January 2022 Monthly Current Affairs PDF

Dear Aspirants, Here I provide   January 2022 Monthly Current Affairs PDF . It covers important new appointments, important Day with their themes, Awards and honors, Books and Author, important government schemes, app, campaign, MoU, Summit and Conference, and Obituaries etc. These January 2022 Monthly Current Affairs help aspirants for all competitive examinations like Railway NTPC, Group D, RRB JE, SSC, Banking, and State PSU, etc.

January 2022 Important Days with Theme

Day Observation/Theme
1st Jan Global Family Day
1st Jan World Peace Day
4th Jan World Braille Day
5th Jan National Bird Day
6th Jan Journalists’ Day in Maharashtra
6th Jan The World Day of War Orphans
7th  Jan Infant Protection Day
8thJan African National Congress Foundation Day
9th Jan Pravasi Bharatiya Divas/NRI Day( 18th edition)
10thJan World Hindi Day
11thJan National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
10thJan World Laughter Day
12thJan National Youth Day or Yuva Diwas.
14thJan Indian Armed Forces Veterans Day
15thJan Indian Army Day(73nd)
16thJan Religious Freedom day
18thJan 16th Raising Day of NDRF(National Disaster Response Force)
21stJan Tripura, Manipur & Meghalaya 49th statehood day
23rdJan Parakram Diwas/Courage Day (Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti)
24thJan National Girl Child Day
24thJan International Day of Education

Theme: “Changing Course, Transforming Education.

25thJan National Tourism Day

Theme: “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.”

25thJan National Voters Day

Theme: “Making Elections Inclusive, Accessible and Participative”.

26thJan International Customs Day (ICD)

Theme –“Scaling up Customs Digital Transformation by Embracing a Data Culture and Building a Data Ecosystem

26thJan 72nd Republic Day
27thJan International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Theme –“Memory, Dignity and Justice”.

28thJan Data Protection Day
28thJan International Data privacy day
29thJan International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian
30thJan World Neglected Diseases day

Theme –“Achieving health equity to end the neglect of poverty-related diseases”

30th Jan Day Martyrs Day or Shaheed Diwas
31st Jan(Last Sunday of January) World Leprosy Day

Theme –“United for Dignity”

2022 Important New Appointment

Name of the Person Designation
Alikhan Smailov Prime Minister of Kazakhstan
Alka Mittal 1st woman Chairman and MD of ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation)
Amir Subhani Chief Secretary of Bihar
Amit Doshi CEO of Britannia Industries Ltd
Arun Kumar Purwar Chairman of IIFL Finance
Atul Keshap President of the U.S. India Business Council (USIBC) by the US Chambers of Commerce
Baldev Prakash MD & CEO of Jammu & Kashmir Bank
Chanchal Kumar MD of National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (NHIDCL)
Daniel Ortega President of Nicaragua
Deepak Kumar and Ajay Kumar Choudhary Executive Directors (ED) of RBI
Dileep Sanghani 17th Chairman of the Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO)
Dr. S Somanath New Chairman and Space Secretary of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
Dr. V Anantha Nageswaran New Chief Economic Adviser
Durga Shanker Mishra Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh
G Asok Kumar New Director General of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Ministry of Jal Shakti
Haitham Al Ghais New Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
Jhulan Goswami Ambassador to Legends League Cricket’s (LLC)
Justice Ayesh Malik 1st Female judge of the Pakistan Supreme Court
Justice Indu Malhotra To head the five member committee constituted by Supreme Court of India to probe the security breach during the recent visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Punjab
Mia Amor Mottley Prime Minister of Barbados
Navrang Saini Interim Chairperson of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI)
Neeraj Chopra Brand Ambassador of GoodDot
Pushp Kumar Joshi New Chairman and MD of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL)
Raghuvendra Tanwar Chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR)
Rajkummar Rao Brand Ambassador of RenewBuy
Roberta Metsola President of the European Union’s parliament
S Sahoo Panel head of the primary market advisory committee on data setup by SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India)
Shafali Verma Brand Endorser by the Bank of Baroda (BoB)
Shersingh B Khyalia CEO of Adani Power Limited
Sudhir Kumar Saxena To head the three member committee constituted to enquire into the serious lapses in the security arrangements during PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Punjab
Tarun Kapoor Energy Transition Advisory Committee (ETAC) set up by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
Urjit Patel Vice President of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
Vijay Paul Sharma Chairman of Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP)
Vijay Shekhar Sharma UA Ambassador of Universal Acceptance Steering Group
Vikram Dev Dutt CMD of Air India
Vinay Kumar Tripathi New Chairman and CEO of the Railway Board
Vinod Kannan CEO of Vistara Airlines
Vinod Rai Independent Chairman of Unity Small Finance Bank
Vinodanand Jha Chairperson of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA)
VS Pathania 24th Director General (DG) of the Indian Coast Guard
Zhang Ming New Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)

