April 2022 Current Affairs PDF

Dear Aspirants, Here I provide   Monthly Current Affairs of  April 2022 with PDF . April 2022 Current Affairs PDF covers important new appointments, important Day with their themes, Awards and honors, Books and Author, important government schemes, app, campaign, MoU, Summit and Conference, and Obituaries etc. These April 2022 Monthly Current Affairs PDF help aspirants for all competitive examinations like Railway NTPC, Group D, RRB JE, SSC, Banking, and State PSU, etc.

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Day with Theme in April 2022

Date Day with Theme
1st April Utkal Diwas(in Odisha) 
2nd April World Autism Awareness Day.

Theme: “Inclusive Quality Education for All”.

2nd April International Children’s Book Day.

Theme: “Stories are wings that help you soar every day.”  

4th  April International Day of Mine Awareness.

Theme: “Safe Ground, Safe Steps, Safe Home.”

5th April National Maritime Day(59th)

Theme: “Sustainable Shipping beyond Covid-19’’

5th April International Day of Conscience.
6th April International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.

Theme: “Securing a Sustainable and Peaceful Future for All: The Contribution of Sport,”

7th April World Health Day.

Theme: “ Our Planet, Our Health”

9th April Play True Day by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
10th April World Homeopathy Day.

Theme: ”People’s Choice For Wellness.”

11th April National Safe Motherhood Day (NSMD)
11th April National Pet Day
12th April International Day of Human Space Flight
13th April Siachen Day by Indian Army under “Operation Meghdoot”.
14th April B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day
14th April International Day of Action for Rivers
14th April World Chagas Disease Day

Theme: “finding and reporting every case to defeat chagas disease.”

 15th April World Art Day

(Leonardo Da Vinci’s birthday)

10th –16th April World Homeopathy Week.
16th April World Voice Day.

Theme: “Lift your voice”

16th April Save the Elephant Day
17th April World Hemophilia Day.
18th April World Heritage Day.

Theme: “Heritage and Climate”.

19th April World Liver Day
20th April UN Chinese Language Day
21st April National Civil Service Day
21st April World Creativity and Innovation Day

Theme: “Collaboration”

22nd April World Earth Day.

Theme: “Invest In Our Planet”

23rd April English Language Day
23rd April World Book and Copyright Day.

Theme: “Read, so you never feel low”

4th Thursday International Girls in ICT Day.
24th April National Panchayati Raj Day
24th April International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace.
25th April World Malaria Day.

Theme: “Harness innovation to reduce the malaria disease burden and save lives”.

25th April International Delegate’s Day
26th April World Intellectual Property Day.

Theme: “focuses on IP and Youth innovating for a Better Future”

28th April World Day for Safety and Health at Work.

Theme: “Participation And Social Dialogue In Creating A Positive Safety And Health Culture”

29th April International Dance Day.
30th April International Jazz Day.

Theme: “A Call for Global Peace and Unity”

30th April Ayushman Bharat Diwas.
24th -30th April World Immunization Week.

Theme: “Long Life for All”

Important Appointments in April 2022

Name of the Person Designation
Ajay Kumar Sood Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India
Ali Sabry New Finance Minister of Sri – Lanka
Amir Khan Brand Ambassador of PharmEasy’s
Anshul Swami MD and CEO of Shivalik Small Finance Bank
AP Abdullahkutty Chairperson of the Haj Committee of India
Aprajita Sharrma Vice Chairperson of the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) Council Standing Committee
Arunabha Ghosh UN Chief to High Level expert group on net zero emissions commitments
Ashwin Yardi CEO of Capgemini
Babita Singh New Global Peace Ambassador 2022
Bimal Kothari New Chairman of India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA)
Bruce de Broize MD & CEO of Future Generali India Life Insurance
Dr. S Raju Director General of the Geological Survey of India (GSI)
Emmanuel Macron President of France
Harsh Shringla Chief Coordinator for the coming G20 Summit
IAS officer Naresh Kumar Delhi’s new Chief Secretary
Iqbal Singh Lalpura Chairperson of the National Commission for Minorities
Jasleen Kohli MD & CEO of Digit Insurance
Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission
Krishnan Ramanujam Nasscom Chairperson for 2022 23
Lt Gen. Manoj Kumar Katiyar Director General of Military Operations
Lt General Manoj Pande New Army Chief
LV Vaidyanathan CEO of P&G India
Mahesh Verma Chairperson of the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH)
Manoj Soni New Chairman of UPSC
Murli Natarajan MD & CEO of DCB Bank
N Chandrasekaran Chairman of Tata Digital
Rajnish Kumar Former Chairman of SBI
Satya Easwaran Wipro Country Head of India
Shanti Sethi New Defense Advisor to Smt. Kamala Harris (Vice President of USA)
Shri. S. Iqbal Singh Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities (NCM)
Sitaram Yechury General Secretary of the Communist Party of India
Urjit Patel Vice President of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Vijay Sampla NCSC Chairperson for Second Time
Vikas Kumar New Managing Director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
Vikram Dev Dutt Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Air India Asset Holding (AIAHL)
Vinay Mohan Kwatra New Foreign Secretary
Vishakha Mulye CEO of Aditya Birla Capital
Vishwas Patel Chairman of Payments Council of India (PCI)

