25th & 26th January 2022 Current Affairs
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25th & 26th January 2022 Current Affairs is provided below.
1. National Voters’ Day:
- 12th National Voters’ Day.
- Celebrated on January 25th since 2011.
- To mark the foundation day of the Election Commission Of India in 1950.
- My Vote is my Future- Power of One Vote, a national voter awareness contest was launched.
- Theme 2022: ‘Making our Elections Inclusive, Accessible and Participative.’
2. Padma Awards 2022 announced:
3. National Tourism Day:
- Observed on January 25th every year.
- Theme 2022: Rural and Community Centric Tourism.
4. Global Cybersecurity Outlook 2022 report:
- Released by World Economic Forum (WEF)
- Advances in Digitalization led to increasing Cyber incidents.
- WEF – H.Q – Geneva, Switzerland.
5. Best Film (Asian) Award:
- Indian Movie Koozhangal won the best film award.
- At the 20th Dhaka International Film Festival 2022 at Dhaka, Bangladesh.
- Director of the movie : P S Vinothraj.
6. Syed Modi International Badminton Championship 2022: PV Sindhu wins the title. The match was held at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
7. New Chairman to PMLA:
- Vinodanand Jha has been appointed as the chairman of the prevention of money laundering act adjudicating authority.
- PMLA was enacted in 2002.
- It is a 3 member body.
8. International Cricket Council awards 2021:
- ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year – Smriti Mandana (India)
- ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year – Shaheen Afridi ( Pakistan)
9. CSIR-Central drug research institute develops an Omicron testing kit named “OM”.
10. PASCHIM LEHAR (XPL-2022):
- The joint maritime exercise was conducted by the Western Naval Command of India.
- To enhance the Interservice synergy among the Indian Navy, Indian Army and Coast Guard.
11. India’s 1st Graphene Innovation Centre:
- To be established at Thrissur, Kerala.
- Allotrope of carbon.
- The thinnest and Strongest material in the world.
- Consists of a single layer of atoms arranged in a two-dimensional honeycomb lattice nanostructure.
- Good chemical stability, high electrical conductivity and lightweight.
- It has the potential to replace Indium and it will lower the cost of OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) screens in smartphones.
12. Corruptions Perceptions Index 2021:
- Released by Transparency International.
- India ranked 85 out of 180 countries
- 1st rank: Denmark, Finland and New Zealand
- Followed by Norway in the 4th rank.
13. Cucumber and Gherkins:
- India becomes the World’s largest exporter of Cucumber and Gherkins.
- Gherkin is also known as a Pickled cucumber.
14. World’s Fastest AI Supercomputer:
- Facebook Parent ‘Meta” has developed an Artificial Intelligence(AI) supercomputer i.e Research Supercluster(RSC).
15. Film ‘Jai Bhim’ and ‘Marakkar’ nominated for Oscars 2022:
- Jai Bhim – Directed by TJ Gnanavel.
- A brave activist lawyer fights for justice when a poor tribal man, who gets falsely accused of robbery, goes missing from the police custody.
- Marakkar – Directed by Priyadarshan
- Kunjali Marakkar IV becomes a legendary navel chief while waging an epic war against the Portuguese on behalf of the Kingdom of Cochin.
16. India’s first woman Rafale fighter jet pilot part of IAF tableau:
- Shivangi Singh was part of the Indian Air Force tableau at the Republic Day Parade 2022.
- She is the only 2nd woman fighter jet pilot to be part of the IAF tableau.
- In 2021, Flight Lieutenant Bhawna Kanth became the first female fighter jet pilot to be part of the IAF tableau.
17. Former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and the famous singing legend Sandhya Mukherjee refuse their Padma award.
18. 4th Tiger Reserve of Rajasthan:
- Ramgarh Wildlife sanctuary is set to be notified as to the 4th tiger reserve of Rajasthan.
19. International Customs Day:
- Observed on January 26th every year.
- Theme 2022: Scaling up Customs Digital Transformation by Embracing a Data Culture and Building a Data Ecosystem.
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