Indian Navy and Russian Navy conducts PASSEX exercise in Arabian Sea.

  • Indian Navy and Russian Navy conducted the PASSEX exercise at the port of Cochin in the Arabian Sea.
  • Indian Navy's indigenously designed and built guided-missile destroyer, INS Kochi participated in the exercise.
  • The Navy of the Russian Federation was represented by RFS Admiral Tributes.
  • Two other Russian naval ships were also accompanied by the Russian naval missile cruiser Varyag and the Russian tanker Boris Butoma.
  • The exercise showcased the cohesion and interactivity between the two navies and included tactical maneuvers, cross-deck helicopter operations and seamanship activities.

The world's largest Khadi national flag was displayed at Longewala.

  • The world's largest national flag made of Khadi cloth was displayed to celebrate Army Day on January 15, 2022.
  • It was displayed at Longewala along the India-Pakistan border in Jaisalmer.
  • Longewala was the center stage of the historic 1971 war between India and Pakistan.
  • This will be the fifth public display of the Khadi flag.
  • 70 Khadi artisans prepared this flag in 49 days.
  • Its construction has resulted in an additional work of about 3500 man-hours for Khadi artisans and allied workers.

Sher Singh B Khayalia appointed as CEO of Adani Power.

  • The Board of Directors of Adani Power Limited (APL), a subsidiary of Adani Group, approved the appointment of Shersingh B Khayalia as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Adani Powers with effect from 11 January 2022.
  • He is a Chartered Accountant who has served as Managing Director in Gujarat Power Corporation.
  • Prior to this, Khyaliya has worked as Managing Director in Gujarat Power Corporation, where he has got experience in the development of renewable energy sector, especially Ultra Mega Renewable Parks.

Goalkeeper Savita Punia became the captain of the Indian women's hockey team.

  • Goalkeeper Savita Punia will lead India in the upcoming Women's Asia Cup in Muscat.
  • Hockey India named an 18-member squad for the event, comprising 16 players, who competed in the Tokyo Olympics.
  • As regular skipper Rani Rampal is recovering from injury in Bengaluru, Savita will lead the team in the tournament, which is scheduled to take place from January 21-28.
  • Indian women are the defending champions.
  • The seven other teams competing in the Women's Hockey Asia Cup 2022 are China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand.

Former West Indies cricketer Clive Lloyd received knighthood.

  • Former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd received a knighthood from Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at Windsor Castle for his services to the game of cricket.
  • On the same day, England's World Cup winning captain Eoin Morgan was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) by Prince William for his services towards the game of cricket.
  • The CBE is the highest ranking order of the British Empire, followed by the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) and then the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire).

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