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President inaugurates museum dedicated to pride of Kodagu General Thimayya in Madikeri

An ode to the pride of Kodagu, the President of India inaugurated the General Thimayya Museum in Madikeri. The museum has been built at Sunnyside, the former residence of General KS Thimayya. General KS Thimayya served as Chief of Army Staff.

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Kodagu is a rural district in the southwest Karnataka.

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Denmark to create world's first energy island in the North Sea

Denmark approved a plan to build world’s 1st energy island in the North Sea that will produce and store enough green energy to cover the electricity needs of 3 mn European households. The island is expected to cost around 210 billion Danish crowns to build

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Denmark Capital: Copenhagen
PM: Mette Frederiksen

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New Zealand suspends ties with Myanmar

New Zealand's govt suspended all high-level political & military contact with Myanmar. It will also impose a travel ban on military leaders & ensure its aid programme will not include projects that are delivered with, or benefit, the military government.

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New Zealand PM: Jacinda Ardern.
Capital: Wellington.

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Rajasthan becomes 12th state to complete One Nation One Ration Card system reform

Rajasthan became the 12th state in the country to successfully undertake the “One Nation One Ration Card system” reform stipulated by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance. Rajasthan joined 11 other states. The scheme was launched in 2019.

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Rajasthan Capital: Jaipur
Governor: Kalraj Mishra

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NPCI partners with APIX to launch Global Hackathon- ‘NPCI PayAuth Challenge

NPCI launched Global Level Hackathon PayAuth Challenge, to find solution for alternatives for authorising UPI transaction through options like Biometrics. It is supported by world's1st cross-border, open-architecture API marketplace & sandbox platform APIX

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MD & CEO of NPCI: Dilip Asbe

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IndiGo appoints Jiten Chopra as chief financial officer

IndiGo, an Indian low-cost airline appointed Jiten Chopra as its Chief Financial Officer. Jiten succeeds Aditya Pande. He joined IndiGo as head of governance, risk and compliance. It is the largest airline in India by passengers carried and fleet size.

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IndiGo HQ: Gurugram, Haryana

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India, Afghanistan sign MoU to build Shahtoot Dam in Kabul

India & Afghanistan signed an agreement to build the Shahtoot Dam to provide drinking water facility in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. The dam is to be constructed in the Kabul river basin. It aims to provide clean drinking water to two mn citizens.

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India has committed $80 mn for various projects in the country.

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Ministry Of Defence, Bharat Electronics Limited sign contract worth over ₹1,000 crore to procure modern radio system

Min of Defence & PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd signed a contract for procurement of Software Defined Radio Tactical (SDR-Tac) worth over ₹1000 cr. SDR-Tac is a 4 Channel Multi-mode, Multi-Band, 19’’ Rack-mountable, shipborne Software Defined Radio system

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Bharat Electronics Limited is headquartered in Bengaluru.

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NTPC to install early warning system in its projects in hill states

NTPC to install early warning systems in its projects located in hill states prone to natural disasters. Minister of Power announced this after the assessment of the state-run power producer's damaged hydel project at Tapovan in Uttarakhand.

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Chairman and MD of NTPC: Gurdeep Singh
HQ: New Delhi

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Bengaluru International Airport Bags ACI World’s ‘Voice Of The Customer’ Award

Bangalore International Airport Limited’s, BIAL received Airports Council International World’s ‘Voice of the Customer’ award to attain global recognition. BIAL is listed for the committed services provided during the pandemic. MD & CEO of BIAL: Hari Marar

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ACI is trade representative of the world's airport authorities.

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Founder of Rang Vidushak, theatre director Padma Shri Bansi Kaul dies

Founder of Rang Vidushak and theatre director Padma Shri Bansi Kaul dies. He was born in a Kashmiri Pandit family. Rang Vidushak, a theatre group that has incorporated folk idioms into its production and evolved a new idiom of clown-theatre.

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He was awarded Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1995.

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World Pulses Day 2021: February 10

World Pulses Day is observed on February 10 of every year. Pulses, also known as legumes, are the edible seeds of leguminous plants cultivated for food. In 2019, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 February as the World Pulses Day.

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Theme for 2021: “Nutritious Seeds for a Sustainable Future.”