Current Affairs - February, 2022

World NGO Day 2022

Every year on February 27, people all over the world celebrate World NGO Day to honour the work and contributions of various NGOs. NGO stands for Non-Governmental Organization, and it is a type of organization that works to improve society. Overview: This day recognizes, honours, and celebrates non-profit and non-governmental organizations, as well as people ..

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India’s Export of Fresh Fruits

Fresh fruits export from India has witnessed a major growth. The major destinations of exports of fresh fruits include the Netherlands, Bangladesh, the UK, the UAE, Iran, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Qatar, and Oman. Overview: In April-January 2021-22, guava exports have risen to USD 2.09 million against USD 0.58 million recorded in April-January 2013-14. Paneer ..

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IAEA Extraordinary Meeting on Ukraine

The International Atomic Energy Agency has decided to hold an emergency meeting regarding the war situation in Ukraine. The country has four nuclear power plants that are operational and various waste facilities including Chernobyl. Overview: Board members Poland and Canada called the meeting on Ukraine’s request which is not on the IAEA board. The member ..

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‘Hit and Run’ Solatium

The Road Transport and Highways Ministry have decided to increase the compensation to the kin of hit-and-run victims by eight times to Rs 2 lakh in case of death starting April 1. The solatium for a person who suffers serious injuries in a hit-and-run case would be increased from Rs 12,500 to Rs 50,000. Overview: ..

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U.S. Report on Sea Level Rise

According to NOAA-led report, The United States is likely to experience as much sea level rise by year 2050 as it witnessed in last hundred years. Key Facts The report was released by NOAA, in partnership with other federal agencies. The report is titled as “Sea Level Rise Technical Report”. Report provides up-to-date sea level rise ..

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