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R Praggnanandhaa becomes the third Indian to defeat Magnus Carlsen

16-year-old Indian Grandmaster Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa defeated the reigning five-time World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen with black pieces during the ongoing Airthings Masters.

With this win, Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa also became only the third Indian in history to defeat Magnus Carlsen after former World Champion Vishwanathan Anand and GM Pentala Harikrishna.

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IRCTC, NPCI, Bank of Baroda arm launch co-branded credit card for railway customers

The Indian Railways' catering and ticketing arm along with NPCI and BOB Financial Solutions launched a co-branded credit card to tap the huge potential the market offers.

The 'IRCTC BoB RuPay Contactless Credit Card' will offer four reward points (per Rs 100 spent) on grocery and departmental stores and two reward points on other categories.

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BOB Financial Solutions Ltd (BFSL) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank of Baroda .

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India and Japan to hold joint seminars on attracting Hydrogen investments

The Embassy of Japan announced it has, in collaboration with Japanese organizations of the region, designated February-April 2022 as the “India-Japan Clean Hydrogen Month” in order to attract further investment and to resolve technical and economic issues obstructing the utilization of hydrogen.

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Former IPS officer P K Bhardwaj named DERC’s new ombudsman

Delhi’s energy regulator DERC has appointed Delhi Police’s former Special Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Bhardwaj as its ombudsman to inspect grievances of the town’s electrical energy shoppers.

He was administered the oath of office by the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission Chairman Justice (Retd) Shabihul Hasnain.

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Eastern Bridge-VI: Joint exercise of India and Oman Air Force, Sukhoi-30 and F-16 aircraft to be part

The Indian Air Force (IAF) and Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) are participating in a bilateral exercise named Eastern Bridge-VI from 21 to 25 February 2022 at Air Force Station Jodhpur. This is the sixth edition of the exercise.

During this, Indian Air Force fighter aircraft Sukhoi-30 and Oman's F-16 aircraft can be seen roaring in the sky.

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Paytm Payments Bank signs up as acquiring partner for e-RUPI service

Paytm Payments Bank (PPB) had become an official acquiring partner for the government's e-RUPI vouchers initiative.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently increased the cap on e-RUPI vouchers issued by the government to Rs 1 lakh per year from Rs 10,000 and allowed beneficiaries to use the voucher multiple times until fully redeemed.

Satish Gupta, MD & CEO of PPB.

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e-RUPI: cashless prepaid voucher that beneficiaries can present through SMS or QR Code.

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Indian opener V.R. Vanitha announces retirement at 31

Indian opener V.R. Vanitha announced her retirement from all forms of cricket at the age of 31.

Vanitha, who played domestic cricket for Karnataka and Bengal, made her debut for the national team in an ODI against Sri Lanka in January 2014.

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Carlos Alcaraz becomes youngest ATP 500 champion

Carlos Alcaraz earned his first ATP Tour match win as a 16-year-old at the Rio Open presented by Claro two years ago.

The seventh-seeded Alcaraz defeated third-seeded Diego Schwartzman 6-4, 6-2 to become the youngest ATP 500 champion since the category was created in 2009.

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Bharti Airtel joins SEA-ME-WE-6 undersea cable consortium; anchoring 20 pc investment in cable system

Bharti Airtel has joined the 'SEA-ME-WE-6' undersea cable consortium in a bid to scale up its high-speed global network capacity to serve India's fast-growing digital economy.

Airtel is participating as a "major investor" in the SEA-ME-WE-6 and is anchoring 20 per cent of the overall investment in the cable system, which will go live in 2025.

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Andhra Pradesh Industries Minister Mekapati Goutham Reddy passes away

Andhra Pradesh Industries Minister Mekapati Goutham Reddy passed away in a private hospital in Hyderabad in Telangana.

Reddy, was a two-time MLA from the Atmakur Assembly constituency in the Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh.

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Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan; CM: S. Jagan Mohan Reddy.

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MEA celebrates Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Iconic Week from 21st to 27th Feb

External Affairs Ministry is celebrating its Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Iconic Week from 21 to 27th of this month.

The celebrations will include a series of commemorative events and activities in New Delhi and other cities across the country.

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S. Jaishankar:- Minister of External Affairs

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Gandhian social worker & freedom fighter Shakuntala Choudhary passes away

Shakuntala Choudhary, the 102-year-old Gandhian social worker and freedom fighter, passed away this morning in Guwahati.

Hailing from Assam's Kamrup, she worked for the wellbeing of villagers, especially women and children, and was popularly known as Shakuntala Baideo.

She was named a Padma Shri award recipient by the Government of India, this year.

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Piyush Goyal plans for Commerce Ministry to get $2 trillion exports by 2027

The Department of Commerce is set to undergo transformative changes towards evolving into a 'future ready' establishment of the Government with scaling up, strengthening, & infusion of 'new age' capabilities leading to an ecosystem which can achieve USD 2 trillion exports by 2027.

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Burkina Faso military leader Damiba to be sworn in as country’s president

Burkina Faso military leader Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba is due to be sworn in as the country’s president, just over two weeks after soldiers ousted President Roch Kaboré in a coup.

Last week, the Constitutional Council, having taken note of Mr Kaboré’s resignation, declared Mr Damiba, a 41-year-old army officer, president of Burkina Faso.

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Capital: Ouagadougou; Currency: West African CFA franc.