High level delegation from Argentina meets Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of Science and Technology


1. PM Modi lays the foundation stone of ‘Tumkuru Industrial Township’ in Tumkuru, Karnataka

In 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi  launched the  Gati Shakti Yojana  . The main objective of this scheme is to implement an infrastructure pipeline in the country. Under this, the Government of India   plans to develop 11 industrial corridors and two defense corridors . Accordingly, PM Modi recently launched the first industrial corridor of the plan called  Tumakuru Industrial Township  . It is the first industrial corridor in South India. It will generate employment for more than 88,000 people. Will attract investment of Rs 7,000 crore within five to six years. Will contribute to the inclusive development of the country. Will trigger economic growth and prosperity in the region. Development of industrial township spread over 8484 acres in three phases at Tumakuru under National Industrial Corridor Development Program as part of the Chennai Bengaluru Industrial Corridor  .

2. A walking tour is being organized through the Buddhist Circuit

The  Sangwol Society of South Korea  is organizing a walking tour  in India   . Under this  , 108 Buddhists will cover a distance of 1,100 km  in India on foot   . This pilgrimage  will visit various places in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar  and will last for 43 days. Buddhism is the official religion of South Korea. This religion reached South Korea from India. This walking tour will enhance cultural ties between India and South Korea.

3. PPAC signs Letter of Intent (SoI) with IEA to strengthen cooperation in data and research in energy sector

 The Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) , Government of India has  partnered  with the International Energy Agency to strengthen cooperation in data and research  and to promote global energy security, sustainability and sustainability.  (IEA)  signed a Letter of Intent (SoI) at its headquarters in  Paris  . This partnership will lead to extensive exchange of knowledge. Organized by Shri P. Manoj Kumar, Director General, PPAC and Dr. Fateh Birol, Executive Director, IEA in the presence of Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Housing & Urban Affairs   from 06 to 08 February, 2023 at Bangalore upcoming  india energy week Signed this Letter of Intent (SoI) on the occasion of

4. Government will open integrated medicine centers in government hospitals across the country: Mansukh Mandaviya

Health Minister  Mansukh Mandaviya  has said that the government  will  open integrated medicine centers in government hospitals across the country .  Patients will be treated in these centers  through both Ayurveda and modern medicine .  Shri Mandaviya jointly  inaugurated Center for Integrated Medicine at Safdarjung Hospital  in  Delhi along with AYUSH Minister  Sarbananda Sonowal  . He said that any country will be prosperous when its people are healthy.

5. High level delegation from Argentina meets Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of Science and Technology

 A high-level delegation led by the   Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation of  Argentina , Daniel Filmus , called  on the Union Minister for Science and Technology,  Dr. Jitendra Singh , in New Delhi  . During this, mutual cooperation between the two countries was discussed. Mr. Daniel Filmes from India to Argentina for  technological development in industries and support to entrepreneurs sought cooperation for Dr. Singh said that the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – CSIR is keen to develop technologies and products in Latin American countries in collaboration with the Argentinian industries and government. Dr Jitendra Singh said that CSIR can play an important role in the Industrial Innovation Pact. Through this, technological development and commercial use of intellectual property will be promoted between the two countries.

6. Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) launched Bal Mitra Chatbot

Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) has launched a  WhatsApp chatbot  named ‘ Bal Mitra ‘  to facilitate communication between the people and the Commission.has been launched. This will help the citizens and the Commission to interact more effectively, as well as provide guidance to the public, especially parents, on issues related to school admission and education of their children. Its objective is to provide authentic information on various matters related to children and their rights and to ensure confidentiality of the matters reported through it. Its key features include complaint registration, information retrieval, complaint status tracking. The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) has been constituted under the Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CPCR) Act, 2005. It is the statutory watchdog of the Delhi Government on matters of child rights. DCPCR has recently launched Early Warning System. The main objective of this system is to reduce the dropout rates in Delhi.

7. First landing of Navy’s LCA and MiG-29 fighter aircraft on INS Vikrant

INS Vikrant is the  first indigenous aircraft carrier  and the most complex warship ever built by our country. It is a matter of pride that the ship   has been designed in-house by  the Indian Navy’s Warship Design Bureau and  built by M/s Cochin Shipyard Limited . The ship  left for maiden sea trials on  4 August 2021 . Since then, it has been at sea for trials of main propulsion, power generation equipment, fire fighting systems, aviation facility complex etc. This carrier was commissioned into the Indian Navy on  2 Sep 2022. was commissioned. Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi was the chief guest at the function. The carrier is undertaking extensive air operations with rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft from 13 December 2022 to achieve the objective of being ‘combat ready’ for air certification and flight integration trials. LCA (Navy) and MiG-29K  on 6 February 2023  by Indian Navy test pilots as part of flight trials Landing was done on INS Vikrant. The LCA (Navy) landing on the deck demonstrated India’s ‘self-reliance’ in its ability to indigenously design, develop, build and operate an aircraft carrier with indigenous fighter jets. It is indeed a historic achievement that for the first time a prototype aircraft indigenously designed and manufactured by Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has been successfully flight tested on an indigenous aircraft carrier. In addition, the landing of the MiG-29K on INS Vikrant is also a significant achievement as it signifies the successful integration of the aircraft with the indigenous carrier as well as further cements the combat readiness of the Navy.

8. Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) and National Forensic Science University (NFSU) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up Digital Forensic Laboratories

The Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI)  and the  National Forensic Science University (NFSU)  have set up  digital forensic laboratories . A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed for exchange of information and knowledge or know-how, technological advancement and skill development in the field of Digital Forensics. The MoU was signed by Shri Surjit Bhujbal, Principal Director General, DGGI and Dr. J.M. Vyas, Vice Chancellor, NFSU, Gandhinagar signed. DGGI is the apex intelligence organization under the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) for collection and dissemination of information relating to GST and for taking necessary measures to prevent evasion of GST. NFSU is an Institute of National Importance established with the approval of the Parliament of India to promote studies and research in Forensic Science and related fields. NFSU is the first and only institute in the field of Forensic Science and has state-of-the-art technology in the field of digital forensics along with the unique capability to study and analyze digital evidence. This has ensured cooperation in the field of digital forensics with various national agencies such as Enforcement Directorate, DRDO and Central Bureau of Investigation, etc. as well as with many countries and their institutions.

9. Green Hydrogen Hub announced in Kerala budget

During the state budget presentation,  the Finance Minister of Kerala  announced that his government would set up a ” Green Hydrogen Hub “. The state government  is allocating Rs 200 crore for  this. This hub  Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram Will be installed in The project will be implemented with the private partner India Hydrogen Alliance. The plan will build green hydrogen plants that can produce 60 tonnes of hydrogen per day. The plant will be set up with a 150 MW electrolyser and storage infrastructure. The Kerala Hydrogen Hub project is considered a blueprint for India. This is the first time such a project has been launched in India. It has already started in other countries. International hydrogen hubs established in different parts of the world are called “Hydrogen Valley Project”.

10. US and Brazil to join India-led Biofuels Alliance

During the G20 meeting  , India   is set to launch the International Biofuel Alliance ,  similar to the International Solar Alliance  . For this  America and Brazil  have agreed to support India. India has been at the forefront of many such emission reduction initiatives. The country allocated USD 4.3 billion during the 2023-24 budget to meet its net-zero targets. Both countries are the largest biofuel markets in the world. America is number one and Brazil is second in biofuels. They are leaders in biodiesel and ethanol production. Together they account for 84% of the world’s ethanol production and 26% of the world’s biodiesel production.

11. EU imposes sanctions on Russian oil

The Russia–Ukraine crisis  intensified as Ukrainians wanted their government to join the European Union. When   Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022 , Ukraine sought EU candidature. And the European Union quickly approved. Since then, the tension between the western world and Russia increased. Tension has been rising since this issue. Recently, the European Union  banned the import of Russian oil into its member states  . The European Union has imposed an embargo on Russian oil as punishment for invading Ukraine. The G7 countries have agreed to raise oil prices from Russia. This includes America, Italy, Germany, France, Britain, Japan and Canada. This is being done to cut the profits of Russia.

12. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Tirtha Darshan Yojana

This scheme   was launched by the Government of Madhya Pradesh . Under this scheme,  free spiritual journey  will be made to the senior citizens. They will be taken to pilgrimage sites which are located outside the state. One or two places of pilgrimage will be visited by him. This scheme is funded by the Government of Madhya Pradesh. The scheme is applicable only for senior citizens, i.e. individuals above the age of 60 years. Age relaxation of two years is provided for women. This scheme will be implemented with the help of IRCTC. During the yatra, tourists will be provided food, accommodation, bus travel expenses, drinking water etc. Means the state government will bear all the expenses.

13. Ashok Leyland and Reliance unveil heavy-duty truck with Hydrogen ICE technology

ICE in H2-ICE  stands for  Internal Combustion Engine  . It  was developed by Reliance  in   partnership with Ashok Leyland . The H2-ICE truck is the first of its kind in India to be powered by hydrogen. The cost of production of this truck was high. However, this truck emits zero carbon. It is completely clean. Combustion principle in H2-ICE: Two hydrogen atoms combine with one oxygen atom to form water. The heat energy released during this reaction is used to ignite the spark plug.

14. Jupiter becomes the planet with the most moons

Jupiter   is the largest planet in the Sun ‘s family. Earlier scientists believed that  Saturn  has the largest number of moons. So far 82 moons have been discovered around Saturn. On the other hand, it was believed that Jupiter had 80 moons. However, the latest discovery has revealed that  Jupiter has 12 more moons  . With this, the number of moons of Jupiter has  increased to 92  . Jupiter now  has the largest number of moons Has occurred. Twelve new moons around Jupiter were discovered by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Of the 12 moons discovered, 9 are very distant. These nine moons take 550 days to revolve around Jupiter. Also, the nine moons discovered are relatively small. These nine moons have curved orbits. Meaning the direction of their orbit is opposite to the direction of rotation of Jupiter. The inner moons of Jupiter have prograde orbits. Meaning they rotate in the same direction in which the planet Jupiter rotates.

