January GK 2022
 

 

Sports

 

The Indian hockey player who has become the first Indian male athlete and second Indian sportsperson overall to be awarded the World Games Athlete of the Year award 2021 – PR Sreejesh

The well-known hockey player, the captain 1964 Olympic Gold winning team, who passed away on 27.01.2022 – Shri Charanjit Singh

The Indian shuttler who has won the women's singles title of the Syed Modi Badminton Championship 2022 defeating Malvika Bansod in the finals – PV Sindhu

The Indian player who has won the India Open 2022 Men's Singles badminton title defeating Singapore's Loh Kean Yew in the finals at KD Jadhav Indoor Hall in New Delhi – Lakshya Sen

The player from Thailand who has won the India Open 2022 Women's Singles badminton title defeating her compatriot Supanida Katethong in the finals at KD Jadhav Indoor Hall in New Delhi – Busanan Ongbamrungphan

 

Places

 

The state which has announced the formation of 13 new districts taking the total number of districts in the state to 26 – Andhra Pradesh

The State which has increased the retirement age for its employees from 60 to 62 years – Andhra Pradesh

The place at which India's first open rock museum was inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Jitendra Singh – Hyderabad

The place at which foundation stone of Heartfulness International Yoga Academy was laid by the Union Ayush Minister Sarbananda Sonowal – Hyderabad

The place in Uttar Pradesh at which the foundation stone of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University was laid by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi – Meerut

 

Persons

 

The Italian-born French exponent and teacher of Indian classical dance, Kathakali, awarded Padma Shri in 2019, who passed away on 25.01.2022 – Ms. Milena Salvini

The Maltese politician who has been elected as the President of the European Union Parliament – Ms.

 

Roberta Metsola

 

The well-known cartoonist, creator of Bengali comic strips Handa Bhonda, Bantul the Great and Nonte Phonte who passed away on 18.01.2022 – Narayan Debnath

The Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre who has been appointed the Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation succedding Shri K Sivan – Shri S Somanath

The student innovator turned environmentalist from Tiruvannamalai district of Tamil Nadu, who has been selected as a "changemaker" and Batonbearer for the ongoing 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay (12-15 January 2022) in India – Ms. Vinisha Umashankar

The French economist who has been chosen to be the Chief Economist of International Monetary Fund from 01.04.2022 succedding Ms. Gita Gopinath – Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas

The British Sikh Army officer who has become the first person of Indian origin to complete a solo unsupported trek to the South Pole – Captain Harpreet Chandi

The Indian social worker and social activist known particularly for her work in raising orphaned children in India who passed away on 04.01.2022 – Sindhutai Sapkal

 

Miscellaneous


The theme of National Voters' Day observed on 25 January 2022 – Making Elections Inclusive, Accessible and Participative

The theme of National Youth Day 2022 observed on 12 January 2022 – It's all in the mind

The day in December which has been chosen to be observed as Veer Baal Diwas by the Govt of India as a tribute to the martyr sons of Guru Gobind Singh – 26 December

 

Australian Open 2022

Title

Winner

Runner-up

Men’s Singles

Rafael Nadal (Spain)

Daniil Medvedev (Russia)

Women’s Singles

Ashleigh Barty (Australia)

Danielle Collins (USA)

Men’s Doubles

Thanasi Kokinakis and Nick Kyrgios (Australia)

Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell (Australia)

Women’s Doubles

Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova (Czech Republic)

Anna Danilina (Kazhakstan) and Beatriz Haddad Maia (Brazil)

Mixed Doubles

Kristina Mladenovic (France) and Ivan Dodig (Croatia)

Jaimee Fourlis and Jason Kubler (Australia)

 

Note: Rafael Nadal has the maximum number of Grand Slam Men's Singles titles i.e. 21. Earlier to this both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal had 20 titles each.

 

2021 ICC Awards

 

Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year: Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan)

Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy for ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year: Smriti Mandhana (India)

ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year: Joe Root (England)

ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year: Babar Azam (Pakistan)

ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year: Lizelle Lee (South Africa)

ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year: Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan)

ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year: Tammy Beaumont (England)

ICC Emerging Men’s Cricketer of the Year: Janneman Malan (South Africa)

ICC Emerging Women’s Cricketer of the Year: Fatima Sana (Pakistan)

ICC Men’s Associate Cricketer of the Year: Zeeshan Maqsood (Oman)

ICC Women’s Associate Cricketer of the Year: Andrea-Mae Zepeda (Austria)

 

Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2022

 

Institutional Category: Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management (GIDM), established in 2012, which has been working to enhance the disaster risk reduction (DRR) capacity of Gujarat.

