Indian Railways to set up country’s biggest & world-class Wrestling Academy in Delhi.

  • The Ministry of Railways has approved setting up of a state-of-the-art Wrestling Academy in Kishanganj, Delhi in the Indian Railways.
  • The wrestling academy will be the largest in India, and will be equipped with advanced training facilities to promote the sport of wrestling in the country.
  • The project will be set up at an estimated cost of Rs 30.76 crores.
  • The academy will offer the best sports facilities to sportspersons, and provide an opportunity for many budding wrestlers to become champions in the coming time.

Reliance Jio ties up with Luxembourg’s SES for satellite-based broadband service in India.

  • Reliance Jio has tied-up with Luxembourg-based satellite and telecom services provider SES to provide satellite-based broadband communication services in India.
  • Under the agreement, Jio Platforms has formed a joint venture with SES, named as Jio Space Technology Ltd.
  • The joint venture will deliver the next generation scalable and affordable broadband services in India, leveraging satellite technology.
  • Jio Platforms Ltd will hold 51 percent and and SES will own 49 percent equity stake in the joint venture.
  • The total value of the contract is around $100 million.

Book titled "How to Prevent the Next Pandemic" by Bill Gates to be launched in May 2022.

  • A book titled How to Prevent the Next Epidemic authored by Bill Gates will be published in May 2022 this year.
  • In the book Bill Gates has written about specific steps that can only stop future pandemics but, in the process, provide better health care for everyone around the world.
  • His last book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need, was released in February 2021.
  • The book, to be published by Penguin Random House internationally and Knopf in the US.

S. Kishore appointed as Chairman of Staff Selection Commission.

  • Senior bureaucrat S. Kishore has been appointed as Chairman, Staff Selection Commission (SSC).
  • The approval regarding this was given by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.
  • S Kishore is a 1989-Batch IAS officer of West Bengal cadre.
  • Presently, he is serving as Special Secretary, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

J&K government signs pact with New Zealand for transforming sheep farming sector.

  • The Jammu and Kashmir government has signed a pact with New Zealand for the transformation of the sheep farming sector in the Union territory of J&K.
  • The year 2022 marks the 70th anniversary of the commencement of bilateral relations between India and New Zealand.
  • Objective: improve farmers’ remuneration, transfer of technology in research and development, marketing and value addition of sheep products of Jammu and Kashmir.

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