Friday 12 July 2024
HomeCurrent AffairsCurrent Affairs 9 February 2022

Current Affairs 9 February 2022

Dear aspirants, to crack any type of competitive examination current affairs plays a significant role and for that we are providing daily important news that are most important for your examination. So we are here for you to provide the important Recent and Latest Current Affairs 09 February 2022.

Current Affairs 09 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. ‘Mahabharat’s Bheem’ actor Praveen Kumar Sobti dies
  2. Santishree Pandit appointed first woman VC of JNU
  3. Safer Internet Day: February 8
  4. Visa-free entry for Indian business travellers to Maldives comes into force
  5. NAREDCO Appoints Alok Gupta as the New Director General
  6. Ms Sukla Mistry takes over as first women Functional Director on IndianOil Board
  7. Launch Vehicle specialist Unnikrishnan Nair becomes chief of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre
  8. CII presents DX 2021 award to Karnataka Bank
  9. Amazon India signs MoU with Karnataka govt to turn rural women into entrepreneurs
  10. R. Rajamohan, Who Led The First Asteroid Discoveries In Independent India, Is No More
  11. ‘Kabir of Karnataka’ Ibrahim Sutar dies at 82
  12. NASA Plans to Retire International Space Station in 2031
  13. NATO chief to head Norway central bank

News Details

1. ‘Mahabharat’s Bheem’ actor Praveen Kumar Sobti dies

  • Actor-athlete Praveen Kumar Sobti, best known for playing Bheem in the TV series “Mahabharat” and for winning an Asian Games gold medal,
  • Praveen represented the country across various athletic events in hammer and discus throw and even won four medals at the Asian Games, including two gold medals in 1966 and 1970.

2. Santishree Pandit appointed first woman VC of JNU

  • Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit, a political science professor at Savitribai Phule Pune University, has been appointed as the first women Vice Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
  • She was appointed by President Ram Nath Kovind, who is the University’s Visitor.
  • She will hold the job for the next five years.
  • She succeeds Jagadesh Kumar, who was appointed chairperson of the UGC.

3. Safer Internet Day: February 8

  • Safer Internet Day is observed every year on the second day of the second week of February.
  • The aim of the day is to provide a safer and better internet, where every user gets to use the internet responsibly and without getting their data leaked.
  • This year marks the 19th edition of Safer Internet Day with actions taking place right across the globe.
  • Theme of the year 2022 is “Together for a better internet”.

4. Visa-free entry for Indian business travellers to Maldives comes into force

  • Maldives has announced that the Visa-free entry for Indian business travellers to the island nation, comes into effect.
  • Maldives has commenced the process of granting Indian Nationals visa free entry for business purposes, for a period not exceeding the visa free period of 90 days.

5. NAREDCO Appoints Alok Gupta as the New Director General

  • National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO), appointed Alok Gupta as the New Director General (DG) of the association.
  • Gupta has taken over the charge of NAREDCO from 1st February 2022.
  • NAREDCO is an apex real estate body.
  • The National Real Estate Development Council was established as a self-regulatory body in 1998 under the aegis of Housing And Urban Affairs Government of India.
  • NAREDCO President : Rajan Bandelkar.

6. Ms Sukla Mistry takes over as first women Functional Director on IndianOil Board

  • Mistry as Director (Refineries) of IndianOil shall spearhead the business & operations of nine refineries & petrochemical plants of IndianOil.
  • Ms Mistry is also the first woman in IndianOil to hold the position of Executive Director & Refinery Head of an IndianOil refinery unit, first at Digboi Refinery (Assam) from 1 st January 2018-7 th February 2019.
  • Digboi Refinery (Assam), is the oldest operating refinery in Asia.

7. Launch Vehicle specialist Unnikrishnan Nair becomes chief of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre

  • Renowned scientist and Human Space Flight Centre (HSFC) director S Unnikrishnan Nair has been appointed as the director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC).
  • He was appointed as VSSC director after the post became vacant following the appointment of Dr S Somanath as ISRO chairman.
  • First Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre was Dr Brahm Prakash.
  • VSSC located in Thiruvananthapuram, Founded : 21 November 1963.

8. CII presents DX 2021 award to Karnataka Bank

  • Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) awarded the prestigious Digital Transformation award, ‘DX 2021’ to Karnataka Bank.
  • The award is in recognition of best practices in digital transformation, including the ‘KBL Vikaas’.
  • Bank has recently launched digital transformation journey ‘KBL NxT’ as part of wave 2.0 of ‘KBL VIKAAS’.

