80 Current Affairs from 20th Feb to 26th Feb 2022

1. Nepal to become first country to deploy India’s UPI platform. ..read more Nepal will be the first country to adopt India’s UPI system, which will play a vital role in transforming the digital economy of the neighbouring country. NPCI International Payments Ltd (NIPL), the international arm of NPCI, has joined hands with Gateway Payments Service (GPS) and Manam Infotech to provide the services in Nepal.

2. PM Modi launches ‘Kisan Drone Yatra’. ..read more PM Narendra Modi, while flagging off 100 Kisan drones in different parts of the country, assured full government support to the drone technology startups and said India will emerge as a global leader in the sector.

3. Assam CM confers state’s highest civilian award to Ratan Tata. ..read more Eminent Industrialist and Tata Trust Chairman Ratan Naval Tata was conferred the ‘Assam Baibhav’, the state’s highest civilian award, by Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma in Mumbai. The ‘Assam Baibhav’ Award carries a citation, a metal and a cash amount of Rs 5 lakh.

4. SBI, BOB, PNB, UBI, Canara Bank and BOM pick up stake in IDRCL. ..read more State Bank of Inda, Bank of Baroda, Punjab National Bank, Union Bank of India, Canara Bank and Bank of Maharashtra announced subscription to the shares of India Debt Resolution Company Ltd (IDRCL). SBI subscribes to 99,000 shares of Rs 10 each for an equity stake of 12.30 percent.

5. India’s GDP to grow at 5.8 percent in October – December. ..read more The country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is likely to grow at 5.8 percent in the 3rd quarter of fiscal 2022. India’s economy expanded by 8.4 percent in the 2nd quarter of 2021-22, to cross pre-pandemic levels.

6. Coal Minister compliments CIL for getting most dependable Public Sector in India award. ..read more Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi has complimented Coal India Ltd. Under the Ministry of Coal for getting the Most Dependable Public Sector in India award. The award was conferred on CIL by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Kolkata in Energy Meet and Excellence Awards function.

7. The author of the book “The Founders: The Story of Paypal and the Entrepreneurs Who Shaped Silicon Valley” is Jimmi Soni. ..read more ……

8. PM Modi inaugurates Asia’s biggest Bio-CNG plant ‘Gobar-Dhan’ in Indore, MP. ..read more PM Narendra Modi has virtually inaugurated Asia’s biggest Bio-CNG plant, Gobar-Dhan, in Indore, Madhay Pradesh. The Bio-CNG plant has been set up based on the concept of waste-to-wealth innovation in India’s cleanest city. The 550MT per day capacity Bio-CNG plant is situated on the Devguradia trenching ground and is the biggest of its kind in Asia.

9. India wins bid to host 2023 International Olympic Committee session in Mumbai. ..read more India won the right to host the 2023 IOC session in Mumbai during the 139th IOC session that was held in Beijing, China, on the sidelines of the Winter Olympics. This will be the second time India hosts an IOC session, having done so in 1983 in New Delhi. India won the bid unopposed.

10. Shiv Sena leader Sudhir Joshi passes away at 81. ..read more Shiv Sena leader Sudhir Joshi passed away. He was 81. He served as Maharashtra’s education minister from 1995 to 1999. He was also the mayor of Mumbai.

11. Senior Journalist, retired IIS officer Pratap Bordoloi passes away at 72. ..read more Senior Journalist and retired IIS officer Pratap Bordoloi passed away in Guwahati. He was 72. Mr. Bordoloi, who retired in 2009, worked in various capacities in AIR News and Doordarshan News.

12. PM Fasal Beema Yojana to launch a doorstep distribution drive. ..read more The Centre is set to launch a doorstep distribution drive for the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana (PMFBY) that entered its seventh year on 18th February 2022.
The PMFBY will be launching a doorstep distribution drive to deliver crop insurance policies to the farmers under ‘Meri Policy Mere Hath’ in all the implementing states.

13. India’s largest Career Counselling Project Paramarsh 2022 launched in Bikaner. ..read more Minister of State Parliamentary Affairs, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Bikaner, Ministry of Labor and Employment – National Institute of Career Service (NICS), Directorate of Education, Bikaner, in partnership with Edumilestones, has launched ‘Paramarsh 2022’, a mega career counseling workshop, for the students of the Bikaner District region in Rajasathan.

