13th January 2022 Current Affairs
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13th January 2022 Current Affairs is provided below.
1. ISRO – New Chairman:
- Somnath has been appointed as the Chairman of ISRO.
- He played a major role in the development of the PSLV and GSLV Mk-III.
- Estb: 15th August 1969
- Q: Bengaluru.
2. FTA Negotiations:
- India and UK launch Free Trade Agreement Negotiations.
- Proposed FTA expected to help double bilateral trade by 2030.
- FTA to give a major fillip to Indian exports in labour-intensive sectors like Leather, Textile, Jewellery and Processed Agri-products.
3. Maritime partnership exercise between ships of the Indian Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force.
4. India State of Forest Report 2021:
- Prepared by Forest Survey of India (FSI)
- Area wise Madhya Pradesh has the largest forest cover in the country.
- The maximum increase in the forest cover in Andhra Pradesh is followed by Telangana and Odisha.
- 17 States/UT’s have above 33% of the geographical area under forest cover.
- Total mangrove cover in the country has been increased.
5. PM Modi inaugurated the MSME Technology centre and Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Manimandapam in Puducherry during the inauguration event of the 25th National Youth festival in Puducherry.
6. Chennai International Airport – 8th Rank:
- Report: “The On-Time Performance Review 2021 Airlines and Airports”.
- Released by Cirium.
- It is the only Indian Airport to enter the top 10 positions on the list.
7. The biography of Ratan N Tata, titled “Ratan N. Tata: The Authorized Biography “ authored by Dr Thomas Mathew.
8. The committee headed by Indu Malhotra:
- Appointed by the Supreme court.
- 4 member committee.
- To probe prime minister Modi’s security breach incident in Punjab.
9. Gateway to Hell:
- It is the raging flames, burning for five decades in a large natural gas crater in Turkmenistan.
- Also known as ‘Door to Hell’, ‘Shining of Karakum’.
- This crater is located in the Karakum desert.
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