17th January 2022 Current Affairs
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17th January 2022 Current Affairs is provided below
1. Open Data Week:
- Launched by Smart Cities Mission and Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
- From 17th Jan 2022 to 21st Jan 2022
- To encourage the adoption of open data and promote innovation across India’s urban ecosystem.
2. MSME Pavilion and Khadi India film inaugurated at Dubai Expo:
- The World Expo 2020 Dubai is being held with the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating Future”.
3. Padma Shri awardee and Social activist Shanti Devi Passed away:
- Also known as Lugdi Devi
- Known for her dedication towards the underprivileged community and restoring peace in the Maoist affected areas in Odisha.
- Common Services Centres(CSC) has launched the “Yogayata” mobile phone application.
- It will provide vocational education and skill enhancement opportunities to youth and citizens in rural areas.
5. Noted environmentalist M K Prasad passes away:
- He was a guiding force behind the national movement against the Kerala government’s move to set up a hydropower project in Silent Valley in Palakkad district in the 1970s.
- Passing exercise conducted between Indian Navy and Russian Navy in the Arabian Sea.
7. World’s largest Khadi National Flag displayed at “Longewala”:
- To celebrate Army day on January 15th.
- It was displayed at Longewala, along the India – Pakistan Border in Jaisalmer.
8. India’s first sanitary-napkin free village:
- Kumbalanghi village in Kerala.
- It is a part of the “Avalkayi” initiative.
- It is implemented as a part of the Pradhan Mantri Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana.
- The village is also the first eco-tourism village in India.
9. Goalkeeper Savita Punia named captain of India women’s Hockey team:
- Lead India at the upcoming women’s Asia cup in Muscat.
10. Tasnim Mir became the first Indian to grab world no.1 in Badminton U-19 Girls Singles.
11. Indian Badminton player “Lakshya Sen” has defeated world champion, Loh Kean Yew of Singapore, in the men’s Singles final of India Open 2022 to secure his maiden “Super 500 title”.
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