South Africa launches first ‘Made in Africa’ satellite


1.Nusantara will be Indonesia’s new capital

Indonesia is going to change its new capital. This is East Kalimantan . It is now called Nusantara . Jakarta was earlier the capital of Indonesia. East Kalimantan is located on the island of Borneo . The plan to shift the capital here was announced in 2019. It was announced by President Joko Widodo.had done Jakarta has been the capital of Indonesia since 1949. Jakarta is facing environmental and financial issues. Pollution is increasing in Jakarta. It is consistently ranked as one of the most polluted cities in the world. Jakarta is in the island of Java. And Nusantara is in the island of Borneo. The size of the island of Borneo is larger than the island of Java. Currently, Jakarta is a densely populated city. This is increasing the burden to be borne by the Indonesian government. In addition, Jakarta is sinking. By 2050, most of Jakarta is expected to go under water. The main reason for this is that Jakarta is surrounded by many rivers. These rivers are prone to frequent floods. Several cities in Jakarta sank by 10.7 centimeters between 2019 and 2020.

2.Telangana: ‘Mana Ooru Mana Bari’ program

The ‘ Mana Ooru Mana Bari ‘ program was started by the Government of Telangana . This program will build the school infrastructure in the state . It will be implemented at a cost of Rs 7,289 crore . More than 19.84 lakh children will be benefited from this programme. In the first phase, this program will be started in 9,123 local body schools and government schools. The permission to build infrastructure under this program will be granted by the respective district collectors. This program will be conducted by the Management Committees constituted in the respective schools.

3.”Great Residence” in America and European Countries

Recently , after Kovid-19 , a large number of people are exiting their jobs by adopting the principle of ” antiwork “, especially in America and European countries . A record 4.3 million people resigned in August 2021, an increase of 2,42,000 from July, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) . American psychologist Anthony Klotz called it ” Great RecognitionThis is a call for re-alignment of priorities in the work-life equation. Those out of work are primarily those in the retail and hospitality sectors who were willing to change jobs or re-evaluate their options. Many countries in Central and Eastern Europe have reported a decline in the skilled labor force, although this may be due to strong social safety nets. Surviving and coping with pandemics and lockdowns has forced many to lead a ‘work-free’ life. Looks like a viable option.

4.Sumit Bhale won gold medal in International Folk Art Festival

Lavani artist from Maharashtra , Sumit Bhale of Phulbari taluka has won gold medal at International Folk Art Festival in Dubai . With his stellar performances, Maharashtra’s Vaibhav has been widely appreciated on the international stage. Lavani is a genre of music popular in Maharashtra and is a combination of traditional song and dance, typically performed to the beat of the dholki, a percussion instrument.

5.Twitter launches “Aware Voter” campaign

Recently, to empower voters, Twitter has called ” Aware Voters “.Ahead of the 2022 assembly elections in Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Goa and Manipur, Twitter on Thursday announced a slew of initiatives under the ‘Aware Voter’ campaign, aimed at helping citizens ‘before casting their vote’ Powered by an open internet, these firsts are directed not only to ensure voter turnout, but also help ensure that voters complete the election, according to a Twitter press release. Join the process and let’s all play the role of an ‘Aware Voter’. Other initiatives taken by Twitter include the launch of a customized emoji supported with a “Notification & Reminder Mechanism”,Twitter has expanded its dedicated search prompt, powered by the Election Commission of India (@ECISVEEP), to allow voters to voluntarily sign-up for polling start day reminders, to help people search for reliable and authoritative sources. To provide real-time updates and developments on elections.

6.Report of Justice Hema Committee

In February 2017 , the leading female actress of the Malayalam film industry (Mollywood) was abducted and sexually assaulted by a group of men in a film . Actress collaborator and lead actor Dileepwas named as the accused/conspirator who paid for the sexual harassment and commission of the offence. In this, about 20 witnesses turned away from the prosecution in view of the influence of the accused and recently a new case has been registered. The incident, however, gave rise to a series of complaints by female actresses, bringing to light the harassment of other female actors. At the same time a memorandum (to throw light on the discrimination and harassment faced by female actors in Mollywood) was submitted by the ‘Women in Cinema Collective’. This committee was constituted on July 01, 2017 and after two years on December 31, 2019, a 5000 page report was submitted. Since then, the report has been classified as “confidential” due to the ‘sensitivity’ of the information contained therein. is kept. RTI requests for disclosure of the report have been rejected. As per the recent reports, the recommendations of the committee are presently being analysed.

