Tamil Nadu:

  • The Government of Tamil Nadu has developed a draft policy for senior citizens.
  • Under this policy, the government plans to work with educational institutions, industry experts and civil society organizations.


  • The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) celebrates its 46th Rise Day on 01 February 2022.
  • The ICG was formally established under the Coast Guard Act, 1978 of the Parliament of India on February 1, 1977.
  • ICG operates under the Ministry of Defense. India has the fourth largest Coast Guard in the world.
  • The Ministry of Culture has nominated Hoysala Shrines in Karnataka for UNESCO World Heritage List for 2022-2023.
  • ‘Hoysala Sacred Groups’ has been on UNESCO’s provisional list since April 15, 2014.
  • The Hoysala temples were formally nominated by UNESCO’s Permanent Representative to India, Vishal V Sharma, on January 31, 2022.
  • The Global Center for Affordable and Clean Energy (GCoE-ACE) Indian Institute of Technology, Karnataka has opened at Dharwad (IITDh).
  • GCp-ACE will help enhance research on affordable and clean energy; Capacity building and discovering technology to implement renewable energy in the field.
  • The facility is set up by the Honeywell Hometown Solutions India Foundation (HHSIF).
  • NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd. (NVVN) acquired a 5% equity stake in Power Exchange of India Limited (PXIL) on January 31, 2022.
  • NVVN acquired the shares from NSE Investment Limited, a co-advertising partner of PXIL.
  • NVVN is a wholly owned subsidiary of NTPC Limited formed in 2002. It is one of India’s leading electricity traders.
  • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) marked its journey in the non-fuel retail sector by opening its retail outlet under the brand name HaPpyShop to make everyday essentials available to its customers.
  • The first retail store was opened by HPCL in September 2021 at the company’s retail outlet located at Nepean Sea Road, Mumbai.
  • Inspired by this, the company has announced the opening of two more Convenience stores of ‘HaPpyShop’ on January 31, 2022.


  • On January 30, 2022, North Korea successfully tested its Hwasong-12 intermediate-range missile from the province of Jahang.
  • This is the country’s first nuclear missile test since 2017.
  • The Hwasong-12 is estimated to cover a distance of 4,500 km (2,800 miles).
  • World Wetlands Day is observed around the world on February 2 every year.
  • February 2, 1971 marks the adoption of a conference on wetlands on the shores of the Caspian Sea in the Iranian city of Ramsar.
  • World Swamp Day was first celebrated in 1997. 2022 marks the 51st anniversary of the Wetlands Convention.
  • The international theme for World Wetlands Day 2022 is ‘Wetland Action for People and Nature’.


  • In chess, world number one Magnus Carlsen of Norway has won the masters division of the 2022 Tata Steel Chess Tournament.
  • GM Magnus Carlsen scored 9.5 / 13 with 6 wins and 7 tracks, winning the tournament for the eighth time in his career.
  • In the Challengers category, Indian GM Arjun Erikaisi won the match with a score of 10.5 / 13 with 8 wins and 5 draws.
  • The Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2022 is the 84th edition of the annual chess tournament held at the Wijk aan Zee in the Netherlands from 14 to 30, 2022.


  • 1880 – The first electric street lights are installed in Indiana, USA.
  • 1920 – A peace treaty is reached between Estonia and Russia.
  • 946 – The Republic of Hungary is formed.
  • 972 – The British Embassy in Dublin is attacked and destroyed by nationalists.
  • 1989 – Afghan Soviet War: The last Russian troops withdraw from Afghanistan after a nine – year siege.


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