02 february - World Wetlands Day

Center nominates Hoysala temples in Karnataka to the World Heritage List in 2022-2023.

  • The Hoysala temples of Belur, Halebid and Somanathapura in Karnataka have been finalized as India's nomination for the World Heritage List for the year 2022-2023.
  • The Holy Communions of the Hoysalas have been on the UNESCO Prospective List since April 15, 2014 and testify to the rich historical and cultural heritage of this country.
  • The Hoysala temples were formally submitted for nomination by the Permanent Representative of India to UNESCO Vishal V Sharma on January 31, 2022.
  • The Hoysalas temples nominated are represented by
    • Chennakesava Temple at Belur (dedicated to Lord Vishnu)
    • Hoysaleswara Temple at Halebidu (dedicated to Lord Shiva)
    • Kesava Temple at Somanathapura (dedicated to Lord Vishnu)

Samsung Surpasses Intel as World’s top semiconductor company in 2021.

  • South Korean electronics manufacturing giant, Samsung Electronics has overtaken US chipmaker Intel to become the world's leading chipmaker in terms of revenue in 2021, according to a report released by research firm Counterpoint Technology Market Research.
  • While Intel posted relatively flat results, Samsung took the lead in 2021 with a strong DRAM and NAND flash market performance.
  • Samsung also saw solid momentum in logic chips this year.
  • Memory vendors continued to lead the industry, with SK Hynix and Micron in third and fourth places, followed by IC design vendors including Qualcomm and NVIDIA.
  • The year witnessed 19% YoY revenue growth.

HPCL launches Non-Fuel Retail Store "HaPpyShop"

  • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited has announced the opening of two more convenience stores under its brand name HappyShop.
  • HaPpyShop is the non-fuel retail sector of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited and aims at providing daily requirement products to its customers at their convenience.
  • The 1st retail store was launched by HPCL in September, 2021 at the company's retail outlet located at Nepean Sea Road in Mumbai.
  • Taking this further, the company has announced the opening of two more convenience stores HaPpyShop on January 31, 2022.
  • The two new stores are located at:
    • The company's Auto Care Center, Bandra West in Mumbai,
    • Millennium Retail Outlet in Visakhapatnam

The Chief Electoral Officer of Punjab unveiled its mascot named "Shera".

  • The Office of the Chief Electoral Officer of Punjab unveiled its election mascot, Shera (lion).
  • It aims to promote voter awareness, participation and ethical voting in the Punjab Assembly elections to be held on 20 February 2022.
  • The mascot Shera, depicts a lion.
  • It represents the rich cultural heritage of Punjab.
  • It is promoted under the Systematic Voter Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) project of the Election Commission of India (ECI).
  • The SVEEP project was launched in 2009 as the flagship program of ECI for voter education.

Spituk Gaster Festival celebrated in Ladakh 2022.

  • Spituk Guster Festival, a two-day annual festival of Ladakhi culture and traditional heritage is celebrated on 30 and 31 January 2022 in the UT of Leh and Ladakh.
  • To witness the colorful festivities, devotees flock to the Spituk Monastery every year and take part in the colorful masked dance locally known as chams.
  • Spituk Math is 8 km from Leh.
  • It is a celebration of peace and prosperity which is celebrated at Spituk Monastery in Leh and Ladakh UT.

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