Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: January 5, 2022

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for January 5, 2022

INDIA

– PM inaugurates and lays the foundation stone of various developmental projects in Imphal, Manipur
– PM inaugurates the New Integrated Terminal Building at Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport in Agartala
– Dr. Jitendra Singh launches Web Portal for PM’s Excellence Award, says prize money doubled to 20 lakh rupees for awarded District or Organization
– Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh releases Special Postage Stamp commemorating 75th Platinum Jubilee year of CSIR-National Physical Lab
– Ladakh: BRO (Border Roads Organisation) creates history, Zoji-La pass opens to vehicles for the first time ever in January
– Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan to discontinue as Chancellor of Universities
– Indian Navy’s 1971 war veteran Vice Admiral S.H. Sarma dies at 100

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– RBI notifies market making scheme to promote retail participation in G-Secs
– SBI, ICICI, HDFC Bank continue to remain Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs): RBI
– Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister R. K. Singh dedicates AGC (Automatic Generation Control) to the nation, aims to achieve government’s target of 500 GW non-fossil fuel-based generation capacity by 2030
– ICMR approves India-made kit to detect Omicron; manufactured by Tata Medical and Diagnostics and is named OmiSure
– $30 million of AAI assets seized over Antrix award: Devas
– Sri Lanka Cabinet clears Trincomalee oil tank farm deal with India
– Rotomac owner Vikram Kothari passes away in Kanpur at the age of 73

WORLD

– World Braille Day celebrated on Jan 4; is birth anniversary of French educator Louis Braille

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