18th January 2022 Current Affairs

18th January 2022 Current Affairs

18th January 2022 Current Affairs

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18th January 2022 Current Affairs is provided below

1. Wallenberg Prize:

  • Vincent Raj Arokiasamy, also known as A.Kathir
  • Founder of Evidence, an NGO based in Madurai
  • Awarded the council of Europe’s Raoul Wallenberg Prize.
  • The award recognises his determination in bringing a meaningful change in the lives of the Dalits.

2. Coal-to-Methanol Plant:

  • India’s first Coal to Methanol pilot plant was launched in the Hyderabad unit of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL).
  • First of its kind technology demonstration in India.
  • Converts high ash containing Indian coal to methanol through the gasification route.

3. New book released:

  • Book: “Bose The Untold Story of an inconvenient nationalist”
  • Author: Chandrachur Ghose

4. Padma Vibhushan Awardee and Kathak Dancer – Birju Maharaj Passed Away:

About Kathak Dance:

  • Indian Classical Dance.
  • Origin: Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan

5. Inequality Kills report:

  • Released by Oxfam India.
  • India was described as a ‘very unequal country
  • The top 10 people in India hold 57 per cent of the wealth.

6. Mrs World 2022:

  • Mrs America Shaylyn Ford takes the crown.
  • Crowned by the outgoing queen Kate Schneider from Ireland.

7. Food Corporation of India Foundation Day:

  • 58th foundation day.
  • Estb: 14th January 1965
  • It is a statutory body under the Food Corporations Act 1964.
  • Comes under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.

8. Awards:

  • Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Award – Kumari Ananthan
  • Thiruvalluvar Award – Meenakshi Sundaram
  • Meenakshi Sundaram is currently the president of All-India Tamil Sanga Peravai.

9. New Drugs for Covid 19:

  • Interleukin-6 (IL-6) and Baricitinib in combination with corticosteroids
  • Recommended by the World Health Organisation.
  • However, the usage of both drugs at the same time is not recommended.

10. Missile Bomber:

  • Tupolev Tu-160M – unveiled by the Russian Defense force.
  • It is also known as “White Swan”.
  • Largest and heaviest Mach 2+ military bomber built in the world.

11. Water Purification:

  • IIT Alumni has developed an Artificial Intelligence-driven Startup for water purification through innovative technology.

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