15. Pawan Hans Limited to start helicopter service on six routes in the state of Assam

Pawan Hans Limited-PHL  will start helicopter service   on six routes in the state of  Assam . PHL  has been given permission for helicopter service on 86 routes under the scheme in six states  . In the first phase, PHL is starting flight services on the route ‘Dibrugarh-Jorhat-Tezpur-Guwahati-Tezpur-Jorhat-Dibrugarh’. Thereafter, the services will be operationalized in Arunachal Pradesh.

16. China’s Foreign Ministry accepted, the balloon seen in the airspace of Latin America is of China

China  ‘s Foreign Ministry has admitted that  the balloon  seen in the airspace of  Latin America is of China. It is only This is the second confirmation after the US shot down a Chinese balloon on Saturday, leading to a downgrade in US-China relations. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Mao Ning said bad weather caused the balloon to lose its course and enter US airspace. Beijing said that this is the second suspected Chinese balloon, which deviated from the direction due to the weather. Earlier, the US Department of Defense reported sightings of Chinese balloons in Latin America last week, while another suspected Chinese spy balloon that entered US airspace was shot down by the US military on Saturday. America said that the balloon that was dropped,

17. Gaziantep Castle damaged by earthquake in Turkey

The recent  earthquake  in  Turkey  has   damaged Gaziantep Castle . The magnitude of this earthquake was  7.8 on the Richter  and it is one of the most destructive earthquakes in the history of Turkey. This palace is in Gaziantep Province in western Turkey. This palace   was built during the era of the Hittite Empire . Later the  Byzantine emperor  expanded this palace. The Romans used this palace as a watch tower. The Byzantine emperor Justinian I expanded the palace during his reign between the 2nd and 3rd centuries. Major changes to this palace were brought about by the Ayyubids and the Ottoman Empire.

18. Emergency declared for three months in earthquake affected provinces in Turkey

 The death toll from the earthquake in Turkey and Syria has crossed five thousand and thousands of people are injured. Thousands of buildings have collapsed in three earthquakes in southern Turkey and widespread destruction has occurred in the country and in Syria. Turkey’s Vice President Fayut Oktay confirmed that three thousand 419 people were killed and twenty thousand 534 were injured. 1602 people have been killed in Syria as well, whereas five thousand 21 people have been killed in both the countries together. Turkish Disaster Management Agency said in its report that 11 thousand 342 buildings have collapsed and 5 thousand 775 have been confirmed. Turkey announces  seven days of national mourning is of. As a first aid, India has also sent advanced dog squads and drilling machines and essential supplies and equipment by its C-17 aircraft to Adana city in Turkey to assist NDRF teams engaged in disaster management.

19. Two people from the Irula community were honored with the Padma Shri award

Recently  , two people from the  Irula community  , Mr. Vadivel Gopal  and  Mr. Masi Sadaiyan  , were   awarded the  Padma Shri , for their contribution to the Irula Snake Catchers Industrial Cooperative Society. (Industrial Cooperative Society). This industrial co-operative society is one of the major snake venom (ASV) producers in the country. Expert snake catchers Mr. Gopal and Mr. Sadaiyan have been part of this cooperative. The Irulas are a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG), one of the oldest indigenous communities in India. The Irula tribes are concentrated in the northern districts of Tiruvalur (large number), Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, Tiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu and Wayanad, Idukki, Kerala in Kerala. Palakkad etc. resides in large numbers in the districts. The origin of this tribal group is from the ethnic groups of South-East Asia and Australia. They speak the Irula language which like Kannada and Tamil is related to the Dravidian languages. The people of the Irula tribe traditionally catch snakes and rats but also work as labourers. Through experience and instincts, tribal people know where snakes hide. They can also locate snakes on the basis of their markings, smell and feces.

20. London scientists develop amorphous ice of medium density

Scientists at University College London  have recently   developed  a new type of ice that matches the density and composition of water. Is. Snow is called medium-density amorphous ice. To produce the new version, it was produced by regular stirring of ice in a small container with centimeter-wide stainless steel balls at a temperature of -200 °C. Snow appears as a white granular powder that has stuck to the metal sphere. When water freezes, its molecules crystallize and form the hexagonal, solid structure known as ice. Ice is less dense than its liquid form, which is unusual behavior for crystals. Water can also freeze in many other regular systems, depending on conditions such as pressure and freezing. However, amorphous ice is different because it has no such order. Therefore this study can help in studying the mysterious properties of water.

21. Sant Guru Ravidas Jayanti

 The birth anniversary of  Sant Guru Ravidas was celebrated on February 05, 2023  . Guru Ravidas Jayanti  is celebrated on Magha Purnima  (the full moon day in the month of Magha of the Hindu lunar calendar). Guru Ravidas was a 15th-century saint and a prominent reformer of the Bhakti movement, who gained fame for his belief in one God and his unbiased religious poems. He devoted his entire life to the eradication of the caste system and openly disdained the concept of Brahminical society. About 41 of his poems were included in the ‘Guru Granth Sahib’, the religious text of the Sikhs.