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Former Supreme Court Judge Justice S Abdul Nazeer to be new Governor of Andhra Pradesh
The President of India Droupadi Murmu has appointed former Supreme Court judge S Abdul Nazeer as governor of Andhra Pradesh.
President has also accepted the resignation of Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and appointed Ramesh Bais as the new governor.
Former SC judge Abdul Nazeer
Born on January 5, 1958, at Beluvai in Karnataka Dakshina Kannada district, Justice Nazeer enrolled as an advocate on February 18, 1983
He practiced before the Karnataka High Court and was appointed as its Additional Judge on May 12, 2003. He became a permanent judge on September 24, 2004 and was elevated to the Supreme Court on February 17, 2017.
Justice Nazeer was part of several landmark constitution bench decisions, which included triple talaq, right to privacy, Ayodhya case, and recently on the Centre’s 2016 decision on demonetisation, and free speech of lawmakers.
Governor of Arunachal Pradesh: Lt. General Kaiwalya Trivikram Parnaik (Retired)
Governor of Sikkim: Lakshman Prasad Acharya,
Governor of Jharkhand: C P Radhakrishnan,
Governor of Himachal Pradesh: Shiv Pratap Shukla,
Governor of Assam: Gulab Chand Kataria,
Governor of Andhra Pradesh appointed as Governor of Chhattisgarh: Justice (Retd) Biswa Bhusan Harichandan
Governor of Chhattisgarh appointed as Governor of Manipur: Anusuiya Uikye
Governor of Manipur appointed as Governor of Nagaland: La. Ganesan
Governor of Bihar appointed as Governor of Meghalaya: Phagu Chauhan
Governor of Himachal Pradesh appointed as Governor of Bihar: Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar
Governor of Arunachal Pradesh appointed as Lt. Governor of Ladakh: Brig (Dr) B D Mishra (Retd)
Governor of Jharkhand appointed as Governor of Maharashtra: Ramesh Bais
Imp: In the Republic of India, according to the Article 154 of Constitution of India, a governor is the constitutional head of each of the twenty-eight states. The governor is appointed by the president of India for a term of five years, and holds office at the president’s pleasure.
Who has been appointed as the new Governor of Andhra Pradesh? S Abdul Nazeer
Cyprus: Former Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides to be country’s next president
In Cyprus, former Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides to be the country’s next president.
Mr. Christodoulides won the tight vote over seasoned diplomat Andreas Mavroyiannis.
Mr. Christodoulides was expelled from the ruling DISY party after announcing his candidacy and ran as an independent.
He was appointed government spokesman in 2014 and foreign minister in 2018.
Mr. Christodoulides has the support of the Democratic Party, the Movement for Social Democracy and the Democratic Alignment.
Cyprus is an island country located south of the Anatolian Peninsula in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.
Cyprus is the third-largest island in the Mediterranean.
Who has been named as the next president of Cyprus? Nikos Christodoulides
India to organise 12th World Hindi Conference in Fiji
The Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, in partnership with the Government of Fiji, is organising the 12th World Hindi Conference from the 15th to 17th of February, 2023 in Fiji.
The 11th World Hindi Conference was held in Mauritius in 2018.
The World Hindi Conference was started to promote the language across the world and the first such event was held in 1975 in Nagpur.
Journey of Hindi from India to Fiji
Hindi is taught in primary and secondary schools and Universities of Fiji and Fijian Hindi is enshrined in the constitution of Fiji as an official language.
It started from 1879 to 1916 when the British took Indian labourers to work in the sugarcane fields. The numbers were around 60,000.
The conference will take place in the Fijian city of Nadi and will witness a participation of over 1000 experts of the Indian language; there will be scholars, writers, and more.
Hailing the partnership with India, Fiji will be the first country in the Pacific to host the prestigious event.
Hindi language is very popular in several countries including New Zealand, Fiji, Singapore, Mauritius, among others.
