12th January 2022 Current Affairs

12th January 2022 Current Affairs

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.

5. Autobiography:

  • 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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