Janhvi Dangeti becames the 1st Indian to complete the prestigious NASA programme.

  • Janhvi Dangeti is a young girl from Andhra Pradesh who recently completed NASA's International Air and Space Program (IASP NASA) at Kennedy Space Center in Alabama, USA.
  • She is part of a carefully selected group of 20 students from around the world.
  • She has been the campus ambassador for several organizations including STAR (Space Technology and Aeronautical Rocketry), an Indian private aerospace company.
  • She is a member of the International Organization of Aspiring Astronauts (IOAA).
  • She has participated in many programs and workshops of NASA, ISRO and other space agencies.

The first BRICS Sherpa meeting of 2022 was held under the Chinese chairmanship.

  • The first BRICS Sherpa meeting of 2022 was held virtually on 18–19 January 2022, in which the members thanked India for the presidency of BRICS in 2021.
  • China has taken the rotating presidency of BRICS in 2022.
  • BRICS is a grouping of five major emerging economies. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

Pfizer CEO Albert Boerla wins a $1 million Genesis Prize for a COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Albert Boerla, President and Chief Executive of global pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc., has been honored with the prestigious Genesis Award 2022 on January 19, 2022.
  • He has been awarded for his efforts in leading the development of a COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine).
  • The award comes with a cash prize of $1 million.
  • The annual award is given to Jewish people who have achieved significant commercial success in recognition of their achievements, contribution to humanity, and commitment to Jewish values and/or the State of Israel.
  • It is widely known as the Jewish Nobel Prize.

Vijay Shekhar Sharma named as ambassador of Internet panel on languages UASG.

  • Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma has been appointed as the ambassador of Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG).
  • It is a community-based team of industry leaders backed by global internet body ICANN.
  • The UASG works on developing and recommending standards for scripts in languages that are not currently used to access the Internet.
  • The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) aims to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet.
  • Its headquarter is located in California, United States.

Subhash Chandra Bose's new biography written by Chandrachur Ghosh is scheduled to release in February 2022.

  • A new biography based on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose titled Bose: The Untold Story of An Inconvenient Nationalist is scheduled to release in February 2022.
  • The biography has been written by researcher and founder of Mission Netaji Chandrachur Ghose.
  • The book is published by Penguin Random House India under its Viking imprint.

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