Current Affairs Daily Digest – January 10 2022

Current Affairs Daily Digest – January 10 2022

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1. Forensic Science Laboratory won SKOCH award for combating crime against children

The Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) won SKOCH Award in the Silver category for its work towards combating Crime and Violence against Children. The award was given out at the 78 SKOCH Summit. The “State of Governance” was the theme of the summit.

2. Rajnath Singh inaugurates Kalpana Chawla Centre For Research at Chandigarh University

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has inaugurated Kalpana Chawla Centre for Research in Space Science and Technology (KCCRSST) at Chandigarh University.

The Union Minister also launched Chandigarh University’s Defence Scholarship Scheme, worth Rs 10 Crore, for the wards of Defence Personnel of the three services. Kalpana Chawla was the first woman of Indian origin to go to space.

3. World Rapid Chess Championship 2021 won by Nodirbek Abdusattorov

Nodirbek Abdusattorov (Uzbekistan), won the World Rapid Chess Championship 2021 by defeating Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia) in a tiebreaker and dethroning Magnus Carlsen, the current World Number 1. 2020 FIDE Championship was won by Magnus Carlsen.

4. Satish Adiga gets ICMR national award “Dr Subhas Mukherjee Award”

A professor in the clinical embryology department at Kasturba Medical College (KMC), under Manipal Academy of Higher education (MAHE), Dr Satish Adiga has been selected by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for its national award.

He will receive Dr Subhas Mukherjee Award from ICMR in recognition for his outstanding contribution to the field of in-vitro fertilization (IVF). He has contributed significantly to both clinical IVF and fertility research.

5. Australia & Japan signed defence agreement to counter China

The leaders of Japan and Australia signed a “landmark” defence agreement that allows closer cooperation between their militaries and stands as a rebuke to China’s growing assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida met in a virtual summit to sign the Reciprocal Access Agreement, the first such defence pact signed by Japan with any country other than the United States.

6. Sikkim celebrated Losoong (Namsoong) Festival

Losoong (Namsoong) is annually celebrated across the Indian State of Sikkim on the 18th day of the 10th month of the Tibetan Lunar Calendar, which also marks the beginning of the harvest season.

The Namsoong festival begins on the 1st day of the new moon phase Kurneet Lovo, as per the Lepcha lunisolar Calendar known as Dungkit Karchu.

7. Reliance acquires controlling stake of 73.37% in New York’s Mandarin Oriental hotel

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has announced the acquisition of a controlling stake of 73.37% in Mandarin Oriental New York, a premium luxury hotel in midtown Manhattan.

RIL through its wholly-owned arm Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Limited has acquired the entire share capital of Cayman Islands-based Columbus Centre Corporation (Cayman), for an equity value of approximately $98.15 million (Rs 735 crore).

8. World Hindi Day: 10 January

World Hindi Day is celebrated on January 10 since 2006 to promote the language at the global stage. The day marks the anniversary of the first World Hindi Conference which was inaugurated on January 10, 1975, by the then prime minister Indira Gandhi.

However, the celebration of first World Hindi Day was commenced on 10 January 2006 by former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.

9. Spains Rafael Nadal Wins Melbourne Summer Set 1 ATP 250 Tennis

Rafael Nadal wins the Melbourne Summer Set 1 ATP 250 event, defeating American qualifier Maxime Cressy 7-6(6) 6-3 to gain momentum ahead of the Australian Open.

The Spaniard was mostly untroubled in his first competitive tournament since August, winning in an hour and 48 minutes.

10. First-Ever Startup India Innovation Week From 10 to 16 Jan

According to an official statement, the Centre will host the first-ever Startup India Innovation Week starting Monday to bring together the country’s top startups, entrepreneurs, investors, incubators, funding entities, banks, policymakers, and others under one platform to celebrate entrepreneurship.

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