29th January 2022 Current Affairs

29th January 2022 Current Affairs

29th January 2022 Current Affairs

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29th January 2022 Current Affairs is provided below:

1. Philippines inks $375mn BrahMos missile deal:

  • This is the first export order for the missile.

About BrahMos:

  • It is a joint project between India and Russia.
  • Medium range ramjet supersonic cruise missile.
  • It is capable of being launched from land, sea, sub-sea and air against the surface and sea-based targets.
  • The missile range is 600 km.
  • Speed: Mach 4

2. NeoCov:

  • It is a new kind of coronavirus that is spreading among bats in South Africa.
  • Discovered by Chinese researchers.
  • The virus is closely related to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a viral disease first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012.

3. Anantha Nageswaran has been appointed as the new Chief Economic Advisor.

4. ADGMIN meeting:

  • 2nd ASEAN Digital Ministers (ADGMIN) meeting with India held on a virtual platform.
  • India – ASEAN Digital Work Plan 2022 has been approved at this meeting.
  • It is an annual meeting of Telecom ministers of 10 ASEAN countries – Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

5. Largest Electric Vehicle charging station:

  • National highway for electric vehicles inaugurated India’s largest electric vehicle charging station in Gurgaon, Haryana.

6. Book Launched:

  • Book Name: Operation Khatma
  • Author: R C Ganjoo and Aswini Bhatnagar

7. Gold Demand Trends 2021:

  • The report has been released by the World Gold Council.
  • The report says the global gold demand rose 10% in 2021 to 4,021.3 tonnes.
  • India’s gold consumption surged to 797.3 tonnes in 2021.

8. Data Privacy Day:

  • Observed on January 28.
  • Theme 2022: ‘Privacy Matters’

9. Book Launched:

  • Book Name: The $10 Trillion Dream
  • Author: Subash Chandra Garg

10. India beat China in Hockey Women’s Asia Cup and won the Bronze medal:

  • The match was held in Muscat, Oman.

11. World’s largest derivative exchange:

  • National Stock Exchange (NSE) has emerged as the world’s largest derivatives exchange in 2021 by the number of contracts traded.

About NSE:

  • Indices: NIFTY 50, NIFTY Next 50, NIFTY 500
  • HQ: Mumbai

12. Satyaprata Sahoo:

  • Tamil Nadu Chief Electoral Officer.
  • selected for the national award under the category of best-performing state.
  • In election management during the legislative assembly elections in the state during 2021.

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