Current Affairs in English – 23 Feb 2022

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Russian President Putin divided Ukraine into 3 countries:

  • Russian President, Vladimir Putin has recognised the independence of separatist regions in eastern Ukraine – Donetsk and Luhansk.
  • Russia Capital: Moscow
  • Russia Currency: Ruble
  • Russia President: Vladimir Putin

Israel successfully tests fire ‘C-Dome’ new naval air defence system:

  • Israel successfully tested a new naval air defence system “C-Dome,” to be used on the Israeli Navy’s Sa’ar 6-class corvettes.
  • The successful test further strengthens the missile defence systems of the Israeli Navy to safeguard the maritime assets of the State of Israel.

India and France sign Roadmap on Blue Economy:

  • India and France have inked a roadmap to enhance their bilateral exchanges on the blue economy and ocean governance.
  • The agreement on ‘Roadmap on Blue Economy and Ocean Governance’ was signed between India’s External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar’s and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian.

NATIONAL NEWS

Assam Govt Launches India’s First Night Navigation Mobile App In Rivers:

  • Chief Minister of Assam, HimantaBiswaSarma has launched India’s first Night Navigation mobile application for ferry services on the Brahmaputra River in Guwahati, Assam.
  • The first night journey of the IWT (Inland Water Transport) ferry between Guwahati and North Guwahati was started on 19 February 2022.
  • Assam Capital: Dispur
  • Assam Chief Minister: HimantaBiswaSarma
  • Assam Governor: JagadishMukhi

Lavender designated as brand product of J&K’s Doda district:

  • The Union Minister of Science & Technology, DrJitendra Singh, chaired the District Development Coordination & Monitoring Committee (DISHA) meetings of several districts in Jammu & Kashmir recently.

GoIorganise week-long ‘VigyanSarvatraPujyate’ Science exhibition:

  • The Government of India has organised a week-long science exhibition titled ‘VigyanSarvatraPujyate’ from February 22 to 28, 2022.
  • It will be conducted simultaneously at 75 locations across the country through a hybrid model. The inaugural programme was held at VigyanBhavan, New Delhi on the 22nd of February.

Corbevax gets emergency approval for 12-18 age group by DGCI

  • The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved the Corona Vaccine Biologicals E Ltd’sCorbevax for children in the age group of 12 to 18 years

Kerala’s startup Mission partnered with Google for Startups to foster global links:

  • During the ‘Huddle Global 2022’, the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) has entered into a collaboration with technology major Google.
  • Google Founded: 4 September 1998
  • Google Headquarters: California, United States
  • Google CEO: SundarPichai
  • Google Founders: Larry Page, Sergey Brin

SCHEMES

Government approved continuation of RUSA scheme till 2026:

  • The Ministry of Education has approved the continuation of the RashtriyaUchchatarShikshaAbhiyan (RUSA) scheme till 31st March 2026.
  • AshtriyaUchchatarShikshaAbhiyan was launched in 2013. It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme to provide funding to state government universities and colleges.
  • Its main objective is to improve the quality of state institutions and ensure reform in affiliation, academic, and examination systems.

 

SPORTS

India’s R Praggnanandhaa becomes youngest player to beat World No 1 Magnus Carlsen:

  • India’s teen prodigy R Praggnanandhaa becomes youngest player to beat World No 1 Magnus Carlsen.
  • The Airthings Masters is the first of the nine events of the 2022 Meltwater Champions Chess Tour, being held from February to November 2022.

APPOINMENTS

Gurugram sisters chosen as ‘BetiBachaoBetiPadhao’ brand ambassadors:

  • TanishkaKotia and her sister RiddhikaKotia are appointed as Brand Ambassadors of ‘BetiBachaoBetiPadhao’ scheme for the Gurugram District of Haryana.
  • Chief Minister of Haryana: ManoharLalKhattar
  • Haryana Capital: Chandigarh
  • Haryana Governor: BandaruDattatreya

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