1.The Union Women and Child Development Minister launched the new motto for NCPCR ‘Bhavishya Rakshati Rakshit:’
Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani released the new motto ‘ Bhavisho Rakshati Rakshit: ‘ at the Red Fort in New Delhi on the occasion of the 17th Foundation Day of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights . On this occasion, he interacted with the children of different states and answered their questions. He said that these children are the future of the country and they will definitely build a new India. Smt. Irani visited an exhibition on freedom fighters organized by the Border Security Force and the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights and remembered the sacrifices of the bravehearts. He said that his ministry would organize this exhibition in all the states. Smt. Irani said that future generations would be able to know the heroic stories of freedom fighters through these exhibitions.
2.Professor Bhushan Patwardhan became the President of NAAC
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has appointed educationist and research scientist Professor Bhushan Patwardhan as the chairman of the executive committee of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) , Bengaluru . The post was vacant after Professor Jagdish Kumar was appointed as the chairman of the UGC.
3.Samiran Gupta to lead Twitter’s public policy team in India
Samiran Gupta will lead microblogging platform Twitter ‘s public policy and philanthropy efforts in India and South Asia . Prior to joining Twitter, Gupta was Head of Stakeholder Engagement for ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) in South Asia.
4.Anonymous hacker group declares cyber war against Russia
Anonymous is an international hacktivist group and movement known for its cyber attacks against government agencies and institutions, governments, corporations. In 2003, Anonymous originated on the imageboard 4chan . It represents the idea of multiple offline and online community users working together as a digital chaotic hivemind. The members of Anonymous are called Anons . To hide his identity, Anons wears Guy Fawkes masks . Some Anons use a voice changer or text-to-speech tool to hide their voice.
5.World’s largest cargo plane Antonov N-225 Mriya destroyed in Russian shelling
The world’s largest cargo plane Antonov N-225 Mriya has been destroyed in Russian shelling . This information has been given on the official Twitter handle of Ukraine . It said that this plane standing in the airfield near Kyiv has been destroyed in Russian shelling. According to weapons manufacturer Ukroboronprom, restoring the AN-225 Mriya will cost more than 3 billion USD and could take more than five years. The Antonov N-225 Mriya aircraft has also been used by NASA to carry its spaceship. It has been a matter of pride for this aircraft to go to any country. This aircraft was designed in the 80s and on 21 December 1988, the world’s largest cargo plane Maria took off for the first time.
6.President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates Arogya Vanam at Rashtrapati Bhavan
President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated Arogya Vanam at Rashtrapati Bhavan . Medicinal herbs and plants have been planted in it. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also present on the occasion. Arogya Vanam has been developed in an area of six decimal six acres. It is shaped like a person sitting in yoga posture. Two hundred and 15 types of medicinal plants have been planted in it including Neem, Tulsi, Bael, Castor, Arjuna, Ashwagandha and Harsringar. Aroma garden, lotus pond, yoga platform are also arranged in Arogya Vanam. Arogya Vanam has been developed to spread the importance of Ayurvedic herbs and their effects in the human body. Now it will be opened to the general public.
7.Union Minister of Women and Child Development inaugurated the celebration of International Women’s Day Week celebrated from 1 to 8 March
The Ministry of Women and Child Development will organize a special International Women’s Day week from March 1 under the ‘ Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav ‘. ministry seven daysIn this festival, various activities will be organized and several campaigns will be run on social media. In these, many programs will be organized on issues like women’s safety and their empowerment. This week will be an occasion to celebrate the progress made towards equality of men and women and empowerment of women. It will be launched tomorrow with a campaign to raise awareness about the safety of women in collaboration with the Bureau of Police Research and Development. National Commission for Protection of Child Rights Establishment Day will also be celebrated on this day. Special attention will be given to children in this program. The programs to be held on March 2 will focus on the role of One Stop Center working to help women in distress. Ministry of Women and Child Development will launch Stree Manoraksha Project in collaboration with NIMHANS Bangalore. Events to be held on 3rd March 2022Women of Tomorrow ‘. It will discuss issues like the role, opportunities, challenges and solutions of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Women and Child Development Minister Hashtag Narishakti Talks on Financial Literacy for Women ( #NariShaktiVarta) through chat. A two-day national workshop will be organized in Bhopal on March 4 and 5 in collaboration with the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights. During this, the focus will be on contemporary issues related to children. A ‘Back to School’ campaign will be started on 7th March, in which a program will be organized on the help of out-of-school girls. Nari Shakti Puraskar will be distributed on the occasion of International Women’s Day on March 8. A meeting of women police representatives from all states and union territories will also be organized on this occasion.
