a business in Tamil Nadu
  • Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M.K. In the presence of Stalin at the General Secretariat yesterday, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with the Taiwanese Hong Fu Industry Group, a world leader in footwear manufacturing, to set up business in Tamil Nadu.
  • With this, over the next 3 to 5 years, a gradual investment of up to Rs 1000 crore and employment of 20,000 people will be made.
  • This employment scheme will provide more employment to women. This investment will give a major impetus to the production and export of footwear in Tamil Nadu.
Appointment of the first black female judge to the US Supreme Court
  • The US House of Representatives has approved the appointment of Ketanji Brown Jackson, a black man, as a judge of the US Supreme Court. She is the first black female judge of the US Supreme Court.
  • Ketanji Brown Jackson, 51, currently a judge on the Columbia District Court of Appeals in the capital, Washington, will be the third female judge of the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • In the 233-year history of the Supreme Court, only 5 female judges have been appointed so far. Catanji Brown Jackson will be the 6th female judge of the Supreme Court and the first female judge of the black. It is noteworthy that before him there were only two black men as Supreme Court judges.
Government announces Rs 7,054 crore fund for Tamil Nadu Electricity Board
  • Based on the recommendations of the 15th Finance Commission, the Union Ministry of Finance has decided to lend to states up to 0.5 percent of GDP.
  • In particular, the Union Finance Ministry's Expenditure Department has now approved an additional loan of Rs 28,204 crore for 10 states, including Tamil Nadu, to undertake power sector reforms in 2021-22. Of this, a maximum of Rs 7,054 crore has been provided as incentives to Tamil Nadu alone.
India's economic growth to reach 7.5 per cent - ADB study
  • The Asian Development Bank has released its Economic Survey of South Asian Countries. Economic growth in South Asian countries this year is 7 percent; In 2023 it will be 7.4 percent.
  • At the same time, in the current financial year 2022-23, India's economic growth will increase to 7.5 per cent and in 2023-24 to 8 per cent. In the list of developing countries in Asia, there are 46 member countries.
  • The overall economic growth of these countries is 5.2 percent this year; Next year it will be 5.3 percent. Developing countries in Asia are slowly recovering from the effects of the corona.
  • However there is also a risk that growth will be affected by the unstable political environment and the recurrence of corona. These countries need to implement the vaccination program as soon as possible.
A total of 11 bills were passed in both houses of the 2022 Parliamentary Budget Session
  • The Parliamentary Budget Session, which began on January 31, 2022, was adjourned today (Thursday, April 7, 2022) without a specific date;
  • The two adjourned until February 11, 2021-22 for interim retirement and reconvened on March 14 to review the reports of the department-wise standing committees and discuss reports on grant requests.
  • He said that the series of meetings, which was scheduled to be held till April 8, 2022, was postponed by one day (07.04.2022) due to the request of various political party leaders.
  • A total of 13 bills (12 in the Lok Sabha and 1 in the state legislatures) were introduced at the meeting. 13 bills were passed in the Lok Sabha. 11 bills were passed. A total of 11 bills were passed in both
Key policy decision to build 101 more weapons and bases locally to accelerate ‘autonomy’ in the defense sector
  • Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on April 07, 2022 released the third positive domestication list of 101 items including key equipment / sites in New Delhi. The list, announced by the Department of Military Affairs of the Ministry of Defense, focuses on the tools / systems that will be developed over the next five years to receive firm orders.
  • It is planned to gradually domesticate these weapons and bases from December 2022 to December 2027. As per the rules of Security Purchase Procedure 2020, these 101 items will be procured from domestic companies. Today's list is published following the first list (101) and the second list (108) published on August 21, 2020 and May 31, 2021 respectively.
  • These three lists, which include 310 locally manufactured defense equipment, reflect the Government's confidence in the domestic industry's capabilities in procuring world-class equipment to meet the needs of the Armed Forces.

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