1. India's First 'Gender Park' In Kerala's Kozhikode

  • Kerala government is all set to launch Rs 300 crore three-tower 'Gender Park' that will be functional from February, CM Pinarayi Vijayan to inaugurate the park.
  • This initiative is first of its kind in the country and also a step towards gender equality in the state

2. BCCI to not hold Ranji Trophy for first time in 87 years

  • The BCCI will not be conducting its premier first-class domestic tournament Ranji Trophy for the first time in 87 years as the parent body opted for the Vijay Hazare Trophy as per the wishes of majority of the state units

3. RS Sharma to take over as CEO, National Health Authority

  • NHA is responsible for implementing the country’s flagship public health insurance scheme Ayushman Bharat or also known as Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana

 4. Hungary becomes first country in European Union to approve Chinese Covid-19 vaccine ‘Sinopharm’

  • Budapest expects to order 500,000 doses of the Sinopharm jab for delivery in February.Last week Hungary became the first EU member to approve Russia's Sputnik V vaccine, and said it had agreed to buy two million doses of the jab

5. Bengaluru: India’s 1st centralised AC railway terminal at Byappanahalli to be ready in february

  • The Byappanahalli terminal’s facade is designed on the lines of Bengaluru airport.
  • The Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation (IRSDC) is planning centralised AC system in stations like Habibganj in Madhya Pradesh and Gandhinagar in Gujarat under the public-private-partnership model
  • The Rs 314-crore station building of 4,200sqm will cater to a daily footfall of 50,000. The terminal has seven platforms apart from eight stabling lines and three pit lines. Every day, 50 trains can be operated from the terminal

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