1.Malta’s leader Roberta Metsola elected President of the European Parliament
Malta ‘s Nationalist Party leader Roberta Metsola has been elected Speaker of the European Parliament . She is the third woman to be elected to this position . Ms Metsla has been in controversy over her anti-abortion stance, yet EU lawmakers have elected her as president. The 43-year-old Metsola, the youngest member of the European Union, is the youngest ever president. He succeeds David Sassoli who died suddenly last week.
2.SEBI launches Sarathi App for information of investors
Securities and Exchange Board of India-SEBI has launched Saarthi App for the information of investors . Its purpose is to provide investors with proper information about the securities market. Ajay Tyagi, Chairman, SEBI, while launching the app at a function in Mumbai, said that this app has been designed keeping in mind the new investors who do trading from their mobiles. Mr. Tyagi said that through this one will get proper information about securities market, KYC process, trading, mutual funds and latest market volatility etc. It is currently available in both Hindi and English.
3.Flipkart’s LEAP Startup Program
Leap (LEAP) is the new startup program of Flipkart . Leap AheadAlso called. Its aim is to help startups in India. Under this leap program, Flipkart will implement two programs. They are FLIN and FLA. FLIN stands for Flipkart Leap Innovation Network. FLA stands for Flipkart Leap Ahead. It will invest in start ups focusing on cutting edge technologies. Also, it will invest in startups that are working on innovative technologies that are a priority for the company. The selected startups will work with Flipkart’s tech and product teams. The program will identify start-ups in fintech, logistics, supply chain, alternative commerce, agritech, social health tech, B2B and edtech. The Leap program is a part of Flipkart’s seed-stage investment. In 2021, Flipkart announced $100 million as a seed fund for Indian start-ups. Leap is a part of this investment plan of Flipkart.
4.Gujarat government launches helpline for senior citizens
The Gujarat government has started a helpline for senior citizens . State Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Pradeep Parmar released 1 4 5 6 7 toll free number . This helpline named Elder Line has started with immediate effect. Senior citizens will be able to get information related to various government schemes, social issues, old age homes and Senior Citizens Act 2007 through this.
5.BSF launched ‘Operation Sard Hawa’
BSF (Border Security Force) launched Operation Chid Hawa . Under this operation, BSF has increased vigil on the Pakistan border . It is usually launched in the border of Rajasthan , especially in Jaisalmer region . This is a regular annual practiceIs. It is launched in the month of January. ‘Operation Chill Hawa’ is conducted during winters and ‘Operation Hot Air’ during summers. These operations are carried out to control infiltration across the borders. Dense fog blocks the vision in the border area during winter. This scenario is extremely beneficial for terrorists to cross the border. It is necessary for the security forces to be alert in this weather. BSF runs Operation Chill Air in winter for this reason. This year, Operation Sard Hawa will be conducted from January 23 to January 28. The officers and personnel stay near the border during this operation. And patrolling is done continuously. The Intelligence Wing is kept on active mode during this operation. The number of soldiers deployed on the border is increased. The jawans patrol the areas around the police stations with advanced weapons. as well as camels, In foot point trekking, the soldiers keep an eye on the border areas. They also check on intruders on foot.
6.Jerry Basti of Reasi district in Jammu and Kashmir declared as the first ‘milk village’ of the state
In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir , the administration has declared Jerry Basti in Reasi district as the first ‘ Milk Village ‘ of the state. 57 more dairy farms have also been approved for the village under Integrated Dairy Development Scheme (IDDS). Under this scheme, in a village which has 73 individual dairies with 370 cows, local farmers will get financial security. A total of 57 units have been approved for the village under IDDS after being declared a milk village.
7.Dr Jitendra Singh launches mobile COVID testing facility for Northeast from Mizoram
Dr Jitendra Singh , Union Minister of State for Science and Technology launched the Mobile COVID Testing Facility for Northeast from Mizoram . It is the first of its kind mobile testing laboratory capable of conducting both RT-PCR and ELISA tests. The laboratory, developed in collaboration with the Central Department of Biotechnology, aims to provide COVID testing facilities in rural and remote parts of the North Eastern Region. On this occasion, Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga expressed his gratitude to Dr. Jitendra Singh for this facility.
