24th January 2022 Current Affairs

24th January 2022 Current Affairs

24th January 2022 Current Affairs

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24th January 2022 Current Affairs is provided below:

1. Environmental Emergency:

  • “Peru”, declares an environmental emergency following an oil spill.
  • Caused by freak waves from a volcanic eruption near “Tonga” unleashed tsunami waves around the pacific.

2. BALBIR:

  • Delivery of 50-ton bollard pull tug BALBIR
  • To naval dockyard Visakhapatnam.
  • Manufactured by Hindustan Shipyard Ltd.
  • 4th tug in the series.
  • The remaining three tugs are Veeran, Balraj, and Balram.

3. Def Expo 2022:

  • 12th edition.
  • Hosted by Ministry of Defence
  • At Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • Theme 2022: “India-The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub”.

4. Archaeologist and epigraphist Nagaswamy Passed away:

  • The first director of the Department of Archaeology
  • Born at Kodumudi in Erode district.

5. National Girl Child Day:

  • On January 24 every year.
  • First initiated in 2008.
  • Ministry of Women and Child Development.

6. Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2022:

  • 29 children have been conferred.
  • From Tamilnadu 2 children won this award.
  • Vishalini N C (Innovation Category) and Aswatha Biju (Innovation Category)

7. Vikas Engine:

  • ISRO Successfully tests the Vikas engine in Mahendragiri, Tamilnadu.
  • Vikas engine – it would power India’s first human carry rocket (Gaganyaan Human space mission).

8. Para-badminton academy:

  • India’s first para-badminton academy has been set up in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
  • It will improve India’s medal prospects at the 2024 Paralympics to be held in Paris, France.

9. International Day of Education:

  • Observed on 24th January.
  • Since 2019
  • This is the 4th year to celebrate.
  • The theme for 2022: Changing Course, Transforming Education.

10. District Good Governance Index:

  • It is India’s first District good governance index.
  • Launched in Jammu and Kashmir.

11. The Union Agriculture Ministry announces a 40 to 100 per cent subsidy to popularise drones in agriculture.

12. Neptune Strike 22:

  • It is a maritime exercise performed by NATO members in the Mediterranean Sea.

About NATO:

  • North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
  • HQ: Brussels, Belgium
  • Estb: 4th April 1949
  • Members:30

13. 4th Police Commission:

  • Tamilnadu Government has constituted the fourth police commission which is headed by C.T. Selvam.
  • To examine measures towards the welfare of the police personnel and various other aspects related to policing.

14. New Jallikattu arena:

  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister has announced that a new Jallikattu arena with world-class facilities would be built at Alanganallur, Madurai.

15. Netaji Award 2022:

  • Former PM Shinzo Abe honoured this award.
  • The award is given by Netaji Research Bureau.

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