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India launches mission named Operation Ganga to evacuate Indian nationals from Ukraine.

  • India has launched an evacuation mission named Operation Ganga to evacuate Indian nationals from Ukraine due to the Russia-Ukraine tension.
  • Due to the ongoing tension between Ukraine and Russia, Ukraine has been declared as a no-fly zone by the authorities for the safety and security of the nations. Due to this many Indian nationals were left stranded in Ukraine.
  • To help the Indian citizens come back to the country, the government of India decided to conduct a special evacuation mission named Operation Ganga. The government will bring back Indian nationals via flight.

Ministry of Education launches Bhasha Certifiate Selfie campaign.

  • The Ministry of Education has launched a campaign titled Bhasha Certificate Selfie.
  • The aim of this campaign is to promote Bhasha Sangam mobile app, launched by the Ministry under the aegis of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat to encourage cultural diversity and promote mulitlinguism.
  • Bhasha Sangam mobile app was launched on October 31, 2021, by Minister of Education and Skill Development Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, to lay emphasis on the promotion of Indian languages.
  • The app has been developed by Ministry of Education and MyGov India and allows users to learn 100+ sentences of daily use in as many as 22 scheduled Indian languages.
  • The Bhasha Certificate Selfie initiative is encouraging people to upload their selfie with the certificate using the hashtag #BhashaCertificateSelfie.

Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurates "Nikarshan Sadan" Dredging Museum in Visakhapatnam.

  • The Union Minister for Ports ,Shipping and Waterways, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated Nikarshan Sadan – The DCI (Dredging Corporation of India) Dredging Museum in Vishakhapatnam recently.
  • The museum will display different types of models of dredgers, vintage photos & historical milestones of DCI.
  • DCI is celebrating 45 years of rendering dedicated dredging services to the Nation in 2022.
  • Shri Sarbananda Sonowal also inaugurated Centre of Excellence in Maritime and Shipbuilding (CEMS) in Vishakhapatnam.
  • CEMA is a skill development facility to provide opportunities for the youth to enhance their skills thereby improving employability and be industry-ready.

India secures 8 medals at Singapore Weightlifting International 2022.

  • India concluded its campaign at the Singapore Weightlifting International 2022 with eight medals, including six golds and a silver and bronze each.
  • Each of the eight Indian lifters who registered for the Singapore International won medals and secured their spots at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, scheduled to be held in July-August.
  • India now have total 12 weightlifters qualified for the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham.

Rafael Nadal wins Mexican Open 2022 to clinch his 91st ATP title.

  • In tennis, Rafael Nadal (Spain) beat British number one Cameron Norrie 6-4 6-4 to win the singles title of Mexican Open 2022 (also known as Acapulco title).
  • This is the 91st ATP title of his career and the third title of the season.
  • This is the fourth time that Rafael Nadal has won the Mexican Open title, after winning the previous ones in 2005, 2013 and 2020.
  • Men’s double title winner are Feliciano Lopez (Spain) and Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece).

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