January 12 Current Affairs

1. Delhi skill champions to represent India at WorldSkills Shanghai 2022 

The winners of Skills National Competition 2022 in Delhi will represent India at the WorldSkills Shanghai 2022.

The first-ever Delhi team of 22 skill champions competed at India Skills National Competition 2022.

Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University (DSEU) had trained these skill stars with 17 world-class training partners in collaboration with Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) across Delhi and India for over 2,200 hours.

2. ICMR award for Dr. Satish Adiga 

Satish Adiga, professor in Clinical Embryology at Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal, has been selected for the Indian Council of Medical Research’s Dr. Subhas Mukherjee Award for the year 2020.

3.Smailov Becomes Kazakhstan’s New Prime Minister 

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev nominated Alikhan Smailov for Prime Minister on January 11, and the lower house of parliament swiftly voted him in during a session broadcast live on state television.

4.Ortega sworn in as president for fourth term in Nicaragua

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega was sworn into office for his fourth consecutive term on Monday, hours after the United States and European Union imposed sanctions on several figures in his government following elections Washington has called a “sham”.

5. Naval variant of BrahMos supersonic missile test-fired from INS Visakhapatnam

An extended range sea-to-sea variant of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired by India from the Indian Navy’s newly commissioned INS Visakhapatnam on Tuesday.
BrahMos, deployed by the Navy on its warships first in 2005, has the capability to hit sea-based targets beyond radar horizon.

6. Khelo India games in Bengaluru in March
The second edition of Khelo India, university-level games, will be held at Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru from March 5, 2022, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be invited to inaugurate the 12-day event.

7. Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya turned author with her autobiography

Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya turned author with her autobiography – ‘Indomitable – A Working Woman’s Notes on Life, Work and Leadership’. Published by HarperCollins India, the book tracks the life and career of the 65-year-old banker, who broke the glass ceiling and stood out in a male-dominated industry.

8.The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has asked the West Bengal chief secretary to get all children care institutions (CCIs) registered under the Juvenile Justice Act 2015.
Citing that it was mandatory for all CCIs to comply with the JJ Act, the NCPCR has sought an action taken report from the state within 10 days.

9. OSIRIS-REx is bringing back an asteroid sample.

OSIRIS-REx is bringing back an asteroid sample. It will arrive home in 2023, ejecting a capsule full of samples that may help eager scientists decipher the origin of Earth’s water and life.
On October 20th, 2021, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft briefly touched asteroid Bennu, from where it is meant to collect samples of dust and pebbles and deliver them back to Earth in 2023.

10.Delhi Assembly has passed an amendment bill to “Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Act, 1971” which recognises the “Takht Damdama Sahib” as fifth Takht of Sikhs.
Takht (Throne) is a seat of temporal authority for Sikhs. Presently, there are five Sikh Takhts. Out of them, three are in Punjab, one in Maharashtra and one in Bihar.


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