8th January 2022 Current Affairs

8th January 2022 Current Affairs

8th January 2022 Current Affairs

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8th January 2022 Current Affairs is provided below. 

1. Losoong and Namsoong festival:

  • Celebrated by the people of Sikkim.
  • It marks the beginning of the harvest season.
  • The Losoong festival is celebrated as Sonam Losoong, by the Sikkimese Bhutia and as Namsoong by the Lepchas.

2. Submarine Exercise ‘Sea Dragon 22’:

  • US-led exercise
  • 6 nations are participating – the US, Australia, Canada, India, Japan, and South Korea.
  • Held at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in the western pacific.

3. 78th SKOCH SUMMIT:

  • Theme: State of Governance
  • The Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL), Delhi won the SKOCH award 2021(Silver) for battling crime against children.
  • The award is given to recognise the people, projects and institutions that work to build a better India.

SKOCH Literature Award:

  • Amar Patnaik, for the book titled “Institutional change and power asymmetry in the context of rural India.”
  • Manish Tewari, for the book titled “10 Flash Points 20 Years”.
  • Tamal Bandyopadhyay, for the book titled “Pandemonium: The Great Indian Banking Tragedy”.

4. Zhang Ming:

  • Appointed as the new secretary-general of SCO.
  • Replaced Vladimir Norov.
  • For the first time, India will assume the presidency of SCO for the period of 2022 – 2023 and it will host the SCO summit in 2023.

About SCO:

  • Est: 2003
  • HQ: Beijing, China.
  • India – joined in the Astana Summit in 2017.
  • Member Countries (8): Kazakhstan, China, the Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India.
  • Observer States(4): Afghanistan, Belarus, Mongolia, and Iran.

5. S. Thirumurthi:

  • Takes over the Chair of the united nations counter-terrorism committee (UNCTC) for 2022.
  • It consisted of all 15 (permanent and non-permanent) members of the UNSC.
  • Currently, India – non-permanent member

6. Chinese Artificial Sunset new world record:

  • The experimental advanced superconducting tokamak (EAST) is known as the Chinese artificial sun.
  • It has achieved continuous high-temperature plasma operation.

7. 75th BIS foundation day:

  • Founded on 6th Jan 1947

8. NSO estimates FY2022 GDP growth rate at 9.2%

9. The Andhra Pradesh government raises the retirement age of government staff to 62.

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