14. Kerala’s first caravan park to come up at Wagamon. ..read more With the first caravan park in Kerala coming up at Wagamon in the district, the tourism sector in Idukki is expected to get a boost. The authorities plan to launch caravan tourism under the Keravan Kerala project before the start of the monsoon and it will be implemented by the Tourism department with private partnership.

15. JPMorgan becomes first bank to enter the metaverse, opens a lounge in Decentraland. ..read more The largest bank of the US, JPMorgan, has ventured into metaverse with the opening of a lounge in the blockchain – technology based virtual world Decentraland. JPMorgan has become the first bank to launch itself in the metaverse.

16. As per Hurun report, Dollar millionaires in India rise 11 percent in Covid – hit 2021. ..read more As per Hurun survey report, those possessing a personal wealth of over Rs 7 crore rose by 11 percent to 4.58 lakh households in India at the end of the pandemic – hit 2021.

17. Bihar’s Sakibul Gani becomes the first batter in the history to hit Triple Century on First Class Debut. ..read more Sakibul Gani of Bihar has set a new world record in the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2022. Gani has become the first batter in the history of first – class cricket to hit a century on debut, achieving the feat in Bihar’s opening round match in Ranji Trophy against Mizoram in Kolkata. He scored 341 runs off 405 balls.

18. Manika Batra joins Adidas as brand ambassador. ..read more Sportswear company Adidas has announced that it has roped in Table Tennis player, Manika Batra as the brand ambassador. This partnership focuses on empowering women to realize their dreams as the brand continues to be an ally, cheering for women breaking barriers and creating a reverberating impact in the world of sports.

19. The author of the book ‘A Nation of Protect’ is Priyam Gandhi Mody. ..read more ……..

20. DRDO participates in ‘Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate’, organizes exhibitions in 16 cities. ..read more Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is participating in ‘Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate’ being held across the country on the occasion of 75th year of India’s Independence, ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.
‘Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate’ is a pan-India program to showcase science, technology, and innovation from every part of the country from 22nd February to 28th February.

21. Women and Child Development Ministry extends PM CARES for Children Scheme till February end. ..read more The Women and Child Development Ministry has extended the PM CARES for Children Scheme till the end of February month. Earlier the scheme was valid till the 31st of December 2021.

22. Centre approves continuation of NMMSS for EWS students for five years. ..read more The Centre has approved the continuation of the Central Sector National Means – cum – Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS) over the 15th Finance Commission cycle for a period of five years from 2021-22 to 2025-26. The approval is done with a financial outlay of one thousand 827 crore rupees with minor modifications in eligibility criteria such as increasing income ceiling from 1.5 lakh rupees per annum to 3.5 lakh rupees per annum and revising the renewal criteria under the scheme.

23. Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship under ‘SANKALP’ starts initiative to fund 1000 apprentices stipend across Central Ministries. ..read more Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Ministry under its SANKALP program has brought an initiative to fund a stipend for one thousand apprentices across Central Ministries for one year.
The initiative has been developed so that the youth of the country benefit by learning hand-on skills by way of domain-specific apprenticeship opportunities.

24. NITI Aayog, WRI and GIZ India conducts virtual consultation workshop on ‘Financing for Decarbonization of Transport’ in New Delhi. ..read more NITI Aayog and World Resources Institute, WRI, India along with GIZ India, conducted a virtual consultation workshop on ‘Financing for Decarbonization of Transport’ as part of the NDC – Transport initiative for Asia project in New Delhi.

25. Union Minister Raj Giriraj Singh launches Rural Connnectivity GIS Data in Public Domain. ..read more Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Giriraj Singh launched Rural Connectivity GIS Data in Public Domain in New Delhi on 22nd February 2022. This includes Data for over 8 lakh rural facilities, 10 lakh habitations and 25 lakh kilometer of rural roads which has been collected and digitized using GIS platform developed for Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana.

26. MEA celebrates Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Iconic Week from 21st to 27th Feb. ..read more External Affairs Ministry is celebrating its Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Iconic Week from 21st Feb to 27th Feb. This celebration will include a series of commemorative events and activities in New Delhi and other cities across the country.

27. International Mother Language Day being celebrated on 21st February. ..read more International Mother Language Day is being celebrated on 21st February all over the nation to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity with an aim to promote multilingualism.
The theme for the 2022 International Mother Language Day is ‘Using technology for multilingual learning: Challenges and opportunities’.