9. Amazon India signs MoU with Karnataka govt to turn rural women into entrepreneurs

  • Amazon India has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Karnataka State Rural Livelihood Promotion Society (KSRLPS) to support the growth of women entrepreneurs.
  • Amazon India would launch Sanjeevini-KSRLPS in its marketplace and extend benefits of the ‘Saheli’ programme to train and empower thousands of women entrepreneurs to come online.

10. R. Rajamohan, Who led the first asteroid discoveries in independent India, is no more

  • Professor R. Rajamohan, who was an astronomer at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bengaluru, for decades.
  • He is best known for his Kalki Project.
  • The project aimed to discover asteroids using the 48-cm Schmidt telescope in Kavalur VBO and discovered a new asteroid, number 4130, from India.
  • This was the first asteroid discovered in India in 104 years.
  • VBO = The Vainu Bappu Observatory, an astronomical observatory owned and operated by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics.

11. ‘Kabir of Karnataka’ Ibrahim Sutar dies at 82

  • Padma Shri awardee and social worker Ibrahim Sutar passed away in Karnataka following a cardiac arrest.
  • He was 82.
  • Fondly referred to as the “Kabir of Kannada”, Sutar was known for his work towards spreading social and communal harmony.
  • Ibrahim is popular among the public, especially in north Karnataka, for his spiritual discourses.
  • He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2018.

12. NASA Plans to Retire International Space Station in 2031

  • The International Space Station will continue its operation until 2030 and then crash into an uninhabited area in the Pacific Ocean known as Point Nemo.
  • It will be replaced with three free-flying space stations to continue the work after ISS’s retirement.
  • NASA also selected Houston-based Axiom Space to provide the ISS’s first commercial module.

13. NATO chief to head Norway central bank

  • NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg will take over as Norway’s central bank Governor at the end of the year.
  • The appointment comes amid escalating tensions between the West and Russia.
  • Western nations fear Moscow has plans to invade Ukraine, which aspires to join the NATO alliance.

********

RELATED ARTICLES

Current Affairs 1 October 2023

Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to launch Bharatiya Bhasha Utsav and Technology & Bharatiya Bhasha Summit in New Delhi. Union Minister G. Kishan Reddy launches 5G training labs and 5G applications in all North Eastern States. Ministry of Tourism to host PATA Travel Mart 2023 in New Delhi from 4th October. DR L. Murugan leads Indian Delegation at TIFF 2023.

Current Affairs 23 December 2022

Parliament passes Maritime Anti Piracy Bill 2022 with Rajya Sabha's approval. MoHUA kickstarts ground survey of Pey Jal Survekshan from 15th December 2022. India GDP grew by 9.7% in H1FY23, says Finance Ministry. Delhi leads India with the highest crypto adoption: CoinSwitch. IGX launches gas index, plans trading in pipeline capacity.

Current Affairs 22 December 2022

Indian Navy launches INS Arnala; first ship of ASW SWC Project. Indian Navy gets fifth Scorpene Class submarine INS Vagir. Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs wins Platinum Icon in Digital India Awards 2022. Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs launches programme to create Impact Leaders in areas of ESG. Jaipur Pink Panthers beat Puneri Paltan in final match to win PKL 9 title.

Current Affairs 21 December 2022

England’s Rehan Ahmed becomes youngest to claim five-fer on test debut in men's cricket. Paytm and HDFC ERGO launch insurance policy to protect mobile transactions. RBI imposes Rs 2.66 crore penalty on Bank of Bahrain & Kuwait BSC. France's forward Karim Benzema announces retirement from international football. Account aggregator network: 94 FIUs, 26 FIPs onboarded on RBI’s financial data-sharing system.

Current Affairs 7 December 2022

Hyderabad gets India's first real-time Gold ATM. CCI approves Bharat Biotech International-Eastman Exports deal. Adani Green becomes world’s largest wind-solar hybrid power developer with 450 MW Rajasthan plant. SBI’s personal loans portfolio crosses ₹5 lakh cr mark. Extensive exploration programme to find minerals stepped up in Rajasthan.

Current Affairs 30 November 2022

India - Malaysia joint military Exercise “Harimau Shakti -2022” commenced at Pulai, Kluang, Malaysia. Ministry of Power launches scheme for to procure aggregate power of 4500 MW to help states facing power shortage. Chennai-Based Space Start-Up Agnikul Cosmos sets up India’s first private space vehicle launch pad at Sriharikota. Bank credit growth accelerates to 17.2% in July-September quarter: RBI data. RBI asks Paytm to reapply for payment aggregator licence.

Most Popular