6th & 7th February 2022 Current Affairs
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6th & 7th February 2022 Current Affairs is provided below:
1. High-Speed rail
- Mumbai – Ahmedabad high-speed bullet train.
- Surat is set to become the first station to be ready between them.
2. Digital Transformation Award (DX 2021)
- Karnataka Bank has been awarded.
- Awarded by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
- Awarded for the best practice in digital transformation.
3. New Chairman of UGC
- University Grants Commission
- The vice-chancellor of JNU Jagadeesh Kumar has been appointed.
- 1944 – the Sargeant report – proposed the formation of the National system of education in India.
- 1948 – the university education commission under the chairmanship of Dr S. Radhakrishnan recommended the formation of UGC.
- 1956 – Established
- HQ – New Delhi
- 6 regional offices – Bengaluru, Bhopal, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Pune.
4. NASA plans to deorbit the International Space Station (ISS) into the Pacific Ocean in 2031.
5. Legendary Singer and Bharat Ratna awardee Lata Mangeshkar passed away. She was nicknamed ‘Nightingale of India’.
6. International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
- Observed on February 6
- Theme 2022: Accelerating Investment to End FGM
7. Paray Shikshalaya (Neighbourhood Schools)
- Launched by the West Bengal Government.
- It is an open-air classroom programme for primary and pre-primary students.
- India’s first Artificial Intelligence-based job platform for persons with disabilities.
- Launched by IIT Hyderabad
9. ADB’s loan to India
- Asian Development Bank lends a record of USD 4.6bn loans to India in 2021.
- This included USD 1.8 billion towards covid 19 pandemic response.
- HQ: Mandaluyong, Phillippines
- President: Masatsugu Asakawa
- Members: 68
- Founded: 1966
10. Global Digital Skills Index 2022
- Published by Salesforce, a leading player in customer relationship management.
- India scores 63 out of 100
- India tops on readiness.
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