25th February 2022 Current Affairs

25th February 2022 Current Affairs

25th February 2022 Current Affairs

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25th February 2022 Current Affairs is provided below:

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1. 3rd Anniversary of PM-KISAN:

  • Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi
  • Launched on 24th February 2019 at Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.
  • 100% funded by the central government
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s welfare
  • Under the scheme, farmers will receive an amount of Rs. 6000 per year in 3 equal instalments of Rs. 2000 directly into their bank accounts.
  • This scheme covers all farmers irrespective of the size of their landholdings..
  • Recently, the government has allocated Rs.68,000 crore for the scheme in the union budget 2022-2023, which is 4.6% higher than the budget estimates of 2021-2022.

2. India’s First Railway Solar Power Plant:

  • Created jointly by Indian Railways and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL).
  • Successfully commissioned 1.7 Megawatt at Bina, Madhya Pradesh.
  • The solar plant will be directly connected to the overhead traction system and it will produce approximately 25lakh units of energy annually.

3. EPR norms for Plastic Packaging waste:

  • EPR – Extended Producer Responsibility
  • Notified by the Ministry of Environment, forest and climate change.
  • Amended the plastic waste management rules, 2016 to accelerate the elimination of single-use plastic and promote alternatives.
  • The guidelines on EPR with effect from 1st July 2022 will play a major role in reducing pollution caused due to the littering of plastic waste in India.
  • Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2022.
  • https://egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2022/233568.pdf

4. India’s first-ever cable-stayed Rail Bridge:

  • Called ‘Anji Khad Bridge’.
  • Constructed in Reasi, Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Situated over the Anji river.
  • Constructed by the Indian Railways.

5. Indian Railways to set up India’s Biggest world-class wrestling academy at Kishanganj, Delhi.

6. Quantum Key Distribution Test:

  • DRDO and IIT Delhi for the first time successfully demonstrated India’s indigenous technology, Quantum Key Distribution link between Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh and Vindhyachal, Uttar Pradesh at a distance of more than 100 kilometres.
  • It is a secure communication method between defence and strategic agencies using cryptography that can be achieved over a commercial-grade optical fibre.

7. Book released:

  • Book Name: The Great Tech Game
  • Author : Anirudh Suri

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