Important Days Ayushman Bharat Diwas

  • Ayushman Bharat Diwas is celebrated every year on the last day of April This year, it falls on 30 April 2024.
  • The day is observed to promote and uphold the principles of the Ayushmaan Bharat Yojana also known as Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY).


  • PM-JAY is a healthcare scheme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2018.
  • Under this scheme, free health insurance of Rs 5 lakh is provided to more than 10.74 crore poor and vulnerable families every year.

Awards and Honour

Goldman Environmental Prize 2024

  • The Goldman Environmental Prize 2024 was awarded
  • The prize honors ordinary people who take extraordinary actions to protect our
  • Alok Shukla won the prize from Asia for his contribution to protect the environment


  • Alok Shukla led a successful community campaign that led to the cancellation of 21 planned coal mines in Hasdeo Aranya in July 2022 in Chhattisgarh.
  • Hasdeo Aranya popularly known as the lungs of Chhattisgarh.

World Summits and Organisation

First International Conference on DPI

  • The first United Nations Conference on Digital Public Infrastructure was held in New York under India’s leadership.
  • The session was hosted by the Permanent Mission of India and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, in collaboration with iSPIRT (Indian Software Products Industry Round Table)
  • The conference introduced India’s Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) framework as a global Standard.


  •  Digital public infrastructure (DPI) refers to blocks or platforms such as digital identification, payment infrastructure and data exchange solutions.
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