8.Assam government has declared the entire state as a disturbed area for six months.
The Assam government has declared the entire state as a disturbed area for six months . A press release issued in Guwahati informed that this order has been implemented from February 28 and will be effective till withdrawn by the government. This declaration has been made in accordance with the powers conferred under Article 3 of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act 1958.
9.Ukraine’s President Zelensky signs official request to join the European Union
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has said he has signed a government request for Ukraine to join the European Union . He has told the EU that his country is facing an attack from Russia and it should be given EU membership immediately under a special procedure.
10.Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman to launch electronic bill payment system in New Delhi tomorrow
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman will launch the electronic bill payment system in New Delhi on the occasion of 46th Civil Accounts Day . This is part of the government’s important initiative to create a conducive environment for ease of doing business and promoting Digital India. The Finance Ministry said that in the budget proposals for the year 2022-23, it has been announced to implement the e-bill system in all the ministries and departments. The ministry says that the objective of implementing this system is to promote transparency, improve efficiency and implement paperless payment system. The ministry has also said that suppliers and contractors will have to submit their bills online so that these can be paid on time.
11.Air Marshal Sreekumar Prabhakaran takes charge of Western Air Command of Indian Air Force
Air Marshal Sreekumar Prabhakaran took over as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Western Air Command based in Delhi on 01 March 2022 . The Air Marshal is a graduate of the National Defense Academy, Pune and was commissioned as a fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force on 22 December 1983. He is an alumnus of Defense Services Staff College Wellington and National Defense College, New Delhi. Air Marshal Prabhakaran, an experienced MiG-21 pilot and category “A” qualification flight instructor, has nearly 5000 hours of flying experience.
12.International Monsoon Project Office launched
The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science and Technology, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Earth Sciences, PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh held a high-level virtual event on the occasion of National Science Day 2022 . The International Monsoon Project Office (IMPO) was launched through the programme . International Monsoon Project Office (IMPO) Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, initially for 5 yearsWhich is an institute under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India. The establishment of the IMPO reiterates the importance of monsoon for the national economy. This will include activities and links related to international monsoon research that will be spearheaded by the World Climate Research Program and the World Meteorological Research Programme. The World Climate Research Program and the World Meteorological Research Program are both international programs coordinated by the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Establishment of IMPO in India would mean expanding an integrated scientific approach to address climate change due to monsoon, enhancing monsoon and cyclone forecasting skills, strengthening monsoon research for better support operations and services, and thereby improving agriculture. , Water Resources and Disaster Management,
13.Webinar on the concept of Gatishakti Yojana
The budget for the year 2022-23 has given the impetus to the development of 21st century India.has been determined. The concept of Gati Shakti Yojana and the provisions contained in the budget will strengthen the country’s economy and create new employment opportunities due to infrastructure-based development. The government is working on a large scale for the development of infrastructure, in which dynamism is very important. He said that in the year 2013-14, the capital expenditure was one lakh 75 thousand crore rupees, whereas in the year 2022-23 itself, it has been increased four times and now it has increased to seven lakh fifty thousand crore rupees. The government has increased investment in various sectors such as national highways, railways, airways, waterways, optical fiber and renewable energy. The government is moving ahead with a very big goal for the development of these areas. Prime Minister’s Gatishakti Yojana, a structured plan in a coordinated manner, Implementation and monitoring. Infrastructure makes life easier as well as business easier. Emphasizing on federalism, the Center has made a provision of one lakh crore rupees in this budget to help the states. The webinar is organized by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Its theme is ‘Coordination for Accelerated Economic Development’. Officials from various ministries, prominent academicians and industry representatives are participating in the webinar.
