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.
- 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.
- North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
- HQ: Brussels, Belgium
- Estb: 4th April 1949
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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