Kerala set to host first International Beach Festival.

  • Kerala government will host the Bekal International Beach Festival from 24 Dec - 2 Jan 2022 at the Spice Coast, in the far north of Kerala.
  • Aim: To revitalise the district’s development by showcasing its potential.
  • The festival will be staged at the three venues of Chandragiri, Thejaswini, and Payaswini.
  • The event will organised by Bekal Resorts Development Corporation (BRDC) in association with the District Tourism Promotion Council, Kudumbashree, Asmi Holidays.

Sudeep Sen, Shobhana Kumar won Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2021-22.

  • The prestigious Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2021-22 has been jointly won by Sudeep Sen and Shobhana Kumar.
  • Sudeep Sen has been recognised for Anthropocene: Climate Change, Contagion, Consolation (Pippa Rann Books & Media, 2021).
  • While, Shobhana Kumar for her haibun collection A Sky Full of Bucket Lists (Red River, 2021).
  • The winner receives $10,000 along with a Rabindranath Tagore statuette, while the shortlisted authors each receive $500.

UI ranks MAHE as most sustainable university in India.

  • According to the UI Green Metric World University Rankings 2022, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) has been topped in India and ranked 121st worldwide for being the most sustainable university.
  • In 2022, 1050 universities from 85 countries had been participated.
  • Top universities: Wageningen University Research (Netherlands); Nottingham Trent University (UK), University of Nottingham (UK), University of Groningen (Netherlands), Iniversity of California, Davis.

IPL surpasses $10 billion valuation and becomes decacorn.

  • The total valuation of Indian Premier League (IPL) has been surpassed $10 billion, has evolved into a decacorn.
  • According to the D and P Advisory report titled “Beyond 22 Yards” stated that the league is currently worth $10.9 billion.
  • According to the reports, the IPL attained the significant milestone after selling its media rights for the years 2023 to 2027.
  • In less than 15 years since its beginning, the IPL has reached the milestone.

Delhi govt schools to introduce pre lunch "mini snack" break.

  • Delhi government has decided to introduce mini snack breaks to battle malnutrition in children.
  • According to a circular by the Directorate of Education (DoE), schools have been directed to include a 10-minute mini snack break in the school timetable.
  • The mini break should be 2.5 hours before the lunch break.
  • Schools have been asked to prepare a weekly planner of snacks offering three food choices every day which may include food items such as seasonal fruits etc.

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