Individual Category: Professor Vinod Sharma, a senior professor at the Indian Institute of Public Administration and Vice-Chairman of the Sikkim State Disaster Management Authority, was the founder co-ordinator of the National Centre of Disaster Management, now known as the National Institute of Disaster Management. He has worked tirelessly towards bringing disaster risk reduction (DRR) to the forefront of the national agenda.

 

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2021

Award

Recipient

Nationality

Club

Best Men's Player

Robert Lewandowski

Poland

Bayern Munich

Best Women's Player

Alexia Putellas

Spain

Barcelona

Best FIFA Special Award

Cristiano Ronaldo*

Portugal

Manchester United

Best FIFA Special Award

Christine Sinclair*

Canada

Portland Thomas FC

 

Both Cristiano Ronaldo and Christine Sinclair have been awarded to recognize them for becoming the all-time leading international goalscorers in men and women's senior football, respectively. Pt. Birju

Maharaj (Dancer, Composer, Singer)

Born: 04.02.1937 Passed away: 17.01.2022

Real Name: Brijmohan Nath Mishra

Exponent of Kathak dance

Awards: Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1964); Padma Vibhushan (1986); Kalidas Samman (1987)

Lata Mangeshkar Puraskar (2002); National Film Award for Best Choreography for Unnai Kaanaathu (Vishwaroopam) (2012); Filmfare Award for Best Choreography for Mohe Rang Do Laal (Bajirao Mastani)(2016).

His father Shri Achan Maharaj, uncles Sambhu Maharaj and Lachchu Maharaj were also Kathak exponents. Pt. Birju Maharaj was also a vocalist in Hindustani classical music.

 

India - South Africa ODI Series 2022

Test

Venue

Winner

Man of the Match

1.

Paarl

South Africa won by 31 runs

Rassie Van Der Dussen

2.

Paarl

South Africa by 7 wkts

Quinton de Kock

3.

Cape Town

South Africa by 4 runs

Quniton de Kock

 

Player of the series: Quinton de Kock

 

India - South Africa Test Series 2021-22

Test

Venue

Winner

Man of the Match

1.

Centurion

India by 113 runs

KL Rahul

2.

Johannesburg

S. Africa by 7 wkts

Dean Elgar

3.

Cape Town

S. Africa by 7 wkts

Keegan Petersen

 

Player of the series: Keegan Petersen

3rd National Water Awards 2020

  • Best State: 1. Uttar Pradesh; 2. Rajasthan; 3. Tamil Nadu
  • Best District (North Zone): Muzaffarnagar (U.P.)
  • Best District (South Zone): Thiruvanthapuram (Kerala)
  • Best District (East Zone): East Champaran (Bihar)
  • Best District (West Zone): Indore (M.P.)
  • Best District (North-East Zone): Goalpara (Assam)

 

Important Days of January World

 

World Braille Day: 04 January 2022

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First Observed in: 2019

International Day of Education: 24 January 2022

Designated by : United Nations General Assembly

Theme: Changing Course, Transforming Education

First Observed in: 2019

International Day of Commemaoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust: 27 January 2022

Designated by : United Nations General Assembly

Theme: Memory, Dignity and Justice

First Observed in: 2006

World Leprosy Day: 30 January 2022 (Last Sunday of January)

Designated by : World Health Organisation

Theme: United for Dignity

 

Padma Awards 2022

Padma Vibhushan

1. Art: Ms. Prabha Atre

2. Literature and Education: Shri Radheyshyam Khemka (Posthumous)

3. Civil Service :General Bipin Rawat (Posthumous)

4. Public Affairs :Shri Kalyan Singh (Posthumous)

 

Padma Bhushan

1. Public Affairs: Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad

2. Art: Shri Victor Banerjee

3. Art: Ms. Gurmeet Bawa (Posthumous)

4. Public Affairs: Shri Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee

5. Trade and Industry: Shri Natarajan Chandrasekaran

6. Trade and Industry: Shri Krishna Ella and Smt. Suchitra Ella* (Duo)

7. Others-Culinary: Ms. Madhur Jaffery

8. Sports: Shri Devendra Jhajharia

9. Art: Shri Rashid Khan

10. Civil Service: Shri Rajiv Mehrishi

11. Trade and Industry: Shri Satya Narayana Nadella

12. Trade and Industry: Shri Sundararajan Pichai

13. Trade and Industry: Shri Cyrus Poonawalla

14. Science and Engineering: Shri Sanjaya Rajaram(Posthumous)

15. Literature and Education: Ms. Pratibha Ray

16. Literature and Education: Swami Sachidanand

17. Literature and Education: Shri Vashishth Tripathi

 

