National Affairs

The Government of India has given approval for renaming of three places in Madhya Pradesh for the year 2022. 
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Hoshangabad Nagar will be renamed “Narmadapuram,” Shivpuri will be renamed “Kundeshwar Dham,” and Babai will be renamed “Makhan Nagar,” according to the Indian government. 

The MP government, led by Shivraj Singh Chouhan, proposed renaming the three locations in Madhya Pradesh in 2021. 

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) granted the approval for the renaming of the places.

Science and technology

Swarajability is India’s first AI-assisted job platform for disabled people.
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The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Hyderabad) has released the beta version of ‘Swarajability,’ an artificial intelligence-powered job portal that assists persons with disabilities in acquiring relevant skills and finding employment. 

The software will analyse job candidates’ profiles and recommend the skills they’ll need to qualify. 

Quick Fact: Youth4Jobs, Visual Quest, and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd collaborated to develop the platform.


M Jagadesh Kumar, Vice-Chancellor of JNU, has been selected as the new Chairman of the UGC. 
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M Jagadesh Kumar has been appointed for a five-year term or until he reaches the age of 65, whichever comes first.

Prof D P Singh resigned on December 7, 2021, leaving the position of UGC Chairman vacant. 

Quick Fact: The Headquarters of the University Grants Commission (UGC) is in New Delhi 


LIC has partnered with Policybazaar to distribute life insurance digitally. 
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The Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has partnered with Policybazaar to offer a comprehensive range of life insurance and investment products to its customers across India via the internet.

This is LIC’s first partnership with a private insurance aggregator; previously, the company distributed products mostly through its 1.33 million agents. 

To promote financial inclusion in India by facilitating smooth digital distribution of life insurance products. 
Quick Fact: Mumbai, Maharashtra is the headquarters of the Life Insurance Corporation of India.


India wins the U19 World Cup for the fifth time in 2022, defeating England in the final.
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At the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua, India defeated England by four wickets to win a record-extending fifth title. 

India won the trophy for the fifth time, having previously won it in 2000, 2008, 2012, and 2018. After Mohammad Kaif, Virat Kohli, Unmukt Chand, and Prithvi Shaw, Yash Dhull becomes the fifth Indian captain to win the trophy. 

Quick Fact: Raj Angad Bawa of India was named Player of the Match in the final match.

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