Current Affairs 2 January 2022

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2 January 2022 Current Affairs

Prashant Chaturvedi

Appointments

Atul Kumar Goel appointed as new MD and CEO of Punjab National Bank.

Atul Kumar Goel will be the new MD and CEO of Punjab National Bank (PNB) effective from February 1, 2022. He will replace S.S. Mallikarjuna Rao. Before joining PNB, He was MD and CEO of UCO Bank.

Important Points:

PNB Headquarters: New Delhi
PNB Founded: 19 May 1894 in Lahore, Pakistan
PNB Tag Line: The name you can bank upon

Awards and Honours

Kishore Kumar Yedam conferred with World CEO Winner of the Year 2021 award.

The most prominent C-level executive awards have crowned Kishore Kumar Yedam as ‘World CEO Winner of the Year 2021’. The World CEO Rankings (TWCR) are online awards owned by Plus Media Group. The Awards are launched to acknowledge the best CEOs worldwide.

Rohit Kumar honoured with “Bihar Vibhuti Samman”.

Media Trendz’s founder Rohit Kumar has recently been honoured with “Bihar Vibhuti Samman” at the Bihar Entrepreneurship Conclave 2021. The event, which was held at NDMC Convention Centre New Delhi, was organized by Let’s Inspire Bihar.

Important Points:

Bihar Governor: Phagu Chauhan
Bihar CM: Nitish Kumar
Bihar Capital: Patna
Bihar Language: Hindi

Important Days

DRDO celebrated its 64th foundation day on 1st January 2022.

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) celebrated its 64th foundation day on 1st January 2022. It was on this day in 1958 when DRDO was formed to make India strong and self-reliant in terms of science and technology and especially in military technologies.

Important Points:

DRDO Chief: G. Satheesh Reddy
DRDO Headquarters: New Delhi
Defence Minister: Rajnath Singh

International News

Germany shuts down three of its six nuclear power plants.

Germany has shut down three of its six nuclear power plants, as part of the country’s phase-out of nuclear energy and turned its focus to renewables. The government decided to speed up the phasing out of nuclear power following Japan’s Fukushima reactor meltdown in 2011 when an earthquake and tsunami destroyed the coastal plant in the world’s worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986.

The plants in Brokdorf in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein, Grohnde in Lower Saxony and Unit C at Gundremmingen in Bavaria in the south shut down late yesterday after three and half decades in operation.

Important Points:

Germany President: Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Germany Capital: Berlin
Germany Currency: Euro
Germany Language: German

Bangladesh Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina inaugurated the Dhaka International Trade Fair.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the 26th annual Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) on 1st January 2022. She declared the ICT products and services as the ‘product of the year 2022’.

Important Points:

Bangladesh President: Abdul Hamid
Bangladesh Prime Minister: Sheikh Hasina
Bangladesh Capital: Dhaka
Bangladesh Language: Bengali
Bangladesh Currency: Taka

National News

Narendra Modi laid foundation stone of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. The Sports University will be established at an estimated cost of about Rs 700 Crore and will be equipped with modern and state of the art sports infrastructure including synthetic Hockey ground, Football ground, Basketball / Volleyball / Handball / Kabaddi ground, Lawn tennis court, Gymnasium hall, Synthetic running stadium, Swimming pool, Multipurpose hall and a Cycling velodrome.

The university will also house facilities for Shooting, Squash, Gymnastics, Weightlifting, Archery, Canoeing and Kayaking, among other facilities. The University will have the capacity of training 1080 sports persons including 540 female and 540 male sportspersons.

Important Points:

Uttar Pradesh Governor: Anandi Ben Patel
Uttar Pradesh CM: Yogi Adityanath
Uttar Pradesh Capital: Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh Language: Hindi

Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launches nationwide 100 days reading campaign – Padhe Bharat.

Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on 1st January 2022 launched a nationwide 100-day reading campaign, “Padhe Bharat”. The Campaign is in alignment with the National Education Policy (NEP)-2020 which emphasizes the promotion of joyful reading culture for children by ensuring the availability of age-appropriate reading books for children in their mother tongue, regional and local languages.

Prime Minister Modi transfers 10th installment of PM Kisan scheme to the bank accounts of 10 crore farmers.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has released the 10th installment of financial benefit under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme through video conferencing. More than 20 thousand crore rupees were transferred to over ten crore farmer families. Mr. Modi also released an equity grant of more than 14 crore rupees to about 351 Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) which will benefit more than one lakh 24 thousand farmers.

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojna (Launched- 24 February 2019): To provide Rs. 6000 per annum in three installments to all the eligible farmers.

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