April 2022 Awards and Honours

Award Awardee
1st Lata Mangeshkar Award 2022 PM Narendra Modi
6th Entrepreneur Leadership Award 2022 Vivek Lall (Indian American Defense Expert)
Chameli Devi Jain Award for an Outstanding Woman Media person 2021 Aarefa Johari
Director Of The Year award for Sardar Udham Shoojit Sircar
EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 Falguni Nayar
Global ‘Celent Model Bank’ Award for its EPH initiative IndusInd Bank
Highest Diplomatic Award by Peru Government Ardeshir B K Dubash
International Gandhi Awards for Leprosy, 2021 Dr Bhushan Kumar of Chandigarh under the Indian nomination (individual) category and Sahyog Kushtha Yagna Trust, Gujarat under the institutional category.
John F Kennedy courage award Volodymyr Zelensky
Malcolm Adiseshiah Award 2022 Prabhat Patnaik
O. Henry Award Amar Mitra (Veteran Bengali Author) for his short story titled ‘Gaonburo’: a Bengali short fiction, which was translated into English (The Old Man Of Kusumpur)
Saraswati Samman, 2021 Prof Ramdarash Mishra (For ‘Mein to Yahan Hun’)
UN ‘Champion of the Earth Lifetime Achievement award’ Sir David Attenborough
Whitley Gold Award Charudutt Mishra (Wildlife Conservationist)
World Press Photo of the Year award 2022 Amber Bracken (Canadian photojournalist)”A photograph Kamloops Residential School”

 64th Annual Grammy Awards

Books & Authors in April 2022

Book Author Released/ Published by
“Amit Shah Ani Bhajapachi Vatchal”, a Marathi version of the book “Amit Shah and The March of BJP”. Released by Devendra Fadnavis, former CM of Maharashtra

 

Published by Bloomsbury India
“Birsa Munda – Janjatiya Nayak” Prof. Alok Chakrawal, Vice Chancellor, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya Released by Shri Dharmendra Pradhan
“Chinese Spies: From Chairman Mao to Xi Jinping” French journalist Roger Faligot

and Translated by Natasha Lehrer

Published by HarperCollins India has
“Crunch Time: Narendra Modi’s National Security Crises” Dr Sreeram Chauliahas Released  by Meenakshi Lekhi
‘’Decoding Indian Babudom’’ Ashwini Shrivastava Published by Vitasta Publishing Private Limited
“Hear Yourself” for the Indian subcontinent in Mumbai. Prem Rawat
“Indian Agriculture towards 2030: Pathways for Enhancing Farmers’ Income, Nutritional Security and Sustainable Food and Farm Systems” Released  by Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Narendra Singh Tomar
“Not Just A Nightwatchman: My Innings in the BCCI” Vinod Rai, former 11th CAG of India
“Queen of Fire”(Novel),

Which explores the story of Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi

Devika Rangachari
“Spoorthi Pradatha Sri Somayya” Syam Prasad Released by M Venkaiah Naidu
“The Boy Who Wrote a Constitution: A play for Children on Human Rights” Rajesh Talwar Published by Ponytale Books
“The Maverick Effect” (Biography of the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM)) Harish Mehta
“Tiger of Drass: Capt. Anuj Nayyar, 23, Kargil Hero” Meena Nayyar & Himmat Singh Shekhawat Published by HarperCollins Publishers India
“Tomb of Sand” (Novel) Geetanjali Shree
“The Magic of Mangalajodi” Avinash Khemka Released by Naveen Patnaik
“My Research Works On Sikh History & Philosophy Abinash Mahapatra Released by Naveen Patnaik