January 2022 Awards and Honours

Award Name of Awardee
12th Bharat Ratna Dr Ambedkar Award 2022 Actress Harshaali Malhotra
Assam Baibhav(Assam government’s highest civilian award ‘) Ratan Tata
Best National Costume award at Mrs World 2022 pageant Navdeep Kaur
Bihar Vibhuti Samman Rohit Kumar (Founder of Media Trendz)
Global Private Banking Awards 2021: Best Private Bank’ in India HDFC Bank
Global Women’s Health Tech Awards NIRAMAI Health Analytix Pvt Ltd, and InnAccel Technologies Pvt Ltd(World Bank Group and Consumer Technology Association’s)
Gold medal at the International Folk Art Festival in Dubai Sumit Bhale (Lavni artist from Maharashtra)
Guinness World Record in Numerology JC Chaudhry (numerologists)
IBS Intelligence Global FinTech Innovation Award for 2021 under the category of ‘Best CRM System Implementation’ Axis Bank and CRMNEXT Solution
ICMR’s National Award (Dr Subhas Mukherjee Award) Dr. Satish Adiga
International Association of Working Women Award at the Washington DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF) 2021 Sushmita Sen
International Craft Award 2021 Kerala Arts and Crafts Village Organisation
Knighthood by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge at Windsor Castle Clive Lloyd(Former West Indies Cricketer)
KOCH Award Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL)
Mumbai Press Club’s RedInk Award 2020 Danish Siddiqui(Photojournalist )
national breed conservation award for 2021 Kerala Veterinary and Animal Science University (KVASU)
Netaji Award 2022 Shinzo Abe (Former Japan Prime Minister)
Param Vishisht Seva Medal Neeraj Chopra
Prestigious Genesis Prize 2022 Albert Bourla (Pfizer Inc.’s Chairman and CEO) for COVID 19 vaccine
Ramnath Goenka Award (in the Photo Journalism category) Zishaan A Latif
Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism awards S Mahesh Kumar (Manorama News Senior Correspondent )
TX2 award for doubling the population of wild tigers Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve (Tamil Nadu)
UiPath Automation Excellence Awards 2021 South Indian Bank (SIB)( for Best Automation under ‘Crisis for business continuity)
World CEO Winner of the Year 2021 award Kishore Kumar Yedam
Youth Climate Champion by UNDP Prajakta Koli (Indian Youtuber and Actor)

Golden Globe Awards 2022 (79th Edition)

The Golden Globe Awards 2022 ceremony was held to recognize excellence in film, both American and international, and American television.

This was the 79th edition of the annual event, which honoured the best in American television, as well as film in 2021 as chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Two of the films namely The Power of the Dog and the West Side Story, won the most number of awards with 3 each.

