20th January 2022 Current Affairs

20th January 2022 Current Affairs

20th January 2022 Current Affairs

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20th January 2022 Current Affairs is provided below:

1. Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Foundation Day:

  • 147th foundation day
  • Estb: 14th January 1875
  • On this foundation day, it launched India’s 1st Climate Hazard and Vulnerability Atlas.

 2. Vikram Dev Dutt:

  • Appointed as Chief and Managing director of Air India.
  • Approved by the Appointments Committee of the cabinet.

3. Postal Ballot vote allowed:

  • The election commission of India has allowed journalists to cast their votes through postal ballot.
  • Regulated under the Representative of People’s Act of 1951.

Eligible for postal ballot vote:

  • Armed forces, Voters on election duty, Voters above 80 years of age of PWD, Voters under preventive detention.

4. Artificial Moon:

  • Developed by China.
  • After China’s artificial Sun reached temperature 5 times hotter than the sun.
  • It will help them in conducting low-gravity environments using magnetism.

5. World Employment Social Outlook report:

  • Released by International Labour Organisation (ILO)
  • Projected global unemployment of 207 million in 2022
  • Almost 21 million more than in 2019.

6. India’s “Supermom” tigress passed away:

  • Popularly known as ‘Collarwali’
  • Died at Pench Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Its official name given was T-15
  • This tigress was known for giving birth to 29 cubs during her lifetime.

7. Digital Government Mission:

  • Initiated by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
  • To speed up citizen Services Delivery
  • Through the help of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

8. “SAATHI” Mobile App:

  • Launched by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
  • For investor education and awareness about the basic concepts of the securities market.

About SEBI:

  • Estb: 12th April 1988
  • HQ : Mumbai.
  • Chairman: Ajay Tyagi

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