Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: January 15, 2022

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for January 15, 2022


– Armed Forces Veterans Day celebrated on Jan 14
– Defence Ministry allots Rs. 320 crores to Armed Forces Flag Day Fund for the welfare of veterans and their families
– Defence Ministry launches Raksha Pension Shikayat Nivaran Portal designed to speedily redress pension issues
– Tamil Nadu: On the occasion of Pongal, Jallikattu bull taming event begins in Madurai
– 10th century idol discovered in England, returned to India; goat-headed Yogini went missing from Lokhari (UP) in the 1980s
– West Bengal: Lakhs of pilgrims take holy dip at Ganga Sagar on Makar Sankranti
– India undertakes Maritime Partnership Exercise with Japan in Bay of Bengal


– Merchandise exports: India had trade deficit of USD 142.44 billion in April-December 2021-22
– Bilateral trade between India and China at USD 125.66 billion in 2021; $69 billion in favour of China
– India extends USD900 mn aid to Sri Lanka; includes a USD 400 mn currency swap and deferred payment of USD 500 mn
– Indian economy to grow at 9% in FY22 and 6.7% in FY23: UN
– Philippines becomes first country to buy India’s BrahMos supersonic cruise missile system in a contract worth $374.96 million
– RBI proposes new norms for the classification and valuation of the investment portfolio of banks
– Households expecting higher inflation affects bank savings: RBI
– SBI raises $300 million via Formosa bonds
– WPI (wholesale price index-based) inflation declines to 13.56% in December 2021
– Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Ltd (MEIL), Adani Gas top winners of city gas distribution licences


– Ukraine hit by massive cyber attack warning its citizens to “be afraid and expect the worst”
– No breakthrough over Ukraine as NATO-Russia Council talks end in Brussels
– PM Imran Khan launches Pakistan’s first-ever National Security Policy
– China’s global trade surplus surges to record $676.4 billion in 2021


– South Africa (223/198) beat India (210 and 212/3) by 7 wickets at the Newlands in Cape Town to win 3rd Test and series 2-1




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