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20th February: World Day of Social Justice
20th February is celebrated annually as The World Day of Social Justice all over the world.
The IOC will announce the 2032 host by 2025.
The next Olympics will be in
2028: Los Angeles
7th National Photography Award
Union Minister of State (IC) for Information & Broadcasting and Youth Affairs & Sports Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore presented the 7th National Photography Awards in a function organized at National Media Centre in New Delhi.
The list of the Award winners is as under:
- Lifetime Achievement Award – Shri Ashok Dilwali
- Professional Photographer of the Year –Shri SL Shanth Kumar
- Amateur Photographer of the Year –Shri Gurdeep Dhiman.
- Special Mention Awards (Amateur) –Shri V. Ravi Kumar, Ms. S. Neelima, Shri Manish Jaisi, Shri Mahesh Balasaheb Lonkar, Shri Avijit Datta.
Scientist-developed the first walking robot to navigate without GPS
AntBot is the first walking robot to have navigational capabilities without GPS or mapping.
Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) launched a new microinsurance plan Micro Bachat
A new microinsurance plan ‘Micro Bachat’ was launched by the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India. It provides coverage of up to 2 lakhs and is the first micro-insurance plan to do so.
It provides both protection and savings and is a regular premium, non-linked, participating endowment microinsurance plan.
It can be availed only by standard healthy citizens in the age group of 18-55 years without undergoing any medical examination
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in India
Trade and investment, defense and security, including counterterrorism, and renewable energy will be discussed during the crown prince’s meeting with Modi.
Riyadh is also the top source of India’s energy supplies, supplying 20 percent of its crude
40th International Annual Desert Festival
The 40th International Annual Desert Festival held on the sand dune in Jaisalmer with thousands of tourists participating in the colorful event.
The 3-day festival, which exhibits the rich cultural heritage of the desert state, commenced with a colorful procession from Gadsisar lake fort.
It had interesting events like Mr. Desert and Ms. Moomal competitions, mustache competitions, turban tying, musical and cultural performances, among others
Indias First Fulldome 3D Digital Theatre Inaugurated In Kolkata
Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma inaugurated India’s very first ‘Fulldome 3D Digital Theatre’ at the Science City in Kolkata, West Bengal. It is fully funded by the Ministry of Culture at a cost of Rs 20 crore.
About Culture Minister Headquarters: Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi Annual budget: ₹2,843.32 crore (US$400 million) (2018-19 est.) Minister responsible: Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State
Saudi Becomes 73rd Nation To Sign International Solar Alliance
Saudi Arabia became the 73rd nation to sign the International Solar Alliance.
The move came at Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visit to India.
Commerce Minister Launched ‘SWAYATT’ on GeM
Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, launched SWAYATT in New Delhi. SWAYATT is an initiative to promote Start-ups, Women and Youth Advantage Through eTransactions on Government e Marketplace (GeM).
India’s First Hi-Tech Forensic Lab NCFL and CyPAD Inaugurated In New Delhi
Cyber Prevention Awareness and Detection (CyPAD) Centre and the National Cyber Forensic Lab (NCFL) were inaugurated by Union.
To spread awareness among school students and teachers, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has started a popular Twitter handle @CyberDost.
Squash Great Nicol David Announces Retirement
The 35-year-old from Penang is one of the most successful squash players of all time and spent an unprecedented 9 years at World No.1 between 2006-2015.
Noted Hindi writer Namvar Singh passed away in New Delhi. He was 92.
Populariser of the term global warming, Wallace Smith dies aged 87
Wallace Smith Broecker gave early warnings on climate change and coined the term ‘Ocean Conveyor Belt’,
His 1975 article correctly predicted rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere led to global warming.