Editor1 Jan 31 2022 Current Affairs


  1. 30th January is observed as ‘Martyr’s Day’ or ‘Shaheed Diwas’ annually to mark the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi was shot and killed by Nathuram Godse during his evening prayers in the Birla House on January 30, 1948.
  2. ‘World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day’ (World NTD Day) is observed on January 30 every year. 2022 theme is ‘Achieving health equity to end the neglect of poverty-related diseases’.
  3. ‘World Leprosy Day’ is observed globally on the last Sunday of January every year. In 2022, the World Leprosy Day falls on January 30, 2022. Theme of ‘World Leprosy Day 2022’ is “United for Dignity”.
  4. ‘Beating the Retreat ceremony’ was held at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi on 29 January 2022. It marked the culmination of the 73rd Republic Day celebrations.
  5. India’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging station with a capacity of 100 charging points for 4 wheelers, was opened at Delhi-Jaipur National Highway in Gurugram.
  6. Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd.(IREDA) signed the MoU, in Jan 2022, to provide its techno-financial expertise to set up a rooftop solar power project.
  7. Pushp Kumar Joshi has been named to be the new Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (HPCL), the nation’s third-largest oil refining and fuel marketing company.
  8. Researchers from West Bengal's Guru Nanak Institute of Dental Sciences have developed a new approach for detecting oral tumors.
  9. The indigenous Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) MK III aircraft was formally inducted at INS Utkrosh at Port Blair on January 28, 2022. 
  10. ISRO successfully conducted a 25-second qualification test for its liquid propellant-based Vikas engine to be used under the Gaganyaan mission, in January 2022.
  11. Social worker Baba Iqbal Singh passed away in January 2022. He was awarded the ‘Padma Shri’ for his contributions in the field of social work in 2022.
  12. Mumbai-headquartered online gaming company Games24×7 has roped in Hrithik Roshan as brand ambassador for its online skill gaming platform, RummyCircle.
  13. The U-19 World Cup is being played from January 14 to February 2, 2022, in West Indies. 
  14. Australian Tennis player Ashleigh Barty defeated American Danielle Collins to win the Australian Open women’s title on 29 January 2022.
  15. Rafael Nadal wins a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title after making a stunning comeback in the men's singles final at Australian Open 2022.

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