5th January 2022 Current Affairs

5th January 2022 Current Affairs

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.

3. IC15:

  • 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.

Cryptocurrency:

  • 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.

9. OmiSure:

  • 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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