08.02.22 APSC Daily Current Affairs

ASSAM

 

 

Assam Municipal elections to be held on March 6

The State Election Commission today announced that the elections to 997 wards in 80 municipal boards in Assam will be held on March 6. The counting of votes will take place on March 9.

Kumar further informed that polling will take place at 2,054 booths. A total of 20,000-25,000 government staffers are likely to be deployed in conducting the entire election exercise.

NORTH-EASTERN STATES

Manipur Craft Map

 

In 2018-19, an expert team conducted a field survey in Manipur to create the craft map.

Highlights:

  •  It is the first of its kind, created with the goal of giving all creative genres equal and focused attention. Manipur’s handmade map was created more than a year ago.
  • It describes Manipur’s handloom and handicraft traditions in detail.
  • KonsamIbomcha Singh, who earned the Padma Shri in 2022 for his doll-making craft, recently brought this map into the spotlight.
  • Apart from him, LourembamBino Devi was also honored for more than five decades of preserving ‘leeba’ applique textile craft from the state.
  • In collaboration with the National Institute of Design, Manipur’s Mission for Economic Empowerment of Traditional Artisans and Craftsmen (MEETAC) mapped many art forms.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

ICC World Cup 2022 U-19

 

On February 5, 2022, India won the ICC U-19 World Cup final against England by four wickets at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.

Highlights:

  • The victory gave India a record-tying sixth U-19 title. In 47.4 overs, the ICC U-19 Indian team chased down a target of 190 runs and reached 195 for six.
  • Nishant Sindhu helped India win the match with 50 runs off 54 balls with undefeated match-winning innings.
  • For the first time since winning the event in South Africa in 1998, England reached the final. India defeated Australia by 96 runs in the second semi-final.

 

 

NATIONAL

 

Swarajability

 

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Hyderabad) has released a beta version of ‘Swarajability,’ India’s first AI-based job platform for disabled people.

Highlights:

  • The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Hyderabad) has released a beta version of ‘Swarajability,’ an artificial intelligence-powered job portal that assists persons with impairments in acquiring relevant skills and finding work.
  • The program will analyze job seekers’ profiles and advise the skills they’ll need to become eligible.
  • This vulnerable segment of the population would benefit from a platform that addressed this issue.
  • The institute created the platform in collaboration with Youth4Jobs, Visual Quest, and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.

 

Foundation Stone Laid For Worlds Third-Largest Cricket Stadium

 

The foundation stone for the world’s third-largest cricket stadium was laid by Sourav Ganguly.

Highlights:

  • The foundation stone for the world’s third-largest cricket stadium was set in Jaipur by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly.
  •  The International Cricket Venue in Jaipur will be India’s second-largest and the world’s third-largest cricket stadium.
  • The Rajasthan Cricket Academy (RCA) will construct the new international stadium on 100 acres of land in Jaipur, near the Jaipur-Delhi bypass.
  • A total of 75,000 people will be able to sit in the stadium.
  • With a capacity of 132,000 spectators, Narendra Modi Stadium (formerly Motera Stadium) in Ahmedabad is now the world’s largest stadium.
  • The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Australia is the second-largest stadium, with a capacity of 1,00,024 spectators.

 

 

The Chauri Chaura Incident- 100 Years

 

The 100th anniversary of the Chauri Chaura event was recently commemorated in India.

Highlights

  • PM Modi kicked off the centennial celebrations for Chauri Chaura. The incident was commemorated with the release of a postal stamp.
  • The Chauri Chaura Shaheed memorial will be renovated into a heritage tourism attraction by the Uttar Pradesh government.
  • Chauri Chaura is a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur district. Due to Chauri Chaura, Mahatma Gandhiji called a halt to the non-cooperation movement.
  • On February 4, 1922, the incident occurred. The volunteers of the Non-Cooperation Movement marched to a local police station on February 4, 1922.

 

India Press Freedom Report 2021

 

The India Press Freedom Report, 2021, was recently released by the Rights and Risks Analysis Group.

Highlights:

  • The Rights and Risks Analysis Group recently released the India Press Freedom Report 2021. Consistent with the report, 13 media houses and newspapers were targeted, 108 journalists were attacked, and 6 were killed.
  • Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Tripura topped the States and Union Territories list where journalists and media houses were targeted in 2021.
  • Twenty-four journalists were attacked physically, obstructed, threatened, and harassed for doing their work. Public officials made these attacks.
  • This includes police attacks also. Seventeen of those attacks were police attacks. 44 FIRs were registered against journalists in 2021. Of this, 21 were registered under Section 153 of IPC.

 

 

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