Current Affairs Daily Digest – January 16 & 17 2022

Current Affairs Daily Digest – January 16 & 17 2022

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Current Affairs Daily Digest – January 16 & 17 2022

1. Goalkeeper Savita Punia named captain of India Women’s Hockey team

Goalkeeper Savita Punia will lead India at the upcoming women’s Asia Cup in Muscat as Hockey India named a strong 18-member squad for the event, including 16 players that featured at the Tokyo Olympics.

Since regular skipper Rani Rampal is recovering from an injury in Bengaluru, Savita will lead the side in the tournament, which is scheduled to be held between January 21-28.

2. Shersingh B Khyalia appointed as CEO of Adani Power

The Board of Directors of Adani Power Limited (APL), a subsidiary of Adani Group, approved the appointment of Shersingh B Khyalia as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Adani Powers with effect from 11th January 2022.

He is a Chartered Accountant, who has served as the Managing Director in Gujarat Power Corporation.

3. World’s largest Khadi National Flag displayed at Longewala

The world’s largest national flag, made of Khadi fabric was put to display to celebrate the “Army Day” on January 15, 2022.

It was displayed at Longewala, along the India – Pakistan Border in Jaisalmer. Longewala was the centre stage of the historic battle of 1971 between India and Pakistan.

4.Tasnim Mir became the World No 1 in Badminton U-19 Girls Singles

Tasnim Mir became the first Indian to grab World no 1 in Under-19 (U-19) Girls Singles category with 10,810 points in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) Junior rankings.

She is followed by Mariia Golubeva from Russia and Lucia Rodriguez from Spain. In 2021, she won 3 Junior International Tournaments held in Bulgaria, France and Belgium, which helped her climb up for No.1 position.

5. Lakshya Sen defeats Loh Kean Yew to win maiden Super 500 title

Indian badminton player Lakshya Sen has defeated World Champion Loh Kean Yew of Singapore, in the men’s singles final of India Open 2022 to secure his maiden Super 500 title.

The 20-year-old Sen gained victory over Yew in straight games 24-22, 21-17. The 2022 India Open (badminton), officially Yonex-Sunrise India Open 2022, was held at the K. D. Jadhav Indoor Hall in New Delhi, India, from 11 to 16 January 2022.

6. Former West Indies Cricketer Clive Lloyd Receives Knighthood

Former West Indies Captain Clive Lloyd received Knighthood from Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge at Windsor Castle, for his services towards the game of cricket.

On the same day, England’s world cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan was awarded with CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) by Prince William for his services towards the game of cricket.

7. Indian Navy and Russian Navy conducts PASSEX Exercise in Arabian Sea

Indian Navy and Russian Navy undertook PASSEX exercises at the port of Cochin, in the Arabian Sea.

The Indian Navy’s indigenously designed and built guided-missile destroyer, INS Kochi, took part in the exercise. Russian Federation Navy was represented by RFS Admiral Tributs.

8. PM Narendra Modi declares January 16 as ‘National Startup Day’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared to mark 16th January as ‘National Start-up Day’. The announcement was made by PM Modi on January 15, 2022, via video conferencing during a week-long event “Celebrating Innovation Ecosystem” as a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

The Prime Minister interacted with more than 150 startups across different sectors, during the event.

9. Legendary Kathak dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj passes away

Legendary Kathak dancer, Pandit Birju Maharaj has passed away at the age of 83. A recipient of the country’s second-highest civilian award, Padma Vibhushan, he was fondly called Pandit-ji or Maharaj-ji by his disciples and legions of followers and was one of India’s best-known artistes.

10. Yes Mutual Fund renamed as White Oak Capital Mutual Fund

The name of YES Asset Management has been rechristened as WhiteOak Capital Asset Management and therefore the name of YES Mutual Fund has been changed to WhiteOak Capital Mutual Fund. The change in the names are effective from January 12, 2022.

White Oak got the license to run a mutual fund. White Oak Capital group provides investment management and advisory services for equity assets of over Rs 42,000 crore.

11. China builds ‘artificial moon’ capable of making gravity disappear

China has built a first-of-its-kind vacuum chamber aimed at mimicking the environment on the surface of the moon, scientists have said.

The ‘artificial moon’ chamber is at a facility located in the city of Xuzhou and in it, gravity levels are controlled using powerful magnets. It can even make gravity “disappear”, a China University of Mining and Technology engineer said.

12. Dhaka International Film Festival 2022

The 20th Dhaka International Film Festival began in 2022 on 15 January. Dhaka, Bangladesh, hosts the 20th Dhaka International Film Festival.

Between the 15th and the 23rd of January, the festival will screen 225 films from 70 countries in ten categories at various venues throughout Dhaka.

The film festival is run in a hybrid format, with several films being broadcast live online throughout the event.

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