1 Photo of a polar bear sleeping on ice wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award
Nima Sarikhani has received the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award 2023 . this honor to them because of the picture of a polar bear sleeping on the ice . He had searched for polar bears for 3 days on the Norwegian islands before taking the photo. In this picture the polar bear can be seen sleeping on a small iceberg. Each year a photography competition for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award is held by the Natural History Museum.
2. Tamang community of Nepal celebrated New Year by organizing various programs on the occasion of ‘Sonam Losar’.
The Tamang community of Nepal celebrated ‘ Sonam Losar ‘ on 10th February. the New Year by organizing various programs on the occasion of . It is a public holiday in the Himalayan nation. People of Tamang community living in various districts of Bagmati region are celebrating it with great enthusiasm. According to Manjushree calendar, his 2860th year starts from today. On this occasion, many cultural programs are also organized in Tundikhel of Kathmandu Valley.
3 Shri Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates New Delhi World Book Fair
Union Minister of Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the New Delhi World Book Fair at Bharat Mandapam, New Delhi . On this occasion, he also launched the much awaited National Children and Adolescent Digital Library . Inaugurating the 52nd New Delhi World Book Fair, Shri Pradhan highlighted that this year the theme of the fair, ‘ Multilingual India: A Living Tradition ‘ celebrates the linguistic diversity of India and global literary traditions. Shri Pradhan also unveiled ‘ e-learning platform ‘, ‘ e-magic box ‘, which is part of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. and includes puzzles and stories.
4 Mio Oka becomes country director of ADB in India
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has replaced Takeo Konishi as its new country director for India. the appointment of Mio Oka . Ms. Oka brings nearly three decades of professional experience to her new role, including more than 18 years with ADB.
5 Kazakh President appoints Olzhas Bektenov as Prime Minister
Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev appointed his chief of staff has appointed Olyas Bektenov as the new prime minister. Bektenov, 43, previously headed the state anti-corruption agency and took up the role of head of the presidential administration in April 2023. The quick approval from the parliament, dominated by the ruling Amanat party, underlines the president’s tight grip on power.
6 President Draupadi Murmu inaugurates the annual Tribal-Adi Mahotsav in New Delhi
President Draupadi Murmu inaugurated the annual Tribal- Aadi Mahotsav in New Delhi . Major Dhyan Chand Stadium, New Delhi . Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the annual National Tribal Mahotsav at , he said that Aadi Mahotsav is a unique confluence of tribal culture and heritage. He said that the language, artefacts, cuisine, culture and traditional art of the tribes are living examples of the rich cultural heritage of India. The President called it a matter of pride that more than one thousand artisans are taking part in this festival. He stressed the need for technology for sustainable development and upliftment of the underprivileged. Aadi Mahotsav is being organized by TRIFED under the aegis of Ministry of Tribal Affairs with the aim of showcasing the rich diversity of India’s tribal heritage. This year the festival is being organized from 10 to 18 February, 2024.
7 Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium renamed as Niranjan Shah Stadium
Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) Stadium will be renamed as Niranjan Shah Stadium . The change was brought about by former first-class cricketer and senior cricket administrator Niranjan Shah. comes as a tribute to , reflecting his great contribution to the game and the field. The naming ceremony will be a notable event, which will take place in Khanderi, where the stadium has been the central arena for national cricket matches for more than a decade.
8 UAE’s ‘Golden Visa’ award to Super 30 founder Anand Kumar
Founder of Super 30 , renowned mathematics teacher Anand Kumar achieved a significant milestone on February 6 as he was granted the coveted ‘ Golden Visa ‘ by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government. This recognition puts Kumar in an exclusive group, which is traditionally dominated by Bollywood stars and sports icons. by UAE government in 2019 The Golden Visa, introduced aims to attract exceptional foreign talents in a variety of fields, including entrepreneurs, scientists and outstanding students. It offers recipients the opportunity to reside, work or study in the UAE with exclusive benefits.
9 Sikkim becomes first north-eastern state to restore old pension scheme for employees
In an unprecedented move for the North-Eastern region, Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang announced the Old Pension Scheme (OPS) for state government employees appointed on or after April 1, 2006, during the State Level Temporary Employees Conference. the revival of . This decision underlines the government’s commitment towards the welfare of its workforce.
10 NASA launches PACE mission to study oceans and atmosphere
The vast expanse of our planet’s oceans and the complexity of Earth’s atmosphere hold important secrets to understanding and combating climate change. Recently in an unprecedented move, NASA launched the Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, Ocean Ecosystems (PACE) mission, beginning an important journey to uncover these mysteries . This ambitious project promises to revolutionize our understanding of the complex interactions between air, water and life, providing invaluable insights into our planet’s changing climate. The satellite will spend at least three years studying the oceans as well as the atmosphere from 420 miles (676 kilometers) up. It will scan the globe with two science instruments every day. The third instrument will take monthly measurements.
11 Juspay, Zoho and Decentro get RBI nod for payment aggregator business
Juspay, Zoho and Decentro have joined Stripe, Zomato and Tata Pay in securing RBI approval for payment aggregator business . Approval enables companies to facilitate transactions between customers and merchants. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently granted final authorization to fintech firms Juspay and Zoho to serve as payment aggregators, with software-as-a-service company Zoho being the first to operate as payment aggregators. This approval comes in view of the stringent norms set by the regulator and puts these entities at par with other notable players in the payment aggregator landscape.
12 In Tennis, Indian pair of Ramkumar Ramanathan and Saketh Myneni won the Chennai Open doubles title.
In the Chennai Open ATP Challenger tennis tournament , the pair of Ram Kumar Ramanathan and Saketh Myneni have won the men’s doubles title . The pair defeated the pair of Nikki Poonacha and Rithvik Bolipalli in Chennai. Meanwhile, Sumit Nagal has reached the final of men’s singles. He defeated Delibor Sivarcina of Czech Republic in the semi-finals. Sumit will face Italy’s Luca Nardi in the final.
13 Wei Yi’s spectacular victory in the 2024 Tata Steel Chess Tournament
Grand Master Wei Yi emerged victorious at the much-awaited 2024 Tata Steel Chess Tournament , showcasing his exceptional skill and strategic acumen . His victory in a thrilling four-player tiebreak, which also included respected grandmasters Anish Giri, Gukesh Domraju and Nodyrbek Abdusattorov, cemented his position as one of the leading chess players on the global stage. Notably, this win marks Wei Yi’s entry into the esteemed ranks of the world’s top 10 players.
14 National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2024
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day , observed each year on February 7 , is a significant moment in the ongoing fight against HIV/AIDS within African American communities . The day is dedicated to raising awareness of the disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS on Black Americans and efforts toward prevention, testing, treatment, and care. This year’s theme is “ Connect, Educate, Empower: Unite to End HIV/AIDS in Black Communities ”.