Current Affairs Daily Digest – February 08 2022
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1. ICICI lombard tie-up with Airtel Payments Bank for Cyber Insurance
ICICI Lombard General Insurance has partnered with Airtel Payments Bank to offer cyber insurance to customers of the bank.
This Cyber Insurance policy provides financial protection to customers against potential financial fraud relating to banking, credit or debit card; identity theft; phishing or email spoofing etc.
2. China wins AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 Football Tournament
China PR (People’s Republic) defeated South Korea (Korea Republic), 3-2, to win the AFC Women`s Asian Cup India 2022 final title at the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
This is the record-extending 9th AFC Women`s Asian Cup title won by China. India is hosting the 20th edition of the football AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 from January 20, 2022, to February 06, 2022. China now qualifying for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand.
3. Dr Unnikrishnan Nair named as New Director of VSSC
Scientist and launch vehicle specialist, Dr S Unnikrishnan Nair took charge as the director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC). VSSC is a keyspace research centre of the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) and specialises in rocket and space vehicles for satellite programs.
Nair, who started his career in VSSC Trivandrum in 1985, has made significant contributions in launch vehicle mechanisms, acoustic protection systems and payload fairing areas during his tenure.
4. ‘Kabir of Karnataka’ Ibrahim Sutar passes away
Padma Shri awardee and social worker, Ibrahim Sutar has passed away in Karnataka following a cardiac arrest. Fondly referred to as the “Kabir of Kannada”, Sutar was known for his work towards spreading social and communal harmony.
Ibrahim is popular among the public, especially in north Karnataka, for his spiritual discourses. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2018.
5. Salesforce Global Index: India leads in digital skills readiness
Salesforce, a leading player in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), published the Global Digital Skills Index 2022 which highlights the growing global digital skills crisis and the need for action.
India has scored 63 out of 100, leads the digital skills readiness, and has the highest readiness index among the 19 countries. The average global readiness score was 33 out of 100.
6. J&K topped in India Press Freedom Report 2021
The India Press Freedom Report 2021 was recently released by the Rights and Risks Analysis Group. According to the report, 13 media houses and newspapers were targeted in the country, 108 journalists were attacked, and 6 journalists were killed.
Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Tripura topped the list of States and Union Territories where journalists and media houses were targeted in 2021.
7. Gautam Adani overtakes Mukesh Ambani to become Asia’s richest person
Adani Group founder and billionaire Gautam Adani has become Asia’s richest person, ranks 10th among the wealthiest people of the world, as per Bloomberg Billionaires Index on February 8, 2022.
Adani overtook Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani to be ranked among the top 10 wealthiest persons of the world. He is ranked 10th with a net worth of $88.5B, while Mukesh Ambani is ranked 11th with $87.9B, as per the Bloomberg index.
8. Infusion Of 1500 Crore Rupees In IREDA Approved
The Union Cabinet has approved a 1500 crore rupee investment in Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited.
It will help create 10,200 jobs per year and reduce carbon emissions by 7.49 million tonnes. The IREDA played a significant role in renewable energy, with its portfolio increasing from 8,800 crores to 28,000 crores in the last six years.