NROL-87 launched by SpaceX


1.Atal Tunnel officially recognized by the World Book of Records as the ‘Longest Highway Tunnel at an altitude of more than 10,000 feet’

During a historic ceremony held on 9 February 2022 in New Delhi , Atal Tunnel has been officially recognized by the World Book of Records as the ‘ Longest Highway Tunnel at an altitude of more than 10,000 feet ‘. Director General of Border Roads Organization (DGBR) Lt Gen Rajeev Choudhary inaugurated Manali in Lahaul-Spiti Valley.Received award for splendid achievement of Border Roads Organization (BRO) in the construction of this excellent engineering linking The World Book of Records UK is an organization that catalogs and verifies exceptional records around the world with recognized certification. Visionary project and nation’s pride Atal Tunnel was dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 03 October 2020. The strategically important 9.02 km long Atal Tunnel ‘ Rohtang Pass ‘‘, it was constructed under challenging conditions of freezing temperatures in extremely rough terrain on the Manali-Leh highway. Before the construction of this tunnel, this highway used to be closed for six months during the winter season separating Lahaul and Spiti from the mainland. The construction of the Atal Tunnel has reduced the distance of 46 km and travel time on the Manali-Sarchu road from four to five hours, providing all-weather connectivity on the Manali-Leh highway.

2.Announcement of five best performing aspirational districts in the field of agriculture and water resources in December 2021

NITI Aayog has announced the five best performing aspirational districts in the field of agriculture and water resources in December 2021 . According to the delta ranking of the commission, Malkangiri district of Odisha is at the first place. It is followed by Chhatarpur in Madhya Pradesh, Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir, Ramgarh in Jharkhand and Begusarai in Bihar.

3.Nord Stream to gas pipeline will be blocked if Russia attacks Ukraine – Joe Biden

US President Joe Biden has said that the Nord Stream to gas pipeline will be blocked if Russia attacks Ukraine . It is an ambitious project with seven hundred and fifty miles of gas pipeline connecting Russia and Germany . This statement of America comes at a time when Russia has deployed about one lakh of its soldiers near the border of Ukraine. The Baltic Sea pipeline bypasses Ukraine and is seen as depriving Ukraine’s capital of Kiev of attractive transit fees. The pipeline is complete but not yet certified by Germany’s energy regulator.

4.Shri Ravi Mittal takes over as Chairman of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India

Shri Ravi Mittal takes over as the Chairman of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India in New Delhi . Shri Mittal, a 1986 batch officer of the Bihar cadre of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), received BE in Mechanical Engineering and M.Phil in Environmental Science. degree obtained. Prior to his contribution as the Chairman of IBBI, Shri Mittal retired as Secretary, Department of Sports under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. He has also served as Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and as Special Secretary, Department of Financial Services under the Ministry of Finance. Shri Mittal has also served on the boards of various organizations including State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, GIC Re etc.

5.Air Marshal K. Anantharaman VSM takes over as Air Officer-in-Charge Administration (AOA)

Air Marshal K. Anantharaman VSM assumed the charge of Air Officer-in-Charge Administration (AOA) on 1 February 2022 at Air Headquarters , New Delhi . Air Marshal Anantharaman was commissioned into the Administrative Branch of the Indian Air Force in June 1985. He has been an alumnus of Defense Services Staff College Wellington, College of Defense Management and National Defense College. He participated in the Joint Strategic Intelligence Training Program at the DIA in Washington DC in 2005.

6.26 crores approved under the new light scheme

Recently , the Rajya Sabha has been informed by the Ministry of Minority Affairs that the government has spent Rs 26 crore under the Nai Roshni scheme in the last three years (2018-19 to 2020-21) .Through which about one lakh women have been trained. Nai Roshni- is a leadership development program for minority women which is a central sector scheme for women belonging to minority communities in the age group of 18 to 65 years. It was started in the year 2012-13. The objective of the scheme is to build trust among other communities living in the same village/localities including minority women, their neighbours, by providing knowledge, tools and techniques to interact with government systems, banks and other institutions at all levels. It is run all over the country with the help of NGOs, civil societies and government institutions. These include women’s leadership, educational programmes, health and sanitation, clean India, financial literacy, life skills, legal rights of women,

7.African Union summit held

The 35th African Union Summit was held in Addis Ababa , Ethiopia . Security and pandemics were given top priority in this summit. On this occasion the member countries discussed about the unavailability of COVID vaccines in many African countries. The African Union is facing institutional failures due to recent insurgency and coup. This fact was widely agreed upon by many members. During this all 6 recent military coups were discussed. The summit announced that only 11% of Africans have been fully vaccinated. Palestine wants the African Union to withdraw Israel’s observer status.