Summits And Conferences April 2022

Name of the Summit Organized/Led by Aim/Theme Venue
20th Meeting of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) Mr. Bhupendra Yadav. (Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change) This was the first time in history that an NTCA meeting happened outside the national capital. Arunachal Pradesh
21st World Congress of Accountants ICAI It also conducts examinations for the students pursuing the Chartered Accountancy course. Mumbai
Army Commanders Conference The Conference is also important because of the vacancy of CDS, who acts as the secretary of the Department of Military Affairs. New Delhi
Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Meeting The meeting will also prepare the agenda for the Clean Energy Ministerial meeting which is scheduled in September 2022. Virtual meeting
FATF Meeting Finance Minister Smt. Niramala Sitharaman FATF ( Financial Action Task Force) is an international watchdog responsible for keeping surveillance upon the countries to stop terror financing, money laundering etc. Washington DC
Indo  US 2+2 Summit In addition to discussing the situation in Ukraine, the two nations discussed trade, technology, drugs, defense, and people to people contact.  

 

Virtual meeting

Indo Israel Bilateral Workshop on Quantum Technologies Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and DRDO_Industry_Academia Centre of Excellence (DIA CoE) The agenda of the conference was to discuss quantum technologies and develop a joint quantum technology roadmap. IIT Delhi
National conference on the Localisation of SDGs Ministry of Panchayati Raj Sustainable Development Goals refer to 17 individual targets set up by the United Nations to make living sustainable and humane. Ex. SDG 1  No Poverty, SDG 2  No Hunger, etc. Virtual meeting
‘Production of Bees Wax’ National Dairy Development Board and National Bee Board The objective of the conclave :create awareness about high value beekeeping products like Bees Wax, Pollen, Royal Jelly, bee venom, etc. Virtual meeting
QUAD Leaders Summit The leaders will discuss opportunities to deepen our vital security relationships, enhance economic ties, and expand our close cooperation to deliver practical results. Tokyo
Raisina Dialogue 2022 Ministry of external affairs Theme: “Terranova _Impassioned, Impatient, Imperiled”.
Regional Conference to Review Progress under Jal Jeevan Mission & Swachh Bharat Mission Union Jal Shakti Minister Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat At the Conference progress made by each state under both the flagship programs will be discussed. Jaipur, Rajasthan
Waterways Conclave 2022 Ministry of Ports, shipping and Waterways and Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) IT aims for speedy development of Multimodal projects in North eastern region. Dibrugarh, Assam
Wings India 2022 Ministry of Civil Aviation (MOCA) and FICCI jointly Wings India Award 2022 will be conferred at the event to Aviation related Companies/institutes/organizations. Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad

List of MoUs signed by India in April 2022

Country/Organisation Sign MoU Purpose
Google with Telangana Government To provide benefits of digital economy to the youth and women entrepreneurs.
HAL with Israel Aerospace Industries Aims  to accelerate IAF’s indigenisation efforts for achieving ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.

To convert civil passenger aircraft to Multi Mission Tanker Transport (MMTT) aircraft in India

IAF with IIT Madras To Develop Solutions to Maintain Weapon Systems
IBM India with Nagaland school education department To introduce digital training for girl students in more than 250 secondary and higher secondary schools across 15 districts of the northeastern state. The programme, IBM Stem (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) for Girls, aims to provide 21st century skills to more than 12,000 girls.
IFSCA with the NIA To promote culinary expertise, spread various types of food, and bring esoteric culinary styles and practises to the forefront.
IFSCA with IRDAI To strengthen inter regulatory exchange of information, technical cooperation, supervisory collaboration, and open avenues for developing innovative insurance solutions.
India and Australia signed an Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement The pact will increase bilateral trade to $45_50 billion in five years and create over one million jobs in India.
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL) and Nepal Oil Corporation Ltd. Signed agreements on Nepal becoming the 105th member of the International Solar Alliance (ISA), technical cooperation in railways, petroleum product delivery, and technical experience sharing in the petroleum sector.
International Financial Services Centers Authority (IFSCA) with GVFL Ltd. Guidance and mentorship will be given to companies in GIFT IFSC and entities under the regulatory sandbox of IFSCA.
Kerala and the Netherlands For the ‘Cosmos Malabaricus’ project. The project’s goal is to make digitised Dutch archival information accessible to a wide range of audiences, including Indian and foreign experts as well as Kerala residents.