Padma Shri

Art

1. Ms. Kamalini Asthana and Ms. Nalini Asthana* (Duo)

2. Ms. Madhuri Barthwal

3. Shri S Ballesh Bhajantri

4. Shri Khandu Wangchuk Bhutia

5. Ms. Sulochana Chavan

6. Ms. Lourembam Bino Devi

7. Ms. Shyamamani Devi

8. Shri Arjun Singh Dhurve

9. Shri Chandraprakash Dwivedi

10. Shri Gosaveedu Shaik Hassan (Posthumous)

11. Ms. Sowcar Janaki

12. Shri H R Keshavamurthy

13. Shri Shivnath Mishra

14. Shri Darshanam Mogilaiah

15. Shri Thavil Kongampattu A V Murugaiyan

16. Ms. R Muthukannammal

17. Shri Tsering Namgyal

18. Shri A K C Natarajan

19. Shri Sonu Nigam

20. Shri Ram Sahay Panday

21. Shri Sheesh Ram

22. Shri Ramachandraiah

23. Ms. Padmaja Reddy

24. Shri Ram Dayal Sharma

25. Shri Kaajee Singh

26. Shri Konsam Ibomcha Singh

27. Ms. Ajita Srivastava

28. Ms. Lalita Vakil

29. Ms. Durga Bai Vyam

 

Literature & Education

1. Prof. Najma Akhtar

2. Shri T Senka Ao

3. Shri J K Bajaj

4. Shri Sirpi Balasubramaniam

5. Shri Akhone Asgar Ali Basharat

6. Shri Harmohinder Singh Bedi

7. Shri Maria Christopher Byrski

8. Shri Khalil Dhantejvi (Posthumous)

9. Shri Dhaneswar Engti

10. Shri Narasimha Rao Garikapati

11. Shri Girdhari Ram Ghonju (Posthumous)

12. Shri Shaibal Gupta (Posthumous)

13. Shri Narasingha Prasad Guru

14. Shri Avadh Kishore Jadia

15. Ms. Tara Jauhar

16. Shri Rutger Kortenhorst

17. Shri P Narayana Kurup

18. Shri V L Nghaka

19. Shri Chirapat Prapandavidya

20. Shri Vidyanand Sarek

21. Shri Kali Pada Saren

22. Shri Dilip Shahani

23. Shri Vishwamurti Shastri

24. Ms. Tatiana Lvovna Shaumyan

25. Shri Siddhalingaiah (Posthumous)

26. Ms. Vidya Vindu Singh

27. Shri Raghuvendra Tanwar

28. Ms. Badaplin War

 

Medicine

1. Dr. Himmatrao Bawaskar

2. Dr. Prokar Dasgupta

3. Dr. Lata Desai

4. Dr. Vijaykumar Vinayak Dongre

5. Dr. Narendra Prasad Misra (Posthumous)

6. Dr. Sunkara Venkata Adinarayana Rao

7. Dr. Veeraswamy Seshiah

8. Dr. Bhimsen Singhal

9. Dr. Balaji Tambe(Posthumous)

10. Dr. Kamlakar Tripathi

 

Others

1. Shri Amai Mahalinga Naik (Agriculture)

2. Shri Seth Pal Singh (Agriculture)

3. Ms. Sosamma Iype (Animal Husbandry)

4. Shri Abdul Khader Nadakattin (Grassroots Innovation)

5. Guru Tulku Rinpoche (Spiritualism)

6. Sadguru Brahmeshanand Acharya Swami (Spiritualism)

7. Shri Sivananda (Yoga)

 

Public Affairs

1. Shri Malji bhai Desai

 

Science and Engineering

1. Shri Subbanna Ayyappan

2. Ms. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay

3. Shri Aditya Prasad Dash

4. Shri Moti Lal Madan

5. Shri Anil Kumar Rajvanshi

6. Shri Ajay Kumar Sonkar

7. Shri Jyantkumar Maganlal Vyas

 

Social Work

1. Srimad Baba Balia

2. Acharya Chandanaji

3. Ms. Shakuntala Choudhary

4. Shri S Damodaran

5. Ms. Basanti Devi

6. Shri Savaji Bhai Dholakia

7. Shri Om Prakash Gandhi

8. Ms. K V Rabiya

9. Ms. Gamit Ramilaben Raysingbhai

10. Ms. Prabhaben Shah

11. Shri Prem Singh

12. Baba Iqbal Singh Ji

 

