1.Sahitya Akademi announces Sahitya Akademi award in Urdu language to poet Chandrabhan Khyal for “Taza Hawa Ki Tabishen”
Sahitya Akademi has announced the Sahitya Akademi Award 2021 in Urdu language to Urdu language poet Chandrabhan Khayal for his collection of poetry ‘ Taj Hawa Ki Tabishen ‘ . It is worth mentioning that the book has been selected by a tri-member jury following the prescribed selection process. Shri Chandrabhan will be presented with an engraved copper plate, shawl and an amount of one lakh rupees as a prize at the literary festival to be held in Delhi on March 11 this year. Jagdish Prasad Mandal was announced to be given the Sahitya Akademi Award for his novel ‘ Pangu ‘ in Maithili language . Earlier in Manipuri languageThis prestigious award was announced to Dr. Thokchom Ibohanvi Singh for his book “ Manipurida Punshi Varigi Sahitya ” and Yajnesh Dave for his collection of poems “Gandha Manjusha ” in Gujarati language . On December 30 last year, the Akademi had announced the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award for the year 2021 to writers of 20 Indian languages, including Daya Prakash Sinha for Hindi and Namita Gokhale for English , and writers of the remaining four languages. The name was given to be told later.
2.The central government is planning to launch a ‘purple revolution’ in the Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir.
According to Union Minister Jitendra Singh , the central government is planning to launch a ‘ purple revolution ‘ in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir . Lavender under Aroma Mission of CSIR-IIIM through Ministry of Science & TechnologyPurple revolution will be planned by promoting the cultivation of Its plan will be made on the lines of Doda and Reasi districts. Lavender cultivation can be started in Ramban to increase the income source of the youth of the district. In Doda and Reasi, more than 500 youth took advantage of the Purple Revolution and increased their income. For the first time in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, farmers were given lavender saplings free of cost under the Purple Revolution (under Aroma Mission). Those who had cultivated lavender earlier were charged Rs 5-6 per plant. This revolution was initiated to support an agricultural economy based on the domestic aromatic crop by moving from imported aromatic oils to domestic varieties.
3.Japan launches hydrogen train
Japan has launched its first hydrogen-powered train . The unveiling is being seen as a step towards the country’s goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050 . This hydrogen-powered train will be tested in March. The two-car train, called the ” Hybari ” , costs US$35 million, or more than 4 billion yen, and can travel 140 kilometers, or 87 miles, at a top speed of 100 kilometers per hour when fueled by hydrogen. The train was developed by East Japan Railway by Hitachi and Toyota Motor Corporation .Developed in collaboration with Japan plans to replace its diesel fleet with this hydrogen version of the trains and Japan will also consider exporting them. In 2030, commercial services are expected to begin. Europe has been a leader in hydrogen-powered trains. Germany launched the world’s first train in 2018, which was built by Alstom SA . Special fuel stations and new regional trains are being developed by Deutsche Bahn AG and Siemens AG, and will be tested in 2024.
4.Panacea Biotech to make new COVID vaccine
The Government of India will partner with Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and pharma company Panacea Biotec to develop a new COVID vaccine . They are SARS-COV-2 variantsas well as develop vaccine candidates to provide comprehensive protection against other beta coronaviruses. CEPI will partner with a consortium of Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), an autonomous institute of the Department of Biotechnology under the Ministry of Science and Technology. CEPI will provide funding of up to US$12 million to support the development of multi-epitope, advanced manufacturing processes and nanoparticle-based vaccine candidates. For this, the lead antigen will be designed and selected through proof-of-concept preclinical studies. Thereafter, CEPI will undertake initial clinical development through Phase 1 or 2 of the study.