14.Nepal ratifies Millennium Challenge Corporation agreement
Nepal ‘s Parliament has ratified the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement with an ” Explanatory Declaration ” of USD 500 million in grants-in-aid . Efforts were going on to get this agreement approved in the Nepalese Parliament since the year 2017 . A few days ago Prime Minister Sher Bahadur DeubaThe government had called a meeting of allies of the government to get the MCC approved. The MCC Nepal Compact was signed between the governments of the two countries in September 2015. According to the provisions contained in this agreement, before it could come into force, it had to be approved by the Nepalese Parliament. After which efforts were going on to get this agreement approved by the Nepalese Parliament since 2017. Under this agreement, America is giving help for a project of Nepal. America had agreed to this help in the year 2017. The US was ready to help $ 500 million while Nepal was ready to invest $130 million itself. With this help, Nepal was about to upgrade a power transmission line and 300 km of roads. The goal of the MCC is for the US to reduce China’s influence in the Indo-Pacific region.
15.A new species of spider named as “NarasimhMehtai”
Researchers from Bhakta Kavi Narsingh Mehta University (BKNMU) in Junagadh have recently discovered a new species of spider. It has been named as “ NarsinghMehtai ” to honor Narsingh Mehta and to put his name on the global map . Narsingh Mehta was a 15th century poet and devotee of Lord Krishna. Members of the Brahmin community objected to the naming, saying that it was already a universal name and there was no need to associate their name with that of a spider. Narsingh Mehta was born in 1410, at Talja in present-day Bhavnagar district. He died in Junagadh in the 1480s. His family originated in Vadnagar in northern Gujarat. The original caste name is believed to be Pandya, but because family members were officials in the states, they were called Mehtas.
16.NSO projects India’s GDP growth at 8.9% in 2021-22
The National Statistical Office (NSO) has released the Second Advance Estimates of National Accounts. The GDP growth rate estimates as per NSO for 2021-22 (FY22) and 2020-21 (FY21) are given below:
- For 2021-22 (FY22) = 8.9% (Earlier it was 9.2% in Advance Estimates)
- For 2020-21 (FY21) = -6.6% (earlier it was -7.3%)
Gross value added (GVA) growth in the manufacturing sector held steady at around 0.2 per cent in the third quarter of 2021-22 as compared to 8.4 per cent growth a year ago, according to NSO data.
17.Google launches ‘Play Pass’ subscription in India
Google has announced the launch of ‘ Play Pass ‘ subscription service in India that will give Android device users access to over 1,000 apps and games without ads, in-app purchases and upfront payments. Play Pass, which is currently available in 90 countries, will offer a high-quality and curated collection of 1000+ titles across 41 categories from developers in 59 countries, including several countries in India, Google said in a statement. The Play Pass will give users access to popular games like Jungle Adventures, World Cricket Battle 2 and Monument Valley along with apps like Utter, Unit Converter and AudioLab, Photo Studio Pro, Kingdom Rush Frontiers TD, among others.
18.Union Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated “Industry Connect 2022”
The Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Chemicals & Fertilizers, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated the seminar on “ Industry Connect 2022 ”: Synergy of Industry and Academia . The importance of innovation and technology for the progress of the country has been emphasized and this is for greater industry-academic partnership. The massive innovative zeal and manufacturing quality products will help the Prime Minister’s vision of Make in India and Make for the World. Two technical sessions were organized during the seminar. Several officials from CIPET, TDB (Technology Development Board) and various industry associations were also present in the seminar.
19.28th DST-CII India-Singapore Technology Summit 2022
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in partnership with Department of Science and Technology (DST) , New Delhi hosted the 28th edition of DST – CII Technology Summit on 23 and 24 February 2022 . The summit was held virtually. Singapore is the partner country of this year’s Technology Summit. The Technology Summit has been very instrumental in providing significant opportunities for building and improving bilateral technology partnerships over a period of more than two decades. Dr. Jitendra Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister of State, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.