Trade and Industry

1. Shri Prahlad Rai Agarwala

2. Shri Jagjit Singh Dardi

3. Ms. Muktamani Devi

4. Shri Ryuko Hira

 

Sports

5. Shri Sumit Antil

6. Shri Pramod Bhagat

7. Shri Neeraj Chopra

8. Shri Sankaranarayana Menon Chundayil

9. Shri Faisal Ali Dar

10. Ms. Vandana Kataria

11. Ms. Avani Lekhara

12. Shri Brahmanand Sankhwalkar

 

Civil Service

1. Shri Guruprasad Mohapatra (Posthumous)

 

Monumental National Flag


Important Features

1. Made of : 4500 meters of hand-spun, hand-woven Khadi

2. Size: 225 feet long by 150 feet wide

3. Weight: 1400 kg

4. Took 49 days for 70 artisans to prepare this flag

5. First displayed at: Leh on 02.10.21

6. Second display at: Hindon Air Force Station on 08.10.21 (Air Force Day)

7. Third display at: Red Fort on 21.10.21 (100 crore vaccinations)

8. Fourth display at: Naval Dockyard, Mumbai on 04.12.21 (Navy Day)

9. Fifth display at Longewala, Jaisalmer on 15.01.22 (Army Day)

 

79th Golden Globe Awards


Best Motion Picture (Drama): The Power of the Dog directed by Jane Campion

Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy):West Side Story directed by Steven Spielberg

 

Henley Passport Index 2022

Rank

Countries

1.

Japan, Singapore

2.

Germany, South Korea

3.

Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain

4.

Austria, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Sweden

5.

Ireland, Portugal

64.

China, Oman

84.

India, Mauritania, Tajikistan

102.

Sri Lanka

108.

Pakistan

111.

Afghanistan

 

 


LAST MONTHS G.K.

May 22 : 28, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 09, 08, 07, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

April 22 : 30, 29, 29, 27, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 20, 19, 18, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 01

March 22 : 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 26, 23, 22, 21, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

February 22 : 24, 24, 15, 02, 01

January 22 : 25, 24, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 18, 18, 01

December 21 : 30, 29, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 22, 21, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 08, 07, 06, 06, 04, 03, 02, 01

November 21 : 20, 18, 18, 18, 17, 17, 11, 10, 09, 09, 08, 06, 03, 02, 01

October 21 : 24, 23, 21, 20, 19, 18, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 08, 08, 07, 06, 04, 01

September 21 : 07, 04, 03, 02, 01

August 21 : 11, 10

July 21 : 10, 10, 09, 09, 08, 06, 05, 03, 02, 01

June 21 : 08, 07, 07, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

May 21 : 29, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 20, 19, 18, 17, 17, 14, 13, 11, 10, 10, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 01

April 21 : 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 09, 08, 08, 07, 05, 03, 02, 01

March 21 : 18, 17, 16, 15, 13, 12, 10, 10, 09, 08, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

February 21 : 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 15, 13, 12, 12, 11, 10, 08, 06, 03, 01

January 21 : 27, 25, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 16, 15, 14, 12, 11, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05

December 20 : 30, 29, 28, 24, 21, 18, 17, 15, 11, 07, 03, 01

November 20 : 24, 20, 19, 18, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02

October 20 : 31, 30, 29, 29, 27, 26, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 09, 08, 08, 07, 06, 06, 03, 02, 01

September 20 : 30, 29, 29, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 12, 11, 10, 09, 09, 08, 07, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

August 20 : 31, 29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 10, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 01

July 20 : 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 18, 17, 14, 13, 10, 09, 09, 08, 07, 06, 04, 03, 02, 01

June 20 : 30, 27, 26, 24, 23, 22, 20, 19, 18, 18, 17, 16, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

May 20 : 30, 29, 28, 26, 25, 23, 22, 22, 22, 22, 22, 16, 14, 13, 11, 09, 08, 07, 07, 05, 04, 02, 01

April 20 : 30, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 07, 07, 04, 03, 02, 01

March 20 : 31, 27, 26, 25, 24, 22, 21, 19, 18, 17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 09, 07, 06, 05, 04, 04, 03, 02

February 20 : 29, 28, 28, 26, 25, 24, 21, 20, 19, 18, 11

January 20 : 13