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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Kochi becomes India’s First City with Water Metro ProjectKochi becomes first city with water metro projecti.Kochi (Kerala) has become India’s first city to have a Water Metro Project after the launch of its first boat in December 2021, namely ‘Muziris,’ among the 23 battery-powered electric boats being manufactured by Cochin Shipyard Limited.
ii.This launch is a part of Rs 747-crore project which is operated by Kochi Water Metro Ltd (KWML). The boats will be called Water Metros.
iii.With a total outlay of Rs 819 crore, project’s major part is financed under Indo-German Financial Cooperation through a long-term loan agreement of 85 million Euros (Rs 579 crore) with German funding agency, KfW (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau).
About Kerala:
Governor– Arif Mohammad Khan
Airport – Kannur International Airport, Calicut International Airport;
Ramsar Sites – Vembanad-Kol Wetland, Sasthamkotta Lake
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24th NCeG 2020-21: Adopted Hyderabad Declaration on e-Governance; Presented NAeG 2020-21 Awards24th National Conference on e-Governance 2021

The 24th National Conference on e-Governance (NCeG) 2020-21, which was organised by the Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG), Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), in association with the State Government of Telangana, was held on 7and 8 January 2022 at Hyderabad, Telangana.

  • Theme – The theme of this Conference is ‘India’s Techade: Digital Governance in a Post Pandemic World’.

Key Points:
i.The Conference was inaugurated by the Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and presided by K. T. Rama Rao, Cabinet Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development, Industries, Information Technology Electronics and Communications, Government of Telangana.
ii.The National e-Governance Awards 2020-21 were conferred during the conference, 26 awards were presented under the 6 categories of the Award Scheme to Central Ministries/Departments, State/UT Governments, Districts, Local Bodies, Public Sector Undertakings and Academic & Research Institutions.
iii.‘Hyderabad Declaration on e-Governance’ was adopted in the two-day conference for collaboration between Government of India and State Governments.
About Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY):
Union Minister – Ashwini Vaishnaw (Constituency – Rajya Sabha Odisha)
Minister of State – Rajeev Chandrasekhar (Constituency -Rajya Sabha Karnataka)
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9th Edition of North East Festival held in Guwahati 

The 9th edition of the North East Festival was held in Guwahati, Assam from 7th to 9th January 2022. The 9th edition of the North East Festival was inaugurated by Jagdish Mukhi, Governor of Assam on 7th January 2022.

  • The festival aimed to promote and highlight the commercial and tourism potential of the North East Region.
  • The festival held in the format of a carnival also discussed the business, economic, socio-political issues of the region.

BANKING & FINANCE

STPINEXT Signs MoUs with HDFC Bank & Excelpoint Systems to Strengthen Tech Startup Ecosystem in IndiaSTPI partners with HDFC Bank and Excelpoint Systems to strengthen tech startup ecosystem

AIC STPINEXT Initiatives (STPINEXT), a special purpose vehicle of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), has signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs), one with HDFC Bank and the other with Excelpoint Systems India Pvt. Ltd. to enhance the tech startup ecosystem in India.

  • Both HDFC Bank and Excelpoint Systems will support the startups through technical guidance and assistance, mentoring, pitching to investors, funding support, and market connect & access.

These MoUs are in line with supporting the startup ecosystem through STPI & STPINEXT.
AIC STPINEXT Initiatives:
AIC STPINEXT Initiatives incorporated by the STPI is a section 8 company, which will act as a nodal agency and common implementation vehicle for several startups and entrepreneurial activities at the STPI.
Key points:
i.STPI has announced to set up more than 25 Centres of Entrepreneurship(CoEs) in Specific domains spread across India.
ii.The CoEs aims to build leadership and create the next wave of budding entrepreneurs in the emerging sectors of technology like Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, FinTech, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented & Virtual Reality (AR/VR), Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM), Data Science & Analytics, Medical Electronics & Healthcare, Gaming & Animation, Machine Learning, Cyber Security
Additional info:
i.STPI has been supporting the enhancement of the startup ecosystem in India.
As of January 2022, STPI has launched 20 CoEs in various emerging technologies across India.
ii.At present, the total value of software exports from India stands at USD 142 billion.
About Software Technology Parks of India (STPI):
Director-General– Arvind Kumar
MD& CEO(STPINEXT)– Subodh Sachan
Headquarters– New Delhi, Delhi

RBI Sets up Separate Department for Fintech  RBI to set up new fintech department to push innovation

In January 2022, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) sets up a separate internal department for fintech (Financial technology) by subsuming the fintech division of DPSS (department of payment and settlement systems), Central Office (CO). to facilitate innovation, and help identify, address challenges and opportunities in the fintech sector.

