25th February 2022 Current Affairs
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25th February 2022 Current Affairs is provided below:
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.
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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