7.Streets for People and Nurturing Neighborhood Challenge

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) announced eleven winning cities for the Streets for People Challenge and ten winning cities for the pilot phase of the Nurturing Neighborhood Challenge . The Streets for People Challenge is a one-of-a-kind design competition led by cities. The competition supports cities across the country to develop an integrated vision of roads for the people in consultation with stakeholders and citizens. The Nurturing Neighborhood Challenge is a three-year program that aims to work with Indian cities and other partners to improve public space, mobility, neighborhood planning, access to early childhood services and facilities for all, and data management of urban agencies across various standards and methods to support.

8.Jio becomes first telecom company to launch UPI autopay

National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and Reliance Jio have announced that UPI Autopay is now introduced for the telecom industry with Jio. Jio’s integration with UPI Autopay has made it the first player in the telecom industry to go live with the unique e-mandate feature launched by NPCI. Using UPI Autopay launched by NPCI, customers can now enable recurring e-mandate using any UPI application for recurring payments like Mobile Bills, Electricity Bills, EMI Payments, Entertainment/OTT Subscriptions, Insurance, Mutual Funds can do.

9.South Africa launches first ‘Made in Africa’ satellite

South Africa has launched its first satellite constellation developed entirely in the continent of Africa . As part of American aerospace company SpaceX ‘s Transporter-3 mission , three locally produced nanosatellites, which make up the nation’s first Maritime Domain Awareness Satellite (MDASat) constellation, were launched from Cape Canaveral in the United States. were launched. Transporter-3, SpaceX’s third dedicated rideshare mission, carried a total of 105 spacecraft for various organizations and governments, including CubeSats, Microsats, PocketCubes and Orbital Transfer Vehicles.

10.Mrs World 2022: Mrs America Shaylyn Ford takes the crown

Shaylyn Ford , 37 , was crowned as the winner of Mrs World 2022 . He was crowned by the outgoing Queen of Ireland, Kate Schneider. Mrs Jordan Jaclyn Stapp and Mrs UAE Debanjali Kamstra were the runners-up. Shailene Ford represented America in the competition and competed with 57 other competitors from around the world to claim the title. This is the 8th time a US representative has won the Mrs. World title.

11.India’s Navdeep Kaur wins Best National Dress award in Mrs World 2022 contest

India’s Navdeep Kaur has won the Best National Dress award at the prestigious Mrs World 2022 pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada . She is the winner of Mrs India World 2021 , representing the country in Mrs World 2022. Navdeep hails from a small town near Rourkela, the Steel City of Odisha. The “avant garde” dress was inspired by the Kundalini chakra, which “symbolizes the movement of energy in the chakras of the body from the base to the spine through the crown”. The cobra embellishment on the shoulder was added to represent the “mysterious serpent native to India”, while the golden color was chosen as it represents novelty, power and glory.

12.Defense Ministry sets up Defense Pension Grievance Redressal Portal

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has launched an online Defense Pension Grievance Redressal Portal (Raksha Pension Shikayat Nivaran Portal) to resolve pension related grievances of Ex-Servicemen (ESM) and their dependents .is established. The portal will allow them to file complaints directly with the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare (DESW), he said on the occasion of Armed Forces Veterans Day. The minister also announced that DESW has allocated Rs 320 crore to the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund (AFFDF) to maintain all the backlog of pending applications for welfare schemes, especially education and marriage grants for widows or dependent children of ESMs. be completed. The Minister also said that the Directorate General of Rehabilitation has issued 22,278 job letters to civil life ESMs in Government Sector/PSUs/Banks and Private Sector during the year April 2021- December 2021- 7,898 to newly retired/first time entrants. Job letter included.

