French baguette is added to UNESCO's "intangible cultural heritage" list.

  • Baguette, the staple French bread was inscribed into the UN’s list of intangible cultural heritage (ICH).
  • UNESCO is a international body which aims at promoting peace and cooperation among nations through education, arts, sciences and culture.
  • The baguette is a long and thin loaf made of flour, water, salt and yeast, and is consumed as a staple in France.
  • In March 2021, France nominated the baguette as its candidate for consideration within the UNESCO ICH list.

India's Greenhouse-in-a-Box startup Kheyti wins 2022 Earthshot Prize.

  • A Greenhouse-in-a-Box sustainable solution for small farmers Earthshot Prize 2022.
  • The solution has been devised by Telangana startup Kheyti.
  • The 1 million pounds Earthshot Prize has been founded by Britain's Prince William and dubbed the Eco Oscars'.
  • Kheyti, one of the five winners at a gala green carpet awards ceremony in Boston, won the prize in the Protect and Restore Nature category.
  • Kheyti offers shelter from unpredictable elements and destructive pests.

India to assume chairmanship of Wassenaar Arrangement on 1 Jan.

  • India will assume the chairmanship of the Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) on 1 January 2023, for a period of one year.
  • Wassenaar Arrangement is a multilateral technology control agreement.
  • The primary goal of the organisation is to restrict access to sensitive technologies for terrorist outfits.
  • The Wassenaar Arrangement came into being in 1996 and has 42 members.
  • India joined the Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) in 2017 and became its 42nd member.

Amara Raja Batteries to set up lithium-ion battery unit in Telangana.

  • Amara Raja Batteries Ltd will be setting up a state-of-the-art research and manufacturing facility for lithium-ion batteries in Mahbubnagar district, Telangana.
  • It intends to invest over ₹9,500 crore over the next 10 years in the lithium cell giga factory.
  • The facility will be set up with an ultimate capacity up to 16 GWh and a battery pack assembly unit up to 5 GWh.
  • The upcoming facilities are expected to provide employment opportunities to about 4,000 people.

Canara Bank wins Banker’s Bank of the Year Award at Global Banking Summit.

  • 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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