  • Ajay Kumar Choudhary, who was recently promoted as the Executive Director of RBI was appointed as head of the department.
  • The department will be administratively attached to the centralised administrative division (CAD) of the central office.

Key Functions of the Department:
i.All matters related to inter-regulatory and international coordination on fintech will be dealt with by the department and it will report to the RBI’s centralised administration division.
ii.The department also will provide a framework for further research on the subject that can aid policy interventions.
iii.The fintech department will dealt all matters related to the facilitation of constructive innovations and incubations in the fintech sector, which may have wider implications for the financial sector/markets and fall under the purview of RBI.
About Reserve Bank of India (RBI):
Establishment– April 1, 1935
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Governor– Shaktikanta Das
Deputy Governors– Mahesh Kumar Jain, Michael Debabrata Patra, M. Rajeshwar Rao, T. Rabi Sankar
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KVG Bank joins hands with Mecwin Tech to finance Solar Pump-Sets for Farmers

A Regional Rural Bank (RRB), Karnataka Vikas Grameena(KVG) Bank (KVGB), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bengaluru (Karnataka)-based Mecwin Technologies(Tech) Ltd to introduce farmer-friendly solar-powered pump-sets using bank finance.

  • Solar-powered pump-sets will replace diesel pump-sets resulting in reduced carbon emissions.

Signatories:
KVGB General Manager (GM) P Srinivas Rao; and MECWIN Technologies co-founder Shivakumar H M signed the agreement.
Key Points:
i.Notably, KVGB was the first bank to introduce solar loan schemes.

  • It offers sustainable energy solutions to underserved households and businesses in association with SELCO for the last 25 years.

ii.Mecwin Technologies Ltd involved in the manufacture and supply of solar-powered pump-sets for farmers. It has a presence in more than 25 states and 18 countries.
About Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank (KVGB):
It is sponsored by Canara Bank.
Chairman– P Gopi Krishna
Headquarter– Dharwad, Karnataka

RBL Bank Collaborates with Google for Improving Customer ExperienceRBL Bank collaborates with Google to advance next generation customer experience

On 10th January 2022, RBL Bank and Google announced a strategic collaboration to improve the bank’s customer experience strategy through the digital platform, Abacus 2.0.

  • This collaboration will enable better customer data management and analytics.

Aim – To provide a one-stop solution to its existing and new customers, to effortlessly deliver different product offerings.
Highlights:
i.Google provides customer targeting with solutions such as Google Ads, and explores co-innovation opportunities with platforms like Google Pay to drive user engagement and build new digital offerings.
ii.Google Cloud’s local infrastructure will help in improving RBL Bank’s platform to meet local regulatory and compliance requirements.

  • Cloud technologies enable banks to offer their customers a fast, secure and intuitive experience.

iii.RBL Bank currently has over 4 million urban retail asset and liability customers and it intends to grow the base to 12-14 million over the next 3 years.
About Google:
CEO- Sundar Pichai
Headquarters – California, United States
About RBL Bank:
CEO & MD – Rajeev Ahuja (Interim)
Incorporated in – 1943 (Under Indian Companies Act, 1913)
Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra
Tagline – Apno Ka Bank

Edelweiss group & Indian Bank Signs Co-lending Agreement to Priority SectorsEdelweiss group partners Indian Bank for co-lending to priority segment

On 10 January 2022, the Edelweiss Financial Services and ECL Finance signed a co-lending agreement with Indian Bank to expand services under priority sector lending  (PSL).
Key points:
i.The co-lending agreement will help in expanding the portfolio of lending products and will ultimately increase credit access.
ii.Indian Bank will provide capital support under PSL and Edelweiss Financial Services and ECL Finance will provide expertise on customer acquisition, credit assessment, servicing and robust technology which will help in expanding credit needs of customers.
About Indian Bank:
CEO- Shanti Lal Jain
Headquarters- Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Established- 1907
Tagline- ‘’Your Own Bank’’
About Edelweiss Financial Services:
Chairman-  Rashesh Shah
Headquarters- Mumbai, Maharashtra

ECONOMY & BUSINESS.

