Daily GK Update: 21st January 2022

By Vijay Kumar|Updated : January 21st, 2022

 National & International Appointments

1. Dileep Sanghani elected as IFFCO chairman

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  • Dileep Sanghani has been elected as chairman (17th) of the Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO).
  • He succeeds Balvinder Singh Nakai.
  • Sanghani was elected as the vice-chairman of IFFCO in the year 2019.
  • IFFCO is a multi-state cooperative society engaged in the business of manufacturing and marketing fertilisers.
  • IFFCO Headquarters: New Delhi.

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 Defense

2. India successfully test fires BrahMos supersonic cruise missile

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  • BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with increased indigenous content and improved performance was successfully testfired from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha
  • The launch was conducted by Brahmos Aerospace in close coordination with the teams of the Defence Research and Development Organisation
  • The missile was equipped with advanced indigenous technologies and followed a modified optimal trajectory for enhanced efficiency and improved performance

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 International Affairs

3. Bangladesh to make Unique Business ID mandatory for e-commerce entities

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  • The Bangladesh government will make the Unique Business ID (UBID) mandatory for all e-commerce entities in the country
  • According to Zunaid Ahmed Palak(State Minister for IT),all digital commerce operators in the country will be required to register with the government using the UBID.
  • The use of these mechanisms to regulate the e-commerce sector will restore public confidence in the digital business
  • Prime minister: Sheikh Hasina
  • Capital:Dhaka
  • Currency: Bangladeshi taka

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 Obituaries

4. Saturnino de la Fuente, the world's oldest man passes away at 112

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  • The oldest person living (male) Saturnino de la Fuente García (112 years & 341 days) has passed away at home in León, a city in northwest Spain,
  • Saturnino claimed the record as the oldest person living (male) in September 2021 when he was exactly 112 years and 211 days.
  • De la Fuente was a cobbler by trade and started working in a shoe factory at age 13.
  • He was born in the Puente Castro neighbourhood of León on Feb. 11, 1909.

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 Defense

5. Amar Jawan Jyoti to merge with War Memorial flame

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  • According to defence officials, the Amar Jawan Jyoti flame at India Gate will be merged with the flame at the newly constructed National War Memorial in the same complex.
  • The Amar Jawan Jyoti was erected as a memorial to fallen soldiers of the 1971 operations that led to the freedom of Bangladesh.
  • It is housed inside the India Gate, a British era memorial to soldiers who lost their lives in pre-independence operations.

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 National Affairs

6. Over 76500 ‘Agri Nutri Gardens’ established under Agri Nutri Garden Week

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  • Over 76 thousand 500 ‘Agri Nutri Gardens’ have been established under the Agri Nutri Garden Week’ as against the target of 7500.
  • Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM) observed this week from 10th to 17th of this month.
  • It is the Mission’s agenda to support every rural poor household to have Agri Nutri Garden to fulfil the family’s nutritional needs.
  • Excess production can also be sold for income generation.

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 National Affairs

7. M Modi inaugurates newly built Circuit House building near Somnath Temple

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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the newly built Circuit House building near Somnath Temple in Gujarat through video conferencing.
  • The new circuit house building has been constructed by the Gujarat government at a cost of more than 30 crore rupees.
  • The historic Somnath Temple is visited by lakhs of devotees from India and abroad every year.
  • The landscaping of the circuit house has been done in such a way that sea view is available from every room.

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 Agreement

8. India, Sri Lanka extend existing Science & Technology cooperation for three

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  • India and Sri Lanka have extended the existing Science and Technology cooperation for three more years.
  • Now, the countries focus on new areas like waste-water technologies, sustainable agriculture, aerospace engineering, robotics and artificial intelligence.
  • The decision was taken during the 5th Joint Committee meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation between India and Sri Lanka.

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 Sports

9. Babar Azam named captain of ICC Men's ODI Team of Year 2021

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  • According to the global cricket body, Pakistan captain Babar Azam has been named as the captain of the ICC Men's ODI Team of the Year.
  • He was also named the skipper of the Men's Team of the Year for 2021.
  • There were no Indians in the ICC T20I Men's Team of the Year but Smriti Mandhana found a spot in the Women's T20I Team of the Year.

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 National Affairs

10. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grand statue to be installed at India Gate

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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that a grand statue of iconic freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chand Bose will be installed at India Gate.
  • He said, till the grand statue of Netaji Bose is completed, a hologram statue of his would be present at the same place. 
  • Mr. Modi will unveil the hologram statue on 23rd January, Netaji’s birth anniversary.

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 Honours & Awards

11. Albert Bourla wins $1 million Genesis Prize for development of COVID-19 vac

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  • Albert Bourla was awarded the prestigious Genesis Prize for his efforts in leading the development of a COVID-19 vaccine
  • He is the chairman and chief executive of global pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc.,
  • The $1 million awards are granted each year to a person for their professional achievements, contributions to humanity and commitment to Jewish values
  • Bourla had received the largest number of votes in an online campaign (200,000 people in 71 countries participated).

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 Arts & Culture

12. Suriya's Tamil socio-drama 'Jai Bhim' nominated for Best Featured Film

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  • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the list of 276 films that is eligible for consideration at the 94th Oscars.
  • Suriya's hard-hitting Tamil socio-drama Jai Bhim is India's entry into The Academy.
  • Jai Bhim is the fourth Indian film to get nominated for Oscars after Mother India, Salaam Bombay, and Lagaan
  • Malayalam superstar Mohanlal’s latest period drama Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham has also officially made it to the Oscars 2021 list.


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Daily GK Update: 21st January 2022

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