PM inaugurates India Energy Week 2023 in Bengaluru

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1. PM inaugurates India Energy Week 2023 in Bengaluru

The Prime Minister  , Shri Narendra Modi  inaugurated  the India Energy Week (IEW) 2023  in  Bengaluru  . The Prime Minister  launched the uniform under   the ‘ Unbottled ‘ initiative of Indian Oil  . These uniforms  are made from recycled PET bottles  .  He also unveiled the  twin-cooktop model of IndianOil’s  indoor solar cooking system  and flagged off its commercial launch.  Later in the day, the Prime Minister also launched E-20 fuel  at 84 retail outlets of Oil Marketing Companies in  11 States/UTs in line with the Ethanol Blending Roadmap  . E20 means that the fuel 20% ethanol and 80% petrol  . He   also flagged off the  Green Mobility Rally , in which vehicles running on green energy sources would participate and help create public awareness for green fuel. India Energy Week  is being held from February 6 to 8 and aims to showcase India’s growing power as an energy transformation superpower.

2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the country’s largest helicopter manufacturing plant in Karnataka, among other projects

Prime Minister  Narendra Modi  on  February 06, 2023   inaugurated  a  helicopter factory  of  Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) at Tumakuru, Karnataka . A statement issued by the Ministry of Defense said that the factory would cater to all the helicopter requirements of the country. The greenfield helicopter factory, spread over 615 acres, is the largest helicopter manufacturing facility in India.

3. India and EU today set up three working groups under the EU Trade and Technology Council

India and the European Union  have  formed three working groups  under  the European Union Trade and Technology Council-TTC  . The Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement that the TTC was launched by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during their visit to India in April last year. Under TTC, both countries will cooperate with each other in trade and important matters and will support each other in dealing with challenges related to trade, technology and security.

4. Portal of Yuva Sangam Program launched

 The  portal of Yuva Sangam Program  under the leadership of  Ministry of Education  was launched in the auditorium of IGNCA  , New Delhi  . It is a kind of  national exchange program Is. In which thousands of youth from all over the country will participate. Those who will try to see, understand and know the country by going to different parts of the country. There will be participation of 30 percent youth from the North East in this Youth Sangam. “Yuva Sangam” program is the inspiration of Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s ‘One India-Best India’. This program is being done in the spirit of tourism, tradition, progress, technology and interaction. Not only school and college-university students will participate in this program, but youth in the age group of 18 to 40 years can also participate. The portal has been started for its registration. More than 20,000 youth will participate in this Yuva Sangam. In the first phase, 14 universities of the country have been entrusted with the responsibility of coordinating the Yatra. Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Youth and Sports,

5. Now order food online through WhatsApp: Indian Railways launches new service

Indian Railways  PSU,  Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has launched e-Catering services  through   its e-Catering App  Food on Track along with  a specially developed website  www.catering.irctc.co.in  have started. Taking a step forward towards making its e-catering services more customer-centric, Indian Railways has recently  launched WhatsApp  communication for railway passengers to order food through e-catering services. For this business whatsapp number  +91-8750001323 has been initiated. Initially, two phases of implementation of e-catering services through WhatsApp communication were planned. In the first step, the business WhatsApp number will send a message to the customer booking an e-ticket to select the e-catering services by clicking on the link www.ecatering.irctc.co.in. With this option, customers will be able to book food of their choice from restaurants of their choice available at stations directly through IRCTC’s e-catering website without the need to download an app. In the next phase of services, the WhatsApp number will be able to become an interactive two-way communication platform for the customer, wherein the AI ​​powered chatbot will answer all queries on e-catering services for passengers, as well as book meals for them.

6. 1st Youth20 (Y20) Inception Meeting 2023 begins in Guwahati

The first Youth20 (Y20) Inception Meeting 2023   under  G20  began in Guwahati . Launched in 2012, Y-20 is the youth version of the G-20 Summit and is the only officially recognized forum for youth to engage with the G-20, making it one of the most influential international diplomatic forums for youth leaders. is one of the It is one of the eight official working groups included under the G-20. This is the first of 17 meetings that will be held across the country till the conclusion of the Youth20 Summit in August.

7. Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (MoA&FW) signs MoU to develop a national interactive digital platform aimed at strengthening the extension system

 The Ministry of  Agriculture and Farmers Welfare , Government of India  signed an MoU with Digital Green  in  New Delhi  under Public Private Partnership framework for creation of   a national level  digital extension platform . This online platform will provide a digital library of curated multi-format multi-lingual content. It will be a platform that will help extension workers to curate and deliver content to farmers in a timely manner. In addition, it will help in skill development of a vast network of extension workers for Agriculture, Horticulture, Fisheries, Livestock and Rural Livelihood Mission through certified online courses.

