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.
- Founded in 1971
- Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland.
3. Hindi Actress Harshaali Malhotra receives the 12th Bharat Ratna Dr Ambedkar Award 2022.
- 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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