Page-46 of Current Affairs - January, 2022

Gulabo: India’s oldest sloth bear

On January 10, 2022, India’s oldest sloth bear, named Gulabo, died at the Van Vihar National Park and Zoo in Bhopal. The bear was aged 40. Highlights The female sloth bear was one of the star attractions of this park. She was rescued from a Madaari or street performer, when she was 25-year-old, in May ..

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Kumbalangi: First sanitary-napkin-free panchayat

Kumbalangi village in Cochin is all set to become India’s first sanitary-napkin-free panchayat. Key Points The village has previously won acclaim as India’s first model tourism village. This move is a part of ‘Avalkayi’ initiative, which is being implemented in the Ernakulam parliamentary constituency, in association with “Thingal Scheme” of HLL Management Academy’s and Indian ..

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Rise in Banking Ombudsman complaints

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released its “Annual Report of the Ombudsman Schemes for the year 2020-21”, highlighting a rise in Banking Ombudsman complaints. Key Findings of the report During April 2020-March 2021, report witnessed a 22.27 per cent increase in number of complaints under various ombudsman schemes. ATM & debit cards, mobile banking ..

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Record High US Inflation

On January 12, 2022, the Labour Department in United States (US) reported that consumer prices increased to 7% in December 2021 as compared to 12 months earlier, that is December 2020. Highlights The jump in the consumer prices was hottest year-over-year inflation since June 1982. The core inflation also increased to 5.5% in past year, in fastest ..

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U.K-India Free-trade deal Talks

On January 13, 2022, UK government announced the launch of free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations with India. Key Facts This move is being described as a golden opportunity, of putting British businesses at the front of Indian economy. FTA is likely to take UK’s historic partnership with India to the next level. With this FTA, ..

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UK HS2: Discovery of Roman trading settlement

HS2 archaeologists recently uncovered a wealthy Roman trading settlement near a village in South Northamptonshire. Highlights The team of around 80 archaeologists from MOLA Headland Infrastructure, are involved in excavating an Iron Age village The iron village was developed into a wealthy Roman trading settlement. Presence of an archaeological site in this area has been ..

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