PM Narendra Modi launches nation-wide "Azadi Ke Amrit Mahotsav se Swarnim Bharat Ki Ore" programme.

  • PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the program Azadi Ke Amrit Mahotsav se Swarnim Bharat Ki Ore through video conferencing on January 20, 2022.
  • The national level program includes seven yearlong initiatives dedicated to celebration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav by the Brahma Kumaris.
  • More than 30 campaigns and over 15000 programs and events will be conducted under these initiative by the Brahma Kumaris.
  • The seven initiatives of Brahma Kumaris include:
    • My India Healthy India,
    • Aatmanirbhar Bharat: Self Reliant Farmers,
    • Women: Flag Bearers of India,
    • Power of Peace Bus Campaign,
    • Andekha Bharat Cycle Rally,
    • United India Motor Bike Campaign
    • Green initiatives under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Jerri hamlet declared as 1st "Milk Village" of J&K.

  • The Jammu and Kashmir administration has declared Jerry Basti in Reasi district as the first Milk Village of the Union Territory.
  • The village, which has 73 individual dairy units with 370 cows, will provide financial security to local farmers.
  • A total of 57 units have been approved for the village under IDDS after being declared a milk village.
  • Under IDDS, 50 percent subsidy is provided to dairy units of five animals.
  • The scheme also has a provision for milking machine, bulk milk cooling unit at 50 per cent subsidy (maximum Rs 5 lakh), paneer making machine, khoya making, Dahi making, cream separator, ice cream making machine, butter and ghee making machine (max subsidy Rs 3. 5 lakh), milk van (maximum subsidy Rs 2 lakh), milk ATM subsidy of Rs 5 lakh.

PM Modi to unveil 216-foot statue of saint Ramanujacharya in Hyderabad.

  • PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate a 216-foot statue of Ramanujacharya at a sitting position in Hyderabad on February 5, 2022, to commemorate the 1,000th birth anniversary of the saint.
  • Ramanujacharya was an 11th century saint and revolutionary social reformer.
  • The statue will be called as the Statue of Equality.
  • It is situated in a 45-acre campus at Shamshabad on the outskirts of Hyderabad in Telangana.
  • The project is built at a cost ofRs. 1,000-crore, which was funded entirely by donations from devotees globally.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind will unveil the inner chamber of Ramanujacharya's statue on February 13, 2022.
  • The Statue of Equality is the 2nd tallest statue in the world, in a sitting position.
  • The Buddha statue in Thailand is considered the tallest statue in the world in a sitting posture.

Sushmita Sen won the International Association of Working Women Award for "Aarya 2".

  • Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen has been honored with the International Association of Working Women Award at the Washington DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF) 2021.
  • The former Miss Universe has been awarded for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Series for her show Aarya 2.
  • The Aarya 2 series is created by Ram Madhvani and had released on December 10, 2021 on Disney+Hotstar.
  • DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF) 2021 is held from approximately 16 January to 30 January to showcase the best in alternative cinema from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and Sri Lanka.

RBI approves the appointment of Vinod Rai as the independent chairman of Unity Small Finance Bank.

  • RBI has approved the appointment of former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai as the Independent Chairman of Unity Small Finance Bank Limited (Unity Bank).
  • Unity Small Finance Bank is a joint venture of the Centrum Group and fintech firm BharatPe, in the ratio 51:49 respectively.

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