28. Bangladesh observes Language Day – Amar Ekushey. ..read more Bangladesh observes the historic Language Day named ‘Amar Ekushey’, paying tribute to the martyrs who laid their lives during the language movement in 1952 demanding Bangla as the official language for the then East Pakistan. Scores of students were killed on this day in 1952 when Pakistani forces fired upon them during the protest leading to widespread civil unrest.

29. Leh: Kharu women’s team wins 2nd LG Ice Hockey Championship for 2022. ..read more In Ice Hockey Championship for 2022 at Leh, Kharu women’s team won the 2nd Lieutenant Governor cup. In an exciting match, Kharu beat Lalok women in the penalty shoot out by 1 – 0 goals to lift the second title this season.

30. Indian GM R Praggnanandhaa defeats World Champion Magnus Carlsen at Airthings Masters. ..read more In Chess, Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa defeated world champion, Magnus Carlsen in the eighth round of the Airthings Masters competition. Praggnanandhaa won with black pieces in 39 moves to halt Carlsen’s run of three straight wins.

31. India wins right to host 2023 IOC session in Mumbai. ..read more India won the right to host the 2023 IOC session in Mumbai. This will be the second time India hosts an IOC session, having done so in 1983 in New Delhi. India won the bid unopposed at the 139th IOC session that was held in Beijing, China, on the sidelines of the Winter Olympics.

32. Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre lifts 15th CEC Cup Men’s Ice Hockey Championship 2022. ..read more Ladakh Scounts Regimental Centre, LSRC, has lifted the 15th CEC Cup Men’s Ice Hockey Championship – 2022. In a seesaw final in NDS Indoor Ice Hockey rink, LSRC beat Indo Tibetan Border Police, ITBP by 3 – 2 goals.

33. DRDO and IIT Delhi successfully demonstrates Quantum Key Distribution link between Prayagraj and Vindhyachal. ..read more A joint team of scientists from Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, for the first time in the country successfully demonstrated Quantum Key Distribution link between Prayagraj and Vindhyachal in Uttar Pradesh.

34. India grants extension of two months to delimitation commission to redraw Jammu and Kashmir’s electoral map. ..read more The Government of India has granted an extension of two months to the delimitation commission constituted by it in 2020 to redraw Jammu and Kashmir’s electoral map. The Union Ministry of Law & Justice issued a notification to grant an extension of two months to the panel headed by former Supreme Court Judge Justice (Retd.) Ranjana Desai.

35. School bands start performing at National War Memorial to celebrate third anniversary on 25th Feb. ..read more School bands have started performing at National War Memorial to celebrate its third anniversary on 25th February. A school band from Thakurdwara Balika Vidyalaya, Ghaziabad performed at the National War Memorial, New Delhi. Another school band from Indirapuram Public School, Ghaziabad, will perform at NWM.

36. Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav: MEA inaugurates projects reflecting Buddhist linkages with ASEAN and East Asian countries. ..read more Ministry of External Affairs celebrated Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav by inaugurating projects reflecting Buddhist linkages with ASEAN and East Asian countries. Minister of State for External Affairs Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh were also present in the celebrations.

37. IAF to participate in multi-nation air exercise ‘Ex Cobra Warrior 22’ in UK from 6th to 27th March. ..read more Indian Air Force will participate in a multi-nation air exercise Ex Cobra Warrior 22 at Waddington in United Kingdom from 6th to 27th of March 2022. IAF Light Combat Aircraft LCA Tejas will participate in the exercise along with fighter aircraft of UK and other leading Air Forces.

38. IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw to release National Strategy on Additive Manufacturing. ..read more Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw will release National Strategy on Additive Manufacturing. This will cater to next-generation digital manufacturing.

39. MoS Meenakshi Lekhi inaugurates 3-day-long Craft Mela in New Delhi. ..read more Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture Meenakshi Lekhi inaugurated a three-day long Craft Mela being organized by Indian Council for Cultural Relations, ICCR, in New Delhi. This fair is a part of the ongoing week-long celebrations of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav by the Ministry of External Affairs which is being organised exclusively for the diplomatic community.

