2nd January 2022 Current Affairs

2nd January 2022 Current Affairs

2nd January 2022 Current Affairs

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1. India gifts 5 lakh doses of Covaxin to Afghanistan:

    • Wheat and medicines also are sent as part of the humanitarian aid programme to the Taliban – ruled country.

2. New Coast Guard Chief:

    • S. PATHANIA took over as the 24th Director General(DG) of the Indian Coast guard.
    • 23rd DG – Krishnaswamy Natarajan.

3. Japan launches communication satellite:

    • The H-2A rocket launched the huge Inmarsat-6 F1 communication satellite into orbit.
    • The H-2A has also sent Japan’s Hayabusa2 asteroid sample return mission in 2014 and UAE’s Hope Mars orbited in 2020.

4. Telangana tops in implementation of Rurban Mission:

    • Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM) – to stimulate local economic development.
    • Tamilnadu and Gujarat took second and third positions respectively.

5. Japan introduces the world’s first dual-mode vehicle:

    • It can run on roads as well as rail tracks.
    • Carry  to 21 passengers
    • Runs at a speed of 60km/hr on rail tracks and 100km/hr on roads.

6. The US cuts duty free trade program:

    • The U.S cuts Ethiopia, Mali, and Guinea from access to a duty-free trade program.
    • Ethiopia – due to alleged human rights violations in the Tigray region.
    • Mali and Guinea – due to recent coups.

7. Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi lays the foundation stone of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University at Meerut in Uttar Pradesh.

8. New Secretary – Ministry of Steel

    • Sanjay Kumar Singh assumed charge.
    • Succeeds Shri. P.K. Tripathi

9. France becomes 6th country to top 10 million COVID-19 infections:

    • It joined the U.S, India, Brazil, Britain, and Russia have had more than 10 million cases.

10. 100- Day Reading Campaign – ‘Padhe Bharat’:

    • Launched on Jan 1, 2022
    • Launched by Union Education Minister Shri.Dharmendra Pradhan
    • To improve the learning levels and develops creativity, critical thinking, vocabulary as well as ability to express writing and verbal communication of students.

11. Sushila Devi Award 2021:

    • Anukrti Upadhyay has won the award.
    • For the best book of Fiction for her Novel

12. DRDO Foundation Day:

    • 64th Foundation Day
    • Est: JANUARY 1, 1958
    • HQ: New Delhi
    • Secretary and Chairman of DRDO: G.SATHEESH REDDY
    • DRDO – Defence Research and Development Organisation.

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