Page-49 of Current Affairs - January, 2022

US: First Coin featuring Black Woman

Maya Angelou becomes the first black woman to appear on US coin. The coin was rolled out by US Mint as a part of the American Women Quarters Programme. About Maya Angelou Maya was raped by her mother’s boyfriend at the age of seven. The latter was beaten to death by her uncles. Maya became ..

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The Global Risks Report 2022

The World Economic Forum recently released the Global Risks Report 2022. Cybersecurity, pandemic, climate change and space advancements are the emerging risks to global economy. Key Findings The global economy is to shrink by 2.3% by 2024. However, in developing countries this is to be 5.5%. In rich countries, it will be 0.9% Digital security ..

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World Bank’s ‘Global Economic Prospects’ Report

World bank’s Global Economic Prospects’ Report was released on January 11, 2022. Key Findings of the report The report notes that, Global economic growth will decrease sharply to 4.1% in 2022 and 3.2% in 2023, from 5.5% in 2021. It projects India’s annual growth to be 8.3% in the fiscal year 2021-2022, 8.7% in 2022-23, ..

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Henley Passport Index 2022

Henley Passport Index 2022 was recently released. The latest edition shows record-breaking levels of travel freedom for the top-ranking countries, Japan and Singapore. Key Findings of the report The report also reveals that, there was the widest recorded global mobility gap since the index was created 17 years ago. Passport holders of two Asian nations, Japan ..

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India-South Korea bilateral trade target

India and South Korea have set to achieve bilateral trade target of 50 billion USD by 2030. The target was set during the summit held in 2018. Recently, the foreign ministers of the respective countries met to discuss on terms to achieve the target. How will the target be achieved? The target is to be ..

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MHA Advisory on Transgender Persons in Prisons

On January 10, 2022, Ministry of home affairs (MHA) has released advisory on transgender persons in prisons. What advisory has been issued? Ministry has asked prison authorities to make arrangements inside the jails in order to recognise the identity of transgender inmates and their rights are not discriminated. It has asked prisons chiefs and state ..

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