40. Women and Child Development Ministry extends PM CARES for Children Scheme till Feb end. ..read more The Women and Child Development Ministry has extended the PM Cares for Children Scheme till the end of February 2022. Earlier the scheme was valid till the 31st of December, 2021.
All States and Union Territories have been asked to identify and register the eligible children on the portal. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced comprehensive support for children who have lost both their parents due to COVID 19 pandemic last year.

41. Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb inaugurates Second Bangladesh Film Festival in Agartala. ..read more The Second Bangladesh Film Festival was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb in Agartala on Wednesday. Inaugurating the festival, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said that with the opening of new channels of communication including waterways and railways, Tripura is becoming the commercial corridor of North East and also providing huge potential for film-making.

42. MoD signs contract worth Rs 1075 crore with BEL for retro-modification of Commander Sight of Battle Tanks T-90. ..read more The Acquisition Wing of the Defence Ministry signed a contract for 1075 crore rupees with Bharat Electronics Limited for the retro-modification of Commander Sight of Battle Tanks-T-90. The retro-modification will be carried out in 957 T-90 tanks of the Indian Army. This will provide a further boost to the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the government in the defence sector.

43. Govt launches Ombudsperson App for smooth functioning of MNREGA scheme. ..read more Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Giriraj Singh launched Ombudsperson App for MNREGA. This app will facilitate hassle free reporting, categorization of grievances and disposal of complaints by Ombudsperson. The app will also ensure tracking and timely passing of awards by Ombudsperson.

44. WEF signs MoU with National Institute of Urban Affairs to collaborate on jointly designed ‘Sustainable Cities India program’. ..read more The World Economic Forum and the National Institute of Urban Affairs signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on a jointly designed ‘Sustainable Cities India program’. The program is aimed to create an enabling environment for cities to generate de-carbonization solutions. The program also intends to enable cities to decarbonize in a systematic and sustainable way that will reduce emissions and deliver resilient and equitable urban ecosystems.

45. Central Excise Day is observed 24th February. ..read more Central Excise Day is observed on February 24 and it commemorates the Central Excise and Salt Act which was enacted on 24th February 1944. The annual event highlights the essential role played by the Central Excise Department in the industrial development of the country.

46. National War Memorial to celebrate its third anniversary on 25th February 2022. ..read more The National War Memorial will celebrate its third anniversary on 24th February 2022. Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC) Air Marshal B R Krishna along with the Vice Chiefs of Indian Army, Indian Navy, and Indian Air Force will lay a wreath at the memorial to mark the occasion. They will pay homage to the fallen Bravehearts of the Nation.

47. IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw to release National Strategy on Additive Manufacturing on 24th February 2022. ..read more Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw will release National Strategy on Additive Manufacturing 24th February 2022. This will cater to next-generation digital manufacturing.

48. Labour Minister Bhupender Yadav congratulates ESIC on its foundation day. ..read more Labour Minister Bhupender Yadav has congratulated Employees’ State Insurance Corporation, ESIC on its foundation day on 24th February 2022.

49. Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav: MEA to organize Craft Festival ‘COALESCENCE’ from 23rd Feb in New Delhi. ..read more The Ministry of External Affairs will organize a Craft Festival- COALESCENCE from 23rd February 2022 in New Delhi through its Indian Council for Cultural Relations, ICCR under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Week, which is being celebrated from 23rd to 27th February in different states of the country.

50. India’s “Writing with Fire” nominated in Best Documentary Feature category at Oscars. ..read more The documentary, “Writing With Fire” is one of the final five contenders for the best documentary feature category at the Oscars. The film Writing With Fire narrates the story of the women journalists of India’s all-female Khabar Lahariya “News Wave” newspaper, who risk it all, including their own safety, to cover the country’s political, social, and local news from a women-powered perspective.

51. Renowned Malayalam actress KPAC Lalitha passes away. ..read more Noted Malayalam actress KPAC Lalitha passed away at her residence in Kochi. She was 74. KPAC Lalitha acted in over 500 films in Malayalam and Tamil.

52. India, Oman successfully conduct Eastern Bridge-VI Air exercise. ..read more The Indo-Oman exercise 2022, Eastern Bridge-VI was successfully conducted at Air Force Station Jodhpur from 21st to 25th February 2022. Royal Air Force of Oman RAFO participated with Indian Air Force lAF in the exercise which was aimed at providing operational exposure and undertaking mutual exchange of best practices, towards enhancing operational capabilities of both the Air Forces.

