Current Affairs Daily Digest – January 07 2022
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1. Sea Dragon 2022 Exercise: India joins ‘Sea Dragon’ exercise
India and its partners in the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad along with Canada and South Korea are participating in the multinational exercise Sea Dragon 2022 at Guam in the Western Pacific.
The six nations that are participating in the exercise are the United States, Australia, Canada, India, Japan and South Korea.
2. Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel launched Student Start-ups and Innovation Policy 2.0
Gujarat Chief Minister, Bhupendra Patel has been launched “Student Start-ups and Innovation Policy 2.0 (SSIP-2.0)” for the next five years.
The policy contains provisions for the establishment of active innovation and incubation centres in all universities in the state. The policy aims to cover 50 lakh students across 1,000 higher education institutes and 10,000 schools of innovation and entrepreneurship.
3. Chinese diplomat Zhang Ming takes charge of Secretary-General of SCO
China’s senior diplomat Zhang Ming has taken charge as the new Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in which India is a member.
He has taken charge from Vladimir Norov, former Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan for a three-year term. He was until recently China’s ambassador to the European Union.
4. South Indian Bank won UiPath Automation Excellence awards 2021
South Indian Bank (SIB) won the UiPath Automation Excellence Awards 2021 for Best Automation under ‘Crisis for Business Continuity’.
The 2021 edition of the award recognises the contribution of the individuals and organizations across India and South Asia (Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal) for bringing change through transformative automation projects.
5. A new book titled “Mamata Beyond 2021” authored by Jayanta Ghosal
HarperCollins Publishers India is set to publish a new book titled “Mamata: Beyond 2021”, authored by political journalist Jayanta Ghosal and translated by Arunava Sinha.
The announcement about the release of the book was made on 5th January 2022, the birthday of Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister (CM) of West Bengal and the leader of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) party. The book explores and examines why the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lost the 2021 West Bengal Election.
6. JC Chaudhry gets first ever Guinness World Record in Numerology
India’s one of the top numerologists, JC Chaudhry has achieved the first-ever Guinness World Record in Numerology and the first world record of 2022 by educating about ancient science to around 6000 participants, enthusiasts of numerology joined from the United States, the United Kingdom, Middle East, and India.
The Guinness World Record London office has opened a new category, “Numerology” for this achievement.
7. Shafali Verma appointed as Brand Endorser of Bank of Baroda
State-owned Bank of Baroda has signed cricketer Shafali Verma as its brand endorser.
The Bank continuously supports the youth of the country through its various banking and non-banking initiatives and this announcement reflects the bank’s ethos of adding value to its customer experience by choosing youth-icons like Shafali to inspire them.”
8. Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail invests $200 mn in Dunzo to acquire 25.8% stake
Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail has invested $200 million or around Rs 1,488 crore in Bengaluru-based quick commerce player Dunzo for a 25.8 per cent stake on a fully diluted basis.
The move will help Reliance get a foothold in the country’s growing quick delivery market. Dunzo raised a total of $240 million in this latest round led by the Reliance Industries Ltd arm. The other existing investors were Lightbox, Ligthrock, 3L Capital and Alteria Capital, who participated in the round.
9. India’s first Open Rock Museum inaugurated in Hyderabad
The Union Minister of State Dr. Jitendra Singh on January 6, 2022, inaugurated India’s first unique ‘Rock’ museum in Hyderabad. The Union Minister later also addressed the Hyderabad scientists at the CSIR- National Geophysical Research Institute.