8.World’s largest igloo cafe opened in Jammu and Kashmir

Recently an igloo cafe was opened in Jammu and Kashmir . It is now the largest igloo cafe in the world. The name of this cafe is Snowglu . It was built by Wasim Shah . This cafe is built in Gulmarg , Kashmir. Its diameter is 44.5 feet and height is 37.5 feet. This cafe has become one of the major tourist attractions of the region. This cafe has two sections. One section is for art and the other for seating. It has ten tables. The cafe can seat 40 people. Sheep skin was used to make seat covers in restaurants. Previously the biggest cafe Switzerlandwas in The cafe in Switzerland is 33.8 feet long and 42.4 feet in diameter. Snooglu Cafe is three to four feet taller than Cafes in Switzerland. A house made of snow is called an igloo. The ice traps the air molecules. These air molecules keep the house warm. The temperature outside can be -45°C. But inside the igloo it can be -7 °C.

9.Akshay Kumar appointed brand ambassador of Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has appointed Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar as the brand ambassador of Uttarakhand ahead of the 2022 assembly elections . In 2017, Akshay Kumar was appointed as the brand ambassador of Uttarakhand for the ‘Swachhta Abhiyan’. Akshay Kumar, a Canadian-Indian actor, is a film producer who has acted in over 100 films. In 2021, Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant , who hails from Roorkee, Uttarakhand, was appointed as the brand ambassador of Uttarakhand. Indian field hockey player Vandana KatariaShe was appointed as the brand ambassador of the Women and Child Development Department of Uttarakhand as well as the brand ambassador of the Centre’s ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ scheme for Haridwar district.

10.Disha Patani appointed as the brand ambassador of Bata India

Bata India Limited has appointed Bollywood actress Disha Patani as its brand ambassador. She will promote the brand and strengthen youth connections among them to enhance footwear fashion. Previously, it has associated with celebrities including Kriti Sanon, Sushant Singh Rajput and cricketer Smriti Mandhana to promote various labels under Bata.

11.Amitabh Bachchan appointed as the brand ambassador of Medibdi

MediBuddy , one of India’s largest digital healthcare platform, has signed veteran Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan as its official brand ambassador. As part of the deal, Bachchan will be seen endorsing the various services available on the platform, while highlighting the need to prioritize one’s health. With the deal, Medibuddy is looking to further expand its reach across India. Leveraging the popularity of the veteran actor, especially in Tier II and Tier III cities, the brand aims to establish itself as a household name.

12.Amazon India and Karnataka sign MoU to make rural women entrepreneurs

Amazon India signed an MoU with Karnataka State Rural Livelihood Promotion Society (KSRLPS) to support the development of women entrepreneurs . Amazon India will launch ‘ Sanjeevini-KSRLPS ‘ in its platform and extend the benefits of ‘Saheli’ program to train and empower thousands of rural women entrepreneurs and market their products online to the wider market. will provide access. The Saheli program provides training and skill development workshops to help women entrepreneurs.

13.Sonata Software partners with Microsoft to launch ‘Microsoft Cloud’

Sonata Software , a global IT services and technology solutions company, has partnered with Microsoft to create the ‘ Microsoft Cloud for Retail ‘‘ has announced its partnership to launch. The company has been a partner with Microsoft for more than three decades. The ‘Microsoft Cloud for Retail’ collaboration is expected to further strengthen the relationship. Sonata Software provides solutions for retailers worldwide, leveraging world-class IP, in-house migration and modernization tools. The partnership with Microsoft Cloud for Retail will further enhance our capabilities with an emphasis on leveraging data, enhancing the shopping experience, building real-time, sustainable supply chains, and empowering store associates. The Sonata Connected Retail solution is available through Microsoft AppSource. Sonata Software is a Microsoft Gold Partner and a member of the Microsoft Inner Circle for Business Applications.

14.The highest glacier on Mount Everest is melting rapidly: Study

Recently scientists found that the highest glacier on the world’s highest peak Mount Everest is melting rapidly . This glacier is the South Col Glacier and in the last 25 years this glacier has lost 54 meters of thickness.Is. South Kol Glacier is situated at an altitude of 7,906 m. This glacier is thinning rapidly. The major climatic factors driving the melting of this glacier are strong winds and warm temperatures. The ice that took 2000 years to form between 1990 and 2020 had melted. The layer of ice on the glacier has eroded. This has exposed the underlying black ice in some areas. This makes melting faster. Black ice is a layer on the surface of a mountain. If the black ice melts, the mountain is exposed to the sun. Mountains hold more heat for a longer period of time than snow. This will speed up the melting. The climate of this region is stable. There has been no change in the climatic conditions of the region. This glacier is melting due to increase in global temperature. More than a billion people depend on the Himalayan mountains for drinking water. If glaciers are melting like South Col,

