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Daily News Digest:19 January 2022

LEAP PROGRAMME OF FLIPKART

On January 17, 2022, Flipkart announced that it would be expanding its flagship 'Leap' acceleration program into two new programs to enhance assistance and nurture selected startups in India. 

HYBRID TERRORISTS

On 17 January 2022, Jammu and Kashmir police said that the biggest challenge for the security forces in the union territory would be hybrid terrorists.

PATRIOTIC MILLIONAIRES

A group of more than 100 billionaires and millionaires has appealed to the political and business leaders of the World Economic Forum: make us pay more tax.

CLIMATE HAZARDS AND VULNERABILITY ATLAS OF INDIA

The Climate Hazards and Vulnerability Atlas of India, developed by scientists at the Climate Research and Services (CRS) office of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Pune, was launched. It was unveiled by Dr Jitendra Singh, head of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), on 15 January.

ASTEROID 1994 PC1

The asteroid 1994 PC1 passed by Earth on January 18, 2022. It passed by at a distance of 1.2 million miles which is five times the distance between the moon and the Earth. Therefore, the asteroid did not cause any damage to the Earth.

COLLARWALI TIGRESS

On 17 January 2022, legendary Collarwali Tigress, who gave birth to 29 cubs, died in Pench Tiger Reserve (PTR) in Madhya Pradesh due to old age.

DARMI, HEENA AND VIRAT AWARDED THE CHIEF OF THE ARMY STAFF COMMENDATION

Darmi, Heena, and Virat were awarded the Chief of the Army Staff Commendation. They were honoured on the eve of Army Day on January 15 for their exemplary service.

NARAYAN DEBNATH

Narayan Debnath, the famous Bengali comics artist, writer, and artist, died after a long illness. He was 97 years old.

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ASTEROID 1994 PC1

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CLIMATE HAZARDS AND VULNERABILITY ATLAS OF INDIA

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PATRIOTIC MILLIONAIRES

  Key PointS: The group calls itself the “Patriotic Millionaires”. They said the ultra-wealthy people were not forced to pay their share of the global economic recovery due to the pa ...

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