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International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day is observed on February 21 around the world. It’s a day to celebrate the linguistic and cultural diversity. The world has more than 7,000 languages and the multilinguism is celebrated through this day. UNESCO has been celebrating International Mother Language Day for nearly 20 years and aims to promote mother tongue-based multilingual education.

NATIONAL NEWS

India Pharma 2019 & India Medical Device 2019 held in Bengaluru

The Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP), Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, along with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), is organising the 4th International Conference on Pharmaceutical & Medical Device sector on 18th – 19th February, 2019 in Bengaluru. Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers and Statistics & Programme Implementation, Shri D. V. Sadananda Gowda inaugurated India Pharma 2019 & India Medical Device 2019 in Bengaluru.

‘International Vision Zero Conference’ held in Mumbai

Shri Heeralal Samariya, Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment inaugurated the three days Conference on the VISION ZERO and its relevance to Occupational Safety and Health in Mumbai.

Government launches Operation Digital Board to provide better digital education in schools

Government has launched Operation Digital Board on the lines of Operation Blackboard to provide better digital education in schools. Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said, under the initiative, seven lakh classrooms of 9th, 10th and 11th standards and two lakh classrooms of colleges and Universities will be equipped with digital boards in the next three years.

OFB gets clearance for producing 114 long-range artillery gun Dhanush

The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) has received a bulk production clearance from the Indian Army and the Defence Ministry for production of 114 ‘Dhanush’ artillery guns. ‘Dhanush’ is the first long-range artillery gun to be produced in India and it is a major success story of the ‘Make in India’ initiative.

Dwarka to house India’s first hi-tech forensic lab

Boosting the country’s efforts in tackling cybercrime, Union home minister Rajnath Singh and LG Anil Baijal inaugurated the state-of-the-art National Cyber Forensic Lab and Delhi Police’s cybercrime unit ‘CyPAD’ at Dwarka Sector 16.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

AntBot, the first walking robot that navigates without GPS

Scientists claim to have developed the first walking robot that can explore its environment and find its way home without GPS or mapping, opening new avenues for the navigation of autonomous vehicles. Researchers from the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) took inspiration from desert ants, which are extraordinary solitary navigators, to design the AntBot.

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

TCS recognised as a global top employer

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has been recognised as a global top employer for the fourth consecutive year by the Top Employers institute, and is the only company among the top 10 IT services brands to receive the certification.

  • TCS was recognised for its exceptional workplace policies, culture and continued investments in its 4.17 lakh employees across the world. ln addition to the global ranking, TCS has been certified as the number one top employer in four regions – North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East and as a top employer in 29 individual countries.

SPORTS

ICC bans Irfan Ansari for 10 years from all forms of cricket

Veteran coach Irfan Ansari has been banned from all forms of cricket for ten years after the International Cricket Council (ICC) Anti-Corruption Tribunal found him guilty of breaching three counts of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.

APPOINTMENTS

PayU India appoints Anirban Mukherjee as CEO

Naspers-owned PayU, a leading online payments service provider, has a new Chief Executive for its Indian operations in Anirban Mukherjee. Besides leading PayU’s Indian business, Anirban will join PayU’s global leadership team to support its ambitious plans to unlock innovative credit and financial services for under-served populations in high-growth markets. Mukherjee will now report to Laurent Le Moal, CEO, PayU Global.

Former Supreme Court judge DK Jain appointed as BCCI ombudsman

The Supreme Court appointed its former judge, Justice DK Jain as the first ombudsman of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). A two-judge bench of the Apex Court, headed by Justice S A Bobde.

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