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One Liners of the Day, 28 January 2022

Economy

  • The Ministry of Coal, through its CPSE's, have registered 28.33% YoY growth in Capex achievement for the period ending December 2021. 
  • Budget 2021-22 proposed to enhance the Contingency Fund of India from ₹500 crore to ₹30,000 crores through Finance Bill. 
  • Union Agriculture Minister addresses 4th National Conference on Agriculture for Summer Campaign 2021-22. Government efforts proved effective in increasing the area under Zaid crops from 29.71 to 80.46 lakh hectares in the last three years. 

Nation Affairs

  • To boost S&T cooperation between India and France, CSIR and Institut Pasteur signed an MoU towards advancement in Human Health. 
  • Air India reins now with Tatas 
  • The 12th National Voters' Day was celebrated on 25th January 2021. 
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be hosting the first meeting of the India-Central Asia Summit in a virtual format on 27th January.
  • National Bee Board (NBB) organized a National Conference on Beekeeping Sector in collaboration with the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd. (NAFED), Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED) & National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) on 24.01.2022. 
  • The Ministry of Tourism celebrated National Tourism Day on 25th January 2022 under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration, marking the 75 years of India's independence. 
  • Railway Constitutes High Power Committee to look into concerns of candidates over NTPC CBT-1 result. 
  • A joint maritime exercise Paschim Lehar (XPL-2022) conducted by the Indian Navy off the West Coast was concluded on 25th January 2022. 
  • Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) notified a drone certification scheme for ensuring minimum safety and quality requirements because it will boost indigenous manufacturing on 26th January 2022.
  • Women's Asia Cup Hockey: India lose to South Korea in the Semi-final.

International Affairs

  • The International Monetary Fund recently asked El Salvador to remove the legal status of bitcoin. 
  • Bangladesh: Rural hospital wins prestigious RIBA prize for the most transformative building of the world
  • Face mask rules and Covid restrictions end in England

Persons in News

  • Milena Salvini, ambassador of Kathakali in France, passes away at 84. 
  • Renowned author and social activist Anil Awachat passed away.

State Affairs

  • Grassroots innovator from Karnataka, popular as 'tamarind maniac', selected for Padma Shri for 2022 
  • Andhra Pradesh government created 13 new districts. The districts were created based on Parliamentary constituencies. With this, the total number of districts in Andhra Pradesh has increased to 26. 

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