FIFA Suspends All India Football Federation.

  • The global football governing body FIFA has suspended the All India Football Federation (AIFF).
  • Reason: Undue influence from third parties.
  • Impact: The FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2022, scheduled to held in India, cannot currently be held in India as planned.
  • The suspension will be lifted once an order to set up a committee of administrators to assume the powers of the AIFF Executive Committee has been repealed.
  • FIFA President: Gianni Infantino

London home of Dadabhai Naoroji received Blue Plaque honour.

  • The 23rd edition of the India International Seafood Show (IISS) will be held in the Biswa Bangala Mela Prangan, Kolkata from February 15-17, 2023.
  • The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) has collaborated with the Seafood Exporters Association of India (SEAI) to organise the event.
  • This show will provide an ideal platform for interaction between Indian exporters and overseas importers of India's marine products.
  • MPEDA Chairman: Dr. K N Raghavan

Village Defence Guard scheme comes into force in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • The Ministry of Home Affairs has sanctioned the approval for the creation of Village Defence Guard Scheme 2022 in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • This scheme has come into effect from August 15, 2022.
  • Earlier, this scheme was known as Village Defence Committee in which volunteers from villages were trained by Indian Army and Police.
  • Under this scheme, rifles were provided to VDC’s to protect their villages from terrorist attacks in mountainous areas of Jammu region.

Defence forces, RBI and PM office most trusted institutions: Survey.

  • According to a survey, conducted by Ipsos India, stated that Defence forces, RBI and Prime Minister of India are the three most trusted institutions in the country.
  • The Supreme Court of India came fourth, followed by the Central Bureau of Investigation.
  • Defence Forces with at least 2 in 3 (65% of respondents) reposing faith in them followed by RBI with 1 in 2 (50%).
  • Prime Minister of India as an institution was at the third spot with 49% citizens having trust in it.

Delhi airport launches beta version of DigiYatra app for Android platform.

  • The Delhi International Airport Limited has announced to launch with a beta version of DigiYatra app for Android platform.
  • Aim: To provide contactless, seamless processing of passengers at Airports.
  • The 'DigiYatra' is a Biometric Enabled Seamless Travel experience (BEST) based on Facial Recognition Technology.
  • This unique initiative of government of India, is coordinated by the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
  • Minister of Civil Aviation: Jyotiraditya Scindia

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