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Daily Current Affairs 22nd January 2024: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 22nd January2024. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 22nd January2024. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 22nd January2024 Current affairs test.

 

**National News**

1. Introduction of the Solar-Powered “Surya Tilak” at Ayodhya Ram Temple

  • The Ayodhya Ram Temple is unveiling an innovative solar-powered “Surya Tilak” for the idol of Ram Lalla, designed to mark the forehead of the deity with sunlight during the Ram Navami festival.
  • This system, created by the Central Building Research Institute under Saroj Kumar Panigrahi’s leadership, operates without conventional power sources, reflecting the temple’s dedication to traditional values.

2. “Pran Pratishtha” Ceremony at Ram Mandir in Ayodhya

  • The upcoming inauguration of the Ram Mandir features the significant “Pran Pratishtha” ceremony, signifying the spiritual awakening of Lord Ram’s idol.
  • This ceremony includes the idol’s purification, adornment with sacred attire and jewels, and its placement in the temple’s sanctum, marking a historic moment for devotees globally.

3. The 84-Second ‘Mool Muhurat’ at Ayodhya’s Ram Mandir Inauguration

  • An integral 84-second ‘Mool Muhurat’, part of a 48-minute ‘Abhijit Muhurat’, will mark a momentous period during the Ram Mandir’s inauguration in Ayodhya.
  • This period, starting at 12:16 PM and ending at 12:59 PM, is considered highly auspicious and culturally significant, believed to bring nationwide blessings.

4. New Galleries Inaugurated by G. Kishan Reddy at Salar Jung Museum

  • Union Minister for Culture and Tourism, G. Kishan Reddy, has inaugurated five new galleries at Hyderabad’s Salar Jung Museum, enhancing its artistic scope.
  • The galleries include an Indian Sculpture Gallery, a Bidriware Gallery, a Lamp and Chandelier Gallery, a European Bronze Gallery, and a European Marble Gallery.

5. Foundation of “Ayush Diksha” Centre Laid by Union Ayush Minister

  • Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister of Ayush, laid the foundation for the “Ayush Diksha” centre in Bhubaneswar, aiming to advance Ayurvedic practices and research.
  • The center is poised to be a premier institution for Ayush professionals, emphasizing collaboration, capacity building, and innovative research.

**State News**

6. Mamani Ethnic Food Festival in Purig, Ladakh

  • Heritage Village Styangkung Barsoo hosted the Mamani Ethnic Food Festival, celebrating Ladakh’s cultural and culinary heritage, with the Yokma Group winning this year’s event.
  • Organized by the Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation and Nyarpa Committee Styangkung, the festival highlights Ladakh’s unique traditions and gastronomy.

7. 52nd Statehood Anniversary of Tripura, Manipur, and Meghalaya

  • The 52nd anniversary of the statehood of Tripura, Manipur, and Meghalaya was celebrated, commemorating their inclusion as states in the Indian Union in 1972.
  • The day was marked by cultural programs, highlighting the journey and achievements of these states since their establishment.

**Defence News**

8. Operation Sarvashakti Initiated by Indian Army

  • The Indian Army has launched Operation Sarvashakti in Jammu and Kashmir to combat terrorism, particularly targeting groups linked to Pakistan.
  • The operation, focusing on the Pir Panjal ranges, involves coordinated efforts among defense and intelligence agencies, signifying a major counter-terrorism initiative.

**Economy News**

9. Overview of India’s Government Budgeting Process

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  • The government budgeting process in India, aligned with the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) Act of 2003, involves presenting specific fiscal documents alongside the annual budget.
  • This process, ensuring transparency and accountability, is part of the broader goal of maintaining fiscal discipline and stability in the economy.

**Banking News**

10. Praveen Achuthan Kutty Appointed as DCB Bank’s MD & CEO

  • The Reserve Bank of India has approved Praveen Achuthan Kutty as DCB Bank’s new Managing Directorand CEO, bringing over thirty years of experience in Retail and SME banking.
  • Kutty’s appointment is set to bring new strategies and perspectives to DCB Bank, succeeding Murali Natrajan.

**Business News**

11. Sony Terminates $10 Billion Merger Deal with Zee Entertainment

  • Sony has called off its $10 billion merger agreement with Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd and Culver Max Entertainment due to unmet conditions within the 24-month deadline.
  • This decision marks a significant change in the business strategies of both corporations.

**Ranks & Reports News**

12. WHO Guidelines on Generative AI in Healthcare

  • The World Health Organization has released guidelines for the ethical application of Large Multi-Modal Models like ChatGPT in healthcare.
  • These guidelines address the use, risks, and governance of LMMs in various healthcare aspects, including diagnosis, patient care, and research.

13. A+ Rating Achieved by Four DISCOMs

  • Four electricity distribution companies from Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, including BSES Rajdhani Power Limited and Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited, have received A+ ratings in the CSRD report.
  • This rating reflects their commitment to providing high-quality electricity distribution services and excellent consumer service.

**Summits & Conferences News**

14. Insights from the 19th NAM Summit in Uganda

  • External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar shared updates from the 19th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit, held in Uganda under the theme ‘Deepening Cooperation for Shared Global Affluence’.
  • The NAM Summit, representing over 120 developing nations, serves as a platform for discussing global issues and reinforcing the principles of mutual respect and shared prosperity.
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