Current Affairs in English – 21 Feb 2022

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Mumbai to host International Olympic Committee session in 2023:

  • Mumbai, India will host the International Olympic Committee session in 2023.
  • The IOC Session for 2023 will be held at Jio World Convention Centre, Mumbai.
  • The last such session was hosted by India in the year 1983 in New Delhi

UK’s researchers found 180-Million-Year-Old Fossil of ‘Sea Dragon’

  • United Kingdom researchers have found colossal 180-million-year-old fossilised remains of an Ichthyosaur, popularly known as a ‘sea dragon’.
  • Ichthyosaurs resembled dolphins in body shape and became extinct around 90 million years ago, after first appearing 250 million years ago.

NATIONAL NEWS

Hurun India Wealth Report: India’s millionaire households rose 11% in 2021:

  • According to the latest Hurun India Wealth Report 2021, the number of dollar-millionaire households in India increased by 11 per cent to 4,58,000 households in 2021.
  • The report has estimated that the number of dollar-millionaire households in the country shall increase by 30% over the next five years to reach 6,00,000 households in 2026.

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 550-tonne capacity Gobar-Dhan Plant in Indore:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated a 550-tonne capacity “Gobar-Dhan (Bio-CNG) Plant” in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
  • This is the biggest Bio-CNG plant in Asia
  • The gobardhan plant is based on the concept of waste-to-wealth innovation. Wet urban household waste and waste from cattle and farm is Gobar Dhan.

GoI to launch ‘Meri Policy Mere Hath’ to deliver crop insurance policies:

  • Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare will launch ‘Meri Policy Mere Hath’ which is a doorstep distribution drive to deliver crop insurance policies to farmers.

Govt plans ‘Heal by India’ for positioning India as global source for health sector:

  • The government of India will be promoting the ‘Heal by India’ initiative to improve India’s educational institutions in the health sector.

BOOKS

A book titled ‘A Nation To Protect’ authored by Priyam Gandhi Mody:

  • The book titled “A Nation To Protect” authored by Priyam Gandhi Mody was launched by Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.
  • The book highlights the role of PM Narendra Modi during the Covid crisis in the past two years.

AWARDS

Philanthropist Bill Gates conferred Hilal-e-Pakistan honour to eradicate polio:

  • Microsoft founder and philanthropist, Bill Gates has been conferred with Hilal-e-Pakistan.
  • The second-highest civilian honour in the country, for his efforts to help eradicate polio in Pakistan

IMPORTANT DAYS

International Mother Language Day observed on 21 February:

  • The International Mother Language Day (IMLD) is observed annually on the 21st of February.
  • The 2022 theme is “Using technology for multilingual learning: Challenges and opportunities”.

PER DAY ONE INFO

Midday Meal Scheme:

  • Sir Pitti Thiagarayar was the first to introduce the Midday Meal Scheme in the Thousand Lights area of Chennai Province
  • Introducer of the Midday Meal Scheme across Chennai Province-Kamarasar
  • Introducer of Nutrition Meal Program throughout Tamil Nadu -M .G .R   

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