8.Last seven years have been warmest: United Nations
The United Nations has confirmed that the past seven years have been the warmest . According to the organization, the temperature in 2021 remained the highest of these seven years since 2015, despite the cooling effect of the La Nia weather event . The head of the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization, Petrie Talas, has said that this shows that overall long-term warming, as a result of greenhouse gas increases, is now due to naturally occurring climate drivers from year-to-year variability in global mean temperatures. is far more.
9.India and Denmark agree to undertake joint research and development work on green fuels including green hydrogen
India and Denmark have agreed to undertake joint research and development work on green fuels including green hydrogen . The national strategic priorities of the two countries and the development of science, technology and innovation were discussed during the Joint Science and Technology Committee meeting on 14th of this month. The Committee has emphasized the development of bilateral cooperation on mission driven research, innovation and technology development, including climate.
10.India and Israel discuss broadening the scope of Technological Innovation Fund-14F
India and Israel have discussed broadening the scope of Technological Innovation Fund-14F to enhance cooperation in the field of industrial research and development . In the virtual meeting held yesterday between experts from both the countries, three joint research and development projects worth USD 55 million were approved. These include the use of nanosensor technology for healthcare, biological solutions for mosquito control, satellite communications, agriculture and the environment. Important suggestions also emerged in the meeting on measures for comprehensive cooperation between India and Israel. The Ministry of Science and Technology in a statement said that this program has great potential. S Chandrasekhar, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, said the meeting would help both the sides to move forward with new ideas.
11.India and Sri Lanka extend existing science and technology cooperation for three years
India and Sri Lanka have extended the existing science and technology cooperation for three more years with a focus on areas such as wastewater technologies, sustainable agriculture, aerospace engineering, robotics and artificial intelligence . The decision was taken during the fifth meeting of the Joint Committee on Science and Technology Cooperation between India and Sri Lanka.
12.The first two-day meeting of Sherpas of BRICS countries was held on 18 and 19 January 2022 through virtual medium.
The first two-day meeting of Sherpas of BRICS countries was held on 18 and 19 January 2022 through virtual medium. Member countries have thanked India for the presidency of BRICS in 2021. In 2022, China chaired the Forum of BRICS countries under a rotational chairing arrangement . India’s BRICS Sherpa Sanjay Bhattacharya said that last year the Foreign Ministers made a major achievement in the context of the document on Strengthening and Reform of the Multilateral System.
13.PM Narendra Modi inaugurates India assisted social housing project with Prime Minister of Mauritius
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth jointly inaugurated the India-assisted social housing project through virtual medium. He also contributed to the Civil Services College in Mauritius and eight MW solar power projects.also launched. These projects have been started in collaboration with India. Shri Modi said that under India’s Vaccine Friendship program, Mauritius was the first to send the Kovid vaccines. The Prime Minister expressed happiness over three-fourths of Mauritius’s population being vaccinated with both the vaccines. On this occasion a loan agreement of US$ 190 million was signed by India to Mauritius for the Metro Express project and other infrastructure projects. An agreement was also reached on the implementation of small development projects.
14.More than 76 thousand five hundred agro-nutritional gardens were set up during the Krishi Nutri Udyan Week.
During the Krishi Nutri Udyan Week being celebrated under Deendayal Upadhyaya Antyodaya Yojana , more than 76 thousand five hundred agro-nutritional gardens were set up against the target of seven thousand five hundred . Krishi Nutri Udyan Week was celebrated by Deendayal Upadhyaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihood Mission from 10th to 17th of this month. The objective of this mission is to meet the nutritional needs of each rural household. The excess production will be sold in the markets for income.
