1st January 2022 Current Affairs

1st January 2022 Current Affairs

1st January 2022 Current Affairs

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1. First Water Metro ferry handed over to Kochi Metro rail:

    • 50 seater
    • Handed over from Cochin Shipyard Limited to Kochi Metro Rail Limited

2. GST Council defers Tax rate increase on textiles:

    • From 12% to 5%

About GST:

    • Came into force on 1 July 2017
    • 5 Slabs: 0%, 5%, 12%, 18%, 28%
    • 101st Constitutional Amendment act
    • GST Council is chaired by Union Finance Minister

3. Jharkhand Government Empowers state’s Forest economy:

    • To create jobs and wealth through a sustainable development model

4. Telangana – India’s 1st state to complete 100% 1st dose COVID 19 vaccination.

5. Sahitya Academy Award:

    • The women writer Ambai (Original Name is C.S. Lakshmi) has won this year’s award
    • Awarded for her short story: Sivappu Kazhutthudan Oru Patchaiparavai
    • 4th women writer from Tamil Nadu to get the award

6. Bala Sahitya Puraskar Award:

    • Tamil writer: Murugesh
    • Ammavukku Magal Sonna Ulagin Mudhal Kadhai

7. BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) – Added Egypt as its 4th New Member

    • Following Bangladesh, the United Arab Emirates and Uruguay.

BRICS – NDB:

    • BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa
    • Founded: June 2006
    • 13th BRICS summit (2021) hosted by INDIA.
    • NDB: Founded 15th July 2014
    • NDB H.Q: Shanghai, China

8. SIBIR

    • New Nuclear Powered Ice breaker
    • Launched by RUSSIA

9. SOLAW 2021 REPORT:

      • The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the UN has launched
      • SOLAW – The State of the World’s land and water resources for food and Agriculture
      • Theme 2021: Systems at breaking point

10. Ramnath Goenka Award:

    • Won by Shiv Sahay Singh
    • Story: Death by Digital Exclusion

11. DIGI ZONE

    • Inaugurated by LIC
    • To enhance its digital Footprint

12. Concession of Rs.25 per litre petrol

    • Announced by the JHARKHAND government.
    • For motorcycles and scooter riders.

13. Dubai Globe Soccer Awards:

    • Maradona award: Robert Lewandowski
    • Men’s player of the year: Kylian Mbapp
    • Women’s player of the year: Alexia patellas
    • National Team of the year: Italy
    • Coach of the year: Roberto Mancini
    • Men’s Club of the year: Chelsea
    • Women’s club of the year: Barcelona
    • Top best scorer of all time: Cristiano Ronaldo

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