8. National School of Drama to organize 22nd Bharat Rang Mahotsav from 14 to 26 February

National School of Drama-NSD   will organize 22nd Bharat Rang Mahotsav-BRM from February 14 to 26 .  This will be the first festival after two years due to Kovid. This program will be organized in ten different cities across the country. NSD Director Dr. Ramesh Chandra Goud said that more than 80 plays would be staged during the event, which would include public performances, seminars, and other events. He said that ten international play groups would also participate in the event. BRM  will be in Delhi, Nashik, Jaipur, Rajahmundry, Bhopal, Jammu, Srinagar, Guwahati, Ranchi and Kevadia  . Its closing ceremony will be held on February 26 in Kevadia. The plays will also be staged in 16 different Indian languages.

9. Indian musician Ricky Kej creates history by winning third Grammy Award

Indian musician  Ricky Kej  has created   history by winning his third Grammy Award . He is the only Indian to achieve this feat   .  She won her third Grammy Award at the  65th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles  ,  USA  .  Rikki Cage received the award for  her album  Divine Tides with Stewart Copeland . He is expected to release New Age Album in the year  2022  and  Winds of Samsara in 2015. Has also received Grammy Award for. The music album Divine Tides is dedicated to Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. Ricky Cage is the youngest and fourth Indian to win a Grammy Award. The 65th Annual Grammy Music Awards ceremony is underway in Los Angeles, United States.

10. The total forest area of ​​the country is 24 percent of the total geographical area: India’s Forest Status Report 2021

According to India’s Forest Status Report 2021  , the  forest-covered area has increased to eight lakh nine thousand square kilometers , which is 24 percent  of the country’s total geographical area   . This shows an increase of two thousand 261 square kilometers as compared to the previous assessment in 2019. This was stated by Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ashwini Kumar Choubey in a written reply in the Lok Sabha. The government also said that the country’s cumulative non-fossil fuel based electric power installed capacity stood at 174 GW in December last year. He said that under the Paris Agreement, India has committed to reduce the emission intensity by 45 per cent by 2030 from the 2005 level.

11. 25 airports of the country will be given on lease: General VK Singh

The Center has said that  14 airports are being operated by private operators under public-private partnership  . In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Civil  Aviation General VK Singh  said that  25 airports in the country would be given on lease . In response to another question, he said that so far 143 passengers have been placed on the no-fly list. This has been done on the recommendation of the aircraft internal committee regarding violation of instructions by crew members or not wearing masks.

12. Comptroller and Auditor General of India signs two MoUs with Tajikistan and Kazakhstan

The  Comptroller and Auditor General of India – CAG signed two MoUs  with  Tajikistan and Kazakhstan  during the meeting of the leaders of   Shanghai  Cooperation Organization Supreme Audit Institution – SCOSAI  in  Lucknow  . The objectives of the agreements are to strengthen mutual cooperation in the field of accounting and facilitate exchange of expertise. Speaking on the occasion, Comptroller and Auditor General  Girish Chandra Murmu  said that this MoU is an important step in the direction of strengthening mutual relations besides reaffirming the shared values ​​and goals of the three countries.

13. Under the new Haj policy, for the first time, the cost of Haj package has been reduced by fifty thousand rupees.

Under the new Haj policy  , for the first time  , the cost of Haj package has been reduced by Rs 50,000  . The Ministry of Minority Affairs said in a tweet that the new Haj policy will provide financial relief to Haj pilgrims. The ministry said that under the new policy, no application fee would be charged from Haj pilgrims and special arrangements would be made for women, children, differently-abled and the elderly.  Under the annual bilateral agreement with  Saudi Arabia , the government has  restored the  original Haj quota for Haj pilgrimage this year, which is one lakh 75 thousand 25  .

14. Earthquake in Turkey and Syria killed more than two thousand people, India ready to help with NDRF teams and relief material

 The death toll due to massive  earthquakes in Turkey and Syria has crossed  2,000 while thousands have been injured in the region. The death toll in the powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Turkey and Syria has   risen to one thousand seven hundred and thousands have been injured. The epicenter of the earthquake was in Gaziantep, 90 kilometers from the Syrian border. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told that two thousand 818 buildings have collapsed in the country. This is the biggest disaster in the country after 1939.

15. A parliamentary delegation led by the Speaker of the National Assembly of Bhutan called on the Speaker of the Lok Sabha

 A  parliamentary delegation  led  by  the Speaker of the National Assembly of  Bhutan , Wangchuk Namgyal , called on  Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla  at Parliament House  . On this occasion, he signed an MoU on cooperation between the Parliaments of the two countries.

16. Mahindra Finance appoints Raul Rebelo as MD and CEO-designate

Mahindra Finance  has named  Raul Rebelo  as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Mahindra Finance   is the vehicle financing arm of the Mahindra & Mahindra Group . Raul Rebelo is currently the Chief Operating Officer of the company and will take over as MD & CEO on April 29, 2024, upon the superannuation of Ramesh Iyer.

17. NASA and IBM partner to build AI Foundation model for advanced climate science

IBM  has   partnered with NASA  to obtain new findings on Earth’s climate through the power of  AI technology . Together the two organizations will use AI technology developed by IBM with large amounts of Earth observation and geospatial data made available by NASA for sharing. Earth observation is the gathering of information about Earth’s physical, chemical, and biological systems, usually through the use of satellite imaging.

