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Best Geocoded Products Award 2022

  • The Geocode Registry in India is located in Chennai. An online poll was conducted by the Intellectual Property Office of India to select and award the best Geo-coded products in the country so far.
  • In this, Thanjavur plate from Tamil Nadu received the highest number of votes and was selected for the award in the Handicrafts category.
  • Telangana's famous non-vegetarian food product Hyderabad Haleem has been selected for the award in the food product category, in agricultural products, Kandamal turmeric grown by tribals in Odisha's Kandamal district, Mysore sandalwood soap from Karnataka state in the manufactured products category, and a red stone from Varanasi region in the natural products from the earth category.
Increase in support price for 6 crops including wheat, mustard - Cabinet committee meeting decided
  • The Central Government currently fixes the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for 23 crops grown during Rabi and Kharib seasons.
  • In this context, the Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs met yesterday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It was approved to increase the MSP of 6 products including wheat.
  • Last year 2021-2022, the minimum support price of wheat was Rs.2,015 per quintal. It has been increased to Rs.2,125. The production cost of wheat is estimated at Rs.1,065 per quintal. The MSP of mustard has been increased by Rs 400 per quintal to Rs 5,450. 
  • The MSP of barley has been raised to Rs 1,735 per quintal from Rs 1,635 per quintal. The MSP of pulses has been raised from Rs 5,230 to Rs 5,335. The MSP of Mysore pulses has been raised from Rs 5,500 to Rs 6,000 per quintal.
Interpol 90th meeting begins in Delhi
  • The 90th General Assembly meeting of Interpol, the international police agency, will begin at Delhi's Pragati Maidan and continue till the 21st. This conference is now being held in India after a gap of 25 years.
  • Ministers, heads of police and intelligence departments and senior officials from 195 member countries have participated in this meeting.
  • Prime Minister Modi also released a commemorative stamp and a special Rs.100 coin on the occasion. Pakistan Intelligence Agency (FIA) Director General Moshin Bhat participated in the meeting.
Supplementary estimates for additional expenditure of Rs.3,796 crore for the financial year 2022-23
  • Finance Minister Palanivel Thiagarajan presented the Tamil Nadu government's budget for the year 2022-23 in the Legislative Assembly on March 18. In this context, he tabled the first supplementary estimates for the additional expenditure in the Legislative Assembly
  • 500 crore as equity capital assistance to State Transport Corporations to build assets in the transport sector.
  • To improve roads in urban areas, it is proposed to sanction Rs 550 crore as first installment to the Tamil Nadu Urban Finance and Infrastructure Development Corporation.
  • 373.50 crore has been sanctioned under the State Disaster Mitigation Fund to the Metropolitan Chennai Corporation and Municipal Administration Directorate for flood prevention work in Chennai Metropolitan and Suburbs.
  • An additional Rs.134.22 crore has been sanctioned for carrying out flood mitigation works in Chennai and Chengalpattu districts.
  • Rs.104.13 crore has been sanctioned for the renovation of 7 irrigation structures in Coimbatore, Tirupur and Karur districts.
  • For this, Rs.29.76 crore has been included in the supplementary estimates. A total of Rs.336.38 crore has been included under the water resources department in the supplementary estimates.
  • An additional Rs.227.16 crore has been sanctioned as final compensation to the owners of acquired land for the Chennai Outer Ring Road (Part-1) project. A total of Rs 369.74 crore has been included under the highways, minor ports sector in the supplementary estimates.
  • In this academic year 2022-23, the government has given administrative sanction for setting up 28 special schools at a cost of Rs.169.42 crore. For this, Rs.100.82 crore has been added under the school education department.
  • The government has sanctioned Rs 252.29 crore as in-kind advances to cooperative and public sector sugar mills to provide fair and remunerative arrears to sugarcane farmers. This amount is included under Agriculture.
