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Current Affairs Date: 11 January 2022

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NIXI launches ‘Digital Payment Gateway’

⇒ To facilitate its customers and partners, NIXI has gone digital by enabling digital payments across its three business units by integrating payment gateways on all its customer-facing websites for ease of use.

This integration will lead to increased ease of use for NIXI’s customers by offering real-time payments, providing uninterrupted services and ensuring seamless experience to all stakeholders.

    • NIXI has partnered with PayU and NSDL to offer the Payment gateway services.

NIXI has been contributing to the Digital India Mission by helping the Internet Infrastructure to be self-reliant, robust and secure.

This initiative of our own payment gateway will ensure more digital independence and transparency in NIXI’s own ecosystem.

About NIXI:

National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) is a not-for-profit Company under the aegis of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology with the mission to make the internet accessible to everyone.

31st edition of “Hunar Haat”

⇒ Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Shri Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the 31st edition of “Hunar Haat”, the “Kumbh of Kaushal Kuber” and “Braj Raj Utsav” in Vrindavan, Mathura on 10 November 2021.

“Hunar Haat”, a perfect platform to promote, preserve and provide market and opportunities to centuries old traditional and ancestral art and craft of India, is strengthening the “Swadeshi” and “Vocal for Local” campaign. “Hunar Haat” has also ensured economic empowerment of indigenous artisans and craftsmen.

Braj Teerth Vikas Parishad organized the 10-day Braj Raj Mahotsav from November 10 in Vrindavan to promote glorious Braj culture.

Religious, traditional, folk dance as well as cultural programmes related to Braj culture were organized during the event.

Besides “Vishwakarma Vatika”, “Circus” was also displayed at the “Hunar Haat”, organised at Kumbh Mela Ground, Vrindavan, Mathura from 10th to 19th November.

About 400 artisans, craftsmen and culinary experts participated in ‘Hunar Haat” in “Braj Raj Utsav”.

International

Honorary Rank of General of the Indian Army to Chief of the Army Staff, Nepali Army

⇒ The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, conferred the Honorary Rank of General of the Indian Army on General Prabhu Ram Sharma, Chief of the Army Staff, Nepali Army at a special Investiture Ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on November 10, 2021.

Ganga Connect Exhibition in Glasgow

⇒ The Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change and Labour& Employment, Shri Bhupender Yadav inaugurated the Ganga Connect exhibition on 8 November, 2021.

The Ganga Connect exhibition was showcased by National Mission for Clean Ganga, c-Ganga, and the High Commission of India at the City of Glasgow College. City of Glasgow College is the largest educational institute in Scotland.

The exhibition was an attempt to showcase the level of development in the Ganga River basin to a global community of environmental stakeholders, who gathered in Glasgow for the UN Conference of the Parties (COP-26) meeting.

The exhibition was held in Glasgow till November 10. The exhibition was visited by a large gathering of Scottish business groups as well as international visitors.

The Ganga Connect was started in Glasgow, and ran through various cities in UK including Cardiff, Birmingham, Oxford and finally ended in London.

Lead-IT (Leadership Group for Industry transition) Summit 2021

⇒ On the sidelines of COP 26 in Glasgow, the Lead-IT (Leadership Group for Industry transition) Summit 2021 was held in hybrid mode presided by India and Sweden.

LeadIT is a voluntary initiative for promoting low-carbon transition especially in the hard-to-abate sectors like Iron & Steel, Aluminium, Cement and Concrete, petrochemicals, fertilisers, bricks, heavy-duty transport, etc through active participation of private sector companies.

The meeting was co-chaired by Hon’ble Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Environment of Sweden, Mr. Per Bolund.

Shri Bhupender Yadav, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change highlighted that industry sectors together contribute about 30% of the total CO2 emissions. Thus, efforts to drive low carbon development pathways in industry sector are critical for achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Shri Yadav further stressed that although new countries like USA, Austria and Ethiopia, and companies including Skanska, Heidelberg Cement and Salzgitter have joined the initiative, it is necessary that more companies from the heavy industries should join the global initiative.

Legal Summit Statement:

The event saw the adoption of the legal Summit Statement of LeadIT Summit 2021 by the Ministers of India and Sweden.

Sports

ICC Players of the Month for November 2021

⇒ Australia opener David Warner and West Indies all-rounder Hayley Matthews were voted the ICC Players of the Month for November 2021.

  • ICC Men’s Player of the Month, November 2021: David Warner
  • ICC Women’s Player of the Month, November 2021: Hayley Matthews

Important Day

Janjatiya Gaurav Divas

⇒ The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved declaration of 15th November as Janjatiya Gaurav Divas on 10 November 2021, dedicated to the memory of brave tribal freedom fighters so that coming generations could know about their sacrifices about the country.

Read More About Janjatiya Gaurav Divas

Source: PIB & Other News Reports

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