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Sanjay Malhotra appointed DFS Secretary in Finance Ministry

The Center has appointed Sanjay Malhotra, a 1990 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre, as Secretary in the Department of Financial Services in Finance Ministry.

Before this, Malhotra was Chairman and Managing Director of REC Ltd. He succeeds Debashish Panda, who recently completed his term as DFS Secretary on January 31.

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RBI imposes ₹10 lakh penalty on Kerala-based Pooram Finserv

RBI has imposed a financial penalty of ₹10 lakh on Pooram Finserv Pvt Restricted in Kerala’s Thrissur for non-adherence with sure provisions.

This motion is predicated on deficiencies in regulatory compliance and isn’t supposed to pronounce upon the validity of any transaction or settlement entered into by the corporate with its prospects, the RBI mentioned.

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J&K onboards the ‘Digital India’ brandwagon, becomes first UT to integrate with National Single Window System

Onboarding the ‘Digital India’ brandwagon for a maiden digital journey of sorts by any union territory so far, the Jammu & Kashmir has become the first UT to adopt the National Single Window System (NSWS) to fast-track key investment proposals digitally through the new portal.

It is linked with India Industrial Land Bank which hosts 45 industrial parks of J&K.

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Jammu Smart City to develop Apsara Road 'High Street' for enhanced walkability experience and connectivity

Aiming to develop street, walkability experience and connectivity for citizens, Jammu Smart City Ltd (JSCL) signed a pact for the development of Apsara road 'High Street' Gole market area along with the adjoining roads.

The Rs 50-crore development project is under the Smart City programme of the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).

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S. Kishore appointed as new SSC Chairman

Senior bureaucrat S. Kishore has been appointed as Chairman, Staff Selection Commission (SSC). According to an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).

Presently, he is serving as Special Secretary, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

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IDFC First Bank appoints Chetan Sanghvi as Chief Risk Officer

The IDFC First Bank has appointed Chetan Sanghvi as the Chief Risk Officer, in accordance with the succession plan of the Bank, as per the due process as required under the applicable laws. He has been appointed for a minimum period of three years with effect from February 08, 2022.

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IDFC First Bank, CEO: V. Vaidyanathan.
Founded: October 2015.

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ReNew Power commissions Gujarat’s first wind-solar hybrid project

ReNew Power has commissioned Gujarat’s first wind-solar ​​hybrid project at the Chlor-Alkali unit of Grasim Industries in Bharuch, Gujarat.

The first phase of the hybrid project, with 17.6 MW commercial-scale wind-solar, is expected to generate about 80 million units of renewable energy every year, mitigating about 75,000 tonnes of carbon emission annually.

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BHP unveils world's first LNG-powered ore carrier, sees 30% emissions cut

Group unveiled the world's first liquefied natural gas-fuelled bulk carrier vessel in Singapore, one of five vessels that the mining giant will take delivery of in 2022 as part of efforts to curb supply chain emissions.

The 299-meter (981ft) long Mt.Tourmaline Newcastlemax ore carrier was built by Eastern Pacific Shipping in China and stopped off in Singapore to take on LNG

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Sh. RK Singh launches Powerthon-2022 for tech-driven solutions for quality power supply

Power Minister R K Singh launched Powerthon-2022, a hackathon competition to find technology-driven solutions to solve the complex problems in power distribution and to ensure quality and reliable power supply.

The competition will bring together qualified mentors with TSPs, innovators, and other participants to create teams for efficient electricity networks.

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Adani Green first in India to achieve GRI South Asia charter member status

Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL), the world's largest solar power developer and the renewable energy arm of the diversified Adani Group, has received approval for being a member of the GRI South Asia Charter on Sustainability Imperatives.

AGEL had initiated this pursuit in response to a call from GRI by becoming a signatory to the GRI South Asia charter in April 2021.

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India successfully decommissions INSAT-4B satellite

The ISRO said as a part of India's continual efforts towards preservation of the long-term sustainability of outer space, INSAT-4B has undergone post mission disposal (PMD) at the end of its life, followed by decommissioning on January 24, 2022.

The decommissioning of the satellite was to comply with the UN and the Inter IADC recommended space debris mitigation guidelines.

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Indian Space Research Organization: ISRO

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MediBuddy ropes in Amitabh Bachchan as brand ambassador

Digital healthcare platform MediBuddy has roped in megastar Amitabh Bachchan as their official Brand Ambassador

With the signing of the veteran actor, MediBuddy further aims to amplify its reach in every nook and corner of the country.

As part of the deal, the actor will endorse the various services available on the platform, while highlighting the need to prioritize health

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ConnectEd to provide free online education to Gujarat Government School

Edtech social enterprise ConnectEd Technologies has launched an initiative with Everest Kanto Cylinders (EKC) to provide free online access to curriculum-linked educational content across Gujarat government schools.

The programme aims to provide quality vernacular educational content to government school students to improve learning outcomes, especially during pandemic.

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AYUSH Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launches dedicated storefront for Ayurveda products on Amazon

AYUSH Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched a dedicated storefront for Ayurveda products on Amazon in the marketplace.

This Ayurveda product storefront will enhance the visibility of unique Ayurveda products such as various kinds of juices, skin-care supplements, immunity boosters, oils and more from small businesses and startup brands.

It will make shopping easier.

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AIM, NITI Aayog, and USAID collaborates under SAMRIDH initiative

Atal Innovation Mission(AIM),NITI Aayog, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new partnership under the Sustainable Access to Markets and Resources for Innovative Delivery of Healthcare (SAMRIDH) initiative.

It will improve access to affordable & quality healthcare for vulnerable populations in tier-2 & tier-3 cities, and rural & tribal area

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Ministry of Culture to organize the first of its kind Global Summit on ‘Reimagining Museums in India’

The Ministry of Culture, Government of India will organize a first of its kind, 2-Day Global Summit on ‘Reimagining Museums in India’, on 15-16 February 2022.

The summit is being organized under the aegis of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the flagship program to mark 75th anniversary of India’s independence and celebrate the glorious history of its people, culture and achievement

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The Summit is being organized in partnership with Bloomberg.