1.Sudhir Kumar Saxena Committee constituted to investigate security lapses during PM’s visit to Punjab
The Home Ministry has constituted a committee to inquire into serious lapses in security arrangements during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Punjab . It is a three-member committee and is headed by Sudhir Kumar Saxena , Secretary (Security), Cabinet Secretariat.do. It also includes Balbir Singh, Joint Director, IB and Suresh, IG, SPG. The committee has been asked to inquire into the alleged lapse in PM Modi’s security arrangements, due to which VVIPs are at serious risk and asked to submit the report at the earliest. The move comes just ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on the PM’s security breach. It was the government’s own former ASG, Maninder Singh, who moved the Supreme Court seeking an independent probe into the PM’s security violations. The court will hear the matter on January 7.
2.New strain of Covid ‘Deltakron’ discovered
According to Leonodios Kostrikis , Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Cyprus , a strain of Kovid-19 combining Delta and Omicron was found in Cyprus . The discovery has been named ” deltachron ” because of the identification of an omicron- like genetic symbol within the delta genome . The team has identified 25 such cases. Sequences of 25 DeltaCron cases were sent to GISAID, the international database for tracking changes in the virus. Out of 25, 11 were already hospitalized with Covid, while 14 were among the general public.
3.Nirbhaya Kadhi campaign in Ganjam district of Odisha
Ganjam district of Odisha has declared itself as a child marriage free district . The district administration has been able to stop 450 child marriages and video-record 48,383 marriages in two years 2020 and 2021. For this, the Nirbhaya Kadhi program was started in Ganjam district . This campaign was started with the aim of counseling and counseling adolescent girls from dropping out of school. Under this program, the heads of all educational institutions were instructed to inform the administration if a girl of 12 to 18 years remains absent from school for five days. Around one lakh adolescent girls have taken counseling under this program in the last two years. The administration had also announced Rs 5,000 for those who reported any child marriage. This amount has now been increased to Rs 50,000.
4.Government of India’s ‘Veer Gatha Project’
The Government of India started the Amrit Mahotsav of Azadi, under which many programs were presented for the first time on the 75th year of India’s independence . Veer Gatha Project is one such project which is designed to educate the school children of the country with stories of war heroes and brave hearts.Started to inspire. A total of 25 students have been selected as the winners of the project. Under the Veer Gatha Project, students were motivated to take up activities on the basis of gallantry award winners. To do this, the Ministry of Education, Department of School Education and Literacy and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) organized the Veer Gatha Project from October 21 to November 21, 2021 across the country. Over 8,03,900 students from 4,788 schools across the country participated in the Veer Gatha project launched by the Central Government. These students shared their essays, poems, pictures and multimedia presentations in honor of the bravehearts. A total of 25 students, called Super-25s, were selected and declared winners after several rounds of evaluation by a national committee. 25 January to the students who won in the Veer Gatha Project
5.RBI sets up fin-tech department
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) set up an internal “ Fintech Department ” to focus on the dynamically changing financial landscape in India . According to the RBI circular, the Department of Fintech was established on January 4, 2022 . The decision to set up this department was taken to focus on the sector and innovation in the FinTech sector keeping pace with the dynamically changing landscape. The FinTech department has been created for the following purposes:
- To focus on fintech innovation
- to see the regulations
- To promote innovation in the field
- To identify the challenges and opportunities associated with this sector as well as to address such challenges
6.Kazakhstan calls on the Collective Security Treaty Organization to help manage protests in the country
Recently the President of Kazakhstan called upon the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) to help manage the ongoing protests in the country . It is an intergovernmental military alliance (of six countries) that came into force in 2002. It began influencing Kazakhstan to curb protests that threatened the existence of the rulers who ruled the Central Asian country since it became an independent republic in 1991. In 1992, six post-Soviet states belonged to the Commonwealth of Independent States – Russia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.Signed the Collective Security Treaty. It is also known as “Tashkent Pact” or “Tashkent Pact”. Three other post-Soviet states—Azerbaijan, Belarus and Georgia—signed the following year, but the treaty took effect in 1994. Five years later, nine of those states except Azerbaijan, Georgia and Uzbekistan agreed to renew the treaty for five more years, and in 2002 those six states joined the CSTO as a military alliance. agreed to make. Its headquarter is located in Moscow, the capital of Russia.
7.Assam government issued a preliminary notification to expand Orang National Park for the conservation of alligators.
The Assam government has issued a preliminary notification to expand the Orang National Park to three times its present size for the conservation of alligators . The gharial , also known as the gavial , is a type of Asian crocodile that stands out from others by its long, slender snout. Crocodiles are a group of reptiles that includes crocodiles, gharials, caimans, etc.
