Current Affairs Update – 22 April, 2017

Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here are the important Current Affairs of 22 April, 2017. These are important for the upcoming SBI PO mains, BOB Manipal 2017, NICL AO 2017 and NIACL Assistant 2017.

Current Affairs at a Glance – 22 April, 2017

  1. The Odisha government on Friday signed a Memorandum of
    Understanding (MoU) with the Bill &
    Melinda Gates Foundation to improve the lives of small farmers
    and promote
    inclusive agricultural transformation in the state.
  2. India on 21 April 2017 won the elections
    to two subsidiary bodies of a United Nations (UN) Organisations
    .  These two organisations are Committee for
    Programme and Coordination (CPC) and International Narcotics Control Board.
  3. The First Indian-Indonesia Energy Forum was held on 20 April 2017 in
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    . The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for
    Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines Piyush Goyal and Indonesia’s
    Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan participated in the forum.
  4. The International Mother Earth Day was observed on 22 April 2017 across
    the world. The theme for the year is Environmental
    & Climate Literacy.

News related to India and states –

Odisha inks MoU to improve lives of small farmers

  • The Odisha government on Friday
    signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Bill & Melinda Gates
    Foundation to improve the lives of small farmers and promote inclusive
    agricultural transformation in the state.
  • The MoU was signed by Hari Ballav
    Mishra, Director of Agriculture and Food Production, and Nick Austin, Director
    of Agricultural Development, at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • Speaking on the occasion, Chief
    Minister Naveen Patnaik hoped the step would bring improvement in the
    livelihood of small and marginal farmers.

India wins elections to two UN subsidiary bodies
  • India on 21 April 2017 won the
    elections to two subsidiary bodies of a United Nations (UN) Organisations.
  • These two organisations are
    Committee for Programme and Coordination (CPC) and International Narcotics
    Control Board.  
  • India, along with 12 other
    members, was elected for the period of three years to the Committee for
    Programme and Coordination (CPC), a subsidiary body of the UN Economic and
    Social Council (ECOSOC).
  • On the other hand, India, along
    with 19 other nations, was also elected by acclamation to the International
    Narcotics Control Board for a four-year term period  beginning January 2018.
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1st India-Indonesia Energy Forum held in Jakarta

  • The First Indian-Indonesia Energy
    Forum was held on 20 April 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Union Minister of
    State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines
    Piyush Goyal and Indonesia’s Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan
    participated in the forum.
  • The Energy Forum was preceded by
    2nd Joint Working Group (JWG) on Oil and Gas, 4th Joint Working Group on Coal
    and 1st Joint Working Group on New and Renewable Energy.
  • The reports of three Joint
    Working Groups were presented to two Ministers during the Energy Forum.
  • The 2nd JWG on Oil and Gas
    discussed the policy framework of India and Indonesia, oil and gas
    infrastructure development, cooperation opportunities in capacity building and
    business opportunities in oil and gas sector in both countries.
  • Representatives of major Indian
    companies in oil and gas sector, such as ONCG Videsh Limited, Petronet LNG
    Limited, Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) and Bharat Heavy Electricals
    Limited (BHEL) participated in the JWG.

Days –
International Mother Earth Day 2017 observed across the world

  • The International Mother Earth
    Day was observed on 22 April 2017 across the world.
  • The theme for the year is
    Environmental & Climate Literacy. This year’s theme highlights the fact
    that education is the foundation for progress. The world today needs a global
    citizenry fluent in the concepts of climate change and aware of its
    unprecedented threat to the earth. In addition, environmental and climate
    literacy is the engine not only for creating green voters and advancing
    environmental and climate laws and policies but also for accelerating green
    technologies and jobs.
  • The International Mother Earth
    Day recognises that the Earth and its ecosystems provide its inhabitants with
    life and sustenance.

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