What is Shigella infection? Cause, Prevention, Treatment

Shigella is a bacterium that belongs to the enterobacter family — a group of bacteria that reside in the intestine, not all of which cause disease in humans. It mainly affects the intestine and results in diarrhoea, sometimes bloody, stomach pain, and fever.
It is a food- and water-borne infection, and can happen when someone consumes contaminated food, unwashed fruit or vegetables.

New VPN Rules introduced in India: VPN Browsers will now save your history, address and other details

Virtual private network (VPN) companies in India must collect and maintain customer data for at least 5 years, according to a directive from Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In).
The mandate applies to Virtual Private Server (VPS) providers, VPN service providers, cloud service providers, data centers, and is aimed at maintaining accurate information on customer registrations details.

List of renamed railway stations in Uttar Pradesh & other states in India

Jhansi Railway Station has been renamed as Virangana Lakshmibai railway station. Allahabad railway station has been renamed as Prayagraj railway station. Faizabad railway junction has been renamed as Ayodhya Cantt. Habibganj railway station has been renamed as Rani Kamlapati railway station.

Bangladesh discovers a new gas field of 20 MMCFD capacity

Bangladesh has discovered a new gas field with the capacity to produce 20 million cubic feet of gas per day (MMCFD) at the Koilastila Gas field. 

The Sylhet Gas Fields authorities have said that it will be possible to supply 17-19 million cubic feet of gas daily to the national grid from the newly discovered well number 6 by May 10.

Nethanna Bima (Weaver’s Insurance) Scheme in Telangana

Telangana state Government has announced extension of insurance coverage to handloom and power loom weavers under ‘Nethanna Bima’ (Weaver’s Insurance) Scheme. The State Government has issued orders to extend insurance coverage of 5 lakh rupees for weavers under the Insurance Scheme on par with farmers insurance scheme.

RailTel, WHO inaugurate mobile container hospital at Visakhapatnam

The RailTel Corporation of India Ltd said that they had designed and established a “Health Cloud” at Visakhapatnam premises of Andhra Pradesh Med Tech Zone (AMTZ).

The Andhra Pradesh Med Tech Zone (AMTZ) is the world’s first integrated medical device manufacturing hub. The “Health Cloud” at AMTZ has been inaugurated by Louise Agersnap, Head of WHO Innovation Hub, WHO-Geneva.

FISME to launch digital lending platform for MSMEs

MSME association Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with financial guarantee provider Eqaro Surety to set up a digital lending platform for MSMEs in the country.

FISME said the platform is expected to be launched this year and will provide access to collateral-free capital up to Rs 25 lakh to fulfil MSMEs’ need for urgent funds post due diligence of their businesses.

The Indian Coast Guard commissioned its second Air Squadron

The Indian Coast Guard on 4 May commissioned its second Air Squadron, 845 Squadron (CG), at the Coast Guard Air Enclave at Nedumbassery in Kochi.

The new Air Squadron, commissioned by Coast Guard Director General V S Pathania, is equipped with the indigenously developed Advanced Mark III (ALH Mark III) helicopters.

Ronnie O’Sullivan won World Snooker Championship

Ronnie O’Sullivan won a record seventh World Snooker Championship crown after beating Judd Trump 18-13 in the final.

With this title, O’Sullivan has equalled Stephen Hendry’s modern-day record of seven world titles.

Him Prahari scheme by Uttarakhand

The ‘Him Prahari’ scheme is meant for ex-servicemen and youngsters and is aimed at stopping the migration of people from the state. The scheme will focus on areas where migration occurs at a rapid phase so that people stay put, and not move out. 

India Water Pitch-Pilot-Scale Start-up Challenge

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri launched the ‘India Water Pitch-Pilot-Scale Start-up Challenge’ under Ministry’s Atal mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) 2.0.

The Mission aims to empower startups in the water/ used-water sector to grow through innovation and design that will drive sustainable economic growth and generate employment opportunities.

National Ropeways Development Programme – “Parvatmala”

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, while presenting Union Budget for 2022-23 announced National Ropeways Development Programme – “Parvatmala”. The idea is to improve connectivity and convenience for commuters, besides promoting tourism.

‘Kanya Shiksha Pravesh Utsav’ scheme

On the eve of International Women’s Day, the Ministry of Women and Child Development has launched ‘Kanya Shiksha Pravesh Utsav’ scheme to bring back the out-of-school girls back to the education system.

Operation Ganga : Mission to evacuate Indians from Ukraine

Russia invaded Ukraine recently and there is a high possibility of a full-fledge war. Thus, India is making efforts to evacuate its citizens from Ukraine. For this purpose, the Indian government launched ‘Operation Ganga’.

Ombudsperson App for MNREGA

Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Giriraj Singh launched Ombudsperson App for MNREGA.

Operation AAHT launched by Railway Protection Force

Railway Protection Force has launched a nationwide operation – “Operation AAHT”, to curb human trafficking. As part of “Operation AAHT”, special teams will be deployed on all long-distance trains/routes with focus on rescuing victims, particularly women and children, from the clutches of traffickers.

Intensified Mission Indradhanush 4.0

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya launched the Intensified Mission Indradhanush 4.0. The aim of the mission is to protect children and pregnant women of the country from life-threatening diseases.