This study will contribute to a better understanding of Kerala’s history in the 18th century.

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) with IIT Bombay To jointly pursue research and development work in the Green Hydrogen value chain.
Manipur govt with Samsung To start Sports Digital Experience Centre.

To help in improving and enhancing the performance of sporting talents through the latest technologies like sports analytics, virtual reality and mixed reality among others, he maintained, adding that it will also motivate younger generations to opt for sports as a career.

NIXI-CSC and Tripura To establish the projected Data Centre, the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) and CSE e-governance services Ltd have formed a joint venture called NIXI-CSC Data Services Centre in state.
Power System Operation Corp. Ltd.’s (POSOCO) with IIT Delhi To encourage research on issues relating to India’s power sector and strengthen interaction between academia and industry.
Prasar Bharati with Radio Television Argentina (RTA) For collaboration in the field of broadcasting  to exemplify the communication and transmission networking of both nations.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) and IIT Madras For technology development and finding indigenous solutions for the sustenance of various weapon systems.

Aims to accelerate IAF’s indigenisation efforts for achieving ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’

Unique Identification Authority Of India (UIDAI) with the National Remote sensing Centre (NRSC), ISRO NRSC will also provide a web-based portal to collect and store data relating to enrolment centers.

Scheme, App & Campaign in April 2022

  • The Minister of State for Culture and External Affairs, Meenakshi Lekhi has launched a website ‘Temple 360’ .It is a digital platform where anyone can visit or do darshan of 12 Jyotirlinga and Char Dham from any location, making everyone’s life convenient while also keeping people connected.
  • The Delhi government has set up Hobby Hubs project for government schools in Delhi after school hours to promote extra-curricular activities.
  • Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), launched the “SVANidhi se Samriddhi” programme in an additional 126 cities across 14 States/UTs. It was launched in 125 cities in Phase 1 in 2021, covering around 35 lakh street vendors and their families.
  • The Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Jammu and Kashmir, launched an app ‘Jan Nigrani’, intended to help people lodge their complaints related to various schemes online
  • The Haryana Agriculture Minister J P Dalal launched the portal of Mukha Mantri Bagwani Bima Yojana’ where farmers will be compensated for the damage caused to their crops due to adverse weather and natural calamities.
  • Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has launched an anti-corruption mobile app named 1064 Anti-Corruption Mobile App.
  • Health and Medical Education Minister of Karnataka, Keshava Reddy Sudhakar has launched the ‘Social Awareness and Action to Neutralise Pneumonia Successfully’ (SAANS) Campaign to ensure early detection and greater awareness of pneumonia in children under the age of five.
  • Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath begins the ‘School Chalo Abhiyan‘ in order to secure 100 per cent enrollment in elementary and upper primary schools in Uttar Pradesh.
  • The Government of Uttarakhand implement the ‘Him Prahari’ Scheme which is meant for ex-servicemen and youngsters. The Uttarakhand Govt is seeking the cooperation of the Union Government to implement the scheme in areas bordering the Uttarakhand. The scheme will also prioritise settling ex-servicemen in areas bordering the state.
  • ITI Aayog plans to launch the National Data and Analytics Platform (NDAP), which would give government data in a user-friendly manner and encourage data-driven decision-making and research.
  • The Government of India’s Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD) has launched a pilot project in Uttarakhand to implement the One Health Framework through the One Health Support Unit
  • Union Bank of India has launched its super-app named UnionNXT and digital transformation project SAMBHAV, with an investment outlay of around Rs 1,000 crore for the current financial year 2022-23 (FY23).
  • Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan will launch the Udyam Kranti Yojana. Under this Yojna Loans ranging from 1 lakh to Rs. 50 lakh would be offered to youth under this scheme for selfemployment
  • Bank of Baroda has launched “bob World Gold”, a new feature on its bob World mobile banking platform for seniors and the elderly.
  • Google Pay has launched ‘Tap to Pay for UPI’, new functionality to bring the seamless convenience of Tap to Pay to Unified Payments Interface (UPI). The initiative has been launched in collaboration with Pine Labs.
  • HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company has launched its VAULT program. It is India’s first industry-based digital customer engagement and rewards program.
  • Chief Justice of India NV Ramana unveiled the ‘Fast and Secured Transmission of Electronic Records’ (FASTER), a digital platform that allows the supreme court to send interim orders, stay orders, and bail orders to the appropriate authorities via a secure electronic channel.

