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Current Affairs 5 February 2022

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Current Affairs 05 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. Former Oil Secretary Tarun Kapoor to be PNGRB head
  2. Naval Investiture Ceremony- 2021 Conducted in New Delhi
  3. Blue Economy is the sixth dimension of Government of India’s Vision of New India by 2030: Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh
  4. 1000th Trip of Kisan Rail of Central Railway Flagged Off
  5. Dr Reddy’s Laboratories inks agreement to acquire Nimbus Health GmbH
  6. Services PMI falls to six-month low in January 2022
  7. Zydus Cadila starts supply of Covid-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D to govt
  8. Senior scientist GA Srinivasa Murthy appointed director of DRDL Hyderabad
  9. Bharti Airtel to acquire 25% stake in technology startup Lavelle Networks
  10. SEBI notifies KRA rules; mandates audit trails of client’s KYC records
  11. Dubai to launch world’s first hydrogen-powered flying boat
  12. Torgya Festival celebrated in Arunachal Pradesh
  13. Telugu short film ‘Street Student’ wins Rs 2 lakh prize at NHRC’s Short Film Award Competition
  14. Paytm Money launches ‘Pops’ messenger to provide user-specific info on stocks, portfolio and market

News Details

1. Former Oil Secretary Tarun Kapoor to be PNGRB head

  • Tarun Kapoor, who superannuated as secretary of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas on November 30, 2021, was selected to be chairman of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB).
  • His candidature will now go to the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet for ratification and once approved, he would take over.

2. Naval Investiture Ceremony- 2021 Conducted in New Delhi

  • Naval Investiture Ceremony to felicitate naval personnel who have demonstrated gallant acts, leadership, professional achievements and distinguished service of high order was conducted at Varunika Auditorium, INS India, New Delhi on 03 Feb 22.

3. Blue Economy is the sixth dimension of Government of India’s Vision of New India by 2030: Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh

  • The minister in Parliament said that the Government of India’s Vision of New India by 2030 enunciated in February 2019 highlighted the Blue Economy as the sixth dimension of its vision.
  • 150 Cr has been provisioned during 2021-22 under Deep Ocean Mission.

4. 1000th Trip of Kisan Rail of Central Railway Flagged Off

  • Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare and Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Minister of Railways, Communications, Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India flagged off the 1000th trip of Kisan Rail on Central Railway from Savda, Maharashtra to Adarsh Nagar, Delhi through weblink on 3.2.2022.

5. Dr Reddy’s Laboratories inks agreement to acquire Nimbus Health GmbH

  • Dr Reddy’s Laboratories has inked a pact to acquire Germany-based Nimbus Health GmbH.
  • The acquisition will allow Dr Reddy’s to build on Nimbus Health’s strengths and introduce medical cannabis-based medicines as a promising treatment option for patients.
  • Nimbus will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dr Reddy’s.

6. Services PMI falls to six-month low in January 2022

  • India’s services sector activity moderated to a six-month low in January 2022, amid imposition of restrictions across the country due to the fast spread of the Omicron variant as well as inflationary pressures.
  • Data released by the analytics firm IHS Markit showed the purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for services fell to 5 in January 2022 from 55.5 in December 2021.

7. Zydus Cadila starts supply of Covid-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D to govt

  • Zydus Cadila said it has commenced supplies of its Covid-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D to the central government.
  • It is also planning to make the vaccine available in the private market.
  • ZyCoV-D is a three-dose vaccine administered intradermally.

8. Senior scientist GA Srinivasa Murthy appointed director of DRDL Hyderabad

  • GA Srinivasa Murthy has been appointed director of Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL) of the DRDO in
  • DRDO = Defence Research and Development Organisation.

9. Bharti Airtel to acquire 25% stake in technology startup Lavelle Networks

  • Bharti Airtel to acquire 25% equity stake in Bengaluru-based technology startup, Lavelle Networks, which specialises in Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN)
  • As part of its NaaS [Network as a service] portfolio, Airtel will offer software defined connectivity solutions from Lavelle Networks and co-create a host of innovations as part of its NaaS platform.

10. SEBI notifies KRA rules; mandates audit trails of client’s KYC records

  • To enhance the role of KYC Registration Agencies (KRAs), SEBI has notified new norms to make them responsible to carry out independent validation of the KYC records uploaded onto their system by the Registered Intermediary (RI).

11. Dubai to launch world’s first hydrogen-powered flying boat

  • Swiss startup THE JET ZeroEmission has signed an agreement with UAE-based Zenith Marine Services and US-based DWYN to manufacture and operate ‘The Jet’ in Dubai.
  • THE JET’ features cutting-edge characteristics and technologies, making it capable of flying in silence over the waters at a cruising speed of 40 knots.

12. Torgya Festival celebrated in Arunachal Pradesh

  • The traditional Torgya Festival of the Monpa community in Arunachal Pradesh began at the Tawang Monastery on 30 Jan 2022.
  • This year it marked a special occasion as ‘Dungyur Torgya’ which came after a 3 years gap.
  • Torgya Festival of the Monpa community in Arunachal Pradesh is a festival that welcomes a healthy and prosperous new year.

13. Telugu short film ‘Street Student’ wins Rs 2 lakh prize at NHRC’s Short Film Award Competition

  • A Telugu short film ‘Street Student’ by Akula Sandeep depicting the story of a street urchin with a strong message on right to education has bagged the first prize in a competition organised by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in January 2022.
  • ‘Karfew’ by Romi Meitei has been selected for the second prize worth Rs 1.5 lakh.

14. Paytm Money launches ‘Pops’ messenger to provide user-specific info on stocks, portfolio and market

  • Paytm Money, on January 27, 2022, launched Pops, an intelligent messenger service to provide user-specific information on their portfolios, stocks and market analysis.
  • Paytm Money said it is partnering with InvestorAi to offer stock recommendations based on signals generated using artificial intelligence.
  • Paytm Money CEO : Varun Sridhar.

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