Sova Capital Collaborates with India INX for Accessing Russian marketBSE’s India INX ties up with Sova Capital to facilitate investing in Russian stock market

On 10th January 2022, India International Exchange (IFSC) Limited (India INX) signed an agreement with Sova Capital, an International Clearing Member of Moscow Exchange (MOEX), through its wholly owned subsidiary India INX Global Access IFSC, to allow Indian clients to access the Russian market.

  • The partnership will provide connection to all India INX Members and their clients to access all instruments on MOEX (Russia’s main trading venue for equities, bonds, derivatives, Foreign Exchange (FX) and money markets) and trade the global markets directly from India
  • India INX Global Access IFSC Ltd has launched a platform through which Indian clients can trade foreign stocks.

About India International Exchange (IFSC) Limited (India INX):
India INX, Bombay Stock Exchange’s (BSE’s) international arm, commenced its trading activities on January 16, 2017 and is India’s first International Exchange set up at Gujarat International Finance Tec-City, India’s First International Financial Services Centre (GIFT IFSC).
MD & CEO – V. Balasubramaniam
About Sova Capital:
Sova Capital is a United Kingdom (UK)-based and FCA-regulated broker dealer Establishment – 2007(as Otkritie Capital International Limited)
Headquarters – London, UK
CEO – Sergey Sukhanov

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS     

Former RBI Governor Urjit Patel appointed as Vice President of AIIB for 3-Year TermFormer RBI Governor Urjit Patel appointed vice-president

Former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Urjit Patel is appointed as a Vice President of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for a three year tenure (2022-2025) starting from 1st February.

  • Urjit Patel will succeed previous Vice President D J Pandian.
  • Currently, DJ Pandian oversees all sovereign and non sovereign lending in South Asia, the Pacific Islands and South East Asia
  • He will be one of the five Vice Presidents of the AIIB, which is headed by the President and Chair of the Board of Directors Jin Liqun (China).

Note – AIIB ($500 million) along with Asian Development Bank ($1.5 Billion) are providing $2 Billion loan for COVID-19 vaccine procurement under the Asia Pacific Vaccine Access Facility (APVAX) initiative
 
India &  Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB):
i.India is the second largest shareholder in the bank, only after China.
ii.India is the largest beneficiary of AIIB financing for infrastructure projects such as energy, water, transport, etc. including the Bangalore Metro Rail Project & Chennai Metro Rail Project.
iii.The bank has also given approval for around USD 500 million for a COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund and Health Systems Preparedness Project.
About Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB):
Motive – To build Infrastructure for Tomorrow (i4t)
Commenced operation– January 2016
Headquarters- Beijing, China

OPEC appoint Kuwait’s Haitham Al Ghais as its New Secretary GeneralKuwait's Haitham Al-ghais Named New Opec Chief

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) appointed Kuwait’s oil executive Haitham Al Ghais as the new Secretary General (SG). He will succeed  Nigeria’s Mohammad Barkindo.

  • He is appointed for a three year tenure (2022-2025) and will take the charge as the SG from 1st August 2022.
  • Haitham Al Ghais, previously served as the Governor of OPEC between 2017 to June 2021, then as the Director of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPU).
  • Mohammad Barkindo held the post of Secretary General since 2016, and would have served the maximum of two 3-year terms by July 2022.

About Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC):
It  is a permanent, intergovernmental Organization. It was created at the Baghdad Conference in September  1960, by Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.
13 Member Countries- Algeria, Angola, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela
Headquarters– Vienna, Austria
Founded- September 1960   

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

China’s Chang’e 5 lunar probe finds 1st on-site Evidence of Water on Moon’s SurfaceChina's Chang'e 5 lunar probe finds first on-site evidence of water on moon's surfaceIn accordance with the peer-reviewed journal Science Advances, China’s Chang’e 5 lunar lander has found the first-ever on-site evidence of water in rocks and soil of the surface of the moon.

