Current Affairs in English – 11 & 12 Feb 2022

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

TomTom Traffic Index:

  • TomTom Traffic Index Ranking 2021: Mumbai 5th most-congested city in the world
  • As per the TomTom Traffic Index Ranking 2021, Mumbai has been ranked at 5th.
  • Istanbul, Turkey has been declared as the most congested city in the world as per the ranking. while Moscow came in second

World Book of Records:

  • World Book of Records: Atal Tunnel recognized as ‘Longest Highway Tunnel
  • Atal Tunnel has been officially certified as ‘World’s Longest Highway Tunnel above 10,000 Feet’ by the World Book of Records

NATIONAL NEWS

RBI Monetary Policy:

  • RBI keeps Repo Rate unchanged at 4.0 per cent
  • Reserve Bank of India conducted the 6th and the last Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting for 2021-22 between February 8-10, 2022.
  • The reverse repo rate will continue to be 3.35 per cent
  • RBI 25th Governor: Shaktikanta Das
  • Headquarters: Mumbai
  • Founded: 1 April 1935, Kolkata.

Voluntary Retention Route:

  • RBI reopens Voluntary Retention Route with investment limit of Rs 2,50,000 cr
  • The Reserve Bank of India had introduced the Voluntary Retention Route (VRR) for investments by Foreign Portfolio Investors.
  • Now RBI has increased this investment limit in VRR from Rs. 1,50,000 crore to Rs. 2,50,000 crore

Bullet Train Station :

  • Surat to get India’s 1st bullet train station by Dec 2024
  • The Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project will be India’s first bullet train route.

National Single Window System (NSWS):

  • Jammu & Kashmir has become the first Union Territory to integrate with the National Single Window System (NSWS).
  • J&K Lieutenant Governor: ManojSinha;
  • J&K Formation (Union territory): 31 October 2019.

45th International Kolkata Book Fair to start from February 28:

  • The 45th International Kolkata Book Fair will start from February 28 and will go on till March 13.
  • The focal theme country this year is Bangladesh

NABARD:

  • NABARD launched ‘JIVA Programme’ to promote natural farming
  • National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has launched the ‘JIVA programme’.

EIU’s Democracy Index:

  • India ranked 46th in EIU’s Democracy Index
  • India has ranked 46th position in the 2021 Democracy Index’s global ranking, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit.
  • First:Norway

India’s Goa Shipyard Ltd:

  • India’s Goa Shipyard Ltd delivered the 5th vessel ICGS ‘Saksham’
  • India’s Goa Shipyard Ltd delivered the 5th and final vessel of the 5 Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vehicle (CGOPV) Project ahead of contractual schedule

India to help Sri Lanka:

  • India to help Sri Lanka launch its version of Aadhaar Card
  • India has agreed to provide a grant to Sri Lanka to implement a ‘Unitary Digital Identity framework’, apparently modelled on the Aadhaar card.

APPOINTMENTS

Tata Sons:

  • N Chandrasekaran reappointed as Chairman of Tata Sons
  • The board of Tata Sons Pvt Ltd has approved the re-appointment of N Chandrasekaran as the Executive Chairman of the company for the second five years term.

BOOKS

SagarikaGhose:

  • A book titled “AtalBihari Vajpayee” authored by SagarikaGhose:
  • She has also authored a book titled “Indira: India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister”.

IMPORTANT DAYS

International Day of Women and Girls in Science:

  • International Day of Women and Girls in Science is observed globally on 11 February.
  • The 2022 theme of the Day is “Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Water Unites Us”.
  • The idea behind this day is to ensure equal participation and involvement of women and girls in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
  • In 2016 is the first time it was celebrated

World UnaniDay :

  • observed on 11 February 2022
  • World Unani Day is observed on February 11 every year to mark the birth anniversary of “Hakim Ajmal Khan”.

Per Day One Info

புறநானூறு:

  • புறம் + நான்கு +நூறு
  • புறம் பற்றிய நானூறு பாடல்களை கொண்ட நூல்.
  • எட்டுத்தொகை நூல்களில் ஓன்று .
  • தமிழ்நாட்டின் வரலாற்று களஞ்சியம் என்று அழைக்கப்படுகிறது.

அகநானூறு:

  • அகம் + நான்கு +நூறு
  • அகம் பற்றிய நானூறு பாடல்களை கொண்ட நூல்
  • எட்டுத்தொகை நூல்களில் ஓன்று
  • அகநானூறு நெடுந்தொகை என்றும் அழைக்கப்படுகிறது.

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