8.Mission Jeevan Raksha of Indian Railways
Indian Railways , according to an official of ” Mission Survival ” ( Mission Jeewan Raksha under), RPF personnel to the wheels of moving trains on the railway stations in the past four years, saved the lives of 1,650 peopleIs. In addition, RPF personnel returned 1,23,777 goods with a value of Rs 23 crore to the rightful owners. Out of this, goods worth Rs 4.23 crore were returned by CR and WR RPF personnel in 1973. RPF has also played an important role in reuniting lost or separated children with their families. They also rescued more than 11,900 children who needed care and protection. The President of India has awarded 9 Jeevan Raksha Padak and one Gallantry Medal to RPF personnel in recognition of their efforts in saving lives of people in the last 4 years. At present, there are 132 Child Help Desks functioning across India. RPF works with nominated NGOs to save children through these help desks.
9.China experiments on ‘artificial sun’
China recently conducted an experiment on the ‘ artificial sun ‘ at the Hefei Institute of Physics in Anhui , China’s eastern province . More than 10,000 Chinese and foreign scientific researchers participated in the $948 million project, called the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST).is called. EAST is a fusion reactor, which in a recent test ran successfully for about 20 minutes at 70 million degrees Celsius. It was five times hotter than the Sun. The EAST system replicates the process of nuclear fusion, which started in 2006. The experiment broke a record in June 2021, reaching a temperature of 160 million degrees Celsius, ten times hotter than the Sun. EAST is a superconducting tokamak magnetic fusion energy reactor located in Hefei, China. The experiments are being carried out by the Hefei Institute of Physics for the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It is operational since 2006. EAST is the first tokamak to use superconducting toroidal and poleoidal magnets.
10.2 million children affected by asthma due to traffic-related pollution
From Mumbai to Los Angeles , traffic-related air pollutants account for nearly 2 million new cases of children’s asthma , according to a new study on child asthma.are responsible for. Asthma is a chronic disease that causes inflammation of the airways of the lungs. The researchers studied ground concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a pollutant from tailpipe vehicle emissions, industrial sites and power plants. They tracked new cases of asthma among children in 13,000 cities from 2000 to 2019. According to this study, nitrogen dioxide puts children at risk of asthma. This problem is especially acute in urban areas. This study suggests that clean air should be an important part of strategies aimed at keeping children healthy. Of the 1.85 million new child asthma cases due to NO2 globally in 2019, two-thirds were from urban areas. Despite improvements in air quality in Europe and the Americas, South Asia, Dirty air or NO2 pollution is on the rise in the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa. Cases of child asthma associated with NO2 pollution represent a major public health burden for sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
11.Second phase of Passport Seva Program started
January 7, 2022 the Ministry of External Affairs and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has Passport Services Program (PSP-V2.0) signed an agreement for the second phase. PSP-V 2.0 Microchip-Embedded e-PassportProvides for rolling out This is India’s largest e-governance program, in which TCS will deploy latest technologies to make services easier. During this phase, the e-passport will be unveiled. The e-passport includes a microchip with secure biometric data. The chip of an e-passport usually contains the biometric information of the individual. Biometric information is printed on the document’s data page and a biometric identifier. Such passports are digitally secured to prevent unauthorized reading of the data stored on the chip.
12.First human case of avian flu reported in UK
The United Kingdom has reported the first human case of avian flu . A 79-year-old man named Alan Gosling is the first UK resident to be infected with the H5N1 strain of bird flu . He has kept pet ducks in his house in England. Avian influenza is also known as avian flu or bird flu. It is a type of influenza caused by a virus in birds. The type at greatest risk is highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). It is similar to swine flu, horse flu, dog flu and human flu in that all flu have disease caused by strains of influenza virus adapted to a specific host.
13.Gangasagar fair begins
The Gangasagar Mela began on January 10, 2022, which is located on Gangasagar Island in West Bengal .Happens on It will run till 16 January 2022. Gangasagar fair is organized every year on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. This fair is being organized after giving approval by the Calcutta High Court. On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, thousands of pilgrims, seers and tourists take a holy dip in the confluence of the Ganges and the Bay of Bengal to mark the event. They offer prayers at Kapil Muni Temple. The Calcutta High Court expressed concern about the virus spreading through oral and nasal droplets through river waters after pilgrims took a holy dip at the Sangam. However, the government informed the court that the residents of Sagar Island had taken both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and the test-positivity rate was under control.
14.Sikkim celebrates Losang (Namsung) Festival
Losang (Losoong) (Namsung) annually in the Indian state of Sikkim in the Tibetan lunar calendar, the 18th day of the 10th month is also a symbol of the celebration, the beginning of the harvest season. The Namsung festival begins on the first day of the new moon phase Kurnit Lowo, which is known as Dungkit Karchu according to the Lepcha lunar solar calendar. The Losang festival is celebrated by the Sikkimese Bhutias as Sonam Losung and by the Lepchas as Namsung. This festival is also celebrated in Nepal and Bhutan.
