Current Affairs January 2022

This page summarizes Rajasthan Current Affairs for the month of January 2022. The current affairs summary will be updated on weekly basis.

Current Affairs of January 2022 events that will help you to boost your General Knowledge and help you crack exams like Banking, SSC, Railways, UPSC, CLAT, State Government Exams, General Aptitudes of various exams, etc.

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24th January 2022


  • Coronavirus: India reported 3,06,064 new coronavirus cases today, lower than yesterday’s figure of 3.33 lakh cases. 439 new deaths also increased the nationwide virus-related death count to 4,89,848.
  • RBI: The Reserve Bank of India will conduct Overnight Variable Rate Repo auction of ₹75,000 crores under LAF.
  • Stock Market: Nifty falls 468.05 points and Sensex falls 1545.67, biggest fall after 21st Dec 2020.
  • OLA: Ola Electric has raised over $200 million in fresh funding from a clutch of investors including Tekne Private Ventures, Alpine Opportunity Fund and Edelweiss at a valuation of $5 billion, the company said in a statement on Monday.
  • New Delhi: Unvaccinated people and children below 15 years are not allowed at Republic Day parade.
  • New Delhi: Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana said over 27,000 police personnel have been deployed for security duties in the national capital and anti-terror measures intensified in view of Republic Day.
  • New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday listed for April 30 a public interest litigation (PIL) concerning the safety and security of the Prime Minister, considering the pendency of overlapping issues before the Supreme Court.
  • New Delhi: Ahead of the Parliament’s Budget Session that starts on January 31, as many as 2,847 Covid-19 tests were conducted at the Parliament complex where at least 875 staff members of the House, as well as Rajya Sabha chairperson and Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, have tested positive for Covid-19, the Parliament secretariate said.
  • Chandigarh: The BJP will contest 65 seats in next month’s Punjab elections while former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s new party Punjab Lok Congress has got 37 and their third alliance partner Shiromani Akali Dal (Samyukt) getting 15.
  • War Memorial: It turns out that late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi-led Congress government was, as long ago as 1972, contemplating building a permanent war memorial called Amar Jawan at Delhi.
  • IAS Rules: The Union government has proposed an amendment to the IAS (Cadre) Rules, which would enable it to post IAS officers on Central deputation without consulting state governments. In effect, by this single amendment, the nature of All India Services (AIS) would be altered, making them, in essence, Central services.
  • Republic Day: Delhi Metro will curtail services on Republic Day.
    • All Metro parking lots will also remain closed from 6 am on January 25 till 2 pm on January 26.
    • Delhi Metro services on Line 2 between HUDA City Centre and Samaypur Badli will be curtailed on January 26 on account of the security arrangements for the Republic Day celebrations, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said today.
    • Entry and exit at Central Secretariat and Udyog Bhawan Metro stations will remain closed from start of revenue services till noon.
    • The Central Secretariat station will only be used for interchange of passengers between Line 2 and Line 6.
    • The entry and exit at Patel Chowk and Lok Kalyan Marg Metro stations will remain closed.
    • On January 29, on the occasion of Beating Retreat, Metro services at Central Secretariat and Udyog Bhawan Metro stations of Line 2 (HUDA City Centre – Samaypur Badli) will not be available from 02.00 to 06.30 pm.


  • China: People’s Bank of China (PBoC) cuts the 14-day reverse repo to 2.25% from 2.35%
  • UAE: United Arab Emirates destroys two ballistic missiles fired by Houthi over Abu Dhabi.
  • Geneva World Health Organisation Chief Says World At “Critical Juncture” In Covid Pandemic. “We must work together to bring the acute phase of this pandemic to an end. We cannot let it continue to drag on, lurching between panic and neglect,” said World Health Organisation chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
  • Taiwan: China sent 39 warplanes, mostly fighter jets into Taiwan’s air defence zone on Sunday, the island’s government said, in the second-largest daily incursion on record. Taiwan lives under the constant threat of invasion by China, which sees the self-ruled, democratic island as part of its territory to eventually be reclaimed, by force if necessary.
  • Nuku’alofa, Tonga: The Tonga volcanic eruption unleashed explosive forces that dwarfed the power of the Hiroshima atomic bomb, NASA scientists have said, as survivors on Monday described how the devastating Pacific blast “messed up our brains”.
    • The NASA Earth Observatory said the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano spewed debris as high as 40 kilometres (25 miles) into the atmosphere during the January 15 eruption that triggered huge tsunami waves.
    • “We think the amount of energy released by the eruption was equivalent to somewhere between five to 30 megatons (five to 30 million tonnes) of TNT,” NASA scientist Jim Garvin said in a press release.
    • NASA said the eruption was hundreds of times stronger than the US atomic bomb dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima in August 1945, which was estimated to be about 15 kilotons (15,000 tonnes) of TNT.
    • The agency said the eruption “obliterated” the volcanic island about 65 kilometres (41 miles) north of the Tongan capital Nuku’alofa.