13.MobiKwik launches ‘Clickpay’ in association with NBBL

One of India’s largest mobile wallets MobiKwik and Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) fintech companies have launched ‘ ClickPay ‘ for their customers in association with NPCI Bharat Billpay Limited (NBBL) .‘ Launched. This feature enables MobiKwik customers to pay recurring online bills (such as mobile, gas, water, electricity, DTH, insurance and loan EMIs) with ease, eliminating the need to remember personal bill details and due dates. ClickPay is a two-step payment facility in which billers generate a unique payment link within the bill-pay message, allowing customers to pay directly on the payment page. MobiKwik is focused on providing a simple and secure payment platform to the Indian middle class population to make daily life payments.

14.Axis Bank and CRMNEXT win IBSi Innovation Awards 2021

Axis Bank and CRMNEXT Solutions won the IBS Intelligence (IBSi) Global Fintech Innovation Awards 2021 for ” Best CRM (Customer Relationship Management) System Implementation ” . It is one of the most prominent awards for global bankers and IT (Information Technology) consultants across the globe. Axis Bank implemented CRMNEXT for sales and service modernization and also enables smart lead processing, automated routing, complete tracking and visibility. It has identified and honored technology players and banks for excellence in banking technology implementation and innovations using emerging technologies.

15.Dubai opens its Infinity Bridge to traffic for the first time

The iconic ‘ Infinity Bridge ‘ in Dubai , United Arab Emirates was formally opened to traffic for the first time on 16 January 2022. Its design resembles the mathematical symbol for infinity (∞). It represents the limitless, infinite goals of Dubai. It has six lanes in each direction and a combined 3-metre track for pedestrians and cyclists. It is 300 meters long and 22 meters wide. It improves the link between Deira and Bur Dubai.

16.Best FIFA Football Awards 2021 announced

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2021 ceremony to crown outstanding players for outstanding achievement in football was held virtually in Zurich, Switzerland . Spain midfielder Alexia Putellas and Poland/Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski were awarded the best FIFA players in women’s and men’s football respectively . Lewandowski won the Best FIFA Men’s Player award for the second year in a row, after receiving the first in 2020.

17.Russia’s Aslan Karatsev wins Sydney Tennis Classic

In tennis, Aslan Karatsev defeated Andy Murray 6–3, 6–3 to win the men’s singles title in the Sydney Tennis Classic final, and claim his third ATP Tour title. The women’s singles title was claimed by Spanish world number 9 Paula Badosa , who defeated Barbora Krejcikova 6-3 4-6 7-6 (4) to capture her third career title.

18.9th Women’s National Ice Hockey Championship-2022 begins

In Himachal Pradesh , the 9th Women’s National Ice Hockey Championship -2022 was inaugurated at Ice Skating Rink, Kaza, Lahaul Spiti District.done in. For the first time in the state, ice hockey competition and development camp is being organized at the national level. Teams from Himachal Pradesh, Telangana, Ladakh, ITBP Ladakh, Chandigarh and Delhi are participating in this mega event. The championship was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of the state Jai Ram Thakur. For the first time in the state, ice hockey competition and development camp is being organized at the national level. In 2019, the first Basic Ice Hockey ten-day coaching camp was organized at Kaza by the State Youth Services and Sports Department in association with Ladakh Women’s Ice Hockey Foundation. The state government has already announced a high altitude sports center at Kaza at an estimated cost of Rs 16 crore.

19.NDRF celebrated its 17th Raising Day on 19 January 2022

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) celebrates its Raising Day every year on 19 January , it is January 19, 2006.had come into existence. In 2022, NDRF is celebrating its 17th Raising Day. There are 12 battalions of NDRF located in different parts of the country and it comprises of 13,000 NDRF personnel who work for building a safe country. NDRF has earned a good name and fame nationally and internationally with its selfless service and unmatched professionalism in disaster management. NDRF has saved more than one lakh lives in its 3100 operations and rescued/rescued more than 6.7 lakh people during disasters. The NDRF is an Indian special force under the National Disaster Management Authority, constituted under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 for special response to disaster situations.

20.Former Japanese Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu passes away

Former Prime Minister of Japan Toshiki Kaifu has died in Japan at the age of 91. He served as the PM from 1989 to 1991. He is best known for sending Maritime Self-Defense Forces to the Persian Gulf in 1991. After the Gulf War, Japanese Self Defense Forces were deployed to the Gulf region to conduct minesweeping operations during Kaifu’s tenure.