  • As per the journal, the lunar soil at the landing site contains less than 120 parts-per-million (ppm) water or 120 grams water per ton, and a light, vesicular rock carries 180 ppm, which are much drier than that on Earth.

Key Points:
i.A device on-board the lunar lander measured the spectral reflectance of the regolith and the rock and detected water.
ii.As per the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), water content can be estimated since the water molecule or hydroxyl absorbs at a frequency of about 3 micrometers.
iii.Solar wind has contributed the most humidity to lunar soil as it brought hydrogen that makes up the water (H20).
iv.The samples are a mixture of granules both on the surface and beneath.
About Chang’e 5:
It is the fifth lunar exploration mission of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program, and China’s first lunar sample-return mission. It was launched in November 2020 and it returned to earth in December 2020.

  • The Chang’e-5 spacecraft landed on one of the youngest mare basalts located at a mid-high latitude on the moon.
  • It measured water on the spot and retrieved samples weighing 1,731 grams.

SPORTS

Bharath Subramaniyam becomes India’s 73rd chess GM during Vergani Cup Open 2022 in Cattolica, ItalyBharath Subramaniyam becomes India's 73rd chess GM

The Vergani Cup Open 2022, a 9-round Swiss tournament was held on January 2-9, 2022 in Cattolica, Italy. In this, a 14-year old Chess Player, Bharath Subramaniyam from Chennai, Tamil Nadu became India’s 73rd chess Grandmaster (GM) by securing the third and final GM norm of the tournament. He scored 6.5 points and ranked 7th overall.

  • Indian player Musunuri Rohit Lalith Babu (29) emerged winner in the tournament i.e. ranked 1st with seven points. He won the title on the basis of a better tie-break score after he tied with three others.
  • He was followed by United States (US) Hans Moke Niemann at 2nd, and Vitaliy Bernadskiy (Ukraine) at 3rd

Key Points:
i.International Master Moksh Amit Doshi stood at 17th place. While Prraneeth Vuppala and GM Arjun Kalyan ranked 18th and 19th respectively. GM P Iniyan finished 25th.
iii.Bharath achieved his first GM norm after securing 11th place at the Aeroflot Open in Moscow in February 2020.

  • He was coached by M Shyam Sundar, who is also a GM.
  • He became an International Master at the age of 11 years and 8 months in 2019.

iv.In November 2020, Mitrabha Guha became India’s 72nd GM & Sankalp Gupta became India’s 71stGM.

Highlights of 2022 Adelaide International 1  Highlights of 2022 Adelaide International 1

The 3rd edition of Adelaide International 2022 is being held at The Memorial Drive Tennis Centre, Adelaide, Australia as two events, from 3rd January 2022 to 15th January 2022. The Tournament is majorly sponsored by Adelaide South Australia & Government of South Australia.

  • The 2022 Adelaide International’s, first event, (Adelaide International 1) was hosted from 3rd to 9th January 2022 and featured a WTA 500 and ATP 250 combined tournament, followed by the 2nd Adelaide International event, (Adelaide International 2) a WTA 250 and ATP 250 tournament from 9th to 15th January 2022.
  • The event is part of the lead-up to the first Grand Slam tournament of the season, the Australian Open.

Category  Winners  Runners
Men’s Singles Gael Monfils (France) Karen Khachanov (Russia)
Women’s Singles Ashleigh Barty (Australia) Elena Rybakina (Kazakhstan)
Men’s Doubles Rohan Bopanna & Ramkumar Ramanathan (India) Ivan Dodig (Croatia) and Marcelo Melo (Brazil)
Women’s Doubles Ashleigh Barty and Storm Sanders (Australia) Darija Jurak (Croatia) and Andreja Klepac (Slovenia)

About  Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP):
Chairman – Andrea Gaudenzi
Establishment – 1972
Headquarters – London, United Kingdom
About Women’s Tennis Association (WTA):
Chairman – CEO – Steve Simon
Established – 1973
Headquarters – Florida, United States (US)
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Tennis-Rafael Nadal wins Melbourne Summer Set 1 trophy 2022Rafael Nadal lifts Melbourne Summer Set trophy

Rafael Nadal, World No.6 & the 20-time Grand Slam champion from Spain defeats American Maxime Cressy, (7-6), (6-3) in the Men’s Singles final of the Melbourne Summer Set 2022 Set 1, ATP 250 in “Hard-Court” at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne.

