12th January 2022 Current Affairs
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12th January 2022 Current Affairs is provided below.
1. Universal Basic Income for TN:
- CM’s Economic Advisory Council Member, Arvind Subramanian favours universal basic income for Tamil Nadu.
- He says it will help complete the social safety net project of the State.
What is Universal Basic Income?
- It is a government program in which every adult citizen receives a set amount of money regularly.
2. PM inaugurates 11 new medical colleges and a new campus of Central Institute of Classical Tamil (CICT) in Tamil Nadu:
- 11 New Medical Colleges: Virudhunagar, Namakkal, The Nilgiris, Tiruppur, Thiruvallur, Nagapattinam, Dindigul, Kallakurichi, Ariyalur, Ramanathapuram and Krishnagiri.
- CICT in Chennai.
3. National Youth Day:
- Observed on Jan 12 every year.
- Theme 2022: It’s all in the mind
- On the 159th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.
- PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 25th National Youth Festival in Puducherry.
- Observed since 1985.
- Swami Vivekananda born on jan 12, 1863.
4. Alikhan Smailov was appointed as Kazakhstan’s New Prime Minister.
- Indomitable: A Working Woman’s Notes on Life, Work and Leadership, the autobiography of Arundhati Bhattacharya.
About Arundhati Bhattacharya:
- First-ever woman chairperson of the State Bank of India and a Fortune 500 company.
6. 79th edition of Golden Globe Awards Announced:
- Jane Campion – won the best director motion picture for “The Power of the Dog”.
- Actor Will Smith – Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his performance in “King Richard”.
- Nicole Kidman – Best Actress – for her performance in “Being the Ricardo”.
- Michaela Jae Rodriguez – Best Television Actress – 1st transgender actress to win a Golden Globe.
7. Mission Amanat:
- Launched by Indian Railways Railway Protection Force.
- To track the lost belongings of passengers.
8. Henley Passport Index:
- India – 83rd position, climbing 7 places from 90th rank in 2021.
- Japan and Singapore top the index.
9. Daniel Ortega was sworn in as President for the fourth term in Nicaragua.
- Nicaragua is the largest country in the Central American isthmus, bordered by Honduras, the Caribbean, Costa Rica and the Pacific Ocean.
- Capital – Managua.
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