Current Affairs in English – 16 Feb 2022

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

ICC players of the month for January:

  • Keegan Petersen, Heather Knight ICC players of the month for January:
  • South Africa’s Test sensation Keegan Petersen and England women’s team captain Heather Knight were voted ICC Players of the Month for January 2022.

NATIONAL NEWS

Dabur India:

  • Dabur India has become the first Indian consumer goods company to become completely plastic waste neutral.
  • Dabur India CEO: Mohit Malhotra
  • Dabur India Headquarters: Ghaziabad
  • Dabur India Founder: S.K. Burman
  • Dabur India Founded: 1884

Indian mining major Vedanta to manufacture semiconductors in India:

  • The Indian mining major Vedanta has tied up with Taiwanese electronics manufacturing company, Hon Hai Technology.
  • The Indian mining major Vedanta has tied up with Taiwanese electronics manufacturing company, Hon Hai Technology Group (better known as Foxconn) to form a joint venture (JV) for manufacturing semiconductors in India.

Gross Domestic Product:

  • MoSPI projected GDP deflator forecast for FY23 at 3-3.5%
  • Ministry of statistics and programme implementation (MoSPI) has projected India’s gross domestic product (GDP) deflator for FY23 at 3 to 3.5%.
  • The Government’s own projection on real GDP growth for FY23 is at 7.6-8.1% and the union budget projected nominal GDP growth rate to be 11.1% for FY23.
  • GDP Projection in the Budget is based on advance estimates of the ‘National Statistical Office’ (NSO).

India to replace diesel by renewable energy in agriculture by 2024:

  • Union Power Minister R K Singh has announced that India will achieve zero-diesel use in agriculture and replace fossil fuel with renewable energy by 2024.
  • This initiative is a part of the government’s commitment to increase the share of non-fossil fuels by 2030 and become a net-zero emitter by 2070.

Saubhagya Scheme: Rajasthan tops solar electrification Scheme:

  • Under the Saubhagya scheme, Rajasthan has the maximum number of households electrified through the solar-based standalone system.

Maru Mahotsav or Jaisalmer Desert Festival celebrated in Rajasthan:

  • The renowned Jaisalmer Desert Festival, also known as Maru Mahotsav of the Golden City started from 13 to 16 February 2022 at Pokaran village in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

APPOINTMENTS

IAS Officer Vineet Joshi named as Chairman of CBSE:

  • IAS Vineet Joshi has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
  • CBSE Head Office: Delhi
  • CBSE Founded: 3 November 1962

Gita Mittal appointed as chairperson of Committee of Administrators to run TTFI:

  • The Delhi High Court has appointed former Chief Justice of the J&K High Court, Gita Mittal as the Chairperson of the Committee of Administrators which will run the Table Tennis Federation of India.
  • Table Tennis Federation of India President: Dushyant Chautala
  • Table Tennis Federation of India Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Table Tennis Federation of India Founded: 1926

IMPORTANT DAYS

International Childhood Cancer Day 2022:

  • Every year, February 15 is observed as International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) to raise awareness about the evil that entails this issue and the ways to deal with the same.
  • This annual event was created in 2002 by Childhood Cancer International, a global network of 176 parent organizations

Per Day One Info

Delhi Sultanate:

  • Best Sultan of the Delhi Sultanate -Balban
  • Ruled for a short time by the Delhi Sultanate – Khilji dynasty
  • Ruled for a long time by the Delhi Sultanate – Tughlaq dynasty
  • The last Sultan of the Sultanate of Delhi – Ibrahim Lodi

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