ISB course ranked India's best in FT Global MBA Ranking 2023.

  • According to the Financial Times (FT) Global MBA Ranking 2023, the Post Graduate Programme (PGP) of the Indian School of Business (ISB) ranked the best in India.
  • It is the only Indian B-school in the top 50 worldwide and has been ranked 39th globally and sixth in Asia.
  • ISB is also ranked best in India in the research category.
  • While IIM Bangalore has been ranked at 52nd position in the rankings.
  • Columbia Business School in the United States topped the global chart.

Ladakh to host India's 1st frozen-lake marathon at Pangong Tso.

  • India's first frozen-lake marathon will be organized at the Pangong Tso, Ladakh on February 20, 2023.
  • The Indian army and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police have been roped in to implement a proper action plan for the event.
  • The 21-kilometer marathon will be started from Lukung and ended at Maan village.
  • The event will be participated by 75 selected athletes from India and abroad.
  • The marathon is being called the Last Run to highlight the issue of climate change.

PM Modi to inaugurate "Aadi Mahotsav" in Delhi on February 16.

  • Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda informed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a 15-day Aadi Mahotsav at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi on February 16, 2023.
  • TRIFED, an organization of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, will organize the Aadi Mahotsav – National Tribal Festival.
  • Aim: To provide direct market access to the tribal master craftsmen and women in large metros and State capitals.

UN, Ocean Cleanup partner to reduce marine pollution.

  • The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a MoU with Ocean Cleanup to eliminate plastic pollution in oceans and rivers around the globe.
  • Goal: To reduce leakages of plastics into marine ecosystems by boosting policies and behavior change, reducing overall plastic pollution.
  • It also aims to accelerate the deployment of interception technologies in rivers to end marine plastic pollution.
  • Ocean Cleanup founder and CEO: Boyan Slat

Govt launches "Khanan Prahari" app to curb unauthorized mining.

  • The government has launched a Khanan Prahari mobile application and Coal Mine Surveillance and Management System (CMSMS) a web app.
  • Aim: To report the unauthorized coal mining activities
  • CMSMS has been developed to curb illegal mining and take transparent action as an e-Governance initiative of the government on the use of Space Technology.
  • Minister of Coal, Pralhad Joshi informed in Rajya Sabha, that 462 cases have been reported on the Apps till January 2023.

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