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News in Short - 28-February-2022

Facebook bansRussianstate media from monetising ads

Date: 28 February 2022 Tags: IT, Mobile & Computers
  • Facebook restricted Russian state media’s ability to earn money on the social media platform as Moscow’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine reached the streets of Kyiv.
  • Facebook’s parent company Meta said that Russia would hit its services with restrictions after it refused authorities’ order to stop using fact-checkers and content warning labels on its platforms.
  • Social media networks have become one of the fronts in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, home to sometimes misleading information but also real-time monitoring of a quickly developing conflict.

Dabangg Delhi wins PKL 2022

Date: 28 February 2022 Tags: Sports
  • Dabangg Delhi beat Patna Pirates 37-36 to clinch its maiden Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) title in Bengaluru.
  • Naveen Kumar and Vijay’s raiding brilliance came to the side’s aid once more as the duo bagged Super 10s and scored a total of 27 points.
  • Bengaluru Bulls captain Pawan Kumar Sehrawat took home the Best Raider award, while Dabang Delhi KC’s star player Naveen Kumar won the MVP award.

India abstains from voting against UNSC resolution

Date: 28 February 2022 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • The UN Security Council voted on the draft resolution sponsored by the US and Albania and supported by several other nations including Poland, Italy, Germany, Estonia, Luxembourg and New Zealand.
  • Eleven countries voted in favour of the resolution while three countries, including India abstained from voting.
  • By abstaining, India retained the option of reaching out to relevant sides in an effort to bridge the gap and find the middle ground with an aim to foster dialogue and diplomacy.

Biden nominates first black woman as Supreme court judge

Date: 28 February 2022 Tags: Appointments & Resignations
  • President Joe Biden nominated federal appeals court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, the first Black woman selected to serve on a court.
  • Jackson would be the current court’s second Black member and just the third in history. She would replace liberal Justice Stephen Breyer.
  • She would be only the sixth woman to serve on the court, but she would join three others already there, including the first Latina, Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Law secretary appointed Delhi High court judge

Date: 28 February 2022 Tags: Appointments & Resignations
  • In a first, a union law secretary Anoop Kumar Mendirattahas been appointed as a judge of a high court.
  • Besides Mr Mendiratta, three other judicial officers – Neena Bansal Krishna, Dinesh Kumar Sharma and Sudhir Kumar Jain – have also been elevated as judges of the Delhi High Court.
  • Mendiratta has been working on deputation as Law Secretary of India since October 2019. This is the first time that a union law secretary has been appointed as a high court judge.