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Daily GK Current Affairs viable of 15th January 2022

Daily GK Current Affairs News viable of 15th January 2022. – Here is the Regular current affairs viable of 15th January 2022 covering the following news headlines: North East on Wheels Expedition, 20th Dhaka International Film Festival, Global Women’s Health Tech Awards, Indian Army Day, BrahMos cruise missiles.

Daily Current Affairs update are incorporated with the important news that made the current affairs headlines for competitive exams. Daily Current Affairs Update is the complete box of the important news that held all day long. One should have complete knowledge about banking terms, current affairs news, etc.

So, here is the GK update of 15th January 2022 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt current affairs quiz.

Here current affairs have been categorized which is as follows

  • International News
  • National News
  • Banking News
  • Awards News
  • Important Days
  • Miscellaneous News

International News

  1. Daniel Ortega sworn in as President of Nicaragua for 5th term
  • Nicaraguan President Jose Daniel Ortega Saavedra, the leader of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), was sworn in as the new President. This is his fifth term and fourth consecutive term as President of Nicaragua.
  • He will be in office till January 2027. He assumed the presidency from the head of the National Assembly, Gustavo Poros. Ortega’s first term in power ended in 1990, and upon his return as president in 2007, he quickly began to gain control of key state institutions.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Nicaragua Capital: Managua;
  • Nicaragua Currency: Nicaraguan córdoba.
  1. India give support to Sri Lanka to overcome forex crisis
  • India has announced financial assistance of USD 900 million loans to Sri Lanka to help the island nation in building up its depleted foreign reserves and for food imports. It must be noted that Sri Lanka is currently facing a shortage of almost all essential commodities due to a shortage of dollars to pay for the imports.
  • India is extending its support through the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay met Cabraal and expressed India’s strong support to Sri Lanka in the wake of RBI extending over USD 900 million facilities.
  • These comprise deferment of Asian Clearing Union settlement of over USD 509 million and currency swap of USD 400 million.

National News

  1. ‘North East on Wheels Expedition’ launched to promote Culture of Northeastern States
  • The Minister of State for Culture, Meenakshi Lekhi has launched the ‘North East on Wheels Campaign’ in New Delhi to promote the culture of the northeastern states. The bike campaign is scheduled from 8 to 16 April this year to commemorate the Amrit Mahotsav of Azadi.
  • The 75 bikers participating in this campaign will be selected from across the country and will cover a distance of about 9000 km in the North East region in 6 groups.
  • The campaign will also give a boost to the Dekho Apna Desh initiative of the Ministry of Tourism. Riders will also convey the importance of road safety.

Banking News

  1. Paytm Payments Bank became most preferred UPI beneficiary bank in India
  • Paytm Payments Bank Limited (PPBL) has become the largest and fastest growing UPI beneficiary bank in India. It has become the first beneficiary bank in the country to achieve the milestone of over 926 million UPI transactions in a month.
  • The beneficiary bank is the account holder’s bank who is receiving the money. Paytm Payments Bank has rapidly gained traction as a remittance bank for UPI payments.
  • State Bank of India (SBI) topped the chart of being the largest remitter in December 2021, according to data released by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). State Bank of India followed PPBL as the second largest beneficiary with 664.89 million transactions.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chairman of Paytm Payments Bank Ltd: Vijay Shekhar Sharma;
  • MD and CEO of Paytm Payments Bank Ltd: Satish Kumar Gupta;
  • Paytm Payments Bank Ltd Headquarters: Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

Awards News

  1. NIRAMAI & InnAccel received Global Women’s Health Tech Awards
  • DBT-BIRAC backed start-ups, NIRAMAI Health Analytix Pvt Ltd, and InnAccel Technologies Pvt Ltd have received the Global Women’s Health Tech Awards from the World Bank Group and Consumer Technology Association.
  • The award recognizes innovative startups that leverage technology to improve women’s health and safety. NIRAMAI Health Analytix was selected for early stage breast cancer therapy device. InnAccel was chosen for Fetal Lite, an AI-powered fetal heart rate (FHR) monitor.

Important Days

  1. Indian Army Day observed on 15th January 2022
  • Army Day in India is celebrated every year on 15 January to salute the brave soldiers who laid down their lives to protect the country and its citizens. This year is 74th Indian Army Day.
  • The day is observed to commemorate the day when General (later Field Marshal) KM Cariappa took over command of the army in 1949 from the last British Commander-in-Chief, General Sir FRR Butcher and became the first Commander-in-Chief Were. Indian Army after independence.

Miscellaneous News

  1. 20th Dhaka International Film Festival begins
  • The 20th Dhaka International Film Festival is starting in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The festival will showcase 225 films from 70 countries under 10 categories and will be screened at various locations in Dhaka between January 15-23.
  • The film festival is being organized in a hybrid mode, with multiple films being streamed online during the festival. DIFF will organize the 8th edition of the ‘Women in Cinema’ international convention as well as the 4th edition of the ‘West Meets East’ Screenplay Lab during the festival.
  • Indian entries at the 20th DIFF include films like Kuzhangal directed by PS Vinothraj, Avijatrik directed by Subhrajit Mitra, Maiar Jonjal directed by Indranil Roychowdhury and Aandal directed by Sharif Isa among the 35 entries.

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