Sports Minister launches mascot for 3rd Khelo India Winter Game.

  • The Sports Minister, Anurag Singh Thakur, and LG of J&K, Manoj Sinha launched the Mascot, Theme Song, and Jersey for the 3rd edition of Khelo India Winter Games in Jammu & Kashmir.
  • The Winter Games are scheduled to be held from 10-14 February 2023 at Gulmarg, J&K.
  • It is supported by the Ministry of Sports and organized by the J&K Sports Council and Winter Games Association, J&K.
  • Mascot: Snow Leopard (depicts the vibrant heritage of the Himalayas)

The 36th edition of the Surajkund Crafts Mela commences in Faridabad.

  • The 36th edition of the Surajkund International Crafts Mela commenced in Faridabad, Haryana on February 3, 2023, and will continue till February 19, 2023.
  • It was organized by the Surajkund Mela Authority and Haryana Tourism in association with the Ministry of Tourism, Textiles, Culture, and External Affairs.
  • It was inaugurated by the Vice President of India, Jagdeep Dhankhar.
  • Theme state 2023: North-East region
  • Partner nation: Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

Kerala to setup green hydrogen hubs over next 2 years.

  • The Kerala government presented announced a road map for setting up green hydrogen hubs in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram in the coming two years.
  • The outlay for this scheme: Rs 200 crore
  • Aim: To build green hydrogen plants that can produce 60 tonnes of hydrogen per day.
  • It will be established with a 150 MW Electrolyser and storage infrastructure.
  • The Hydrogen produced through the electrolysis of water is known as green hydrogen.
  • Kerala's Finance Minister: K.N. Balagopal

J&K LG Manoj Sinha inaugurates SARAS Aajeevika Mela 2023.

  • J&K LG, Manoj Sinha inaugurated the SARAS Aajeevika Mela 2023 at Aquaplex Crown at Bagh-e-Bahu, Jammu.
  • The fair was participated by the women's Self Help Groups from around 25 States and UTs across the country.
  • Aim: To provide a platform for the rural SHG women to sell and promote their self-made products.
  • On this platform, the SHG will display handicrafts, handloom, and natural food items from different rural areas across the country.

Jupiter beats Saturn to become the planet with most moons.

  • Scott Sheppard, Astronomer of Washington's Carnegie Institution for Science has discovered 12 new moons around Jupiter planet. Now, Jupiter has 92 moons.
  • Jupiter planet has overtaken Saturn planet, which has 83 moons at present.
  • The orbits of the 12 hitherto undiscovered moons of Jupiter have been published by the Minor Planet Center (MPC).
  • Of the 12 new moons, nine are particularly distant.
  • The MPC estimates that these nine moons have orbits longer than 550 days.

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