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