5.Government of India will establish a National Digital University
In the Union Budget of 2022-23 , emphasis has been given to implement the National Education Policy (NEP) . A National Digital University to helpAnnounced the decision to set up the Institute which will solve the problem of India’s lack of seats in educational institutions. The digital university will provide access to high quality higher education in multiple languages in compliance with the National Education Policy 2020. The Government of India is planning to set up a digital university to provide world-class quality education and promote online learning in several Indian languages. The government will also expand the ‘One Class One TV Channel’ program under PM e-Vidya Yojana (PM e-Vidya) to address the education loss caused due to closure of schools due to the pandemic. The proposed digital university with enhanced education through television programs will help guide the nation through a pioneering, modern and practical blueprint.
6.India-France agree on roadmap on blue economy and ocean governance
India and France have recently launched Roadmap on Blue Economy and Ocean Governance.agreed upon. The two countries agreed on a roadmap aimed at contributing to scientific knowledge and ocean conservation. They want to ensure that the oceans remain a shared globally based on the rule of law. External Affairs Minister S. The agreement was signed during Jaishankar’s three-day visit to France. The scope of this roadmap will include cooperation among competent administrations on maritime trade, maritime industry, marine technology, fisheries, scientific research, marine eco-tourism, inland waterways, integrated coastal management and civil maritime issues. The two countries plan to hold an annual bilateral dialogue on blue economy and ocean governance to exchange views on their priorities, support ongoing and future cooperation, and share their best practices.
7.Russian President Putin signs order recognizing the independence of Donetsk and Luhansk from Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a mandate recognizing the independence of the Donetsk and Luhansk territories separated from Ukraine . He announced this in a late night televised address. President Putin also ordered the deployment of troops to eastern Ukraine after recognizing the independence of the two regions. The US and Europe have condemned his move and announced new sanctions. US President Joe. Biden has banned trade and investment of US citizens with two territories separated from eastern Ukraine after recognizing them as independent countries from Russia.Signed an executive order of Under this, all new investment, trade and financial activities from the US in these areas have been banned.
8.Rural Connectivity Geographic Information System data released in public domain
Union Minister Giriraj Singh released Rural Connectivity Geographic Information System data in the public domain . He said that Geographic Information System-GIS technology would be used to improve the planning and implementation of projects in rural areas . Shri Singh said that data will play a major role in building a new India. He said that the data has been collected and digitized using the GIS platform developed for the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana. He said that GIS data has been collected for eight lakh rural facilities, 10 lakh habitations and 25 lakh km of rural roads for the scheme.
9.President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates ‘Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate’ week
On February 22, 2022, President Ram Nath Kovind launched the ‘ Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate Program ‘ ( Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate Week) in virtual mode.) was inaugurated. ‘Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate’ is a week long nationwide program of competitions and lectures for school students and college students. The Union Ministry of Science and Technology has selected three institutes in Madhya Pradesh to organize this event. MP Council of Science and Technology (MPCST) Bhopal will organize the program at SGSITS College Indore and Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya Jabalpur. Students from government and private institutions can participate in this event. To participate in this program, students have to register on the official website. Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate Program was started with the aim of attracting the students towards scientific knowledge of items of daily use. The purpose of this program is also to propagate scientific principles.
10.Announcement of scholarship for one thousand trainees in central ministries for one year under Sankalp program
The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship under its Sankalp program has announced scholarships for 1000 apprentices in Central Ministries for one year . Ministries are expected to continue to hold these positions using their own funds after one year of appointment. The National Skill Development Corporation has been entrusted with the responsibility of coordinating the project.
11.Center approves continuation of Central Sector National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship for five years
The Center has approved continuation of the Central Sector National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMSS) for five years from 2021-22 to 2025-26 . It has been approved with a financial outlay of one thousand 827 crores . For this, the income limit has been increased from Rs 1.5 lakh per annum to Rs 3.5 lakh per year . Ministry of EducationSaid that it is proposed to give scholarship to 14 lakh 76 thousand students. The objective of this scheme is to provide scholarships to the economically weaker meritorious students to prevent drop out in class 8th and to encourage them to continue education at the secondary level. The ministry said that every year one lakh new scholarships of Rs 12,000 per student are provided to the selected students of class 9th. They are renewed from class 10th to 12th for study in state government, government aided and local body schools. The students are selected for award of scholarship through an examination conducted by the state and union territory governments.