List of winners :

Category Winners
Best Film (Drama)  The Power of the Dog
Best Film (Musical or Comedy) West Side Story
Best Actor (Drama)  Will Smith for King Richard as Richard Williams
Best Actress (Drama)  Nicole Kidman for Being the Ricardos as Lucille Ball
Best Actor (Musical or Comedy)  Andrew Garfield for tick, tick… BOOM! as Jonathan Larson
Best Actress (Musical or Comedy)  Rachel Zegler for West Side Story as María Vasquez
Best Supporting Actor Kodi Smit-McPhee for The Power of the Dog as Peter Gordon
Best Supporting Actress Ariana DeBose for West Side Story as Anita
Best Director  Jane Campion for The Power of the Dog
Best Screenplay  Kenneth Branagh for Belfast
Best Original Score  Hans Zimmer for Dune
Best Original Song  “No Time to Die” (Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell) – No Time to Die
Best Animated Feature  Encanto
Best Non-English Film  Drive My Car (Japan)

Padma Awards 2022 winners list 

Galantary Award 2022 list

January 2022 BOOKS & AUTHORS

Books Name Authors Name Published/ Released  by
A Little Book of India: Celebrating 75 years of Independence Ruskin Bond The book is Published by Penguin Random House India (PRHI).
Bose: The Untold Story of An Inconvenient Nationalist Chandrachur Ghose Published  by Penguin Random House
Fearless Governance Dr Kiran Bedi
Gandhi’s Assassin: The Making of Nathuram Godse and His Idea of India Dhirendra K. Jha Published by Vintage Books.
India’s Women Unsung Heroes(comic book ) Prepared by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India in partnership with Amar Chitra Katha Released  by Minister of State for Culture Meenakashi Lekhi
Indomitable: A Working Woman’s Notes on Life, Work and Leadership (Autobiography of Arundhati Bhattacharya) Arundhati Bhattacharya Published by HarperCollins.
Last among equals: Power, Caste and Politics in Bihar’s villages MR Sharan
Liberty After Freedom: A History of Article 21, Due Process and the Constitution of India Rohan J Alva Published by HarperCollins.
Mamata: Beyond 2021 Jayanta Ghosal

Translated by Arunava Sinha

 Harper Collins
Operation Khatma R. C. Ganjoo & Ashwini Bhatnagar Published by Locksley Hall Publishing LLP.
Ratan N. Tata: The Authorized Biography  Dr Thomas Mathew Harper Collins
The $10 Trillion Dream  Subhash Chandra Garg Published by Penguin Random House India (PRHI)
The Legend of Birsa Munda Tuhin A Sinha and Ankita Verma Released by Bhagat Singh Koshyari

Conference /summits January 2022

Name of the Summit Organized Led by Venue Theme
GST Council’s 46th meeting Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman New Delhi To change the rates in textiles recommended in the 45th GST Council meeting. Consequently, the existing GST rates of 5 % instead of 12% in textile sector would continue
24th National Conference on e Governance Union Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh Hyderabad, Telangana India’s Techade: Digital Governance in a Post Pandemic World
19th Meeting of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Bhupender Yadav Virtual meeting
16th India Digital Summit 2022 Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Piyush Goyal ,Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) Virtual meeting Theme: ‘Supercharging Startups’ During the event, the Minister unveiled ‘LEAP’ as the way forward to further strengthen our Startups ecosystem. LEAP stands for “Leverage, Encourage, Access & Promote”.
World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) Davos Agenda Summit 2022 PM of India Narendra Modi  Virtual meeting Theme: ‘The State of the World’
BRICS Sherpas meeting of 2022 China has taken on the rotating chairmanship Virtual meeting
India Central Asia Summit 2022 PM Narendra Modi Video Conferencing All the dignitaries assured to frame the roadmap for cooperation in various fields.

