World Health Day is celebrated every year on April 7th, the founding date of the World Health Organization (WHO). The primary purpose of World Health Day is to raise awareness about global health issues and emphasize the importance of well-being for everyone. It encourages people, organizations, and governments to address these issues as part of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

In 2024, the theme for World Health Day is “My Health, My Right”, focusing on the fundamental human right to access quality healthcare, education, and information..

GAIL (India) Limited has been honored with the prestigious 15th CIDC Vishwakarma Award in the ‘Achievement Award for Best Construction Projects’ category for its remarkable accomplishment in the Barauni – Guwahati Natural Gas Pipeline project (BGPL). The project, an integral component of the Jagdishpur – Haldia & Bokaro – Dhamra Pipeline project, marks a significant milestone by connecting North-East India to the National Gas Grid for the first time.

The small town of Miraj in Maharashtra’s Sangli district is known for its craftsmanship in making musical instruments, particularly sitars and tanpuras. These instruments have now been awarded the coveted Geographical Indication (GI) tags, recognizing their unique origin and quality.

Indian Coast Guard Director General Rakesh Pal inaugurated the Indian Coast Guard Aquatic Centre at ICGS Mandapam near Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu, as part of his four-day visit to the maritime force’s bases in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Puducherry. The visit aimed to review operational preparedness and infrastructure development in the region, with a focus on ensuring safe, secure, and clean seas. During his visit, DG Rakesh Pal engaged with officers and personnel to discuss his vision for maritime safety and security.

Renowned author Sam Pitroda has written a new book titled ‘The Idea of Democracy’, which explores the current state of democracy and its potential challenges in countries like India and the United States. The book launch event was attended by Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal and other eminent personalities from the literary industry. Pitroda’s book addresses the paradox of so-called democratic success coupled with its liberal decline. It provides a detailed analysis of the essence of democracy, its workings, the values it needs to encapsulate, and the forces and safeguards that can help preserve liberal democracy.

Triple world champion Max Verstappen of Red Bull dominated the Japanese Grand Prix, leading a one-two finish for his team alongside teammate Sergio Perez. Verstappen was in control throughout the race after starting from pole position, claiming his third win from the first four races of the 2024 season.

Bilquis Mir, a canoeist from Jammu and Kashmir, is set to make history as the first woman from India to represent the country as a jury member at the upcoming Summer Olympics in Paris. This prestigious appointment was officially conveyed through a letter from the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to the J&K administration.

Wipro, the IT giant, has announced the resignation of its CEO, Thierry Delaporte. In his place, the company’s Board of Directors has appointed Srinivas Pallia as the new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, effective April 7, 2024. Delaporte, a French national with over three decades of experience in the global IT industry, previously served as the Chief Operating Officer at Capgemini. He was appointed as Wipro’s CEO in July 2020 and has since steered the company with his extensive expertise. Delaporte was known as the highest-paid CEO in the Indian IT sector, earning an annual salary of over Rs 82 crore.

In Slovakia’s recent presidential election, Peter Pellegrini emerged victorious, reinforcing the pro-Russian stance of Prime Minister Robert Fico’s government. Pellegrini’s win signals a continuity in Fico’s policies, characterized by a tilt towards Russia, controversial reforms, and strained relations with the West. Peter Pellegrini secured 53.26% of the vote, defeating pro-Western opposition candidate Ivan Korcok. Despite the presidency’s limited executive powers, Pellegrini’s victory consolidates support for Fico’s government agenda, particularly concerning reforms in criminal law and media regulations.

The National Cooperative Dairy Federation of India Ltd. (NCDFI), the national-level apex dairy cooperative, has elected its new Board of Directors. In the elections held, Dr. Meenesh Shah was unanimously chosen as the new Chairman of the organization. The election process was conducted by Praveen Chaudhary, IAS, the District Collector of Anand, who served as the Returning Officer. Prior to the Board elections, the NCDFI General Body had elected eight directors to the Board in an unopposed process on April 04, 2024.

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