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Current Affairs 16 February 2022

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Current Affairs 16 February 2022 includes all newspapers such as The Hindu, The Economic Times, Business Standard, Times of India, PTI, Indian Express, and all Government official websites.

 News Headlines 

  1. PM Modi to deliver inaugural address at Energy and Resources Institute’s (TERI) World Sustainable Development Summit
  2. Ex-Turkish Airlines head Mehmet Ilker Ayci appointed as the new CEO and MD of Air India
  3. Vineet Joshi takes charge as new CBSE chairperson
  4. Reliance Jio partners with SES to announce satellite-based internet for India
  5. Vedanta And Foxconn Sign MOU For Manufacturing Semiconductors In India
  6. Private sector lender Yes Bank launches ‘Agri Infinity program’
  7. One Ocean Summit: UNESCO pledges to have at least 80% of the seabed mapped by 2030
  8. Israel becomes first-ever country to allow drone flights in civilian airspace
  9. NABARD Introduces ‘JIVA’ to Promote Natural Farming
  10. Muktesh Kumar Pardeshi appointed as the next Indian High Commissioner to Republic of Vanuatu
  11. Palaniswamy Subramanyan Karthigeyan concurrently accredited as next High Commissioner of India to Tonga

 News Details 

1. PM Modi to deliver inaugural address at Energy and Resources Institute’s (TERI) World Sustainable Development Summit

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the inaugural address at the Energy and Resources Institute’s (TERI) World Sustainable Development Summit.
  • The summit is TERI’s annual flagship event and the theme for this year is ‘Towards a Resilient Planet: Ensuring a Sustainable and Equitable Future’.
  • The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) is a research institute in New Delhi.

2. Ex-Turkish Airlines head Mehmet Ilker Ayci appointed as the new CEO and MD of Air India

  • Former chairman of Turkish Airlines Ilker Ayci has been appointed Air India’s new CEO and MD.
  • The erstwhile national carriers new owners the Tata Group.
  • Ilker is an aviation industry leader who led Turkish Airlines to its current success.
  • Ayci’s appointment would be subject to regulatory approvals.

3. Vineet Joshi takes charge as new CBSE chairperson

  • Vineet Joshi, additional secretary in the ministry of education, has been assigned the charge of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
  • Joshi’s appointment comes after his predecessor Manoj Ahuja was appointed as the OSD in the department of agriculture and farmers welfare.

4. Reliance Jio partners with SES to announce satellite-based internet for India

  • Reliance Jio has partnered with SES, a Luxembourg-based satellite solutions provider to form a new initiative – Jio Space Technology Limited.
  • The joint venture is aimed at delivering the next generation scalable and affordable broadband services in India by making use of satellite technology.
  • Jio and SES will own 51 percent and 49 percent each in the equity stake.

5. Vedanta And Foxconn Sign MOU For Manufacturing Semiconductors In India

  • Vedanta, one of India’s leading multinational groups, and Hon Hai Technology Group (“Foxconn”), world’s largest electronics manufacturing company, announced signing an MOU to form a joint venture company that will manufacture semiconductors in India.
  • According to the MOU signed between the two companies, Vedanta will hold the majority of the equity in the joint venture.

6. Private sector lender Yes Bank launches ‘Agri Infinity program’

  • Yes Bank has announced the launch of an annual startup enabler program that seeks to co-develop digital financial solutions for the food & agriculture ecosystem by mentoring entrepreneurial ventures in the sector.
  • Called Yes Bank Agri Infinity, a select cohort of startups will receive mentoring by veteran bankers for experiential co-development.
  • Also get access to the lender’s digital banking infrastructure and network.

7. One Ocean Summit: UNESCO pledges to have at least 80% of the seabed mapped by 2030

  • On the occasion of the One Ocean Summit taking place in the French city of Brest, UNESCO has announced that at least 80% of the seabed will be mapped by 2030, compared to 20% currently, with the support of its Member States & the private sector.
  • In 2017, UNESCO joined forces with the Nippon Foundation, Japan’s largest private foundation to launch the Seabed 2030 programme.

8. Israel becomes first-ever country to allow drone flights in civilian airspace

  • Israel becomes the first-ever country to allow drones in civilian airspace.
  • Referring to this, the Israel’s Ministry of Transport and Road Safety recently announced the country’s first certification for unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAVs) to operate in civilian airspace.
  • Hermes Starliner can fly for up to 36 hours at an altitude of around 7600 m.
  • Capability to carry an additional 450kg of thermal, electro-optical, & other payloads.

9. NABARD Introduces ‘JIVA’ to Promote Natural Farming

  • The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) launched the JIVA agroecology-based program.
  • It will promote natural farming through its existing watershed and wadi programs in 11 states.
  • The JIVA initiative will be implemented in 25 projects, covering five agro-ecological zones.

10. Muktesh Kumar Pardeshi appointed as the next Indian High Commissioner to Republic of Vanuatu

  • Muktesh Kumar Pardeshi appointed as the next Indian High Commissioner to the Republic of Vanuatu.
  • Vanuatu is a South Pacific Ocean nation, made up of roughly 80 islands.
  • Pardeshi is a 1991- batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer and is currently serving as the High Commissioner of India to New Zealand.
  • He had earlier served as Ambassador of India to Mexico.
  • Vanuatu Capital : Port Vila and Currency : Vanuatu vatu.

11. Palaniswamy Subramanyan Karthigeyan concurrently accredited as next High Commissioner of India to Tonga

  • Palaniswamy Subramanyan Karthigeyan concurrently accredited as next High Commissioner of India to Tonga.
  • Palaniswamy Subramanyan Karthigeyan, presently High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Fiji, has been concurrently accredited as the next High Commissioner of India to the Kingdom of Tonga, with residence in Suva.

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