Latest current affairs
Welcome to Ritu’s Academy. Here we are providing latest current affairs of 12 January 2022. For preparation of competitive exams eg. UPSC, IAS, IPS Banking, Railway and Teaching and other states civil services / government job recruitment examinations of India. Lets start:-
- Latest current affairs
- (I) Hyderabad Declaration is related to?
- (II) Sanjay Lake is a wetland located in which state/UT?
- (III) The special protection group act, 1988
- (IV) ‘Sea Dragon 22’ military exercise
- (V) India’s first Mobile Honey Processing Van
- (VI) State Bank of India’s ‘Ecowrap report’
- (VII) wolf volcano
- (VIII) Turkmenistan’s ‘Gateway to Hell’
(I) Hyderabad Declaration is related to?
Hyderabad declaration is related to e-governance:- The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DAPRG), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in collaboration with Government of Telangana organized the 24th National Conference on e-Governance in Hyderabad. The theme of this conference is “India’s Techade: Digital Governance in a Post Pandemic World”. This conference has unanimously accepted the Hyderabad Declaration.
(II) Sanjay Lake is a wetland located in which state/UT?
Sanjay Lake is a wetland located in New Delhi. The Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) is being conducted in seven wetlands in NCR – Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary, Dhanauri and Surajpur wetlands in Greater Noida, Delhi Zoo and Sanjay Lake, Okhla Bird Sanctuary, Najafgarh Lake and Yamuna River. Only 13 species were recorded in Sanjay Lake in this census, down from the 17 species recorded from 2019 to 2021.
(III) The special protection group act, 1988
The Special Protection Group Act, 1988 was passed to provide security to the Prime Minister and the former Prime Minister. The Special Protection Group Act, 1988 was passed by the Parliament after the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Its purpose was to provide an armed force of the Union to provide security to the Prime Minister of India and former Prime Ministers of India and members of their families. After the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, it was extended to all former Prime Ministers and their families.
(IV) ‘Sea Dragon 22’ military exercise
Indo-Pacific countries group participates in the ‘Sea Dragon 22’ military exercise. The US Navy announced that the Sea Dragon 22 exercise began with the navies of India, Australia, Canada, Japan and South Korea. It is a multilateral anti-submarine warfare exercise in the Pacific Ocean, in which six Indo-Pacific countries participated. India, Japan, Australia and the US are also part of the ‘Quad’ group, and also participate in the Malabar exercise.
(V) India’s first Mobile Honey Processing Van
India’s first Mobile Honey Processing Van was launched in the state of Uttar Pradesh. India’s first mobile honey processing van was launched in Sirora village of Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. It was inaugurated by KVIC President Vinay Kumar Saxena. The mobile van has been designed by KVIC at its multidisciplinary training centre, Panjokehra at a cost of Rs 15 lakh. It can process up to 300 kg of honey in 8 hours and includes a testing laboratory, which will check the quality of the honey.
(VI) State Bank of India’s ‘Ecowrap report’
‘Ecowrap’ is a major report released by State Bank of India. The ‘Ecowrap’ report is released by the research team of State Bank of India. According to the latest version of this report, India’s real GDP is expected to grow at around 9.5% in 2021-22. NSO released the first advance estimate of national income for the financial year 2021-22. It has projected the GDP growth rate to be 9.2% in 2021-22.
(VII) wolf volcano
Wolf Volcano is the highest peak in the Galapagos Islands. Wolf Volcano, also known as Mount Whiton, is the highest peak in the Galápagos Islands. It is a volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. This volcanic mountain recently erupted, causing lava and ash clouds to appear over the Pacific Ocean. A cloud of gas and ash from the Wolf volcano rose to 3,793 meters above sea level after the eruption. The islands are part of the province of Ecuador.
(VIII) Turkmenistan’s ‘Gateway to Hell’
- Turkmenistan’s ‘Gateway to Hell’ is a large natural gas pit, in which fire has been burning for five decades.
- ‘Gateway to Hell’ is not a natural phenomenon. But this is a humanitarian disaster. Despite this fact, this crater attracts a lot of tourists from all over the world.
- The crater is believed to have formed, in 1971, due to a simple miscalculation by Soviet scientists. Soviet scientists had underestimated the amount of fuel put down. His boring tools drilled through an underground cavern. This made a deep pit.
- After the gas driller fell into the pit, scientists were concerned that the crater would release harmful gases. The toxic methane gas had started leaking into the atmosphere. Thus, to prevent methane from reaching neighboring areas and harming the environment and fauna, the scientists decided to set fire to the crater.
- Scientists expected that as the fire would consume everything, the gas would burn quickly and thus the fire would be brought under control. But the fire was not extinguished and a fierce fire is burning continuously since 1971.