23rd January 2022


  • New Delhi: Sculptor Awaita Gadanayak, the Director-General of the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), will be sculpting the proposed statue of freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose to be installed at India Gate. The statue will be put at a place where the statue of George V was there till 1968. Black jade granite stone from Telangana will be used for the statue.  Once completed, the statue will be seen from Raisina Hills.
  • Coronavirus Omicron: Karnataka reports 50,210 new case, positivity rate at 22.77%
  • Vice President: VP Venkaiah Naidu tested covid positive, goes into self-isolation.
  • IPL: BCCI Secretary, Jay Shah said “Delighted to confirm that the 15th season of the IPL will start in the last week of March and wil run untill May end. A majority of the team owners expresed their wish that the tournament to be held in India”.
  • Budget Trivia: Long budget speeches by number of words:
    • Manmohan Singh (1991): 18,650 Words
    • Arun Jaitley (2018): 18,604 Words
    • Nirmala Sitaraman (2020): 13,275 Words
    • Nirmala Sitaraman (2021): 10,504 Words
  • Syed Modi International: PV Sindhu Beats Malvika Bansod To Win Syed Modi International Title.
  • Netaji Award: Ex-Japan PM Shinzō Abe given Netaji Award 2022.
  • Tripura: Tripura achieved a milestone in healthcare sector on its golden jubilee celebration. 1st open-heart surgery conducted at Tripura’s GBP (Govind Ballabh Pant) hospital for free of cost under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojagan went successful on statehood day 21st January.
  • Uttar Pradesh: UP Assembly polls 2022, India’s ‘tallest man’ Dharmendra Pratap Singh (8.1 feet) joins Samajwadi Party.
  • Agriculture: India has emerged as the largest exporter of gherkins and cucumbers in the world. The country has exported cucumber and gherkins to the tune of 1,23,846 Metric Tonnes with a value of USD 114 million during April to October (2020-21).
  • Kolkata: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has imposed a penalty of ₹20 Lakhs on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata for alleged violation of safety norms by neglecting runaway mauintenance.
  • Republic Day: This Republic Day 26th January, army parade would showcase old and new era of the Indian military in terms of uniforms and weapons used while the Beating Retreat ceremony would see the inclusion of a laser mapping and drone show.
    • This year, the parade has been shortened for the marching contingents to National Stadium which earlier used to conclude at Red Fort.
    • Due to Covid, the number of troops in marching contingents in the Republic Day parade has been reduced from 144 to 96. They will be seen marching in 12 rows and eight columns.
    • The Republic Day parade which starts from Raisina Hills and goes through Rajpath, India Gate till Red Fort would now only go up to the National Stadium in view of Covid this time. Only tableaux will go up till Red Fort.
    • There will be 8 contingents of the Indian Armed Forces in the Republic Day Parade, which will include 6 contingents of Army, one each from Air Force and the Navy. The Parachute regiment contingent will wear the new combat uniform with the latest Tavor Rifles.
    • A “unique” mix of vintage and new equipment will be seen in the mechanised column. In the front, in the armour column, you will see PT-76 and Centurion tanks will be shown which took part in 1965 and 1971 wars. This will be followed by main battle tank Arjun.
    • Total 16 marching contingents would be there. Of these, eight will be of Indian Armed Forces, four of central Armed Police Force, two of NCC and one each of Delhi Police and NSS.
    • A total of 21 tableaus will be shown in the parade.
    • There will be two motor-cycle formations. The women’s team will be of BSF and men’s team will be of ITBP.  75 aircraft of the Indian Air Force in 15 formations will do a flypast.
    •  Two new things will be seen in the Beating Retreat ceremony that is held at Vijay Chowk, Delhi. After the ceremony concludes, a projection mapping with laser would be done on the wall of the North and South block. It will be followed by a drone show in which 1,000 drones will take part. 


