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Current Affairs One-Liner: 6th February 2023

Published on February 06, 2023
  • Bhupender Yadav, the Union Minister for Environment, introduced the "Save Wetlands Campaign" in Goa. It is designed to address wetlands conservation from a "whole of society" perspective.
  • In terms of sales of electric vehicles across all market sectors that have benefited from subsidies under the FAME II Scheme, Maharashtra has been at the forefront. Rajasthan, Gujarat, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu are listed after Maharashtra. 56% of the electric vehicles sold through the programme, including two-wheelers, three-wheelers, e-rickshaws, and four-wheelers, come from these five states.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 6th February 2023
  • A road map for establishing green hydrogen centres in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram over the next two years was proposed by the Keralan government. The cost of this programme is Rs 200 crore.
  • The Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative (IFFCO) in Deoghar, Jharkhand, is building a nano urea factory and township there. The foundation stone was placed by Union Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah. This will be the fifth nano urea facility in India.
  • An agreement was made between the Australian Government's Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) and the Leather Sector Skill Council (LSSC) to work on technical issues and 5 Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programmes are being implemented in India's leather industry to meet Australian training standards.
  • In New Delhi, Delhi, the Development Innovation Lab (DIL) of the University of Chicago and the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (DA&FW), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (MoA&FW), Government of India (GoI), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
  • Goa's Chief Minister, Dr. Pramod Sawant, debuted a Heli-Tourism Service, the nation's first premium helicopter service, in Panaji, Goa, from the Dauji-Ella Helipad (Old Goa).
  • The Punjab Cabinet, under by Chief Minister (CM) Bhagwant Mann, has approved the new "Industrial and Business Development Policy (IBDP)-2022" and "Punjab Electric Vehicle Policy (PEVP)-2022"
  • International Affairs:-
    • Astronomer Scott Sheppard of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington has found 12 new moons orbiting Jupiter. Jupiter currently has 92 moons. Saturn planet, which now possesses 83 moons, has surpassed Jupiter planet.
    • The theme for Sri Lanka's 75th anniversary of independence, Namo Namo Matha - A Step Toward a Century, was commemorated on February 4th. Indian Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan attended the ceremonies.
    • Congo has been welcomed to the International Solar Alliance by India.
  • Sports:
    • Anurag Singh Thakur, the sports minister, and Manoj Sinha, the LG of J&K, unveiled the mascot, theme song, and jersey for the third Khelo India Winter Games in Jammu & Kashmir. Gulmarg, J&K, will host the Winter Games from February 10–14, 2023. The Snow Leopard, the state's mascot, symbolises the rich heritage of the Himalayas.
    • Young racing talent Sai Sanjay has won the MMSC FMSCI Indian National Car Racing Championship 2022. The 20-year-old Salem native Sai Sanjay won his first National Championship in the top open-wheel Formula division during his rookie year.
    • At the Zagreb Open 2023 Ranking Series in Croatia, India's Aman Sherawat, the men's 57kg world under-23 champion, took the bronze medal.
  • Days:
    • On February 6, people worldwide mark International Day of Zero Tolerance for Women. "Partnership with Men and Boys to Transform Social and Gender Norms to End Female Genital Mutilation" is the theme for 2023.
    • International Day of Human Fraternity, commemorated annually on February 4 in all countries, honours the values of compassion, religious tolerance, and respect for one another that keep people from being divided. International Interfaith Harmony Week, which is observed every year during the first week of February, coincides with International Day of Human Fraternity.
  • Obituary:
    • The renowned and experienced vocalist Vani Jairam went suddenly in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, at the age of 78. She was recently given India's third-highest civilian award, the "Padma Bhushan" (2023 in the subject of Art).
  • Appointments/Resignation:
    • Douglas Feagin, a non-executive, non-independent director of One 97 Communications (Paytm), has submitted his resignation, the business has announced.
  • Awards and honours:-
    • The 25th edition of FORTUNE magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for 2023 includes Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
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