Current Affairs | January 1, 2022

Current Affairs for Kerala PSC January 1, 2022

This article presents a quick overview of everyday events on January 1, 2022, in the form of GK one-liners to help you prepare for the upcoming Kerala PSC, UPSC, SSC, Banking, Railways, and other competitive examinations.

Current Affairs

 January 1, 2022

Important Days & Events

  • DRDO Day (64th).
    • Defence Research and Development Organisation
      • Founded in – 1958.
      • Headquarters – DRDO Bhavan, New Delhi.
      • Chairman –  Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy.

New Appointments

  • New Chairman, CEO of Railway Board – Vinay Kumar Tripathi.
  • New Director General of the Indian Coast Guard – Virender Singh Pathania (24th).

National & International

  • Name the new Covid19-Influenza variant found in Israel – Florona.
  • Longest Metro line in the world is in – Shanghai.
  • Which country has the most no. of metros in the world? China.
  • Lakhwar Multipurpose Project is located at –  Uttarakhand.
    • Located on the banks of river Yamuna.
    • Worth  Rs 17500 crore
    • Initiated in 1976.
  • Name the Southeast Asian country which recently unveiled its National Security Policy (NSP)? Pakistan.
  • As part of one of the largest-ever humanitarian assistance programmes, India supplied 5 lakh doses of covid vaccine, covaxin to which country? Afghanistan.
  • What is FCRA? Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 1976.
    • A law that regulates the reception of foreign donations or help from outside India to India's territories.
  • How many non-governmental organisations (NGOs) suspended operations because the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) declined to renew their application under FCRA as of January 1, 2022? 6000.
  • Where is Vaishno Devi temple located? Jammu & Kashmir.
    • Katra, Reasi district at the Trikuta Mountains.
    • 12 killed in a stampede at the temple.
  • During his 5-day tour, Indian Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated two colleges on which Lakshadeep islands? Kadmat & Andrott Islands.
    • Lakshadeep Administrator – Praful Patel.


  • What is the new toll free number for contacting Kerala Chief Minister for grievance redressal? 1076.
  • New Pro-Chancellor of Kerala University – Minister for Higher Education (Dr. R. Bindu).
  • The e-filing of cases  and e-offices in Kerala High Court will be effective from – January 1, 2022.
  • Who is the driving force behind the pink cafe that is going to expand its domain beyond five districts to include all of Kerala? Kudumbhasree.


  • Name the South African cricketer who retired from test cricket recently – Quinton De Kock.
  • Host of ACC Under-19 Asia Cup 2021 – UAE.
    • Winners – India (8th title).
    • 2nd – Sri Lanka & 3rd – Pakistan.
    • Most runs – Shaik Rasheed (India).
    • Most wickets – Zeeshan Zameer (Pakistan).
    • Player of the series – Harnoor Singh Pannu (India).


  • Name the famous American actress who died at the age of 99 – Betty White.

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