EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2021
⇒ Union Minister for Environment and Labour & Employment Shri Bhupender Yadav on 12 April 2022 presented the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2021 to Falguni Nayar, the founder of Nykaa.
- She built a Unicorn start-up by disrupting a brick-and-mortar industry by taking the digital route to sell beauty products.
» Ms Nayar will now represent India at the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year Award in June 2022.
Union Minister Shri Yadav and Minister of State for Finance Dr. Bhagwat Karad, also presented awards in 9 other categories.
- Shri A M Naik, Group Chairman of Larsen & Toubro was honoured with Life Time Achievement Award.
The EY Entrepreneur Awards were launched in India in 1999 with the objective of celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit and sharing the inspiring stories of successful Indian entrepreneurs.
Amrit Samagam Conference
⇒ The Union Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Cooperation, Shri Amit Shah, inaugurated the “Amrit Samagam”, a conference of tourism and culture ministers of the country, held in New Delhi on 12 April 2022.
On the occasion of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Ministry of Culture, Government of India, organized the two-day conference on April 12 and 13, 2022.
The aim of the 2-day conference was to reflect on the progress of AKAM so far, gather best practices and ideate on the strategies to be adopted for the remaining period of the celebration, especially for upcoming crucial initiatives.
The topics of discussion included landmark AKAM initiatives that involved mass public participation (Jan Bhagidhari) such as ‘Har Ghar Jhanda’, ‘International Yoga Day’, ‘Digital District Repository’, ‘Swatantra Swar’ and ‘Mera Gaon Meri Dharohar’.
During the inaugural day of the Amrit Samagam Conference, Shri G. Kishan Reddy also launched the Utsav Portal.
- The Utsav Portal website, a digital initiative launched by the Ministry of Tourism, aims to showcase all the events, festivals and live darshans across India to promote different regions of the country as popular tourist destinations worldwide.
- The objective is to showcase various elements, dates and details of the events and festivals of India on a global platform and increase tourism awareness, attractions, and opportunities by providing tourists with contextual digital experiences in the form of visually appealing photographs and stills from the events.
India–UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2023–27
⇒ NITI Aayog and United Nations organized a day-long national validation workshop on the upcoming Government of India–UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2023–27 on 12 April 2022.
- A key objective of the 2023–27 framework will be to utilize the India-UN collaboration to find new ways of addressing the country’s pressing developmental challenges.
The 2023–27 framework aims to align the four pillars of the 2030 Agenda—People, Prosperity, Planet and Participation—with India’s national priorities and provide direction to the efforts of all the UN entities working across the country.
The new framework has identified six outcome areas:
- Health and well-being
- Nutrition and food
- Quality education
- Economic growth and decent work
- Environment, climate, wash and resilience
- Empowering people, communities, and institutions
- The preparation for the 2023–27 framework was a highly participative process, which included consultations with the Central and state governments, civil society, academics, private sector, think tanks, and economic enterprises, among others.
- Six working groups were also set up under the chairmanship of the secretaries of respective Government ministries, with officials from other related ministries, UN entities, and NITI Aayog as members.
- The 2023–27 framework will contain the shared vision and strategies for a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable India.
- While NITI Aayog and the line ministries will steer the framework at the Central level, the state governments and union territories will play a crucial role in realizing the vision and implementing the strategies.
First phase of Khelo India National Ranking Women Archery Tournament
⇒ The first phase of Khelo India National Ranking Women Archery Tournament was held from 12 April to 13 April 2022 at TATA Archery Academy, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand.
» The Sports Authority of India has approved a total amount of Rs 75 Lakh to host the Khelo India National Ranking Women Archery Tournament over six phases.
The Archery Association of India (AAI) in collaboration with the Jharkhand Archery Association and TATA Steel organized the tournament.
- The tournament was held across the Recurve and Compound events in the senior, Junior and Cadet Categories.
- It was conducted as per the World Archery Rules.
» The National Ranking Women Archery Tournament is yet another endeavour by the Khelo India’s Sports for Women component, which takes the most necessary steps to power in more female participation in a wide array of sports competitions.
» The Khelo India National Ranking Women Archery Tournament, now, will provide more competition and exposures at domestic levels for second, third and fourth lines of Archers, in line with Women Empowerment. This will also help to provide them exposure to matches to develop their mental toughness and competitiveness.
⇒ Himachal Pradesh celebrates Himachal Day on 15 April.
Himachal Pradesh was formed in 1948 as a union territory with four districts namely Mandi, Chamba, Mahasu and Sirmaur. Himachal Pradesh became the 18th state of India in 1971.