Sports Current Affairs in April 2022

F1 Australian Grand Prix 2022

  • Formula One Australian Grand Prix 2022 was held on 10 April 2022 in Melbourne, Victoria in Australia.
  • Australian Grand Prix 2022 won by Charles Leclerc (Ferrari- Monaco)

List of 2022 F1 Race Winners:

  • Bahrain Grand Prix: Charles Leclerc (Ferrari-Monaco);
  • Saudi Arabian Grand Prix:Max Verstappen (Red Bull – Netherlands);
  • Australian Grand Prix:Charles Leclerc (Ferrari-Monaco).

Khelo India University Games 2021 

  • Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur and Governor of Karnataka, TC Gehlot launched the logo, jersey, mascot and anthem of the Khelo India University Games 2021 (KIUG 2021) on April 01, 2022, at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.
  • The theme song has been composed by Kannada rapper Chandan Shetty. The KIUG 2021 will be held in Karnataka between April 24 and May 3, 2022. This will be the second edition of KIUG. Around 4500 athletes, representing 20 sports from across the country will participate in the KIUG 2021

Miami Open tennis title 2022

  • The 2022 Miami Open tennis tournamentwas the 37th edition, held from March 22 to April 3, 2022, in Miami Gardens, Florida.
  • Miami Open is classified as an ATP Masters 1000 event on the 2022 ATP Tour and a WTA 1000 event on the 2022 WTA Tour.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Award Winner Runner-Up
Men’s Single Carlos Alcaraz (Spain) Casper Ruud (Norway)
Women’s Single Iga Świątek  (Poland) Naomi Osaka (Japan)
Men’s Double Hubert Hurkacz / John Isner Wesley Koolhof / Neal Skupski
Women’s Double Laura Siegemund / Vera Zvonareva Veronika Kudermetova / Elise Mertens
  • Polish tennis star Iga Swiatek defeated Naomi Osaka of Japan, 6-4, 6-0. in the final match to claim the 2022 Miami Open tennis tournament.
  • becomes only the fourth woman to win the Indian Wells and Miami tournaments back-to-back, a feat known as the “Sunshine Double” given the tournaments’ respective locations in California and Florida.

National Table Tennis Championship 2022

  • Meghalaya would be hosting the 83rd National Table Tennis Championship 2022 at the SAI Indoor Training Centre, NEHU in Shillong from 18th to 25th April 2022.
  • This tournament is being hosted in honour of the State’s 50th anniversary of statehood.
  • This is the second time the Northeast has hosted the world’s largest table tennis tournament.
  • 650 people to attend, with 450 of them being players and the rest being coaches and support personnel.

ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022

  • 12thedition of the Women’s Cricket World Cup was held in New Zealand from 4th March to 3rd April 2022.
  • Australia wins ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 at Hagley Oval in Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Australiabeat England by 71 runs in the finals to claim their seventh Women’s World Cup on April 03, 2022
  • The Player of the Tournament went to Alyssa Healy.

Thailand Open Boxing Tournament 2022

  • India Bags 10 medal in Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament 2022
  • The 15-member Indian boxing contingents ended their campaign at the Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament 2022in Phuket with 10 medals, including three golds, four silvers, and three bronze.

Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament 2022 Winners list:

Gold

  1. Govind Sahani (48kg),
  2. Ananta Pralhad Chopde (54kg)
  3. Sumit (75kg)

Silver

  1. Amit Panghal (52kg)
  2. Monika (48kg),
  3. Varinder Singh (60kg)
  4. Ashish Kumar (81kg)

Bronze

  1. Manisha (57kg),
  2. Pooja (69kg)
  3. Bhagyabati Kachari (75kg)

First Yogasana Senior National Championship Starts in Ahmedabad

  • The first Yogasana senior national championshipkicked off in Ahmedabad with over 169 participants from 14 states.
  • The two-day event has been organised by the National Yogasana Sports Federation (NYSF), an organisation set up by “like-minded shareholders” to promote Yoga as a competitive sport, and Gujarat State Yogasana Association in association with the government of Gujarat.

Ravichandran Ashwin becomes 1st player to get retired out in IPL History

  • Rajasthan Royalsall-rounder, Ravichandran Ashwin became the first player in IPL history to get retired out during the high-octane clash against Lucknow Super Giants.