15.Australia and Japan sign defense pact to counter China
The leaders of Japan and Australia signed a ” landmark ” defense agreement that allows closer cooperation between their forces and stands as a rebuke to China’s growing assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida met in a virtual summit to sign a reciprocal access agreement, the first one signed by Japan with any country other than the United States. Such is the defense agreement.
16.RBI data: Forex reserves down USD 1.466 billion to USD 633.614 billion
According to the latest data from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) , India’s foreign exchange reserves declined by $1.466 billion to $633.614 billion in the last week of 2021, ending December 31, 2021. Gold reserves increased by US$ 14 million to US$ 39.405 billion. India’s foreign exchange touched an all-time high of USD 642.453 billion in the week ended September 03, 2021. Foreign exchange reserves include foreign exchange assets (FCAs), gold reserves, SDRs and the country’s reserve position with the IMF.
17.SBI Ecowrap: India’s real GDP estimated to grow by around 9.5% in FY22
The economic research team of State Bank of India (SBI) released its Ecowrap report . In the report, SBI researchers have revised year-on-year (YoY) India’s real GDP to around 9.5 per cent in 2021-22 (FY22) . The report believes that perhaps rising COVID infections may affect mobility, yet economic activity is not expected to be affected much.
18.Reliance acquires controlling stake of 73.37 per cent in Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York
Reliance Industries Limited has announced the acquisition of a controlling stake of 73.37 percent in Mandarin Oriental New York , a premium luxury hotel in Midtown Manhattan . RIL, through its wholly owned arm Reliance Industrial Investments & Holdings Limited, has acquired the entire share capital of Cayman Islands-based Columbus Center Corporation (Cayman) for an equity value of approximately $98.15 million (Rs 735 crore). Cayman is the parent company of Mandarin Oriental Hotels. It had indirect ownership of 73.37 per cent stake in the hotel. Reliance will also take on hotel debt of more than $115 million, taking the value of the entire deal to around $270. The transaction is estimated to close by the end of March 2022.
19.Government of India extends Navrang Saini’s tenure as interim chief of IBBI
The Government of India has extended the tenure of Navrang Saini as the Interim Chairman of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India ( IBBI ) for three more months till March 05, 2022 . Mr. Saini, who is a whole-time member of IBBI, was given the additional charge of Chairman in addition to his existing duties for three months in October 2021 till January 13, 2022. The post of Whole Time President M.S. Sahoo retired on September 30, 2021 after completing a five-year term.
20.Fatima Sheikh’s Birthday
Google ‘s January 9, 2022 the teacher and social reformer Fatima Shaikh their 191 th anniversary on the homepage doodles awarded by. Fatima Sheikh was born on 9 January in the year 1831 in Pune . She was an aide of teacher and social reformer Jyotiba Phule and his wife Savitribai Phule , who worked on caste, sati, women’s empowerment, widow remarriage, inter-caste marriage and education.Worked continuously with Fatima Sheikh to focus on the issues of Fatima Sheikh was considered a feminist icon in the then society and in independent India she had to fight social exclusion and discrimination to bring about change in the country. She co-founded the Swadeshi Library with Phule in the year 1848 which was one of the first schools in India for girls. The efforts he made while working with Phule to provide opportunities to the people born in the lower castes were recognized as the Satyashodhak Samaj movement. In the year 2014 Sheikh’s achievements were featured by the government as a profile in Urdu textbooks along with other such exemplary and determined teachers of his time.
21.First Multi-Dimensional Adventure Game Campaign: Nimas
Recently the Defense Minister has flagged off India’s first multi-faceted adventure sports campaign organized by the National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (NIMAS) in France . The campaign was launched in November 2021 and the team was led by the Director of NIMAS consisting of 12 people, eight army personnel and four youths from Arunachal Pradesh . The expedition team did more than 250 kilometers of winter trekking across the Alps mountain ranges, including the Tour de Mont Blanc trek covering the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports is an advanced sports training institute located in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh.
22.Rafael Nadal beats Maxim Cressey in men’s singles final of Melbourne Somerset ATP Tennis Tournament
Melbourne Somerset ATP tennis tournament men’s singles final of Spain ‘s Rfayel Nadal said America ‘s Maxim Crecy defeated 7-6, 6-3. Nadal, the 20-time Grand Slam winner, kept the pressure on from the start and registered an easy win.
23.Bharat Subramaniam became the 73rd Grand Master of the country
Bharath Subramanian Country 73rd Grand Master have become. All India Chess Federation has confirmed this. 14-year-old Bharat Subrahmanyam from Chennai (Tamil Nadu) completed his final Grand Master standard and crossed the required 25 hundred rating at the Vergani Cup open chess tournament in Cattolica, Italy. He finished seventh in the tournament with six and a half points from nine rounds.