  • New Zealand: PM Jacinda Ardern cancels her wedding due to Omicron surge.
  • Germany: German Navy Chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach resigns over remarks in India on Ukraine.
  • Microsoft: Tech giant Microsoft has revealed a customised console of its Xbox Series S to mark the Year of the Tiger on the Chinese zodiac, although it is thought that this new console will not be available for purchase, media report says.
  • Syed Modi International: Men’s Singles Final Declared No Match After One Finalist Tests Covid Positive.
  • United States: Morgan Stanley CEO Gorman will receive a total compensation of $35 million for 2021 and is expected to be the best paid CEO of a US bank for another year. The bank has raised his compensation 6% for 2021. The package includes annual base salary of $1.5 million, a cash bonus of $8.38 million and equity awards of $25.13 million.

This page summarizes Rajasthan Current Affairs for the month of January 2022. The current affairs summary will be updated on weekly basis.

‘e-mitra at home’ services

Beginning January 2022, the Department of Information Technology & Communication (DoITC) is planning to launch as many as 32 new ‘e-mitra at home’ services in Jaipur and Jodhpur on pilot basis. Through this, e-mitra services can be availed sitting at home by calling toll-free number 18001806127.

In all, a total of 37 such services are planned to be launched in both the cities. 5 such services were launched by chief minister Ashok Gehlot on December 19.

Process to avail ‘e-mitra at home’ services

  • The applicant will call thetoll-free number 18001806127.
  • On calling the number the applicant can opt for the services she/he seeks to avail.
  • The call receiver or the e-assistant will inform the applicant about the documents required for the particular service.
  • A time slot will be given to the applicant for the arrival of e-assistant (e-sahayak) at her/his house to collect the documents.
  • A token number will be given to the applicant having applied for the service online then and there.
  • After the approval of the application through due process, the e-assistant will deliver its print out to the applicant at her/his home.
  • The applicant will be charged Rs 73 for the whole process.

1. PM Modi inaugurated MSME Technology Centre

  • On the occasion of the National Youth Day 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated an ‘MSME Technology Centre’, which will function under the Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), in Puducherry.
  • The technology centre was built at a cost of Rs 122 crore with a focus on the Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) Sector.
  • The centre was inaugurated during the inauguration event of the 25th National youth Festival (12th & 13th January 2022) in Puducherry. He also inaugurated the ‘Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Manimandapam’, a modern auditorium with an open-air theatre in Puducherry.

International News

2. Cyprus detects new ‘Deltacron’ Covid variant

  • Cyprus has detected a new variant dubbed as “Deltacron”, that has a similar genetic background to the Delta variant, coupled with 10 mutations from Omicron. The variant has already affected 25 people in Cyprus.
  • According to Dr Leondios Kostrikis, the head of the laboratory of biotechnology and molecular virology at the University of Cyprus, of the 25 samples taken in Cyprus, 11 were hospitalised due to the virus, while 14 were from the general population.
  • The new variant from the lineage named B.1.640.2 is believed to have infected 12 people in the country, according to the yet-to-be peer-reviewed study supported by the French government. Studies have shown that the co-existence of Delta and Omicron increases the chances of a new variant as a result of them trading genes.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Cyprus Capital: Nicosia;
  • Cyprus Currency: Euro;
  • Cyprus Continent: Europe;
  • Cyprus President: Nicos Anastasiades.

States News

3. 18th Kachai Lemon Festival begins in Manipur

  • The 18th edition of the two days long Kachai Lemon Festival began in Manipur at the Local Ground of Kachai Village in Ukhrul district. The Kachai Lemon Festival is organised annually to promote this unique kind of lemon fruit and to encourage lemon farmers.
  • This year, altogether 260 stalls are put up at the festival showcasing the rich reap of lemon this year. This year the festival is being organised under the theme ‘Organic Kachai Lemon for Safe Environment and Rural Transformation’. A training program for lemon farmers will be held tomorrow as part of the festival.
  • Kachai Lemon of Manipur has been accorded Geographical Indication (GI) registration tag and widely grown in the Kachai Village of Ukhrul district. Unlike the other lemon varieties grown in other parts of the world, Kachai Lemon is considered to be unique as it is a rich source of ascorbic acid and famous for its juice content.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Manipur: N. Biren Singh; Governor: La. Ganesan.