ICC Players of the Month for March 2022:

  • ICC Men’s Players of the Month for March 2022- Babar Azam (Pakistan skipper )
  • ICC Women’s Players of the Month for March 2022- Rachael Haynes(Australia’s)

Serbia Open

  • Andrey Rublev (Russian)has defeated world No. 1 Novak Djokovic (Serbia) to win his third title in the Serbia Open.

12th Senior Men’s National Hockey Championship

  • 12th Senior Men’s National Hockey Championship tournament was held in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh from April 6 to 17, 2022.
  • Haryana wins 12th Senior Men’s National Hockey Championship by defeating Tamil Nadu3-1 in the shootout after the final ended 1-1 in the regulation time.

Junior Women’s Hockey World Cup 2022

  • Netherlands beating Germany at Potchefstroom, South Africa.

Street Child Cricket World Cup in 2023

  • India is ready to host the Street Child Cricket World Cup in 2023.
  • The Street Child Cricket World Cup 2023 will welcome 22 teams from 16 countries.

 

  • Formula One champion Max Verstappen (Red Bull-Netherlands)won the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix in
  • Riya Jadon wins 11th DGC Ladies Open Amateur Golf Championship.
  • Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Saurav Ghosal wins first-ever gold medal at World Doubles Squash championships at Glasglow, Scotland.
  • Indian GrandmasterDommaraju Gukesh has clinched the 48th La Roda International Open chess tournament title in Castile-La Mancha, Spain. He defeated Israel’s Victor Mikhalevski in the final round.
  • The Commonwealth Games will be held in Victoria, Australia in 2026. Commonwealth Game held in different place including Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat, and Gippsland.
  • Al Rihla – the Official Match Ball for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 has been revealed by Adidas. It is Adidas’ 14th World Cup ball, and it is designed to accommodate the fastest game speeds possible, since it flies quicker in flight than any other World Cup ball. Al Rihlabeing the first World Cup ball to be constructed entirely of water-based inks and glues.
  • 16-year-old chess sensation R Pragganandhaa has won the Reykjavik Open chess tournament in Reykjavik, Iceland.
  • Indian swimmer Sajan Prakashwon the men’s 200m butterfly gold at the Danish Open swimming meet in Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • The 35-year-old, New Zealand pacer (fast bowler) Hamish Bennett, has announced his retirement from his 17-year-old cricket career.
  • Indian shuttler Mithun Manjunath has won silver in Men’s Singles at the Orleans Masters 2022, a badminton tournament held from 29th March to 3rd April 2022 in Orleans, France.
  • Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has unveiled the logo of the 2023 FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup at the Kalinga stadium in the capital Bhubaneswar. Men’s Hockey World Cup to be held in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Rourkela scheduled from 13th to 29th January 202.
  • 35th Edition of Asian Wrestling Championships 2022 held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Indian wrestlers secured a total of 17 medals, that includes (1-Gold, 5-Silver, and 11-Bronze medals).
  • Indian Railways’ men Hockey team won the Obaidullah Khan Heritage Hockey Cup held at Bhopal (MP) from 21.03.2022 to 27.03.2022.
  • Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Saurav Ghosal won the mixed double title at the 2022 WSF World Doubles Squash championship at Glasglow, Scotland
  • The first Khelo India National Ranking Women Archery will be held in Tata Archery Academy, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has approved Rs 75 Lakh to host the Khelo India National Ranking Women Archery Tournament over six phases.
  • Indian swimmer Sajan Prakash won the men’s 200m butterfly gold at the Danish Open swimming meet in Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard has announced his retirement from international cricket
  • Max Verstappen (Red BullNetherlands) won the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix in Italy. Sergio Perez (Red Bull-Mexico) finished second and Lando Norris (McLaren-UK) finished third.
  • Meghalaya is all set to host the 83rd National Table Tennis Championship 2022 scheduled to begin from April 18th till 25th, 2022 at SAI Indoor Training Centre, NEHU in Shillong.