12.Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chairs the 25th meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council in Mumbai
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chaired the 25th meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council-FSDC in Mumbai . He is on a two-day visit to Mumbai for post-budget discussions with representatives of business world, banks and financial markets. The Council discussed the various mandates of the FSDC and the financial challenges arising out of the changing developments at the global and domestic level. The Council emphasized that the government and all regulators need to keep a constant watch on the financial conditions and functioning of important financial institutions. In the meeting, Minister of State for Finance Dr. Bhagwat Karad , RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das , SEBI Chairman Ajay Tyagi ,Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Chairman Supratim Bandyopadhyay and several other senior officials were present.
13.Ministry of Women and Child Development extended the period of PM Cares Child Development Scheme till 28 February
The Ministry of Women and Child Development has extended the duration of PM Cares Bal Vikas Yojana till 28 February . Earlier this scheme was valid till 31 December 2021 . All the States and Union Territories have been asked to identify the beneficiary children of the scheme and register them on the portal. Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help the children orphaned due to KovidThis scheme was started last year. The objective of this scheme is to help and care for orphaned children during the COVID pandemic. Under this, arrangements have been made for free education and health care for children as well as fixed monthly assistance amount for them after the age of 18 years. A provision has also been made to give a lump sum of Rs 10 lakh in the scheme for such children after the age of twenty three. For this scheme, any person can give the information of the beneficiary children to the administration through the portal.
14.50 trucks carrying 2500 metric tonnes of wheat dispatched from India to Afghanistan
50 trucks carrying two thousand five hundred metric tonnes of wheat from India to Afghanistan were flagged off at a function in Amritsar, Punjab . This aid has been sent to Afghanistan via Pakistan . Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla with Ambassador of Afghanistan Fareed Mamundzai and Director of World Food Program Biswa ParajuliWith these trucks were dispatched. The Foreign Ministry said that this help is part of the government’s commitment to supply wheat to the people of Afghanistan. This wheat will be handed over to the United Nations World Food Program in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. India has tied up with WFP for distribution of wheat to Afghanistan. India has already supplied 5 lakh doses of the vaccine, 13 tonnes of life saving drugs and 500 units of winter clothing. These consignments were handed over to the World Health Organization and the Indira Gandhi Hospital in Kabul.
15.Falkland Islands dispute
Recently, British military aircraft flights to the Falkland Islands halted at Brazilian airports . The incident has sparked tension across the islands. Argentina is concerned about these military flights. The government is also concerned about increasing the frequency of flights. The Chinese embassy in Britain supported Argentina’s claim of full sovereignty over the islands., China has advocated that territorial disputes between countries should be resolved through peaceful negotiations, in line with the principles and purposes of the United Nations Charter. The Falkland Islands are an archipelago on the Patagonian Shelf in the South Atlantic Ocean. They are approximately 480 km east of the southern Patagonian coast of South America and 1,210 km from the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. It is located at about 52°S latitude. The area of this archipelago is 12,000 square kilometers. It consists of West Falkland, East Falkland and 776 smaller islands. It is a British overseas territory with internal self-government. Britain is responsible for the defense and foreign affairs of these islands. Its capital and largest settlement is Stanley on the East Falklands.
16.Electric Vehicle Cell to be set up in Mumbai
In Mumbai , government employees, e-mobility experts and representatives of the electric vehicle industry will set up an Electric Vehicle Cell in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation . This cell will assist policy makers to promote electric vehicles, build infrastructure for charging electric vehicles in the metropolitan area, easy credit facilities for purchase of vehicles, batteries and help in implementing state-of-the-art technology in the public transport system. Will do This cell will work under the Environment Department of the State Government. Aaditya Thackeray, the state’s environment minister and in-charge of Mumbai suburbs, will inaugurate the cell at the Sahyadri Guest House.
