Hyderabad gets India's 1st open rock museum.

  • Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State for Science and Technology inaugurated India's 1st Open Rock Museum in Hyderabad, Telangana.
  • The museum displays about 35 different types of rocks from different parts of India ranging in age from 3.3 billion years to about 55 million years of Earth's history.
  • Open Rock Museum, established with the aim of educating and enlightening the public about many lesser-known facts, displays about 35 different types of rocks from different parts of India.
  • These rocks also represent the deepest part of the Earth, up to 175 km from the Earth's surface.
  • The rocks have been obtained from Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir and others.

Justice Ayesha Malik to be Pakistan’s 1st woman Supreme Court judge.

  • The Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP), headed by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed, approved Malik's promotion with a majority of five votes against four.
  • This is the second time that the JCP held a meeting to decide on Justice Malik's elevation.
  • Justice Malik's name had 1st cropped up before the JCP on September 9 last year, but the panel was equally divided, resulting in rejection of his candidature.

India participates in the US-led six-nation exercise Sea Dragon 22.

  • Six Indo-Pacific nations are participating in the multinational exercise Sea Dragon 22, which began on January 05, 2022 at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam in the Western Pacific.
  • The six nations navies that are participating in the exercise are the Quad nations (United States, Australia, India and Japan), Canada and South Korea. /li>
  • Sea Dragon is a US-led multi-national exercise focused on anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training and excellence to conduct simultaneously in response to traditional and non-traditional maritime security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.

OPEC elects Kuwait’s Haitham Al-Ghais as new secretary general.

  • The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has voted to appoint Haitham al-Ghis as its new Secretary-General.
  • Kuwaiti candidate Haitham Al-Ghis will assume office for a period of three years with effect from 01 August 2022.
  • He will succeed Mohamed Sanusi Barkindo of Nigeria, who has been in the position since August 01, 2016.
  • He was the OPEC governor of Kuwait from 2017 to June 2021.

SBI General Insurance launches awareness campaign on Tax Saving #BahaneChhodoTaxBachao.

  • SBI General Insurance has launched an awareness campaign named #BahaneChhodoTaxBachao.
  • The objective of the campaign is to raise awareness among people about saving tax by buying health insurance.
  • #BahaneChhodoTaxBachao will also highlight other benefits of choosing health insurance.
  • The campaign includes videos in Vox Pop format with anchor Rudraksh Singh.

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