PM inaugurates India Energy Week 2023 in Bengaluru

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated ‘India Energy Week 2023’ in Bengaluru, which is being held from 6th to 8th February 2023.
Aim: To showcase India’s rising prowess as an energy transition powerhouse
It will bring together leaders from the energy industry, governments, and academia to discuss the challenges and opportunities that a responsible energy transition presents.
During the program, he has also launched multiple initiatives in the field of green energy.

AIM and UNDP India launch 5th edition of Youth Co:Lab

The 5th edition of Youth Co:Lab was jointly launched by Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog and UNDP India.
Youth Co:Lab is an initiative launched in 2019 by UNDP India in partnership with Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog.
Aim: To establish a common agenda for Asia-Pacific countries to invest in and empower youth to accelerate implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through leadership, social innovation, and entrepreneurship.

PMKKK renamed as Pradhan Mantri Virasat Ka Samvardhan (PM VIKAS)

Smriti Zubin Irani (Minister of Minority Affairs) has informed in the Lok Sabha, that the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Ko Kaam Karyakram (PMKKK) has been renamed as Pradhan Mantri Virasat Ka Samvardhan (PM VIKAS) Scheme.
The integrated scheme converges five erstwhile schemes of the Ministry viz. Seekho aur Kamao, USTTAD, Hamari Dharohar, Nai Roshni and Nai Manzil.
The scheme has been approved by the Cabinet for the period of 15th Finance Commission.

Bolivian film Utama won Suvarna Chakoram at IFFK 2022

Bolivian movie, Utama directed by Alejandro Loayza Grisi was awarded Suvarna Chakoram for Best Film at the 27th edition of IFFK which was held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
The Hungarian filmmaker, Bela Tarr was bestowed with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Best Asian Film: Alam (Director: Firas Khoury)
Rajata Chakoram for Best Director: Tayfun Pirselimoglu for Kerr
Audience poll award: Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery

Manipur govt launches alternative farming system for poppy planters

Manipur CM, N Biren Singh has launched the Alternative Farming System for Tribal Jhumias/Poppy Planters in ten districts of Manipur.
Districts: Churachandpur, Pherzawl, Noney, Tamenglong, Senapati, Kangpokpi, Ukhrul, Kamjong, Tengnoupal, and Chandel
The programme was organized by the Eastern Border Areas Development Authority (EBADA), Govt of Manipur, under the funding of the North Eastern Council (NEC), Shilong.

NASA launched satellite for landmark study of Earth’s water

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has launched the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite from California.
Reaon: To survey nearly all bodies of water on Earth, offering key insights on how they influence or are impacted by climate change.
This satellite project was jointly developed by NASA and CNES (France space agency).
It will start collecting scientific data in about six months after undergoing checks and calibrations.

Current Affairs 04 Feb 2023

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