15.Mumbai recorded a rise in pollution levels

Since February 6, 2022, Mumbai has recorded high levels of pollution , with its air quality index (AQI) readings often above 300.has reached. The AQI in Mumbai reached 316 on 6 February, followed by 318 on 7 February. An AQI between 301 and 400 is classified as ‘red’ or ‘very poor’. The AQI at Mazagon reached 495 on 8 February. This is the most polluted area of ​​Mumbai. AQI was studying in ‘severe’ category. According to The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the overall AQI was in the ‘very poor’ category, worse than Pune, Delhi and Ahmedabad. AQI is a medium of pollutants such as particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ozone (O3), carbon monoxide (CO) emissions and sulfur dioxide (SO2). It is received as a single value. The higher the AQI, the higher the level of air pollution and the more serious the health concern. According to SAFAR, High pollution Mumbai is the result of second dust storm in less than two weeks. This storm originated in the border areas of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Rajasthan on February 3, 2022.

16.NASA’s ATLAS Asteroid Tracking System Capable of Scanning Entire Space for 24 Hours

The NASA – funded Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) has become the first survey capable of searching the entire dark sky for Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) every 24 hours . ATLAS is a state-of-the-art asteroid detection system . This is NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO)The University of Hawaii for Astronomy is operated by the Institute. ATLAS has expanded its reach to the Southern Hemisphere by including two additional observatories in Chile and South Africa. Now it includes four telescopes. It has two existing northern-hemisphere telescopes at Haleakala and Maunaloa in Hawaii. ATLAS is now able to search the entire dark sky every 24 hours. Thus, it has become an important asset to NASA’s continued effort to find, track and monitor NEOs.

17.China and Pakistan sign CPEC agreement

Pakistan signed a new agreement with China to launch the second phase of the $60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) . On the occasion, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan praised the controversial projects, saying it has strategic importance for Pakistan and China. Imran Khan arrived in China on a four-day visit to attend the opening ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics . He held a virtual meeting with He Lifeng , Chairman of China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and discussed the expansion of Chinese investment in Pakistan.

18.Intelligent Transportation System to be used in Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway

‘ ITS ‘ stands for Intelligent Transportation System . This is a Korean technique . This technology will be used to monitor the Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway . This is the longest expressway in IndiaIs. This technology will help prevent accidents. The first phase of this expressway will be opened by the end of February 2022. Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation is building this expressway. It is the fastest and longest expressway in the country. It is an eight lane expressway. Vehicles can run on this at a maximum speed of 150 kmph. The total cost of this expressway is Rs 55,000 crore. The loan is provided by the Economic Development Cooperation Fund for the construction of this expressway. This is a Korean fund. This expressway will reduce the travel time between Nagpur and Mumbai to eight hours. At present, this journey takes 16 hours. ITS makes roads safer. It is an intelligent system that monitors the road, informs about road blockages, reports about weather conditions. It is communication and information technology applied to road transport.

19.NROL-87 launched by SpaceX

NROL-87 was launched by SpaceX . As part of this mission, the company recently launched a spy satellite for the US military . The satellite was carried by a Falcon rocket . This is the second of three planned launches under the mission. More details of the NRO fleet are never leaked. This is because these satellites are used for military purposes.

20.Election Commission’s initiative for greater participation in voting

The Election Commission has taken the initiative to organize various competitions for greater participation in voting through creative expression. It was started on 25 January , National Voters’ Day . Its main theme is – my vote, my future, the power of one vote . Quiz, slogan writing, song, video making and poster designing competitions are being organized on this. People of all age groups can participate in it. Entries for the contest can be sent by March 15. The winners of the competition will be given a cash prize and a symbol. Questions related to Voter List, Electronic Voting Machine-EVM, VVPAT, Code of Conduct and Electoral History have been included in this competition.

21.Ahmedabad’s IPL team name is Gujarat Titans

The name of the team of Ahmedabad in IPL will be Gujarat Titans . Team franchise CVC Capital has announced this ahead of the players’ mega auction to be held on February 12 and 13 . The coach of the team will be Ashish Nehra . At the same time, Captain Hardik Pandya has been made. The team has already roped in Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya and veteran Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan for Rs 15 crore each, while young opener Shubman Gill has been roped in for Rs 8 crore. The team from Ahmedabad has been bought by CVC Catital Group at a bid of Rs 5625 crore.

22.Safer Internet Day 2022: 8 February

Safe Internet Day is celebrated every year on the second day of the second week of February with the aim of providing a safer and better Internet where every user accesses the Internet responsibly and without leaking their data. This year 8 February is being celebrated as Safer Internet Day across the world. This year marks the 19th edition of Safer Internet Day, with worldwide action taking place. This year, the occasion is being marked under the theme ‘ Together for a better internet ‘, calling upon all stakeholders to make the Internet accessible to all and children in particular. And join together to create a safer and better place for youth.