17.TransUnion ties up with FICCI for MSME consumer education program
TransUnion CIBIL has partnered with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) to launch a unique nationwide MSME consumer education program to support MSMEs. The program will start with MSME clusters in Maharashtra, Assam and Tripura and aims to reach thousands of MSMEs across major MSME clusters in India.
18.Book titled ‘A Nation to Protect’ by Priyam Gandhi Modi
The book titled A Nation To Protect written by Priyam Gandhi Modi was released by the Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya . The book throws light on the role of PM Narendra Modi during the Covid crisis in the last two years. The book documents the leadership of the Center in this unprecedented time and how the country came out of this crisis.
19.France announces military withdrawal from Mali after nine years
French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that France and its European allies will withdraw from Mali after fighting a jihadist insurgency for more than nine years.Will start France first deployed troops against jihadists in Mali in 2013 under the leadership of socialist President François Hollande. This decision has been taken due to the breakdown of France’s ties with the ruling junta government in the country. The center of this military operation will be shifted from Mali to Niger. In recent years, jihadists have taken advantage of the political turmoil, poverty and weakness of local authorities in the former French colony to occupy many areas. Critics of French strategy in Mali have long accused policymakers in Paris of focusing military force at the expense of politics. The withdrawal applies to 2,400 French soldiers in Mali and a smaller European force of several hundred, which was created in 2020 to ease the burden on the French army.
20.Government’s plan ‘Heal by India’ to establish India as a global source of health sector
The Government of India will promote the ‘ Heal by India ‘ initiative to improve India’s educational institutions in the health sector . The Union Health Ministry recently organized a contemplation camp – ‘Heal by India’ for two days. The ‘Heal by India’ initiative aims to create overseas employment opportunities for India’s trained professionals in the health sector and enhance education to churn out quality human resources in the health sector, enabling them to work anywhere in the world. It helps to become capable.
21.A History of Sriniketan: Rabindranath Tagore’s Pioneering Work in Rural Construction on Rabindranath Tagore by Uma Das Gupta released
The book titled A History of Sriniketan: Rabindranath Tagore’s Pioneering Work in Rural Construction was written by Uma Das Gupta and published under ‘Paper Missile’ by Niyogi Books. The book traces the work of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore to ‘Reconstruction of Villages’, establishing ‘Sriniketan’, a wing of his Visva-Bharati International University in 1922 at Santiniketan, also known as a university town . It is located in West Bengal.
22.Center orders to block app, website and social media accounts of ‘Punjab Politics TV’ abroad
The Central Government has ordered to block the app, website and social media accounts of ‘ Punjab Politics TV ‘ located abroad . The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said that ‘Punjab Politics TV’ has close links with the banned ‘ Sikhs for Justice ‘ organization. This organization has been declared illegal under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 1967.
23.Winter Olympic Games 2022 concludes in Beijing
The closing ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games was held on February 20, 2022 at the National Stadium (known as the Bird’s Nest) in Beijing . The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, were held from 4 to 20 February 2022. A record 109 events took place in 15 disciplines in 7 sports. The venues of the Games were distributed in three regions – Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou. The presidency of the Games was formally handed over to Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo in Italy to host the 2026 Winter Olympics . Norway tops medal tally for second consecutive Winter Olympicswith a total of 37 medals , including 16 gold. This is a new record for the most gold medals won in a single Winter Olympics . Germany finished second with 27 medals overall , while host country China finished third with 15 medals .
24.World Thinking Day: 22 February
World Thinking Day , originally known as Thinking Day , is celebrated annually on 22 February by all Girl Scouts, Girl Guides and other girl groups around the world. This day is celebrated all over the world to think of fellow brothers and sisters, to address their concerns and to understand the true meaning of guidance. The theme of World Thinking Day 2022 is Our World, Our Equal Future .