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Lakshmi Narayanan appointed as Madras High Court judge
  • Six additional judges were recently appointed to the Madras High Court. Currently, Chennai-based lawyer Lakshmi Narayanan has also been appointed as an additional judge.
  • He was born in October 1970. His father was RS Venkatachari. He completed his schooling from MCT Muthiah Chettiar High School and his law studies from the National Law School, Bangalore. Registered as Advocate in 1995.
Ajay Bank appointed as World Bank President
  • US President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that Indian-origin Ajay Banka will be appointed as the President of the World Bank.
  • If the World Bank directors confirm Ajay Banka's appointment, Ajay Banka will become the first Indian-origin Sikh to head the World Bank. 63-year-old Ajay Banka is currently the vice-chairman of General Atlantic Finance.
Chief Minister Stalin published the book Abolition of Bonded Labour
  • Abolition of Bonded Labor Day is observed on 9th February every year to eradicate bonded labor system completely and make Tamil Nadu a bonded labor free state.
  • On the occasion of Slavery Day, the Department of Labor Welfare and Skill Development has prepared the books Abolition of Bonded Labor - Serious Efforts of Tamilnadu Government and Eradication of Child Labor - Serious Efforts of Tamilnadu Government in Tamil and English.
  • These books were released by Chief Minister M.K.Stalin. The event held at the Chief Secretariat was attended by the Chief Secretary Thaoyanpu and the officers of the Labor Welfare Department.
India's Pratap Singh Tomar wins gold in World Cup shooting
  • The World Cup Shooting Championship series is underway in Cairo, the capital of Egypt. India's Aishwari Pratap Singh Tomar won the gold medal by defeating Austria's Alexander Schieme 16-6 in the men's 50m rifle (3 stage) event. It is noteworthy that 22-year-old Aishwari Pratap from Madhya Pradesh won gold in the last World Cup in 2021.
  • This is India's 4th gold medal in this World Cup series. India won 4 gold medals and 2 bronze medals in this series. In dual-discipline shooting, Narmada-Rudrangsh won gold in air rifle and Ritham-Varun Tomar won gold in joint air pistol. 
  • Following this, reigning world champion Rudranksh Patil won the gold medal in the men's individual 10m air rifle event. India's Varun Tomar won the bronze medal in the 10m 'air pistol' event. In the women's 10m air rifle event, India's Dilothama Sen won the bronze medal.
Prime Minister addresses a post-Budget webinar on green growth
  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today addressed a post-Budget webinar on Green Growth. This is the first part of 12 post-Budget webinars to seek feedback for effective implementation of initiatives announced in Union Budget 2023.
  • The webinar, chaired by the Union Ministry of Power, will have six sessions covering both energy and non-energy aspects of green growth. Ministers and Secretaries of concerned Central Government Ministries along with State Governments, industry, academia, research institutes and public sector organizations will participate in this webinar and provide suggestions for better implementation of Budget announcements.
  • Green growth is one of the seven key priorities in the Union Budget 2023-24 to bring about green industrial and economic transformation, eco-friendly agriculture and sustainable energy in the country.
The first session of the G20 Cultural Working Group was held today in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
  • The first session of the G-20 Cultural Working Group meeting was held today at the Maharaja Chatrasal Conference Center in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh.
  • Speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Mr. Virendra Kumar mentioned that culture plays an important role in strengthening the bond between countries by creating avenues for sustainable and inclusive development.
  • Culture Secretary Mr. Govind Mohan also participated in today's session and addressed. The Cultural Working Committee meeting, which started on February 22, will continue till February 25. It was attended by G-20 member states, representatives of international organizations and high officials of the Ministry of Culture.
MoU between CSC Academy, National Corporation of Electronics and Information Technology
  • An MoU was signed between CSC Academy-National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology to promote digital literacy and skill development in India.
  • The MoU was signed to create a long-term partnership between the two organizations to jointly implement initiatives to improve digital literacy and create employment opportunities for Indian youth. 
  • Under this agreement, training and design are to be done in the areas of capacity building, accreditation, virtual academy, trainers development programme, digital and financial content entrepreneurship development, content and certifications, mutual partners and mechanisms to support NGOs.

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