Current Affairs Daily Digest – January 23 & 24 2022

Current Affairs Daily Digest – January 23 & 24 2022

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1. International Association of Working Women Award Won By Sushmita Sen

Sushmita Sen, a Bollywood actress, has been awarded the International Association of Working Women Award at the Washington DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF) 2021. The former Miss Universe has received an award for excellent performance by a female actor in a television series for her work on ‘Aarya 2.’

Sushmita received the Champions Of Change Award 2021, which was a National Award For Social Welfare & Women Empowerment last year, in addition to her awards for Aarya. Last year, the first installment of the series was nominated for Best Drama Series at the International Emmy Awards.

2. National Girl Child Day: 24 January

National Girl Child Day (NGCD) is commemorated on January 24 in India. The purpose of the day is to highlight the inequalities that girls face, to promote the girl child’s education, health, and nutrition, and to raise awareness about a girl child’s rights. The day was first observed in 2008 as a joint initiative of the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Government of India. The day raises awareness about a girl child’s rights and emphasizes girl education, health, and nutrition.

3. International Day of Education: 24 January

Every year on January 24th, the world observes the International Day of Education commemorates the role of education in promoting global peace and sustainable development. The first-ever International Day of Education was observed on January 24, 2019, in accordance with a motion passed by the United Nations General Assembly on December 3, 2018, to commemorate the role of education in development.

Changing Course, Transforming Education will be the theme of the 4th International Day of Education in 2022. The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization is in charge of the celebration (UNESCO).

4. Syed Modi badminton 2022 Title Won By PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu, an ace Indian shuttler, has won the women’s singles title at the Syed Modi International Tournament in Lucknow. Sindhu defeated fellow Indian Malvika Bansod 21-13 21-16 to win her second Syed Modi title, following her victory in 2017.

Winners

i) Men’s singles: The final between Arnaud Merkle and Lucas Claerbout was declared a ‘No Match’ after one of the finals tested positive for Covid-19.
ii) Man Wei Chong and Tee Kai Wun won the men’s doubles (Malaysia)
iii) Anna Cheong and Teoh Mei Xing won the women’s doubles (Malaysia)
iv) Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Castro in Mixed Doubles (India).

5. District Good Governance Index Launched For The First Time In India

Amit Shah, the Union Minister for Home and Cooperation, has essentially released India’s first “District Good Governance Index” for 20 districts in Jammu and Kashmir. (1) Jammu, (2) Doda, (3) Samba, (4) Pulwama, and (5) Srinagar are the top five districts in the District Good Governance Index.

The District Good Governance Index (DGGI) is a structured document that measures performance across ten governance sectors using 58 indicators and 116 data points. The District Good Governance Index is a watershed moment, and it is expected to provide a solid framework for the evidence-based evaluation of the performance of all districts in Jammu and Kashmir.

6. Netaji Hologram Statue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will finally reveal a hologram statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose just next to Delhi’s India Gate. The statue was unveiled on Netaji’s 125th birthday. On January 23rd, he celebrates his birthday. The statue is energized by 4k projectors capable of providing 30,000 lumens of brightness. These projectors are priced around 15 lakh rupees. Their projection area is 13 by 13 feet. The statue is 6 feet wide and 28 feet tall. In addition to a projector, the technology necessitates the use of a screen.

Hologram technology generates an image. The image is projected in such a way that it appears to be real. In addition, the image appears three-dimensional.

7. UNSC 3-D Virtual Field Trip

Delegates of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) took a virtual field trip to Columbia on January 20, 2022, using Virtual Reality (VR) technology. For the first time, the United Nations Security Council in New York used virtual reality technology during a security council session. Virtual reality is a simulated experience that can be similar to or diametrically opposed to reality.

8. Operation Sajag

According to the northwest district Delhi Police, the number of police control room calls has decreased by 24% since the start of “Operation Sajag”. According to police, 8006 criminals and anti-social elements, such as robbers and snatchers, have been apprehended since the operation’s inception. Operation Sajag and other police enforcement methods implemented by police have resulted in a 24% decrease in PCR calls. Preventive action has increased by 47%. Street crime has decreased by 33%.