Obituaries in April 2022

Name of the Personality Field
Binapani Mohanty Writer of Odisha and Padma Shri awardee (2020)
Elvera Britto Former Indian women’s hockey team captain
James Dringwell Rymbai Former  Chief Minister of Meghalaya
Manju Singh Actor
Miguel Van Damme Belgian footballer( aged 28 after a long battle with leukaemia)
Prafulla Kar Odia singer and music director
Richard Joseph Howard Pulitzer Prize awardee American poet
Salim Ghouse Film and TV actor

Miscellaneous April 2022 Current Affairs PDF

  • Microsoft launched a new digital and inclusive platform for startup founders in India. The platform called as ‘Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub’ in India, will support startup founders in India at every stage of their startup journey. This platform will offer over USD 300,000 worth of benefits and credits to startups, including free access to the technology, tools, and resources from the tech giant and partners.
  • Pixxel, a space data startup, launched its first fully operational satellite, TD-2, on SpaceX’s Transporter-4 mission. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • The 20th edition of the Bilateral Naval Exercise between the Indian Navy and French Navy named ‘VARUNA’ is being conducted in the Arabian Sea from March 30 to April 03, 2022.
  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested “Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet” (SFDR) booster on April 08, 2022, at the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Odisha. It has an extremely high projected range of 350 km.
  • 9th Edition of the India-Kyrgyzstan Joint Special Forces Exercise was held in March-April, 2022 at Special Forces Training School, Bakloh (HP).
  • Indian cricketer Robin Uthappa has been recently appointed as the brand ambassador for Karnataka- Brain Health Initiative (Ka-BHI).
  • The Indian Navy launched the sixth and last submarine, Yard 11880, of the French Scorpene-class under Project 75, at the Kanhoji Angre Wet Basin of Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) in Mumbai. The submarine has been named ‘Vagsheer’.
  • The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) kicked off the 8th edition of the two-day National Level Pollution Response Exercise, ‘NATPOLREX-VIII’, on April 19, 2022, off Mormugao harbour, Goa.
  • Maharashtra State Environment Minister Aditya Thackeray inaugurated the tap-in tap-out service on the Gateway of India to Churchgate route in an effort to make commuting across Mumbai easier.
  • Exercise KRIPAN SHAKTI, an Integrated Fire Power exercise was recently conducted by The Indian Army’s Trishakti Corps at the Teesta Field Firing Ranges (TFFR), near Siliguri, West Bengal.
  • The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has unveiled a 108 ft statue of Lord Hanuman ji in Morbi, Gujarat, at the Ashram of Bapu Keshvanand ji.
  • The largest electric cruise ship in the world has returned back to port in Yichang in central Hubei province, China after travelling up and down the Yangtze River for its maiden voyage. This cruise ship has been powered by a 7,500-kilowatt-hour massive-sized marine battery.
  • The Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC is all set to be admitted as the seventh member of the East African Community(EAC).
  • China successfully launched a new Earth observation satellite Gaofen-3 03 on April 07, 2022, from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre on board a Long March-4C rocket.
  • Tropical Storm Megi wreaked havoc on the Philippines, killing at least 167 people in landslides and floods. According to the national disaster organisation, another 110 persons are missing, and 1.9 million people have been impacted.
  • The USA has put India & 6 other countries including China & Russia on its annual ‘Priority Watch List’ for intellectual property protection & enforcement.
  • Union Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Shri Bhupender Yadav, was launched the mascotto ‘Prakriti’ today to raise public awareness about small changes that can be made to our lifestyle for a better environment.
  • The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and Arbor Day Foundation have jointly recognised Mumbai and Hyderabad as the “2021 Tree City of the World”.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated to the nation, a 200-bed KK Patel Super Speciality Hospital in Bhuj in the Kutch district of Gujarat.
  • The Gangaur festival is celebrated in Rajasthan and some parts of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and West Bengal. The women worship Gauri, the wife of Lord Shiva during the period of this festival which is from March to April.
  • The first portable solar rooftop system in India has been inaugurated at Swaminarayan Akshardham temple complex in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, inaugurated 13 new districts in the state via video conference on April 4 in Tadepalli, Guntur district. As a result, there will be a total of 26 districts in the state.
  • Sarhul is the festival of the New Year celebrated in the state of Jharkhand by the tribal communities as part of the local Sarna religion. The word ”Sarhul” is connected with tree worship.
  • Bohag Bihu or Rongali Bihu, one of the biggest festivals of Assam, falls in the second week of April every year, marking the beginning of the harvest period. This year Bohag Bihu is being observed from April 14 to April 16.

The Forbes billionaires 2022 list

  • Elon Musk is leading top in the Forbes billionaires list with a net worth of $219 billion, followed by Amazon chief Jeff Bezos at $171 billion

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