Published on: February 17, 2022
SNIPPETS – 17 FEBRUARY 2022
- Channaveera Kanavi, a prominent figure in modern Kannada literature and often referred to as ‘Samanvaya Kavi’ (Poet of Reconciliation), breathed his last
- The high-powered committee set up by the Union Government has approved the proposal to declare the Upper Bhadra Project as a national project, which would enable the State to get a ₹12,500 crore grant from the Centre to implement it. Sanctioning is done by Central water commission
- Maharashtra assembly will get a new Speaker in its budget session. It is done as per Article 178
- Chief Justice of India has questioned the Centre over vacancies in various tribunals despite the Supreme Court nudging the government to fill them up soon. Tribunals are Statutory, quasi-judicial body which Resolve disputes in a speedy, cost-effective and inefficient manner that are brought before it. They were Added by 42nd Amendment Act, 1976 with a new Part XIV-A to the Constitution on recommendation of Swaran Singh Committee
- Jal Jeevan Mission Achieves Milestone Of Providing Tap Water To 9 Crore Rural Homes. Launched in 2019, the mission envisages supply of 55 litres of water per person per day to every rural household through Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTC) by 2024. It is Under the Ministry of Jal Shakti.
- The pristine beach of Dhanushkodi at the southern-most tip of the Rameswaram island in the Indian peninsula has witnessed a rare phenomenon over the past few days. Thousands of Crimson Rose butterflies swarmed all available flowering plants along the beach.
- 75th raising day of Delhi police recently celebrated. Under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Home Affairs
- Bihar Chief Minister said February 15 would henceforth be commemorated as “Shahid Diwas” in memory of the 34 freedom fighters who were killed by police in Tarapur town of Bihar. On February 15, 1932, a group of young freedom fighters planned to hoist an Indian national flag at Thana Bhavan in Tarapur were shot
- Medaram Jathara 2022 recently commenced. Also known as Sammakka Saralamma Jatara, It is a tribal festival honoring the fight of a mother and daughter, Sammakka and Saralamma, with the reigning rulers against an unjust law. It is Second-largest fair of India, after the Kumbh Mela, celebrated by the second-largest Tribal Community of Telangana- the Koya tribe
- Former Vice-Chief of Naval Staff Vice-Admiral G. Ashok Kumar has been appointed the first National Maritime Security Coordinator (NMSC) in the National Security Council Secretariat
- MEA sets up control room to help Indians based in Ukraine