On October 4, 2021, Operation Sajag was initiated with the goal of reducing incidents of street crime. It was initiated by the Delhi Police’s northwest district. The initiative includes exercises in area dominance, intensive checking at picket lines, and special combings.

9. AIIMS: COVID Study On Children

A study on children with COVID-19 was recently undertaken by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, AIIMS. Adolescents, compared to adults, had decreased mortality and fewer symptoms, according to the study. Since January 3, 2022, children between the ages of 15 and 17 have been vaccinated. Doctors wanted to look into the COVID profiles of these kids before starting the vaccination program. Organ cancer patients are more prone to have a moderate to severe condition. India should place a greater emphasis on developing pediatric infrastructure.

10. Five-Alarm Global Fire

According to the United Nations, the globe will confront five big threats in 2022. Five–alarm global fire is the name given to these dangers. COVID-19, lawlessness in cyberspace, climate change, a bankrupt global financial system, and degraded peace and security are the five alarms.

The United Nations has recommended that countries enter an emergency mode in order to prevent or mitigate these risks. They should also switch to emergency mode.
“Avalanche action” is the name of the game right now when it comes to dealing with the climate crisis.

11. Mangaluru Plastic Park Construction Approved

The Karnataka government recently approved the construction of a plastic park in Ganjimutt, Managaluru. The park will cost Rs 62.77 crores to build. It will be constructed on property owned by the Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB). Hundreds of jobs will be created for local kids as a result of the park.

Thermoplastic polymer polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer. It is mostly utilized in the manufacture of plastic packaging. In addition, the park will aid in the reduction of transportation costs. This is due to the fact that the park will be home to 32 businesses.

12. Study On Start-ups By NASSCOM

According to a recent NASSCOM report, India’s startup environment has grown over double. The country’s startup industry grew to 330 billion dollars between 2020 and 2021. The year 2021 was a watershed moment for startups. Between 2020 and 2021, 65,000 startups generated 6.6 lakh direct jobs and 34.1 lakh indirect jobs.

The retail, EdTech, BFSI, Retail Tech, SCM and Logistics, Food Tech, and mobility businesses created the majority of the new jobs. Unicorns are companies with a market capitalization of more than one billion dollars. In 2022, Indian startups have a bright future.

13. Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2022 Winners List: Check Name of Awardees

A total of 29 children were honoured with the Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2022 and they were selected from all regions across India for their outstanding achievement in social service, sports, innovation, bravery, art and culture and scholastic. PM Modi conferred digital certificates to the 61 winners of Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2021 and 2022 using a block chain-driven technology that was developed by IIT Kanpur under the National Blockchain Project. The digital certificate will be stored on digital wallets installed on the mobile devices of the recipients.

This was the first time block chain technology was used for giving certificates to the awardees. The digital certificate is globally verifiable, unforgeable, selectively disclosable and sensitive to user content.

14. ICC Awards 2021 Winners

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the winners of the 17th edition of ICC Awards for the year 2021 to recognise and honour the best international cricket players of the previous 12 months, between January 01, 2021, and December 31, 2021.

Winners are listed below:

Category Winners
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy for ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year Smriti Mandhana (India)
Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan)
ICC Umpire of the Year Marais Erasmus
ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan)
ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year Tammy Beaumont (England)
ICC Emerging Men’s Cricketer of the Year Janneman Malan (South Africa)
ICC Emerging Women’s Cricketer of the Year Fatima Sana (Pakistan)
ICC Men’s Associate Cricketer of the Year Zeeshan Maqsood (Oman)
ICC Women’s Associate Cricketer of the Year Andrea-Mae Zepeda (Austria)
ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year Babar Azam (Pakistan)
ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year Lizelle Lee (South Africa)
ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year Joe Root (England)

15. India withdraws from AFC Women’s Asia Cup 2022, remaining matches cancelled

The Indian women’s football team has withdrawn from the ongoing AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022 after several players tested positive for COVID-19. India is the host of the ongoing football tournament.

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) confirmed that India has withdrawn from the AFC Women’s Asia Cup 2022 and that their remaining matches stand cancelled. India withdrew from the tournament after its match against Chinese Taipei was cancelled after the hosts were unable to field 13 players due to COVID-19 cases in the team.

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