Bharati Das takes charge as 27th Controller General of Accounts.

  • Senior officer of Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS), Bharati Das has been appointed as the 27th Controller General of Accounts (CGA).
  • She has replaced Sonali Singh, who had given the additional charge of CGA, after the superannuation of Dipak Dash.
  • Prior to this, she has served as Principal Chief Controller of Accounts (Pr. CCA), CBDT and Ministries of External Affairs, Home Affairs.
  • CGA is the Principal Advisor on Accounting matters to the Union Government.

Real Madrid's Karim Benzema won the Ballon d’Or 2022.

  • Real Madrid's Karim Benzema has won the 2022 Ballon d'Or trophy at the 66th Ballon d'Or ceremony, held at Theatre du Chatelet Paris, France.
  • While, Barcelona's Alexia Putellas won the women's Ballon d'Or.
  • Other awards:
    • Kopa Award: Barcelona's Gavi (best-performing player under the age of 21).
    • Gerd Muller: FC Barcelona's Robert Lewandowski
    • Socrates Award: Bayern Munich's Sadio Mane
    • Club of the Year Award: Manchester City
    • Yachine Award: Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid)

LIC launches new "Dhan Varsha" plan.

  • Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) has launched a new scheme LIC Dhan Varsha.
  • This is a non-linked, non-participating, individual, savings life insurance plan that offers a combination of protection and savings.
  • This is a close ended plan and would be available for sale till March 31, 2023.
  • Premiums can be paid in single (lumpsum) payment mode only.
  • The policy can be surrendered by the policyholder at any time during the policy term.

Barbara D Metcalf awarded 2022 Sir Syed Excellence International Award.

  • Noted American historian, Prof. Barbara Metcalf has been awarded the Sir Syed Excellence Award 2022 by the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
  • The award ceremony was held on the 205th birth anniversary of the founder of AMU, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan.
  • She has written extensively on the history of the Muslim population of India and Pakistan.
  • Sir Syed Ahmad Khan established the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental (MAO) College in 1875, later known as Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurates Asia's largest Compressed Bio Gas plant.

  • Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Hardeep Singh Puri has inaugurated Asia's largest Compressed Bio Gas (CBG) plant in Lehragaga, Sangrur, Punjab.
  • The plant has been commissioned with FDI of approximately Rs. 220 crores by Verbio AG (German bioenergy company).
  • The present production of plant is about six tonnes per day.
  • Soon, it will process 300 tonnes of paddy straw per day to produce 33 TPD of CBG by using eight digesters of 10,000 cubic meters.

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