List of MoUs signed by India in 2022

Country/Organisation sign MoU Purpose
Amazon India with NIF To enhance grassroots innovation, develop the local economy and livelihood of people in rural India.
CSIR with Institut Pasteur To enhance the scope for cooperation in the health research sector of both countries.
Flipkart with FITT To perform research in the fields of social commerce, product recommendations to sellers, resellers, and the consumer product exploration journey.
Himachal Pradesh and Haryana To construct the Adi Badri Dam on 77 acres of land in Himachal Pradesh.
IFSCA with Insurance Institute of India To have capacity building for the experts and professionals in the insurance sector of IFSCs.
India and Denmark collaborated for R&D in Green Fuels Both the countries will be working on Green Hydrogen research works.
India and Sri Lanka They will redevelop the strategic Trincomalee Oil Tank Complex, which is also known as Trinco Oil Tank Farm.
India Mortgage Guarantee Corporation with Muthoot Homefin To grant mortgage guarantee backed home loan products to the customers of MHIL.
Indian Naval Placement Agency with IIFL Home Finance Ltd To explore the opportunities for the recruitment of Naval Veterans within IIFL HF.
J&K gov. with Century Financial To enhance current efforts to strengthen Hospitality & Tourism Industry in UT.
MSDE with IGNOU To enhance the vocational and technical training framework.
Odisha Gov. and GAIL To develop cooperation in the production of eco friendly fuels in the state.
Philippines with BrahMoS Aerospace Private Limited For the supply of shore based anti ship variants of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile.
RIL with Gujarat This partnership will generate 10 lakh direct and indirect employment opportunities in the state.
TRIFED with RMP NFPRC To have a partnered effort to leverage knowledge, expertise, and institutional strengths.

Scheme, App & Campaign in January 2022

Scheme ,App& Campaign Launched By Purpose
Raksha Pension Shikayat Nivaran Portal Defence Minister To resolve pension related grievances of ex servicemen (ESM) and their dependents
‘Apna Kangra’ app Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur In view of providing a hassle free experience for tourists and simultaneously boosting sales of local handicrafts
Koyla Darpan Portal Coal Secretary Dr. Anil Kumar Jain to share Key Performance Indicators related to the Coal Sector
”Yogyata” mobile phone application Common Services Centers (CSC) To provide vocational education and skill enhancement opportunities to youth and citizens in rural areas
CGHS (Central Government Health Scheme) website (www.cghs.gov.in) and mobile app, MyCGHS Union Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya  For Health and Family Welfare
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research(NIPER) Research Portal Union Minister for Chemical and Fertilizers, Mansukh Mandaviya
‘Digital Sansad App’ Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla
India Semiconductor Mission IT minister Ashwini Vaishnaw Under the scheme, interested companies which seek to tap the Rs 76,000 crore incentives earmarked by the Central government for developing semiconductors and displaying the manufacturing ecosystem in India will be able to start applying for it from January 1, 2022.
Saa₹thi mobile app SEBI For investor education
100 days reading campaign Padhe Bharat Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to have the participation of all stakeholders at the national and state level including children, teachers, parents, community, and educational administrators.( January 1, 2022, to April 10, 2022)
‘#BahaneChhodoTaxBachao’ campaign State Bank of India General Insurance Company Ltd to increase awareness around the need to buy health insurance to save tax. It will also highlight the other benefits of opting for health insurance

January 2022 SPORTS NEWS

FIFA Football Awards 2021

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2021 ceremony was held virtually in Zurich, Switzerland to crown outstanding players for excellent achievement in football.

Complete List of Winners:


Category Winner
Best FIFA Men’s Player Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich, Poland)
Best FIFA Women’s Player Alexia Putellas (Barcelona, Spain)
Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy (Chelsea, Senegal)
Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper Christiane Endler (Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon, Chile)
Best FIFA Men’s Coach Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea, Germany)
Best FIFA Women’s Coach Emma Hayes (Chelsea, England)
FIFA Fair Play Award Denmark national football team and medical staff
FIFA Special Award for an Outstanding Career Achievement Christine Sinclair (Female) & Cristiano Ronaldo (Male)
  • India to host AFC Women’s football Asian Cup 2022.
  • India’s first Para-Badminton Academy inaugurated in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
  • New Zealand’s Ross Taylor announces retirement from international cricket.
  • U-19 Asia Cup 2021 title : India defeat Sri Lanka by 9 wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, United Arab Emirates.
  • Veteran Pakistan All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez Retires From International Cricket.
  • 14 year-old Bharath Subramaniyam became India’s 73rd chess Grandmaster, after completing his third and final GM norm at Vergani Cup Open in Italy.
  • Karnataka to host Khelo India Games in 2023.
  • Virat Kohli steps down as India’s Test captain.
  • Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has partnered with Canada Running Series (CRS) to become the new title sponsor and official IT services and technology consulting partner of the Toronto Waterfront Marathon and Virtual Race through November 2026.
  • India’s tennis queen Sania Mirza Announces Her Retirement From Professional Tennis.
  • V. Sindhu has won the Women’s singles title at the Syed Modi International tournament in Lucknow.
  • The Ladakh women’s team has won the ninth national women’s ice hockey championship organized by the Ice Hockey Association of India in Himachal Pradesh.
  • Lucknow’s IPL team to be called Lucknow Super Giants.

