14th & 15th January 2022 Current Affairs
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14th & 15th January 2022 Current Affairs is provided below.
1. Periyar Award and Ambedkar Award for 2021:
- Thirunavukkarasu – Periyar Award
- Chandru – Ambedkar Award
- The historian Thirunavukkarasu’s work, Needhi Katchi Varalaru, documents in two volumes the history of the justice party since its founding in 1916 until it was named Dravidar Kazhagam in 1944. He has also been commended for his works, Dravida Iyakka Vergal and Dravida Iyakka Thoongal.
2. 16th India Digital Summit 2022:
- Organised by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).
- Theme: Supercharging Startups
- Unveiled LEAP (Leverage, Encourage, Access & Promote) as the way forward for Startups.
3. ISRO successfully conducts qualification tests of cryogenic engines for ‘Gaganyaan’.
- 1st Human space mission will be launched in 2023.
- With this launch, India will become the 4th nation in the world to launch a human spaceflight mission after the USA, Russia and China.
4. Man gets genetically modified pig heart in world-first transplant:
- David Bennett, a U.S man has become the first person in the world to get a heart transplant from a genetically modified pig.
5. India grants a $900 mn loan to Sri Lanka to tackle the forex crisis.
6. Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan launches the country’s first-ever national security policy.
7. The Philippines approves the purchase of Brahmos cruise Missiles with India.
8. 74th Indian Army Day:
- India is celebrating the 74th Army day on Jan 15, 2022.
- To commemorate Lt. Gen. KM Cariappa took over as the first commander-in-chief of the Indian army.
9. 20th Dhaka international film festival begins on January 15-23, 2022 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
10. Republic Day celebrations will now begin every year from 23rd January instead of 24th January:
- The step was taken to include the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Subash Chandra Bose.
- The birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose is celebrated as “Parakram Divas” across the country.
11. Kachai Lemon Festival:
- Celebrated in Manipur.
- Kachai Lemon of Manipur has been accorded Geographical Indication Tag.
12. National Start-up Day:
- The government of India has decided to celebrate January 16 as National Startup day.
13. January 15 – Thiruvalluvar Day.
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