53. V Prez Venkaiah Naidu pays tributes to freedom fighter Veer Savarkar on his death anniversary on 25th February. ..read more Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on 25th February paid tributes to great nationalist, freedom fighter and social reformer Veer Savarkar on his death anniversary.

54. President Kovind inaugurates year-long celebration marking 400th birth anniversary of great Ahom General Lachit Borphukan. ..read more President Ram Nath Kovind said that Lachit Borphukan will remain inspirational for the generations to come. The President emphasised to take efforts to make him households name in the country. President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the year-long celebration to mark the 400th birth anniversary of the great Ahom general Lachit Borphukan in Guwahati.

55. India, Japan to hold joint military exercise in Karnataka from 27th February to 10th March 2022. ..read more A joint military exercise, EX DHARMA GUARDIAN-2022, between India and Japan will be conducted at Foreign Training Node, Belagavi in Karnataka from 27th February to 10th March.
Exercise DHARMA GUARDIAN is an annual training event which is being conducted in India since 2018.

56. Education Ministry launches Bhasha Certificate Selfie campaign. ..read more Ministry of Education has launched a Bhasha Certificate Selfie Campaign to encourage cultural diversity and promote multilingualism and to foster the spirit of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.
Bhasha Certificate Selfie initiative aims to promote Bhasha Sangam mobile app, developed by Ministry of Education and MyGov India. Using the app, people can learn 100 sentences of daily use in 22 scheduled Indian languages.

57. Nityanand Rai releases books published by BPRD in New Delhi. ..read more PMinister of State for Home Nityanand Rai released books published by Bureau of Police Research and Development, BPRD in New Delhi on 25th February 2022. BPRD is committed to ensuring their capacity building to meet emerging challenges before police forces.

58. Union Minister Narayan Rane launches MSME RuPay Credit Card. ..read more Union Minister for MSME, Narayan Rane announced establishment of MSME-Technology Centre at Sindhudurg and launched the MSME RuPay Credit Card on 25th February 2022. The MSME-Technology Center to be set up at Sindhudurg at a cost of about Rs 200 crore will enhance the competitiveness of MSME industries.

59. Latest edition of Indian Navy’s multilateral exercise MILAN 2022 commences in Visakhapatnam. ..read more The latest edition of Indian Navy’s multilateral exercise MILAN 2022 has commenced from 25th February 2022 in Visakhapatnam. Milan,2022 is being conducted over a duration of 09 days in two phases with the harbour phase scheduled 25th to 28 February and Sea Phase from 01 to 04 March. The theme of the MILAN, 2022 exercise in ‘ Camaraderie – Cohesion- Collaboration’ which aims to project India as a responsible maritime power to the World at large.

60. Services Chiefs, Defence Secretary lay wreath at National War Memorial on its third anniversary. ..read more The National War Memorial is celebrating its third anniversary on 25th February. Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar and Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari and Vice Chief of Indian Army Lieutenant General Manoj Pande laid wreaths at the memorial to mark the occasion. Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar also laid a wreath and paid homage to the fallen Bravehearts of the Nation.

61. Govt approves continuation of IVFRT scheme for five years with financial outlay of Rs 1,364 crore. ..read more The government has approved continuation of the Immigration Visa Foreigners Registration Tracking, IVFRT scheme for a period of five years with a financial outlay of over one thousand 364 crore rupees. The scheme will be in effect from April 2021 to March 2026.

62. PM Modi to inaugurate Post-Budget webinar of Health Ministry on 26th February 2022. ..read more Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the post Union Budget webinar of the Health Ministry on 26th January 2022.
The objective of the webinar is to involve stakeholders in taking forward the various initiatives of the Government in the health sector.

63. US Prez Joe Biden nominates Ketanji Brown Jackson, first Black Woman to Supreme Court. ..read more United States President Joe Biden nominated federal appeals court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the American Supreme Court, the first Black woman selected to serve on a court that once declared her race unworthy of citizenship and endorsed American segregation.

64. US President Joe Biden nominates Ketanji Brown Jackson, first Black Woman to Supreme Court. ..read more United States President Joe Biden nominated federal appeals court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the American Supreme Court, the first Black woman selected to serve on a court that once declared her race unworthy of citizenship and endorsed American segregation.

