Current Affairs – 05 February, 2022

NATIONAL NEWS

1. Uttar Pradesh wins best state tableau of Republic Day parade 2022:

  • Among 12 states Uttar Pradesh wins best state tableau of Republic Day parade 2022
  • The theme of the tableau of Uttar Pradesh was ‘One District One Product and Kashi Vishwanath Dham’.
  • The second place went to Karnataka for its tableau based on ‘cradle of traditional handicrafts’
  • While the third position went to Meghalaya for its tableau based on ‘Meghalaya’s 50 years of Statehood and its tribute to women-led cooperative societies & SHGs’

2. FEB-05: Kashmir Solidarity Day:

  • Kashmir Solidarity Day will be observed on February 5 throughout the country and in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) to express solidarity with the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK)

APPOINTMENTS

1. Chairman of UGC:

  • Jahawarlal Nehru University Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar named as new Chairman of University Grant commission.
  • Previous Chairman: Prof D P Singh resigned upon attaining 65 years of age.

Did you Know

  • University Grants Commission Founded : 1956
  • Headquarters: New Delhi

2. CAG:

  • The Government of India has appointed Sonali Singh to hold the additional charge of the Controller General of Accounts (CGA).
  • Previous chairman: Dipak Dash, who superannuated on January 31, 2022.

3. INDIGO Airline:

  • The low-cost Indian airline, IndiGo has appointed its co-founder and promoter Rahul Bhatia as the Managing Director (MD).
  • IndiGo Founded: 2005
  • IndiGo Headquarters: Gurugram.

BOOKS

1. Golden Boy Neeraj Chopra:

  • A short biography of Indian athlete Neeraj Chopra has titled ‘Golden Boy Neeraj Chopra’ authored by sports author Navdeep Singh Gill has been released
  • Neeraj Chopra won a Gold medal in Javelin Throw at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

TAMILNADU

1. National crown:

  • Jegan kumar wins his 10th National crown
  • Friday’s third spot in the final round of motorcycling seals title with a race to spare

Per Day One Info

  • Poolithevar was the first polycars in India to oppose the British
  • Velunacharya was the first woman to oppose the British in India
  • Also known as
  • The first woman to carry out a suicide attack was Quili

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