2022 Melbourne Summer Set was a series of two simultaneous tennis tournaments organized by Tennis Australia at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.The Melbourne Summer Set 1 featured an ATP Tour 250 tournament and a WTA 250 tournament, both played on hard courts.The Melbourne Summer Set 2 was a WTA 250 tournament played on hard courts.

Key Points:

  • This is Nadal’s 89th career singles title and first title in Australia since 2009.
  • Rafael Nadal has won a record 20 Grand Slam singles titles which ties him with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. Nadal has also won 36 Masters 1000 titles.

Melbourne Summer Set 1
CATEGORY   WINNERS RUNNER UPS 
MEN’S SINGLES Rafael Nadal (Spain) Maxime Cressy (USA)
WOMEN’S SINGLES Simona Halep (Romania) Veronika Kudermetova (Russia)
 
MEN’S DOUBLES
Wesley koolhof – Neal Skupski
(Netherland – United Kingdom)
Aleksandr Nedovyesov –  Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
(Kazakhstan – Pakistan)
 
WOMEN’S DOUBLES
Asia Muhammad – Jessica Pegula (USA -USA) Sara Errani – Jasmine Paolini (Italy – Italy)

Melbourne Summer Set 2
CATEGORY WINNERS RUNNER-UPS
Women’s Singles Amanda Anisimova
(USA)
 Aliaksandra Sasnovich
(Belarus)
Women’s Doubles Bernarda Pera – Katerina Siniakova
(USA – Czech Republic)
Tereza Martincova – Mayar Sherif
(Czech Republic – Egypt)

About Tennis Australia:
Chair-Jayne Hrdlicka ;
Headquarter – Melbourne, Australia

IMPORTANT DAYS

GOI proclaims 26th December as Veer Baal Diwas26th December as “Veer Baal Diwas”

The Government of India (GoI) has decided to proclaim December 26th of every year from 2022 as the Veer Baal Diwas to honour the sacrifice of Sahibzada Zorawar Singh and Sahibzada Fateh Singh, the 3rd and 4th sons of the 10th Sikh Guru, “Guru Gobind Singh”, to defend the dignity and honour of Sikhism.

  • Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi made the announcement regarding the observance of Veer Baal Diwas on 9th January 2022, the 355th birth anniversary (Parkash Purab) of the 10th Sikh Guru, “Guru Gobind Singh”.

The first ever Veer Baal Diwas will be observed on 26th December 2022. 
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World Hindi Day or Vishwa Hindi Diwas – 10th January 2022World Hindi Day 2022

World Hindi Day, also known as Vishwa Hindi Diwas, is annually observed across the globe on 10th January to promote the worldwide use of the Hindi language. The day also marks the anniversary of the World Hindi Conference, which was held on 10th January 1975. 

  • During the meeting of the follow-up committee on the World Hindi Conference held on 8th June 2005, the 10th January of every year was proclaimed as World Hindi Day. 
  • The first ever World Hindi Day was observed on 10th January 2006. 

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Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas – 9th January 2022Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2022

Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (PBD), also known as the “Non-Resident Indian (NRI) Day” is annually celebrated on 9th January to mark the contribution of the Overseas Indian community to the development of India.This is 17th PBD.
The first ever Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas was celebrated on 9 January 2003. 
Why January 9?
On 9th January 1915, Mahatma Gandhi returned to India from South Africa and became the greatest ‘Pravasi’. 
Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas Conference 2022:

  1. Muraleedharan, Minister of State for External Affairs addressed the Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas Conference 2022 focused on “Role of Diaspora Youth in Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav – Innovation and New Technologies”..

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STATE NEWS

Govt of J&K signs MoU with Century Financial to receive USD 100 million InvestmentJ&K Govt signs MoU with Century Financial for 100 million investment

The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai based Century Financial, which will invest USD 100 million in J&K. The event was presided over by the Lieutenant Governor (LG) of J&K – Manoj Sinha.