Currency: Fijian Dollar
President: Wiliame Katonivere
Prime Minister: Sitiveni Rabuka
India is organizing the 12th World Hindi Conference in which country? Fiji
Jean Eric Vergne Wins Hyderabad E-Prix
The seasoned Jean Eric Vergne of DS Penske won an action-packed Formula E in Hyderabad.
This marked a successful return of a high-profile motorsport event in India.
Vergne held off a strong challenge from Envison Racing’s Nick Cassidy to cross the chequered flag in the first place despite having less than 0.5% energy left in the car. Antonio Felix Da Costa of Porsche gained from a 17-second penalty handed out to Sebastian Buemi for ‘over power’ to secure the final spot on the podium.
E-PRIX 2023 Results:
- JEAN-ERIC VERGNE: DS PENSKE
- NICK CASSIDY: ENVISION RACING
- ANTONIO FELIX DA COSTA: TAG HEUER PORSCHE FORMULA E TEAM
- PASCAL WEHRLEIN: TAG HEUER PORSCHE FORMULA E TEAM
- SERGIO SETTE CAMARA: NIO 333 RACING
Who won the E-Prix 2023 in Hyderabad? Jean Eric Vergne
India’s 1st frozen-lake marathon to take place in Ladakh on Feb 20
India’s first ‘frozen-lake marathon’ at Ladakh’s Pangong Tso at a height of 13,862 feet will be held on February 20.
Around 75 selected athletes from India and abroad are participating in the run, giving them an opportunity to make a bid for a Guinness World Record for the world’s highest ‘frozen-lake marathon’.
The 21-kilometre marathon, with Lukung as its starting point, will end at Maan village.
The marathon is being called the “Last Run” to highlight the issue of climate change.
It is being organised by the Adventure Sports Foundation of Ladakh (ASFL) in collaboration with the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council-Leh, the Tourism Department and the Leh district administration.
Spread along the border of India and China, the 700 square metre Pangong Lake records a temperature of minus 30 degrees Celsius during the winters, freezing the salt water lake.
Union territory: 31 October 2019
Capitals: Leh, Kargil
Lieutenant Governor: B. D. Mishra
India’s first ‘Frozen-Lake Marathon’ will be held on which lake on February 20? Pangong Tso
Asian Indoor Athletics Championships: Jyothi Yarraji, Jeswin Aldrin set national records to win silver medals
India’s Jyothi Yarraji and Jeswin Aldrin continued their national record-breaking spree and won silver medals in women’s 60m hurdles and men’s long jump, respectively, at the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships 2023.
Jyothi Yarraji completed her race in 8.13s — 0.03s faster than her previous record.
Yarraji, who also holds the national record in the outdoor women’s 100m hurdles event, had topped the qualification with a timing of 8.16s.
In the final, however, Japan’s Masumi Aoki, who barely made it to the final after clocking 8.51s to finish eighth in the qualification, stormed ahead to claim the gold in 8.01s. Chen Jiamin of China came third in 8.15s.
This was the fifth time since January that Jyothi Yarraji set India’s national record in women’s 60m hurdles.
In the men’s long jump, Jeswin Aldrin fetched a silver medal for India with a new national indoor record of 7.97m. He eclipsed his own national record of 7.93m set in the qualification round.
With two medals on the final day of the competition, India concluded the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships 2023 with eight medals – one gold, six silvers and one bronze. Tajinderpal Singh Toor won India’s only gold medal at the competition in men’s shot put.
India’s Jyoti Yaraji broke her own national record by winning the silver medal in which women’s category at the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships 2023? Jyothi Yarraji
BCCI ropes in female auctioneer for Women’s Premier League Player Auction
Ahead of the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL) player auction set to be held in Mumbai, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has roped in a female auctioneer to conduct the proceedings.
Mallika Sagar, a Mumbai-based art collector consultant for Modern and Contemporary Indian art and partner in Art India Consultants firm, will oversee the auction. Incidentally, Mallika, an auctioneer at the Pundole’s in Mumbai, had conducted the auctions of the 2021 Pro Kabaddi League.
