Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: January 21, 2022

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for January 21, 2022

INDIA

– PM Modi and PM of Mauritius Pravind Jugnauth jointly inaugurate the Social Housing Units Project in Mauritius and virtually lay the foundation stone for the Civil Service College and 8 MW Solar PV Farm project in Mauritius
– PM inaugurates launch of ‘Azadi Ke Amrit Mahotsav se Swarnim Bharat Ki Ore’
– Amar Jawan Jyoti to be merged with flame at National War Memorial in New Delhi on Jan 21
– PM to unveil 216-foot statue of Ramanujacharya in Hyderabad on Feb 5
– Union Minister Jitendra Singh launches Mobile COVID testing facility for Northeast, beginning with Mizoram
– Bihar: 3 drowned after boat capsizes in Gandak river in West Champaran district

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– FDI flows in India decline 26% in 2021: UNCTAD Investment Trends Monitor report
– Giriraj Singh releases revised RADPFI (Rural Area Development Plan Formulation and Implementation) Guidelines prepared by Ministry of Panchayati Raj
– Sweden’s Saab wins contract for AT4 anti-armour weapon from Indian Army
– Toyota Kirloskar Motor launches SUV model Hilux

WORLD

– Global unemployment to reach 207 million in 2022, says ILO report
– Booster gives antibody protection against Omicron variant: Lancet
– Israel signs $3.4 billion submarines deal with Germany’s Thyssenkrupp

SPORTS

– ICC Test Team of the Year – NZ’s Kane Williamson captain; 3 Indians included: Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant & Ravichandran Ashwin
– ICC’s ODI Team of the Year – Pakistan’s Babar Azam captain; no Indians

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