16th January 2022 Current Affairs

16th January 2022 Current Affairs

16th January 2022 Current Affairs

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16th January 2022 Current Affairs is provided below. 

1. India celebrates 1st National Start-up day:

  • January 16
  • Purple Revolution is Jammu and Kashmir contribution to the start-up India initiative.
  • Aroma/lavender cultivation has become a popular option in farming for agricultural start-ups in J&K.
  • Startup India was launched by prime minister Modi in 2016.

2. World Economic Forum released 17th edition of Global risks report 2022:

  • The report is published ahead of the online Davos Agenda Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • The report states that widespread youth disillusionment and digital inequality are among the top 5 risks for India.

About WEF:

  • Founded in 1971
  • Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland.

3. Hindi Actress Harshaali Malhotra receives the 12th Bharat Ratna Dr Ambedkar Award 2022.

4. MDASat:

  • South Africa launches 1st indigenously developed Satellite Constellation.
  • Maritime Domain Awareness Satellite.

5. Ganga Sagar Mela 2022:

  • It is the biggest fair in eastern India.
  • 2nd biggest fair in India after the Kumbh Mela.
  • It was inaugurated by West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee at the Sagar island of West Bengal.

6. India’s oldest sloth bear passed away:

  • Gulabo, the oldest female sloth bear passed away at Van Vihar National Park.
  • The park is located in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
  • IUCN LIST: VULNERABLE
  • Also called as ‘labiated bear’
  • Its range includes India, temperate climatic zones of Bhutan and Sri Lanka and the Terai region of Nepal.

7. Kalaignar Memorial Library:

  • TN chief minister M.K. Stalin unveiled the foundation stone in Madurai.

8. World Logic Day – 14th January

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