17th February 2022 Current Affairs
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17th February 2022 Current Affairs is provided below:
1. Khaibar buster:
- Unveiled by Iran.
- Surface to surface missile.
- It is domestically manufactured by the revolutionary guards.
2. Quit Tobacco App:
- Launched by the World Health Organization.
- To help people end tobacco consumption.
- Estb: 1948
- HQ: Geneva, Switzerland
- Members: 194
3. Union Cabinet approves setting up of Secretariat for India’s G20 Presidency. G20 members are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, INDONESIA, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, UK, USA and EU.
4. Darkathon 2022:
- Organised by the Narcotics Control Bureau.
- To find solutions to counter drug trafficking through the darknet.
5. TERI’s World Sustainable Development Summit begins:
- The Energy and Resources Institute.
- Theme: Towards a resilient planet: Ensuring a sustainable and equitable future.
6. Waste to wealth creation programme 2022:
- Launched by Small Industries development bank of India.
- It aims to support artisans to become sustainable.
- Estb: 1990
- HQ: Lucknow
7. The government has appointed G Ashok Kumar as India’s first National Maritime Security Coordinator to strengthen the country’s maritime security. This post has been created 14 years after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.
8. New India Literacy Programme:
- For the period 2022-2027
- It will cover all the aspects of Adult Education to align with the National Education policy 2020.
- The scheme will cover non-literates of the age of 15 years and above in all states/UT’s in the country.
9. Smart Card Arms License:
- Launched by the Delhi Police.
- First in the country.
- To provide techno-friendly digital services to the citizens of
10. Millet Exports:
- India is the 5th largest exporter of Millets in the world according to 2020 data.
- Major Exporters: USA, Russia, Ukraine.
- India is the world leader in the production of Millets with a share of 41 per cent of total world production.
11. Treaty of the High seas:
- It is an international agreement on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction.
- Areas beyond national jurisdiction consist of 95% of the ocean.
- This treaty provides an opportunity to fill gaps and address weaknesses in ocean governance.
- It was created at the One Ocean Summit.
- The one ocean summit was organised
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