21st January 2022 Current Affairs
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21st January 2022 Current Affairs is provided below:
1. 4th Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation:
- Organised by the Government of Malaysia and Global Tiger Forum.
- India is one of the founding members of the Global Tiger Forum.
2. Banking on Electric Vehicles in India Report:
- Released by NITI Aayog, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and RMI India.
- It recommends the inclusion of EVs in the RBI’s Priority Sector lending guidelines.
3. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s grand statue is to be installed at India Gate. Prime Minister to unveil Netaji’s Hologram statue on his birth anniversary on 23rd January.
4. New Rain Frog species discovered:
- Discovered in Panama.
- Pristimantis gretathunbergae, named after Greta Thunberg.
- Greta Thunberg is the Swedish Climate Activist.
5. New Book released:
- Book Name: The Legend of Birsa Munda
- Author: Tuhin A Sinha and Co-authored by Ankita Verma.
6. Kokborok day:
- Tripura celebrates 44th Kokborok day on 19th January 2022.
- Also known as Tripuri Language Day.
- The Kokborok language, the official language of Tripura, is also known as Tripuri or Tiprakok.
- Kokborok is not yet included in the 8th schedule of the Indian constitution.
7. Albert Bourla, Chairman and CEO of Pfizer, won the 2022 Genesis Prize.
- He has been awarded for his efforts in leading the development of a covid 19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech covid 19 vaccine)
8. Gen Manoj Pande appointed as next Indian Army Vice Chief:
- Indian Army Chief : Manoj Mukund Naravane
9. 1st BRICS Sherpas meeting of 2022 held under the Chinese Chairship.
10. Best National Costume Award:
- Won by India’s Navdeep Kaur at the prestigious Mrs World 2022 Pageant in Nevada, Las Vegas.
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