Mirabai Chanu wins BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year 2022.

  • Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu has won the 2022 BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year award after a public vote.
  • She becomes the first athlete to win the award twice in a row after winning for the year 2021.
  • At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, she became the first Indian to win a silver medal in weightlifting.
  • Other BBC awards for 2022:
    • Para Sportswoman: Bhavina Patel (TT Player)
    • Lifetime Achievement Award: Pritam Siwach (Women Hockey Player)
    • Emerging Player: Nitu Ghanghas (Boxer)

23rd Commonwealth Law Conference begins in Goa.

  • Governor of Goa, P.S. Sreedharan Pillai has inaugurated the 23rd Commonwealth Law Conference in Goa, which is being held from March 5-9, 2023.
  • The event was also attended by Union Minister for Law, Kiren Rijiju, and Goa CM Pramod Sawant.
  • Minister also informed that the government had started eCourts phase III to make Indian Judiciary completely paperless.
  • 500 delegates from 52 countries attended the Conference.
  • It is a platform for open discussions on critical issues.

Himachal govt hikes monetary award for Mahila Vikas Protsahan Puraskar.

  • Presiding over a state-level event for International Women's Day (8th March), Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu has announced a nearly five-fold increase in the monetary award under the Himachal Pradesh Mahila Vikas Protsahan Puraskar.
  • The monetary award for the Mahila Vikas Protsahan Puraskar has been hiked to Rs 1 lakh from the current Rs 21,000.
  • The allowance for district-level awards has been raised from Rs 5,000 to Rs 25,000.

SS Dubey takes charge as new Controller General Of Accounts.

  • S.S. Dubey, a 1989-batch Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS) officer, has taken charge as the 28th Controller General of Accounts (CGA) effective from 6th March 2023.
  • Prior to this role, he was an Additional Controller General of Accounts, Public Financial Management System (PFMS).
  • CGA is the Principal Advisor on Accounting matters to the Union Government.
  • CGA is also responsible for exchequer control and internal audits for the Central Government.

Delhi international airport among cleanest in Asia-Pacific: ACI.

  • According to the Airport Council International (ACI), Delhi airport has been ranked among the cleanest airports in Asia-Pacific.
  • ACI is a trade association of global airports.
  • The airport service quality award is based on passenger surveys carried out to rate customer satisfaction on the day of travel.
  • It covers over 30 performance indicators across key elements of a passenger’s airport experience such as ease of finding your way and dining offerings.

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