65. US imposes fine of 55 million dollars on National Bank of Pakistan for anti-money laundering violations ..read more United States of America has imposed a fine of 55 million dollars on the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) and its New York branch for anti-money laundering violations and for repeated compliance failures. The fines have been imposed by the US Federal Reserve, the central bank of United States, and Superintendent of Financial Services of the state of New York imposed fines on the central bank of Pakistan over deficiencies and non-compliance with the federal laws.

66. Mirabai Chanu secures Gold Medal in Singapore Weightlifting International. ..read more Mirabai Chanu is set to represent India at the Commonwealth Games 2022 after securing a gold medal in the 55 kilogram category by lifting a total of 191 kilograms in the Singapore Weightlifting International on 25th February 2022.

67. IPL 2022 to kick start on March 26. ..read more The Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council announced that the league stage games will be played across four venues in Mumbai and Pune for the 15th edition of the tournament. IPL 2022 will kick start on 26th of March and the final of the tournament will be played on 29th May. A total of 70 league matches will be played across four international standard venues in Mumbai and Pune. The venue for the playoff matches is yet to be decided.

68. Tan Kim Her appointed India’s badminton doubles coach till 2026 Asian Games. ..read more Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has approved the appointment of ace Malaysian badminton coach, Tan Kim Her, as India’s Doubles Coach till the Asian Games in 2026. The 50-year-old’s return to India will raise the stock of the double’s combinations in the country.

69. Mariappan Thangavelu plans to start sports academy for rural students. ..read more As per India’s first Paralympian and gold medalist Mariappan Thangavelu, it was due to the encouragement given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he was able to participate in Olympic events.

70. Finance ministry releases Rs 1348 crore to six states for providing grants to Urban Local Bodies. ..read more The Finance Ministry released 1348 crore rupees to six states Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha, Tripura and Tamil Nadu for providing grants to Urban Local Bodies.

71. Moody’s raises India’s growth forecast to 9.5% for 2022. ..read more American credit rating agency, Moody’s Investors Service has raised India’s growth forecast to 9.5 per cent from 7 per cent for the calendar year 2022.

72. CBDT issues refunds of over Rs 1.82 lakh crore to more than 2 crore taxpayers. ..read more Central Board of Direct Taxes, CBDT has issued refunds of over one lakh 82 thousand 995 crore rupees to more than two crore taxpayers from 1st April, 2021 to 21st February 2022.

73. Kazi Habibul Awal is newly appointed Chief Election Commissioner in Bangladesh. ..read more Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid has appointed the former Defence Secretary Kazi Habibul Awal as the new Chief Election Commissioner of Bangladesh.

74. Culture Ministry to organize 2-day international conference on Indian temple architecture in Karnataka. ..read more Archaeological Survey of India of Ministry of Culture is organizing a two-day international conference ‘Devayatanam – An odyssey of Indian temple architecture’ at Karnataka’s Hampi, Karnataka. Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy will inaugurate the conference.

75. Union Minister Narayan Rane inaugurates Konkan Bamboo and Cane Development Center in Maharashtra. ..read more Union Minister for Small, Micro, and Medium Enterprises Narayan Rane inaugurated the Konkan Bamboo and Cane Development Center (KONBAC) at Kudal in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra.

76. Union Bank launches MSME RuPay credit card. ..read more Union Bank of India (UBI), in association with National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), has launched ‘Union MSME RuPay Credit Card’ for meeting business related operational expenses of Micro, Small and medium enterprises.

77. Dabang Delhi KC beat Patna Pirates to become PKL Season 8 champions. ..read more Dabang Delhi KC clinched the VIVO Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 trophy by eking out a close 37-36 win over Patna Pirates.

78. Dish TV ropes in Rishabh Pant as brand ambassador. ..read more Dish TV India Limited’s DTH brand D2H ropes in Rishabh Pant as its new brand ambassador. The cricketer will feature in 360-degree brand communication for the next two years.

79. Former Odisha CM Hemanand Biswal passes away. ..read more Former Chief Minister of Odisha Hemanand Biswal passed away in Bhubaneswar. He was 82. He was the Chief Minister of the state for two brief terms from 1989 and from 1999.

80. Rustam Akramov, football coach of Bhaichung Bhutia, passes away. ..read more Former Indian football team coach Rustam Akramov, who introduced the legendary Bhaichung Bhutia to the international game in 1995 and took the Blue Tigers to their highest-ever FIFA ranking, has died at his native place in Uzbekistan.

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