Current Affairs Daily Digest – January 19 2022
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Current Affairs Daily Digest – January 19 2022
1. Roberta Metsola takes over EU parliament presidency
Roberta Metsola, a Christian Democrat from Malta, was elected president of the European Union’s parliament.
Her election comes a week after the shock death of outgoing parliament president David Sassoli, who was due to step down as part of a power-sharing pact.
She is only the third woman elected to the post. she is the European Parliament’s youngest president. Metsola was the candidate of the parliament’s biggest group, and she received 458 of the 616 votes cast.
2. Renowned Bengali theatre personality Saoli Mitra passes away
Renowned Bengali theatre personality Saoli Mitra has passed away. She had acted in Ritwik Ghatak’s avant garde film Jukti Takko aar Gappo in 1974.
She also wrote, directed and acted in the hugely popular Katha Amritsamman (Words that are like Nectar) another adaptation of the Mahabharata.
3. India & Japan conducted Maritime Partnership Exercise in Bay of Bengal
A Maritime Partnership Exercise was held between the Indian Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) in the Bay of Bengal in a non-contact mode amid COVID-19.
The Indian side was represented by Indian Naval Ships (INS) Shivalik and INS Kadmatt while JMSDF Ships Uraga and Hirado participated from the Japanese side.
Strengthening bilateral relations, promoting defence cooperation, enhancing mutual understanding and interoperability, and sharing best practices between IN and JMSDF.
4. Noted environmentalist & ‘Save Silent Valley’ campaigner M.K. Prasad passes away
Noted environmentalist & ‘Save Silent Valley’ campaigner Prof M K Prasad passed away recently. He was a prominent figure in the historic grassroots level movement to save the evergreen tropical rain forests in Kerala’s Silent Valley from destruction.
He had also led the popular science movement, ‘Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishath’. Prof. Prasad, who had served as Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Calicut University, was in the forefront of environment protection activities in the State.
5. A book titled “Bose: The Untold Story of An Inconvenient Nationalist” by Chandrachur Ghose
A new biography titled “Bose: The Untold Story of An Inconvenient Nationalist” authored by Chandrachur Ghose will be released in February 2022.
The book contains the thoughts and opinions of Subhas Chandra Bose about the development of independent India, communalism, geopolitics and political ideology. It also marked the untold and unknown stories of Netaji (Subhas Chandra Bose).
6. Axis Bank & CRMNEXT won IBSi Innovation Awards 2021
Axis Bank & CRMNEXT Solution won the IBS Intelligence (IBSi) Global FinTech Innovation Awards 2021 for the “Best CRM (Customer Relationship Management) System Implementation”.
It is one of the most prominent awards for global bankers and IT (Information Technology) consultants across the world.
7. Dubai opens its Infinity Bridge for traffic for the first time
Iconic ‘Infinity Bridge’ in Dubai, United Arab Emirates has been formally opened to traffic for the first time on 16th January 2022. Its design resembles a mathematical sign for infinity (∞).
It represents the limitless, infinite goals of Dubai. It consists of six lanes in each direction and a combined 3-metre track for pedestrians and cyclists. It is 300 meters long and 22 meters wide.
8. Legendary Bengali comics artist, writer and illustrator, Narayan Debnath passes away
Legendary Bengali comics artist, writer and illustrator, Narayan Debnath, has passed away after a prolonged illness. He was 97.
The celebrated cartoonist was the creator of popular Bengali comic strips like Handa Bhonda (1962), Bantul the Great (1965) and Nonte Phonte (1969).
9. MobiKwik launches ‘ClickPay’ in collaboration with NBBL
MobiKwik, one of India’s largest mobile wallets and Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) Fintech companies launched ‘ClickPay’ for its customers, in collaboration with NPCI Bharat BillPay Ltd. (NBBL).
This feature enables MobiKwik customers to pay recurring online bills (such as mobile, gas, water, electricity, DTH, insurance, and loan EMIs) with ease by eliminating the need to remember individual bill details and due dates.
10. Prime Minister Modi to host first India-Central Asia Summit on January 27
PM Modi will host the first India-Central Asia Summit on January 27, 2022, in a virtual format. The summit will be held with the participation of the Presidents of the Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan.
This will also be the first kind of engagement of its kind between India and the Central Asian countries at the level of leaders.
11. Tata Power Renewable Energy commissions two solar power projects in Uttar Pradesh
Tata Power Renewable Energy (TPREL), a 100 percent subsidiary of Tata Power, has announced the commissioning of two Solar Power Projects in Uttar Pradesh.
The two power projects worth 100MW with each having 50MW of capacity will be developed in the Prayagraj and Banda regions of Uttar Pradesh.
12. JIO: First To Roll-Out UPI AUTOPAY
The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and Reliance Jio have announced the launch of UPI AUTOPAY for the telecom industry with Jio.
io’s assimilation with UPI AUTOPAY has created it the first performer in the telecom industry to just go live with NPCI’s unique e-mandate feature.
13. The 17th Raising Day Is Celebrated By NDRF
Since its inception on January 19, 2006, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has celebrated Raising Day every year on January 19.
The NDRF will celebrate its 17th Raising Day in 2022. There are 12 NDRF battalions located throughout the country, with up to 13,000 NDRF personnel working to make the country safer.