4th January 2022 Current Affairs

4th January 2022 Current Affairs

4th January 2022 Current Affairs

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1. Sudan PM resigned:

  • Sudan’s Civilian Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok resigned.
  • Due to the coup and deadly crackdown on protesters.

2. Losar Festival:

  • Traditional New Year of Tibetan Buddhists.
  • Celebrated by the Buddhist community in the Ladakh region.
  • 15 days festival
  • Losar – Tibetan word – meaning ‘New Year’.

3. New CEO of Railway board:

  • ‘Vinay Kumar Tripathy’ as a new chairman and CEO of Railway board.

4. Paxlovid:

  • Pfizer’s COVID-19 antiviral drug.
  • Received emergency use authorisation in the U.S
  • Used for adults and children aged 12 and more.

5. Florona Infection:

  • 1st “Florona” or flu+Corona case identified in Israel.
  • COVID and Influenza Double Infection.
  • So far WHO has named Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta and Omicron as variants of SARS- CoV-2.

6. Gold Medal for India:

  • Gaurav Sahu of Udaipur, Rajasthan – 1st Gold medal for India in the Asian Powerlifting Championship.
  • Held in Istanbul in Turkey.
  • Manimaran, from Tamilnadu – bagged an overall gold medal in this championship.
  • Raja, from Tamilnadu, won a Bronze medal in the 140kg weight category.

7. 5% GST for Food and Cab Aggregators:

  • Food Aggregators like Swiggy and Zomato and Cab aggregators like Ola and Uber will have to collect tax at 5 per cent.

About GST:

  • Tax slabs: 0%, 5%, 12%, 18%, 28%
  • From 01 July 2017

8. KSTAR:

  • South Korea’s 1st Artificial Sun.
  • It would maintain 100 million degrees for 300 seconds.

9. International Yoga Academy:

  • Laid foundation stone by AYUSH Minister Shri. Sarbananda Sonowal in Hyderabad.
  • Offers Ayurvedic consultation, massage and therapeutic treatments.

10. New DG of NMCG:

  • ASHOK KUMAR – New Director General of National Mission for Clean Ganga.
  • Comes under the Ministry of Jal Shakthi.
  • Launched on 12th August 2011.

11. NEAT 3.0:

  • Launched by Union Education Minister Shri. Dharmendra Pradhan.
  • To provide the best developed Ed-Tech solutions and courses to students of the country.
  • NEAT – National Educational Alliance for Technology.

12. Sushmita Dev:

  • Present in a 31-member panel to examine the bill to raise the legal marriage age for women.
  • She is the only woman MP out of 31 members of the panel.
  • The Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill, seeks to increase the legal age of marriage for women from 18 to 21.

13. World Braille Day:

  • Observed on January 4 every year.
  • Marks the birth anniversary of Louis Braille, a French educator, who invented the Braille system.

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