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Weekly Roundup: News Highlights from April 22nd to April 28th 2024




29 Apr '24
4 min read


SC Dismisses Petitions Seeking 100% Verification of VVPAT Slips 

The Supreme Court on Friday (April 26th, 2024) rejected petitions all petitions seeking 100% cross-verification of votes cast using Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) with paper slips generated through the VVPAT method. Read more..

DRDO Unveils India’s Lightest Bulletproof Jacket

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Tuesday announced the development of India’s lightest bulletproof jacket, capable of providing protection against the highest level of threats. Read more..

Calcutta HC Declares Teachers Recruitment Null & Void, 26000 Teachers lose jobs

The Calcutta High Court declared all appointments null and void on Monday, April 22nd, 2024, in the selection of approximately 26000 teachers for West Bengal government schools. It mandated that those recruited illegally must return their salary within six weeks. Read more..

Supreme Court to send WhatsApp updates on cases

Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud announced on Thursday (25th April 2024) that the Supreme Court will debut on WhatsApp, providing information about cause lists, case filings, and case listings directly to advocates via WhatsApp messages. Read more..

Indian football sees a 138% surge in Women's Player registration in the last 2 years 

Indian football has experienced a historic 138% surge in the registration of women players over the past two years, indicating a significant growth in the sport’s popularity and an increase in young female athletes pursuing football professionally. Read more.. 

17-year-old Dommaraju Gukesh makes history as the youngest-ever winner of the FIDE Candidates tournament

India’s 17-year-old chess prodigy Dommaraju Gukesh scripted history on Monday (April 22nd, 2024) to become the youngest player ever to win the FIDE Candidates tournament. Read more..

Lok Sabha 2024 Elections: Pink Booth Set Up In Bangalore Rural Constituency For Women Voters

A pink booth model was set up in the Ramanagara district of Bangalore Rural constituency for women voters, decorated with balloons, banners and chairs with pink colour etc. on April 26th, 2024 for Lok Sabha elections. 

Arjun Babuta breaks Air Rifle world record in 2024 Paris Olympics Selection Trials

25-year-old Arjun Babuta shattered the existing finals world record (FWR) in men’s 10m air rifle to secure a commanding victory in the ongoing Olympic Selection Trials , surpassing the record set by fellow finalist and India teammate Divyansh Singh Panwar at the Cairo World Cup earlier this year. Read more..

RBI Directs Kotak Mahindra Bank to Stop issuing New Credit Cards

The RBI directed Kotak Mahindra Bank to stop issuing new credit cards and onboarding customers online due to concerns arising from IT examinations for 2022 and 2023. The bank failed to address these concerns timely, leading to deficiencies in IT risk and information security governance. Despite this, existing customer services, including credit card facilities, remains unaffected.

JEE Main 2024 Results: 56 Candidates Score 100 Percentile

The National Testing Agency (NTA) announced JEE Main Paper 1 results on April 25, 2024, with a record 56 candidates achieving a perfect 100 NTA score, including two females. Telangana leads in state-wise rankings for the third consecutive year with 15 candidates, followed by Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh with seven each, and Delhi with six. Approximately 2.5 lakh out of 14.1 lakh candidates qualified for JEE (Advanced), with Uttar Pradesh producing the highest number of successful candidates, followed by Maharashtra and Telangana. The exam was conducted in 13 languages across 571 centers in 319 cities, including 22 outside India.

President Droupadi Murmu Confers Padma Awards

President Droupadi Murmu presented the Padma Awards at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Monday (22nd April 2024). Former Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Bharatnatyam dancer Dr Padma Subrahmanyam, and Bindeshwar Pathak (posthumous) received the Padma Vibhushan while Actor Mithun Chakraborty, singer Usha Uthup, philanthropist Dr Sitaram Jindal, cardiologist Dr Tejas Madhusudan Patel, and former Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik received the Padma Bhushan.

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Written by Prasad