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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