  • The government has sanctioned Rs.168 crore from the infrastructure and facilities fund for the construction of a new suburban bus stand at Kuthambakkam village next to Tirumashisai in Tiruvallur district. This amount is included under housing sector.
  • Rs 33.56 crore has been sanctioned for the Chief Minister's Breakfast Scheme, a pilot scheme for government primary school students. This amount is included under Social Welfare Department.
  • 97.05 crore has been sanctioned for 11 new government medical colleges and hospitals for procurement of equipment.
Report of the Arumugasamy Commission set up to inquire into Jayalalithaa's death
  • The 608-page report of the Arumugasamy Commission set up to investigate Jayalalithaa's death was tabled in the Legislative Assembly.
  • In the matter of Jayalalithaa's treatment, her friend Sasikala, doctor Sivakumar, former minister C.Vijayabaskar and J.Radhakrishnan, who was the then secretary of the health department, have been decided as criminals and the investigation commission has recommended to the government that they should be investigated.
  • The Commission's report presented in the Legislative Assembly ends with 561 pages of citations to two Thirukkurals.
  • First, he recited verse 948 from the 95th verse of medicine. Noynadi Noyamtuala Nadi It is cured Mouth Nadi Opportunity Artist text - What is disease? What is the cause of the disease? What is the cure?
  • These should be properly investigated and treated (this applies not only to physical disease but also to social disease).
  • Second, the 500th place in the final 50th power recognition! Kannaja Velal Mukhatha Kaliru M. Varadarasana Naryatum in Kalal Kalar - Foxes kill a warrior carrying a veld and an elephant with horns when he gets stuck in a muddy ground.
Roger Binny is the new president of BCCI
  • The election was announced after the tenure of former BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, secretary Jai Shah, treasurer Arun Dhumal, etc. Former all-rounder Roger Binny was the only candidate for the post of chairman. Jai Shah again contested for the post of secretary.
  • No one contested for other posts like this. In this case, in the 91st Annual General Committee meeting held in Mumbai yesterday, Roger Binny was elected as the President and Jai Shah as the Secretary again unopposed.
  • Arun Dhumal, who was already the treasurer, has now replaced Brijesh Patel as the chairman of the IPL. Avishek Dalmiya has replaced Dhumal as the treasurer.
2022 Footballer of the Year Award Karim Benzema wins Ballon d'Or
  • Every year, the best football player and player is awarded the Ballon d'Or (Golden Ball). 30 players each will be nominated for this award. They will be chosen by various parties such as players, coaches, association administrators, sports journalists.
  • Karim Benzema (34 years old, France) was selected and awarded the Ballon d'Or at a ceremony in Paris. Benzema scored 44 goals in 46 matches in the 2021-22 season and was instrumental in helping Real Madrid win the Champions League and La Liga titles.
  • It is noteworthy that Lionel Messi (Argentina), the winner of last year's Ballon d'Or and a 7-time winner of the award, did not even make it to the nomination list for the first time in 16 years. Ronaldo, who has already won the Ballon d'Or award 5 times, got the 20th place this time.
Tuticorin Sterlite firing - Justice Aruna Jagatheesan's report
  • A one-man commission headed by retired High Court judge Aruna Jegatheesan conducted an inquiry into the shooting incident. A one-man committee headed by Aruna Jagadeesan tabled the report of the inquiry conducted by the commission in the Assembly meeting.
  • The police have definitely crossed the line. The Commission has only to conclude that in its practice it has done what it ought not to have done.
  • Apart from taking criminal action, the commission recommended departmental action against 17 police officers and against the then Tuticorin District Collector and three revenue officers.
  • The inquiry commission recommended a compensation of Rs 50 lakh to the kin/legal heirs of the deceased and Rs 10 lakh to the injured.
  • The government should treat the loss of the deceased Justin Selvamidesh as equal to the 13 people who died in the shooting and provide appropriate relief to his family. The Commission recommended that his mother be given work and constable Manikandan, who was seriously injured, be given medical relief.

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