3rd January 2022 Current Affairs
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1. Telangana tops Open Defecation Free Plus list
- Under Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) phase -II programme.
- The Telangana government has enacted a new Telangana Panchayat Raj Act to ensure the holistic development of villages.
2. Domestic Systemically Important Insurers:
- The IRDAI (Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India) has identified the LIC, GIC and New India Assurance as D-SIIs for 2021-2022.
- It is the world’s first science – Sanskrit film to document ISROs Mars Orbiter Mission – Mangalyaan.
4. World’s Longest Metro line:
- Opened in China’s Shanghai Province.
- With this, Shanghai upholds its rank as the city with the largest Metro network worldwide.
5. Narendra Modi Marg:
- Linking Tsomgo lake and Nathula border pass with Gangtok in Sikkim.
6. 19th Tranche of Electoral Bonds:
- Ahead of assembly elections in five states namely Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Goa.
- Financial instruments are used to make donations to political parties.
- Issued in multiples of 1000,10000, 1lakh, 10 lakh and 1 crore, without any maximum limit.
7. Largest ever Rhino Transfer:
- 30 white rhinos were transferred from South Africa to Rwanda.
- Due to the increasing threat of illegal poaching.
8. Anupam ray:
- Appointed as India’s next permanent representative to the UN conference on disarmament in Geneva.
9. NRI and Overseas Citizens of India don’t require prior approval for buying or selling immovable properties in the country. – RBI
10. Russia test-fires new Hypersonic TSIRKON missiles from frigate and submarine.
11. Semiconductor Mission:
- Launched by the Union ministry of Information technology.
- To attract large investments for setting up semiconductor wafer fabrication facilities in India.
- Specialised and independent business division within the Digital India Corporation.
12. Two plant species discovered in Kerala:
- Found in western ghats region of Trivandrum and Wayanad.
- Species name: Fimbristylis sunilii and Neanotis prabhuii
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