1.Person in News

Krishnendu Majumdar appointed new chairman of BAFTA

Krishnendu Majumdar has become the new chairman of British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)

He is an Emmy-winning television producer

He will be the first person of color to be the chairperson of the 73-year-old BAFTA

2.Person in News

Uday Kotak appointed President of CII

Uday Kotak will be the President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for the current year

He is the MD and CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank

CII is an industry association in India and works with GoI over related policy issues

3.Person in News

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw named EY World Entrepreneur of the year

Kiran Majumdar is the founder of Biocon

She has been honoured as entrepreneur of the year because of her for contribution in making life saving medicines more affordable and accessible

She is the second woman to win the award, and third Indian to do so after Uday Kotak and Narayan Murthy

4.Environment

GoI launches Nagar Van Scheme for urban forestry

The scheme aims to develop more than 200 urban forest pan-India in 5 years

The Warje Urban forest will act as a model for urban forest development 

Warje Urban Forest is the first ever urban forestry project in Maharashtra.

5.National Affairs

Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Green Field Expressway Project

GoI has approved conversion of the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway into a green field project.

The highway will connect five historic towns of Goindwal Sahib, Sultanpur Lodhi, Khadoor Sahib and Tarn Taran.

Quick Fact: Green Field projects include new production or service while brownfield projects include only modifications and upgradations

6.Sports

India to host AFC Women’s Cup 2022

India will be hosting the Asian Football Confederation’s Women’s Asian Cup 2022

India will be hosting this tournament after more than 4 decades

Hosting rights have been handed over to the All India Football Federation (AIFF)

Quick Fact: The AIFF is a pre-independence federation, and was formed in 1923

7.Person in News

V N Datt takes over as CMD of National Fertilizers Limited

He has worked with premier Central Public Sector Enterprises like GAIL and ONGC over a period of 35 years

He is currently Director (Marketing) of National Fertilizers Limited

National Fertilizers Limited is a mini-Ratna category I India-state owned company headquartered in Noida

8.Miscellaneous

Indian entity wins World No Tobacco Day award 2020

The awards are announced by World Health Organization every year

It recognises Individuals and organizations in the six WHO Regions for their efforts to control tobacco

In India, Socio-Economic and Educational Development Society, Patna has received the award for its efforts to ban pan masala, gutkha, e-cigarettes and hookah in Bihar and Jharkhand