GAIL launches India's 1st of its kind project of Hydrogen Blending in Natural Gas System at Indore.

  • GAIL (India) Limited has undertaken India's 1st of its kind project of Hydrogen Blending in Natural Gas System at Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
  • GAIL will supply this hydrogen blended natural gas to Avantika Gas Limited for retail sale of CNG to automobiles and piped natural gas to households in Indore.
  • Avantika Gas Limited is a joint venture between GAIL and HPCL.
  • India has committed to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2070.
  • Combining hydrogen with renewable energy will help achieve this goal.

PR Sreejesh wins the World Games Athlete of the Year award 2021.

  • Indian men's hockey player PR Sreejesh has won the 2021 World Games Athlete of the Year award.
  • She is the 2nd Indian after Rani Rampal to win this award. She won the award in 2020.
  • A total of 24 athletes from 17 countries were nominated for the annual awards based on individual or team performance.
  • Spain's Alberto Jeanes López and Italy's wushu player Michele Giordano were the runners-up.

NPCI to observe February 2022 as "UPI Safety and Awareness Month".

  • The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and the UPI ecosystem have announced a UPI security and awareness initiative.
  • Under this initiative, NPCI and the UPI ecosystem will observe February 1-7 as UPI Safety and Awareness Week and the whole of February as UPI Safety and Awareness Month.
  • NPCI has urged users to follow the concept of UPI Security Shield which mentions 5 tips for secure UPI transactions.

Chennai Super Kings becomes India’s 1st Unicorn Sports Enterprise.

  • Chennai Super Kings (CSK), has become the 1st sports unicorn in the country with a market cap to touch an all-time high of Rs 7,600 crore and share in gray market trading in the Rs 210-225 price band.
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led CSK, which won its 4th IPL title in Dubai last year, now has a higher market cap than its parent unit India Cements.
  • India Cements had a market cap of Rs 6,869 crore.

A book titled "Operation Khatma" authored by R C Ganjoo & Ashwini Bhatnagar.

  • A book titled Operation Khatma has been released written by journalists RC Ganju and Ashwini Bhatnagar.
  • The book is based on the operation of the Special Operations Group of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, in which 22 terrorists of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) were killed.
  • It is a graphic first-hand thriller on terrorism in Kashmir.
  • The blood-soaked rivalry between JKLF and HM and the short, swift surgical strike-Operation Khatma- which broke the back of militancy in the Valley.

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