ICC World Cup 2022 U-19
On February 5, 2022, India won the ICC U-19 World Cup final against England by four wickets at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.
- The victory gave India a record-tying sixth U-19 title. In 47.4 overs, the ICC U-19 Indian team chased down a target of 190 runs and reached 195 for six.
- Nishant Sindhu helped India win the match with 50 runs off 54 balls with undefeated match-winning innings.
- For the first time since winning the event in South Africa in 1998, England reached the final. India defeated Australia by 96 runs in the second semi-final.
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Hyderabad) has released a beta version of ‘Swarajability,’ India’s first AI-based job platform for disabled people.
- The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Hyderabad) has released a beta version of ‘Swarajability,’ an artificial intelligence-powered job portal that assists persons with impairments in acquiring relevant skills and finding work.
- The program will analyze job seekers’ profiles and advise the skills they’ll need to become eligible.
- This vulnerable segment of the population would benefit from a platform that addressed this issue.
- The institute created the platform in collaboration with Youth4Jobs, Visual Quest, and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.
Foundation Stone Laid For Worlds Third-Largest Cricket Stadium
The foundation stone for the world’s third-largest cricket stadium was laid by Sourav Ganguly.
- The foundation stone for the world’s third-largest cricket stadium was set in Jaipur by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly.
- The International Cricket Venue in Jaipur will be India’s second-largest and the world’s third-largest cricket stadium.
- The Rajasthan Cricket Academy (RCA) will construct the new international stadium on 100 acres of land in Jaipur, near the Jaipur-Delhi bypass.
- A total of 75,000 people will be able to sit in the stadium.
- With a capacity of 132,000 spectators, Narendra Modi Stadium (formerly Motera Stadium) in Ahmedabad is now the world’s largest stadium.
- The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Australia is the second-largest stadium, with a capacity of 1,00,024 spectators.
The Chauri Chaura Incident- 100 Years
The 100th anniversary of the Chauri Chaura event was recently commemorated in India.
- PM Modi kicked off the centennial celebrations for Chauri Chaura. The incident was commemorated with the release of a postal stamp.
- The Chauri Chaura Shaheed memorial will be renovated into a heritage tourism attraction by the Uttar Pradesh government.
- Chauri Chaura is a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur district. Due to Chauri Chaura, Mahatma Gandhiji called a halt to the non-cooperation movement.
- On February 4, 1922, the incident occurred. The volunteers of the Non-Cooperation Movement marched to a local police station on February 4, 1922.
India Press Freedom Report 2021
The India Press Freedom Report, 2021, was recently released by the Rights and Risks Analysis Group.
- The Rights and Risks Analysis Group recently released the India Press Freedom Report 2021. Consistent with the report, 13 media houses and newspapers were targeted, 108 journalists were attacked, and 6 were killed.
- Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Tripura topped the States and Union Territories list where journalists and media houses were targeted in 2021.
- Twenty-four journalists were attacked physically, obstructed, threatened, and harassed for doing their work. Public officials made these attacks.
- This includes police attacks also. Seventeen of those attacks were police attacks. 44 FIRs were registered against journalists in 2021. Of this, 21 were registered under Section 153 of IPC.
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