20.Japan and India renewed Bilateral Swap Arrangement (BSA)
Japan and India have renewed the Bilateral Swap Arrangement (BSA) whose size is up to USD 75 billion. The BSA is a two-way arrangement where both the authorities can swap their local currencies in exchange for the US dollar. The interest rate charged in this case is fixed at the time of signing the agreement and hence it reduces the risk due to exchange rate fluctuations. The Real Bilateral Swap Arrangement (BSA) was signed between the Bank of Japan and the Reserve Bank of India in 2018. This means that Japan and India can borrow money from each other in their own currency i.e. Indian Rupee or Japanese Yen or US Dollar.
21.North Korea launches new ballistic missile
On February 27, 2022, North Korea fired a suspected ballistic missile . This was the first test since North Korea launched a record number of launches in January 2022. During this test, the missile flew at an altitude of about 390 miles and a range of 190 miles. According to Japan, the launch was part of a “continuous launch” from early 2022. North Korea conducted its last test on January 30 with the Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile. This missile was capable of reaching the American territory of Guam. North Korea has a military nuclear weapons program. By early 2020, it is estimated to have around 30 to 40 nuclear warheads. North Korea also has a stockpile of significant amounts of biological and chemical weapons.
22.GST collection in February exceeds one lakh thirty thousand crores, it is 26 percent more than February 2020
The Finance Ministry has said that during the month of February , an amount of more than one lakh 33 thousand crore rupees has been recovered as Gross GST Revenue . The ministry said that this amount is 26 percent more than the GST revenue of the same month of the year 2020. Whereas this is 18 percent more than the amount recovered in 2021. The ministry said that this is the fifth time that the figure of GST collection has crossed one lakh 30 thousand crore rupees.
23.Pooja Jaatyan becomes first Indian to win silver at Para Archery World Championships
Para-archer , Pooja Jatayan has created history as she became the first Indian to win a silver in an individual section of the Para World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates . She lost to Italy’s Patrilli Vincenza in the final and was satisfied with the silver medal. India ended its campaign with two silver medals, a first for the country. India has won 2 silver medals for the first time in the Para Archery World Championships. The mixed pair of Shyam Sundar Swamy and Jyoti Baliyan had earlier opened India’s account by winning a silver medal.
24.2nd LG Cup Ice Hockey Championship 2022 won by Ladakh Scouts Regimental Center
The final of the 15th CEC Cup Men’s Ice Hockey Championship , 2022 was played between the teams of ITBP and Ladakh Scouts at an ice hockey rink at the NDS Sports Complex in Leh. It was a very competitive game and every effort was made by both the teams, but only one is the winner. Ladakh Scouts finally won and they won the 15th CEC Cup Men’s Ice Hockey Championship 2022.
25.Saurabh Chaudhary I.S. s. F. Won gold medal in world cup
India ‘s young shooter Saurabh Chaudhary released the I.S. s. F. Won gold medal in world cup . The 19-year-old Saurabh won the gold medal by defeating Germany’s Michael Swald 16-6 in the final of the 10m air pistol event. Apart from Saurabh, no other shooter could make it to the semi-finals of the ongoing World Cup. At the same time, in the qualification round of women’s 10m air rifle, Shreya Agarwal missed out on a place in the semi-finals. In Air Rifle, Ayushi Gupta stood 37th and Rajshree Sancheti 53rd. 500 players from 60 countries are participating in this World Cup to be held from 26 February to 8 March.
26.FIFA and UEFA suspends the Russian national team and Russian football clubs from all international football competitions until further orders
International Football Association-FIFA and European Football Association-UEFA. has suspended the Russian national team and Russian football clubs from all international football competitions until further orders . This decision has been taken because of Russia’s attack on Ukraine. Due to this, the Russian team will not be able to take part in the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The European Football Association has also announced the end of its partnership with Gazprom, the leading Russian energy company. Gazprom UEFA is the major sponsoring company. This decision has come into force with immediate effect.