Current Affairs in English – 18 & 19 Feb 2022

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Nepal will be the first country to adopt India's UPI system:

  • Nepal will be the first country to adopt India’s UPI system, which will play a pivotal role in transforming the digital economy of the neighbouring country, the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).
  • GPS is the authorized payment system operator in Nepal

Joint air exercise ‘Cope South 22’:

  • US-Bangladesh to conduct joint air exercise ‘Cope South 22’
  • The air forces of Bangladesh and the United States will conduct a joint tactical airlift exercise ‘Cope South 22’.

Chelsea wins 2021 FIFA Club World Cup Champions:

  • English club, Chelsea has defeated Brazilian club Palmeiras, 2-1, to win the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup final.

A book titled “Dignity in a Digital Age: Making Tech Work for All of Us”:

  • A new book titled “Dignity in a Digital Age: Making Tech Work for All of Us” has authored by Ro Khanna released.
  • Ro Khanna is an Indian-American who is a US Congressman representing the California district that includes the Silicon Valley region

NATIONAL NEWS

Career Counselling Workshop ‘Pramarsh 2022’ launched in Bikaner:

  • Minister of State for Culture & Parliamentary Affairs, Arjun Ram Meghwal has launched ‘Pramarsh 2022’.
  • It is the first such incidence in India that more than 1 lakh students participated in Career Counselling in one Workshop.

FAITH releases India tourism vision document 2035

  • Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH) has released the FAITH 2035 vision document containing goals and an execution path for making Indian tourism.
  • It aims to position tourism as a ‘Social-Economic Job and Infrastructure creator for India’ as well as ‘to be a role model for creating Sustainable and Inclusive Ecosystem’.

Government approves ‘New India Literacy Programme’ for Education of adults

  • Ministry of Education has approved a new scheme named “New India Literacy Programme” for the period FYs 2022-2027 to cover all the aspects of Adult Education.
  • The government has now replaced the term “Adult Education” as ‘Education for All’ in the country.

Twitter tieup with Paytm to boost its ‘Tips’ feature in India:

  • Twitter Inc has partnered with Paytm’s payment gateway to improve the support for its ‘Tips’ feature in India.
  • Twitter CEO: Parag Agrawal
  • Twitter formed: 21 March 2006
  • Headquarters of Twitter: San Francisco, California, United States.

Kerala’s first Caravan Park to come up in Vagamon:

  • Kerala’s first Caravan park is all set to come up in Vagamon, a scenic hill station located in the Idukki district.

Amit Shah launches ‘Shastra App’ and ‘Smart Card Arms License’ of Delhi Police:

  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah has launched the ‘Smart Card Arms License’ and ‘Shastra App’ of the Delhi Police.
  • On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Delhi Police. In order to provide techno-friendly digital services to the citizens of the national capital.

APPOINTMENTS

Institute of Economic Growth named Chetan Ghate as its news Director

  • The Institute of Economic Growth has appointed Chetan Ghate as the new director succeeding Ajit Mishra.
  • Institute of Economic Growth Chairperson: Tarun Das
  • Institute of Economic Growth Founder: V. K. R. V. Rao
  • Institute of Economic Growth Founded: 1952

G Ashok Kumar named as India’s first national maritime security coordinator:

  • Retired Vice Admiral, G Ashok Kumar has been appointed as India’s first national maritime security coordinator by the government.

Shah Rukh Khan named as Brand Ambassador of Gaming app A23:

  • A23, the gaming application owned by Head Digital Works, an online skill gaming company, has named in Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan as its brand ambassador.

IMPORTANT DAYS

7th Soil Health Card Day Observed on 19 February 2022:

  • Every year India observes the Soil Health Card Day on 19 February to commemorate the launch of the Soil Health Card (SHC) Scheme.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Soil Health Card (SHC) Scheme on 19th February 2015 at Suratgarh in Rajasthan.

World Day of Social Justice observed on 20 February 2022:

  • World Day of Social Justice is celebrated annually all over the world on 20 February.
  • World Day of Social Justice 2022 Theme: Achieving Social Justice through Formal Employment.

PER DAY ONE INFO

தமிழ் :

  • தேசிய கவிஞர் என்று அழைக்கப்படுபவர் பாரதியார் ஆவார்
  • காந்திய கவிஞர் என்று அழைக்கப்படுபவர் நாமக்கல் கவிஞர் ஆவார்
  • புரட்சிக் கவிஞர் என்று அழைக்கப்படுபவர் பாரதிதாசன் ஆவார்
  • மக்கள் கவிஞர் என்று அழைக்கப்படுபவர் பட்டுகோட்டை கல்யாண சுந்தரனார்  ஆவார் 

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