Current Affairs - January, 2022

COVID: IIT-J AI-based Chest X-Ray

An Artificial Intelligence (AI) based chest X-Ray technique was recently developed by researchers from Indian Institutes of Technology Jodhpur (IIT-J). This chest X-Ray technique will be used for Covid-19A screening. Key Points Team of researchers have proposed a deep learning-based algorithm called COMiT-Net. This algorithm will learn the abnormalities present in chest X-Ray images for ..

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Aditya-L1 mission – Key Facts

ISRO is likely to launch “Aditya-L1 mission” to study the sun, in year 2022. Key Points The Aditya-L1 mission will be placed into a point called L1 Lagrange point. This mission will be ISRO’s 2nd space-based astronomy mission after AstroSat. AstroSat was launched in 2015. Aditya-L1 was earlier named as Aditya 1 and was meant ..

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Fly Ash Management and Utilisation Mission

National Green Tribunal (NGT) recently directed to constitute a ‘Fly Ash Management and Utilisation Mission’ Highlights NGT passed this order by taking note of ‘unscientific handling and storage’ of fly ash by coal thermal power stations. For instance, it took note of draining of industrial effluents and fly ash in the Rihand Reservoir. Fly Ash Management and Utilisation Mission ..

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India’s First Geo Park

The first geological park of India will be built in Lamheta, Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. Key Points Approval for the park was given by Geological Survey of India, under ministry of mining. Park will be constructed with an investment of Rs 35 crores, over five-acre land. Why will park be built in Lamheta? The geological ..

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Ireland: 50 years of bloody Sunday

On 30 January 1972, the British soldiers killed a group of unarmed civilians. These civilians were protesting in the Bogside area of Derry. This incident is referred to as bloody Sunday. In 2022, the people of Northern Ireland marked fifty years of Bloody Sunday. What happened on Bloody Sunday? A group of innocent civilians protested ..

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Manipur Freight Train connectivity

On January 27, 2022, the first goods train reached the Rani Gaidinliu station of Manipur. This is the first freight train to enter Manipur after 75 years. This shows the rapid transformation happening in the state of Manipur. New Railway Line in Manipur Manipur is a hilly state. Because of this reason it was difficult ..

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