Women's Premier League bid for Rs 4670 crore.

  • BCCI secretary, Jay Shah has confirmed that the total bids received from the winners were worth Rs 4,669.99 crore (USD 572.78 million).
  • Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Adani Group, and Capri Global won the bid for the inaugural edition.
  • The teams will be based in Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, and Lucknow respectively.
  • The Ahmedabad team was sold for the highest price INR 1289 crore, followed by Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi, and Lucknow.

UNESCO designates Ukraine's Odesa a World Heritage in Danger site.

  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) had designated the historic center of Odesa, a strategic port city on Ukraine’s Black Sea coast as a World Heritage in Danger site.
  • The status was awarded by a UNESCO panel meeting in Paris.
  • This status will help to protect Odesa’s cultural heritage, which has been under threat since Russia’s invasion and enable access to financial and technical international aid.

Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya unveils world’s first intranasal COVID19 vaccine.

  • Union Health Minister, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya has unveiled the world’s first intranasal COVID-19 vaccine iNNCOVACC in New Delhi.
  • It is developed by Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) in collaboration with Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance.
  • According to the statement of the ministry, the intranasal COVID-19 vaccine is to receive approval for the primary 2-dose schedule and as a heterologous booster dose.

Central Govt sanctions Rs 2,600 crore to Uttarakhand under RDS Scheme.

  • The Central Government has sanctioned 2,600 crore rupees to Uttarakhand under the Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme (RDSS).
  • Reason: For the construction of new power lines, sub-stations, and underground power lines.
  • Aim: To strengthen the power supply system, the capacity of sub-stations will be increased in several districts including Dehradun.
  • All power lines in Haldwani will be underground.
  • The State's project has been approved in the Regional Power Committee meeting.

National Child Science Congress begins in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

  • The 30th National Child Science Congress started at Ahmedabad in Gujarat on 27th January 2023.
  • It is being organized at Science City and will conclude on 31st January 2023.
  • Focal theme: Understanding Ecosystem for Mental and Wellbeing.
  • The program is being hosted by the Gujarat Council on Science and Technology, the Gujarat Council of Science City, and SAL Education.
  • More than 1400 delegates including child scientists and government officials will attend the congress.

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