The franchisees are reminded of the WPL squad rules with respect to a minimum (15) and maximum (18) squad size, minimum squad spend (INR 9 crore) and the maximum number of overseas players in the squad (6).
In the WPL Player Auction, a total of 409 players will go under the hammer with 246 of them being Indian cricketers and 163 being overseas players, of which eight players are from the associate nations.
The players will be presented in sets based on their specialisation – marquee players, batters, allrounders, wicketkeepers, fast bowlers, spin bowlers and emerging players. Players are divided into five different slabs of base prices for the auction – INR 50 lakh, INR 40 lakh, INR 30 lakh, INR 20 lakh and INR 10 lakh.
Who has been roped in as female auctioneer for Women’s Premier League Player Auction by BCCI? Mallika Sagar
India has signed MoUs with 13 countries to integrate with UPI
India has signed memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with 13 countries that want to adopt the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) for digital payments.
A person can do any transaction from Rs 2 to Rs 2 lakh and the average payment settlement time is just 2 seconds
Payments through the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) accounted for more than half of all digital transactions in India in FY22 (2021-22), suggesting rapid adoption of the technology that was launched just six years back.
In FY22, UPI accounted for 52 percent of the total 8,840 crore financial digital transactions with a total value of Rs 126 lakh crore, the government noted in its pre-Budget Economic Survey. In FY19 (2018-19), UPI accounted only for about 17 percent of the country’s total 3,100 crore digital transactions, the Economic Survey noted earlier this month.
In December 2022, UPI touched its highest-ever mark with 782 crore transactions worth Rs 12.8 lakh crore, according to the Economic Survey.
Meanwhile, the Union Budget 2023-24 showed that the government’s financial support for the digital payments sector is expected to jump more than two-fold to Rs 2,137 crore in the current fiscal, compared to Rs 1,044 crore spent in FY22.
However, for the third year in a row, the government’s budgetary allocation for this item has remained unchanged at Rs 1,500 crore for the next fiscal year (FY24).
India has recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with how many countries to adopt Unified Payments Interface (UPI) for digital payments? 13
Khanan Prahari Mobile app to Curb Illegal Mining
The Government of India has launched one mobile app namely “KhananPrahari” and one web app Coal Mine Surveillance and Management System (CMSMS) for reporting unauthorized coal mining activities so that monitoring and taking suitable action on it can be done by concerned Law & Order enforcing authority.
The CMSMS has been developed to curb illegal mining and take transparent action as an e-Governance initiative of GoI on use of Space Technology.
The objective of development and launching of this CMSMS application was to detect citizens’ participation against illegal mining by receipt of citizen’s complaints through mobile app – KhananPrahari and to monitor and take action on any kind of illegal coal mining activity being carried out within the leasehold boundaries of any Coal Mining Project in the Coalfield Areas.
It is a Mobile App of Ministry of Coal for Reporting Illegal Coal Mining and a tool for reporting any illegal coal mining incident through geo-tagged photographs as well as textual information by any citizen from the place of incidence. The State wise details of number of cases reported till January 2023 is enclosed as Annexure.
The following measures are taken to reduce illegal coal mining operations in the country:-
Concrete walls have been erected on the mouth of the abandoned mines to prevent access and illegal activities in these areas.
Surprise raids/checks being conducted jointly by security personnel and law and order authorities of the concerned State Government.
Dumping of the overburden is being done on the outcrop zones.
Installation of check-posts at vulnerable points.
Training of existing security/CISF personnel, refresher training and basic training of new recruits in security discipline for strengthening the security setup;
Maintaining close liaison with the State authorities.
Committee/task force has been constituted at different level (block level, sub-divisional level, district level, state level) in some subsidiaries of CIL to monitor different aspects of illegal mining.
What is the name of the mobile app launched by the Government of India to report unauthorized coal mining activities? Khanan Prahari Mobile app