15.IFSCA ties up with Insurance Institute of India (III)
The International Financial Services Centers Authority (IFSCA) has entered into an Agreement (MoU) with Insurance Institute of India (III) , with the objective of capacity building of professional personnel working in the insurance sector of International Financial Services Centers (IFSCs) . Insurance Institute of India (III) develops courses, continuously upgrades and conducts training programs for professionals associated with the insurance industry in India and abroad to meet the needs of the changing insurance scenario.
16.Cabinet approves investment of Rs 1,500 crore in Indian Renewable Energy Development Association Limited (IREDA)
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs , chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi , has given its approval for investment of Rs . 1,500 crore by way of cash-back equity shares in Indian Renewable Energy Development Society Limited (IREDA) . The issuance of equity shares by way of cash will create about 10,200 jobs in a year and reduce CO2 emissions equivalent to about 7.49 million tonnes per annum.
17.Minister of State for Defense Shri Ajay Bhatt inaugurates Virtual Museum on Gallantry Awards Portal
Minister of State for Defense Shri Ajay Bhatt inaugurated an interactive virtual museum on Gallantry Awards Portal (https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/) on January 20, 2022.inaugurated. The stories of commitment and sacrifice of gallantry award winners have been put together in an innovative and user-friendly format in the Virtual Museum. It includes a 3-D walk-through experience, gallery building, lobby, Wall of Fame, War Memorial, War Room, Resource Center, selfie booth and display equipment. The virtual museum has been developed jointly by the Ministry of Defence, Society of Indian Defense Manufacturers (SIDM), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geo-Informatics, to mark 75 years of Independence. It is a part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.
18.Cabinet approves extension of tenure of National Commission for Safai Karamcharis by three years
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the extension of the tenure of National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK) by three years beyond 31.3.2022.has given. The total expenditure for expansion for three years will be around Rs 43.68 crore. With the extension of the tenure of National Commission for Safai Karamcharis by 3 years after 31.3.2022, mainly the Safai Karamcharis of the country and identified manual scavengers will be the beneficiaries. On 31.12.2021 M.S. The number of manual scavengers identified under the ACT survey is 58,098. National Commission for Safai Karamcharis was established in the year 1993 as per the provisions of National Commission for Safai Karamcharis Act, 1993 initially for a period up to 31.03.1997. Later on the validity of the Act was extended initially till 31.03.2002 and thereafter till 29.22.2004. The National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK) Act ceased to be effective with effect from 29.02.2004. Thereafter, the tenure of NCSK as a non-statutory body has been extended through resolutions from time to time. The tenure of the present commission is till 31.03.2022.
19.India-Central Asia Summit
On January 27, PM Modi will host the India-Central Asia Summit . Presidents of five Central Asian countries will participate in this summit. They are Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyz RepublicHuh. This is the first India-Central Asia summit. This summit will be held virtually. During this summit, the leaders are expected to exchange their views on international and regional issues. They are expected to primarily focus on security issues. These countries share their borders with Afghanistan. The Taliban took control of Afghanistan in August 2021 after the US withdrew from Afghanistan. Due to this Indian development work in Afghanistan remained incomplete. Also, Indian investment for the development of Afghanistan went in vain. Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic share their borders with China. India is now involved in a 21-month standoff with China. The summit reflects India’s growing engagement with Central Asian countries. They are the extended neighbourhoods of India.
20.Census conducted in Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga National Park is a Tiger Reserve and a World Heritage Site. This park has recently introduced water fowl.calculated. In 2021, the number of birds increased to 93,491. In 2020 it was 34,284. The number of birds has increased by 175% in one year. About 126 species were observed during the census. Point count method was used in the census. The census has reported 868 deer. This includes 173 males, 557 females and 138 year olds. Unfortunately, the deer population has decreased. Earlier this number was 907. The deer population in the park has declined mainly due to floods. 66,776 wetland birds have been reported in this count. Of this, 42,205 were counted in the national park area. 24,571 were counted in Burhachapori Wildlife Sanctuary and Laokhowa. Of all the animals, bar-headed geese were in greatest numbers. Headed geese were counted 16,552 times in this count. In addition, 5,631 Teal, 9,493 Northern Pintail and 2, 236 ferruginous ducks were reported. 40,000 hog deer were reported. They are the staple food for the tigers in the park. Apart from this 35 elephants were also seen. The first Kaziranga National Park census was conducted in 2019. About 11,500 aquatic birds were counted in this census.
