27th & 28th January 2022 Current Affairs
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27th & 28th January 2022 Current Affairs is provided below.
1. India-Central Asia Virtual Summit:
- India hosted the 1st India-Central Asia Virtual summit.
- Attended by the presidents of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
- It coincided with the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Central Asian countries.
2. Noted Indian Hockey Player Charanjit Singh passed away.
3. Tamarind Maniac:
- Grassroots innovator from Karnataka.
- Popular as ‘tamarind maniac’
- Selected for Padma Shri for 2022
- His prominent innovations include a device to separate tamarind seeds, a ploughing blade manufacturing machine, etc.
4. Author Ruskin Bond has come up with a new book ‘A Little Book of India: Celebrating 75 years of Independence’.
5. International Holocaust Remembrance Day:
- Observed on 27th January every year.
- Theme 2022: Memory, Dignity and Justice.
6. 30th Anniversary:
- India and Israel have launched a commemorative logo to mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
7. Najafgarh Jheel:
- Located along the borders of Delhi and Haryana.
- Transboundary wetland.
- Aims to rejuvenate the wetland.
8. Plastic Park:
- At Ganjimutt, Mangaluru, Karnataka.
- These are industrial zones.
- Play a key role in the growth of machinery supplies, plastic manufacturing and plastic recycling.
- In Tamilnadu, it is present at Voyallur in the Thiruvallur district.
9. Adi Badri Dam:
- The governments of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh have signed an agreement to build the dam.
- It will rejuvenate the mythical Saraswathi river.
10. INS Khukri:
- Has been Decommissioned.
- Indigenous surface to surface missile fitted vessel.
- Handed over to Diu administration.
- To be developed as a Museum.
11. New Lizard Species:
- Named Protoblepharus Apatani
- Discovered at Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh.
12. Veteran Kathakali dancer and Padma awardee Milena Salvini passed away. Kathakali is a state dance of Kerala.
13. New Book launched:
- Book Name: Liberty After Freedom
- Author: Rohan J Alva
14. Brain Health Initiative:
- Launched by Karnataka
- 1st of its kind in India to train doctors in Mental Healthcare.
- It aims to help people to cope with mental health issues.
15. India has paid USD 29.9million in UN regular budget assessments for the year 2022.
- India is currently a non-permanent member of the 15 nation security council.
16. TX2 award:
- Sathyamangalam Tiger reserve (Erode district, Tamilnadu) has been given the prestigious TX2 award after its tiger numbers doubled to 80.
- Bardia National Park in Nepal has also won the award for doubling the population of wild tigers.
- The award is presented by the World Wildlife Fund(WWF).
- WWF: H.Q – Gland, Switzerland.
17. NIPER Portal:
- National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER).
- Launched by the union minister of chemicals and fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya.
- The portal has been created with the aim to disseminate information about all the NIPERs and their research activities.
18. 157th birth anniversary:
- Lala Lajpat Rai’s 157th birth anniversary is on 28th January.
- Born in 1865 in the Ludhiana district of Punjab.
- He was given the title of ‘Punjab Kesari’ and ‘Lion of Punjab’.
- His writings include:
- The Story of My Deportation – 1908
- Arya Samaj – 1915
- Young India – 1916
- Unhappy India – 1928
19. Union Minister of Culture Meenakshi Lekhi released a pictorial book of India’s Women Unsung Heroes of Freedom Struggle. It contains the stories of queens who battled colonial powers in the struggle against imperial rule.
20. India – Israel:
- Agree to further enhance cooperation in the agricultural sector.
- 75 villages are being taken to convert into villages of Excellence to commemorate the 75th year of India’s Independence.
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