Appointments News

4. RBI approves appointment of Ittira Davis as MD & CEO of Ujjivan SFB

14th January Daily Current Affairs 2022: Today GK Updates for Bank Exam_80.1

  • Reserve Bank of India has approved the appointment of Ittira Davis as managing director & chief executive officer of (MD & CEO) of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank for one tenure. He will take charge of the extended tenure from January 14, 2022. The post had been lying vacant since three-month following the sudden exit of incumbent Nitin Chugh.
  • Prior to Ujjivan, Davis was the Managing Director with the Europe Arab Bank, London. He has also held leadership positions with Arab Bank plc, Bahrain and Citibank, India. He has over 40 years of work experience in India, Middle East and Europe.
  • Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

    • Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Headquarters: Bengaluru;
    • Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Founder: Samit Ghosh;
    • Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Founded: 1 February 2017.

    5. Raghuvendra Tanwar appointed chairman of ICHR

    • Professor emeritus, Kurukshetra University, Raghuvendra Tanwar has been appointed as chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR).
    • Tanwar appointment is for a period of three years from the day he assumes the office of the Chairman of the Council or until further order. Tanwar, who joined Kurukshetra University as a lecturer in August 1977, has an outstanding academic record, with two gold medals in MA History.
    • The primary aim and objective of the Indian Council of Historical Research is to promote and give directions to historical research and to encourage and foster objective and scientific writing of history. Enhancing the academic standard of the output of ICHR activities has been the foremost objective in it’s agenda.

    Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

    • Indian Council of Historical Research Founded: 27 March 1972;
    • Indian Council of Historical Research Headquarters: New Delhi.

    Agreements News

    6. Adani Group sign agreement with South Korea’s POSCO to develop steel mill

    • Adani Group and South Korea’s largest steelmaker POSCO have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore business opportunities in India. This includes the establishment of a green, environment-friendly integrated steel mill at Mundra, Gujarat. The estimated investment of the project is up to $5 billion (approx. Rs 37,000 crore).
    • The non-binding MoU also intends to collaborate at the group business level in various other sectors such as renewable energy, hydrogen, and logistics in response to carbon reduction requirements.

    Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

    • Adani Group Headquarters: Ahmedabad;
    • Adani Group Founder: Gautam Adani;
    • Adani Group Founded: 1988.

    7. LazyPay tie-up with SBM Bank India to Launch LazyCard

    • LazyPay, a Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) solution by PayU Finance, announced its partnership with SBM Bank India to launch LazyCard, a prepaid payment instrument backed by a credit line that works on the Visa payment network.
    • To empower financially underserved Indians with easy access to credit as their card has limited credit options. LazyCard reaches over 62 million pre-approved users of LazyPay, with a credit limit of up to 5 lakhs.
    • Consumers could avail the Lazycard at zero joining fees and zero annual fees along with multiple transactional benefits and rewards.

    Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

    • SBM Bank Incorporated: 1st December 2018
    • SBM Bank Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra
    • SBM Bank CEO & MD: Sidharth Rath

    8. Axis Bank tie-up with MinkasuPay for biometric-based banking payments

    • Axis Bank has tied up with MinkasuPay to offer a biometric authentication solution for net banking payments in merchant apps using Fingerprint or Face ID, without the need for usernames, passwords, and One-Time Passwords (OTPs). This Solution will reduce the time of payment from 50-60 seconds to just 2-3 seconds and also increase the transaction success rate.
    • MinkasuPay’s biometric authentication solution, which is a 2-Factor-Authentication (FA) solution (mandated by the Reserve Bank of India), will help in increasing quick and secure digital transactions through device binding and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).

    Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

    • Axis Bank Founded: 3 December 1993;
    • Axis Bank Headquarters: Mumbai;
    • Axis Bank MD & CEO: Amitabh Chaudhary;
    • Axis Bank Chairperson: Shri Rakesh Makhija;
    • Axis Bank Tagline: Badhti Ka Naam Zindagi.

    Awards News

    9. Global Private Banking Awards 2021: HDFC Bank named as Best Private Bank in India

    • HDFC Bank was named as the ‘Best Private Bank’ in India at the ‘Global Private Banking Awards 2021’ which was organised by Professional Wealth Management (PWM) in a virtual ceremony.
    • PWM is a wealth management Magazine, published by the Financial Times Group. The award was given for contributing to accelerate key trends, including digitalisation, communication and investment in environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies.

    Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

    • HDFC Bank Headquarters: Mumbai;
    • HDFC Bank Founded: August 1994;
    • HDFC Bank CEO: Sashidhar Jagdishan;
    • HDFC Bank Chairman: Atanu Chakraborty.

    Economy News

    10. UN projects India GDP at 6.5% in FY22

    • The GDP growth forecast of India in fiscal 2022 is estimated to grow at 6.5 per cent as per the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2022 report. Earlier this was estimated at 8.4%.
    • The WESP is a flagship report produced by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA). UN has projected the growth rate for fiscal 2023 (FY 2022-2023) at 5.9 per cent.

    On a calendar year basis UN has projected India’s GDP as follows:

    • 2021 – 9 per cent
    • 2022 – 6.7 per cent
    • 2023 – 6.1 per cent


    • 2021 – 5.5 per cent
    • 2022 – 4.0 per cent
    • 2023 – 3.5 per cent

    Ranks and Reports News

    11. ISFR Report: India’s forest & tree cover rose by 2,261 sq km in last 2 years

    • Union Environment Minister, Bhupender Yadav has launched the 17th edition of the biennial ‘India State of Forest Report (ISFR)’ 2021. ISFR is released by the Forest Survey of India (FSI), every two years since 1987 to assess the country’s forest resources.
    • India’s forest and tree cover rose by 2,261 square kilometres in ISFR 2021 as compared to the assessment of 2019. This includes an increase of 1,540 square kilometres in forest cover and a 721 sq km increase in tree cover.

    Science and Technology News

    12. ISRO successfully tests Cryogenic Engine for Gaganyaan Rocket

    • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully conducted the qualification test of Cryogenic Engine for Gaganyaan programme for a duration of 720 seconds at ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC), Mahendragiri, Tamil Nadu.
    • According to the space agency, the performance of the engine met the test objectives and the engine parameters were closely matching with the predictions during the entire duration of the test.
    • This successful long-duration test is a major milestone for the Human Space Programme – Gaganyaan. It ensures the reliability and robustness of the cryogenic engine for induction into the human-rated launch vehicle for Gaganyaan.
    • Further, this engine will undergo four more tests for a cumulative duration of 1810 seconds. Subsequently, one more engine will undergo two short-duration tests & one long-duration test to complete the cryogenic engine qualification for Gaganyaan Programme.

    Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

    • Chairman and Space Secretary of ISRO: Dr S Somanath;
    • ISRO Headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka;
    • ISRO established: 15 August 1969.

    Sports News

    13. AISCD gets approval to hold first World Deaf T20 Cricket championship 2023

    • The All India Sports Council of the Deaf has got approval from the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) to host the first World Deaf T20 Cricket Championship in Kerala from January 10-20, 2023.
    • This championship was planned to be conducted in 2020-21 but due to the sudden outbreak of coronavirus, it was postponed first to 2022 & now fixed for 2023.
    • A minimum of eight countries are expected to take part in the championship and this kind of international event is being held in India with the approval of the ICSD for the first time.”

    Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

    • International Committee of Sports for the Deaf Founded: 1924;
    • International Committee of Sports for the Deaf Headquarters: Maryland, USA;
    • International Committee of Sports for the Deaf President: Rebecca Adam.

    Important Days

    14. Armed Forces Veterans Day: 14 January 2022

    • In India, the Armed Forces Veterans Day is observed each year on 14 January since 2017. The day aims to acknowledge and honour the selfless devotion and sacrifice of our veterans in the service of the nation.
    • 2022 marks the 6th Armed Forces Veterans Day.
    • It is observed as a mark of respect and recognition of the services rendered by Field Marshal KM Cariappa OBE, the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces who retired on 14 January 1953.

    Obituaries News

    15. Olympic medal-winning Athlete Deon Lendore passes away

    • Olympic athlete Deon Lendore, who participated in the 400 meters race at the 2020 Olympics, passed away at the age of 29 years due to a fatal car accident in Texas, United States (US). He was born on 28 October 1992 in Trinidad and Tobago (the Caribbean Islands, South America), was an expert of 400 meters championships.
    • He participated in the London Olympics in 2012 and won a Bronze medal in 4×400 meter relay. He also participated in the Tokyo Olympic 2021 and in 2016 Rio Olympics.

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