5th January 2022 Current Affairs
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5th January 2022 Current Affairs is provided below.
1. 1st Smoke-Free Indian State:
- Himachal Pradesh has become the first LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) enabled and smoke-free Indian state.
2. Largest, Single site solar project in India:
- Azure Power fully commissions its 600MWs SECI (Solar Energy Corporation of India) in Bikaner, Rajasthan.
- CryptoWire launches India’s 1st index of Cryptocurrency IC15.
- It will monitor the crypto assets such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Binance coin, Solana, Cardano, Ripple, Terra, Dogecoin, and Shiba inu.
- Decentralized digital money
- Based on blockchain technology
- No central authority
4. Apple becomes the first company to touch the $3 Trillion Market Cap on the first day of trading in 2022.
5. 1st Woman to make solo trip to South pole:
- Captain Harpreet Chandi
- Indian origin British Sikh Army officer
- Popularly known as ‘Polar Preet’
India’s bases at Antarctica:
- Dakshin Gangotri – 1983
- Maitri – 1988
- Bharati – 2021
6. Energy Transition Advisory Committee:
- Formed by the ministry of petroleum and natural gas
- Headed by Tarun Kapoor
- It was formed to help India achieve its net-zero emission target by 2070; to create an energy transition road map within 6 months.
7. IndiGau Chip:
- World’s largest cattle genomic chip
- Launched by the National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB), Hyderabad.
- India’s first single Nucleotide polymorphism based chip.
- To conserve indigenous cattle breeds like, Gir, Kankrej, Sahiwal, Ongole, etc.
8. ONGC appoints Alka Mittal as its 1st woman Chairman and Managing Director.
- ICMR approves India made kit to detect omicron.
- Manufactured by Tata medical and diagnostics.
10. Airtel payments bank:
- Categorised as a scheduled bank by the RBI.
- In the second schedule of RBI act, 1934
11. Ramnath Goenka Award:
- Won by Zishaan A Latif
- In the photojournalism category
- He documented the plight of people who were dropped from the National register of citizens (NRC).
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