21.KCR Kit Scheme by Telangana Government
This scheme has been launched by the Government of Telangana . It is a welfare scheme launched for mother and child . KCR kit is given to the mother after delivery . This kit includes 16 things that are needed to keep a newborn baby clean. The supply of this kit will meet the needs of the baby for up to three months. The kit includes diapers, napkins, toys, mosquito nets, baby powder, baby oil, baby soap and clothes. It was launched in 2017 by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao . In 2017, Telangana state government allocated Rs 605 crore for this scheme. This scheme has been in the news for some time on the allegations of corruption.is facing. The implementing officers have included those born in a private hospital in a fake manner under this scheme. The scheme is only for babies born in government hospitals and is not extended to private hospitals.
22.From the elixir of freedom to the golden India
The program ‘ From the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence to Golden India ‘ program started on 20 January 2022 . It was started by PM Modi . The program ‘From the Amrit Mahotsav of Freedom to the Golden India’ program marks the annual celebration of the nectar of freedom dedicated by the Brahma Kumaris . Under this initiative 15,000 programs and 30 campaigns will be organized. During the event, Grammy Award winner Ricky Reese will dedicate a song to the event. These programs will be organized in hospitals and medical colleges. The program will focus on wellness, spirituality and nutrition. It will also include conferences for doctors, cancer screening and medical camps. The Prime Minister launched the following seven initiatives during the event:
- Green Initiatives under Mera Bharat Swasth Bharat
- Self-reliant farmer initiative under self-reliant India
- Women: Flag Bearers of India
- A cycle rally on “Undiscovered India”
- Motor Bike Campaign on “United India”
- Initiatives under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
23.Asteroid 1994 PC1
Asteroid 1994 PC1 passed near Earth on 18 January 2022 . It passed a distance of 12 lakh miles . This is five times the distance between the Moon and Earth. Therefore, this asteroid did not cause any damage to the Earth. It is also known as “7482”. Its length is more than one kilometer. The speed of this asteroid is 45,000 miles per hour. It is a stony asteroid. It is placed in the category of potentially dangerous asteroid and is also placed under the near-Earth object category.
24.Icefish breeding colony discovered in Antarctica
Deep sea scientists have discovered an icefish breeding colony in the Weddell Sea of Antarctica . Scientific name of icefish Neopagrtopsis ionahIs. This species was discovered in February 2021. although, Their breeding nests were recently discovered. The blood of ice fish is transparent in colour. They do not have red blood cells. They do not have hemoglobin to carry oxygen. It is an evolutionary adaptation. They absorb oxygen through their skin. They are found at depths of 90 m to 200 m. The icefish breeding colonies (nests) were one foot wide. Each nest contained over a thousand eggs. Males protect nests from predators such as starfish until hatching. Males clean the nests from time to time. They use their long jaws to clean the nests. Each nest is guarded by a male ice fish. There are currently 60 million active nests. They are spread over 92 square miles in the Antarctic sea. It is the largest fish breeding colony discovered in the world. 60 of these nests,
25.India’s star female tennis player Sania Mirza announces retirement
India’s star female tennis player Sania Mirza has announced her retirement . 35-year-old Sania started her career in 2003 . He has said that this will be his last year on the tennis court. Earlier, Sania and her partner Nadia Kichenok crashed out of the Australian Open tennis tournament after losing in the first round of the women’s doubles tournament. However, in the mixed doubles of the Australian Open, Sania will present her challenge with Rajiv Ram of America. Sania is the only Indian woman player to reach the top 100 in women’s singles rankings.