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Current Affairs 30 January 2022

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Current Affairs 30 January 2022 includes all newspapers such as The Hindu, The Economic Times, Business Standard, Times of India, PTI, Indian Express, and all Government official websites.

 News Headlines 

1. V Anantha Nageswaran Appointed India’s Chief Economic Advisor

2. SPMCIL sets up new bank note printing lines at Nashik and Dewas

3. Gurugram gets India’s largest EV charging station: Can charge 100 cars at once

4. Navy inducts two indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopters ALH-DHRUV MK III in the fleet of Andaman Nicobar Command(ANC)

5. Friendship Hospital in Bangladesh wins the RIBA International Prize 2021

6. Bangladesh has emerged as the top destination for Indian pomegranates over the last few years

7. RBI imposes restrictions on Indian Mercantile Cooperative Bank Ltd, Lucknow; withdrawals capped at Rs 1 lakh

8. ‘A Little Book of India’ by Ruskin Bond

9. Decommissioned INS Khukri to be converted into museum

10. Karnataka launches ‘Brain Health Initiative’ to help people beat Covid stres

11. MeitY unveils roadmap to achieve US$300 billion from electronics manufacturing and exports by 2026

12. NIF Incubation Council ties up with Amazon India to boost Grassroot Innovation

 News Details 

1. V Anantha Nageswaran Appointed India’s Chief Economic Advisor

  • Dr Venkatraman Anantha Nageswaran has been appointed as the chief economic advisor.
  • HIs appointment was following the resignation of Krishnamurthy Subramanian who has returned to academia.
  • Every year, the chief economic advisor presents the economic survey which is presented by the finance minister in Parliament just before the Union Budget.
  • It is an annual document of the ministry.

2. SPMCIL sets up new bank note printing lines at Nashik and Dewas

  • SPMCIL = Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited.
  • SPMCIL under its modernization initiatives has set up New Bank Note Printing Lines each at Currency Note Press, Nashik and Bank Note Press, Dewas.
  • SPMCIL, a Government of India owned Miniratna company.
  • It is engaged in the manufacture / production of Currency & Bank Notes, Security Paper, Non-Judicial Stamp Papers etc.

3. Gurugram gets India’s largest EV charging station: Can charge 100 cars at once.

  • NHEV = National Highway for Electric Vehicle.
  • NHEV inaugurated India’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Gurugram, Haryana.
  • This charging station has been installed and operated by Alektrify.
  • This smart EV charging station gets 100 charging points for four-wheelers, out of which 72 units are AC slow chargers while 24 units consist of DC fast chargers.
  • Prior to this, the country’s largest EV charging station was located in Navi Mumbai.

4. Navy inducts two indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopters ALH-DHRUV MK III in the fleet of Andaman Nicobar Command(ANC)

  • The Advanced Light Helicopter, ALH MK III designed & developed by Hindustan Aeronautical Limited (HAL), is inducted into ANC’s fleet after two decades.
  • Equipped with twin powerful shakti engines, modern radar, electro-optical sensors, etc is capable to carry out missions day & night with max 14 soldiers.

5. Friendship Hospital in Bangladesh wins the RIBA International Prize 2021

  • RIBA = The Royal Institute of British Architects.
  • Friendship Hospital, designed by architect Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury and his studio URBANA in Bangladesh, is the winner of the RIBA International Prize 2021.
  • The RIBA International Emerging Architect 2021 is awarded to Hooba Design Group for the Kohan Ceram Central Office Building in Iran.
  • The RIBA International Prize is awarded every two years,

6. Bangladesh has emerged as the top destination for Indian pomegranates over the last few years

  • India exported 68,502.9 tonnes of the fruit last year, out of which 36,906.77 tonnes went to Bangladesh.,
  • In the current year, 31,185.84 tonnes of pomegranates were exported to Bangladesh out of the 53,524.31 tonnes of fruit exported to Bangladesh.
  • One of the main reasons is the ease of transport and the generally relaxed quality requirements.

7. RBI imposes restrictions on Indian Mercantile Cooperative Bank Ltd, Lucknow; withdrawals capped at Rs 1 lakh

  • RBI has imposed several restrictions on Indian Mercantile Cooperative Bank Ltd, Lucknow, including a cap of Rs 1 lakh on withdrawals.
  • The restrictions came into force from closure of business hours on January 28, 2022 (Friday).
  • RBI said the Lucknow-based co-operative bank will not, without its prior approval, grant or renew any loans and advances, or make any investment.

8. ‘A Little Book of India’ by Ruskin Bond

  • The grand old storyteller from the hills has returned with yet another ‘Little Book’ and this time, it is a more personal take on India – the country which has been his home for 84 years.
  • Published by Penguin Books, in A Little Book of India, Ruskin Bond takes inspiration from his own experiences and pens down an ode to the country’s heritage and diversity.

9. Decommissioned INS Khukri to be converted into museum

  • The Indian Navy handed INS Khukri, the reincarnation of the warship of the same name which had played a key role in 1971 Indo-Pakistan war, to the Union Territory of Diu for public display and to be converted into a museum.
  • It was decommissioned last month after 32 years of service.

10. Karnataka launches ‘Brain Health Initiative’ to help people beat Covid stres

  • Karnataka has launched ‘Brain Health Initiative’, a first-of-its-kind in the country, undertaken by NIMHANS in association with NITI Aayog in the state.
  • NIMHANS = National Institute Of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences.
  • Under this programme, the doctors will be trained in screening and treating mental health patients.
  • The initiative is being rolled out in Bengaluru, Kolar and Chikkaballapur districts on pilot basis.

11. MeitY unveils roadmap to achieve US$300 billion from electronics manufacturing and exports by 2026

  • The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) Ashwini Vaishnaw released a five-year roadmap and vision document for the electronics sector.
  • The roadmap titled “$300 bn Sustainable Electronics Manufacturing & Exports by 2026”.
  • Mobile manufacturing that is expected to cross US $100 billion annual production – up from the current US $30 billion.
  • It is expected to constitute nearly 40 percent of this ambitious growth.

12. NIF Incubation Council ties up with Amazon India to boost Grassroot Innovation

  • National Innovation Foundation’s Incubation and Entrepreneurship Council and Amazon India have signed an MoU for online distribution of products of grassroots innovations, student innovations, and outstanding traditional knowledge-based products.
  • The MoU will make innovations from rural parts of India available universally.

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