World Homeopathy Day is observed on April 10th every year. The theme for World Homeopathy Day 2024 is “Homeoparivar: One Health, One Family.” Homeopathy is a form of alternative medicine that believes in the power of tiny homeopathic substances to cure the symptoms of a condition. The word “homeopathy” comes from the Greek words “homeo,” meaning “similar,” and “pathos,” meaning “suffering or disease.”

National Safe Motherhood Day, observed annually on April 11th, is a crucial occasion to highlight the importance of maternal health and well-being. This day serves as a powerful reminder of the need to prioritize the care and support for mothers, ensuring a safe and healthy journey through pregnancy and childbirth.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)’s Chandrayaan-3 mission team has been awarded the 2024 John L. “Jack” Swigert, Jr. Award for Space Exploration by the US-based Space Foundation. This prestigious award is given to recognize the remarkable achievements of a space agency, company, or consortium in the realm of space exploration and discovery. The Chandrayaan-3 mission, launched by ISRO on July 14, 2023, was a groundbreaking achievement for India. The mission consisted of a lander named Vikram and a rover named Pragyan, and it successfully landed at the unexplored south pole of the moon on August 23, 2023. This made India the first country in the world to land a lunar module at the south pole of the moon.

Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar has awarded an ‘On-the-spot Unit Citation’ to INS Sharda for successful conduct of anti-piracy operations at sea. The ship was involved in the safe release of all 19 crew members (11 Iranian and 8 Pakistani) of Iranian fishing vessel “Omari” which was held hostage by pirates off the east coast of Somalia. The ship was tasked to investigate the Iranian fishing vessel “Omari” that was likely hijacked by pirates.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has named Sri Lankan cricketer Kamindu Mendis as the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for March 2024. Mendis’ historic batting performances in the first Test against Bangladesh in Sylhet were instrumental in Sri Lanka’s comfortable victory. Mendis, who had a quiet start to the tour in the T20I series, soon found his groove in the Test match. Facing a challenging situation with Sri Lanka at 57 for 5, Mendis rescued the innings with a brilliant century, scoring 102 runs.

New Zealand won the men’s and women’s titles at the Hong Kong Sevens to cap off a tournament that sets a scene for rugby at the Paris Olympics. The All Blacks Sevens scored the first two tries in a 10-7 win over France in the men’s final to successfully defend their title. New Zealand’s 36-7 win over the United States lifted the women’s title. For the New Zealand men, it was the 68th tournament title in the world series. The Australian women won bronze with a late 24-21 win over France.

Air India has appointed Jayaraj Shanmugam, an industry veteran with 25 years of experience spanning across airlines, airports, and telecom industries, as the Head of Global Airport Operations. This decision comes amidst the airline’s efforts to enhance its operations and customer experience as part of the Vihaan.AI transformation journey.

Simon Harris, aged 37, has been elected as Ireland’s youngest-ever prime minister, succeeding Leo Varadkar who resigned last month. Harris, a former health and higher education minister, secured the nomination with a vote of 88-69 in parliament, garnering support from independent lawmakers, as well as his coalition partners Fianna Fail and the Green Party.

In an effort to stabilize its economy after years of turmoil, Zimbabwe has launched a new gold-backed currency called ZiG, an abbreviation for “Zimbabwe Gold.” This move comes as the country grapples with hyperinflation and a volatile financial landscape. Under the leadership of central bank governor John Mushayavanhu, the ZiG currency will operate with a market-determined exchange rate, replacing the depreciating RTGS dollar. The new notes, ranging from denominations of 1 to 200, aim to restore confidence in the local currency. Additionally, coins will be introduced to alleviate the scarcity of US coins, which has led to unconventional forms of change.


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