Stephanie Frappart becomes 1st woman to referee at men’s 2022 FIFA WC.

  • Stephanie Frappart (French) has become the first female referee at the men’s 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar.
  • She has taken charge of the group stage game between Costa Rica and Germany, held on December 2, 2022.
  • Neuza Back (Brazil) and Karen Diaz Medina (Mexican) are the other women officials who have been designated for the same fixture.
  • In 2021, she became the first woman to referee a men’s World Cup qualifying match (Netherlands against Latvia).

The Chipko Movement wins 2022 Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize.

  • A book titled, The Chipko Movement: A People’s History, authored by Shekhar Pathak has won 2022 Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize.
  • This book was translated from Hindi by Manisha Chaudhry and published by Permanent Black & Ashoka University.
  • Prize: Rs 15 lakh, a trophy and citation.
  • The fifth edition of this award was instituted by the New India Foundation in 2018 to recognise powerful works of non-fiction about contemporary India.

KIIT conferred Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2022.

  • Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) has conferred the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2022.
  • The award was presented by President Draupadi Murmu to Dr Achyuta Samanta (Founder of KIIT and KISS).
  • The award presented to KIIT in recognition of KIIT's sustained focus towards the development of sports since its inception.
  • The University has sponsored the education and training of hundreds of sportspersons (including: Dutee Chand, Olympian CA Bhavani Devi).

First-ever Tribal Winter Festival held in Bandipora, J&K.

  • A first of its kind, Tribal Winter Festival was organised in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • This festival was organised by the district administration in collaboration with various departments at Ketson.
  • Aim: To attract tourists and boost employment opportunities.
  • People from Gujjars and Bakerwals (Kashmiri community) have danced together to the beats of dhol (drum).
  • This event has highlighted the customs and traditions of tribals.

Kerala green start-up Tree Tag bags award in 2022 Climathon.

  • Green start-up of Kerala, Tree Tag has won Climathon-2022 prize, under the category Life On Land.
  • This hackathon was organized by the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) in collaboration with EY Global Delivery Services, UNDP, Startup India,
  • Global Shapers Kochi, NASSCOM and TiE Kerala.
  • The winners has received a prize money of Rs 5 lakh.
  • Climathon-2022 has focussed on climate change with the theme of securing a sustainable and climate-resilient future.

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