Latest Current Affairs 04 April 2022


Gautam Adani becomes India’s richest person, Check World Top 10 Richest People

Gautam Adani has become the richest person in India and Asia, surpassing Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani. Adani has entered the exclusive $100  billion club alongside Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates. He has become the 10th richest person in the world with a net worth of $100 billion. Adani’s net worth increased by $23.5 billion in 2022, as Bloomberg Billionaires Index. 

How to Access Broadcast Seva Portal?

The Broadcast Seva Portal was launched by Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur on April 4, 2022. The portal will enable smooth communication between the applicants and different stakeholders and speed up processing of permissions and licenses for broadcast related activities. The portal has a complete database of broadcast institutions including TV Channels, broadcast channels, local cable operators, DTH operators, OTT Media and satellite TV channels among others.

Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban wins the fourth term in Office

The nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Hungary scored a fourth consecutive win in the General Election held on April 3, 2022. The preliminary results had shown the Fidesz Party of Orban leading with 53.1% of the votes versus 35% for Marki-Zay’s Opposition alliance. Fidesz Party was also winning 88 of 106 single-member constituencies. On the basis of the preliminary results, the National Election Office stated that Fidesz would have 135 seats, a two-thirds majority, and the opposition alliance would have 56 seats.

Ministry of Culture launches ‘Temple 360’ website

The Minister of State for Culture and External Affairs, Meenakshi Lekhi has launched a website ‘Temple 360’. During an event organized by the Ministry of Culture at IGNCA Ampitheatre, Indira Gandhi National Centre of Arts, New Delhi under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. Temple 360 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 website also allows a devotee to perform e-Darshan, e-Prashad, e-Aarti and several other services. Temple 360 is a website where one can visit a temple of their choice, anytime and from anywhere from India. With the help of this website, one can digitally witness the magnificence of some of the most pious Hindu pilgrimages that exist. The website also allows a devotee to perform e-aarti and several other services.

RPF arrests touts for illegal ticketing under Operation Upalabdh As part of a month-long pan-India operation on illicit ticketing, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) detained 1,459 touts and blocked 366 IRCTC agent IDs and 6,751 personal IDs, the Railways announced on the 2nd of April, 2022. The RPF’s field units gathered information from the field, the digital world, and the cyber world, then consolidated, vetted, and analysed it before launching the campaign across the country on March 1, 2022. The ‘Operation Upalabdh’ push was launched following the reinstatement of long-distance train services, with the expectation that the festival and summer rush would result in a sharp increase in demand for reserved train tickets. In response to the feedback, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) increased its efforts and launched a pan-India offensive against touting practises in March 2022.


MS Dhoni becomes second Indian Cricketer to play 350 T20s

MS Dhoni has become the second cricketer from India to play 350 T20s matches after Rohit Sharma in the Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings match being played on April 3, 2022. Cricketer Rohit Sharma leads the way with 372 T20 matches while Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni’s former India and CSK teammate, has played 336 T20s. Out of the 350 T20s, Dhoni has represented India in 98 T20 Internationals while he has played 222 T20 matches in IPL for Rising Pune Supergiants and Chennai Super Kings. In the 350th T20 match of MS Dhoni, CSK was looking to register their first win of the season after facing two consecutive defeats against Lucknow Super Giants and Kolkata Knight Riders.

Indian-American singer Falguni Shah wins a Grammy Award

Falguni Shah, an Indian-American Singer, who uses the stage name ‘Falu’, has bagged the Best Children’s Music Album Grammy for ‘A Colorful World’. A self-titled solo album was released by Falguni Shah in 2007, blending the elements of folk from across south-east Asia with western music. Falguni Shah has even collaborated and performed with the music maestro AR Rahman. Falguni Shah is also the only Indian-origin woman to be nominated in the Best Children’s Music Album Category at the Grammy twice.

Indian Shuttler Mithun Manjunath wins Silver at Orleans Masters Super 100

Mithun Manjunath, an Indian Shuttler, had to settle for a silver medal after losing to Toma Junior Popov in the final of the Men’s Singles event at Orleans Masters 2022 in France. The 79th ranked shuttler lost to the home favorite shuttler Popov by 21-11, 21-19 in 50 minutes at the Palais des Sports Arena. Manjunath, who was also playing in his first BWF final, went into the first break trailing by five points. After the resumption, Popov continued his charge and had easily sealed the first game. The second match was much closer as both the shuttlers who were meeting for the first time on tour battled it put till last.


Imran Khan to continue as Pakistan Prime Minister till appointment of Caretaker PM

Pakistan President Arif Alvi informed on April 3, 2022 that Imran Khan shall continue as Prime Minister till a caretaker PM is appointed under Article 224 A (4) of the Pakistan Constitution. This comes after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan was de-notified as Pakistan prime minister by the cabinet division after the dissolution of the National Assembly.

Check Grammys 2022 Full Winners List

Jon Batiste won five Grammys at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony including Best Album of the Year for ‘We Are’. The Bruno Mars led Silk Sonic won four Grammys including Record of the Year and Song of the Year, Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song for ‘Leave The Door Open’. Olivia Rodrigo won Grammy for Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album for ‘Sour.

Axiom Space Mission 1: Know all about First all-private astronaut mission to ISS

The first all-private astronaut mission to the International Space Station is targeted for launch on April 6th from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This will be the first-ever time that an all-private team will share work space with the ISS crew members. They will be spending eight days aboard the ISS conducting research and science and technology experiments. 


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