Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: January 18, 2022

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for January 18, 2022

INDIA

– Kathak dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj dies aged 83 in Delhi; won Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1964) and Padma Vibhushan (1986)
– Social worker and Padma Shri awardee Shanti Devi dies in Odisha at 88
– Theatre personality Shaoli Mitra dies in Kolkata at 74; awarded Sangeet Natak Akademi in 2003 & Padma Shri in 2009

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs conducting Open Data Week from January 17 to 21; aims to show the benefits of open data such as increased efficiency & transparency
– MeitY organises 26th CISO Deep Dive Training program under Cyber Surakshit Bharat initiative
– Narendra Goenka takes over as new Chairman of AEPC (Apparel Export Promotion Council)

WORLD

– PM Modi delivers State of the World special address at World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda
– 2 Indians among 3 killed in drone attack on oil storage facility in Abu Dhabi (UAE); Yemen’s Houthi rebels claim responsibility
– Credit Suisse Chairman resigns for having violated COVID-19 quarantine rules
– Greek painter Alekos Fassianos dies in Athens at the age of 86

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