Latest Current Affairs of January 2022

The Indian hockey player who has become the first Indian male athlete and second Indian sportsperson overall to be awarded the World Games Athlete of the Year award 2021PR Sreejesh
The well-known hockey player, the captain 1964 Olympic Gold winning team, who passed away on 27.01.2022Shri Charanjit Singh
The state which has announced the formation of 13 new districts taking the total number of districts in the state to 26Andhra Pradesh
The Italian-born French exponent and teacher of Indian classical dance, Kathakali, awarded Padma Shri in 2019, who passed away on 25.01.2022Ms. Milena Salvini
The theme of National Voters' Day observed on 25 January 2022Making Elections Inclusive, Accessible and Participative
The Indian shuttler who has won the women's singles title of the Syed Modi Badminton Championship 2022 defeating Malvika Bansod in the finalsPV Sindhu
The Maltese politician who has been elected as the President of the European Union ParliamentMs. Roberta Metsola
The well-known cartoonist, creator of Bengali comic strips Handa Bhonda, Bantul the Great and Nonte Phonte who passed away on 18.01.2022Narayan Debnath
The Indian player who has won the India Open 2022 Men's Singles badminton title defeating Singapore's Loh Kean Yew in the finals at KD Jadhav Indoor Hall in New DelhiLakshya Sen
The player from Thailand who has won the India Open 2022 Women's Singles badminton title defeating her compatriot Supanida Katethong in the finals at KD Jadhav Indoor Hall in New DelhiBusanan Ongbamrungphan
The State which has increased the retirement age for its employees from 60 to 62 yearsAndhra Pradesh
The Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre who has been appointed the Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation succeeding Shri K SivanShri S Somanath
The student innovator turned environmentalist from Tiruvannamalai district of Tamil Nadu, who has been selected as a "changemaker" and Batonbearer for the ongoing 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay (12-15 January 2022) in IndiaMs. Vinisha Umashankar
The French economist who has been chosen to be the Chief Economist of International Monetary Fund from 01.04.2022 succedding Ms. Gita GopinathPierre-Olivier Gourinchas
The theme of National Youth Day 2022 observed on 12 January 2022It's all in the mind
The day in December which has been chosen to be observed as Veer Baal Diwas by the Govt of India as a tribute to the martyr sons of Guru Gobind Singh26 December
The place at which India's first open rock museum was inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Jitendra SinghHyderabad
The British Sikh Army officer who has become the first person of Indian origin to complete a solo unsupported trek to the South PoleCaptain Harpreet Chandi
The place at which foundation stone of Heartfulness International Yoga Academy was laid by the Union Ayush Minister Sarbananda SonowalHyderabad
The Indian social worker and social activist known particularly for her work in raising orphaned children in India who passed away on 04.01.2022Sindhutai Sapkal
The place in Uttar Pradesh at which the foundation stone of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University was laid by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra ModiMeerut
The team which has won the U-19 Asia Cup 2021 defeating India in the finals in DubaiSri Lanka

Australian Open 2022

Men's SinglesRafael Nadal (Spain)Daniil Medvedev (Russia)
Women's SinglesAshleigh Barty (Australia)Danielle Collins (USA)
Men's DoublesThanasi Kokinakis and Nick Kyrgios (Australia)Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell (Australia)
Women's DoublesBarbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova (Czech Republic)Anna Danilina (Kazhakstan) and Beatriz Haddad Maia (Brazil)
Mixed's DoublesKristina Mladenovic (France) and Ivan Dodig (Croatia)Jaimee Fourlis and Jason Kubler (Australia)

Note: Rafael Nadal has the maximum number of Grand Slam Men's Singles titles i.e. 21. Earlier to this both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal had 20 titles each.

2021 ICC Awards

Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year: Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan)

Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy for ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year: Smriti Mandhana (India)

ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year: Joe Root (England)

ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year: Babar Azam (Pakistan)

ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year: Lizelle Lee (South Africa)

ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year: Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan)

ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year: Tammy Beaumont (England)

ICC Emerging Men’s Cricketer of the Year: Janneman Malan (South Africa)

ICC Emerging Women’s Cricketer of the Year: Fatima Sana (Pakistan)

ICC Men’s Associate Cricketer of the Year: Zeeshan Maqsood (Oman)

ICC Women’s Associate Cricketer of the Year: Andrea-Mae Zepeda (Austria)

Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2022

Institutional Category: Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management (GIDM), established in 2012, which has been working to enhance the disaster risk reduction (DRR) capacity of Gujarat.

Individual Category: Professor Vinod Sharma, a senior professor at the Indian Institute of Public Administration and Vice-Chairman of the Sikkim State Disaster Management Authority, was the founder co-ordinator of the National Centre of Disaster Management, now known as the National Institute of Disaster Management. He has worked tirelessly towards bringing disaster risk reduction (DRR) to the forefront of the national agenda.