ICC Awards 2021 Winners

Cricketer of the Year Men’s: Shaheen Afridi (Pakisthan)

Women’s:  Smriti Mandhana(India)

Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year Joe Root(England)
ODI Cricketer of the Year Men’s:  Babar Azam(Pakisthan)

Women’s:  Lizelle Lee (South Africa)

T20I Cricketer of the Year Men’s: Mohammad Rizwan(Pakisthan) Women’s:  Tammy Beaumont(England)
Emerging Player of the Year Men’s:  Janneman Malan (South Africa) Women’s:  Fatima Sana(Pakisthan)

Australian Open 2022 winners list are:

Event Winner Runners Up
Men’s Singles Rafael Nadal (Spain) Daniil Medvedev (Russia)
Women’s Singles Ashleigh Barty (Australia) Danielle Collins(United States)
Men’s Doubles Thanasi Kokkinakis (Australia)

Nick Kyrgios (Australia)

Max Purcell (Australia)

Matthew Ebden(Australia)

Women’s Doubles Barbora Krejcikova  (Czech Republic)

Katerina Siniakova (Czech Republic)

Annadanilina (Kazakhstan)

Beatriz Haddad Maia (Brazil)

Mix Doubles Kristina Mladenovic (France)

Ivan Dodig(Croatia)

Jaimee Fourlis (United States)


Jason Kubler (United States)


Boy’s Singles Bruno Kuzuhara (US) Jakub Mensik (Czech Republic)
Girls’ Singles Petra Marcinko (Croatia).  Sofia Costoulas(Belzium)
Boys’ Doubles Bruno Kuzuhara (US)

Coleman Wong (Hong Kong)

Alex Michelsen(US)

Adolfo Daniel Vallejo


Girls’ Doubles Clervie Ngounoue(Us)

Diana Shnaider(Russia)

Kayla Cross (Canada)

Victoria Mboko(Canada)

Wheelchair men’s singles Shingo Kunieda(Japan) Alfie Hewett(UK)
Wheelchair women’s singles Diede de Groot (Netherland) Aniek van Koot (Netherland)
Wheelchair men’s doubles Alfie Hewett (UK)

Gordon Reid (UK)

Gustavo Fernandez (Argentina)

Shingo Kunieda (Japan)

Wheelchair women’s doubles Diede De Groot (Netherland)

Aniek Van Koot(Netherland)

Yui Kamiji (Japan)

Lucy Shuker (UK)

Wheelchair quad singles Sam Schroder(Netherland) Dylan Alcott (Austalia)
Wheelchair quad doubles Andy Lapthorne(UK)

David Wagner(US)

Sam Schroder(Netherland)

Niels Vink (Netherland)

OBITUARIES in January 2022

Person Related field
Anil Awachat Author & Social Activist
Charanjit Singh Indian hockey legend
Collarwali One of India’s most popular tigresses in the wild at the Pench Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh.
Ibrahim Boubacar Keita Mali’s former president
Kaifu Toshiki Former Japanese Prime Minister
Major Ahluwalia Spine institute Founder and Mountaineer
Milena Salvini Kathakali artist
Narayan Debnath Bengali cartoonist
Prof M K Prasad Environmentalist /Botanist

who successfully spearheaded the Save Silent Valley movement

R. Nagaswamy Archeologist and Tamil Director
Shanti Devi Eminent social activist
Sindhutai Sapkal ‘Mother of Orphans’ from Maharashtra
Spaniard Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia world’s oldest man

(at the age of 112 years and 341 days old).

Subhash Bhowmik Former Indian footballer and coach
Vice Admiral S H Sarma The Indian Navy’s 1971 Indo Pak war
Vijay Galani Bollywood producer
Viktor Saneyev Olympic triple jump champion (USSR)

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