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Declaration of emergency in Canada for the first time since 1970

  • Large-scale protests have been taking place in Canada for the past two weeks against an order issued by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that truck drivers crossing the Canadian border must be vaccinated.
  • Trade between the United States and Canada has been particularly affected as protesters have blocked the economically important Ottawa Bridge.
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has declared a state of emergency across the country to quell the protests. Accordingly the protesters will be arrested immediately and their trucks will be confiscated.
  • Truck-based corporate bank accounts will be disabled. Vehicle insurance will be suspended. Trudeau also ordered the immediate reopening of bridges blocked by protesters.
  • Emergency law came into force in Canada after 1970. Earlier, the then Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau declared a state of emergency in the Canadian province of Quebec due to the activities of domestic rebels.
  • Notably, he is the father of current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. This is the first time a state of emergency has been declared in Canada.
No more 'Turkey', 'Turkiye' - Turkish President Erdogan
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a statement. Announced the change of the country's internationally recognized name 'Turkiye' to Turkey.
  • He added that the word "turkiye" best reflects the culture, civilization and values ​​of the Turkish nation. In Turkish, the name Turkey is called Turkiye. After independence from the Western occupation in 1923, Turkiye became known as Turkey.
  • For centuries, Europeans referred to the country as the Ottoman state and later as Turkey. Later in the day it was called Turkey. That became the official name. At the same time, experts say that changing the name is not unusual. The decision is said to be related to the country's branding.
  • Recently, the Netherlands dropped the name 'Holland' to simplify its image in the world. It had earlier changed its name to 'Macedonia' due to a political dispute with Greece.
  • In 1935, Iran changed its name. Formerly known as Persia. The word Persian was used in Western countries. So the name was changed to Iran.
Muneeswar Nath Bandari appointed Chief Justice of Chennai High Court
  • Judge Sanjeeb Banerjee, who was the Chief Justice of the Chennai High Court, has been transferred to the Meghalaya High Court. Following this, Allahabad High Court Senior Judge Muneeswar Nath Bandari was transferred as Chennai High Court Judge.
  • He was later appointed judge in charge. Last week, President Ramnath Govind appointed Muneeswar Nath Bandari, who has been the Chief Justice of the Chennai High Court since November 22 last year, as the new Chief Justice of the Chennai High Court.
  • Judge Muneeswar Nath Bandari has been appointed as the 32nd Chief Justice of the Chennai High Court in independent India.
Tata has appointed Ilker Aizi as CEO of Air India
  • In October last year, Air India was auctioned off by the Central Government to the private sector to offset its losses. Of this, Tata bought Air India for Rs 18,000 crore. Of this, Tata Sons agreed to pay Rs 2,700 crore in cash and accept Ao India's loan for the remaining Rs 15,300 crore. Following this, the Central Government officially handed over Air India to the Tata Group.
  • Tata Sons has announced the appointment of Ilgar Aisy as the new CEO and Managing Director of Air India.
CCI approves Sona Company Pvt Ltd to acquire stake in Sajan India Limited
  • Sona Company Pvt. This approval is granted under Section 31 (1) of the Competition Act, 2002.
  • Sona Company Pvt Ltd, established under Singapore rules, has no direct companies or investments in India as of the date of this announcement. 
  • Sajan India Ltd. is involved in the manufacture of chemicals for the agrochemicals industry in India, including the manufacture of specialty chemicals. The Competitiveness Commission of India (ECI)'s approval order for Sona Company Pvt.
Coal production rose 6.13 per cent to 79.60 million tonnes in January
  • India's coal production was 75 million tonnes in the same period of 2020, an increase of 6.13% in January 2022. Coal production rose 6.13 per cent to 79.60 million tonnes in January
  • India's coal production increased by 6.13% to 79.60 million tonnes in January 2022 from 75 million tonnes in the same period of 2020.
  • According to provisional data released by the Union Coal Ministry, Coal India produced 64.50 million tonnes of coal, a growth of 2.35%, while Singareni Mining produced 6.03 million tonnes, a growth of 5.42%.
  • Exports of coal from mines also increased by 10.80% to 75.55 million tonnes in January 2022. Of the 35 leading coal mines in the country, 14 mines are said to have strengthened their efficiency by more than 100% and the other 6 mines by 80 to 100 per cent efficiency.
India-Japan Annual Review Meeting on the Development of Japanese Industrial Cities in India
  • Annual Review Meeting between the Ministry of Industrial Development and Internal Trade of India (DPIIT) and the Ministry of Economic Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan on the development of Japanese Industrial Cities (JITs) in India.
  • DPIIT and the states submitted to Japanese investors land and infrastructure that could be used immediately to build these industrial cities. Japanese companies were invited to visit these industrial cities to attract more investment.
  • DPIIT in conjunction with METI through the virtual site due to Corona explored these industrial cities. The Embassy of Japan in Japan and the Japan Foreign Trade Organization (JETRO) participated in the study on behalf of Japan.
  • On behalf of India, officials from the Ministry of External Affairs, Indian Embassy officials in Tokyo, State Governments and representatives of the Investment Agency in India were present.
  • It is noteworthy that these industrial cities are being set up between the Government of Japan's METI and the Government of India's DPIIT in April 2015 through the "India-Japan Investment and Trade Promotion and Asia-Pacific Economic Integration Program".
For urban local bodies Rs. 1154.90 crore financial release
  • To provide funds to urban local bodies, Rs. 1154.90 crore has been released by the Expenditure Department of the Central Ministry of Finance. The released funds have been provided to Andhra Pradesh (Rs 225.60 crore), Bihar (Rs 769 crore), Gujarat (Rs 165.30 crore) and Sikkim (Rs 5 crore).
  • The funds will be used to fund cities with populations over 10 lakh, including cantonment boards.
  • A total of Rs 9,172.63 crore has been released for urban local bodies in 2021-22, including the funds currently being released. Of this, Rs 741.75 crore has been provided to Tamil Nadu, according to the Finance Minister.

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