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Daily News Digest:27 January 2022

CORRUPTION PERCEPTION INDEX 2021

On 24 January 2022, Transparency International released the Corruption Perception Index 2021.

SWIGGY BECOMES DECACORN

On 24 January 2022, Swiggy, the Indian food startup, became a decacorn, a term used for companies valued at $10 billion or more.

PADMA AWARDS 2022

On 26 January 2022, the Home Ministry announced the list of recipients of the Padma Awards. Around 128 people will be honored this year with awards in three categories: Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri.

FOREIGN CONTRIBUTION REGULATION ACT (FCRA)

On 25 January 2022, the Supreme Court asked 6,000 NGOs to return to the government to address their grievances over the non-renewal of their Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) registration.

DEVICE FOR ORAL CANCER

On 24 January 2022, Scientists from IIT Kharagpur developed a portable, easy-to-use, non-invasive device to detect oral cancer in resource-constrained clinical settings.

PASCHIM LEHAR (XPL-2022)

The Indian Navy's Paschim Lehar (XPL-2022) combined marine exercise on the West Coast concluded on January 25, 2022.

JEEVAN RAKSHA PADAK SERIES OF AWARDS - 2021 TO 51 PEOPLE

On 25 January 2022, the President of India approved the Jeevan Raksha Padak Series of Awards - 2021 to 51 people.

RUSSIA DELIVERS 70,000 AK-203 KALASHNIKOV ASSAULT RIFLES

Russia delivered all 70,000 AK-203 Kalashnikov assault rifles with a contract to the Indian Army on January 25, 2022.

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RUSSIA DELIVERS 70,000 AK-203 KALASHNIKOV ASSAULT RIFLES

About the Contract: The Indian Armed Forces placed an order for 670,000 rifles, with which a contract was signed on December 06, 2021, between India and Kalashnikov (Russia's defence production unit) ...

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JEEVAN RAKSHA PADAK SERIES OF AWARDS - 2021 TO 51 PEOPLE

Key Point: The awards include 06 Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak, Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak to 16 people, and Jeevan Raksha Padak to 29. Five awardees will be given awards posthumously. About Jeevan R ...

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PASCHIM LEHAR (XPL-2022)

About Paschim Lehar: The exercise lasted 20 days and was designed to safeguard Western Naval Command's operating plans and improve inter-service collaboration among the Indian Navy, Indian Air Force ( ...

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DEVICE FOR ORAL CANCER

Key Points: Specialists from the Guru Nanak Institute of Dental Sciences and Research in West Bengal conducted clinical trials. They found the effectiveness of a new method in classifying cancerous s ...

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FOREIGN CONTRIBUTION REGULATION ACT (FCRA)

About FCRA: In general, FCRA requires every person or NGO wishing to receive foreign donations to be registered under the Act, open a bank account to receive foreign funds from the State Bank of Indi ...

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PADMA AWARDS 2022

Key Points: The President presents the awards at events held at his official residence, Rashtrapati Bhawan, in March or April. The Padma Awards 2022 will also be awarded to vaccine makers to semicond ...

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