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2021

Best Men's PlayerRobert LewandowskiPolandBayern Munich
Best Women's PlayerAlexia PutellasSpainBarcelona
Best FIFA Special AwardCristiano Ronaldo*PortugalManchester United
Best FIFA Special AwardChristine Sinclair*CanadaPortland Thomas FC

Both Cristiano Ronaldo and Christine Sinclair have been awarded to recognize them for becoming the all-time leading international goalscorers in men and women's senior football, respectively.

Pt. Birju Maharaj (Dancer, Composer, Singer)

Born: 04.02.1937 Passed away: 17.01.2022

Real Name: Brijmohan Nath Mishra

Exponent of Kathak dance

Awards: Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1964); Padma Vibhushan (1986); Kalidas Samman (1987) Lata Mangeshkar Puraskar (2002); National Film Award for Best Choreography for Unnai Kaanaathu (Vishwaroopam) (2012); Filmfare Award for Best Choreography for Mohe Rang Do Laal (Bajirao Mastani)(2016)

His father Shri Achan Maharaj, uncles Sambhu Maharaj and Lachchu Maharaj were also Kathak exponents. Pt. Birju Maharaj was also a vocalist in Hindustani classical music.

India - South Africa ODI Series 2022

TestVenueWinnerMan of the Match
1.PaarlSouth Africa won by 31 runsRassie Van Der Dussen
2.PaarlSouth Africa by 7 wktsQuinton de Kock
3.Cape TownSouth Africa by 4 runsQuniton de Kock

Player of the series: Quinton de Kock

India - South Africa Test Series 2021-22

TestVenueWinnerMan of the Match
1.CenturionIndia by 113 runsKL Rahul
2.JohannesburgS. Africa by 7 wktsDean Elgar
3.Cape TownS. Africa by 7 wktsKeegan Petersen

Player of the series: Keegan Petersen

3rd National Water Awards 2020

Best State: 1. Uttar Pradesh; 2. Rajasthan; 3. Tamil Nadu

Best District (North Zone): Muzaffarnagar (U.P.)

Best District (South Zone): Thiruvanthapuram (Kerala)

Best District (East Zone): East Champaran (Bihar)

Best District (West Zone): Indore (M.P.)

Best District (North-East Zone): Goalpara (Assam)

Important Days of January

World Braille Day: 04 January 2022

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First Observed in: 2019

International Day of Education: 24 January 2022

Designated by : United Nations General Assembly

Theme: Changing Course, Transforming Education

First Observed in: 2019

International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust: 27 January 2022

Designated by : United Nations General Assembly

Theme: Memory, Dignity and Justice

First Observed in: 2006

World Leprosy Day: 30 January 2022 (Last Sunday of January)

Designated by : World Health Organisation

Theme: United for Dignity

Padma Awards 2022

Padma Vibhushan

Art : Ms. Prabha Atre

Literature and Education : Shri Radheyshyam Khemka (Posthumous)

Civil Service :General Bipin Rawat (Posthumous)

Public Affairs :Shri Kalyan Singh (Posthumous)

Padma Bhushan

Public Affairs : Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad

Art : Shri Victor Banerjee

Art : Ms. Gurmeet Bawa (Posthumous)

Public Affairs : Shri Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee

Trade and Industry : Shri Natarajan Chandrasekaran

Trade and Industry : Shri Krishna Ella and Smt. Suchitra Ella* (Duo)

Others-Culinary : Ms. Madhur Jaffery

Sports : Shri Devendra Jhajharia

Art : Shri Rashid Khan

Civil Service : Shri Rajiv Mehrishi

Trade and Industry : Shri Satya Narayana Nadella

Trade and Industry : Shri Sundararajan Pichai

Trade and Industry : Shri Cyrus Poonawalla

Science and Engineering : Shri Sanjaya Rajaram (Posthumous)

Literature and Education : Ms. Pratibha Ray

Literature and Education : Swami Sachidanand

Literature and Education : Shri Vashishth Tripathi

Padma Shri


Monumental National Flag

Important Features

  • Made of : 4500 meters of hand-spun, hand-woven Khadi
  • Size: 225 feet long by 150 feet wide
  • Weight: 1400 kg
  • Took 49 days for 70 artisans to prepare this flag
  • First displayed at: Leh on 02.10.21
  • Second display at: Hindon Air Force Station on 08.10.21 (Air Force Day)
  • Third display at: Red Fort on 21.10.21 (100 crore vaccinations)
  • Fourth display at: Naval Dockyard, Mumbai on 04.12.21 (Navy Day)
  • Fifth display at Longewala, Jaisalmer on 15.01.22 (Army Day)

79th Golden Globe Awards

Best Motion Picture (Drama): The Power of the Dog directed by Jane Campion

Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy): West Side Story directed by Steven Spielberg

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