Government approves "New India Literacy Programme" for Education of adults.

  • Ministry of Education has approved a new scheme named New India Literacy Programme for the period FYs 2022-2027 to cover all the aspects of Adult Education.
  • The objective of this scheme is to link adult education with all aspects of National Education Policy 2020 and budget announcement 2021-22.
  • The government has now changed the term adult education to education for all in the country.

US-Bangladesh to conduct joint air exercise "Cope South 22".

  • The air forces of Bangladesh and the United States will conduct a joint tactical airlift exercise Cope South 22 from February 20, 2022.
  • The six days exercise has been sponsored by Pacific Air Forces (PACAF).
  • The bilateral exercise will be held at Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) Kurmitola Cantonment, Dhaka; and Operating Location-Alpha, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
  • The goal of the exercise is bolstering bilateral ties between the two countries through tactical airlift sorties and subject-matter expert exchanges.

Chelsea wins 2021 FIFA Club World Cup Champions.

  • English club, Chelsea defeated Brazilian club Palmeiras 2-1 to win the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup final.
  • Chelsea have won the FIFA Club World Cup for the first time.
  • The deciding goal was scored by Kai Havertz with 3 minutes of extra time.
  • Kai Havertz's non-stop penalty in the 117th minute secured a place in the final of the Club World Cup.
  • The final was held at the Mohamed bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Twitter tieup with Paytm to boost its "Tips" feature in India.

  • Twitter Inc has partnered with Paytm’s payment gateway to improve the support for its Tips feature in India.
  • With this partnership, Twitter users will be able to use Paytm's payment facility, which includes Paytm Digital Wallet, Paytm Postpaid (Buy-Now-Pay-Later Service), Debit and Credit Cards and Net Banking.
  • The feature was announced last year and is one of the company's many efforts to introduce monetization on the platform.
  • Using the Tips feature, users can send payments to their favourite content creators on Twitter.
  • Tips is available since November to all Twitter users above 18 years of age in India.
  • It is available in Indian languages including Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi and Tamil.

NPCI International partners with Gateway Payment Service and Manam Infotech to deploy UPI solution in Nepal.

  • NPCI International Payments Limited (NIPL) has partnered with Gateway Payments Service Pvt Ltd and Manam Infotech Private Limited to deploy Unified Payments Interface(UPI) in Nepal.
  • Gateway Payments Service Pvt Ltd is an authorized Payment System Operators in Nepal.
  • The partnership aims to support interoperable real-time Person to person (P2P) and Merchant payment transactions (P2M) in Nepal.
  • Nepal shall be the first country outside of India to adopt UPI as the payments platform driving the digitalization of cash transactions.

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