News Headlines 8 January 2022

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News Headlines 8 January 2022

Prashant Chaturvedi

Appointment News

Hero MotoCorp appointed Arun Jaura as its chief technology officer (CTO).

Myntra appointed Achint Setia as marketing head.

RBI approved Anup Bagchi’s re-appointment as ICICI Bank Executive Director.

CSS Corp appointed Wipro’s ex-leader Ashok Philipose as chief delivery officer (CDO).

Awards and Honours

Uttar Pradesh has been awarded the first prize in 3rd National Water Awards-2020 in the best state category, followed by Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. Click Here for Winners List

The 19th Chennai International Film Festival Awards announced.

  • Special Jury Award – Lakshmi Priya.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Director Singeetam Srinivasa Rao
  • Amitabh Bachchan Youth Icon Award – Singer Sid Sriram.
  • Best Picture – ‘Sivaranjaniyum Innum Sila Pengalum

Mundassery Memorial Literary Awards for 2020 announced. The awards are given to teachers for best works in the categories of creative literature, scientific literature, and children’s literature.

  • Scientific literature – The work Puzhayude Ettavum Thazeyulla Kadavu by P. Suresh
  • Creative literature – The work Deshathile Vidhavayude Veedu by D. Shaji
  • Children’s literature – The work Schoolkathakal by M. Krishnadas

Banking News

PhonePe crosses 350 mn users milestone; 1 in 4 Indians now use the app.

RBI approved Anup Bagchi’s re-appointment as ICICI Bank Executive Director.

PSBs recorded net profit of ₹31,820 cr in FY21, highest in 5 years.

Economy estimated to grow at 9.2% in 2021-22.

According to IHS, India is likely to overtake Japan as Asia’s second-largest economy by 2030. Currently, Indian Economy is the 6th largest in the world, behind US, China, Japan, Germany & UK.

Important Days

Bureau of Indian Standards celebrated 75th Establishment Day on 7th January 2022.

National News

India has crossed 150.52 crore COVID-19 vaccination coverage mark on 7th January 2022. Out of the total vaccination, more than 87.80 crore doses have been administered as first dose and 62.71 crore doses were administered as second dose.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the second campus of Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute in Kolkata.

Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh flags-in India’s first multi-dimensional adventure sports expedition conducted by NIMAS in France.

Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena launched the country’s first Mobile Honey Processing Van at Village Sirora, Ghaziabad, UP.

As of 7th January 2022, 20 crore registered unorganised workers on E-shram portal on. eSHRAM portal was launched on 26 August 2021 with the objective of creating a National Database of Unorganized Workers.

Shri Nitin Gadkari laid Foundation Stone for 336 kms of 10 National Highway Projects worth Rs 14169 Crore in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.

Union Steel Minister, Ram Chandra Prasad Singh, on 7th January, laid the foundation stone for the new 5 MTPA project at JSW Steel Vijayanagar Works integrated steel facility in Ballari, Karnataka.

Union Tourism Minister G. Kishan Reddy virtually inaugurates PRASHAD projects at Govardhan, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. Rs. 500 cr allocated for state of Uttar Pradesh under SWADESH DARSHAN scheme.

Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS) has been selected by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India, for implementing the second phase of the passport seva programme – the country’s largest mission.

Obituaries News

Sidney Poitier, first Black man to win Best Actor Oscar passed away.

Madhav G. Suvarna, a former FIFA referee and AIFF & AFC match commissioner passed away.

Peter Bogdanovich, director of ‘Paper Moon,’ dead at 82.

State News

On 7th January 2022, Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh inaugurated Sarita Regional Boxing Academy at Mayang Imphal in Imphal West. Laishram Sarita Devi is an Indian boxer from Manipur.

UP Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath Govt. announced 50% rebate in electricity bills for private tube wells of farmers.

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