  • Century Financial will invest in 3 hotels and 1 commercial-cum-residential complex in J&K.

Signatories:
The MoU was signed by Principal Secretary, Industries of J&K, Ranjan Prakash Thakur and Bal Krishen, Owner of Century Financial.
About Jammu and Kashmir (J&K):
i.Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act 2019 reconstituted the former state of J&K into two union territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
ii.The Line of Control (LoC) separates J&K from the Pakistan administered territories of Azad Kashmir & Gilgit-Baltistan in the west and north.
iii.Major Languages – Kashmiri, Dogri, Gojri, Pahari.
iv.J&K is under the jurisdiction of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, which also serves as High Court for Ladakh.
Lakes- Dal lake, Nigeen Lake
Ramsar site-Surinsar-mansar Lake
About Century Financial:
Chairman & CEO– Bal Krishen
Headquarter- Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

NHM launches project ‘Niramay’ in AssamNational Health Mission launches project 'Niramay' in Assam

National Health Mission (NHM), Assam in collaboration with Piramal Swasthya, a non-profit organisation, and Cisco launched  pilot project ‘Niramay’ to digitise the public healthcare delivery in Assam.

  • The Project Niramay covers health and wellness centres, block primary health centres and district hospitals at three local districts – Baksa, Barpeta, and Darrang. 

Aim – To strengthen the health system at the grassroots level and improve the quality of healthcare along with healthcare delivery.
Key Highlights:
i.This initiative is based on Piramal Swasthya’s indigenous built-in well being expertise platform ‘Accessible Medical Records through Integrated Technologies’ (AMRIT).

  • AMRIT permits scientific decision-making by an expertise platform that is cost-effective, and light-weight hardware and software program for providing high quality healthcare to the huge underserved inhabitants of the nation.

ii.This project will work in the direction of strengthening digital infrastructure to allow telemedicine interactions, speedy diagnostics, affected person’s well being data and information on the grass-root stage in districts of Assam.
iii.The project will provide specialist consultation and early diagnosis of non-communicable diseases, and will also enhance the quality of health data and patient experience.
About National Health Mission (NHM):
i.NHM was launched in 2013 encompasses its two-subdivisions the National Rural Health Mission (Launched in 2005) and the National Urban Health Mission (Launched in 2013).
ii.NHM aims at attaining universal access to equitable, affordable and quality health care services.
About Assam:
Governor – Jagdish Mukhi
Dam – Karbi Langpi Dam, Umrong Dam
Lakes – Chandubi Lake, Haflong Lake, Digboi Lake

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S.no Current Affairs 11 January 2022
1 Kochi becomes India’s First City with Water Metro Project
2 24th NCeG 2020-21: Adopted Hyderabad Declaration on e-Governance; Presented NAeG 2020-21 Awards
3 9th Edition of North East Festival held in Guwahati
4 STPINEXT Signs MoUs with HDFC Bank & Excelpoint Systems to Strengthen Tech Startup Ecosystem in India
5 RBI Sets up Seprate Department for Fintech
6 KVG Bank joins hands with Mecwin Tech to finance Solar Pump-Sets for Farmers
7 RBL Bank Collaborates with Google for Improving Customer Experience
8 Edelweiss group & Indian Bank Signs Co-lending Agreement to Priority Sectors
9 Sova Capital Collaborates with India INX for Accessing Russian market
10 Former RBI Governor Urjit Patel appointed as Vice President of AIIB for 3-Year Term
11 OPEC appoint Kuwait’s Haitham Al Ghais as its New Secretary General
12 China’s Chang’e 5 lunar probe finds 1st on-site Evidence of Water on Moon’s Surface
13 Bharath Subramaniyam becomes India’s 73rd chess GM during Vergani Cup Open 2022 in Cattolica, Italy
14 Highlights of 2022 Adelaide International 1
15 Rafael Nadal wins Melbourne Summer Set 1 trophy 2022
16 GOI proclaims 26th December as Veer Baal Diwas
17 World Hindi Day or Vishwa Hindi Diwas – 10th January 1975
18 Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas – 9th January 2022
19 Govt of J&K signs MoU with Century Financial to recieve USD 100 million Investment
20 NHM launches project ‘Niramay’ in Assam