18. Mobicule launches asset repossession module for banks and NBFCs

In Mumbai ,  in an industry first for banks  and  NBFCs  , debt collection specialist Mobicule has announced the release of its mCollect repossession module. As a component of its debt collection and recovery product, the groundbreaking Asset Repossession solution is a comprehensive solution that maps out all the complex steps involved in repossession of an asset.

19. SpaceX gets NASA joint contract worth up to $100 million

Space Exploration Technologies Corporation  has become part of a payload contract with NASA worth more than $100 million for  a  decade  . The government space agency announced in a statement that Elon Musk’s rocket launch and satellite operator, Lockheed Martin Corp. will share a contract for unspecified “commercial payload processing services” with Astrotech Space Operations LLC, a unit of The deal is for payload processing, which involves getting the spacecraft ready to fly on top of a rocket before it blasts off into space.

20. Google invests $300 million in artificial intelligence startup Anthropic

Google has invested around $300 million  in  Anthropic  , an artificial intelligence startup   whose technology is said to  rival ChatGPT  ‘s  OpenAI  . As per the deal, Anthropic has agreed to buy some of Google’s services for its technology. Terms of the deal, through which Google  will take a stake of about 10 percent  , require Anthropic to use the money to buy computing resources from the search company’s cloud computing division.

21. Saudi Arabia to host the 2027 Football Asian Cup

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC)  announced that the  Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)  has  won the hosting rights of the 2027 Asian Nations Cup for the  first time in its history since its establishment  in 1956  . The decision was taken during the proceedings of the 33rd Congress of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on 1 February in Bahrain’s capital, Manama. Only Saudi Arabia’s bid was presented at the Congress in Manama after India’s withdrawal in December 2022.

22. Kerala wins National Beach Soccer Championship

Kerala  won  the National Beach Soccer Championship   organized under the aegis of  All India Football Federation .  In the final match held at  Surat  ‘s  Dumas Beach , Kerala put up a brilliant performance  to beat Punjab 13-4. Punjab was the runner-up. Delhi  defeated Uttarakhand in the match for the third place  . Delhi beat Uttarakhand 3-1. Rajya Sabha MP Parimal Nathwani was  present at the closing ceremony of the competition  .

23. Indian athlete Dipa Karmakar banned for 21 months after failing dope test

Indian gymnast  Dipa  Karmakar  was banned for 21 months  by   the  ITA (International Testing Agency) for failing a dope test  . An Indian gymnast has been banned from the sport for consuming the banned substance Hygenamine. After the crackdown, Deepa admitted for the first time that she had unknowingly consumed the banned substance.

24. Two national youth records were made in athletics competition of Khelo India Youth Games in Madhya Pradesh

Two national youth records were created  in the athletics competition of Khelo  India Youth Games  in  Madhya Pradesh  . Delhi’s Sonam  set  a new record in 200m hurdles in  6:45:71 seconds   . Sonam broke 11 years old record. In 2012, in the Youth Athletics Championship held in Lucknow, Parul Chowdhary set this record with 7:06:49 seconds. While  Siddharth Chaudhary of Rajasthan  won  the shot put competition of 21 point zero four meters. Made a new record. Madhya Pradesh won the boys’ overall championship title in athletics. Whereas Maharashtra won the title of the girls’ full championship category. Maharashtra topped the medal tally by winning 79 medals including 26 gold medals. Haryana is in second place with a total of 53 medals including 22 gold medals and host Madhya Pradesh is in third place with 21 gold medals. Madhya Pradesh has won 53 medals.

25. Zero Tolerance Day for Female Genital Mutilation

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female is observed  globally on  6 February  . The day is sponsored by the United Nations for their efforts to eradicate female genital mutilation. For the first time this day was celebrated in the year 2003. Since then, every year, to give affection and respect to women, many countries of the world are celebrating Zero Tolerance Day for Female Genital Mutilation. Female genital mutilation (FGM) refers to the process of partial or complete removal of female genital organs or injury to female genital organs for non-medical reasons.  Former Nigerian  President  Stella Obasanjo  on this dayDid it. She was also a spokesperson for the Zero Tolerance Campaign against Female Genital Mutilation. Stella, the former President of Nigeria, had announced to celebrate this day for the first time on February 6 in the year 2003. The United Nations also accepted this day.

26. First death anniversary of Lata Mangeshkar

 February 6, 2023  was the  first death anniversary of Swara Kokila Lata  Mangeshkar  . He died on 6 February 2022. He said goodbye to the world at the age of 92. On the occasion of Laga Mangeshkar’s first death anniversary, sand artist  Sudarshan Patnaik  has  given him a beautiful tribute at  Puri  beach  in Odisha . Lata Mangeshkar was   awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour, in 2001 . Apart from this, he  was awarded Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Has also been awarded. Lata Mangeshkar, famous for her melodious voice, has sung songs in about 36 languages ​​in her life. In a career spanning eight decades, he has lent his voice to more than 50,000 songs.