Current Affairs Daily Digest – January 05 2022

Current Affairs Daily Digest – January 05 2022

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1. Odisha’s Ganjam district is now child marriage free 2022

Odisha’s Ganjam has declared itself a child marriage free district, the first in the State. The district administration has been able to stop as many as 450 child marriages and video-record 48,383 marriages in two years — 2020 and 2021.

After verification, the Ganjam administration declared it a child marriage free district. Sarpanchs and task force committee members had sent recommendations that no child marriage had taken place in their respective areas.

2. RBI named Ajay Kumar Choudhary and Deepak Kumar as new Executive Directors

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed Deepak Kumar and Ajay Kumar Choudhary as new executive directors (ED) with effect from 03 January.

Prior to being promoted as ED, Deepak Kumar was heading the department of information technology of RBI, while Ajay Choudhary was Chief General Manager-in-Charge, Department of Supervision.

3. CryptoWire introduces India’s first global index of cryptocurrencies IC15

CryptoWire, a global crypto super app that is a special business unit of TickerPlant, announced the launch of India’s first index of Cryptocurrencies – IC15, which is a rule-based broad market index by market capitalisation.

The IC15 tracks and measures the performance of the top 15 widely traded liquid cryptocurrencies listed on leading crypto exchanges of the world, the company stated.

4. Zishaan A Latif won Ramnath Goenka Award in Photo journalism

Zishaan A Latif won Ramnath Goenka Award in the Photo Journalism category. He won the award for his photo essay, The arduous struggle for inclusion in the NRC, which was published in The Caravan in October 2019.

He documented the plight of people who were dropped from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and put a face to an untold human story. About a month after the NRC list was released, Latif made his way through four districts in Assam, documenting people’s struggle for inclusion in the NRC.

5. Alka Mittal becomes 1st women head of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation

Director HR in ONGC, Alka Mittal has been given the additional charge as the new interim chairman and managing director (CMD) of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), the largest oil and gas producer in India.

She is the first woman to head the top post at the Maharatna company. She replaces Subhash Kumar who superannuated on December 31. He was also serving as an interim head.

6. Telangana tops in highest number of ODF villages

Telangana stood first in the country in the list of the highest number of open defecation free (ODF Plus) villages under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) Phase-II programme till December 31, 2021.

As many as 13,737 out of 14,200 villages in the State are on the ODF Plus list, which is 96.74%. This was followed by Tamil Nadu with 4,432 villages (35.39%) and Karnataka with 1,511 villages (5.59%). Gujarat took the 17th position with only 83 villages (0.45%).

7. 17-year-old Robert Irwin wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020 for bushfire image

Australia’s Robert Irwin has been awarded the Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award 2020 for his drone image of Bushfire in northern Australia.

The 17-year-old is the son of Australian wildlife conservationist and icon, the late Steve Irwin.

8. Sindhutai Sapkal, Social worker and Padma Shri awardee, passes away at 74

The renowned social worker and recipient of the Padma Shri Award, Sindhutai Sapkal passed away on January 4, 2022, due to cardiac arrest at a hospital in Pune.

She was 74 years old and breathed her last in Galaxy Care Hospital. According to the hospital’s medical director, Sindhutai Sapkal was admitted to the hospital for more than a month.

9. Freedom fighter K Ayyappan Pillai passes away at 107

K Ayyappan Pillai, the freedom fighter and senior BJP leader, passed away on January 5, 2022, at the age of 107. Pillai was undergoing treatment for age-related ailments at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram.

Ayyappan Pillai had participated in India’s freedom struggle and had met Mahatma Gandhi. Pillai was a senior lawyer and was also a member of Shree Moolam Praja Sabha of Travancore.

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