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.
- 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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