22 february - World Thinking Day

Theme- Our World, Our Equal Future: The Environment and Gender Equality

India's 1st Biosafety Level-3 Mobile Laboratory was inaugurated in Nashik, Maharashtra.

  • Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Bharti Praveen Pawar inaugurated India's 1st Biosafety Level-3 Control Mobile Laboratory in Nashik, Maharashtra.
  • The mobile laboratory will help to investigate newly emerging and re-emerging viral infections, by specially trained scientists from ICMR.
  • The newly launched lab will be able to reach remote and wooded areas of the country to investigate outbreaks using samples from human and animal sources.

Coal India wins "India's Most Trusted Public Sector Company" award.

  • Coal India Limited, a Maharatna company of the Government of India, has been awarded the India's Most Trusted Public Sector Company award.
  • Coal India received this honor at the Energy Meet and Excellence Award function organized by industry body ASSOCHAM in Kolkata.
  • Coal India has been honored for providing energy security to India and not allowing the situation of power crisis in the country by significantly increasing coal production and supply in the last few months to meet the increased demand for coal for the power sector.

2022 Winter Olympics concluded in Beijing; Norway is on top with 37 medals.

  • The closing ceremony of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games was held on February 20, 2022, at National Stadium (known as the Bird’s Nest) in Beijing.
  • The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, was held from 4 to 20 February 2022.
  • Norway topped medal table for the second successive Winter Olympics, winning a total of 37 medals, including 16 golds.
  • This is a new record for the most amount of gold medals won at a single Winter Olympics.
  • The Indian team at the game was represented by one male alpine skier, Arif Khan.
  • India could not win any medal at the games.

Rabindranath Tagore’s biography "History of Sriniketan" authored by historian Uma Das Gupta.

  • The biography of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore titled A History of Sriniketan: Rabindranath Tagore’s Pioneering Work in Rural Construction, written by historian and Tagore biographer Uma Das Gupta has been released.
  • It has been published under Niyogi Book’s Paper Missile imprint.
  • The book throws light on Tagore’s lesser known work for rural reconstruction by setting up Sriniketan, (a wing of his Visva Bharati International University at Santiniketan), in 1922.

India and Oman begins Eastern Bridge-VI Air Exercise in Jodhpur.

  • The Indian Air Force (IAF) and Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) have organised bilateral air exercise named Eastern Bridge-VI from February 21 to 25, 2022 at Air Force Station Jodhpur in Rajasthan.
  • Eastern Bridge-VI is the sixth edition of the exercise.
  • The exercise will provide an opportunity to enhance operational capability and interoperability between the two Air Forces.

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